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1998 Wireless/Portable by Design Exhibition Showcase

January 1, 1998
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1998 Wireless/Portable by Design Exhibition Showcase

S-Parameter Disk
American Technical Ceramics (ATC)
Wireless Exhibition      633, 635
This new S-Parameter disk contains files with two-port descriptions for the company's multilayer capacitors. Each S-Parameter file corresponds to a specific capacitance value within a given series. All files are in a standard Touchstone (S2P) format, making them compatible with the most widely used computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulations.
American Technical Ceramics (ATC),
Huntington Station, NY (516) 547-5700.

Ceramic PCBs, Chip Resistors and Attenuators
Amitron Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      749
The company manufactures ceramic PCBs, chip resistors and attenuators with capabilities in thick-/thin-film integration on 99.6 percent alumina, gold- or silver-filled via holes, printed resistors, capacitors and thermistors, etched RF circuits and multilayer printing exceeding 10 conductor layers. Thick-film vertical integration includes ceramic machining, laser trimming and testing.
Amitron Inc.,
North Andover, MA (978) 686-1882.

Solid-state Amplifiers
Amplifier Research
Wireless Exhibition      850, 852, 854
The model 50S1G4 is an all-solid-state microwave amplifier offering 50 W minimum power from 0.8 to 4.2 GHz. The unit operates uninterrupted throughout its bandwidth without shutdown, bandswitching or tuning. In addition, the amplifier has a digital front-panel control. The unit is well suited for meeting requirements in the PCS and cellular bands.
Amplifier Research,
Souderton, PA (215) 723-8181.

Microwave/RF Assemblies and Components
Anaren Microwave Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     924
The company designs and manufactures microwave and RF assemblies and components. These products include passive components such as power dividers; signal distribution and sampling devices; low profile, multilayer stripline packaging; satellite antenna beamforms; cellular and personal communications service (PCS) antenna feed networks; and microwave backplanes.
Anaren Microwave Inc.,
East Syracuse, NY (315) 432-8909.

10 GHz Oscillator
Andersen Laboratories Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     900, 901
This surface acoustic wave oscillator is designed for synchronous optical network (SONET)/synchronous digital hierarchy telecommunication timing recovery applications. The voltage-controlled unit offers superior phase noise performance and is suitable for use in OC-192 SONET FiberCom systems operating at 9953.28 MHz. The oscillator features good environmental stability.
Anderson Laboratories Inc.,
Bloomfield, CT (860) 286-9090.

18 GHz Network Analyzer
Anritsu
Wireless Exhibition      1548, 1550
Microwave Site Master improves quality and reduces the maintenance expense of antenna systems up to 18 GHz with frequency domain reflectometry. This device is the smallest 18 GHz network analyzer available.
Anritsu,
Morgan Hill, CA (800) 267-4878.

High Frequency Circuit Design Software
Ansoft Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      123, 125, 224, 226
Serenade 7.0 PC-based high frequency circuit design software offers integrated schematic capture, circuit analysis and layout capability in an easy-to-use interface. The product's intuitive interface and powerful simulation capabilities make it attractive to large and small design facilities. The software runs on WindowsTM '95 and Windows NT.
Ansoft Corp.,
Pittsburgh, PA (412) 261-3200.

Printed Wiring Board Substrates
Arlon Materials for Electronics
Wireless Exhibition      929, 931
The company offers a full line of cost-performance printed wiring board substrates, including woven-glass and nonwoven reinforced polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and ceramic-filled products. The company also markets polyimide, multifunctional epoxy and cyanate ester substrate systems. Thermount nonwoven Armid base is lightweight, has a low er and is laser drillable.
Arlon Materials for Electronics,
Rancho Cucamonga, CA (909) 987-9533.

Microwave Components
Astrolab Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      844
The company designs and manufactures cable assemblies, cables, connectors and adaptors for commercial communication systems, including point-to-point radios, wireless base stations, very small aperture terminal systems and military platforms.
Astrolab Inc.,
Warren, NJ (732) 560-3800.

S-parameter Network Analyzer
ATN Microwave Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1139
The model SPTS-4 integrates with the model HP 8753 series analyzer to become a true four-port S-parameter network analyzer. The software runs on PCs and incorporates all of the error-correction algorithms. Please refer to the cover article of Microwave Journal, October 1997, p. 140.
ATN Microwave Inc.,
Billerica, MA (978) 667-4200.

