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RF Modular Instruments Offer Flexible Wireless Measurements

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments' RF vector signal analyzer, RF vector signal generator and PXI Express 18-slot chassis offer flexible RF measurements up to 10x faster than traditional RF instrumentation. These software-defined modular instruments (the PXIe-5663 6.6 GHz RF vector signal analyzer and the PXIe-5673 6....

Cellular M2M: Generates Profit and Business Opportunities

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

By Nancy Maas, Editor-in-Chief?nancy.maas@advantagemedia.com M2M can be described as a three letter abbreviation with multiple meanings. To some, it can mean “mobile to mobile” or “mobile to machine.” For the purposes of this discussion, it means “machine-to-machine”, and relates to the remote monitoring and control of machines.

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8.6 Version Meets Parallel Programming Challenge

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments’ LabVIEW 8.6 is the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development. Building on the inherent parallel nature of graphical programming, LabVIEW 8.6 delivers new tools to help engineers take advantage of the benefits of multicore processors, field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) and wireless communication....

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Power Quality Filters Offer Low Harmonic Distortion

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schaffner’s FN 3410 and FN 3412 Series ECOsine™ power quality filters reduce total harmonic current distortion (THID) to less than 5% in three-phase power electronics with six-pulse rectifier front ends, such as AC or DC motor drives. The FN 3410 Series operates on 50 Hz grids with power ratings from 4 to 160 kW over a voltage range from 380 to 500 V....

Common Mode Filter Performs on Display Port Interfaces

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TDK’s TCM1210U-500-2P common mode filter works as an EMI counter measure on DisplayPort interfaces, and suppresses EMI noise on DisplayPort connections between computers or audiovisual equipment and display monitors at speeds exceeding 2.25 Gb/s. A DisplayPort link in the 1.25 × 1 × 0.60 mm component uses up to four lines rated for 2....

High-Linearity Broadband LNAs Offer Optimal IP3 Headroom

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corporation releases three high-linearity broadband low-noise amplifiers which preserve signal purity by minimizing the nonlinear contributions. These amplifiers simultaneously achieve several high performance characteristics in a wideband design, and they are available in three frequency bands: 0....

USB Connectors Target Surface Mount Applications

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max expands its USB family to include 2 mini USB connectors that offer more options when smaller solutions are necessary. Designed for surface mount applications, they are smaller and lighter than existing USB connectors for portable and handheld devices. They feature 5 pins (1 ID pin) and 0....

WiMAX Test System Covers RF Pre-Certification Testing

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AT4 wireless launches its WiMAX test system which covers RF pre-certification testing. The MINT T2100 provides upgrade capabilities to the protocol conformance tester (PCT) and the Radio Conformance t\Tester (RCT). It also provides Radiated Performance Testing (RPT) measurement capabilities. Based on the BS/MS emulator MINT E1130, which supports all the official profiles defined by the WiMAX Forum, HARQ, MIMO and Internal Channel Emulation,...

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Software Delivers IC Package Modeling

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tools? Daat Research Corporation announces the addition of powerful tools for modeling IC packages into its Coolit v.8 CFD thermal analysis software. The tools build detailed parametric chip models that can be converted to compact models, and the user can switch between detailed and compact models as desired....

S-Band VCO Features Low Phase Noise

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces its RoHS-compliant, voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) Model CRO2905A-LF in S-band. It operates at 2905 MHz (single frequency) with a tuning voltage range from 0.5 to 4.5 V DC. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -114 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 13 MHz/V....

Thick Film Chips Offer Optimal Pulse Handling

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The RPC series from Stackpole Electronics, Inc. is a line of surge-withstanding thick film chips that is offered in the usual industry sizes from 2512 down to 0805, in resistance values from 0.27 ? up to 22 Mg, and in tolerances as low as 5%. The series offers pulse power handling of >10 times the equivalent standard thick film chip resistor in the larger sizes....

RF Coaxial Relays Offer Flexibility of Operation

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Relcomm Technologies introduces its RRS Series of newly configured inline 5-port 2P2T coaxial relays. The relay series offers the flexibility of independently operating each of the two sets of switching contacts. The center RF connector port is common to the adjacent output connectors, and it allows signal path for back-up or redundancy mode configuration....

Foil Resistor Features a Low Absolute TCR

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduces its VPR220Z ultra-high-precision Z-Foil resistor that provides an industrial-grade absolute TCR of ?0.05 ppm/°C from 0°C to 60°C and ?0.20 ppm/°C from -55°C to 125°C, 25°C ref., a power rating up to 8 W at 25°C per MIL-PRF-39009, an optimum power coefficient of ?5 ppm at rated power, and a tolerance of ?0....

S-Band VCO Features Optimal Harmonic Suppression

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces its RoHS-compliant voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) model SMV3400A-LF in S-band that operates from 3220 to 3580 MHz with a tuning voltage range from 0.50 to 3 V DC. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -80 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 230 MHz/V....

VXS Backplane Offers Star Routing Topology

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic Corporation announces its 8-slot VXS backplane that features a Star routing topology, fitting into most 4U high horizontal mount enclosures. The VITA 41.0-specified backplane features one hub slots and seven payload slots in a 14-layer controlled-impedance stripline design. Backplane simulation confirms strong signal performance....

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