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January 14, 2002 8:28 am | Comments


2 mm Hard Metric Vertical Female Connectors

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

AVX Corp. Connector Division announces the availability of 2 mm Hard Metric vertical female connectors for backplane applications. These connectors are part of the 8072 Series and are in compliance with International Standard IEC 61076-4-101. 8072 Series connectors eliminate the possibility of bent pins when used in place of male connectors in backplane applications....


Vertical Modular Jack

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Kycon's new vertical CAT5 modular jack is designed for use in Ethernet applications and high-speed networking and communication applications such as LANs, hubs and routers. The CAT5 modular jack is fully shielded to reduce EMI/RFI and its vertical design and slim profile allow for greater positioning flexibility on the PC board....

Ultra-Low-Power 8-bit Microcontroller

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

NEC Electronics Inc. announced availability of a new ultra-low-power microcontroller (μPD789881) for the K0S family of 8-bit microcontrollers. Operating at full speed and 2.7-volts, the μPD789881 typically consumes only 18 microamps (μA) and has a standby current of 0.9 μA (typical)....

Cavity Bandpass Filters

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Integrated Microwave now offers a complete line of broadcast quality, ultra-narrow bandpass cavity filters for 900 MHz STL receivers. Designed as preselector filters, these cavities offer low loss, steep skirts and extreme ruggedness. Typical uses include rejection of other STL signals, paging services and cell phone band noise....

Elastomeric Connectors

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Combining its 24-year expertise in elastomeric connector technology, plus its experience in other particle-filled polymer materials from its Raychem and MPI product lines, Tyco Electronics has developed the new STAX LD series offering performance and long-term reliability superior to any other elastomeric connector on the market today....

Resonator Design Kit

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Trans-Tech is pleased to offer our revised Coaxial Resonator Design Kits. Each kit, containing 150 resonators, gives a variety of mechanical profiles (2, 4, and 6 mm) in order to assist the engineer in design. Each of the five available kits specifically address existing frequency bands from 300MHz to 5 GHz....


Medium-Power GaAs Amplifiers

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices announced enhanced performance of its SXA-389 1/4-watt GaAs HBT amplifier. SXA-389, which runs on 5 volts, offers high output 3rd order intercept of + dBm, high P1db of +25 dBm along with on-chip active bias control and excellent DC power efficiency. This amplifier offers IS-95 channel power of 19 dBm and WCDMA channel power of 16....

IF Digitizing IC

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc., announced a new IF (intermediate frequency) digitizing IC designed for radios that must meet the highest standards of reliability and performance. Private mobile radios used by police, fire and ambulance services, as well as narrowband communications systems for fleet management of taxis and delivery services, rely on radio receivers that can detect weak signals in the presence of large interference....

NIST Traceable Pro Series Pulse (Flow) Data Logger

January 14, 2002 4:09 am | Comments

Dickson is pleased to introduce the new Pro Series Pulse (Flow) Data Logger, model PS100, to their current line of instrumentation. The Pulse (Flow) Data Logger can be used with any self-powered meter that puts out a pulse relative to water velocity and will record the rate of flow and total gallons over time....

Compromise Is The Name of The Game

January 7, 2002 5:49 am | Comments

By Kim Stokes, Editor-in -Chief, Compromise is a fact of life. To meet our needs in every aspect of our lives, we have to make compromises. We have to be willing to make compromises in order to achieve our goals, or we will never get anywhere. Compromise can be a good thing sometimes....

Millimeter-wave Technology in Automobile Safety Systems

January 7, 2002 5:41 am | Wireless Design & Development | Comments

Increased use of millimeter-wave radar technology in automobile safety systems creates the need for improved test systems. By Ramzi Abou-Jaoude, Anritsu Company Microwave and millimeter-wave radar technology is being used on automobiles for various functions, including Collision Warning/Avoidance (CW/A) and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC)....

Emerging 3G CDMA Services Generate Performance Analysis Challenges

January 7, 2002 5:41 am | Comments

To ensure rapid, reliable deployment, CDMA2000 manufacturers and service providers must evaluate the new devices equipped with G features. By Rob Van Brunt, Spirent Communications, TAS Division The deployment of the next-generation CDMA2000 1xMC air interface is underway and provides the ability for network operators to offer 3G services....

Tantalum Dielectric Produce Superior Capacitors

January 7, 2002 5:41 am | Comments

By Mark Obuszewski, AVX Product Manager One common trend in switch-mode power supply, microprocessor, and digital circuit applications is to achieve reduced noise while operating at higher frequencies. To this end, a new generation of low ESR tantalum chip capacitors has been developed utilizing a low resistivity MnO 2 electrolyte, enabling very low component ESR, excellent field performance, environmental stability and high electrica...


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