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Understanding Mixers

August 3, 2004 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Often a mixer data sheet does not specify intercept point, so a rule-of-thumb estimate can easily be made by examining the 1dB compression point. As RF input level s increased, there is a point where the conversion loss will increase. A convenient point of reference is a 1 dB compression point....

Quad-Band GSM/GPRS Transmit Module

August 3, 2004 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor's revolutionary Quad-Band GSM/GPRS Transmit Module is the smallest, most highly-integrated form factor (6 × 6 × 1.1 mm ) module currently available. It offers greater system integration and superior cost-effectiveness for next generation mobile cellular handset designs....

Distributed Amplifiers

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite announces the release of four wideband GaAs MMIC PHEMT distributed amplifiers in 5 × 5 mm SMT packages that cover test equipment, military ECM/EW, fiber optic and microwave radio/VSAT applications from DC to 20 GHz. Across the product line the small signal gain ranges from 13 to 17 dB with output P1dB performance from +14 to +26 dBm and noise figure as low as 2....

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Ultra-Wideband Products

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRDA announces two ultra-wideband-related achievements for a variety of consumer applications. First, TAIYO YUDEN develops a ceramic chip antenna for UWB applications, measuring just 8 × 6 × 1 mm.. The company also announces a 1210 case size (3.2 × 2.5 × 0.85 mm) broadband balun rated at 3....

Frequency Transverter

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tampa Microwave introduces a frequency transverter module that delivers enhanced operation range and capacity for wireless LANs. The transverter model XTVR-1400-2RU is a bi-directional assembly that provides the tunable down-conversion with gain for the transmit direction and tunable up-conversion with low noise gain for the receive direction....

Wireless Intrusion Protection

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Network Chemistry announces RFprotect, a wireless intrusion protection system designed for security-conscious organizations of all sizes. RFprotect's third generation technology uses software to deliver multi-operator access to network security data, multi-tier monitoring for high scalability, integration with leading reporting applications, and cross-platform support for Linux and Windows....

Development Toolset

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altium releases version 3.0 of its TASKING M16C software development toolset that has been enhanced with next-generation Viper compiler technology. A variety of real-life applications and benchmarks have shown that this version of the toolset enables increases in code efficiency, with increases in execution speed of up to 40% and code size decreases of 15% compared to using the previous TASKING M16C toolset....

Power Supply Toolkit

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announces a web-based Offline Power Supply Toolkit, that enables designers to reduce design cycle times while addressing specific application requirements. The toolkit features tutorials, selection tools, and design aids specifically addressing AC/DC topologies. The magnetic reminder is a tutorial that serves as a primer on the practical application of magnetics in power supply design....

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Semiconductor Test Equipment

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces its 41000 Series Integrated Parametric Analysis and Characterization Environment (iPACE), which includes advanced switching matrix technology and a new atto current sense and switch unit (ASU) that enables automation of parametric instruments without compromising measurement performance....

Calibration Wizard

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Boonton Electronics has a new web site that enables users to request any calibration, repair, or both 24 hours a day and instantly receive a Return Material Authorization, RMA, number online. The calibration wizard is accessed from the company's home page. Users can choose from a list of different products and the service to be performed, such as calibration of peak power meter....

RFIC in CMOS

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ashvattha Semiconductor announces the use its MME (Multi-Mode Engine) technology in RF CMOS semiconductor process. The MME2800 IC is a multi-mode radio frequency solution that incorporates a quad-band GSM/GPRS transceiver, a Bluetooth transceiver, and GPS receiver functionality on a single CMOS semiconductor device....

EMI Gasket and Shielding Line

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Control Quietshield™ electromagnetic (EMI) gaskets and shielding products are now available in fabric-over-foam, metal mesh, fabric and tape, waved metal, and conductive elastomer varieties. The gaskets provide solutions to stringent shielding, grounding, ESD and packaging requirements and have a shielding effectiveness of 70 to 100 dB between 1 MHz and 18 GHz....

Dual Band Antenna

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Phantom® antenna is available from Antenex in a dual band Cellular/PCS configuration. The design operates simultaneously on the cellular (821 to 896 MHz) band and the PCS (1850 to 1970 MHz) band. The antenna can be installed without concern for whether the user ash roamed from a digital to an analog system or vice versa....

AC/DC Switches

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Sources announces the Cincon CFM40 and CFM60 series' of AC/DC switching power supplies which are suitable for communications, instrumentation, IT, and process control applications. The CFM40 series is a 40 W product with single output versions from 3.3 VDC to 48 VDC and has recently been expanded to include dual and triple output models....

Rotary Waveguide Joints

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Link Microtek introduces a range of in-line rotary waveguide joints, which are designed for use with rotating dish antennas in satellite communications uplink and earth station applications. Featuring a rugged construction, the devices are manufactured either brass or aluminum. The joints are available in a variety of sizes for applications in the C, X, and J frequency bands, and they can be specified with or without mounting flanges....

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