- Buyers Guide
RF and EMC Testing
AR has released the latest version of its Complete Catalog for RF and EMC Testing. This must-have resource includes product information, specifications and much more. The catalog is easy to use with "find-it-fast" charts and color coding to help get right to whatever you need for RF and EMC testing. It is available for free download, either in full or by section, or request a hard copy from your local AR sales associate.
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COMSOL News 2011
COMSOL News 2011 gives readers a broad overview of how COMSOL Multiphysics is used to model and simulate engineering problems in industries as diverse as automotive, aerospace, energy, hydrology, imaging, medical and plastics. Articles in this 64-page magazine range from reducing the noise of wind turbines to using Multiphysics to research microscopic magnetic fields leading to advanced medical instruments for the treatment of cardiovascular, sensory and neurological disorders.
PIN Diode Control Products
Practical information about selecting the proper PIN diode-based product for a specific application is extremely hard to find. Narda's new PIN Diode Control Products Application Note was created to fill this void. It includes basic discussions of PIN diode characteristics, the most commonly used PIN-diode based products and the trade-offs encountered in designing products around them. The merits of various types of control products within a specific category (analog and digital attenuators, for example) are discussed as well.
Product Selection Guide, Newsletter
Hittite's October 2011 Off-The-Shelf newsletter features 26 new products with full descriptions, features and applications. Articles include new automatic gain product line, tri-band PLL with integrated VCO and programmable direct conversion receivers. In addition, Hittite's October 2011 Product Selection Guide summarizes more than 960 products, including 10 new products. Products are organized by RF & Microwave, Analog & Mixed Signal and LO & Clock Generation IC sections along with Modules and Instrumentation. View released datasheets and request new literature online.
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Guide to Digital Multimeters
Keithley Instruments's e-guide to digital multimeters (DMM) can be viewed online. It contains useful selector guides and product information. It also provides access to eight application notes on these topics: Determining Resistivity and Conductivity Type, Solutions for Production Testing of Connectors, Peak Detection, Production Testing of Thermistors, Optimizing Switch/Read Rates, High Speed Testing of High Brightness LEDs, and LLCR PIN Socket Testing. Most DMM models found in the e-guide ship in one to two weeks.
The Modelithics Vendor Partner Program (MVP) booklet describes the marketing advantages gained by microwave IC and component manufacturers who partner with Modelithics. MVP engagements range from new model development to supplemental value-added measurements. Benefits include improved support of customer device model and data needs, and qualified sales lead generation.
Microwave Switches Guide
Designed for engineers to easily review data and select coaxial switches, Teledyne Relays has released the latest edition of the Microwave Switches Selection Guide. The Guide contains RF performance plots, electrical control data and schematics for each switch in the range, and includes mechanical outline drawings and mounting detail. Additional performance capabilities include passive intermodulation and insertion loss repeatability developed from a 10 million cycle test program. A new product included is the CAS-37, a three-state attenuated switch. It features three switched RF paths – open, through and 20 dB attenuation.
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This year's 2011 T-Tech catalog features the new QCJ5 with fiducial recognition and IsoPro®3.1; combined, the two are the perfect prototyping solution. The 2011 catalog also showcases industry-leading standard and high frequency quick circuit machines capable of satisfying all PCB requirements. Test samples are available.
VCOs and PLLs
Z-Communications Inc. announced the release of a new Product Selection Guide. This short form catalog includes a wide variety of surface-mount voltage-controlled oscillators (VCO) and phase-locked loop (PLL) synthesizer modules ranging from 40 MHz to 13.5 GHz. A complete listing of all available parts and specifications can be found on the company's website. Users can also download an electronic version of the product guide online at www.zcomm.com or contact the company at firstname.lastname@example.org for a hard copy version.
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