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16 September 2013

Pasternack launches SiGe-based 60GHz waveguide modules and development system

RF and microwave product maker Pasternack Enterprises Inc of Irvine, CA, USA has launched 60GHz waveguide transmitter/receiver modules and a development system. The 60GHz frequency range is desirable to engineers and developers wanting to experiment with transmitting high-bandwidth data at extremely high speeds, notes the firm. Existing solutions currently available are expensive and difficult to integrate into systems, it adds. Due its silicon-geranium (SiGe) construction, Pasternack’s solution is equally effective at a fraction of the cost, the firm claims, making it practical for a wide range of configurations and budgets.

The 60GHz development system and Tx/Rx modules enable experimentation and development in the globally unlicensed 60GHz ISM (industrial, scientific & medical) frequency band. Common applications include point-to-point links, GigE wireless LAN (local-area networks), radiometry, uncompressed HD video, FMCW (frequency-modulated continuous-wave) radar, scintillometry, remote sensing, campus networks, and multi-gigabit wireless communications.

To facilitate rapid evaluation of its 60GHz waveguide modules, Pasternack has partnered with Vubiq, an industry expert in designing 60GHz RF systems, to create a development system that makes it easy to design new products and applications in the emerging millimeter-wave ISM band. This system makes it easy to effectively operate the Pasternack’s modules with a user-friendly USB/PC interface to test I/Q (vector), FSK and ASK modulation for 802.11ad or 802.11aj or other proprietary applications, the firm says.

The development system includes 60GHz transmitter/receiver waveguide modules with WR15/WG25 flange interfaces, transmitter/receiver PCBs, board/waveguide mounting brackets, two bench top tripods, GUI software, MCX connector expansion boards, and phased matched MCX to SMA coaxial cables. To enable more effective experimentation and system development, Pasternack also offers compatible low- and high-gain horn antennas to support variable range testing. The 60GHz Tx/Rx modules are sold individually, but are designed to work as a pair for optimum performance.

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