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* Broadband Bias Tee
This broadband bias tee operates from less than 50 MHz to greater than 18.5 GHz. Insertion loss at 100 MHz is 0.05 dB (typ) increasing to less than 0.5 dB at 18.5 GHz. SWRs are less than 1.25 (typ) with isolation greater than 60 dB. DC current is 250 mA at 50 V (max). Size: 0.75" * 0.75" * 0.50". Delivery: stock to 60 days.
Adaptive Concepts Inc.,
Santa Maria, CA (805) 928-5159.
Circle No. 262
* Custom Hybrid Packages
These custom hybrid packages are ideal for both fiber-optic and microelectronic circuits. The 0.700" * 0.900" kovar package and 0.500" * 0.800" kovar package are used in fiber-optic designs, and there are two platforms, a 0.398 square half dip and a 0.498" * 0.798" full size, which are available in several configurations. These competitively priced, high quality packages can be specifically designed and produced to meet each individual customers' unique requirements.
Advanced Technology Group Inc., Rockaway, NJ (973) 627-6955.
Circle No. 216
* Directional Detector
The model DD01-92 directional detector is designed for high volume applications and covers the frequencies from 650 MHz to 2.4 GHz. It is packaged in a small footprint SC-88 package and incorporates a directional coupler and two GaAs Schottky diodes on a monolithic GaAs chip to generate a DC voltage of approximately 200 mV with a 1.8 GHz input signal of 10 mW and handles power levels up to 4 W. Price: 38¢ (50,000).
Woburn, MA (781) 935-5150
Circle No. 263
* Chip and Wire Diplexer
This 12DLH1-900-L chip and wire diplexer is designed as a high volume, high performance, low unit cost solution for wideband wireless local loop systems. The diplexer's specifications include 1.8 dB passband loss, 1.7 SWR and 50 dB rejection at 800 and 1000 MHz. Size: 51 * 13 * 9 mm.
Portland, ME (207) 797-4588.
Circle No. 218
* Coupled Mode 5/8" Cable
The RADIAX® RXL4.5-1 5/8" coupling mode cable is designed for broadband applications. It is particularly suitable for installation in buildings and in tunnels where speed of installation and high performance is required. This new smaller cable is flexible, easy to install and gives lower insertion loss compared with similar cables in the marketplace. The cable is an inexpensive way to create or improve radio coverage in underground or subway facilities and in building where radio coverage is poor or non existent. The cable has a corrugated, welded copper outer conductor over a low density foam covered inner conductor. Holes milled in the corrugation peaks of the outer copper conductor produce the radiating cable effect.
Orland Park, IL (800) 255-1479.
Circle No. 264
* Surface-mount Power Sensor
This true RMS surface-mount power sensor is a thick film circuit capable of directly measuring RF input power from a +8 dBm (6.3 mW) to 33 dBm (2 W) giving it a dynamic range of 25 dB. It is pin for pin compatible with existing power sensors in the industry, requiring a DC input of 5 V to bias the internal bridge circuitry with a typical current draw of 2 to 8 mA.
Barry Industries Inc.,
Attleboro, MA (508) 226-3350.
Circle No. 217
* 2.4 and 5.8 GHz Cavity Duplexers
These 2.4 and 5.8 GHz cavity duplexers have 30 and 35 MHz 3 dB bandwidths, respectively, as well as typical center frequency insertion loss of < 2.0 dB or 2.5 dB. SWR is 1.4, rejection at center frequency ±43 MHz (±60 MHz for the 5.8 GHz model) is > 90 dB. Mechanical specifications vary depending on frequency requirements, and customer connector/mounting parameters. Size: typical 5.8 GHz, 1.5" * 2.0" * 11.0".
Eastern Wireless TeleComm Inc., Salisbury, MD (410) 749-3800.
Circle No. 219
* High Power Circulator
The model UFC3-521-01 100 kW three port high power circulator is designed for use with 100 kW tubes, and is constructed in aluminum and connects to a WR-975 waveguide. Flanges interface with CPR-975. A copper alloy water coolant system ensures stable performance over a large range of average power capability. Broader operating frequencies can be achieved with minor degradation in performance. A 60 ±1 dB probe with type-N connector is on port 3 of the load arm to monitor reverse power and ensure tube protection.
Ferrite Company Inc.,
Hudson, NH (603) 881-5234.
Circle No. 220
* Eight-bit Digital/Analog Attenuators
The 348 series of hermetically sealed, digitally programmable attenuators exhibit an attenuation range of 60 dB over greater octave bands in the 2 to 18 GHz frequency range. Employing eight-bit control, each model has 0.25 dB resolution with guaranteed monotonicity. The 348 models switch in less than 500 ns and the 348H models switch in less than 200 ns. Performance is guaranteed over the 54° to 110°C temperature range. A miniature 14-pin connector is employed for both control lines and power supply lines. High reliability screening is available as an option.
