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&quotMulti Node Architecture&quot Offers an Innovative Alternative

June 1, 2001 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Combining PCI, cPCI, and custom concepts into a cost-effective, non-proprietary chassis system, Tracewell's Multi Node packaging technique achieves many benefits. By Melissa Lander, Tracewell Systems, Inc. Design engineers who specialize in telecom and datacom applications are under increased pressure to implement designs satisfying a broad mix of critical design factors....

SAW Filters in GPS Applications

June 1, 2001 5:04 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters provide improved environment for Global Positioning System (GPS) applications. Max Hasegwa, AVX Corporation Since the earliest days of civilization, man has sought to find a reliable way to determine accurate distances and exact position in relationship to other objects....

Microwave Synthesizer Literature

May 30, 2001 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

New literature is now available for the 20 GHz microwave synthesizer from Giga-tronics, Inc. A data sheet and brochure can be found online for the company's high-performance, low-cost 12000A model. The datasheet provides detailed product specifications including frequency ranges, options and accessories, modulation parameters, frequency modes and input/output specifications....


Switch Catalog

May 30, 2001 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced the availability of a newly revised Alcoswitch product catalog. The catalog provides 315 pages of detailed information on all Alcoswitch products now available through Tyco Electronics. The product categories included are DIP switched, slide switches, toggle switches, pushbutton switches, rocker switches, paddle switches, rotary switches, keylock switches, industrial controls, pushwheel switches, and knobs....

Accessories Catalog

May 30, 2001 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Specialists, a division of Allen Telecom, Inc., released their Cellular, PCS and GPS Antennas & Accessories Catalog. The 48-page catalog contains information on a variety of products offered for mobile, in-building, fixed station, and GPS dual system applications. Specifications are provided for Antenna Specialists' offerings in cellular/PCS dual band antennas, cellular/GPS dual-system antennas, PCS antennas, cellular antennas, ...

Magnetic-latching Relays

May 30, 2001 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Relays' RF170 Series Centigrid® magnetic-latching DPDT (double-pole double-throw) relays are ideal for applications such as cellular base stations; tower-mounted amplifiers; Internet and wide-area network servers and routers; fiberoptic switches and routers; T1, frame relay and ISDN multiplexers; oscilloscopes; spectrum analyzers; signal generators; and semiconductor test equipment....

Probe for High Performance Test Sockets

May 30, 2001 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Pico Probe is designed for fine pitch test sockets and multiple cycle connectors requiring optimum electrical performance and long life (over 500,000 cycles). The patent pending design mounts on 0.0250 pitch and features a 0.0850 uncompressed length with 0.0220 rated travel resulting in a working length or signal path length of 0....

RFIC Incorporates a Power Amplifier, Low Noise Amplifier, and Transmit/Receive Switch

May 30, 2001 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The HMC310MS8G from Hittite Microwave Corporation is a multifunction RFIC that incorporates a power amplifier (PA) and low noise amplifier (LNA) with a transmit/receive switch for 2.4 GHz applications including Bluetooth, HomeRF, and low power WLAN radios. The RFIC offers 15 dB gain and 6 dBm P1dB in the transmit mode and 13 dB of gain with an overall noise figure of 2....


Controller IC Simplifies Implementation of Power Factor Correction

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor International announces the FAN7527, a power factor correction (PFC) controller IC for use with power MOSFETs in electronic ballast and other low power ( The FAN7527, available in SOP and 8-pin DIP packages, is a boundary conduction, current-mode controller with low start up and operating current to minimize power loss and increase efficiency....

Direct IF Conversion in Next Generation Wireless Base Stations

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AD9772A is the newest member of the TxDAC family of transmit digital-to-analog converters from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). The AD9772A is a direct IF-capable multi-mode DAC that simplifies and lowers the cost of next generation wireless basestation design by eliminating an intermediate analog conversion stage....

Transient Voltage Suppressors

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation introduces its MultiGuard® Series of bi-directional transient voltage suppressors in new, smaller case sizes, providing bi-directional ESD protection, EMI attenuation and subnanosecond response time. The MultiGuard chips are now available in 0405 two-element, 0508 two and four-element and 0612 four-element case sizes....

Development Board

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Insight Electronics now offers a Virtex-II Development Board that facilitates evaluation of Xilinx's Virtex-II FPGA family — giving designers a low-cost means to verify aspects of new functions, shorten the learning curve, and expedite product time-to-market. The board's versatile features allow designers to prove a new idea, test an interface to an existing circuit or device, validate a soft IP core, or experiment with Virtex-II FPGA t...

W-CDMA Components

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics launched several Wide-band Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)market components for use in third generation (3G) cellular phones. These devices, including the new Switchplexer™, make the next generation of cellular phones compatible with frequency standards from around the world....

Low-Loss Isolators

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics announced the commercial production of the CE040 series — ultra-compact, lightweight and low-loss isolators for emerging, next generation digital wireless handset standards such as WCDMA and cdma2000. To meet the growing demand for thinner, smaller and lighter products, Murata engineered a number of improvements to build upon the previous isolator....

Dual and Tri-Couplers Optimized for Cellular Applications

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

These high power dual and tri-directional couplers are ideal for systems applications such as AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, CDPD and GSM where precision site monitoring is necessary. The 722-30-0.892 dual directional coupler is best suited for Tx applications (869 - 894 MHz & 925 - 960 MHz) and measures a compact 4....


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