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June 1, 2001
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COMPONENTS

MWJ5216 * 100 W AIN Termination

The model 100-NST-FN utilizes aluminum nitride as alternative to BeO substrates in an ef fort to remain more environmentally friendly. The unit has a frequency range of DC to 3 GHz and SWR at DC to 1 GHz is 1.1 (max), 1 to 3 GHz at 1.15 (max). The power rating is 100 W average and connectors available are BNC, N, TNC and 7/16.

Bird Component Products (BCP),
Largo, FL (727) 547-8826.

Circle No. 216

* Chip and Wire Diplexer

MWJ5218x7.5 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.

ComNav Engineering,
Portland, ME (207) 797-4588.

Circle No. 218

* Bandpass Filter

The model FDR10-4 small size bandpass filter is designed for clock recovery circuits in OC 192 10 gbps optical communications architectures. Operating at 10 GHz, the bandpass filter offers maximum insertion loss of 0.7 dB, SWR of 1.1 (max), frequency stability of 14 ppm/°C and power handling of 10 W (max). SMA female connectors are standard, but alternate connector or pin requirements can be satisfied upon request. Size: 2.83" × 0.67" × 0.87".

Compel Electronics Inc.,
Ashland, MA (508) 881-9293.

Circle No. 219

* Semi-rigid Cables

MWJ5222 These semi-rigid cables offer outstanding shielding and insertion loss characteristics. The design of the cables improves system performance and increases talk time, making them extremely well suited for transmitting amplified signals across printed circuit boards used in cellular phones and other wireless devices. The cables are designed with center conductor leads formed at right angles to, or coplanar with, the bottom of the copper outer jacket. This improves installation onto thru-hole or surface-mount circuit boards. Impedance ranged from 5 to 125 Ω and cable sizes vary from 0.008" to 0.750" to meet a variety of application requirements.

MICRO-COAX,
Pottstown, PA (800) 223-2629.

Circle No. 222

* 20 dB Directional Coupler

MWJ5223 The model JDC-20-5 50 Ω broadband directional coupler operates over the 50 to 1500 MHz frequency range with 20.5 (±0.5) dB nominal coupling value with ±0.75 dB maximum flatness. Insertion loss is low at 0.5 dB (typ) and directivity is 22 dB (typ) at midband. The all-ceramic surface-mount device is equipped with solder plated J leads for superior mechanical integrity over temperature. Applications include cellular signal sampling. Size: 0.28" × 0.31" × 0.23". Price: $17.95 (1 to 9).

Mini-Circuits,
Brooklyn, NY (718) 934-4500.

Circle No. 223

* Bandpass Filter

MWJ5224 The model 14042 bandpass filter is used to prevent PCS interference at the ENG receive site. It passes the entire ENG band (1990 to 2500 MHz) and the unit provides stopband rejection of 25 dB (min) at 1910 MHz and 2580 MHz, with a passband insertion loss of 1.0 dB (max). The impedance is 50 Ω with standard N connectors. It is designed for indoor use, but can be provided as a temperature compensated unit. Size: 6.0" × 2.0" × 2.0".

Microwave Filter Co. Inc.,
East Syracuse, NY (800) 448-1666
or (315) 438-4747.

Circle No. 224

* High Performance, Lightweight Aluminum Cables

The Mini-Loss Plus™ semi-rigid cable is available with a soft, lightweight aluminum outer conductor and features low attenuation and dramatically higher thermal phase stability, ideal for critical radar and satellite applications. The cable's jacket material is made of 1100 aluminum and provides a cable that is 40 percent lighter and significantly easier to form. Mini-Loss Plus is supplied with an unplated tube, for use with crimp-on connectors or with high purity tin plating for conventional connectors.

Precision Tube,
Salisbury, MD (410) 546-3911.