General Microwave, a Herley company, Farmingdale, NY (631) 630-2000.
Circle No. 221
* Indoor Power Divider
The model KS1009 indoor power divider is intended for use at 2.3 to 2.5 GHz. It provides an eight-port split for use in distributed in-building RF systems for W-LAN and other broadband divider/combiner applications. The device features low insertion loss, greater than 20 dB port-to-port isolation and excellent impedance match at all ports. SMA female connectors are employed for input/output. The small package is provided with four mounting tabs. Size: 4.8" * 2.4" * 0.8".
Kathrein Inc., Scala Division,
Medford, OR (541) 779-6500.
Circle No. 223
* 180° Hybrid Coupler
The model 4010180 double arrow designed 180° degree hybrid couplers are four-port components with dual input and output ports. Signals supplied to the sum ports provide exceptionally matched in phase amplitude and phase on the output ports. Signals supplied to the difference ports provide signals which are 180° out of phase. It operates over the entire frequency of 1 to 18 GHz and coupling is 3 dB. Amplitude imbalance is ±0.6 dB (max) and phase imbalance is ±12° (max). Isolation is 15 dB (min) and SWR is 1.7 (max). Insertion loss is 2.9 dB (max). Standard connectors are SMA female. Maximum power ratings are 20 W average and 3 kW peak. Typical applications include splitting and combining signals in amplifiers, switching circuits and antenna beam forming networks. Delivery: stock to three weeks.
Krytar, Sunnyvale, CA (408) 734-5999.
Circle No. 224
* SSPA Linearizer
The model PS-2000 linearizer module is designed for integration with solid state power amplifiers (SSPAs). They achieve optimal results when paired with power amplifiers required to produce 10 W or greater of linear power. Since SSPAs operating on the same frequency band and using similar devices can have significantly different amplifier characteristics and therefore different linearization requirements, the company has developed a customized program designed to determine and manufacture a predistorter module for a desired solid state amplifier design.
Linearizer Technology Inc.,
Hamilton, NJ (609) 631-0177.
Circle No. 265
* Crystal for Critical Data Transmission
The LFN1000 series crystal has been proven extremely successful for critical data transmission applications. The series is manufactured in the TO-5 (HC-35) package and offers a range from 10 to 160 MHz. The crystal is specified at series resonance and optional temperatures of 25° or 75°C. It is manufactured for superior shock and vibration performance, and is designed to meet the high stability, low phase noise applications commonly required of crystals that are multiplied up to the GHz range. These crystals are series resonance and can be manufactured to meet other values if the requirements are specified when the order is placed.
International Crystal Manufacturing, Oklahoma City, OK (405) 236-3741.
Circle No. 222
* Four-way Wideband Reactive Power Splitter
The model D4-55FN power splitter is designed for low and high power applications and has exceptional bandwidth covering 700 to 2700 MHz. It is ideal for in-building wireless distributed antenna systems, "leaky-line" and macro-based stations, where its low loss and extremely high reliability are important. All joints are moisture sealed to meet the IP65 rating and the mechanical shape allows simple attachment to a pole or wall using the bracket provided.
Livingston, NJ (973) 992-7700.
Circle No. 266
* Highly Selective Bandpass Filter
The model 13969 highly selective bandpass filter passes the full ENG band (1993 to 2107 MHz), while providing suppression of the close PCS frequencies. It offers less than 1 dB insertion loss at center frequency and typically less than 2 dB at band edges. SWR over the operating band is 1.5 (max) and rejection is greater than 10 dB (typ) at 1998 MHz. This unit is a 13-element device and is constructed of silver plated Invar, offering low losses and excellent temperature stability. It comes with SMA connectors standard, or can be configured with customer defined options.
Microwave Filter Co. Inc.,
East Syracuse, NY (800) 448-1666
or (315) 438-4747.
Circle No. 225
* FET Quad Mixer
The model PE4122 is the first in a family of second generation FET quad mixers with integrated RF and LO balun networks. Designed for wireless basestation receivers for PCS and 3G, the mixer conforms to stringent system design standards that require high linearity downconversion mixers to achieve maximum system performance. Follow-on family members will address cellular, GSM and CDS1800 system standards at the same high level of performance. The PE4122 has an input IP3 of > 30 dBm at an LO drive of 17 dBm, while maintaining a conversion loss of < 8 dB. It also has LO-RF and LO-IF isolation of 38 dB (typ), operating over the receive bands for PCS and 3G covering 1.8 to 2.0 GHz.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corp.,
San Diego, CA (858) 455-0660.
Circle No. 227
* Power Splitter/Combiner
The model AD4PS-1 four-way-o° power splitter/combiner covers the 1 to 500 MHz frequency band. It is engineered in a 0.155' low profile water washable package and exhibits 30 dB (typ) isolation, 0.5 dB insertion loss (typ midband, above 6 dB), up to 0.5 dB amplitude, 5° phase unbalance. The AD4PS-1 is ideal for 50 O aircraft communications and VHF/UHF TV. Maximum operating temperature is 20° to +85°C. Price: $14.95 each (10 to 49).
