By Stefan Pongratz, Anritsu Corporation The cable and antenna system plays a crucial role of the overall performance of a Base Station system. Degradations and failures in the antenna system may cause poor voice quality or dropped calls. From a carrier standpoint, this could eventually result in loss of revenue....LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Cables
Molex Inc. has released two additions to the Impact™ Backplane Connector System, its high-speed, high-density connector system for the telecommunication and data networking market. The Impact CoPlanar Connector System and Impact Mezzanine Connector System provide the ultimate flexibility to optimize designs for superior mechanical and electrical performance....LISTED UNDER: Embedded Systems & Networking | Interconnect, Connectors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Cable TV companies will no longer be able to use a federal loophole to withhold sports networks and other popular programming that they own from satellite providers and other rivals. The Federal Communications Commission voted 4-to-1 on Wednesday to close the so-called "terrestrial loophole" in a 1992 federal cable law....LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Cables
Tyco’s Circular Plastic Connectors (CPC) medical connectors feature a grip area with push-pull action, gold-plated contacts for a reliable connection, MEDLOC II enhanced latch release and a black or grey lightweight housing which is resistant to shock, drop and chemically induced cracking. Sterilization is possible by Autoclave and EtO and by STERRAD and CIDEX+ disinfectants....LISTED UNDER: Medical | Interconnect, Connectors
Aviel Electronics, a division of RF Industries, offers custom blind mate connectors for specific applications. General design features include a non-threaded push-on connector interface for touch-less mating. One end of the pair provides a floating, spring mounted body that moves independent of the flange mount to ensure reliable electrical contact, even with some mechanical misalignment.LISTED UNDER: Electromechanical / Mechanical | Interconnect, Adapters
Emerson Network Power announces the addition of three case adapter modules for its iMP and iVS Series of digitally configurable AC/DC switching power supplies. The adapters which enable both USB and Controller Area Network (CAN)/RS485bus connectivity provide a complete interface between the host device and the I2C bus with a simple command set, enabling the highest levels of configuration flexibility....LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Interconnect, Adapters | Power, Supplies
NEC is now shipping two new RF switches, the UPG2409T6X and UPG2409TB, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). Both are high power Gallium Arsenide Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit Single Pole Double Throw (GaAs MMIC SPDT) switches which have been redesigned to reduce cost....LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC
Planning and designing an integrated wired/wireless network before construction begins pays big dividends later. By Ahmet Tuncay, Trapeze Networks and Paul Kish, Belden. click to enlarge Figure 1. Additional cabling from wiring closet switches to Wi-Fi mounting locations in ceilings should be accounted for in the initial cabling plan, leaving a 15- to 20-foot service loop at the end as wiggle room in case AP locations later require adjusting.
Omega's MWTC Series of Wireless Thermocouple Connectors are available in standard J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, or N type calibration. Each battery powered, compact, patented connector transmits temperature readings, signal strength and battery status back to a mating USB receiver up to 90 m (300') away. All readings are displayed on your PC screen in real time using the free provided software.LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors
Renaissance announces the release of a 1.5 to 2.2 GHz quasi drop-in circulator with removable SMA connectors for a space application. This device was constructed to provide high isolation and low insertion loss over a wide operating temperature range while keeping in mind the importance of achieving proper grounding when mounting the device to ensure optimum performance.LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors
Molex Incorporated continues to build on its long-standing role of developing cutting edge RF technologies with the announcement of four new innovative products. These additions to Molex’s already robust family of RF products illustrate the company’s commitment to being a leading developer and supplier of standard coaxial connector products, cable assemblies and custom solutions for a wide range of markets including military, automotive, m...LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors | Interconnect, Cables
Incorporating touch into a wireless product design introduces additional complexity with radios, antennas and the attendant higher power consumption. By Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu Components America, Inc. Figure 1. Identifying early-on where a wireless touch device is primarily being designed to perform will help to quickly bring together the right touch parameters.
Elma Bustronic Corporation announces the release of a 6-slot AdvancedTCA Backplane in a Mesh topology. The flexible design also allows a Dual Star topology to be implemented. The 6-slot ATCA backplane now features standard MicroTCA connectors used for connections to Elma's IPM Sentry shelf manager....LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors
C&K Components offers a family of high reliability connectors for medical applications. Designated the MTB1, MDM, MDMA and D*M/D*MA Series, the connectors are capable of operation in temperatures of -270°C to +200°C, making them suited for medical applications ranging from cryogenic processes to imaging equipment, including CT scanners, MRI and ultrasound machines....LISTED UNDER: Medical | Interconnect, Connectors
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