Circle No. 225

* High Frequency RF Chip Resistors

MWJ5226 The RF Series of compact, lightweight resistors is ideal for use in RF and microwave applications. The components are available in 14 standard case sizes 0402 through 3838. The series is offered with single surface or wrap around terminations, and a variety of termination materials for solder mount, epoxy bound or wire bond applications. Construction material consists of either an alumina or beryllia body with a proprietary resistor element for optimum performance. The devices are optimized for 50 Ω characteristic impedance using special manufacturing techniques to reduce SWR. Power ratings for the RF Series range from 50 mW to 200 W, with a low return loss to 20 GHz. Price: $1 each in production quantities. Delivery: 12 to 14 weeks (ARO).

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

Circle No. 226

* Ceramic Diplexer

The model 930073 ceramic diplexer operates in the 2.4 GHz band. Channel BW is 10 MHz, and insertion loss is 2.5 dba. The 10 dB BW is 75 MHz and TX/RX isolation is 22 dB. The diplexer offers 2 poles per channel and handles 5 W CW. SMT package is standard. Options include custom frequencies and rejection points. Size: 1.10" × 0.47" × 0.31".

Integrated Microwave Corp.,
San Diego, CA (858) 259-2600.

Circle No. 221

* Miniature Diplexer

MWJ5229 The model W2446D miniature IMD free diplexer is designed for video reception and transmission in the UMTS band. Standard +43 dBm input test signals produces < ­100 dBm of IMD signals. Insertion loss is <1 dB and return loss is better than ­17 dB. Tx to Rx isolation is > 65 dB. Power handling is > 100 W CW and peak power rating is > 1.5 kW. Type N connectors are standard and SMA connectors optional. The W2446D operates from ­40° to +70°C. Size: 1.2" × 2.0" × 5.0". Price: < $150.

Wireless Technologies Corp.,
Springdale, AR (501) 750-1046.

Circle No. 229

* Bandreject Filter

The model EWT-41-001 bandreject filter offers a center frequency of 14250 MHz and a 3 dB (max) bandwidth of 2000 MHz. Rejection from 14000 through 14500 MHz is 50 dB (min) while insertion loss is < 1.0 dB (typ) DC to 12750 MHz and 15750 to 22000 MHz. SWR is 1.5. The EWT-41-0001 operates over a ­55° to +85°C temperature range.

Eastern Wireless Telecomm Inc. (EWT), Salisbury, MD (410) 749-3800.

Circle No. 220

* Solderless Connectors

MWJ5227x7.7 These "EZ" solderless TNC and N type connectors are designed for the company's LMR-240 low loss coaxial cables. The high quality connectors (models EZ-240-TM and EZ-240-NM) have knurled coupling nuts and crimp-style outer contact attachment rings. Adding to the family of EZ solderless connectors, these connectors are well suited for use at the upper ISM frequency bands of 2.4 and 5.8 GHz because of its low loss and low SWR.

Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT (203) 949-8424.

Circle No. 227

* RF Coaxial Connectors

MWJ5228 The HN-, N-, SC-, SMA- and TNC series of RF coaxial connectors can now be manufactured with Fluoroloy® H dielectrics, which allows them to operate at up to 5000 W and temperatures to 200°C, depending upon connector type. Configurations include straight, right angle and bulkhead connectors in both male and female designs for use with semi-rigid and flexible cables. Price: from $35 depending on configuration and quantity.

Tru-Connector Corp.,
Peabody, MA (800) 262-9878
or (978) 532-0775.

Circle No. 228

AMPLIFIERS

* Broadband Amplifier

The model ABA3100 high performance balanced linear amplifier is targeted for residential gateway, set-top box and other digital interactive cable devices. It is a MMIC offering industry-leading noise and linearity performance in a cost-effective GaAs solution. The single-supply design delivers 12 dB gain across a wide 50 to 860 MHz bandwidth. Its balanced design leads to superior, reliable performance, resulting in a second order output intercept point of +60 dBm. The device also is characterized by its high linearity and low distortion while demonstrating a noise figure less than 3.2 dB across the bandwidth. The ABA3100 also serves as a low noise amplifier for use in advanced digital set-top boxes. The device compensates for the loss in signal level within the set-top box. Price: $5 (10,000).

ANADIGICS, Warren, NJ (908) 668-5000.

