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October 14, 2004
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InGaP HBT Transistor

The model MMA707-3030 is an InGaP HBT transistor that provides high performance to 2.2 GHz. This model delivers up to 12 dB gain, a P1dB of +31 dBm, and an OIP3 of +50 dBm over 100 MHz bandwidths up to 2.4 GHz. This device is suitable for driver and output stages in various telecom infrastructure requirements. The key feature is its linearity, which allows for a minimum of 95 dB spur free, dynamic range. The device is characterized for 5 and 7 V. Size: 3 x 3 mm.

Aeroflex/Metelics Inc.,
Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 737-8181,

Handheld Base Station Analyzer

The Cell Master™ MT8212B is a handheld base station analyzer that includes a CDMA/GSM transmitter analyzer, interference analyzer, built-in source, channel scanner and DS0/VF channel access to the Cell Master design. The integration of these additional test capabilities provides engineers and field technicians with a single handheld instrument weighing less than five pounds that can be used to ensure proper deployment, installation and maintenance of GSM and CDMA networks. Price: $13,950. Delivery: six to eight weeks ARO.

Anritsu Co.,
Morgan Hill, CA
(408) 778-2000,

RF Power Amplifier Module

The model RMPA1959 is a high performance linear RF power amplifier module for CDMA and CDMA2000-1X personal communications system applications. The RMPA1959 features a single positive-supply operation, low power and shutdown modes, 39 percent CDMA efficiency at +28 dBm average output power, in a 4 x 4 mm package. Price: $1.07 (100,000). Delivery: eight weeks ARO.

Fairchild Semiconductor Corp.,
South Portland, ME
(207) 775-8100,

SMD Synthesizer Module

This synthesizer offers a low phase noise design and is developed for use in GSM base stations in the 1930 to 1990 MHz range. The SSB phase noise is typically –115 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz, –133 dBc/Hz at 400 kHz and as low as –156 dBc/Hz at 6 MHz. This module achieves constant PLL parameters over the whole frequency range and exhibits low spurious levels where rejection of the 200 kHz comparison frequency is better than –75 dBc, and rejection of the 52 MHz reference frequency is better than –95 dBc.

FOQ Piezo Technik GmbH,
Bad Rappenau, Germany
+49 (0) 7264-9145-0,

RF Hot Switch

The model 50S-1352 is a high power, RF hot switch that covers cellular, PCS and UMTS frequencies. This model is a 1P2T, PIN diode switch that is capable of switching up to 50 W with the power on. Solid-state construction, low insertion loss of 0.9 dB maximum, and an operating frequency of 800 to 2500 MHz make it a good fit for both laboratory test and base station applications. Connector options include SMA, TNC and N with custom designs also available.

JFW Industries,
Indianapolis, IN
(317) 887-1340,

Dual Channel Downconverter

The model HMC381LP6 is a high IP3 dual downconverter RFIC that is designed for use in virtually all wireless infrastructure applications in the 1700 to 2200 MHz band. This model operates from 1.7 to 2.2 GHz and delivers +27 dBm input IP3. The passive mixer outputs and IF amplifier inputs are adjacently positioned so that an external IF filter can readily be placed in series between them. The HMC381LP6 provides 9 dB of gain with a typical SSB noise figure of 12 dB. Size: 6 x 6 mm.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA
(978) 250-3343,

Broadband Frequency Synthesizer

The model TLS05003125/100K is a high performance frequency synthesizer that covers the entire 500 to 3125 MHz band. The step size is typically 100 kHz and the spectral quality is good. Phase noise is typically better than –90 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offsets and the spurious are better than –60 dBc. This unit is ideal for broadband converters and wireless test equipment applications.

Luff Research Inc.,
Floral Park, NY
(516) 358-2880,

Smart Bias T

This AISG compliant smart bias T is for control of and communications between tower mounted components. This component integrates the RS-485 data modem as well as quarter-wave lightning protection (per IEC 61000-6-4, IEC 61000-6-2) and optional DC blocking. This bias T offers frequency coverage of 1710 to 2170 MHz with return loss of ≥ 20 dB. It offers an insertion loss of 0.1 dB typical and PIM is –165 dBc over an operating voltage of +12 to +30 V.

Spinner North America Inc.,
Norcross, GA
(770) 263-6326,

Intermediate Power Amplifier

The EC intermediate power amplifier series is comprised of high dynamic range driver amplifiers in low cost surface-mount packages. The InGaP HBT is able to achieve high performance for various narrowband-tuned application circuits with up to +49 dBm OIP3 and +33 dBm of compressed 1 dB power. All devices are 100 percent RF and DC tested. These amplifiers are targeted for use as driver amplifiers in wireless infrastructure for which high linearity and medium power are required.