High Performance Integrated RF/Microwave Packages
Brush Wellman Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1036, 1038
The CuPack™ high performance packages are optimized for use with power devices where die attach is made directly onto ground, such as with LDMOS and GaAs FETs and bipolar devices. These products are manufactured using direct bond copper technology on alumina or copper-moly-copper substrates.
Brush Wellman Inc.,
Tucson, AZ (520) 746-0699.

Custom Metallized Circuits
Circuits Processing Technology
Wireless Exhibition      1038
The company is an ISO 9002 registered manufacturer of custom metallized circuits for hybrid microelectronic packages for analog, RF and digital applications. The ECP process offers a cost-competitive alternative to thin-film designs with operating ranges up to 50 GHz.
Circuits Processing Technology,
Oceanside, CA (619) 941-9811.

High Q, Surface-mount Air Core Inductors
Coilcraft
Wireless Exhibition     915
Two new families of high Q, surface-mount air core inductors are being introduced. The devices offer inductance values up to 558 nH, five percent inductance tolerance, typical Q factors up to 200 and current ratings up to 3.5 A. The units' flat-top cases assure zero drift and reliable pick and place.
Coilcraft,
Cary, IL (847) 639-6400.

DC to 40 GHz Ceramic Package
Dielectric Laboratories
Wireless Exhibition     215
The company is introducing the DiPakTM series model M20001 DC to 40 GHz ceramic package utilizing low temperature cofired ceramic on a metal core. The CuMoCu core provides both superior thermal conductivity and an excellent RF ground. Typical insertion loss is less than 0.3 dB to 40 GHz. Price: $9.50 each in 1000-piece quantities. Delivery: three to five weeks.
Dielectric Laboratories,
Cazenovia, NY (315) 655-8710.

Multichannel Switches
DMT division of Jay-El Products
Wireless Exhibition     936, 938
The company offers several stock switches including SPDT, transfer and multiposition in various configurations from DC to 22 GHz. The new model MM4 multichannel switch is a four-pole, triple-throw unit designed for cell sites with three antennas. The MM4 switch replaces three SPDT switches and one SP3T switch or three transfer switches. The company also offers a 72-hour delivery program.
DMT division of Jay-El Products,
Carson, CA (310) 513-7200.

RF/Microwave Products
Dynawave Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     653
The ISO 9001 certified company designs and manufactures RF/microwave cabling, harnessing, delay lines, high power cables and RF connectors for wireless systems. All cable assemblies are UL and CSA approved. Over 10 years of experience in automated manufacturing and testing allows large production runs as well as smaller prototype orders to be produced.
Dynawave Inc.,
Haverhill, MA (978) 469-0555.

Synthesis and Simulation Software
Eagleware Corp.
Wireless Exhibition     613, 615, 617
=PLL=, a new module of the GENESYS suite of Windows programs for analog, RF and microwave design engineers has been released. This comprehensive program analyzes open- and closed-loop responses, time-domain responses and the noise performance of phase-locked loops and frequency synthesizers.
Eagleware Corp.,
Stone Mountain, GA (770) 939-0156.

GaAs HBT RF/Microwave Semiconductor Devices
EiC Corp.
Wireless Exhibition     1547, 1549
The company designs, manufactures and markets GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistor (HBT) RF/microwave semiconductor devices for the commercial wireless and mobile telecommunications markets, with applications through 3 GHz. Products include RFICs and power amplifiers.
EiC Corp.,
Fremont, CA (510) 445-4700.

Microwave Components
EMC Technology Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      754
The company is a leading provider of microwave components, offering a full line of surface-mount terminators, attenuators, resistors, hybrid baluns and Thermopad," a unique solution to temperature compensation. The company is a well-known manufacturer of flange loads, high power terminations, resistors and attenuators, and SMA terminations.
EMC Technology Inc.,
Cherry Hill, NJ (609) 429-7800.

Precision Microwave Circuitry
Filtran Microcircuits
Wireless Exhibition     325
The company will highlight its ability to produce precision microwave circuitry. The company also will exhibit examples of fine-line/narrow-gap circuitry with various plating combinations, a proprietary sputtered blind-hole approach, multilayer PTFE and thin film on ceramic.
Filtran Microcircuits,
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (613) 737-0706.

