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Communication Analyzer

May 30, 2003 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

CDMA2000 1X hardware and software options enable the MTA8820 Radio Communication Analyzer to test wireless mobile terminals according to IS-2000 and 3GPP2 standards. With the measurement software installed, the MT8820A can conduct very high-speed transmitter and receiver measurements of CDMA2000 1X wireless phones and Internet appliances in R&D, production, and maintenance stages....

Test and Development Chassis

May 30, 2003 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tracewell announces a test and development chassis for applications using the CompactPCI Serial Mesh Backplane (CSMB) architecture. This fabric architecture enables high speed, high performance data transfer in a variety of applications. The T-Frame™ test and development system is an 8-slot system providing the functionality and control of a development chassis with fully compliant Serial Mess Backplane, and the added benefit of open ac...

Linear SSPA

May 1, 2003 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SSPA models offer 5 to 40 watts of RF power. The inline waveguide combining and modular construction provides a variety of choices to meet custom RF and mechanical requirements. Due to the high linearity of solid-state devices, minimal "back-off" from maximum power is required for multi-carrier or other linear sensitive applications....


MEMS High-Q Micro-Filters

May 1, 2003 11:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEMS high-Q micro-filters offer a combination of compact size and high performance. The fabrication process for resonant structures yield accuracies to 1 micron, allowing repeatability of an identical frequency response in mass production. Structural parts including resonators are silicon based with gold plating....

Wireless Modem/Controller

May 1, 2003 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amtel introduces the WMC-CL2 wireless modem/controller. This product has a built-in processor that can be programmed to interface with any specialized device, and it has the buffer memory to meet the requirements for most applications. It can be expended to provide input monitoring and output control as well....

Overmolding System

May 1, 2003 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Inclosia introduces the EXO overmolding system. This technology allows the use of real fabrics and leathers in the casings of portable electronic devices. The EXO overmolding system molds materials into the product in a two-step process. First the base enclosure structure is made from injection-molded thermoplastic....

Reconfigurable FPAA

May 1, 2003 11:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

The AN221E04 Field Programmable Analog Array (FPAA) features an input/output structure that allows the FPAA to be programmed with up to six outputs. The device has four configurable I/O cells and two dedicated output cells. The AN221E04 allows designers to implement an integrated 8-bit analog-to-digital converter on the FPAA....

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....


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