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Power Amplifier Module Supplies 30 W

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband's XP9003 3-stage power amplifier module delivers 30 W of peak-power and 38 dB of small signal gain. The device operates at 1.6 GHz, is fully matched internally with no external components required, offers active bias circuit and control voltage. The component is designed for satellite communications transmitters with high peak to average ratio signals....

Coaxial Isolator Handles 50 W

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek’s RADI-3.6-4.2-S3-30WR-c 3.60-GHz to 4.20-GHz coaxial isolator is capable of handling 50 W of forward and reverse power. The device demonstrates insertion loss of 0.40 dB, isolation of 20 dB and VSWR of 1.25:1 in a temperature range from 0°C to 60°C. The coaxial isolator measures 25.40 × 39 × 21 mm and includes SMA female connectors....

ESD Protection Arrays Offer Low Capacitance and Leakage Current

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology’s 2-line VBUS052CD-FAH and 4-line VIS054CD-FHI ESD protection arrays exhibit a load capacitance of 0.8 pF and max. leakage current of <1 µA at a working voltage of 5 V. The 0.6-mm high components present a typ. breakthrough voltage of 7.9 V at 1 mA, a max. clamping voltage of 15 V at 3....

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SMT Connectors Join Boards

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max's SMT strip sockets and pin headers implement a 0.008” floating-pin design to compensate for uneven solder paste application on the board surface with a round stub-tail termination. Pin-to-pin co-planarity can be held to 0.005” for pin counts up to 20 positions (2×10). The sockets and headers are available in 2 to 64 position single-row or 4 to 72 position double-row (2×2 to 2×36....

Switch/Schottky Diode Boost Regulators Offer Wide Input Range

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel's MIC2605 and MIC2606 integrated switch and Schottky diode boost regulators exhibit an input range from 4.5 to 20 V while operating at 1.2 and 2 MHz, respectively. The units supply a switch current of up to 0.5 A, an output voltage of up to 40 V and up to 2 MHz PWM frequency. The components are suitable for TV tuners, broadband communications, TFT-LCD bias supplies, positive output regulators, SEPIC converters, DSL applications and l...

Circular Connectors Withstand up to 5 psi

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ITT Interconnect Solutions' MIKQ IP68 Series circular connectors withstand up to 5 psi while maintaining 0.050 contact spacing. The devices meet IP68 standards, and all insulator and contact areas within the connectors are sealed against environmental elements. The 37-pin connectors offer a twist pin contact system, and are housed in a brass metal shell with crimped gold plated contacts....

MLCCs Demonstrate Low Capacitance

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epcos' E-series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) show capacitance values from 1 to 10 nF. Based on the X7R material, the components exhibit protection from EMI up to 300 MHz. The units offer voltages from 50 to 100 V, sizes of 0602 and 0805, and typ. ESD levels of 18 (0603, 10 nF), 9 (0805, 1 nF) and 25 kV (0805, 10 nF) to AEC-Q200....

Pulse Airflow Sensors Perform in Embedded Applications

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Degree Controls' AccuSense F600 Series pulse airflow sensors function in board-mounted and embedded cooling applications where in-situ airflow sensing is required, such as telecom, HVAC and environmental monitoring systems. The RoHS Level 6-compliant devices provide response to fan failure or airflow blockage prior to component temperature rise and subsequent failure....

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GaN HEMT Microwave Transistor Supplies 120 W

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree’s CGH40120F GaN HEMT microwave transistor delivers a minimum saturated output power of 120 W at 28 V. The component performs in general-purpose military and industrial applications, such as electronic warfare, tactical communications, radar, instrumentation, and direct video broadcast applications....

Mobile Station Tester Supports Go/NO GO Capability

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies' N9360A mobile station tester contains network emulation and GO/NO GO test capabilities in a standalone one-box test set. The instrument tests the parametric and call processing performance of GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, cdma2000 and 1xEV-DO mobile phones. Applications include quick-check mobile device RF and call processing test, GO/NO GO cellular handset test and basic calibration test....

Eyeing Critical Developments In Today's Wireless Industry

January 5, 2009 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carla Feldman, Wireless Business Unit Marketing Manager, Agilent Technologies Carla Feldman, Wireless Business Unit Marketing Manager, Agilent Technologies The wireless industry has changed dramatically over the years, and, in turn, so too has society's desire for and reliance on wireless technology....

Sensing the Advantages of a Mesh Network

January 5, 2009 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Cees Links, CEO & Founder, GreenPeak One of the most interesting trends in the wireless sensor industry is the emerging development and synergy of energy harvesting and ultra low power wireless mesh networking. By using a low power wireless mess network combined with energy harvesting, it is now possible to develop inexpensive and extremely reliable ZigBee-based sense and control networks that can cover vast areas....

New Circuit Protection Solution for Mobile Electronics

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Adrian Mikolajczak, New Platform Marketing, Tyco Electronics' Raychem Circuit Protection Products Mobile devices that can be charged in the home, office or car may be exposed to user error, wrong supply voltages and voltage or current transients every time they are connected or disconnected....

Leading Industry Alliances Speak Out

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

In this section, representatives from four of the top industry alliance groups summarize their respective accomplishments in 2008 and provide a glimpse of what they are working on for 2009. The decisions made by the Wi-Fi, WiMAX, ZigBee and Bluetooth Alliances have a significant impact on both OEMs and design engineers alike....

From the WDD Board Member's Point of View: What Caught Them by Surprise in 2008 and the Changes to Come in 2009

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

In many respects, 2008 was not your typical year in the wireless industry, nor any industry for that matter. In addition to the normal pressures of dealing with global competition and time to market, the pressure to do so within tight finanacial constraints and limited resources was overwhelming for all....

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