WJ Communications Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(800) 951-4401,

Phased Array Antenna

The model PCA15SR is a high performance printed microstrip array antenna constructed using bonded layers of plastic and foam sheets to yield a low cost, lightweight yet extremely rugged design. Each panel is housed in a formed aluminum tray and sealed with a UV stable plastic radome. This construction allows the PCA15SR to be used alone as a medium gain antenna or combined with other panels to form a larger phased array. This antenna operates at a frequency range of 2200 to 2300 MHz, offers a nominal gain of 18 dBiC and a noise temperature of 70 k typical. Size: 15" x 3/4".

Micro-Ant Inc.,
Plymouth, MA
(508) 888-0406,

Image Reject Mixer

The model 18KWR0327 is a gallium arsenide (GaAs) hetero-bipolar transistor (HBT) mono-lithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) image reject mixer that can be utilized in upper- or lower-sideband operation. From 13 to 25 GHz, this mixer offers conversion loss of 8 dB with 18 dB image rejection across the band. The mixer is well suited for wireless communications applications such as millimeter-wave point-to-point radio, local multipoint distribution services and SATCOM. Delivery: six to eight weeks ARO.

Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Houston, TX
(281) 988-4600,

Direct Quadrature Modulator

The model SKY73010 is a single chip direct quadrature modulator designed for next generation cellular infrastructure equipment and other wireless transceiver applications. This DCR™ component accepts input frequencies from direct current to 250 MHz with a broad RF and local oscillator frequency range of 300 to 2500 MHz. It provides a broadband noise floor of –155 dBm/Hz, with 35 to 45 dBc carrier and sideband suppression, at a LO input power of 0 dBm. Size: 4 x 4 mm. Price: $5.25 (10,000).

Skyworks Solutions Inc.,
Woburn, MA
(781) 376-3000,

Handheld RF Signal Analyzer

The model 3290 is a handheld, RF signal strength analyzer that features 2.9 GHz band-width, –117 dB/m max sensitivity and a scan rate of 125 channels/sec. This model allows up to 160 pre-set channels to be loaded into memory for rapid scans and displays by personnel doing RF analysis in the field. All functions are menu selectable and all set-ups can be stored in memory. The analyzer offers an RS232 interface, a 50 W input impedance and audio output with a built-in speaker. Size: 9" x 4" x 1.77". Weight: 1.4 lbs. Price: $2700.00.

Protek Test and Measurement,
Allendale, NJ
(201) 760-9898,

Handheld Spectrum Analyzer

The model FSH6 is a handheld spectrum analyzer that operates in an expanded frequency range up to 6 GHz. This makes it suitable for all WLAN 802.11a applications as well as for general lab applications in higher frequency ranges. This analyzer can be tuned by means of channel numbers instead of frequencies and facilitates operation for many users from mobile radio and broadcasting. The integrated tracking generator makes the instrument ideal for scalar and vector network analysis, distance-to-fault measurements and one-port cable loss measurements.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG,
München, Germany
+49 89 4129-13779,


High Speed SP5T Switch

The model MSN-5DT-05-STD is an SP5T, PIN diode switch with options 1422, 12X and LVT that operates from 14 to 22 GHz. This switch offers a minimum of 80 dB isolation and a maximum of £ 5 dB insertion loss. The switch accomplishes this while also having a maximum switching speed of 30 ns on/off, a maximum rise/fall of 10 ns and a maximum in-band power leakage of –65 dBm with a total harmonic distortion of £ 70 dB at +10 dBm I/P. Size: 2.5" x 1.5" x 0.40".

American Microwave Corp.,
Frederick, MD
(301) 662-4700,

High Performance Cable

This EZ ARMORED ruggedized cable series incorporates its line of EZ Flex high performance cables with a nearly indestructible armor jacket. These cables can endure extreme environments and can withstand a compression force of 4000 pounds per linear inch. These cables utilize either SMA or type N connectors and can be supplied in any length. The typical VSWR for the EZ ARM401 version is 1.35 up to 18 GHz, with an attenuation of 0.42 dB/ft. at 18 GHz.