High Power RF and Microwave Resistive Components
Florida RF Labs Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     910
The company offers high power RF and microwave resistive components, and resistors, terminations and attenuators to 800 W (DC to 26.5 GHz) for commercial, military and space applications. High performance, low loss, low cost coaxial cable assemblies are also available in flexible, semiflexible and semirigid configurations from DC to 40 GHz.
Florida RF Labs Inc.,
Stuart, FL (561) 286-9300.

PCS Quadruplexers
FSY Microwave Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1342, 1344
These new PCS quadruplexers allow for easy site expansion of up to three separate PCS transmit bands of 15 or 20 MHz each with a 5 MHz guard band; and the full PCS receive band (1850 to 1990 MHz) using one antenna. Rejection between transmit ports is greater than 40 dB.
FSY Microwave Inc.,
Columbia, MD (410) 381-5700.

Super Low Current PLL Frequency Synthesizers
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     1431, 1433, 1542, 1544
Throughout the year, the company plans to introduce a new family of super low current phase-locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers. Both dual and single versions operating up to 2500 MHz will be available. The product family will be offered in the traditional SSOP package and the new leadless BCC package.
Fujitsu Microelectronics Inc.,
San Jose, CA (800) 866-8608.

400 MHz to 50 GHz Subsystems
GHz Technologies
Wireless Exhibition      1240
These subsystems operate over the frequency range from 400 MHz to 50 GHz. The subsystems consist of multicouplers for Advanced Mobile Phone Service, Extended Total Access Communications System, NTACS, Global System for Mobile communications and personal digital cellular applications; and antenna coupling units for 13, 15, 18, 23, 26, 29 and 38 GHz communication networks
GHz Technologies,
St. Laurent, Quebec, Canada (514) 335-6090

Copper-clad Laminates
GIL
Wireless Exhibition      1603, 1605
The company manufactures three product lines of copper-clad laminates for the commercial wireless market. The MC3D product provides a stable Dk and improved performance when compared to FR4. The MC5 and GML 1000 low loss product lines provide alternative materials for wireless applications that have typically utilized PTFE substrates.
GIL,
Collierville, TN (901) 853-5070.

Microwave Transceiver Subsystem Capabilities
Herotek Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1145
The company will preview new capabilities in microwave transceiver subsystems featuring an X-band transceiver for high data rate communications utilizing surface-mount technology for digital and IF processing on an eight-layer PCB integrated with microwave transmit and receive channels. Capabilities also include L-band transceivers with phase-locked frequency synthesis.
Herotek Inc.,
San Jose, CA (408) 941-8399.

SPDT GaAs MMIC Positive Control Switch
Hittite Microwave Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      1039, 1041
The company offers the model HMC194MS8 SPDT GaAs MMIC positive control switch. With over 50 dB isolation at 1 GHz and 43 dB at 2 GHz, the switch is suitable for base station LO selection and receiver antenna diversity applications. The switch is housed in a standard MSOP8 package.
Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Woburn, MA (781) 933-7267.

5.8 GHz Low Loss ISM Band Ceramic Filter
Integrated Microwave Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      823
The company introduces a 5.8 GHz low loss ceramic bandpass filter designed for upper industrial, scientific and medical (ISM) band applications. The filter provides less than 1.2 dBc pass band insertion loss over 2 percent bandwidth. Typical rejection is better than 35 dBc at 5.286 and 6.41 GHz. SMT (leaded or leadless) or thru-hole (PCB) configurations are available.
Integrated Microwave Corp.,
San Diego, CA (619) 259-2600.

Subminiature Chip Resistors
International Manufacturing Services Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      221
These subminiature chip resistors designed for higher frequency applications are available in sizes measuring 0.030" x 0.020," 0.040" x 0.020" and 0.050" x 0.020" with wraparound terminations for solder and epoxy attachments.
International Manufacturing Services Inc.,
Portsmouth, RI (401) 683-9700.

GaAs RF Power Amplifier
ITT GaAsTEK
Wireless Exhibition      102, 200
The company's new model ITT2205AF GaAs RF power amplifier is designed for Digital European Cordless Telephone applications. This more efficient amplifier features 55 percent power-added efficiency, single positive supply and 100 percent duty cycle in a 16-pin TSSOP package. The device also features a 1.2 SWR and can accommodate battery charging conditions up to 5.5 V.
ITT GaAsTEK (formerly ITT GTC),
Roanoke, VA (888) 563-3949.

