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Wideband Switches Offer High Isolation and High Frequency

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Microwave introduces its expanded line of switches that offer SPDT to SP5T designs with a bandwidth from 100 MHz to 22 GHz. These switches feature an integral TTL driver and are available with switching speeds higher than 100 nsec, high isolation up to +95 dB and insertion loss as low as 0....

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Multiplexer Switches Signals on 100-Ω Cables

August 1, 2008 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pickering Interfaces’ 40-736 multiplexer switches communications signals carried on 100-Ω differential pair cables. The device has POTS, USB and Gigabit Ethernet capability with an 8:1 configuration as well as 100BaseT and AFDX capability with a 16:1 configuration and the ability to reverse the transmit and receive pair....

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SMT Connectors Offer Secure Mating Retention

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Molex, Inc. introduces its series of 2.00 mm pitch SMT wire-to-board connectors for applications that require secure electrical contact. The CLIK-Mate connector features a positive locking mechanism that provides an audible click, indicating that it is fully mated. Rated at 3.0 A, the connectors can be used for signal and power connections in a variety of end-user products that include flat panel displays, gaming devices and on-board a...

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Switches Enable PCIe 2.0 Switching While Offering Zero Delay

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Enabling switching PCIe 2.0 data rates at 5.0 Gbps and operating at 1.8, 2.5, or 3.3, the MAX4888A and MAX4889A dual, passive PCIe switches allow multiple PCIe graphics cards to be used in PCs and servers. The MAX4888A (dual single-pole/double-throw- 2 × SPDT) is suited for switching two Rx or Tx equivalent lanes while the MAX4889A quad switch offers twice the capacity, handling four equivalent lanes of PCIe data with the equivalent hal...

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Filter for High Performance Cable Increases Available Bandwidth

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor releases its filter for high-speed wideband cable television digital tuner applications that enables CATV tuner, baseband and set-top box (STB) manufacturers to build smaller, high performance DOCSIS 3.0-based high speed cable modems. These modems are optimized for fast data transfer, including advanced services such as video on demand (VOD)....

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Micro Card Edge Data Connectors Target Medical Applications

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Harting micro card edge data (MCE) connector range is aimed at board-to board mezzanine or small "pluggable daughter card" applications. These MCE connectors are suitable for high rates (up to 14 Gbps) of data transmission in telecommunication, medical and industrial applications. They are available with 40 and 100 contacts in the pitch of 0....

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Hermetically Sealed RF Switches Feature High Isolation

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits unveils its rugged CSWA2-63DR+ ceramic RF/microwave SPDT switch that operates from 0.5 to 6 GHz in the absorptive mode (good output VSWR in OFF state). Measuring 4ࡪࡧ.2 mm, the device handles tight spaces, and it provides protection against high moisture environments. Features include high IP3 of +45 dBm, 23 ns typical rise/fall time, an operating temperature of -55° C to 125° C, low insertion loss of 1....

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Antenna and Cable Monitor Targets Cellular Industry

April 10, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Bird Technologies Group’s ACM500 antenna and cable targets monitoring antenna and cable faults within communication systems that often go undetected by transmitter-internal VSWR monitors. The device serves the role of power monitoring on combined systems with power levels up to 500 W. Like the standard ACM units, the ACM500’s stand-alone capability and alarm outputs allow for constant monitoring of power and VSWR at all critical points in t...

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Custom Membrane Switches Feature Discrete Icon Lighting

March 11, 2008 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Eastprint, Inc. announces its custom membrane switches with discrete icon and key ring back lighting in a package that is 0.081 inches thick, depending upon configuration. Engineered to OEM requirements, these thin-profile membrane switches are totally sealed, the back lights provide uniform brightness in any color without hot spots, and they can be positioned on 0....

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Feeder Cable Displays Bending Properties

March 11, 2008 7:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) adds its ultra-flexible, foam dielectric coaxial cable to its CELLFLEX Lite range. Due to a corrugated copper inner conductor, the CELLFLEX Lite UCF cable has optimal bending properties, and it can be site-connected directly to base station antennas. Corrugated aluminum outer conductors are common to all versions of the cable....

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Step-Down Regulators Integrate Low-On-Resistance Switches

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX8833/MAX8855 step-down regulators that operate from 3.3 V or 2.5 V inputs, provide dual 3 A or dual 5 A outputs (respectively), and integrate switches that maximize space savings. The use of internal MOSFETs enables these devices to operate efficiently from a low input voltage which is not possible with large, discrete MOSFETs....

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High-performance, Lightweight Cables

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces that it has extended the M/A-COM family of high-performance, lightweight cables to include five cable types covering a variety of outer diameter sizes and constructions. The M/A-COM FA20RXLW, FA29RXLW, FA46RXLW, FN49RXLW and FN52RLLW augment the successful FN34RXLW cable line and are suited for use in electronic defense, launch vehicles, commercial aviation, space/satellites and other general purpose military appl...

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High-Density Connectors Designed for Backplane and Orthogonal Applications

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI introduces the ZipLine™ connector system in response to customer demand for increased signal density. Designed for both backplane and orthogonal applications, the connectors can reach speeds of 12.5 Gb/s with up to 101 signal pairs per linear inch at 1.5 mm column pitch, making ZipLine one of the highest density connectors available with press-fit termination....

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Sealing Electrical Connectors: When is it Worth Moving Up to Ceramic?

November 21, 2007 5:42 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Ceramic-to-metal seals have a number of properties that allow for a more robust, durable hermetic seal and better electrical insulation than glass-to-metal seals. Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) Range of Options When engineers design a seal for feedthroughs and other electrical connectors, four general classes of material are evaluated....

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RS232 Bluetooth Adapter Makes Data Transfer Easy

November 21, 2007 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LM048, available from LM Technologies, is one of the world’s smallest RS232 Bluetooth adapters. The unit is appropriate for either cable replacement or wireless data transfer. The versatile internal firmware fulfills various industry requirements. A top switch will turn the unit from DTE to DCE....

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