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.
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
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
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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Diodes Incorporated introduces its micro-power AH1802 and AH1888, two low-voltage, omnipolar, Hall-Effect sensor switches that reduce power consumption in battery-powered hand-held devices, and they simplify production processes. Applications include contact-less lid or display orientation and position detection tasks in notebooks, mobile phones, digital still cameras and camcorders....LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC
The Andrew division of CommScope, Inc. introduces upgraded cable accessories. The SnapStak stackable snap-in hangers, Compact Weathershield weatherproofing kits, Universal SureGround grounding kits and galvanized grounding bars work with both HELIAX 2.0 FXL aluminum and AVA copper coaxial cables. Operators with limited tower space will appreciate stacking either aluminum or copper cables with SnapStak hangers in lieu of tower extension part...LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Cables
The Phoenix Company of Chicago introduces its series of non-magnetic connectors that protect against image and magnetic field distortion in MRI equipment, providing the necessary immunity to ensure that scans are not compromised. They can also be used in any industrial application where high-purity, non-corrosive, lightweight metals with non-magnetic characteristics are vital....LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors
Emerson Network Power releases its DA12-M series of wall-mount switching adapters for medical and information technology equipment (ITE) applications. These high-density, single output power adapters are capable of delivering 12 V at 12 W total power, and they feature a slim form factor, enabling the use of multiple adapters in dual wall outlet configurations....LISTED UNDER: Medical | Interconnect, Adapters
Phihong's 9 and 12 V models in the PSM11R Series 10-W interchangeable plug adapters meet the ENERGY STAR® EPS 2.0 requirement. The devices exhibit min. efficiency of 77% and max. no-load power consumption of <0.5 W in output powers from 50 to 200 W and <0.3 W in output powers of <50 W....LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Adapters
Ducommun Technologies, Inc. announces its QK Series of SP3T-SP6T coaxial multi-position switches that feature K type connectors with a frequency of DC to 40 GHz. Actuator options include normally open and TTL circuitry with integrated indicator circuits. Terminated models are also available with the 2....LISTED UNDER: Interconnect, Connectors | Switches, IC