Low-noise Ka-band Amplifier
JCA Technology
Wireless Exhibition      1243
These Ka-band low noise and driver amplifiers are suitable for local multipoint distribution systems as well as geostationary orbit/frequency selective service (FSS), neogeostationary orbit/FSS and mobile satellite applications. This series features low noise figure, gains from 15 to 50 dB, various output power levels and operation across the multiple frequency ranges, covering the full 26.5 to 30 GHz range.
JCA Technology,
Camarillo, CA (805) 445-9888.

400 - 2200 MHz Attenuator
JFW Industries Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      321, 323
The 400 to 2200 MHz model 50P-1191 attenuator has an attenuation of 127 dB in 1 dB steps and SMA female connectors. Custom configurations are available using multiple attenuators with general-purpose interface bus or RS-232 control to provide bulk RF load simulation in the laboratory.
JFW Industries Inc.,
Indianapolis, IN (317) 887-1340.

Variable Capacitors
Johanson Manufacturing
Wireless Exhibition      1022
The company is introducing the new Gigatrim variable capacitors for high frequency, high power RF amplifiers.
Johanson Manufacturing,
Boonton, NJ (973) 334-2676.

Coaxial Connectors
Johnson Components
Wireless Exhibition      1018, 1020
The model MMCX connectors are among the smallest coaxial connectors terminable to standard-size coaxial cable. Cables range from 0.047" (dia) flexible to RG 316. Center contacts can be crimped or soldered. Straight and right-angle versions are available in PC-mount jacks and plugs or cabled jacks and plugs.
Johnson Components,
Waseca, MN (800) 247-8256.

Probe Systems
Karl Suss America
Wireless Exhibition      1442
The company manufactures a complete line of manual, semi-automatic and fully automatic probe systems for the microwave and wireless communications markets. The modular probe system designs are easily configured to meet a wide variety of applications ranging from research and development to production.
Karl Suss America,
Waterbury Center, VT (802) 244-5181.

RF and Microwave Filters
K&L Microwave Inc.
Wireless Exhibition
     324, 326
The company offers a full line of RF and microwave filters, including ceramic (KeL-fil"), dielectric resonator, cavity, waveguide and tunable filters. In addition, the Wireless Products division presents high performance receive and transmit filters, diplexers and duplexers, combiners, and wireless system assemblies for base station infrastructure requirements.
K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD (410) 749-2424.

Attenuators, Diode Switches and Phase Shifters
KDI/triangle Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      204, 206, 208, 210, 212, 214
These new surface-mount VVA attenuators, diode switches and phase shifters are packaged in the company's Surfpac™ ceramic headers. Also offered are a wide range of RF resistors, attenuators, terminations, power dividers, combiners, couplers, bias tees, DC blocks, digital attenuators, switch matrixes and multifunction subassemblies for application up to 18 GHz.
KDI/triangle Corp.,
Whippany, NJ (973) 887-8100.

5:4 Switch
KMW Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     736, 738, 740
The company has demonstrated an innovative approach to redundant path switching with the 5:4 switch, a unit that replaces costly and complicated switching networks with a single switch and has a proven reliability of over 1M cycles. The switch is one of a family of quality switches from SPDT through SP8T.
KMW Inc.,
Cerritos, CA (562) 926-2033.

Circuit Board Plotter
LPKF CAD/CAM Systems Inc.
Wireless Exhibition     1000
The Protomat RF/vs circuit board plotter combines the AutoCad 14 and LPKF 91s/vs full-featured circuit board plotter to provide full development support from board design to prototype circuit board. The system fabricates boards on a full range of material, including Teflon™ and Duroid.™
LPKF CAD/CAM Systems Inc.,
Beaverton, OR (503) 643-0604.

Components
MICA Microwave Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      840
The company designs and manufactures isolators, circulators, gain equalizers, harmonic phase shifters, detectors and limiters for military, space and commercial markets.
MICA Microwave Corp.,
San Jose, CA (408) 363-9200.


