Pasternack Introduces Frequency Dividers with Rugged and Compact SMA Connectorized Packages

Pasternack Introduces Frequency Dividers with Rugged and Compact SMA Connectorized Packages

Pasternack Introduces Frequency Dividers with Rugged and Compact SMA Connectorized Packages Comprehensive Selection of Hi-Rel Frequency Dividers Covers Wide Frequency Bands Ranging from 0.1 to 20 GHz IRVINE, Calif. (September 10, 2019) – Pasternack, an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of RF, microwave and millimeter wave products, has launched a new line of frequency...
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Pasternack Introduction to RF & Microwave Substrates & Base Materials

Introduction to RF & Microwave Substrates & Base Materials

Introduction to RF & Microwave Substrates & Base Materials The term “substrate” can be somewhat confusing the context of RF/Microwave devices, components, and applications. A substrate can generally be anything from the insulative material used to develop a semiconductor or film (thick-film or thin-film circuits or components), or the structural material of printed circuit boards...
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Pasternack Introduction to RF & Microwave Substrates & Base Materials

Roundup of RF Transistor Types, Semiconductors, and Configurations

Roundup of RF Transistor Types, Semiconductors, and Configurations The growing number of RF, microwave, and millimeter-wave applications has led to a growth in the number of RF transistor types, semiconductors, and configurations being used today. Future developments on these technologies are also ongoing, as competition in wireless communications, satellite communications, radar, sensing, test and measurement,...
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What are Metamaterials and How Do They Relate to Antennas?

What are Metamaterials and How Do They Relate to Antennas?

What are Metamaterials and How Do They Relate to Antennas? Metamaterials are an increasingly researched topic, especially where it pertains to modern antenna structures. However, there is a lot of confusion of exactly what metamaterials are and how they are involved in the development of antennas. To put it simply, metamaterials are material and structure...
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Note on GaN HEMT Amplifier Soft Compression

Note on GaN HEMT Amplifier Soft Compression

Note on GaN HEMT Amplifier Soft Compression Class III-V semiconductors, such as gallium arsenide (GaAs) and gallium nitride (GaN) have become commonplace solid state technologies for low noise amplifiers and high power amplifiers from frequencies ranging from several hundred megahertz to over 100 GHz. For high power applications, GaN high electron mobility devices (HEMTs) are...
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RF Transformer Tidbits

RF Transformer Tidbits

RF Transformer Tidbits RF Transformers are two, or more, port passive devices with a wide range of uses for many RF applications. One of the most common uses of an RF transformer is the Balun, which provides efficient coupling between unbalanced transmission circuits and balanced circuits. Other common uses are for impedance matching between circuits...
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Voltage Controlled Oscillator Primer

Voltage Controlled Oscillator Primer

Voltage Controlled Oscillator Primer Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) are a key component to many tunable communications, radio, radar, sensing, and measurement systems. Essentially, a VCO is an oscillator that can be controlled by an input voltage, usually analog. Hence, adjusting the tuning voltage across its range also changes the VCOs output RF signal, proportionally. VCOs...
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Coaxial and Waveguide Rotary Joints PE1402

Coaxial and Waveguide Rotary Joints

Coaxial and Waveguide Rotary Joints Rotary joints, unlike typical adapters, have the ability to rotate about the axis perpendicular to the wave propagation direction. While maintaining transmission properties, these joints can rotate freely 360 degrees. This type of joint is necessary for any application that has a rotating section, such as a rotary antenna (air...
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