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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....

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...

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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...

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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....

Portable Oscilloscopes

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces four 100 MHz portable digital storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes (DSOs/MSOs). With a real-time sample rate of 2 GSa/s on each channel and fast display update rate, the Agilent 6000 Series can now show critical events in complex waveforms. The additions to the 6000 Series provide a 4+16-channel MSO in the 100 MHz segment....

Quad Frequency Family

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories announces the Si530 and Si550 families of oscillators (XOs) and voltage-controlled oscillators (VCXOs) for applications up to 1.4 GHz. These product families include quad frequency XO and VCXO devices. With DSPLL® technology, the company is able to move frequency control and tuning from a complex resonator to a single CMOS IC, enabling the Si530 and Si550 families to deliver total frequency stability over time and te...

Test Solution Enhancements

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth announces enhancements to its W-series product line, the industry’s first standardized 802.11 test solution. The company introduced a new platform designed specifically for Wi-Fi design engineers, Voice over Wi-Fi (VoWi-Fi) performance and device emulation capabilities and significant Wi-Fi industry standard certification capabilities....

AMS Design Kit

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems announces the first offerings in its kits approach to addressing customer needs. The Cadence® AMS Methodology Kit enables analog mixed-signal (AMS) designers of wireless, wired and consumer electronics devices to achieve short, predictable design cycles while creating reusable AMS blocks....

UHF Pallet Amplifiers

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson Electronics announces two LDMOS UHF pallet amplifiers designed and manufactured by its European design and production center. The LDU401C provides 350 W at 1 dBcp and 90 W rms for digital video broadcast applications. The LDU501C is rated at 450 W at 1 dBcp and 120 W rms for DVB-T. Both products feature Motorola RF power devices....

SMA Power Divider

October 3, 2005 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trilithic’s RF & Microwave Components division announces the WPD-50/2 SMA. Model WPD-50/2 SMA is a 50Ω, two-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 0.5 dB nominal above the theoretical split....

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