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Saelig Debuts Mix-and-Match RF Design System

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RF made easy! BeeWave readymade ‘plug and play’ modules are available for most typical RF functions up to 6GHz, connected via cables on the powered baseboard to rapidly build complete RF circuits and concepts. BeeWave is ideal for hands-on education of RF and microwave concepts, and it is the fastest way to prototype, test, and validate RF circuit designs.

Saelig Company, Inc. has introduced BeeWave – a novel wireless front-end concept that allows users to build complete, functioning complex RF circuits on a desktop without requiring any tools. BeeWave acts like an RF breadboard for placing and connecting different ready-made modules, each performing an RF function, to create a wireless system.  This novel approach for RF and microwave design enables demonstrations, teaching, and implementation through these simple ‘plug and play’ modules.

Readymade ‘plug and play’ modules are available for most typical RF functions up to 6GHz. Just connect modules on the powered baseboard to build complete RF circuits rapidly.  BeeWave is ideal for hands-on education of RF and microwave concepts, and it is the fastest way to prototype, test, and validate RF circuit designs.  BeeWave allows users to build any RF and microwave circuits without the need for complex RF PCB design and fabrication. BeeWave allows for multiple design iterations without the cost or delay of PCB re-fabrication.

Readymade configurations are available for education and classroom training.  These PC-controlled modules are compatible with Matlab and other programming systems. Several experiments are available with their lab-sheets. So, students can dig into the details of elements such as down-converters filters, directional couplers or practically study the meaning of concepts such as noise figure, filter cascading etc.  These experiments aim at exploring the functionality and structure of common RF subsystems or elements. Students will begin to rapidly understand the underlying RF technology and they will learn how to implement, setup and operate them through hands-on interaction with the BeeWave System to understand the effects of different building blocks and their functions.

Available BeeWave Modules include:

  • Wideband Amplifiers up to 6GHz (fixed & variable gain; PC controlled)
  • LNA Wideband up to 2,700MHz
  • Mixers, wideband up to 14GHz (PC Controlled)
  • RF Switches 2-Port & 4-Port up to 6 GHz (PC Controlled)
  • Low pass filters up to 6 GHz
  • Band pass filters up to 6 GHz (Narrow/Wideband)
  • Variable Attenuators up to 6 GHz (PC controlled)
  • Clock Reference 10 MHz, up to 4 output ports
  • PLL/LO Wideband up to 6 GHz (PC controlled)

Building RF PCBs is a major barrier facing RF & microwave circuit designers and educators. Complex design, costly fabrication, and tricky troubleshooting forced many designers to rely mainly on theory and simulations, leading to suboptimal designs and poor classroom experience. BeeWave is a novel concept that allows users to build complete RF circuits without worrying about biasing, powering or matching complex tracks on your PCB, BeeWave acts like an RF breadboard where you just need to place and connect different modules (each representing an RF function) and let BeeWave worry about the rest.

Superior RF performance makes BeeWave an ideal tool for professional prototyping, while ease of use, pre-built teaching configurations, and PC/Matlab connectivity make this a perfect hands-on tool for teaching RF and wireless concepts.  No need to worry about constructing, biasing, powering, or matching complex components on a PCB. Made by RF designers SpectraTronix, BeeWave is available now from Saelig Company, Inc. Fairport NY their USA technical distributor. For detailed specifications, free technical assistance, or additional information, please contact Saelig 1-888-7SAELIG.

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