Products Filtered by - RF & Microwave

Within the world of electronics developments in RF & Microwave can be crucial to design engineers. At New Electronics we are aware of the importance of staying abreast of the recent advances in and the impact it can have on your role, that’s why we have collated all the latest news in one place.

Ultra-low-jitter clock generators

Texas Instruments (TI) has introduced the LMK033x8 range of clock generators that is said to provide ultra-low jitter of 100fs and flexible pin control options. Compared to conventional reference clock solutions, the LMK033x8’s jitter performance is claimed to enable system designers to optimise system timing margins and bit error rate to reduce data transmission errors. This allows for more reliable communications, networking, server, computing, and high-performance industrial equipment.

Smallest Bluetooth 4.1 LE module?

TDK has developed what it says is the world’s smallest Bluetooth 4.1 LE module. Measuring 3.5 x 3.5 x 1mm, the module has an integrated DC/DC converter, operates from a 3V supply and consumes 5mA when transmitting, dropping to 0.8µA in standby mode.

Dual channel RF transceiver for sub GHz applications

Melexis has introduced the MLX73290-M, a multichannel RF transceiver that works in the ISM bands from 300MHz to 960MHz. With two RF channels, each with a programmable RF power transmitter and a highly sensitive RF receiver, the device can be programmed via its serial peripheral interface.

Sigfox certified wireless SoC

Alpha Micro has announced the availability of two SoC wireless transceivers from AXSEM for use with the Sigfox low power cellular network. The Sigfox network is being deployed across 60 countries in the next five years, aimed at providing global cellular network connectivity for low bandwidth IoT applications.

Blue Gecko module simplifies Bluetooth smart design

Silicon Labs has introduced an integrated, pre-certified Bluetooth Smart module solution claimed to simplify design and provide low-power wireless connectivity for IoT applications. The BGM111 module is the first in a family of advanced Blue Gecko modules said to deliver best-in-class integration, flexibility, energy efficiency and toolchain support with a migration path to Blue Gecko SoC solutions.

New RF voltage variable attenuators

Integrated Device Technology (IDT) has extended its family of RF voltage variable attenuators (VVA), adding two new devices which will expand its frequency coverage to a range of 1 MHz to 6 GHz. As with the rest of the existing range the new devices – the F2255 and the F2258 - offer low insertion loss and high linearity.

Low jitter network synchroniser clock

Silicon Labs has introduced a high-performance packet network synchroniser clock. The new Si5348 clock IC combines a small footprint and low power in an integrated, standards-compliant solution.

High frequency low jitter clock oscillator

IQD has launched the IQXO-931 series clock oscillator that is said to offer phase jitter of less than 0.5ps rms over 12kHz to 20MHz, irrespective of which output is specified. Housed in a hermetically sealed 2.5 x 2.0mm ceramic 6-pad SMD package, the device is claimed to operate over a frequency range from 8MHz to 1.5GHz for fast delivery and reduced inventory levels.

Progressive IoT Computing with RISC Technology

Advantech has released the UBC-220, a compact, high capability, connective indoor computing gateway device. It is equipped with a Freescale ARM Cortex-A9 i.MX6 Dual Lite 1GHz processor, with 1Gbyte of onboard memory, and 4Gbyte of eMMC flash memory storage. Featuring dual display support for 1080P HDMI and single-channel LVDS, UBC-220 is suited for HMI and digital signage.

Advanced wireless testing capability

Anritsu has announced the MT8821C, a radio communication analyser for research and development testing of mobile devices, such as smartphones, tablets and M2M modules, with the capability for supporting LTE-Advanced.

Glitch-free attenuators

IDT has announced that it has expanded its RF silicon range with the addition of two glitch-free digital step attenuators (DSAs), as well as a voltage variable attenuator (VVA). These products are designed for use in wireless infrastructure, point-to-point microwave, satellite communications systems and general purpose communication infrastructure applications.

Wi-Fi and Bluetooth module for IoT applications

Alpha Micro has introduced the u-blox ODIN-W262, a compact stand-alone multiradio module designed to provide Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity for a range of IoT applications. The ODIN-W262 can be used in retail devices and medical applications, for which the module complies with the IEC 60601-1-2 standard.

Cypress offers fully-certified, small-form-factor Bluetooth Smart module

Cypress Semiconductor has introduced a Bluetooth Smart module that has been designed to provide an end-to-end Bluetooth Low Energy solution. The new, small-form-factor EZ-BLE PRoC module, based on Cypress’s PRoC BLE Programmable Radio-on-Chip solution, includes Bluetooth 4.1 qualification and worldwide regulatory certification, simplifying design and cutting time to market.

Multiband configurable MIMO antenna

HUBER+SUHNER has unveiled a new configurable antenna platform designed to support various wireless bands including cellular 2G, 3G and 4G LTE (USA and Europe), as well as WiFi MIMO and GPS/Glonass.

Silicon Labs offers scalable car radio system solution

Silicon Labs has introduced a complete portfolio of receivers/audio processors and multi-standard digital radio ICs designed to deliver AM/FM and digital radio performance for the global car radio market. The new Si46xx family, which includes single-chip digital radio-coprocessors and data receivers, provides an advanced digital radio audio decoding and data reception solution for analogue and digital radio.

New multi-band PIM analyser

Link Microtek is making available a new PIM analyser that can measure the passive intermodulation (PIM) distortion of a device over four different frequency bands in a single pass, eliminating the need to connect/disconnect the DUT (device under test) to a separate instrument for each band. As a result there is a major reduction in the overall test time and a significant increase in test throughput.

Anritsu introduces ShockLine 1-port USB VNAs

Anritsu Company has introduced the ShockLine MS46121A series of 1-port USB Vector Network Analyzers (VNAs). In an extremely compact package, two models with frequency coverage of 40 MHz to 4 GHz and 150 kHz to 6 GHz are powered and controlled via a user-supplied computer to simply and cost-efficiently test cables, antennas, and other passive RF devices where 1-port measurements up to 6 GHz are required.

New platform enables big data analytics at local base stations

A new supercomputing platform has been developed by Integrated Device Technology (IDT), working alongside NVIDIA and Orange Silicon Valley, that can analyse 4G to 5G base station bandwidth data in real time. By connecting clusters of low-power NVIDIA Tegra K1 mobile processors with IDT's RapidIO interconnect and timing technology, the platform is capable of delivering real-time data.

Network tester enhances 4G user experience

The TM500 network tester family is, according to Cobham Wireless, helping mobile operators to accelerate the deployment of high capacity networks. Already supporting key LTE-A features such as carrier aggregation of two and three component carriers, TDD/FDD carrier aggregation, and eICIC, the TM500 is now able to support Coordinated Multipoint transmission/reception (CoMP), a major feature of 3GPP LTE-A Release 11.

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