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Dielectric Chip Antenna

July 2, 2003 9:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

NTK Technologies announces a series of SMD ceramic dielectric chip antennas designed for WLAN applications. The MAC2450A5362AAE series measures 11.8 × x 2.5 × 0.7 mm. These dual band antennas are available with a center frequency of 2450 GHz and 5362 GHz. They deliver a wide bandwidth (VSWR=2) covering 2400 - 2500 GHz and 4900 - 5825 GHz respectively....

Millimeter Wave ICs

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM introduces three millimeter wave power amplifiers for radar, satellite and point-to-point communications. The products offer Ka-band operation from 31.5 to 36.0 GHz range and Ku-band operation from 15.5 to 18.0 GHz. The MAAPGM0046-DIE, MAAPGM0012-DIE, and MAAPGM0013-DIE are 3-stage power amplifiers matched to 50 ohms on both the input and output ports....

Field Effect Transistors

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba announces a 90-watt C-Band GaAs field effect transistor (FET). The TIM5964-90SL features output power of 49.5 dBm (typical) at a frequency range of 5.9 to 6.4 GHz. Gain (G1dB) is 7 dB typical. Drain current (IDS) is 18.0 A typical. IM3 is – 40 dBc typical at 43.5 dBm S.C.L. (949) 455-2000; www....

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RF Receiver ICs

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UPB1008K is a single-chip double-conversion RF-to-IF I-Q frequency translator designed to provide a complete RF front end for GPS systems. It combines a low noise amplifier, VCO, PLL, IF AGC amplifiers, I-Q demodulators, I-Q IF amplifiers, and 2-bit A/D converters in a single, compact 36 pin QFN package....

Wideband VCO

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MW0500-1423 VCO covers 2.5 - 5.0 GHz while providing +4 dB output and ± 1dB flatness, over a tuning voltage range of 0 to 22 V. In a low cost compact 0.500 inches sq. x 0.15 inches SM package, the MW500-1423 draws 30 mA from a +5 V supply. Phase noise is typically – 105 dBc/Hz @ 100kHz, and harmonics are at least 20 dB down....

Noise Calibration Standards

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Noise Com announces the NBS-Series of broadband Noise Calibration Standards for calibration laboratories, radiometer test and verification, and low noise amplifier tests. Using a low-loss waveguide horn design, Noise Com isolates the cold parts from the waveguide, which is controlled at ambient temperature, and avoids condensation of humidity and errors from temperature gradients....

Dual Channel Battery/Charger Simulator

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley introduces its Model 2306-VS dual channel fast transient power supply with external triggering. Designed to meet the evolving test needs of handset and cellular component manufacturers, the Model 2306-VS allows externally triggered output voltage level changes with additional measurement capability....

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Low-Cost Transceivers

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Smaller than a credit card, the cost efficient 9XCite™ 900 MHz Wireless Transceiver Module provides FCC-approved, Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum, TTL (or RS-232/422/485) communication an extremely low price. The 9XCite requires no set-up, operates from 2.85 - 5.50 V DC, provides long range with receiver sensitivity of – 108 dBm, extends battery life using power-down mode of 18 μA, and delivers data throughput rates of 9600 bp...

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Semiconductor Packaging

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

StratEdge announces a discrete semiconductor package product family. The packages are available with lead profiles meeting JEDEC standards. They are assembled using a glass to metal seal process. The hermetic seal provides reliability for the device, and offers protection from environmental conditions....

Step Attenuators

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alan Industries introduces the PDS series of Step Attenuators. These step attenuators operate over the DC - 2200 MHz frequency range, with up to 69 dB of total attenuation available. Each unit is supplied with index stops; knobs, and provisions to panel mount the device. Bench top brackets are also available as a mounting option for laboratory attenuator applications....

Effective Product Development Management and Tracking Systems

July 1, 2003 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

by Carla Slater Kettrick, Reliant Business Solutions, reliant@cox.net Many companies face several challenges that impede successful and timely product development, which is often due to a lack of an effective management and tracking system. Management and tracking systems facilitate the generation, distribution and storage of critical project information, as well as aid in developing the appropriate mix of projects to satisfy product mi...

Designing for Performance and Stamina - Processing at Smart Speed

July 1, 2003 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power consumption must be as important a design consideration for mobile communications devices as speed and ability. By Kathleen Wiggenhorn, Motorola, Wireless and Broadband Systems Group As we all take our first steps into a brave new world of third-generation mobile, we are participating in a revolutionary new way of conducting business, where mobility no longer limits our productivity....

Challenges in Chipset Design for EDGE Terminals

July 1, 2003 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Challenges in developing handsets and other terminal devices for EDGE By Dan Fague and Doug Grant, Analog Devices, Inc. With second-generation (digital) cellular standards fully deployed worldwide, it is time to look forward to the future of wide-area wireless communications in practical terms....

Wireless Chip Design Requires Advanced Verification

July 1, 2003 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Tony Larson, Verplex Systems Inc. Consumer demand for more functionality in a wireless device, combined with time-to-market pressures is causing greater challenges for designers. To stay competitive in the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) market, for instance, companies must be prepared to offer a myriad of wireless applications in addition to supporting the organizational software for which these devices were originally intended....

Performance Gives Way to Style in Next Generation of Wireless Devices

June 10, 2003 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Tom Tarnowski, Inclosia Solutions Electronic devices such as laptop computers, cell phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are at risk of becoming commodity products. Size and performance have historically been the primary differentiating factor for electronic equipment, but the marketplace has evolved to the point where technology alone is not enough to stand out in the market....

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