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Probes and Test Accessories

May 1, 2003 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

These fused probes and test accessories are featured in Fused Probe Test Kits, specialized probes, DMM test leads, and individual accessories. High quality fast acting ceramic fuses (or customer specific fuses) rated up to 10 amps are located near probe tips. Design features include flexible double insulated silicone leads resistant to corrosive chemicals and high temperatures....

InGaAs Quadrants

May 1, 2003 11:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FCI-InGaAs-QXXX photodiodes have four separate active areas, which come in 1 mm and 3 mm active area diameters. Features include stability over time and temperature and fast response time necessary for high speed or pulse operation....

Using Programmable Platforms to Improve Driver Safety

April 29, 2003 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new wave of driver assistance systems requires high performance image processing, but without sacrificing flexibility. By Robert Green and Karen Parnell, Xilinx Safety is the number one concern of vehicle customers. Safety equipment has evolved from the physical to the electronic domain, starting with advancements in tire and braking technology, through side impact protection and airbags, and on to today's 'driver assistance s...


2002 Technology Award Winners

April 29, 2003 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

In the past year, Wireless Design & Development® has featured more than 1,500 products that address virtually every application and aspect of the wireless industry: Bluetooth, wireless local area network, cellular and PCS, wireless local loop, LMDS/MMDS, fixed wireless, testing, security, next generation design, software — the list seems endless....

RF MEMS Switches

April 29, 2003 8:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

This device is an ultra low loss, DC to 6 GHz RF MEMS single pole, double-throw (SPDT) switch. Frequency response is 300 kHz RF to 6 GHz. It possesses a high linearity, IP3 >65 dBm. With insensitivity to magnetic fields, it exhibits a low loss of 0.1 dB at 900 MHz, 0.3 dB at 6 GHz. Teravicta and Dow-Key Microwave have teamed up to market and distribute this RF MEMS switch....

Driving a Wideband Low Noise VCO from a Low Voltage PLL

April 29, 2003 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Dennis Colin, Micronetics VCO Group Editor's Note: Due to the large number of equations in this article we have made a low-resolution PDF available for you to download. Also, because of an error on the last page, we are re-running the last paragraph of the article in its entirety below....

Design Automation for RF Design

April 29, 2003 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Inductor device generators offer efficiency in RF IC design. By Marko Suominen, Mentor Graphics An integrated, easy-to-use RF IC design flow is an important element in meeting the project requirement. An important challenge presents itself in post-layout verification, where many secondary effects impact the quality and performance of the complete design....

QoS Enabled IP Transport in UMTS Networks

April 29, 2003 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applying QoS strategies on different interfaces along the UMTS datapath. By Jun Hu, Sheng Liu, Bill Huang, Pat Chan, Baijun Zhao, UTStarcom UMTS is one of the third generation mobile systems being developed based on GSM and GPRS. GSM can only offer limited data services such as short message....


High Frequency Isolator

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

RADI-42-44M-(2.4-1)-1 W is a 42 - 44 GHz coaxial isolator with 2.4 mm connectors and 1 watt of power handling. Operating over the temperature range of – 40 to +80°C, it measures 16.0 × 11.5 × 8.0 mm. Insertion loss is 1.3 dB maximum. Isolation is 20 dB minimum. VSWR is 1.45:1 maximum....

Power/Enclosure System

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Spectrum Series Power/Enclosure System is designed for remote wireless digital and analog base transceiver stations (BTS). This enclosure system incorporates the BTS equipment, power and battery backup in one environmentally controlled enclosure. The solutions can be adapted to support GSM, CDMA, or TDMA equipment....

High Frequency Resistors

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

These high frequency chip resistors are ideal for use in RF and microwave applications. The components are available in 14 standard case sizes: 0402 through 3838. they are available with single surface or wrap around terminations, and a variety of termination materials for solder mount epoxy bond, or wire bond applications....

Dual and Tri-Directional Couplers

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 722-30-0.892 dual directional coupler is suited for Tx applications (869 - 894 MHz and 925 - 960 MHz) and measures 4.50 inches× 2.00 inches× 0.88 inches. This 30 dB model has typical insertion loss of 0.05 dB and VSWR of 1.05:1, directivity of 35 dB, port-to-port tracking of 0.2 dB and coupling flatness of 0....

Power Contacts

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

This series of power contacts feature screw terminals with wire protection for field installation. The contacts are designed to be used with combination D Sub power connector applications. The contacts can be installed into 2W2, 3W3, 5W5, and 8W8 and other combination D Sub connectors. these contacts are available in plug and socket version....

Portable Mainframe

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CT-310A is a high performance portable VXI chassis designed with transportability and modularity in mind. Weighing less than fifteen pounds, and supplying over 500 watts of total usable power, the CT-310A is at home in the field or in the laboratory. A pressurized airflow system provides excellent cooling and increased MTBF....

Power Supply

April 29, 2003 7:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

The FlatPAC-EN measures 9.2 × 5.0 × 1.4 inches, and provides up to 500 watts of output power from one to four isolated outputs. For EN compliance, the FlatPAC-EN can provide up to 425 watts. It can be configured with any of Vicor's 300 V DC input DC/DC converters in full-, half-, or quarter-brick sizes....


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