mmTron, Inc. announced the release of a 2 W, pHEMT, distributed power amplifier (PA) covering DC to 26.5 GHz. Designed to improve the performance of the venerable distributed amplifier, the TMC200 covers DC to 26.5 GHz and provides more than 2 W saturated output power with a typical third-order intercept (TOI) of 44 dBm. The…
Semi-rigid RF cable and connector line widens
Fairview Microwave has expanded its offering of semi-rigid cable assemblies and connectors designed to negate the need for any custom tooling or jigs in the production process. This new series of semi-rigid cable assemblies feature superior shielding compared to their flexible counterparts. Their solid outer conductor semi-rigid coax design guarantees their forms are reliably held after bending,…
OFC 2023 round-up
The Optical Fiber Communications Conference (OFC) returned once again to provide a crucial platform for companies of the industry from around the globe. Taken place this past week, March 5th to 9th in San Diego, the annual exhibition and conference presented up-to-date techniques, materials, technologies, and applications in fiber optic technology. Below you will find…
RF over fiber: overcoming an inherent transmission-line problem, part 2
Learn the basics of how to use RF over fiber. You have many options.
Data centers get a boost from connectors and cables
Demands for bandwidth-intensive, data-driven services are fueling a rise in compute, data storage, and networking capabilities. These rises put pressure on connectors and cable to deliver data at higher speeds with better signals and less heat.
Optical module carries signals to the board’s edge
The Lightpass-EOB 100G from I-Pex shortens PCB traces, thus improving BER.
Bundled cable assemblies reduce cables in base-station installations
The TMQ4 and TMQ5 cable assemblies from Times Microwave bundle four or five individual 5G connections into one cable run. The TMQ4 and TMQ5 bundled cable assemblies for 5G combine industry-standard four and five conductor MQ4 and MQ5 connectors with Times Microwave’s high-end coaxial cables. The cables reduce the number of cable runs from a…
Small coax connector handles 5G frequencies
The C.Fl connector pair from Hirose Electric rises just 1 mm from a board and covers DC to 30 GHz.
Test cables cover 5G mmWave frequencies
The Clarity 70 operates at up to 70 GHz, covering 5G mmWave measurements.
Interview: Lower fiber losses mean fewer errors
Corning’s Roshene McCool explains how the SMF-28 Contour fiber reduces light losses, installation costs, and operating costs in fiber connections for 5G, computing, and datacenters.