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March 30, 2004 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc., the CEA-Leti (a laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission), and the INPG (Institute National Polytechnique Grenoble) have announced the joint development of a new optical and high-speed communications test and design facility in Grenoble. The PLATEST (platform and test) facility enables startup companies and R&D organizations to develop innovative communications components and subsystems....

When Is GPS Tracking Too Much?

March 30, 2004 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kim Potts, Chief Editor Global positioning technology (GPS) is infiltrating our lives. It is being used in cars, cell phones, wristwatches — and is being used by employers, law enforcement, and even parents. I even considered using it to track Ern this month (where'd he run off to anyway?)! All kidding aside, the satellite tracking of an individual's whereabouts is not without controversy or benefits....

SMTA Boston educational program

March 18, 2004 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The annual SMTA Boston educational program will be held May 4-6 at The Hynes Convention Center and feature full- and half-day Academy courses, special free events, and other co-located offerings. The Academy Courses include Applying SPC and Six Sigma to the Surface Mount Manufacturing Line, Surface Mount Technology Fundamentals, Outsourcing Lead-free Assembly, Troubleshooting the SMT Assembly Process, Lead-free Rework, Implementing L...

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OEM Jammers

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Noise Com introduces another version of the OEM Jammers that have been successful in applications from arbitrary waveform signal jamming to broadband noise coverage and antenna array interference signals in electronic warfare. Examples of Noise Com's jammers, jammer subsystems and their capabilities include UAV medium-power jammers, GPS and Controlled Receiption Pattern Antenna jamming emulators, 32-channel selective frequency jammers for h...

Megapixel Image Sensor

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micron announces the MT9M011 1.3 megapixel image sensor - the company's first megapixel sensor designed specifically for the mid- to high-end mobile market, including smart phones and 3G phone platforms. The MT9M011 uses Micron's sensor architecture and next generation process, achieving excellent performance in key areas such as low-light sensitivity, signal-to-noise ratio and ultra low power consumption....

Cable Assembly

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Gore announces a cable assembly for the ZD backplane interface. The GORE EYE OPENER® ZD cable assembly uses ePTFE as the dielectric core for the digital interconnect cable. The helically wrapped core ensures controlled electrical properties throughout the signal path. Its smaller diameter and minimum bend radius, combined with the low dielectric constant materials, allows more signal lines per area....

WCDMA Power Amplifier

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor announces the RangeCharger SE5120 power amplifier for cellular handsets compliant to the WCDMA standard. The SE5120 is a single-band, three-stage power amplifier excellent linearity and efficiency. The power amplifier achieves peak output power of +28 dBm in W in WCDMA operation with linearity of – 38 dBc and power added efficiency exceeding 40%....

WLAN Antenna Switches

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba introduces two new antenna switches that combine low insertion loss and low voltage operation with small UF6 or TU6 packages. The TG2216TU and TG2211FT are single pole, double throw switches that are suitable for use with antennas in WLAN applications. The TG2211FT is a 2.4 GHz antenna switch, while the TG2216TU is optimized for medium power applications....

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Monolithic CMOS Power Amplifier

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories introduces the Si4300, a monolithic CMOS power amplifier for GSM cellular applications. The Si4300 integrates all functions between the transceiver and the antenna switch module, including complete power control circuitry, thermal and load mismatch protection, harmonic filtering, and input and output matching networks....

Noise Option for Emulator

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spirent announces an enhancement to its SR5500 wireless channel emulator. Spirent has added an Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) option to the emulator. This option reduces the complexity and time required to fully qualify receiver performance against industry standards and representative real-world scenarios....

Detector Module

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEL announces a 10 G APD detector module from NEC. The NR4271MU-CC is a large gain-bandwidth superlattice APD designed for use as a receiver in DWDM long-haul and metro systems and 300-pin SFF transponders. Housed in an MSA-supported 17-pin butterfly package, the product features AC-coupled differential output and an integrated 3....

FSK Chipset

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Integration introduces its EZRadio frequency shift keying receiver/transmitter chipset, which will enable wireless applications for the toy, consumer electronics, automotive, and building security markets. EZRadio combines automatic antenna tuning technology (patent pending) in an integrated RF chipset, which provides connectivity for low power, low data rate RF communications....

Ring Divider/Combiners

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Meca introduces two hybrid ring divider/combiners designed to cover wireless bands from 0.810 to 0.960 GHz and 1.700 to 2.000 GHz with average RF power handling capability of 1,000 W (5 kW peak). Both products are suited for PCS band high power dividing or combining applications. The 700-0.900 (0....

SMD Isolators

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Temex to introduces a range of RoHS compliant SMD isolators, designed to protect other microwave components from excessive signal reflection, and covering the frequency range 380- 430 MHz. The isolators have a typical isolation of 12 dB, a VSWR of 11 dB and insertion loss of 1dB. Devices are available in clockwise and counter-clockwise versions, with forward power input of 10 W and reverse power of 2 W....

Component Analyzer

March 15, 2004 9:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantest introduces the R3860A RF component analyzer that features a four port receiver architecture at 20 GHz and a sweep speed of 5 ms/point. The R3860A's receiver-per-port design eliminates matrix switching of ports to receivers and has been developed to measure RF hybrid modules and multi-port devices used in multiband mobile handsets, WLAN devices, radars, and satellite equipment....

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