Brooklyn, NY (718) 934-4500.
Circle No. 226
* Coaxial Connector Series
The SMP coaxial connector series features a snap-in vibration proof connection, suitable for high shock mobile applications and space level connector requirements of extreme random vibration, thermal shock and outgassing environments. The small package size allows for high density board to board applications. Blind mate SMP connectors are available in smooth bore for maximum float of mating. The full and limited detent SMP connections are suitable for mobile applications, with extreme shock and vibration requirements. SMP coaxial connectors are ideal for high density packaging and interconnecting low power microwave modules, drawers and racks.
Sabritec, Irvine, CA (949) 250-1244.
Circle No. 228
* Four-way Combiner
The model FP6497-2 PCS band 100 W combiner is designed for use in combining basestation amplifier signals. It operates over the range of 1700 to 2100 MHz and offers typical insertion loss of 0.6 dB, amplitude imbalance of 0.4 dB (max), SWR of 1.25 (max) and isolation of 20 dB (min). RF power rating is 25 W per input. Type-N female connectors are standard; however, alternate connector requirements can be satisfied on request. Size: 4.00" * 2.50" * 0.78".
Sage Laboratories Inc.,
Natick, MA (508) 653-0844.
Circle No. 229
* High Performance Connectors
This line of 2.4 mm connectors has been designed for production systems use to 50 GHz. The connectors are similar in design to the 2.92 mm line, which has been well accepted in commercial, military and space applications. The 2.4 mm connector is made of high temperature material, which provides reliable system performance in severe environments, as well as exceptional electrical performance. Several 0.020 and 0.012 diameter accessories are available.
Southwest Microwave Inc.,
Tempe, AZ (480) 783-0201.
Circle No. 230
* Coaxial Cables
The FBT low loss, high temperature, high power 50 O coaxial cables in sizes ranging from FBT-200 (0.170" diameter) to FBT-600 (0.560" diameter). FBT cables are perfectly suited to a variety of applications ranging from interconnections in 3G basestations to other high power, high frequency wireless applications requiring a low loss cable. They can be used inside or outdoors and are especially suited for high ambient temperature conditions up to 150°C. A broad range of high quality connectors with interfaces including N, TNC, 7-16 DIN, SMA and BNC are available. Factory-made and pre-tested cable assemblies can also be provided.
Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT (203) 949-8424.
Circle No. 231
* Low Pass Filters for Cable Modem Equipment
These surface-mount, low pass filters for cable modems increase the transmission quality and performance of today's cable communications systems by allowing low frequency data signals to pass while blocking interfering high frequency signals. The model C5001 is designed for domestic applications operating over the 1 to 50 MHz bandwidth and the model C5003 for international applications operating over the 1 to 80 MHz bandwidth. These products have low passband insertion loss, below 1 dB, to minimize signal loss and have stop band attenuation above 15 dB to reduce interference. Both models are available in both tubes and tape-and-reel packaging. Price: $1.42 (100,000).
Pulse, San Diego, CA (858) 674-8100.
Circle No. 267
* Separable BNC Bulkhead Jack
The model UCBJSE20F 75 O BNC separable circuit board jack for interconnecting mother and daughter boards is ideal for launching high frequency signals directly from the edge of a PCB through the motherboard into a coaxial cable. The two piece design consists of an edge-launch connector mounted to the daughter board and a BNC "ground shell" mounted over a hole in the motherboard. A single edge-launch connector can be mated and de-mated through the hole, allowing hot swappable interconnections without the necessity of removing the cable from the motherboard. The UCBJSE20F offers return loss values better than 25 dB up through 3 GHz and carries approximately 3 pounds of insertion force.
Westlake Village, CA (800) 982-2629.
Circle No. 268
* 18 GHz Coaxial Connectors
This series of TNC 18 GHz coaxial connectors feature an expanded frequency range for military, aviation and telecom applications. They have a frequency range that has been extended by modifying their interface dimensions, while conforming to MIL-C-39012 interface standards. Offered as plugs, jacks and receptacles, they can be manufactured to customer specification. The connectors can be attached to cables by crimp, standard and conical taper clamps. Price: $9.95 each.
Peabody, MA (800) 262-9878
or (978) 532-0775.
Circle No. 232
* MESFET Amplifier
The model HMC308 SOT26 general purpose 1.3 to 3 GHz MESFET amplifier operates from a single 3 to 5 Vdd supply. The amplifier can be used as a broadband amplifier stage or used with external matching for optimized narrow band applications. With Vdd biased at 3 V, the amplifier offers 18 dB of gain and 13 dBm of saturated power while requiring 40 mA of current. This amplifier is ideal as a driver amplifier on transmitters and for usage as a local oscillator amplifier to increase drive levels for passive mixers in PCS, DECT, W-CDMA or 2.2 to 2.7 GHz MMDS bands.
Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA (978) 250-3343.
Circle No. 234
* Power Amplifier
This high performance 100 W RF power amplifier covers the frequency range from 0.3 to 30 MHz with 45 dB (typ) of gain. Features include automatic current limiting, forced-air cooling, current meter, over-current and thermal protection. The amplifier is also available as a DC module in a small, high efficiency package. Weight: 35 lb. Size: 19" * 18" * 7".
Post Falls, ID (208) 457-0292.
Circle No. 269
* GaAs pHEMT MMIC Two Stage Power Amplifier
The model XP1000 GaAs MMIC two stage power amplifier is optimized for linear operation with a typical third order intercept point of +36 dBm. Using 0.15 micron gate length GaAs pHEMT device model technology, the amplifier covers the 17 to 24 GHz range and has a small signal gain of 18 dB (typ). In addition, this device includes Lange couples to achieve good input/output return loss (15 dB) and an on-chip temperature compensated output power detector. The XP1000 provides equipment designers with a highly optimized product with good linearity and is well suited for wireless communications applications such as millimeter-wave point-to-point radio, LMDS, SATCOM and VSAT applications.
Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Webster, TX (281) 526-0536.
Circle No. 270
* Low Noise Amplifier Module
The model SLX-2043 pHEMT-based, low noise amplifier module is ideally suited to 2G/3G wireless infrastructure and fixed wireless applications. It has been designed specifically to address the needs of wireless infrastructure original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) currently developing and manufacturing solutions for 2G, 3G and other advanced wireless applications. This advanced module is ideally suited for amplification of W-CDMA, CDMA, GSM-EDGE/EGSM and TDMA/TDMA-EDGE signals in basestation receiver applications. The SLX-2043 is a low noise amplifier module designed for basestation applications from 1700 to 2500 MHz. It simultaneously offers both low noise and high intercept performance, with a noise figure of 1.1 dB (typ) and an output intercept of 34 dBm (typ). The part offers 15 dB of gain, which results in an input intercept of 19 dBm. It operates from a single 4 V supply, dissipating under 0.5 W, and uses internal gate bias circuitry, making it easy to use in a wide variety of applications.
Sunnyvale, CA (408) 616-5464.
Circle No. 235
* Waveguide Flat Plate Array Antenna
The model 9968-800 waveguide flat plate array antenna uses two boxhorn arrays and was designed for use in a tactical tracking system. It operates over the 15.7 to 16.2 frequency range with 34 dBi (min) of gain and an SWR of 1.5. The beamwidth is 4.2° azimuth and 2.1° elevation. Size: 11.5" * 22.0" * 2.0".
Seavey Engineering Associates Inc., Pembroke, MA (781) 829-4740.
Circle No. 236
* SiGe HBT
The model IBM43RF0100 silicon germanium (SiGe) HBT delivers high performance at a low power consumption for a broad range of applications. With an ft of over 15 GHz (measured at 3 V, 5 mA), the HBT is well suited for baseband, IF and RF functions in systems such as digital wireless handsets for PCS and cellular, wireless local loop and wireless LAN. The device may be used in multiple capacities within a system, ranging from a voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) to an assortment of amplifiers, including a transmit driver amplifier or low noise amplifier. Featuring high gain, low noise and high linearity, the IBM43RF0100 enables designers to satisfy diverse application needs without compromising one design advantage to maximize another. The transistor achieves a two-tone, third-order input intercept in excess of +13 dBm (20 mW) with a DC power of less then 16 mW at 1.9 GHz.
IBM Microelectronics Division,
Hopewell Junction, NY
Circle No. 237
* 30 W DC-to-DC Converter
The MW30 series of 30 W DC-to-DC converters feature 90 percent efficiency and on/off control capability. The converters are encapsulated and operate without derating or heat sinking over their full specified temperature range. The series is available with 2:1 input voltage with 18 to 36 and 36 to 72 V DC. Single output voltages are available in 2.5, 3.3, 5, 12 and 15 V. The MW30 series also provides over current protection, short circuit protection and 1600 V DC isolation. The units are designed for a variety of applications including telecommunications and networking applications. All units are 100 percent burned in under full load, hi pot tested and final electrical tested prior to shipment. Size: 2.0" * 1.6" * 0.4". Price: $49 (1000). Delivery: four to six weeks.
Polytron Devices Inc.,
Paterson, NJ (973) 345-5885.
Circle No. 271
* Single-chip Gain and Phase Measurement IC for RF/IF
The model AD8302 monolithic chip is designed to simultaneously detect both the gain and phase difference between two independent wireless signals up to 2.7 GHz. It enables engineers to build into their products a simple, low cost diagnostic and calibration circuit to monitor system performance and accurately diagnose signal purity. The AD8302 is also useful for a wide range of applications including instrumentation and test equipment. The IC has been characterized for use over the common cellular frequencies for GSM, CDMA/
W-CDMA and TDMA. Device operation is specified for extended industrial temperatures between 40° and +85°C. Price: $15.50 (1000).
