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Breakthrough Ultra Low Noise Amplifier Has 0.6 dB Noise Figure and Covers 2-6 GHz Frequency Range

Breakthrough Ultra Low Noise Amplifier Has 0.6 dB Noise Figure and Covers 2-6 GHz Frequency Range
We’re proud to announce that we’ve recently released a new GaAs Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) MMIC with broadband noise figure performance previously only achievable with discrete FET designs. The CMD283C3, with 0.6dB noise figure, is the first in a family of new Ultra Low Noise Amplifiers.

The CMD283C3 LNA covers 2-6 GHz with high midband gain of 27 dB and output P1dB of 16dBm. The MMIC is housed in a leadless 3×3 mm surface mount package. It operates from a bias supply of +2 to +5 volts and draws a nominal 42mA. The CMD283C3 is ideally suited for S and C band receivers requiring excellent sensitivity, and as a replacement for discrete FET LNA solutions.

Visit more information and to download full datasheet and S-parameter data. – Custom MMIC

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Give your Applications a boost with Leader Tech Thermal Solutions

Leader Tech has launched a wide array of high-quality thermal solutions that are capable of withstanding extreme temperature and meeting the stringent industry standards. The products are crafted with utmost care to meet the needs of the clients and provide efficient performance. From thermal gap fillers to insulators, graphite thermal gaskets to thermal tapes, Leader Tech has ensured that something for every type of thermal application is easily made available to consumers. -Read entire blog at Leader Tech Inc.

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Selecting a Power Sensor by LadyBug Tech Products

True RMS Sensors 9 kHz to 40 GHz

LadyBug True RMS Average Power Sensors deliver reliable, accurate power measurements for CW, Pulse, and modulated signals. These diode based sensors feature a wide dynamic range and a great VSWR. The optional external triggering input feature can be used without any external components. Recorder and Trigger outputs are also available. Our patented NoZero NoCal technology make these sensors ideal for calibration systems, automated test stations and other embedded applications.

Peak, Pulse and Averaging Sensors 10 MHz to 20 GHz

These sensors provide quick and easy measurements of pulse power, continuous wave power and other signals. Many of our competitors claim to measure pulse power, however you must input your duty cycle and the power is calculated based on that. Our sensors offer trigger based measurements and the pulse itself is examined giving better measurement uncertainty. There is no need to input the duty cycle to calculate pulse measurements, our sensors measure it.

Wideband Pulse Profiling Sensors 50 MHz to 20 GHz

LadyBug wideband Power Sensors feed power waveform samples into high speed A/D converters. The measured power is processed and then delivered as required by the user. These sensors are capable of delivering everything from basic power, to time domain scope-like profiles of the modulated waveform, such as the pulse shown at right. Multiple time gated measurements, crest factor, pulse power, and statistical measurements are all possible with these sensors.

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Everything You Need to Know about Shielding Fabrics and Conductive Tapes

With the threat of electromagnetic interference (EMI) looming over modern electronic devices, our electrical engineers and manufacturers are coming up with new and innovative ways to safeguard sensitive equipment and maintain efficient performance. One such technique involves the use of shielding fabrics and conductive tapes. But what are these components and how do they fit into your project? Find out below.

Shielding Fabrics

The absorption and reflection of radio frequency (RF) signals impacts shielding effectiveness. While absorption depends upon the thickness of the shielding material, reflection occurs at the shield surface and thickness has no bearing on its effectiveness. Considering how reflection is the determining factor for high-frequency signal attenuation, you can achieve maximum reflection with our fabric shielding materials that consist of highly conductive metals like nickel, copper, or a combination of both, on the one hand, and light fabric on the other. All these materials are available in hot melt, non-adhesive or conductive adhesive backing.


While our standard sheets have dimensions of 41 X 36 inches, longer sheets can be custom ordered. Leader Tech also offers full rolls that are 325 feet long, but the conductive adhesive versions reach a maximum length of 164 feet.

