Electronics Buyers' Guide (EBG) - Directory of the South African Electronics Industry
RF Design

Unit S13, Spearhead Business Park, Montague Gardens

tel:  
+27 21 555 8400
fax:  
+27 86 653 2139
email:  
sales@rfdesign.co.za
url:  
www.rfdesign.co.za

Iso Certification ISO 9001:2008

Sale of: RF/microwave components and subsystems. GSM modules and modems, GPS modules and low-power wireless data modules.


Johannesburg

tel: +27 11 695 2200
fax: +27 86 653 2139
sales@rfdesign.co.za
Durban

tel: +27 31 502 4191
fax: +27 86 653 2139
sales@rfdesign.co.za
Hennessey, Clinton
Technical Director
clinton@rfdesign.co.za
Hutton, Andrew
Sales Director
andrew@rfdesign.co.za
Lentz, Pieter
Director
pieter@rfdesign.co.za
Saul, Allan
Chief Executive Officer
allan@rfdesign.co.za
AcSiP
(Sole Agency)
Aliner
(Sole Agency)
API Technologies (Inmet)
(Shared Agency)
API Technologies (Weinschel)
(Shared Agency)
Applied Thin-Film Products
(Sole Agency)
Axtal
(Sole Agency)
BSC Filters
(Sole Agency)
Cobham
(Shared Agency)
Coilcraft
(Sole Agency)
Crosspoint Technologies
(Sole Agency)
Custom MMIC
(Sole Agency)
Egide
(Sole Agency)
EM Microelectronic
(Shared Agency)
EM Research
(Sole Agency)
EMI
(Sole Agency)
EMI Filter Company
(Sole Agency)
Handywave
(Sole Agency)
Holzworth Instrumentation
(Sole Agency)
IF Engineering
(Sole Agency)
Knowles Capacitors
(Sole Agency)
Kratos General Microwave
(Sole Agency)
L-3 Narda (ATM)
(Sole Agency)
Labsat (Racelogic)
(Sole Agency)
Laird Technologies - Wireless M2M & Telematics
(Sole Agency)
Marki Microwave
(Sole Agency)
Mercury Systems
(Sole Agency)
Nordic Semiconductor
(Shared Agency)
ON Semiconductor (AXSEM)
(Shared Agency)
Pasternack
(Sole Agency)
Qorvo
(Shared Agency)
Radiometrix
(Sole Agency)
RFCI Inc.
(Sole Agency)
Rogers Corporation
(Sole Agency)
SignalQuest
(Sole Agency)
Sivers-IMA
(Sole Agency)
Smiths Interconnect
(Sole Agency)
Southwest Microwave
(Sole Agency)
SRI Connector Gage
(Sole Agency)
Sumitomo Electric Device Innovation
(Sole Agency)
Taoglas
(Shared Agency)
Teledyne Relays
(Sole Agency)
Tibbo Technologies
(Sole Agency)
Transcom
(Shared Agency)
u-blox
(Sole Agency)
Ultra-Herley
(Sole Agency)
WiSOL
(Shared Agency)
X-Microwave
(Sole Agency)
Section - Components
-Amplifiers
- buffer
- isolation
- log/antilog
- operational
- video
- wideband
-Optocouplers/isolators
-Oscillators
-Phase locked loop (PLL)
-Cables - coaxial
- flexible
- miniature
- rigid
- semi-rigid
-Ceramic
- axial lead
- chip format
- high-Q
-Feed-through
-High voltage
-RFI suppression
-Surge/pulse discharge
-Vacuum/gas
-Varactor
-Variable-tuning trimmers
- air
- ceramic
- glass
- plastic
-Coaxial cable connectors
- Between series adapters
- BNC/TNC Series
- C Series
- Milspec
- Miniature (semi-rigid)
- N Series
- SMA/SMB/SMC Series
- Std/miniature UHF
- Triaxial
- Twinaxial
-Connector support
- Cable assembly service
-Special applications
- Avionics
- EMI-filtered
-Amplifier tubes
- high-frequency
- power
- small-signal
- transmitting
-Diodes
- Arrays
- Fast recovery
- Gunn
- Impatt
- Noise source
- PIN
- PN junction
- Point contact
- Rectifier
- Schottky
- Shockley
- Step recovery
- Tunnel
- Varactor
-Electron tubes
- Klystrons
-Power
- Ge-bipolar
- IGBT
- MOSFET
- Si-bipolar
-Transistors
- FET
- HEMT
- Low noise
- Matched pairs
- SHF/microwave
- Small signal
- VHF/UHF
-Connectors
-Receiver (O-E) modules
- microwave (GHz) signals
- single channel
- telecom
-Transmitter (E-O) modules
- laser
- LED
- microwave (GHz) signals
-Attenuator pads
-Delay lines
- active (digital) programmable
- active (digital) tapped
- fixed
- passive
-EMI/RFI suppression filters
- power line
- signal line
-Filters, passive
- crystal
- LC
- SAW
- video
-Inductors
- Audio frequency (filter, etc)
- Common mode
- Designer's kits
- HF suppressor chokes
- High frequency (RF,IF,etc)
- Moulded RF chokes
- Power filter chokes
- SMD chips
- SMPS inductors
- Toroidal
- Ultrathin
- Variable (tuning)
-Transformers - power
- Flyback
-Transformers - signal
- IF
- Pulse (incl trigger)
- Telecom specialised
-IR remote control ICs
-Opto-isolators
-Diodes
- Gunn
- PIN
- Schottky barrier
- tunnel
- varactor
-Electron tube devices
