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November 24, 2003 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Mitchell Lazarus, Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth, PLC, 703-812-0440, MLazarus@alum.MIT.edu The FCC made history this fall when it authorized point-to-point operation at 71-76, 81-86, and 92-95 GHz — but not because these are the highest frequencies ever allocated for commercial use, or even because it is the biggest chunk of spectrum FCC has ever made available at one time....

High-Speed ADC Specs for Wireless Applications

November 24, 2003 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Debbie Brandenburg, Signal Conditioning Group, Fairchild Semiconductor The analog-to-digital converter (ADC) is an essential element in many of today's wireless communications applications that require optimum noise characteristics. A typical transmit/receive chain is represented in Figure 1....

Coaxial Output Waveguide Coupler

November 24, 2003 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microwave Devices announces the W Series of high power waveguide directional couplers which utilize coaxial coupling ports, thereby eliminating the need for waveguide to coaxial adapters. Multiple coupling port designs with unequal coupling values are available and may all be realized in one coupler....

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RF Log Detector

November 24, 2003 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX2015, a RF log amplifier covering the 0.1 GHz to 2.5 GHz band. The MAX2015 provides dynamic ranges of 75 dB, 65 dB, and 45 dB for 900 MHz, 1900 MHz and 2500 MHz, respectively. At 900 MHz, this device delivers 55 dB of dynamic range with ± 1 dB of precision over the – 40°C to +85°C temperature range....

Receiver System

November 24, 2003 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces a wideband receiver subsystem for cellular base stations that addresses 3G standards, such as CDMA2000, UMTS, and TD-SCDMA. The AD6654 is a mixed-signal device that combines a 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) with a four- or six-channel digital down-converter (DDC)....

Test Adapters

November 24, 2003 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connectronics introduces a line of "Quick Release" test adapters. These adapters incorporate push-on mating with integrated locking mechanism to prevent mated surfaces from separating due to cable weight and handling. The locking out contacts are heat-treated beryllium copper and the quick-release sleeves are passivated stainless steel for strength and durability to handle multiple matings.

Stacking Connectors

November 24, 2003 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX introduces the MMA SMT board stacking connector, designed to maximize high speed signal integrity and high pin count SMT capabilities. The MMA system features dual active cantilever spring contacts that deliver lower insertion/withdrawal forces without jeopardizing normal forces needed for a reliable connection.

Electrical Interconnections

November 24, 2003 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Synergetix introduces multiple-cycle electrical interconnections using spring contact probe technology. Products include connectors for the following applications: high frequency, controlled impedance, semiconductor test equipment; battery contacts, telecommunications and computers; serve environmental conditions, air craft carrier jets; and test connectors, PCB, automotive, and chemical analysis equipment.

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Transceiver Link

November 24, 2003 7:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

AeroComm ConnexLink stand-alone transceivers set up in minutes to eliminate most cables between RS232/RS485/RS422 devices. Their flexibility allow users to upgrade wired terminals to cordless operation in industrial/commercial applications. Powered by a 200 mW radio, each unit is small and portable for mobile/temporary settings as well as for fixed installations.

The Landline is Dead

November 24, 2003 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director You heard it here first — the landline is dead I recall a similar prediction, oh, somewhere around the mid-1990s' claiming the demise of the paper office as well (same guys, maybe, but obviously they weren't editors). Well, as we say goodbye to another teeth-grinding, bottom line-sweating, technological year, I think the one most memorable, "epiphytical" statement tha...

2004 Master Catalog

November 24, 2003 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transcat introduces its 2004 Master Catalog. The catalog features over 700 pages containing more than 25,000 calibrators and teset instruments for electrical, electronic, pressure/flow, and temperature, and recorders and data acquisition equipment, telecom/datacom instruments and a selection of tools from Fluke, Transmation, AEMC, Hanwell, Altek, Megger, Druck, and Hart-Scientific....

Fox Electronics

November 24, 2003 7:30 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Shortform Brochure A shortform brochure from Fox Electronics highlights the company's product line of frequency control products including a variety of crystals, oscillators, JITO (Just-In-Time-Oscillators), TCXOs, VCXOs, OCXOs, and filters. The brochure also features Fox's Custom Products Center (CPC) and the line of high frequency rfXOs (up to 1....

WJ Communications Inc.

November 24, 2003 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Product Selection Guide WJ Communications introduces its Fall 2003 RF Product Selection Guide. The catalog features RF semiconductors focusing on the design an manufacture of devices and multi-chip modules (MCMs) for telecommunications systems. It also features amplifiers, mixers, RFICs, and MCM products that are used to transmit and receive signals that enable current and next generation wireless and wireline services....

Amotech Co., Ltd.

November 24, 2003 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transient Voltage SuppressorsProducts Catalog Amotech introduces a Products Overview Catalog. The catalog describes Amotech's line of transient voltage suppressors. Each product series is featured with a description, list of features, technical specifications, ordering information, and dimensions, provided in table format and schematic....

API Delevan

November 24, 2003 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magnetics Product Catalog API Delevan introduces a 154-page catalog offering information on the company's selection of magnetics including surface mount and through-hole inductors, power chokes, transformers, and EMI/RFI components. Specialty products such as custom air cores, custom ferrite cores, powered iron coil forms and other custom products are also covered in the catalog....

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