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Power Combiner

November 1, 2005 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renaissance Electronics has designed a two-way high power combiner for the 800 and 900 MHz cellular band applications. This combiner is aimed for providing a common antenna port for two different cellular networks that operate on different power levels. The combiner incorporates a Wilkinson resistor arrangement coupled with fan cooled, high efficiency heat sink that enables input power imbalance of up to 200 W between ports....

My, How Times Have Changed

November 1, 2005 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director I'm from the pager generation. You know, the time before cell phones and computers. The time when you could go on the road and if someone needed you, all you got was an annoying beep telling you to look for a pay phone....

DBS-band TWTA

November 1, 2005 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

MCL introduces the MT4400 weather-resistant, antenna mount TWT amplifier, available for DBS-band applications at 750 and 500 W. In addition, the MT4400 is available for C-, X- or Ku-band applications at 750 W. Tri-band is available upon request. Some of the amplifier’s features include advanced thermal design, rugged construction for extreme environments, optional hand-held controller for complete local monitoring and control, prime power i...

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Wideband Millimeter Wave Amplifiers

November 1, 2005 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint announces four high performance products that lead-free and RoHS-compliant. The TGA4521 is a wideband millimeter wave driver amplifier covering the 32 to 45 GHz frequency range. This product has +25 dBm saturated output power and +24 dBm 1 dB compressed output power. The TGA4522 is a balanced version of the TGA4521: it offers a higher output power capability with +27....

Power Divider

November 1, 2005 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trilithic’s RF & Microwave Components division announces the WPD-50/4 SMA, a 50Ω, four-way broadband Wilkinson power divider that covers an 800 to 2500 MHz frequency range and offers a minimum of 20 dB (25 dB typical) of port to port isolation with an insertion loss of 0.8 dB nominal above the theoretical split....

Enhanced Testing Capability

November 1, 2005 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu introduces an enhanced version of its MD8470A, allowing the signaling application tester to perform MMS (multimedia messaging service) transmission/reception tests, as well as increased SMS (short message service) and video call test analysis. To achieve the increased testing ability, Anritsu enhanced the MD8470A built-in Wireless Network Simulator (WNS), which simulates a real-world mobile network in a production environment to cre...

RoHS-compliant Digital Attenuator

November 1, 2005 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM announces an RoHS-compliant 5-bit serial controlled attenuator for applications that require accuracy and monotonic performance. M/A-COM’s MAATSS0022 is a 0.5 dB step GaAs MMIC digital attenuator with 15.5 dB attenuation range in a lead-free MSOP-10 package. The digital attenuator requires external DC blocking capacitors on the RF ports, single positive supply voltage and five individual bit control voltages....

Radio-on-a-Chip

November 1, 2005 9:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduces its next generation 2.4 GHz WirelessUSB™ Radio-on-a-Chip. The WirelessUSB LP offers a robust solution with low power consumption for keyboards, mice and other Human Interface Devices (HIDs). WirelessUSB LP operates between 1.8 and 3.6 V, using techniques to extend battery life in devices such as wireless mice....

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Smart Antenns Benefit WLANs

October 31, 2005 8:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Smart antennas with fixed beams and adaptive antenna arrays can provide WLANs with range extension, multipath diversity, interference suppression and increased capacity. By Dr. Jack Winters Glossary of Acronyms A/D — Analog-to-Digital FER — Frame Error Rate ISI — Intersymbol Interference M — The number of antenna elements or beams...

RF Solid State Power Amp

October 31, 2005 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aethercomm introduces Model Number SSPA 0.020-1.000-10, a high power, broadband, RF solid state amplifier that operates from 20 MHz to 1.0 GHz. This PA is appropriate for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it offers high power over a multi-octave bandwidth. This amplifier operates with a base plate temperature of 85° C with minor degradation in power in gain....

Broadband, High Power Amplifier

October 31, 2005 8:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aethercomm’s Model Number SSPA 0.2-2.0-5 is a broadband, RF solid state amplifier that operates from 200 to 2.0 GHz. This PA is suited for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it is robust and offers high power over a wide bandwidth. This amplifier operates with a baseplate temperature of 65° C with minor degradation in power in gain....

Adapter Product Line

October 3, 2005 12:29 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MDL has added a new line of End Launch Adapters to its line of waveguide components. End Launch Adapters operate in standard waveguide sizes from 10.0 to 40.0 GHz. SMA, N, TNC 2.9 mm and 2.4 mm coax connectors are available. Waveguide to coax adapters are made of aluminum with standard cover flanges; other types are available on special order....

Let’s Talk about 802.11

October 3, 2005 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director I’ve been following the Voice over IP (VoIP) movement pretty closely for a while and this isn’t the first time I’ve addressed it in this space. I like to revisit this on a regular basis because it has the potential to have a fairly significant effect on our industry....

Lead-free Wafer Bumping Services

October 3, 2005 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

IC Interconnect announces its lead-free bumping capabilities are available now as a standard service offering. Reducing harmful substances in the environment, especially at the manufacturing source, has become increasingly important over the last decade. Current RoHS (Restrictions on Hazardous Substances) initiatives mandate that by July 1, 2006, all new electrical and electronic equipment put on the market in European Union member states s...

Software for Thermal and EMC Design Problems

October 3, 2005 11:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flomerics introduces Version 6 of its integrated analysis environment for physical design of electronics, with improved communication between thermal and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) simulation. The latest Flotherm and Flo/EMC software packages further reduce the time required for integrated simulation by automatically generating two different meshes, one optimized for thermal simulation and one for EMC simulation....

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