Circle No. 230

* SMT Medium Power Amplifier

MWJ5231 The model HMC300LM1 broadband surface-mount medium power amplifier features an SMT millimeter-wave package, a gain of > 15 dB, broadband performance, saturated output power of +24 dBm and a positive supply of 5 to 7 V. The amplifier operates from 6 Vdd and a ­0.35 Vgg gate bias and requires no external RF matching components and minimal DC bypass components. A 0.25 µm power pHEMT process is used to achieve efficient gain and output power performance and requires high volume surface-mount re-flow assembly techniques, which can be used to mount the amplifier to the end user's PCB. The LM1 package eliminates the need for wire bonding or die attach mounting.

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

Circle No. 231

* Low Noise Amplifiers

These modules are the first four products in a family of low noise amplifier (LNA) modules that combine high integration levels and exceptional noise figure performance. The new LNAs span the 800 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range, and are targeted for systems such as broadband wireless access equipment, cellular basestations and infrastructure equipment for emerging LAN, 802.11a, 802.11b and Bluetooth applications. Providing noise figure performance as low as 0.65 dB, the new modules are designed to serve as complete drop-in solutions that require no external components. The new modules replace traditional implementations. Price: $2 to $3 (10,000).

Intarsia Corp., Fremont, CA (510) 354-6301.

Circle No. 233

* Multi-carrier Power Amplifier

The model QBS-425 power amplifier provides 35 dB of gain for up to 4 GSM carriers. Using adaptive feedforward technology, the amplifier achieves high efficiency with low intermodulation distortion for the GSM/EDGE modulation formats. The unique design of the QBS-425 eliminates the need for external high power combining. Additionally, these amplifiers features configurable alarms (over power, over temperature and SWR) and the output port is isolator protected. The amplifiers mount in a standard 19" equipment rack.

REMEC Q-bit,
Palm Bay, FL (800) 226-1772.

Circle No. 236

* Low Noise VHF Amplifier

The model 1035 LNA is designed to provide a +18 dB gain at 100 MHz with a noise floor of ­175 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz. Standard supply voltage is +15 V DC with +12 V DC as an option. The model 1035 is especially suited for instrumentation applications where noise is important. Connectors are SMA female. Other frequencies are available upon request. Price: $350. Delivery: 6 weeks (ARO).

Techtrol Cyclonetics Inc.,
New Cumberland, PA (717) 774-2746.

Circle No. 237

* RF Power Amplifier

MWJ5234 The model A020 high performance 120 W RF power amplifier covers the frequency range from 290 to 320 MHz and 35 dB of gain and high efficiency. The amplifier is also available as an AC full amplifier system. Features include automatic current limiting, forced-air cooling, current meter, over-current and thermal protection. Connectors are SMA female. The DC module features 35 dB gain (typ), 55 percent efficiency, 28 V DC power and 120 W CW (typ) output power. Size: 4.8" × 2.0" × 1.0". Weight: 1 lb.

LCF Enterprises,
Post Falls, ID (208) 457-0292.

Circle No. 234

* 35 dB, 2800 MHz Low Noise Amplifier

MWJ5235 The model PA-38 low noise amplifier (LNA) operates at 2800 MHz center frequency (±100 MHz), but there are many other frequency ranges also available. The amplifier has a minimum gain of 35 dB and a maximum noise figure of only 1.5 dB. This LNA uses ±15 V DC power supplies. Size: 1.85" × 0.75" × 0.40".

Planar Monolithics Industries,
Frederick, MD (301) 662-4700.

Circle No. 235

ANTENNAS

* Adjustable Sector Antenna

MWJ5238 The model MSP24013MB adjustable 2.4 GHz sector panel optimizes the performance of wireless data networks by providing technically superior performance and a field-adjustable, multiple beamwidth design. One of these models can be field adjusted to cover horizontal beamwidths of 45°, 60°, 90° or 120° with an SWR of less than 1.5 and outstanding front-to-back ratio performance. This antenna was especially designed for wireless broadband applications where coverage of a geographical sector is necessary.

MAXRAD,
Hanover Park, IL
(630) 372-6800.