Analog Devices Inc.,
Wilmington, MA (800) 262-5643.
Circle No. 238
* Advanced Integrated Power Amplifier
The model MHVIC910HR2 integrated power amplifier operates from 921 to 960 MHz. The IC is designed for GSM basestations, and uses the company's newest high voltage LDMOS integrated circuit technology, and contains a three-stage amplifier. The 10 W, 26 V integrated power amplifier is packaged in a 16-pin power flat pack package, which gives excellent thermal performance through a solderable backside contact. This package is a RF specific package with two rows of eight leads and an exposed plated copper slug. Target applications include macrocell (driver function) and microcell basestations (final stage). Price: $12.97 (10,000).
Tempe, AZ (800) 441-2447
Circle No. 239
* Dual-band Power Amplifier
The model MAAPSS0011 dual-band, low cost integrated circuit power amplifier is designed for use in high volume cellular GSM and DCS wireless handsets. It provides two independent transmit paths in a compact plastic micro leadframe package. The amplifier features a power-down mode to conserve battery power when the handset is not transmitting. Both three-stage PA paths run on a single 3 to 3.5 V supply. The GSM path provides an output power of 25.5 dBm at 55 percent efficiency and the DCS path provides 34 dBm at 50 percent efficiency. Size: 4 * 4mm. Price: $2.99 (100,000).
a brand of Tyco Electronics,
Lowell, MA (800) 366-2266.
Circle No. 240
* Quadrature Modulator for TETRA Systems
The model RF2485 quadrature modulator for Terrestrial Trunked Radio (TETRA) systems is designed for use in the 200 to 600 MHz band. It features a broadband noise floor of 149 dBm/Hz (typ) at 5 MHz offset along with APCR of 48 dBc (typ) at 25 kHz. The modulator operates from a single 5 V power supply and contains all of the required components to implement the modulation function including differential amplifiers for the baseband inputs, a 90° hybrid phase splitter, limiting LO amplifiers, two balanced mixers, a combining amplifier and an output RF amplifier which will drive a 50 O load. The RF2485 is offered in a SOIC-14 package. Price: $2.90 (10,000).
RF Micro Devices Inc.,
Greensboro, NC (336) 664-1233.
Circle No. 241
* Line Interface Transceiver IC
The model 78P2241B single chip IC is designed for E3, DS3 and STS-1 applications. The device operates at both 3.3 and 5 V power supply voltages. It consumes less than 110 mA (max) of supply current. Features include a clock recovery and transmitter pulse shaping function for applications using 75 O coaxial cable at distances up to 1100 feet and speeds up to 51.84 Mbps. The receiver recovers clock and data from a B3ZS or HDB3 coded AMI signal. It can compensate for over 12 dB of cable and 6 dB of flat loss. The transmitter generates a signal that meets the ANSI T 1.102-1993 and ITU-T G.703 pulse shape specifications. The 78P2241B is available in 28-lead PLCC or 48-lead TQFP packages. Price: $31 (10,000).
TDK Semiconductor Corp.,
Tustin, CA (714) 508-8800.
Circle No. 242
* Controlled Expansion Aluminum-silicon Alloy
This controlled expansion Al/Si alloy (CE17) is designed to provide a lightweight alternative to copper or a low expansion alternative to conventional aluminum alloys. CE17 has a matching coefficient of expansion to copper (17 ppm/°C) but is less than one third the weight and is easier to machine. Compared to conventional aluminum alloys, CE17 has a lower coefficient of expansion (17 compared to 23 ppm/°C) and is therefore ideal for supporting fiber circuit boards or other electronic devices where the use of conventional aluminum can cause problems with thermal mismatch. Furthermore, the new alloy can be rapidly CNC machined to high tolerances and the resulting product exhibits excellent thermal stability and high stiffness values. CE17 is currently being manufactured in large quantities in plate form up to 15" square, although other product sizes and shapes are also available. Applications include PCB carrier plates, pallets, base plates and packages.
Osprey Metals Ltd.,
Millands, Neath UK +44 1639 634121
or (724) 387-2990.
Circle No. 244
* Vinyl-based Weatherproof Coating for Foam Microwave Absorbers
The low cost, weatherproof coating CERSEAL coating is designed for the ECCOSORB® AN and LS foam products line. This new coating is used in high humidity environments and helps to prevent moisture uptake, which can drastically affect the performance of an unprotected absorber. The vinyl-based coating is sprayed on to seal unskinned polyurethane foams offering excellent resistance to fluids, chemicals and petroleum products. CERSEAL adds durability to foam products and imparts abrasion as well as puncture resistance.
Emerson & Cuming Microwave Products, Randolph, MA (800) 650-5740
or (781) 961-9600.