EZ Form Cable Co.,
Hamden, CT
(203) 785-8215,

Surface-mount Isolators/Circulators

This SLE series of surface-mount isolators is ideal for low power applications and offers a frequency range of 380 to 2200 MHz. This device is also available in a circulator version. Both are available in tape and reel format for high speed automated assembly. Models are available in typical bandwidths of 5 percent with isolation > 17 dB and insertion loss < 0.8 dB.

Renaissance Electronics Corp.,
Harvard, MA
(978) 772-7774,

DC/DC Converter

The model HSH is a DC/DC converter that will operate up to 150°C case temperature. This fully isolated HSH converter accepts a 6 to 12 VDC input and provides a dual 5 V output. This converter features an inhibit function and offers a full operating temperature range of –55° to +125°C. Size: 0.980" x 0.805" x 0.270". Price: $745.00 (100).

Redmond, WA
(425) 882-3100,

6 to 12 GHz Bandpass Filter

The model 11SB10-9000/T6000-O/OP is a bandpass filter that offers a 3 dB BW of 6 GHz centered at 9 GHz. This filter has < 1 dB insertion loss at f0, 50 dB at DC to 5.1 GHz and 13.8 to 18 GHz and 1.8 VSWR across 100 percent of passband. Size: 1.98" x 0.92" x 0.5" with SMA connectors.

K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-2424,

Planar Doped Barrier Detector

The model 603S is a planar doped barrier detector that operates in a frequency range of 10 MHz to 40 GHz. This model offers a frequency response of ±0.3 dB to 20 GHz, ±0.6 dB to 26.5 GHz and ±1 dB to 40 GHz. The maximum VSWR is 1.3 to 20 GHz, 1.4 to 26.5 GHz and 1.5 to 40 GHz. The detector operates at a temperature of –54° to +100°C. This unit may be manufactured to military specifications. Delivery: stock to 30 days.

Sunnyvale, CA
(408) 734-5999,

Drop-in Isolator

The model 991-114118-091 is a drop-in isolator that operates from 11.4 to 11.8 GHz and supports the needs of the satellite X-band receiver market. This device has electrical specifications of –0.50 dB insertion loss, isolation of –20 dB and VSWR of 1.25 over the entire temperature range of –20° to +70°C. The isolator can handle power of 10 W forward and 1 W reverse. Size: 0.250" x 0.375" x 0.150".

M2 Global Technology Ltd.,
San Antonio, TX
(210) 561-4800,

Three-channel Switch Filter Bank

The model 3IFA-61.5/69.5-SR is a three-channel switch filter bank that covers the frequency range of 61.5 to 69.5 MHz. This unit utilizes narrowband LC filters that feature a very tight shape factor. The bank utilizes a +5 V power supply and two TTL control lines for switching. The filter bandwidths are 1.3 MHz with stop bands of 65, 75 and 90 dB. This unit provides good phase noise characteristics under vibration.

Lorch Microwave,
Salisbury, MD
(800) 780-2169,

Mini DC Feedthrus

This miniature hermetic glass feedthru offers a body height of 0.035", which allows the glass seal to be recessed into the housing while maintaining the same wall thickness and hole configuration, thereby eliminating the excessive thermal stress on the glass seal. This redesigned feedthru promotes a more robust seal in problem housings where housings have already been machined and require the same hole configuration and wall thickness as the standard feedthru. An additional benefit is that these feedthrus allow for a solder schedule of up to 290°C. This high temperature rating increases solder schedule flexibility across the whole module and helps to reduce final inspection time.

Hampstead, NH
(603) 329-4050,

High Power Notch Filter

The model 7R6-269-X17S11 is a narrowband high power notch filter. The center of the notch is 269 MHz with a nominal 3 dB bandwidth of 16 MHz. Passband insertion loss is less than 0.3 dB, notch depth is 85 dB while power handling capability is 100 W CW. This filter is suitable for extremely rugged conditions. Size: 1.5" x 1.15" x 3.5".

Reactel Inc.,
Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 519-3660,

High Frequency Power Divider

The D-0640 series is a 6 to 40 GHz in-phase power divider/combiner with high isolation, small size and good performance in a single package. This series utilizes a multi-section “Wilkinson” type design with good electrical performance over the frequency range. These power dividers/combiners offer an average power of 10 W, K female connectors and a 50 W impedance.

RLC Electronics Inc.,
Mount Kisco, NY
(914) 241-1334,

Thin Film Coplanar Attenuator

The model 0303 is a thin film coplanar attenuator that is wire bondable or solderable. These balanced T attenuators are available on alumina, aluminum nitride and quartz. These devices are constructed using a passivated high stability thin film resistor element and are available with attenuation values ranging from 1 to 20 dB. This model is suitable for high frequency applications up to 20 GHz. Size: 0.0301" x 0.030" x 0.010". Price: $1.90. Delivery: stock to eight weeks ARO.

