AR HPM’s Cover 4-18GHz With High Output Power
AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation has introduced a new line of Hybrid Power Modules (HPMs). These HPMs are small, lightweight and compact, yet deliver linear output powers approaching 5 watts across an instantaneous bandwidth of 4-18GHz. They provide gain flatness, can withstand infinite output mismatch, and are available in various power and gain configurations.
In addition, AR can customize HPM’s to meet individual specifications where narrowband and/or higher power requirements are demanded. Both military and commercial solutions can be provided at a cost-effective price for applications that demand high-performance in a compact size. True hermetic connectorized or open pallet type custom designs, which can be integrated into higher order assemblies, can also be provided, giving alternate solutions for today’s demanding applications.
Typical applications for these HPMs include radar systems, ECM, ECCM, jammers, wireless communication, data links, and drivers for microwave power modules.
For more information, contact AR RF/Microwave Instrumentation, 160 School House Rd. Souderton, PA 18964, phone: 1- 215-723-8181 or visit www.arworld.us. For an applications engineer, call 1-800-933-8181.
Low Leakage Current EMC Filters w/UL Approval
Schaffner EMC filters in the FN 2450 range have successfully passed certification by Underwriters Laboratories. Now equipment intended for export to the U.S. can also benefit from the functional light-weight construction of the filters and from their greatly reduced leakage current compared to conventional filters.
FN 2450 EMC noise filters are particularly distinguished by their low leakage current of only 0.002 to 0.73mA, depending on the version. This makes them particularly suitable for use with sensitive residual current circuit breakers for applications where protection of life and limb and/or fire prevention are of paramount concern. FN 2450 also meets the strict requirements of IEC/EN60601-1, which allows use in medical technology without reservations.
FN 2450 filters are designed for rated currents of 6 to 20 A (up to 55°C without derating) for single phase networks ≤250 VAC. The compact filters immediately have UL approval, in addition to ENEC and CSA, and meet the requirements of the RoHS Directive.
For more information, visit www.schaffner.com.
RF Vector Signal Analyzer
National Instruments has introduced a 14GHz version of its PXIe-5665 high-performance RF vector signal analyzer, which features low phase noise and high dynamic range and, thanks to its PXI platform, can deliver measurement speeds up to 20 times faster than box instruments and for less cost. Additionally, it takes advantage of multicore computing architectures and parallel programming capabilities through NI LabVIEW system design software. It also offers peer-to-peer data streaming for signal processing and a flexible multiple input, MIMO architecture for phase-coherent measurements. Such features make it well suited for demanding RF test applications including radar, satellite, radio and harmonic testing.
The VSA consists of the new PXIe-5605 down-converter, the PXIe-5653 local oscillator synthesizer and the PXIe-5622, a 150 MSps intermediate frequency digitizer.
For more information, visit www.ni.com.
RF-7800S Leader Radio; First Soldier Smart Radio
Harris Corp. is offering the RF-7800S-LR Leader Radio, the world’s first soldier smart radio, with embedded GPS, encryption and a personal digital assistant. The RF-7800S-LR provides unit leaders with combat-proven tactical communication and computing capabilities in a single, lightweight device for enhanced mission flexibility.
The unit combines a tactical radio with built-in computer to deliver voice, wideband data and networking and supporting applications such as mapping tools, messaging and video transmission. These capabilities allow deployed warfighters and their leaders to send and receive information critical to situational awareness, including the collection and streaming of full motion video.
The Leader Radio offers a variety of input/output options to connect to external devices, and serves as the core of the Harris Falcon Fighter™ – a modular Soldier System that seamlessly integrates C4 devices, sensors, networking components and power modules.
For more information, visit www.harris.com.
New Durable USB Connector From Spectrum
Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products is offering a new ruggedly constructed USB connector, featuring an enhanced design that meets MIL immersion and International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) seal requirements. Able to connect to USB 2.0 or 1.1 ports, the heavy-duty design of the USB connector is ideal for demanding, high stress applications.
Spectrum’s latest USB connector is a Type A, right-angle mounted connector with current ratings of 1.5 Amps, a contact resistance up to 30 mΩ and an operating temperature range between -40ºC and +105ºC. Additionally, this connector meets seal requirements of IEC-60529, Code IP67 on PCB side, as well as immersion requirements per MIL-STD-810F, Method 512.4 to 20 meters (unmated).