Circle No. 243
* Plated Copper on Thick Film Technology
The plated thick film on copper (PCTF) allows circuit and package designers to develop a unique combination of features not previously available in a miniaturized microcircuit package. Designers are now able to reduce package size, increase circuit density and improve thermal and electrical performance of microelectric circuitry for a broad range of applications. The special features of PCTF technology include thick plated copper (0.001" to 0.010"), fine thick film lines (.002"), copper plated through holes and castellations, solid metal plugs (thermal vias), multi-layers, integrated resistors, capacitors and inductors. PCTF technology is fully compatible with all common assembly methods, including: surface-mount devices, chip scale packages, chip on board, epoxy and eutectic die attach, gold and aluminum wire bonding, ball grid arrays and flip chip technology. PCTF provides for line resistance < 0.1 mO/sq, with very low 12 R losses and high current capacity. Fully assembled PCTF substrates and packages can withstand thermal cycling from 65° to 150°C, and can operate at elevated temperatures up to 200°C.
Norwood, MA (781) 762-9191.
Circle No. 245
* Cable Saw
This high speed, precision cable saw is designed for very precise cutting of semi-rigid coaxial cable. This machine will feed the cable, cut cable to the desired length and in the quantities programmed. The cut length can be held to a tolerance of 0.005'". The cable feeds at 20 feet per minute and the cut is completed in one second. There is not any significant burr on the cable. Cable sizes up to 0.250" can be accommodated.
Florida RS Technology, Palm City, FL (561) 221-8188.
Circle No. 246
* Miniature Pluto-based TCXOs
The CFPT-9000 range of miniature temperature compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) offer up to Stratum 3 stability for SDH/SONET telecommunications systems as well as meeting the needs of next-generation mobile communications devices. It implements the company's Pluto fourth-order temperature compensation ASIC, and offers stability of better than ±0.3 ppm. Stratum 3 stability (within ±0.28 ppm) is possible for output frequencies up to 20 MHz over the 0° to 50°C temperature ranges. Standard frequencies include 12.8, 13.0, 16.4, 16.8 and 19.4 MHz, although others can be specified. Frequencies up to 40 MHz are available at lower stabilities. Wide operating temperature ranges can also be specified at stabilities from ±0.5 ppm. The CFPT-9000 operates from power supplies down to 2.4 V and provides HCMOS or sinewave output with tristate option.
C-MAC Micro Technology,
Harlow, Essex UK +44 (0) 1279 824200.
Circle No. 247
* Low Profile TCXOs
The FOX801BE series of low profile temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) has a standard frequency of 20 MHz. The oscillators add to the choices available for wireless and other applications requiring a cost-competitive, stable, temperature-compensated source. The TCXOs occupy the small footprint favored by the frequency control industry and has a profile only 2 mm high, making them ideal where headroom is a critical consideration. These oscillators utilize the industry's standard pinout configuration. The FOX801BE series displays inclusive frequency stability of ±2.5 ppm over a frequency range of 10 to 22 MHz. Operating temperature is from 30° to +75°C, with a choice of 3 or 5 V. Price: under $5 each (10,000).
Fort Myers, FL (888) 438-2369.
Circle No. 248
* Ultra Low Noise, Low Harmonic 90 to 120 MHz VCO
The model MW500-1163 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) provides an unprecedented low phase noise of 143 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset, 122 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz, 100 dBc at 1 kHz and 160 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz. Tuning voltage is 0 to 10 V, supply is +5 V at 20 mA and harmonics are below 18 dBc. Pushing and pulling are only 0.01 MHz/V and 0.2 MHz, respectively. Power output is +5 dBm up to 100 MHz and +1 dBm at 120 MHz. The VCO can also be supplied without the harmonic filter, in which case the output is +5 dBm up to 140 MHz (at 13 V tuning). Harmonics are 5 dBc with this option. Both versions are very stable; temperature drift is only 0.02 MHz/°C. They can also (with 0.5 Vt ) cover the 88 to 108 MHz FM broadcast band, providing the basis for a very low noise, low cost FM transmitter for state-of-the-art audio. Size: 0.50" * 0.15".
Hudson, NH (603) 883-2900 ext. 316.
Circle No. 249
* 3.3 V OCXO
The 220 series was designed to serve the telecom challenge of achieving higher performance from increasingly smaller subsystems and decreasing supply voltage requirements. With a frequency range from 4.8 to 100 MHz, these devices easily achieve the necessary performance characteristics associated with larger designs by using a full size TO-8 quartz housing. Features includes a thermal stability of 2.0 E-08 over a 100°C temperature range, warm up of less than five minutes and power consumption of 1 W at +25°C. Phase noise a 1 Hz offset is 85 dBc/Hz with a noise floor of 150 dBc/Hz (at 10 MHz). The OCXOs come in hermetic 16 pin DIP or surface-mount packages, or can be modified with footprint adapter boards. Applications include GPS receivers, instrumentation, rack mounted applications and cellular paging basestations.
