element14, an Avnet Company and global distributor of electronic components, products and solutions, has added Radio Frequency (RF) and microwave development tools from MegiQ to its extensive test and measurement portfolio. element14 is the only high service distributor to offer the full MegiQ range of Vector Network Analysers and Antenna Measurement Systems widely used by designers to develop, test and verify wireless communication equipment and Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
MegiQ products are the most affordable professional RF development tools in the market, making them accessible to IoT start-ups and universities looking to fit out a teaching lab with multiple units. Users benefit from complete, easy to use and reliable measurement tools and accessories, suitable for most wireless systems and covering microwave frequencies up to 6GHz. MegiQ tools and accessories can be used for research, development, product verification and production testing with applications ranging from education and research to manufacturing, including semiconductor, automotive and telecom equipment design.
Designed by engineers for engineers, MegiQ’s innovative RF tools provide users with everything needed to design and verify wireless communication and IoT devices in an affordable package. The comprehensive and powerful toolset is especially suited to the implementation of antenna and enables engineers to measure and optimise impedances and measure antenna radiation patterns, which can be a difficult and often obscure process. All software required for use with MegiQ’s tools is included license-free and compatible for installation on any standard computer.
MegiQ’s full range of RF development tools now available from element14 includes:
- Vector Network Analysers (VNA) – all of which come with fully featured PC software to measure, store and produce graphic output. A unique built-in match circuit calculator and simulator for antenna circuit development is also included.
- Balanced Calibration Kit – an interface kit for UFL and balanced VNA measurements containing SMA-UFL adapters and several adapters ranging from SMA and UFL to balanced pin headers.
- Radiation Measurement Systems – to measure the actual radiated energy from the ‘outside’ of the antenna. This measures the Gain and the Total Radiated Power (TRP) or antenna efficiency.
- Sandbox Kits – VNA products in the MegiQ range come with the option to add a bespoke VNA Sandbox Kit, suitable for students and first-time engineers. These kits include all necessary accessories and a step-by-step tutorial guide for first-time users to quickly learn how to use VNAs.
James McGregor, Global Head of Test & Tools at Farnell and element14, says: “MegiQ is an established manufacturer of high-quality RF development tools focusing on ease-of-use and affordability. We are delighted to be adding their full portfolio to our already market-leading test and measurement range. With the addition of MegiQ, we continue to ensure the engineering community is supported at every level, from beginners and educators looking for competitively priced, easy-to-use tools right through to experienced professionals seeking a simple solution to their RF and microwave test needs.”
MegiQ products are designed to ensure maximum functionality for beginners through to experienced professional designers. Their innovative, out-of-the-box solutions deliver maximum usability and enable rapid development of design skills.
element14 customers benefit from 24/5 technical support with dedicated test and measurement specialists on-hand to provide advice. Extensive online resources, data sheets, applications notes, videos and webinars are also free to access on the element14 website.