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…
The essence of return loss in optical fiber
Return loss happens when transmitted energy reflects back to its source. Designers must pay close attention to optical return loss (ORL), an important metric in an optical network. ORL is defined as return loss for the entire optical fiber under test, which includes fiber backscatter and reflections relative to the source pulse. This ORL metric…
40 GHz attenuators now have 2.92 mm connectors
Pasternack has expanded its line of 40 GHz fixed RF attenuators with 2.92 mm connectors that lower the amplitudes of signals in a wide variety of applications. Pasternack’s 40 GHz attenuator pads are engineered for preventing signal overload in amplifiers, detectors, and receivers and adjusting RF signal levels to an optimal range. These 40 GHz fixed…
Single-port VNA covers frequencies to 14 GHz
The R140B from Copper Mountain Technologies lets you characterize antennas and cables without the need for an additional test cable.
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.
1.35 mm RF connectors send DC-to-90-GHz signals
A family of 1.35 mm board and cable connectors and cable assemblies from Samtec move mmWave signals.
Dipole antennas connect outdoor equipment
A set of nine antennas from Linx Technologies cover 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi (through 6E), and other frequency bands.
5G signals push a need for new materials
5G’s RF signals and data rates bring development of new liquid crystal polymer materials for connectors, and PCBs to minimize signal losses
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.
mmWave connector reaches 25 GHz
The 5G25 connector from Molex covers IF frequencies for mmWave applications.