MTI-Milliren Technologies Inc., Newburyport, MA (978) 465-6064.
Circle No. 272
* Subminiature, 3 V Temperature-compensated VCXO
The S6800 series of temperature-compensated voltage-controlled crystal oscillators is de signed for tight environments such as PCMCIA cards and hand-held wireless devices. The VCOs suits any application that piggyback with cellular technology such as GSM, PDC, TDMA and CDMA. The S6800 yields a frequency control range of 5 to 12 ppm from a pull voltage of 0.5 to 2.0 V from a supply voltage of 3 V. Available in standard wireless frequencies of 12.80, 13.00, 14.40, 19.20 and 19.68 MHz, these VCXOs excel within the temperature range of 30° to +80°C. Immediately available on 16 mm tape or 500 pcs per reel, the hermetically sealed ceramic package offers full compatibility with standard mounting processes and board washing techniques. The S6800 series meets MIL-STD-202 for resistance to soldering heat, solvent resistance and humidity, and MIL-STD-883 for mechanical and thermal shock, solderability, vibration, and gross and fine leak tests.
SaRonix, Menlo Park, CA (650) 470-7700.
Circle No. 250
* Commercial PLL
The model PLL500-915 phase locked loop (PLL) generates frequencies from 902 to 928 MHz in 200 kHz steps. The unit requires 19 mA (typ) of current from a 5.0 V supply voltage. Phase noise at 0.5 kHz offset is 84 dBc/Hz (typ) and the phase noise at 100 kHz offset is 131 dBc/Hz (typ). Phase detector spurious suppression is 82 dBc (typ). Typical output power is 4.0 dBm. Second harmonic suppression is 13 dBc (typ) and third harmonic suppression is 27 dBc (typ). The unit is housed in a surface-mount, pick and place/reflow compatible package. Size: 0.60" * 0.60" * 0.13".
Vari-L Co. Inc.,
Denver, CO (303) 576-5346.
Circle No. 273
* Evacuated Miniature Crystal Oscillator
The model EX-380 evacuated miniature, oven-controlled crystal oscillator (EMXO) is available at selected frequencies from 10 to 20 MHz. The product bridges the gap between current large, high precision OCXOs and smaller TCXOs, and becomes an economical choice when there is a need for spectral purity, short and long term stability, along with small size and reduced power consumption. It provides exceptionally low aging rates and high temperature stabilities over a wide range of environmental conditions. Standard supply voltages for the EX-380 are 3.3 and 5 V DC, with 12 VDC also available, all with an HCMOS output. A surface-mount version of the oscillator is also available (EX-385). These EMXO units are ideal for SONET/SDH, DWDM, FDM, ATM, 3G, telecom transmission and switching equipment, wireless communications equipment, and military airborne and mobile systems. Size: 0.82" * 0.52" * 0.30".
Norwalk, CT (888) 328-7661.
Circle No. 251
* Solid State Matrix
The model 12951 solid state matrix is an 8 in * 12 out * 2 wire switching module. The unit is designed to switch balanced RS-422 data pairs and is a non-blocking, full fanout matrix, allowing an input to be simultaneously connected to any combination of outputs. The data interfaces within the module are standard RS-422 line receivers and line drivers, giving full DC to 10 Mbps, 100 O compatibility. Typical applications include high speed long distance links between computers and peripheral devices.
Matrix Systems Corp.,
Calabasas, CA (818) 222-2301.
Circle No. 252
* Return Spectrum Multiplier Node
The model RSM-II return spectrum multiplier node is a cost-effective, completely integrated, four-band conversion system with a DFB return laser for the optimum in NPR performance. When operated with the company's OTDC-440 down converter/optical receiver, the unit effectively gives the operator a four times spectrum multiplication over single fiber. This product is ideal for heavy traffic return nodes on currently installed fiber and provides a plug and play installation.
Olson Technology Inc.,
Sierra Village, CA (800) 545-1022.
Circle No. 253
* Quad-port T1/E1 Transformer Module
The model T9021 quad-port T1/E1 transformer module reduces board space, parts count and engineering cost for a variety of telecommunications applications. It combines eight transformers (four transmit and four receive) and a surge protection diode array into a single module. The T9021 is ideal for providing chip-side protection for integrated circuits used in customer premises equipment or telephone company multiplexers, wide area networks, Internet-working interfaces, digital access cross-connect systems, channel banks and switches. In most applications, protection circuitry is needed to prevent equipment damage caused by over-voltage and over-current power surges due to lightning strikes and AC power cross disturbances. Price: $12.75 (25,000).
Pulse Engineering Inc.,
San Diego, CA (858) 674-8100.
