Global distribution agreement enables simplified RF prototyping

06-12-2023 | Mouser Electronics | Test & Measurement

Mouser has announced a global distribution agreement with Quantic X-Microwave. The company now stocks Quantic X-Microwave's modular hardware solutions through the agreement.

Quantic X-Microwave provides a comprehensive range of modular RF and microwave building blocks that enable designers to seamlessly design, evaluate, prototype, and deliver high-performance RF and microwave systems faster, easier, and at a lower cost. Applications include wireless infrastructure, radar, navigation, transportation, quantum computing, medical devices, test and measurement and more. Each block includes key components, such as amplifiers, mixers, filters, and switches. Each block is designed with a standard launch geometry, allowing the cascading of any two blocks employing a patented solderless interconnect system. Complex designs can be built on the prototyping plate with RF blocks on top and matched bias, sequencing, and control boards on the bottom. The user can quickly switch out individual components until the desired results are achieved. The drop-in components can then easily transition from the prototyping plate to a machined H-frame housing for a quick, low-risk transition to production.

To get started using these modular RF and microwave building blocks, it is recommended that the user first obtain the Design Essentials. These essentials include brass or copper nickel-plated prototyping plates, solderless interconnects, ground-signal-ground jumpers, probes, a touchscreen controller and more. Users can then select from various key RF component manufacturers, such as Qorvo, Analog Devices, Knowles, and MACOM, among others, and begin designing their applications. Free online tools provide a GUI, enabling designers to optimize design topology for performance, size, cost and power consumption.

By Seb Springall