Microwave Cables
Micro-Coax
Wireless Exhibition      1146, 1148
The company has expanded its line of UTiFLEX microwave cables with the UFJ series, which incorporates DuPont's Aracon" metal-clad fiber as the shielding braid. Aracon reduces cable weight up to 35 percent with no loss of performance and provides exceptional strength (five-times that of steel).
Micro-Coax,
Collegeville, PA (610) 489-3700.

High Speed, Miniature YIG Oscillators
Micro Lambda Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      835
The MLMH series high speed, miniature yttrium iron garnet (YIG) oscillators cover octave and multi-octave frequency bands over the 2 to 8 GHz range. The units provide 10-times faster tuning than traditional oscillators and four-times faster tuning than 1" cube oscillators.
Micro Lambda Inc.,
Fremont, CA (510) 770-9221.

Low Cost, Surface-mount Ceramic Packaging Solution
Micro Substrates Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      1341
VBGATM is a low cost, surface-mount ceramic solution for packaging MMICs in applications such as very small aperture terminals, LMDS and point-to-point radios. These leadless packages are available in wafer or tape-and-reel format for easy, inexpensive assembly. VBGAs are currently available for DC to 31.5 GHz at $5.50 in 100 K quantities.
Micro Substrates Corp.,
Tempe, AZ (602) 731-6230.

Ka-band PHEMT Power Amplifier Module
Milliwave
Wireless Exhibition      742-744
The model MPA105 Ka-band pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT) power amplifier module operates from 37 to 40 GHz, featuring passivated PHEMT devices, 1 dB compression point (P1dB) of 20 dBm, gain of 38 dB (min) and waveguide output. The module incorporates internal bias sequencing circuits and operates from +/-5 V DC supplies.
Milliwave,
Diamond Springs, CA (916) 642-5400.

DC to 20 GHz Termination
Mini-Circuits
Wireless Exhibition      1450
The company is introducing the ANNE-50 wideband termination. This versatile 50 W termination features high 32 dB (typ) return loss to 8 GHz, usability to 20 GHz and rugged construction to withstand severe mechanical vibration and shock. The unit is priced at $11.95 each in quantities of 1 to 9.
Mini-Circuits,
Brooklyn, NY (718) 934-4500.

Modular Amplifiers
MITEQ Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      941
The company introduces the new JS series modular amplifiers for RF and mm-band applications. Up to six different module types, including amplifiers, filters, multipliers, input limiters, power dividers and PIN attenuators, can be easily cascaded for quick design optimization. The units' superior performance and small size support the most stringent applications.
MITEQ Inc.,
Hauppauge, NY (516) 436-7400.


Amplifier Test Set
Noise Com
Wireless Exhibition      1016
In addition to its code-division multiple access (CDMA) Active Test™ software, the company will introduce a W-CDMA amplifier test set.
Noise Com,
Paramus, NJ (201) 261-8797.

OCXOs
Oak Frequency Control Group
Wireless Exhibition      1918, 1920
The company is pleased to announce a new family of oven-controlled crystal oscillators (OCXO), including high stability (+1 to 4 x 10-10 over temperature), low phase noise (-165 dBc/Hz floor) and surface-mount products.
Oak Frequency Control Group,
Mt. Holly Springs, PA (717) 486-3411.

Wireless Communication Ics
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      700, 701
The company is currently focusing its product offerings in two areas. First is the 1 to 2 GHz RF wireless device market. The company's wireless communication ICs offer a unique combination of linearity, isolation and low power consumption. Second is the low power, radiation-tolerant, digital application-specific IC market for the commercial satellite industry.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.,
San Diego, CA (619) 455-0660.

OCXO
Piezo Crystal Co.
Wireless Exhibition      922
The company will introduce the 275 series OCXO in a 0.5"-high package that performs 10 ppb from -40° to +70°C. Phase noise is the same as the 282 series OCXOs. Power consumption is lower than a standard OCXO for this temperate range.
Piezo Crystal Co.,
Carlisle, PA (717) 249-2151.

Connectorized Components
Pulsar Microwave Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      959
The company designs and manufactures high third-order intercept point (IP3) mixers and offers a complete line of surface-mount, plug-in and connectorized components covering frequency bands up to 18 GHz. In addition, the company manufactures power dividers, couplers, hybrids, phase shifters, bias tees, modulators/demodulators, image-reject mixers, and quadrature phase-shift keying and complex vector modulators.
Pulsar Microwave Corp.,
Clifton, NJ (973) 779-6262.

