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December 3, 2001 3:38 am | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX3362 high-speed RS-485/RS-422 transceiver. This device is packaged in an 8-pin SOT, saving 70% board space over the industry-standard SO. In addition, the MAX3362 features hot-swap circuitry, eliminating data glitches during hot insertion. This circuitry holds the RS-485/RS-422 lines in a high-impedance state during startup to avoid sending false data....

High Performance Base Station Antennas

December 3, 2001 3:38 am | Comments

Radio Waves announced the availability of new high performance base station antennas in the ISM, 3.5 GHz, and UNII bands. These 90-degree sectors offer exceptional sidelobe roll-off characteristics. With a half power beamwidth (HPBW) of 90 degrees, the roll off is more than 25 dB at ± 135 degrees, and the Front-to-Back ratio is greater than 35 dB....

36 to 40 GHz GaAs MMIC Up-Converter

December 3, 2001 3:38 am | Comments

Mimix Broadband announced the introduction of a gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) up-converter, which is comprised of a pair of sub-harmonic mixers configured to form an image reject mixer. This is followed by a two stage low noise amplifier (LNA). The image reject mixer removes the need for a bandpass filter after the mixer to suppress the unwanted sideband....


HF OCXO in Small, SMD Package

December 3, 2001 3:38 am | Comments

Temex announces the development and mass production of the new standard OCXO of the HF series: the QEO HF 94 @ 100 MHz. The size of the SMD package is 25 × 22 × 10 mm (1 × 0.86 × 0.4 inches). Available power supplies are 12.5 and 3.3 V. Typical performances are a stability of 0 to +70°C = ± 0....

SMT Switch

December 3, 2001 3:38 am | Comments

Designed to be compatible with surface-mount processes, the KMS microminiature side-actuated tactile switch from ITT Industries, Cannon represents the next step in small side-actuated switch components, measuring a mere 4.6 by 3.5 by 1.42 mm. Available in a single-pole, single-throw configuration with normally-open contact, the switch features a sharp tactile feedback....

2 mm Hard Metric Male and Female Connectors

December 3, 2001 3:38 am | Comments

AVX Connector Division Announces The Availability Of Its Type Ab 2 mm Hard Metric Male And Female Connectors. These Connectors Are Part Of The 8071 Series, Which Meets The Iec-61076 Standard. This Series Uses Elco's Varipin® Press-Fit Compliant Pin Technology, Eliminating The Need For Soldering....

Auld Lang Sine

November 29, 2001 9:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Comments

By Kim Stokes, Editor-in -Chief, Another year almost gone. Many of us will not be sorry to see it go. Most people spent 2001 waiting for a rebound in the economy and the wireless industry. The National Bureau of Economic Research has announced their decision that the United States is in a recession — the tenth since the end of World War II and the second in ten years....

Fixed Wireless Can be a Fix for Broadband Access

November 29, 2001 9:09 am | Comments

Fixed wireless enables fiber-like high-speed broadband access while bypassing legacy network issues. By Mark Salter, XO Communications While demand for broadband continues to grow, access to it can be a long, frustrating process, especially when such demand requires access through legacy copper networks which can create technological or timing issues....


Optical Adapters Untangle the Web within WDM Fiber Optic Systems

November 29, 2001 9:09 am | Comments

A solution to the dilemma of meeting complex and demanding packaging requirements in optical networking systems. Pete Alfano, Compel Electronics, Inc. As pressure for smaller, higher capacity optical networking systems mounts, today's system designers are continuously presented with the recurring problem of organizing and routing cable runs within their cabinet....

"Why Choose a CPLD Over an FPGA?"

November 29, 2001 9:09 am | Comments

By Michael T. Moore, Cypress Semiconductor As Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs) move into higher densities, they offer an exciting alternative for implementing complex digital designs. CPLDs offer the digital designer a level of flexibility, ease of use and fast time to market that until now has been unknown for large designs....


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Plastic Equivalent Packages

November 29, 2001 8:54 am | Comments

StratEdge PTI Division announces the availability of a complete line of plastic equivalent packages (PEP), a glass walled surface mount package used for Bluetooth™ semiconductors, C band VSAT amplifiers, cellular base station amplifiers, and semiconductors for wireless networking applications....

Small Modular Fixed Frequency Synthesizers

November 29, 2001 8:54 am | Comments

MTI-Milliren Technologies announced a new line of small modular fixed frequency (SMF) synthesizers as an addition to its family of products. The SMF Series was designed to offer customized features in a standard package and boasts multiple phase locked and time synchronous outputs as well as dual independent phase locked loops (PLL) referenced to a single source....

Power Amplifier Integrated Circuit

November 29, 2001 8:54 am | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices expanded its SPA Series of linear power amplifier radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) with the addition of two new high-gain models. The SPA-2118 and SPA-2318 offer cellular, PCS and 3G equipment designers 32 dB of gain at 900 MHz and 23 dB of gain at 1.9 and 2.1 GHz, along with exceptional linearity previously unavailable in a single integrated circuit....

High Power Amplifier

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

Ophir RF announces the availability of Model 5107, a high power solid state amplifier with a minimum linear power of 80 W across the frequency band 700 MHz - 3000 MHz. Model 5107 is ideally suited as a laboratory bench amplifier covering all the major communication bands. This small and lightweight amplifier is suited to passive intermodulation (PIM) testing, RF power device testing and for TWTA replacement....


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