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DISTRIBUTION CORNER RFMW Ltd and Southwest Antennas strike distribution agreement RFMW Ltd. and Southwest Antennas of San Diego have announced a distribution agreement whereby the specialized distributor will stock Southwest Antennas’ RF and microwave antennas and accessories operating in frequencies up to 8.5 GHz, with capabilities beyond 20 GHz. Under the agreement, RFMW is franchised worldwide for Southwest Antennas’ full range of antenna related products which includes accessories such as antenna mounting solutions, block downconverters, low noise amplifiers, and filter modules. Southwest Antenna products are designed, built, and qualified at their head office and manufacturing facility in San Diego, California. RFMW www.rfmw.com Distributor bundles 3D printer with modelling software Distributor RS Components says it is making 3D printing more economical with a 40% price reduction on the FDM 3D printer, when purchased with DesignSpark Mechanical direct-modelling add-on software modules, to brings 3D design and fast prototyping capabilities to a wider audience of engineers. RS Components is offering a special bundle that combines advanced 3D modelling software and 3D printing hardware, and which provides advanced and highly affordable 3D design and prototyping capabilities. From the 1st December 2015, RS is offering a 40% reduction in price of the RS IdeaWerk 3D printer when purchased with the DesignSpark Exchange and DesignSpark Drawing add-on software modules. RS Components www.rs-online.com More Custom MMIC from Aspen Electronics A bit of a misnomer but Custom MMIC, exclusively from Aspen Electronics, have steadily developed a range of catalogue monolithic microwave integrated circuits. 80% of the products the company now manufactures are standard, “off the shelf” designs. Custom MMIC boasts an extensive library of GaAs-based attenuators (digital and VVA), phase shifters (digital and analog), and switches (SPST, SPDT, and higher), that help circuit designers exercise precise control over the system in preparation. MMIC broadband low noise amplifiers are well suited for EW and communications systems where small size and low power consumption are needed. Aspen Electronics www.aspen-electronics.com Dataforth’s modular data acquisition system at Acceed The MAQ20 is the new data acquisition system from the US manufacturer Dataforth. The system distinguishes itself with its modular structure for space- saving and fast top-hat rail assembly as well as top cost efficiency per channel. All the system components and the software packages for analysis and graphic depiction of the measurement data are available from the German distributor Acceed. Designed for industrial data acquisition, measurement analysis and signal processing, the system consists of a communication module as a controller unit, the backplane for wiring and up to 24 individual I/O modules with an overall capacity of 384 channels. Acceed GmbH www.acceed.com Over 900 RF power amplifiers added to MDL range A new distribution agreement with Bonn Elektronik has enabled MDL Technologies to greatly expand its range of RF power amplifiers, with the addition of over 900 standard models. The instruments are available with frequencies ranging from 4 kHz up to 50 GHz, with power outputs from 1 W to 20 kW continuous wave (CW) or 30 kW pulsed. They can be air or liquid cooled, resulting in a significant size reduction for applications where space is limited. In addition to the power amplifier systems, MDL also offers a range of components from Bonn Hungary Electronics, including RF modules and subsystems, directional couplers, diplexers and filters, EMI pre-amplifiers, power combiners, cellular repeaters, circulators, isolators and up and down converters. MDL Technologies www.mdltechnologies.co.uk MEMS atmospheric pressure sensor offers 0.1% accuracy, in distribution Mouser Electronics has the ZPA Series MEMS pressure sensor from Murata, a 2.3 × 2.6 mm micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensor that provides highly accurate pressure readings from 300 to 1,100 hPa, down to 0.016 Pa resolution. The sensor employs capacitive sensing technology, which enables its ±1.0 hPa absolute accuracy across a wide temperature range (-10 to +65C; P=800 to 1,100 hPa). This capacitive sensing technology enables a low typical noise level of 1.1 PaRMS and current consumption of 6.3 μA at 0.16-second conversion time. Mouser www.mouser.com 48 Electronic Engineering Times Europe January 2016 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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