WR-28 Waveguide Isolator
QUEST Microwave Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1348
The company's WR-28 waveguide isolator operates from 37 to 40 GHz for microwave radio and satellite applications. The model WR3740T02 provides 0.3 dB maximum insertion loss, 20 dB minimum isolation and 1.25 maximum SWR across the temperature range of -30° to +70°. The isolator measures 0.375" x 1.25" x 0.820".
QUEST Microwave Inc.,
Sunnyvale, CA (408) 739-8852.

mm-wave/Microwave Components and Custom Subsystems
Quinstar Technology Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      717
The company offers mm-wave and microwave components and custom subsystems, such as couplers, terminations, adapters, isolators, polarizers, orthomode transducers, switches, standard gain horns, detectors, multipliers, mixers, up- and downconverters, filters, transceivers and repeaters, to be used in communications, radar, electronic warfare or general test equipment.
Quinstar Technology Inc.,
Sunnyvale, CA (408) 541-9226.

3.5 V Power Amplifiers
Raytheon Microelectronics
Wireless Exhibition      517, 519
The company has leveraged its state-of-the-art GaAs MMIC technology to develop very high performance, low cost, 3.5 V power amplifiers for dual-mode cellular code-division multiple access handsets. The models RMPA 0913-53 and RMPA 0914-53 amplifiers are intended for the US and Japanese markets, respectively.
Raytheon Microelectronics,
Andover, MA (978) 470-9000.

RDL Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1553
The company is introducing a new signal generator that is especially designed for CDMA testing. The model DSG-2000A can generate virtually any configuration of the CDMA signal, from one to all 64 Walsh Codes, in any combination, with unprecedented dynamic range and accuracy.
RDL Inc.,
Conshohocken, PA (610) 825-3750.

OCXO
Reeves-Hoffman
Wireless Exhibition     651
The company is introducing the low cost Stratum III OCXO for wireless and telecommunications applications that is surface mountable and has the smallest SMT footprint available. Available frequencies range from 5 to 50 MHz. Price: $50 with options (production quantities).
Reeves-Hoffman,
Carlisle, PA (717) 243-5929.

Coaxial DPDT Function Relays
RelComm Technologies Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      838
The RWS series coaxial double-pole double-throw (DPDT) function relays are available with 12 or 28 V DC coils. These devices are provided with or without an internal 2 W, 50 W termination and operate from DC to 3000 MHz. Typical performance at 2000 MHz include an SWR of 1.1, insertion loss of 0.1 dB and isolation of 80 dB.
RelComm Technologies Inc.,
Salisbury, MD (410) 749-4488.

Components and Subsystems
REMEC Wireless
Wireless Exhibition      1008, 1010
The company is a leading manufacturer of components and subsystems serving the wireless communications industry. Products/services include cavity/ceramic filters, frequency converters, delay assemblies, transmitters, receivers, synthesizers and contract manufacturing.
REMEC Wireless,
San Diego, CA (619) 560-1301.

Wireless Applications Products
RF Micro Devices
Wireless Exhibition      713, 715
This manufacturer of RFICs for wireless communications is introducing 24 new products, which are detailed in the its new product supplement to the 1997 Designer's Handbook.
RF Micro Devices,
Greensboro, NC (910) 664-1233.

Wireless Data-acquisition and Control System
RF Neulink, a division of RF Industries
Wireless Exhibition      105, 107
The SkyLine series wireless data-acquisition and control system features base stations and remote platforms with intelligent high speed, 2 W, synthesized transceiver modems with 65,000 unique identification codes, error detection/correction, 64 programmable RF channels, eight input/output modules and a repeater capability. The system is available in both UHF and VHF versions.
RF Neulink, a division of RF Industries,
San Diego, CA (619) 549-6340.

RF/Microwave Test and Measurement Accessories
Richardson Electronics
Wireless Exhibition      707, 709
The latest in RF and microwave component technology from the industry's leading manufacturers are available from stock and are on display. See the company's new offering of RF/microwave test and measurement accessories and components, including QMI and M/A-COM test cables and cable assemblies, plus RF gain amplifiers for broadcast, cellular, paging and wideband laboratory applications.
Richardson Electronics,
LaFox, IL (800) 737-6937.

