Platinum Tools announced the launch of the new Cat6A PoE Type 4 Connector (p/n 106260). Additional specifications and features include: Cat6A certified for Patch and Permanent Link; Unshielded twisted pair; IDC Terminal style contacts for a wide range of conductor sizes; Cable tie is included for securing the cable jacket; UL 94V0-rated housing; Phosphor bronze […]
Ultra-low jitter SMD oscillators provide stable, accurate clock signals for high-speed applications
Abracon expands its line of high-performance ClearClock oscillators with the addition of the brand-new AK2A and AK3A-series oscillators. This new line of ultra-low jitter SMD oscillators from Abracon is designed to provide stable and accurate clock signals for a variety of high-speed applications such as optical transceivers and modules, data centers, network switches, and gateways, […]
May 2023 Issue: 5G, Wireless, & Wireline Communications Handbook
Bigger name, same technical content Welcome to EE World’s 5G, Wireless, and Wired Communications Handbook. What’s this? A longer name compared to 2021 and 2022? In truth, we at EE World have for years covered many forms of electrical communications. It’s time the handbook name better describes what we do. 5G is much more than […]
Experiments bring hope for 6G above 100 GHz
Efforts to explore and “unlock” this frequency region require an interdisciplinary approach with high-frequency RF semiconductor technology. The THz region also shows great promise for many application areas ranging from imaging to spectroscopy to sensing.
Resettable switches protect circuits from excessive current
Littelfuse, Inc. announced the release of the 3425L Series SMD resettable PPTCs (Polymeric Positive Temperature Coefficient) overcurrent circuit protection devices. The latest 3425L Series SMD PPTCs is an extension of the Littelfuse PolySwitch family of resettable overcurrent protection devices, which provides resettable, high-voltage overcurrent protection in a compact, surface-mounted 8763 mm (3425 mils) size. The […]
Gain blocks target 4G/5G
Guerrilla RF, Inc. announces the production release of the GRF2010 and GRF2011, two high linearity gain blocks targeting infrastructure applications such as 5G/4G base stations, automotive telematics, and cellular repeaters/DAS. These new cores extend the gain coverage for GRF’s existing portfolio of general-purpose RF/microwave gain blocks. When used in conjunction with the popular GRF2013, customers can now choose from a…
Test methods for mmWave AiP designs bring tradeoffs
Engineers have several mmWave over-the-air test methods available for evaluating phased-array antennas used in antenna-in-package designs. Each has pros and cons.
Silicon carbide MOSFET operates to 1200 V, 37 A
Diodes Incorporated introduces the latest addition to its portfolio of Silicon Carbide (SiC) products: the DMWS120H100SM4 N-channel SiC MOSFET. This device addresses the demand for higher efficiency and higher power density for applications such as industrial motor drives, solar inverters, data center and telecom power supplies, DC-DC converters, and electric vehicle (EV) battery chargers. The […]
Integrated ASIC platform aids in low-power designs for space, terrestrial, and industrial applications
Orca Systems has introduced a highly integrated ASIC platform that significantly improves system performance and reduces power consumption for power-sensitive space, terrestrial, industrial and edge computing applications. Orca’s new ORC5000 ASIC platform has been applied to develop Orca’s first ASIC product, the ORC5990, designed for use in low-Earth orbit (LEO) IoT satellite payload and terrestrial IoT […]
Demonstrating antenna diversity, Part 3: The Yagi antenna
Yagi antennas have long been popular as beam antennas for amateur radio. Here’s how they work.