State of the Art Inc.,
State College, PA
(800) 458-3401,


1 W Amplifier Module

The model AML618-OC is a 6 to 18 GHz, 1 W miniature drop-in high gain RF power module. This module provides 35 dB of gain at +30 dBm P1dB compressed output. Input and output VSWR are 1.5 typical and 2 maximum. DC requirements are 860 mA at 8 VDC and 2 mA at –5 VDC. The microstrip bond height from the base surface is 0.050". Size: 0.95" x 0.76" x 0.175".

AML Communications Inc.,
Camarillo, CA
(805) 388-1345,

Miniature RF Amplifier

The model A0120306A is a miniature RF amplifier that operates in a frequency range of 0.1 to 2 GHz. This amplifier offers a gain of 30 dB, gain variation of ±1 dB, maximum noise figure of 4 dB, VSWR of 2:1 and a Pout at 1 dB compression of +15 dBm. Nominal DC current at 12 V is 180 mA. This model is available with removable connectors. Size: 1.25" x 0.75" x 0.25".

Herotek Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 941-8399,

Broadband Medium Power Amplifier

The model MSH-6245501 is a broadband amplifier that offers a typical gain of 17 dB and a gain flatness of ±1 dB while providing 22 dBm minimum across the 1 to 10 GHz frequency range. The noise figure is 5.5 dB maximum and IP3 is 31 dBm. VSWR in/out is 2.0 and requires +12 VDC with current of 290 mA. This amplifier is manufactured with thin film technology and is unconditionally stable. Size: 1.52" x 1.62" x 1.0".

Microwave Solutions Inc.,
National City, CA
(619) 474-7500,

Low Noise Amplifier

The model MSS-10-1575-20N is an in-line GPS filter low noise amplifier (LNA) that combines a 1575.42 MHz bandpass filter and a low noise amplifier. The amplifier provides a gain of 23 to 25 dB while the filter provides a minimum 1 dB bandwidth of 20 MHz and a ±75 MHz rejection of 25 dB. A DC voltage of 5 to 15 is applied to the output RF connector and is passed through to the input connector. Optional RF connectors and gain options are available.

Microwave Support Systems,
Nashua, NH
(603) 889-3601,

Successive Detection Log Video Amplifier

The model SDLVA-07103-70-LA3 is a successive detection log video amplifier (SDLVA) that operates at a frequency range of 750 MHz to 1.25 GHz. This SDLVA provides up to 80 dB of dynamic range in 25 ns speed and with low AM/PM conversion and a nominal 20 MHz video bandwidth. The log linearity is ±1.5 dB over the dynamic range of –65 to +5 dBm with a VSWR of 2.0 and a limited IF output of 14 dBm. Size: 1.30" x 0.95" x 0.27".

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.,
Frederick, MD
(301) 631-1579,


LTCC Ceramic Substrate

These ceramic substrates offer cooling tunnels (Mini-Tunnel) with the combination of low temperature co-fired ceramic (LTCC), thick film printing and a ceramic substrate process, which produces a high tech temperature controlled package. The advantages of the cooling tunnels are to dissipate the heat from the ceramic substrate under the critical components (with or without air enforcing by a Mini-Fan).

Mission Viejo, CA
(949) 305-8126,


High Performance Software

The recent release of SIwave v2 features a full-wave electromagnetic field simulator, and analyzes signal and power-integrity effects in high performance printed circuit boards and integrated circuit packages. This proprietary full-wave, finite-element technique allows designers to characterize simultaneous switching noise, inter-symbol interference, power and ground bounce, resonances, reflections and coupling between traces and power/ground planes. Engineers are able to model entire PCBs and package structures using an analysis engine to generate both frequency and time-domain results.

Ansoft Corp.,
Pittsburgh, PA
(412) 261-3200,


Variable Speed Clock Recovery

This VSCR-192 series enables clock recovery from a NRZ and RZ data stream by automatically adjusting to any data rate within the unit operating range of 9.95 to 11.35 Gbps. An optional rate of 9.95 to 12.55 Gbps is also available. The module includes a clock recovery circuit and ultra-low phase noise PLL that tracks and filters the recovered clock. The PLL loop bandwidth can be adjusted from 1 to 80 MHz enabling a wide range of jitter tolerance application.