Circle No. 238

* High Gain Microstrip Antenna

MWJ5239x7.5 The model PCA18-56C/X low profile, lightweight, flat plane antenna operates over the 5.65 to 5.95 frequency range with 23.6 dBic of gain and SWR of 2.0. The antenna has an axial ration of 2.0 dB and is designed for datalink applications.

Seavey Engineering Associates Inc., Pembroke, MA (781) 829-4740.

Circle No. 239

HARDWARE

* Pneumatic BNC Crimper

MWJ5240 The CTB-1 pneumatic hex die benchtop crimp tool is intended for the installation of BNC coaxial connectors. It consistently produces quality crimps while speeding installation efficiency and reducing fatigue and risk of repetitive motion injuries. The lightweight and fully portable crimper can be actuated by hand or a foot pedal, and operates at 32 cycles per minute. The CTB-1 meets MIL-C-22520/5 requirements for BNC crimp connectors. It requires a regulated, filtered and lubricated 95-120 psi air supply. Price: $2800 (includes the foot activation switch and one die-set).

Trompeter Electronics,
Westlake Village, CA (800) 982-2629.

Circle No. 240

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

* GaAs MMIC Receiver

MWJ5241 The model XR1000 GaAs MMIC receiver is on a single chip and is a three stage low noise amplifier followed by an image reject fundamental mixer using Lange couplers to improve bandwidth. Using 0.15 micron gate length GaAs pHEMT device technology, the receiver covers the 17 to 27 GHz range. The receiver has a small signal conversion gain of 10 dB (typ) with a noise figure of 3.5 dB (typ) and 15 dB (typ) image rejection across the band. The XR1000 provides equipment designers with a highly integrated product to facilitate the design process 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. 241

MATERIALS

* 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. 242

* Dielectric Materials

The MICROLAM family of dielectric materials are built upon expanded PTFE structures that are impregnated with various filled resins to meet different application requirements. The MICROLAM 200 dielectric material is engineered with an extremely low loss tangent (0.0036 through 10 GHz), making it an ideal material for high frequency, laser HDI printed wiring boards or RF module applications. MICROLAM 400 is isotropically matched to copper, allowing fabrication of reliable, fine-pitch chip package substrates. MICROLAM 600 is ideal for use in build-up layers due to its outstanding reliability, increased laser drilling speeds and excellent microvia hole quality.

W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.,
Newark, DE (800) 445-4673.

Circle No. 243

SOURCES

* Low Cost SMD VCXO

MWJ5232 The SMD I605 series of oscillators covers a frequency range of 1.0 to 66.0 MHz with a frequency and temperature stability of ±50 ppm (max) over a temperature range of 0° to +70°C. Two ranges of pullability are offered as well, ±50 ppm with a control voltage of 1.65 V DC ±1/5 V DC and supply voltage of 3.3 V DC and ±100 ppm with a control voltage of 2.5 V DC ±2.0 V DC and a supply voltage of 5.0 V DC. The package height makes this oscillator ideal for ultra small peripheral application where low cost is also important. Automated mounting by pick and place machines as well as re-flow soldering are accommodated. Size: 5 × 7 mm. Price: $2.50 each (10,000). Delivery: 6 to 8 weeks (ARO).

ILSI America, Reno, NV (888) 355-4574.

Circle No. 232

* Cavity-stabilized Millimeter-wave Oscillators

MWJ5246 The CIDO series of cavity-stabilized millimeter-wave oscillators produce fine spectrum resolution and low phase noise with high output power and frequency stability. The models are available in waveguide bands from 26 to 150 GHz. The solid-state, IMPATT-based design combines the extended frequency range and output power of IMPATT technology with the stability and phase noise characteristics associated with cavity-stabilized Gunn sources. The CIDO configuration consists of a waveguide cavity IMPATT oscillator coupled to a high Q, high order mode cylindrical Invar cavity. A low pass EMI filter and current stabilizer are included for trouble-free operation and an isolator is integrated into the output. The models are supplied mounted on a finned heatsink and can maintain their operating frequency within a few megahertz over the ­50° to +80°C temperature range.

Gilland Electronics Inc.,
Los Gatos, CA (800) 480-3391.