High Frequency Laminates
Rogers Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      513, 515
The company offers high frequency laminates for low cost, high volume applications. The R04000" series laminates exhibit electrical and physical properties comparable to woven glass PTFE substrates and process similar to most epoxy/glass laminates. The R03000™ series laminates exhibit excellent electrical characteristics.
Rogers Corp.,
Chandler, AZ (602) 961-1382.

Crystal Oscillators
Saronix
Wireless Exhibition     1434
The company is adding to its ECL and PECL lines of crystal oscillators with a PECL that operates at just 3.3 V - an industry first! A surface-mount package makes the device valuable for the latest in 64-bit devices requiring that voltage.
Saronix,
Palo Alto, CA (415) 855-6887.

Hybrid Amplifier Module
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics
Wireless Exhibition      1033, 1035, 1136, 1134
The model STM901-30 ultra-linear, high power hybrid amplifier module designed for cellular base station applications provides +45 dBm (PEP) output power at 26 percent efficiency, with 35 dB gain from a +26 V DC power source. The module can be used as a stand-alone power amplifier for microcell transceivers or as a driver for higher power discrete amplifiers.
SGS-Thomson Microelectronics,
Montgomeryville, PA (215) 361-6400.

Crystal Products
Siward International Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1249
The company manufactures crystals, crystal filters, crystal oscillators, voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXO), temperature-controlled crystal oscillators (TCXO), VC-TCXOs, oven-controlled crystal oscillators, VCOs and monolithic crystal filters.
Siward International Inc.,
Parsippany, NJ (201) 898-1234.

Multilayer, Ceramic LC Filter
SMI-ED
Wireless Exhibition      217, 219
The company's new multilayer, ceramic LC filter is a surface-mountable bandpass filter. The device covers a range of 300 MHz to 2.4 GHz and is smaller than other types of filters.
SMI-ED,
Santa Clara, CA (408) 982-0990.

Solid-modeling GUI
Sonnet Software Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      524, 526
This new solid-modeling graphical user interface (GUI) is designed for the Micro-Stripes series full three-dimensional (3D) electromagnetic analysis software suite. The new front end features full solid-model import/export translation to and from other 3D drawing packages and is based on ACIS solid models. The GUI is available for UNIX and Windows '95/NT PCs.
Sonnet Software Inc.,
Liverpool, NY (315) 453-3096.

Connectors, Attenuators and Terminations
SV Microwave
Wireless Exhibition      111
The company offers an entire line of low cost connectors, attenuators and terminations geared specifically for the wireless markets. These products are competitively priced and offer good intermodulation performance.
SV Microwave,
West Palm Beach, FL (561) 840-1800.

Wireless Applications Components
Synergy Microwave Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      703, 705
Components for wireless applications will be displayed, including VCOs, frequency synthesizers, mixers, demodulators and modulators, power dividers, phase comparators, phase detectors, phase shifters, hybrids, couplers, frequency doublers, fixed attenuators, transformers, filters, DC blocks and monolithic amplifiers.
Synergy Microwave Corp.,
Paterson, NJ (973) 881-8800.

Through-hole Plating System
T-Tech Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      602
Quick Plate is a new one-bath through-hole plating system that allows users to plate copper through holes in about one hour. Quick Plate operates with a wide variety of circuit materials, including both FR-4 and PTFE materials. Boards can be plated in about one hour.
T-Tech Inc.,
Atlanta, GA (770) 455-0676.

PTFE Laminates
Taconic ADD
Wireless Exhibition      1246
The company currently offers several product lines, including TLY, TLT, TLX, TLC, TLE and Cer-10 laminates. Laminates manufactured by the company are at the heart of various commercial and military microwave systems. Generally, the company's laminates are ordered clad on one or both sides with 1/4-, 1/2-, 1- or 2-oz electrodeposited copper.
Taconic ADD,
Petersburgh, NY (518) 658-3202

Miniature Power Board
Tecdia Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1247
The model SFP18A58 mini power board for GaAs FETs withstands a higher input current than previous models of the SFP series. A regulated positive input ranging between 9 and 12 V is supplied by the user and the board will generate the (-) output while safely sequencing and regulating both the (+) and (-) outputs for a GaAs FET device.
Tecdia Inc.,
Mountain View, CA (650) 967-2828.