Elcom Technologies Inc.,
Rockleigh, NJ
(201) 767-8030,

Phase-locked Oscillator

The model LT-25 phase-locked oscillator is a frequency synthesizer designed for use in high reliability environments where high stability and low phase noise over temperature and vibration are stringent requirements. Utilizing a precision 10 MHz external frequency reference, model LT-25 is especially characterized by its fast rise/fall times and low phase noise of –115 dBc/Hz at 20 Hz offset; –135 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset; and –150 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. Size: 1.3" x 1.1" x 0.35".

EM Research Inc.,
Verdi, NV
(775) 345-2411,

80 to 250 MHz Voltage-controlled Oscillator

The model MW500-1539 is a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that covers more than 3:1 bandwidth continuously within a range of 0 to 20 V tuning voltage. The VCO can accept a max VT of 30 V, typically reaching 287 MHz. Phase noise is low, typically –129 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz, –107 at 10 kHz. Output power is +6 dBm minimum. Supply is +12 V at 29 mA. Operating temperature is –40° to 85°C.

Micronetics Inc.,
Hudson, NH
(603) 579-0900,

Surface-mount Oscillators

These monitor and quartztek (MQT) surface-mount oscillators are available in 3.3 or 5 V supplies, with a frequency range of 1.000 to 155.520 MHz. The customer’s exact frequency is programmed into the oscillator prior to shipping. Frequency stability is available in ±100 or ±50 ppm options, with output waveform HCMOS compatibility. The output will drive a 15 pF load. Rise/fall time is < 7 ns. Size: 3.2 x 5 x 1 mm. Price: $8.50 (10).

MMD Components,
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
(949) 753-5888,

Low Phase Noise Voltage-controlled Oscillator

This voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) family is specifically designed to be utilized as a dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO) replacement. These high quality VCOs are divided into three categories with model VO3140 having low phase noise, model VO3160 exhibiting low phase noise and model VO3180 having extremely low phase noise. The center frequencies cover the microwave range, starting at 5 GHz. The oscillator family is based on a stable etched resonator concept, providing a high quality solution with an operating temperature range from –40° to +85°C.

Sivers IMA AB,
Kista, Sweden

Temperature-compensated Crystal Oscillator

The model CVT5116 is a voltage-controlled, temperature-compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) that operates at 26 MHz. This product is based on the direct analogue compensation design. The design allows a good noise response of –140 dBc/1 kHz and avoids allocation due to IC shortage. This TCXO offers stability of ±3 ppm versus –30° to +75°C, a supply voltage of 3 V and a pulling range of ±8 ppm minimum. Size: 5 x 3.2 mm.

Cedex, France
+33 (0) 4 97 233 000,

Surface-mount Crystal Oscillator

This R1800 series of 5 x 7 mm surface-mount HCMOS 1.8 V crystal oscillators features low voltage, broad frequency ranges and tighter stability options. This series offers frequency ranges from 850 kHz to 165 MHz and stability options from ±100 to ±25 ppm. These oscillators feature low power consumption, low phase jitter, fixed frequency or tristate, and a start up time of less than 5 milliseconds.

Valpey Fisher Corp.,
Hopkinton, MA
(508) 435-6831,

Test Equipment

Wideband Arbitrary Waveform Generator

The model N6030A is a wideband arbitrary waveform generator (AWG) that delivers 1.25 GSa/s and 15 bits of vertical resolution simultaneously. With the N6030A, digital signal processing and system engineers can rapidly create realistic wideband signals for the design and test of advanced radar, satellite and emerging communication systems. This model provides dual differential output channels to drive both single-ended and balanced designs. Each independent channel gives designers access to advanced digital-to-analog technology, with 500 MHz of instantaneous analog bandwidth and more than 65 dBc of spurious free dynamic range. Price: $50,000.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Palo Alto, CA
(800) 829-4444,

DSL Modem Test Instrument

The model UFX-9835 is a test instrument that generates near-end crosstalk (NEXT) and far-end crosstalk (FEXT) for production testing of DSL modems. The instrument contains two independent noise generators, each with continuously controllable output power from –130 dBm/Hz to –140 dBm/Hz. Using its dual output capability noise can be injected to the modem test circuit for simultaneous testing of NEXT and FEXT. The two outputs are each balanced with output impedance higher than 10 kW, which meets the high impedance crosstalk injection requirements of various T1 standards.

Parsippany, NJ
(201) 261-8797,

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