- Backward wave oscillators
- Cross-field amplifiers
- Klystrons
- Magnetrons
- TWTs
-Microwave ICs (MICs)
-Microwave transistors
- bipolar
- FET
- GaAs
- power
- small signal
-Clock crystals
-Frequency control elements
- oscillator modules
- piezo-ceramic
- quartz crystals
- SAW resonators
- YIG
-Flat panel computer screens
-IR detectors/emitters
-Lasers
- semiconductor diode
-Opto-couplers
-Pen-touch screens
-Photo-diodes/arrays
-Touch screens
-Plugs and jacks
- Plug and jack sets - coaxial
-Electromagnetic
- Coaxial matrix
- High frequency/coaxial
- Latching
- PCB mounting
- TO-5 can
-Surface mount
- Chip
- Power
-Varistor
-Coaxial/RF
-Terminals
- Coaxial cable terminators
Section - Computing technology
-Computer systems
- Industrial, ruggedised
-Peripherals
- Screen - flat panel
Section - Electronic design automation
-Analysis
- Digital timing
- EMC
- Reliability
- Signal
- Statistical
- Transient
-Circuit/system design
- Analog circuitry
- Microwave circuitry
- SOC IP cores - SOC
-Circuit/system simulation
- Analog
- ASIC verification
- Digital
- FPGA systems
- Microwave
- Mixed mode
- Test pattern generation
- Thermal modelling
- Transmission lines
Section - Production services & equipment
-Adhesives
- Epoxy
-Base PCB laminates
- Microwave substrate
- Multilayer, prepreg base materials
- Polyester polyamide materials
- Rigid, phenolic, epoxy glass, polyester
-Bonding wires
-Soldering materials
- Solder preforms
-Substrates
- Microwave
Section - Test & maintenance
-Amplifiers
- Laboratory
-Attenuators/variable
-Filters, tunable
-Power meters (wattmeters)
-Amplifiers
- Measurement
-Attenuators (coaxial, waveguide)
-Connectors, precision
-Directional coupler/reflectometer
-EMI/RFI test systems
-Frequency synthesisers
-Noise sources
-Signal detectors
-Slotted lines (coax, slab, W/G)
-Attenuators
- RF power
- RF small signal
-Dummy RF loads
-EMI/RFI test systems
-Signal generators/synthesizers
- Frequency agile
- Microwave mm-wave
- RF
Section - Wireless systems & components
-Accessories
- Crystals
- Digital signalling translators
- Mobile data modems
-Antenna systems
- Base station duplexers
- Cavity filters
- HF Tx/Rx antennas
- Lightning protection
- Microwave antennas
- Mobile radio antennas
- Receiver multicouplers
- Transmitter combiners
- VHF antennas
-Point-to-point links
- Comsat terminal
- Digital short-haul
- Geographic positioning (GPS)
- Remotely controlled radiocoms
- Wireless modules/systems (telemetry)
-Portable/mobile two-way radio
- Avionics
- Base Tx/Rx VHF/UHF
- Cellular radio
- GPS receivers
- Hand-portable Tx/Rx VHF/UHF
- Land mobile radio
- Mobile Tx/Rx VHF/UHF
- Portable Tx/Rx VHF/UHF
- Radio paging system
- Repeater VHF/UHF
- Taxi/fleet network management
-Amplifiers
- IF
- Isolation
- Low noise
- Power
- Wideband
-Attenuators
- PIN diode
- Voltage variable
-Converters (up, down)
-Detectors
-Discriminators
-Filter modules
- Broadband
- Narrowband
- Voltage tunable
-Frequency translators
-Limiters/detectors
-Modulators
-Multiplexers
-Multipliers (frequency)
-Oscillators
- Dielectric resonator
- Gunn/Impatt diode
- Phase locked
- Power
- Varactor-tuned
- YIG-tuned
-Phase shifters (diode, ferrite)
-Adapters
-Antenna systems
-Attenuators
-Cable assemblies
-Circulators, gyrators
-Connectors (microwave)
-Couplers
-DC blocks
-Delay lines
- Coaxial
- SAW
-Dielectric resonators
-Duplexers
-Filters
- Coaxial cavity
- Dielectric resonators
- Interdigital/combline
- Lumped LC
- SAW
- Tunable
- Waveguide
-Isolators
-Mixers
- Coaxial
- Strip line
- Waveguide
-Phase shifters, line stretchers
-Power splitters/combiners
-Pulse transformers
-Semirigid micro coax
-Spark gaps
-Switches
- Coaxial - manual
- Coaxial - relay
- Ferrite
- Matrix
- PIN diode
-Terminations
- Coaxial
- Waveguide
-Tuners
-Waveguides/components
-YIG devices
-3G modules
-Alarm encoder radio ICs
-Analog filter ICs
-Analog signal processors
-Bluetooth
-FFSK modems
-Frequency synthesizer ICs
-Global navigation satellite system (GNSS)
-GSM modules
-Modem
-Single-chip RF receivers/transmitters
-Wi-Fi
-Wireless transceiver modules
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