Directional and Omnidirectional Antennas
Tecom Industries Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      809
The company offers directional and omnidirectional antennas for narrowband communications, and broadband radar and avionics. Frequencies in the wireless range include 450, 900, 1800 and 1900 MHz, and 2.4, 5.8 and 22.30 GHz. The products offer designed-in, state-of-the-art reliability, meeting rigorous in-process inspections as required by the ISO 9001 quality system.
Tecom Industries Inc.,
Chatsworth, CA (818) 341-4010.

Cable Mounting Hardware and Installation Accessories
Times Microwave Systems
Wireless Exhibition      1147
The company is a manufacturer of high performance coaxial cables and cable assemblies for the aerospace and wireless communications markets. A complete line of mounting hardware and installation accessories are being introduced for use with the company's flexible, low loss LMR" series coaxial cables for wireless communication antenna feeders and system interconnects.
Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT (203) 949-8429.

Microwave Components
Trilithic Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      423, 425
The company is a leading manufacturer of fixed and variable attenuators and filters, RF switches and switching systems. Products are designed and manufactured for customers in the cellular and PCS wireless markets. Custom designs are available upon request.
Trilithic Inc.,
Indianapolis, IN (800) 344-2412.

GaAs MMICs
TRW
Wireless Exhibition      914, 916
The company's growing family of GaAs HEMT transistor MMIC products include low noise amplifiers, power amplifiers and mixers, covering the frequency band from 10 to 60 GHz. The MMICs are fully passivated and designed for use in commercial digital microwave radios and Ka-band very small aperture terminals.
TRW,
Redondo Beach, CA (310) 814-5749.

RF and Microwave Filters
TTE Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1541, 1543
The company offers RF and microwave filters covering the frequency range of 0.1 Hz to 18 GHz. Also available are balun isolation and matching transformers, variable and fixed high Q precision inductors, and attenuators and terminations.
TTE Inc.,
Los Angeles, CA (310) 478-8224.

Low Cost, High Frequency VCOs
Vari-L Company Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1351-1353
The company introduces two new series of low cost, high frequency VCOs to its already extensive high performance VCO catalog offering. The center frequency range limits for both the models VCO690 and VCO691 are 3000 to 6000 MHz. Supply voltage for the VCO690 series is +5 V and +3 V for the VCO691 series. Custom designs are available.
Vari-L Company Inc.,
Denver, CO (303) 371-1560.

Low Profile Surface-mount TCXO
Vectron International
Wireless Exhibition      316, 318, 320, 322
The company's new model T-1084 low profile, surface-mount TCXO can be mounted using a standard convection reflow process. The unit is available with several different frequency and VCO options, and features a +/-2.5 ppm frequency vs. temperature characteristic over a -30° to +70°C operating range.
Vectron International,
Norwalk, CT (888) 328-7661.

Precision Trimmer Capacitors
Voltronics Corp.
Wireless Exhibition      1045
The A4 series precision trimmer capacitors features a patented solid dielectric design that eliminates the possibility of intermittent shorting and microphonics. The rugged construction features positive stops at minimum and maximum capacitance. This unit is one of a family of low cost solid dielectric trimmer capacitors with ranges from 0.3 to 1.2 pF to 0.5 to 12 pF.
Voltronics Corp.,
Denville, NJ (973) 586-8585.

250 - 3000 MHz Amplifier
Watkins Johnson Co.
Wireless Exhibition      714, 716, 718
The model AM1 250 to 3000 MHz amplifier is designed as a preamplifier with 13.5 dB gain, 2.4 dB noise figure, +36 dBm IP3 and P1dB of 18 dBm. The unit is equipped in an SOT89 package and is priced at $2.95 in production quantities.
Watkins-Johnson Co.,
Palo Alto, CA (800) 951-4401.

Four-way Combiner
Werlatone Inc.
Wireless Exhibition      1458
The model D5305 four-way combiner rated at 1000 W CW is the latest in the company's 100 to 500 MHz mismatch tolerant combiner line. A conservative power rating allows noncoherent combining operation and continuous operation into extreme load SWRs. The unit is ideal for combining four VHF- or UHF-band transmitters.
Werlatone Inc.,
Brewster, NY (914) 279-6187.

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