Crystal series offers 43% improvement in total tolerance
A series of crystal units for use in a broad range of consumer and industrial applications has been released by Murata. Based on the company's XRCGB-F family, the XRCGB-F-P crystal units have an improved frequency tolerance of +/- 20 ppm (at +25°C) and an improved frequency shift by temperature of +/- 20 ppm max. (-30 to + 85°C).
RFID transponder operates from -50 to +160°C
A RFID transponder suitable for use in harsh environments, has been released by HARTING. Due to its combination of robustness, high protection and resistance to high temperatures, the Ha-VIS RFID VT 86 (HT) performs particularly well in harsh environments. The transponder measures 41x11x5.15mm, has a memory of 3kB and an operating temperature of -50 to +160°C.
Multi-stack radio chips support IEEE 802.15.4 protocol
A series of patented multi-stack low-power radio chips, which support Thread's IEEE 802.15.4 MAC/PHY protocol, have been released by GreenPeak Technologies. This is an IoT and Smart Home standardisation effort, as many other manufacturers within the industry are supporting this protocol, along with a 2.4GHz band, which the GP71x series also supports.
PCIe clock buffers reduce size and power consumption
Expanding the company's PCIe timing portfolio, Integrated Device Technology has introduced what it claims to be the industry’s first 1.5V PCI Express (PCIe) buffer family. Operating from the same supply voltage as modern SoCs and FPGAs, the 9DBU buffers allow designers to use the same power rail. This reduces system complexity, physical size, and power consumption.
Tag discovers UHF RF fields without batteries
Introduced by Farsens, the PHOTON is a UHF RF field detector passive tag which uses an LED driven by energy harvested from an RF field to indicate strength and orientation of an RF field. It is equipped with an LED which will illuminate brighter when the RF field is stronger in a specific point and orientation. It is suitable for detection at ranges up to 3m.
MMIC amplifier offers versatile biasing options for radar
A high power MMIC amplifier, targeting X-Band communication and radar applications, has been introduced by M/A-COM. The two stage, 8.5 – 10.5 GHz GaAs MMIC power amplifier has a saturated pulsed output power of 42 dBm, a large signal gain of 17 dB and a typical 43% power added efficiency.
Formable cables designed for low PIM applications
Providing outstanding passive intermodulation (PIM) performance of -160dBc and VSWR of 1.25:1, Pasternack Enterprises has announced a series of low PIM cable jumpers with formable coax. Designed for low PIM, the assemblies are suitable for applications such as black boxes, test equipment racks and cabinets, distributed antenna systems (DAS) and lab testing.
VCO is suitable for radio and satellite applications
A VCO, suitable for a variety of applications, has been introduced by Crystek. The CVCO55CC-2756-2756, which is suitable for use in digital radio equipment, fixed wireless access, satellite communications systems and base stations, operates at 2756MHz, with a control voltage range of 0.5-4.5V.
Isola responds to the shortages of RF substrates
In response to the shortages of RF substrates, Isola has announced that it has increased production of its RF-related materials and will offer a conversion service for PCB manufacturers of RF and millimeter-wave applications. The company claim that while other laminate suppliers have extended their lead-times to as long as 12 weeks, it's materials are in stock and ready to ship.
Clock generators replace multiple high performance crystals
Suited for enterprise networking and storage applications requiring jitter clock synthesis solution and small form factor, Microsemi has announced the ZL30250 and ZL30251 flexible clock generators. The ultra-low jitter solution (160fs [12kHz-20MHz integration band]) can replace multiple high performance crystals and crystal oscillators.