Ideal for demanding applications in the military, communications, medical, industrial and computing industries, Spectrum’s rugged USB connector is also RoHS compliant.
For more information, visit www.specemc.com.
Rugged Metal Electro-Optic Sensor
Gems Sensors & Controls, a global leader in liquid level, pressure, and flow sensors, miniature solenoid valves, and fluidic systems, is offering a low cost, miniature ELS-950M Series of Electro Optic Level Sensors (ELS) for a wide range of applications and industries.
The ELS-950M Series expands on the existing ELS-950 product line with a brass housing to perform in harsh environments, maintain integrity in temperatures ranging from -40°F to +230°F and pressures to 250psi. ELS-950M liquid level sensors feature an over-molded electronics insert, TPE insulated wires, and a flurocarbon O-ring seal to create a watertight, environmentally resistant assembly. The ELS-950M is UL and CE approved to EMI standards and shock and vibration tested to MIL standards, IP66/67 and RoHS compliant. These robust sensors are available in 5 or 12 Vdc models with mounting options of ¼” NPT, ½”–20UNF-2B or M12x1-8.
For more information, visit www.gemssensors.com.
Aluminum Enclosure Provides EMI/RFI Protection
Bud Industries Inc. is offering a die-cast aluminum enclosure that provides superior EMI/RFI protection and an IP67/NEMA 4X waterproof seal for as little as half the cost of the leading competing product. Bud’s new ANS series EMI/RFI waterproof enclosure has a double-channel sealing system that enables breakthroughs in shielding, watertightness, and price.
Unlike competing enclosures that offer an EMI/RFI seal using metal-to-metal contact in part of the box lid, the ANS Series uses a continuous EMI/RFI gasket around the entire perimeter of the box to provide a higher level of protection. A second gasket, made of long-lasting, one-piece silicone, seals out dust and moisture. This seal is enhanced by screws outside the sealing area that assure a uniformly tight seal and help the enclosure meet the exceptional IP67 standard (submersible up to 30 minutes).
Available in 18 sizes ranging from 2.83 x 2.64 x 1.53 inches to 9.45 x 6.30 x 3.35 inches, the boxes are easily machined and modified. Bud is more willing than some enclosure manufacturers to make modifications, such as custom cutouts that allow for cable entry.
For more information contact Bud Industries Inc., 4605 E. 335th St., Willoughby, Ohio, 44094, phone: (440) 946-3200, or visit www.budind.com.
Westek Electronics AFJ R3000 EMI Receivers
Westek Electronics has a new suite of EMI receivers called the AFJ R3000. The AFJ R3000 has a fully digital IF (Intermediate Frequency) EMI range, providing compliance to CISPR 16-1 and other standards including EN 550xx, FCC and MIL requirements. The R3000 EMI receivers cover the full frequency range from 9kHz to 3GHz, and are PC based microprocessor controlled with advanced software for EMC automation.
The receivers are suited for electromagnetic interference measurement, in accordance with the CISPR, EN and FCC and feature Peak, Quasi-Peak, CISPR Average, RMS and CISPR RMS Detectors, continuously active pre-selectors, and a tracking generator.
The R3000 EMI receivers are available in three frequency range models covering 9kHz-30MHz, 9kHz-300MHz, and 9kHz-1000MHz/1GHz-3GHz. The receivers are suitable for conducted emission as well as radiated emission testing. Analytical capabilities include fast detection of critical frequencies through overview measurement, and the new1Hz PRF CISPR 16-1 calibrated pulse weighting.
For more information, visit www.westek.com
100W Ku-band Solid State Power Amplifier
Integral Systems, Inc. reports availability of its ultra-compact and efficient 100W Ku-band Solid State Power Amplifier (SSPA). The new 100W SSPA’s unprecedented high-power efficiency produces large power output – 480W consumption at 120W RF output. The 100W SSPA is the smallest, lightest and most efficient power amplifier on the market.
The 100W SSPA is the ideal choice for customers requiring a highly efficient amplifier or those looking to replace or retrofit traveling wave tube amplifiers (TWTAs) nearing the end of operating life. Conversion to SSPA from TWTA is made simple by Integral Systems’ drop-in replacement program.
For additional information, visit http://www.integ.com/Products.html.