Circle No. 246

* Compact TCXO

MWJ5245x7.5 The FOX307 series of TCXOs matches the smaller sized, industry standard footprint required for portable and wireless equipment. The oscillators are ideal for SMD applications with tight space constraints. These oscillators utilize the industry's standard pinout configuration and require a 3.0 V power supply. They have a frequency range of 12.8 to 20.0 MHz and frequency stability is ±2.5 ppm over the operating temperature range of ­30° to +85°C. Storage temperature range is ­40° to +85°C. The TCXOs have a current drain of less than 2 mA, and feature a low phase noise of less than ­140 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz. Size: 7 × 5 mm. Price: $7 (1000). Delivery: stock.

Fox Electronics,
Fort Myers, FL (888) 438-2369.

Circle No. 245

* VCO Modules

These four new VCO modules are targeted at the high growth, dual-band tri-mode CDMA/
PCS cellular handset industry. The model ATXN1032A and model KXN1458A small, low cost, dual-band oscillators are designed for both low current drain to extend battery life, and industry-leading phase noise performance for improved call handling. The model ATXN1013A is a small dual-band VCO/PLL module designed to minimize phase noise and reduce lock times to less than 1 ms for improved data transmission integrity. Model ATXN1014A is a small dual-band synthesizer module that provides performance advantages similar to the ATXN1013A, but by including the company's TCXO technology, it further reduces cellular handset size, component count and total cost.

CTS Corp., Elkhart, IN (630) 924-3525.

Circle No. 244

* 200 MHz VCXO

MWJ5248 The model VC-8000 voltage controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) uses an inverted-mesa quartz crystal to combine higher frequency, lower noise, increased stability, wider pullability range and faster on/off times than is possible with an ordinary quartz crystal. The VCXO works as a signal-enhancing filter for a synchronous communication systems that imbed their own content data, clock and error correction data. The unit acts like a high Q filter, re-generating the incoming signal "from scratch." The unit's narrow bandwidth does not allow noise, jitter or other perturbations to get through, resulting in a newly re-generated signal, free of noise. The VC-8000 provides a voltage controlled output frequency up to 200 MHz with < 1 picosecond jitter, and an overall frequency stability of ±30 ppm. Units are available at any desired output frequency from 65 to 200 MHz, but specifying popular frequencies has a favorable effect on price and delivery. Price: $39 to $49 (10,000). Delivery: 8 to 10 weeks (ARO).

Raltron Electronics Corp.,
Miami, FL (305) 593-6033.

Circle No. 248

* Programmable Oscillators

The PrO™ S8002C series of surface-mount programmable oscillators features one of the industry's widest range of frequencies (1 to 125 MHz) and operating voltages (3.0, 3.3 and 5.0 V). The oscillators are designed to better serve the needs of electronics OEMs and can be programmed by local distributors to meet the immediate needs of design engineers in a matter of 24 to 48 hours. Operating at 3.0 and 3.3 V the series keeps period jitter to noise-free level of 50 ps (max) 33 to 90 MHz, 100 ps (max) 5 to 33 MHz and 167 ps (max) 1 to 5 MHz. The programmable S8002C offers precise rise and fall times, tight symmetry and frequency stability (±25, ±50 or ±100 ppm over all conditions) approaching that of conventional oscillators.

SaRonix, Menlo Park, CA (650) 470-7700.

Circle No. 249

* Ultraminiature TCXOs

These two ultra miniature surface-mount TCXOs comprise outstanding stability performance and excellent shock and vibration performance to optimize the performance and quality of all wireless products. These products are available with ±1 ppm frequency stability, frequency range from 10 to 26 MHz, screened for perturbations and excellent temperature stability performance for low cost. Wireless applications include Bluetooth, 3G, GPRS and EDGE cellular phones, wireless modems, two way pages, microwave wireless, GPS and many wireless applications. The oscillators have footprints of 7 × 5 mm and 5 × 3 mm.