Thanks to conductive adhesive or hot melt, our shielding fabrics can easily be laminated or bonded to complex geometrical shapes. Get the benefit of large surface coverage with minimal seams owing to the material width of 41 inches.


Our product is perfect for sealing enclosure panels and frames, joints or seams. You can even use our shielding fabric products for architectural shielding or to finish the ceiling and walls of shielded rooms. The RFI-EMI/ESD shielding attenuation of copper-nickel type shielding fabrics ranges from 70 dB up to 10 GHz.

Fabric Shielding Tape

Leader Tech’s fabric shielding tape is designed to offer outstanding shielding performance. It is manufactured with metalized fabric and high-quality adhesive for excellent adherence. These products are suitable for both EMI shieldingand grounding purposes.


Our fabric shielding tapes are made of copper-nickel metalized fabric and feature a conductive acrylic adhesive backing with the release liner. Copper tape is also available.

Our conductive fabric shielding tape can easily be applied to plastic housings for creating an EMI-shielded enclosure. The service temperature – the temperature at which this material can operate – varies between -40 degrees Fahrenheit to 212 degrees Fahrenheit, while the adhesion is 50 ounce per inch. The most significant advantage of this product is its resistance to abrasion and corrosion.


Leader Tech’s fabric shielding tapes can be used to shield printed circuit boards (PCB), irregular surface components, cables, room joints, and enclosures. In several applications, they provide a suitable substitute for custom die-cut shielding sections or gaskets.

If you are looking to ensure the highest degree of protection for your electronic equipment, trust Leader Tech’s shielding fabrics, and conductive tapes. For more information about these products and ordering information, refer to part numbers SF005PCN, SF030PCU, and SF050PNI for shielding fabrics and ST005PCN25, ST005PCN50, ST005PCN75, ST005PCN100, and ST005PCN200 for conductive tapes. –

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Conductive Elastomers in EMI Shielding: How Leader Tech Can Help

The conductive elastomers are mostly used in shielding the electronic enclosures to prevent the electromagnetic interference. The entire EMI shielding system is made up with a conductive gasket that is placed between a metal housing and a lid. This set up allows for providing sufficient electrical conductivity across the gasket.

5 Standard Characteristics of Conductive Elastomers

Generally, the conductive elastomers are available with or without the adhesive backing, and there are specific characteristics to serve the unique requirements of the industry. They are:

• High-end mechanical properties which allow it to suit all environments
• Excellent electromagnetic shielding properties
• Wide temperature range
• Made of polymer silicone, fluorosilcone, or EPDM
• The effectiveness of shielding can extend up to 120dB at 10GHz.

Application Areas

When there’s the need to create an EMI shielding along with environmental sealing, the electrically conductive elastomers prove to be the ideal choice. The highly conductive as well as resilient characteristics of the gasketing elements allows it to be used in a broad spectrum of fields – wirelessly transmitting device, commercial electronics, and military devices.

5 Benefits of Using Conductive Elastomers from Leader Tech

• To ensure the galvanic compatibility, a broad combination of materials are available to choose from
• Since the manufacturing process takes place in the USA, it automatically allows for short lead-times, prototyping, and ITAR compliance.
• Leader Tech’s TechSIL Conductive Elastomers are made up of a wide variety of polymers and types of fillers that are available in various colors and hardnesses. Consult factory for options.
• Leader Tech offers elastomers in all possible profiles and shapes, and with different mounting methods. This variety helps meet clients’ specific requirements.
• Only Leader Tech can provide the best low compression forces that are highly achievable at a competitive market prices.

Leader Tech is an engineering-oriented enterprise that has kept service to the global clientele as their focus with application-specific solutions from prototype to high volume productions. Leader Tech is one of a few EMI shielding experts in the USA that approves 11MIL-DTL-83528 materials. You can browse over 2,000 part numbers to find a suitable solution. EMI shielding being their specialty, Leader Tech can be your trusted partner for all shielding solutions. -Leader Tech