Circle No. 254
* Power Amplifier Test System
The model ME7840A power amplifier test system (PATS) offers additional measurement capability, making it a comprehensive solution for real-time simultaneous tuning of power amplifier parameters. It can now conduct ACPR, IMD, PAE, compression, harmonics and S-parameter measurements with a single connection, thereby creating a turnkey solution that allows for unprecedented convenience, speed and accuracy when analyzing power amplifiers. The new capabilities complement the ME7840A's existing features, including the ability to conduct swept power measurements. A flexible single-connection test set that supports 100 W testing between 800 MHz and 2400 MHz is at the center of PATS. The test set accommodates external instruments for ACPR measurements. Price: $79,000. Delivery: 12 to 16 weeks.
Richardson, TX (800) 267-4878.
Circle No. 255
* RF Test Set
The model CS20310B Bluetooth RF test set records, analyzes and generates Bluetooth signals over full 83.5 MHz bandwidth, ensuring RF interoperability. It is also capable of digitally generating up to 12,800 hops at 1600 hops/second in the 2.4 GHz band with full control of all RF parameters for receiver RF compliance testing. A broadband downconverter and high performance 300 MS/s ADC captures all of the hops in time, preserving complete time, frequency, modulation and transient information of the Bluetooth signals. High speed digital analysis routines process the stored data, providing detailed RF parameter data essential for fully characterizing Bluetooth RF transmitters. The CS20310B utilizes a modular, open platform that allows easy upgrades for additional features such as deeper memory, additional recorder-generator channels and wider bandwidths.
Celerity Digital Broadband Test,
a division of L-3 Communications, Cupertino, CA (888) 274-5604.
Circle No. 274
* Spectrum Analyzer
The model 2399 portable spectrum analyzer is aimed at a wide range of applications including mobile communication service workshops, basestation installation, repair and maintenance plus broadcast TV and education. It covers a frequency range from 9 kHz to 2.9 GHz and includes extremely user-friendly features including semi-automated measurement capabilities, a fast processor, large memory capacity and a color display. Semi-automated routines include measurements for adjacent channel power, channel power, occupied bandwidth and harmonic distortion. The 2399 offers users a large color TFT LCD display with a 640 * 480 pixel active display area. The unit features 300 Hz (min) resolution bandwidth and a wide input signal range from 30 to 110 dBm. Weight: 21 lb. Price: $9600.
IFR Systems Inc.,
+44 (0) 1438 772087.
Circle No. 258
* Circuit Board Analyzer
The model ETSi-4334 EMC board analysis system provides high resolution board level testing to locate sources of radiated and conducted emissions. With level testing to locate sources of radiated and conducted emissions. With 1 mm resolution it can also be used for immunity testing by injecting a noise source and mapping the excitation of susceptible traces and components. Applications include board level improvements during development, post OATS troubleshooting and production audits.
Antenna Research Associates (ARA),
Beltsville, MD (301) 937-8888.`
Circle No. 256
* SNA Systems and Multiplier Sources
These complete SNA systems contain filtered multipliers with 50 dBc spurs and harmonics. A dual directional coupler and detectors are included for reference, reflection and transmission. They are available for WR-22 through WR-10. Filtered multiplier sources are also available without the coupler for detectors. Multiplier sources are available without filtering for the WR-08 through WR-05 waveguide bands. All are engineered to extend the user's 8 to 20 GHz equipment.
Oleson Microwave Labs,
Morgan Hill, CA (408) 779-2698.
Circle No. 259
* Handheld Microwave Oven Leakage Meter
The model HI-1801 microwave oven leakage meter provides an easy and inexpensive means for public health agencies and service technicians to check microwave leakage. A durable, compact and portable instrument, it is not susceptible to damage caused by excessive fields. Frequency response is 2450 MHz, accuracy is ±1 dB, response time is two to three seconds, probe length is 30 cm, cable length is 0.9 m. Size: 6.8 * 10.5 * 5.6 cm.
Holaday Industries Inc.,
Eden Prairie, MN
Circle No. 257
* Mobile-radio Tester
The model CMU200 mobile-radio tester has added Bluetooth capability to the common standards like GSM, AMPS, TDMA and cdmaOne. It is designed as a multistandard platform, so a user can test to several standards in parallel, upgrade the instrument for follow-on mobile-radio standards and perform Bluetooth tests together with those for mobile radio. Offering this functionality as well as high measurement speed, the tester is ideal for use in production.
Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG, Munich, Germany
Circle No. 260
* Spectrum Analyzer Family
A new analysis package has been added to the R3267/R3273 spectrum analyzer family with options that can perform a suite of automated tests for the Bluetooth protocol. The 8 GHz R3267 and 26.5 GHz R3273 spectrum analyzers are proven solutions for production testing of basestation and mobile phone transmitters. The R3267R3273 family performs critical RF measurements on W-CDMA (3G) equipment. With the new software (Option 66) the instruments can run a variety of automated tests, including output power, power density, carrier frequency drift and out of band spurious.
Circle No. 261
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