Rakon Ltd.,
Auckland, New Zealand +64 9 573 5554

Circle No. 247

* VCO

MWJ5250x7.5 The model CLV1540E voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) is designed for the microwave radio market. This device utilizes patented design techniques to deliver unequalled SSB phase noise performance together with superior harmonic suppression. It generates frequencies between 1520 to 1565 MHz within 0.5 to 4.5 V DC of control voltage with an average tuning sensitivity of 23 MHz/V. The VCO exhibits a remarkably clean spectral signal of ­110 dBc/Hz (typ), at 10 kHz from the carrier while attenuating the second harmonic to better than ­20 dBc. The CLV1540E operates off a 5 V DC source while drawing only 24 mA (typ) and is designed for the toughest outdoor applications as it is specified to operate over the commercial temperature range of ­40° to +85°C. Size: 0.50" × 0.50" × 0.22".

Z-Communications Inc.,
San Diego, CA (858) 621-2700.

Circle No. 250

* Surface-mount Frequency Synthesizer

MWJ5253x7.5 The LX series of low cost, surface-mount frequency synthesizers is custom designed for broadband mixer LO applications. This product features fixed frequency or programmable outputs in bands from 50 to 2700 MHz, with up to octave bandwidths. At 1 GHz frequency output, phase noise characteristics are ­98 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and ­120 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. Packaged in 0.75" square surface-mount housing, the LX series is ideally suited for use in broadband wireless communications systems.

EM Research Inc.,
Citrus Heights, CA (916) 722-4266.

Circle No. 253

SUBSYSTEMS

* Vector Modulators

MWJ5251 The VM series of eight-chip, PGA packaged vector modulators can be easily integrated in- to basestation MCPA applications to increase bandwidth efficiency and support high speed data transmission for 2.5 G systems. The vector modulator offers 360° of phase control and a large linear amplitude adjustment range. With the new VM multi-chip module platform, mixed technologies can be integrated in the same package to produce high performance products that cover AMPS through W-CDMA. Typical performance characteristics include < 15 dB insertion loss, 10 dB of phase stable amplitude adjustment range and > 40 dB of maximum attenuation.

Alpha Industries,
Woburn, MA (871) 935-5150.

Circle No. 251

* Millimeter-wave Tuner

The model CS-5106C tuner is a cost-effective, high performance solution for receiving signals in millimeter-wave frequency bands. It features plug-in front-end assemblies that allow the user to simply externally remove and replace front-end modules in the field. Modules are available for any 3 or 6 GHz segment in the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range. The tuner has a tuning resolution of 10 kHz with IF outputs at either 140 MHz or 70 MHz center frequency. An FM demodulated video output is available as an option if desired. The CS-5106C can also be supplied with front panel control or with a computer GUI for RS-232 control. Both AC and DC input power versions are available.

Communications Solutions Inc.,
Baltimore, MD (410) 344-9000.

Circle No. 252

* RGB Video Matrix

MWJ5262 The model 12055 video matrix features a frequency range from DC to 120 MHz with RS-232C and IEEE-488 interfaces. The unit is non-blocking and full fanout with front panel keypad control and LCD display. It recalls 40 configurations and offers crosspoint verification. The 12055 is ideal for switching RGB video from any of eight workstations to up to eight combinations of monitors and printers. Size: 5.0" × 19.0" × 25.0".

Matrix Systems,
Calabasas, CA (818) 222-2301.

Circle No. 262

TEST EQUIPMENT

* Carrier to Noise Generator

MWJ5256 The CNG sets extremely accurate C/N rations between the user's signal and internally generated Gaussian noise. The product is offered in models for 70/140 MHz, CATV and a frequency agile version covering 1 to 6 GHz, and is compatible with all modulation formats, including pulsed spectrums. A proprietary microprocessor controlled solid-state attenuator design internally provides 0.015 dB resolution. Output power can be set between 0 and ­110 dBm. The instrument is available with 1 or 2 channels and is controllable via GPIB and a user-friendly front panel. The chassis is 19" rack mountable 3U height.

dBm LLC, Wayne, NJ (973) 709-0020.

Circle No. 256

* Handheld Battery Operated Spectrum Analyzer

The model 401A Personal Spectrum Analyzer™ covers 1 to 1024 MHz and is intended for both bench top and field use. It is ideal for the measurement of harmonic and spurious emissions, identification of unknown or unwanted signals, signal monitoring, field strength measurements and EMC pre-compliance testing. The unit makes EMC pre-compliance testing simple and straightforward. The 401A can monitor emissions from the very beginning of the design process, because the spec line is right on the screen. If an unwanted emission is at or above the line, the designer knows he has an issue to investigate immediately. The spectrum analyzer has a sensitivity of ­95 dBm. Three frequency markers are available for signal identification. Included with the spectrum analyzer is the model P101A active e-field probe for troubleshooting and EMC measurements. Price: $2995. Delivery: stock.

Bantam Instruments,
Sunnyvale, CA (510) 610-2633.

Circle No. 255

* Internet-ready Satcom Spectrum Analyzer

MWJ5258 The model P9116 Satcom spectrum analyzer operates remotely from any location via Internet, LAN or modem. It includes a virtual spectrum analyzer front panel that lets you view and control your spectrum display in real time with no third party software or hardware required. The P9116 is a full-features spectrum analyzer that covers the 100 kHz to 1.6 GHz frequency range. The instrument's rugged industrial chassis includes a complete Pentium PC and Windows NT operating system. The unit has outstanding accuracy repeatability and speed.

Morrow Technologies Corp. (MTC),
Largo, FL (727) 531-4000.

Circle No. 258

* RF Digitizer

MWJ5257 The model 2319E RF digitizer for 2G, 2.5G and 3G digital cellular testing is ideal for conversion of broadband radio frequency signals into high quality, digitized data for external processing in a personal computer. When combined with an optional high power digital signal processing card and company software, the 2319E can be used as a substitute basestation receiver during early research and development phases of new mobile phones. The unit is a benchtop or rack-mounted instrument and operates across a wide frequency range and provides a generous 20 MHz digitization bandwidth sufficient to capture four UMTS radio channels. The instrument provides high quality conversion of complex modulated RF signals into digitized data. The choice of output interface is determined by the bandwidth requirements of the application, selected from low, medium or high speed options. The 2319 features a 500 MHz to 2.5 GHz frequency range, 50 W input power handling, 12 bit ADC resolution, phase noise of ­121 dBc/Hz and sensitivity of ­153 dBm/Hz. Price: $31,351.

IFR Systems Inc.,
Wichita, KS (800) 835-2352
or (316) 522-4981.

Circle No. 257

* FCC Spurious and Harmonic Test Kit

MWJ5259x7.5 This spurious and harmonic test kit is designed for use with popular spectrum analyzers. Each kit contains four mixers providing continuing coverage from 40 to 220 GHz. Each mixer is equipped with an appropriate horn antenna for accomplishing the FCC desired radiated spurious level measurement.

Oleson Microwave Labs,
Morgan Hill, CA (408) 779-2698.

Circle No. 259

* EMI Test Receiver with Spectrum Analysis

MWJ5260 The EPSI EMI test receiver with spectrum analyzer functionality combines the precision of a test receiver and the high speed of a spectrum analyzer in a single unit. It allows precompliance and diagnostic measurements to be carried out fast and precisely in development to ensure that products are developed in line with EMC standards. The two models available operate in the frequency range from 9 kHz to 3 GHz or up to 7 GHz and are designed for commercial standards. In addition to manual measurements, the ESPI allows semi-automatic and fully automatic EMI measurements with the aid of predefined tables and EMI software. Spectrum analyzer functions can be called at a keystroke.

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

Circle No. 260

* Basestation Field Tool

MWJ5261 The NetTek™ compact, modular basestation field tool is designed to simplify routine field installation and maintenance measurement tasks in wireless networks. It enables installation and maintenance technicians to quickly and reliably verify basestation functionality, even under adverse field conditions. The NetTek basestation field tool consists of a multi-standard measurement module, the YBT250. It addresses GSM, IS-136 and CDMAOne standards and performs the most common diagnostic tests needed for on-site basestation transmitter verification. Price: $12,495. Delivery: 10 weeks.

Tektronix Inc.,
Beaverton, OR (800) 426-2200.

Circle No. 261

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