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August 1, 2001
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COMPONENTS

* Three-way Power Divider

MWJ5216 This complete line of three-way power dividers is designed for wireless communication bands from 800 MHz through 2.6 GHz. The casing is less than half the size of a typical printed microstrip three-way power divider, which is achieved by the use of a multi-layer design that combines the typical in-phase power divider design with a broad side coupler design. The five component Xinger® family covers a host of frequency ranges for D-AMPS, GSM, DCS, PCS, W-CDMA, UMTS and MMDS applications. This family provides a typical insertion loss of 0.20 to 0.25 dB with input SWR better than 1.35 and 1.50 on the outputs. Amplitude balance has been optimized to ±0.2 dB with minimum isolation between outputs of minimum 20 dB.

Anaren Microwave Inc.,
East Syracuse, NY (315) 432-8909.

Circle No. 216

* Commercial SMPS Capacitors

MWJ5217 The SE series MLC capacitors are designed for input and output filtering in switchmode power supplies. These SMPS capacitors are radial leaded, conformally coated and specially processed to handle high currents. The capacitors are available in voltage ratings up to 100 V DC, with capacitance ratings of up to 39 µF. The SE series is primarily used in input/output filters of high power and high voltage power supplies as well as in bus filters and DC snubbers for high power inverters and other high current applications. The capacitors are available in X7R dielectric with five standard sizes and three voltage ratings: 25, 50 and 100 V DC. The operating temperature is ­55° to +125°C.

AVX Corp.,
Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 448-9411.

Circle No. 217

* 5 W Resistive Power Divider

MWJ5218 The model 5-AD-FFA-2 five watt, two-way resistive power divider promises reliability in a
compact size with a frequency range of DC to 3 GHz, insertion loss < 0.5 dB (above 6 dB split) and SWR of 1.2 (max). Other specifications include phase matching < 2° (typical 0.5°) and < 0.5 dB amplitude variation. Connectors are SMA female. This model's power rating is 5 W at 25°C when bolted to a heat sink capable of maintaining a 100°C (max) case temperature.

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

Circle No. 218

* High Power Band Splitter

This series of high power filters includes a diplexer capable of splitting the UHF and GPS bands while handling 50 W of continuous power. This configuration has a low loss of 0.4 dBa at the UHF (225 to 400 MHz) and GPS (1217 to 1586 MHz) bands with isolation of 50 dBc. These units include a DC through path common to all ports allowing switching bias controls to be injected from within the system. All ports are SMA female. Size: 5.5" x 2.5" x 1.0".

Bree Engineering,
San Marcos, CA (760) 510-4950.

Circle No. 219

* Directional Couplers

MWJ5220 This line of directional couplers was specifically developed to meet industry demands for greater performance in the company's integrated assemblies. These assemblies combine switching and passive components that address automated testing needs for RF, microwave and wireless product manufacturers. The couplers operate over a 0.8 to 4.0 GHz frequency range with 10 dB nominal coupling, 1 dB coupling variation, 18 dB directivity, SWR of 1.3 and 0.75 dB insertion loss.

Dow-Key Microwave Corp.,
Ventura, CA (805) 650-0260.

Circle No. 220

* Braided Cables

MWJ5256 The Cinta™ line of braided cables, connectors and accessories can be used to create cost-effective broadband systems for Internet, e-business and 3G development. The cables are offered in standard, fire retardant and watertight versions for both indoor and outdoor applications. The new cables are available in the following sizes: 0.195", 0.200", 0.240", 0.300", 0.400", 0.500" and 0.600". The cables are also compatible with industry standard connectors. Cable assemblies for Cinta cables can be factory-built to customer-specified lengths and connector configurations. For installation and ease and efficiency, the Cinta line also includes weatherproofing kits, installation tools and accessories.

Andrew Corp.,
Orland Park, IL (800) 255-1479.

Circle No. 256

* Phase Shifter Frequency Translators

The series 77A phase shifter/frequency translators have been upgraded to provide 10-bit digital control. Models of this series are available for the 0.5 to 2.0 GHz, 2.0 to 6.0 GHz, 4.0 to 12.0 GHz and 6.0 to 18.0 GHz bands. Employing an integrated assembly of an RF vector modulator and a high speed driver circuit, the series 77A models achieve a phase shift of 0° to 360° in 0.035° steps, with phase accuracy better than 10° up to 10 GHz and 12° to 18 GHz. Switching speed is better than 500 ns. As frequency translators for serrodyne applications, they exhibit carrier and sideband suppression levels of over 25 and 20 dB, respectively, at translation rates up to 500 kHz. All units operate over the temperature range of ­54° to +100°C. SMA RF connectors and a DA15P multipin connector for power and logic are employed. The companion series 78 units offer similar performance with analog control.

General Microwave, a Herley company, Farmingdale, NY (631) 630-2000.

Circle No. 222

* Power Splitter/Combiner

MWJ5223 The model JCPS-6-3 six-way, 0°, surface-mount power splitter/combiner is designed for VHF receiver and instrumentation applications within the 75 to 425 MHz band. Typical important performance features are high 23 dB isolation, 0.1 dB amplitude unbalance, 2° phase unbalance, plus 0.9 dB insertion loss (above 7.8 dB). The maximum operating temperature is ­20° to +85°C and power input is 0.25 W (max) as a splitter. Price: $69.95 (one to nine).

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

Circle No. 223

* W-CDMA Components

These W-CDMA components are designed for use in 3G cellular phones. These devices, including the new Switchplexer,™ make the next generation of cellular phones compatible with frequency standards from around the world. Currently cell phones that use the American frequencies are not useable in Europe or Asia and vice-versa.

Murata Electronics North America, Smyrna, GA (770) 436-1300.

Circle No. 224

* GigaHertz Trimmer Capacitors

This range of Gigahertz trimmer capacitors are reduced in size, while improving their performance in terms of effective series resistance and self-resonant frequency. The capacitors incorporate the famous self-locking constant torque drive mechanism, and offer many advantages such as small size, light weight, fixed length, high Q and zero tuning noise. This range incorporates a high quality and low loss dielectric ceramic housing that allows a reduction in size of 25 to 35 percent. The ceramic housing is machined with very precise dimensions and very tight tolerances.

TEMEX Components,
Phoenix, AZ (623) 780-1995.

Circle No. 225

* High Performance Cable and Interconnect Systems

MWJ5226 The Q-Flex and Q-Flex Plus assemblies are flexible alternatives for semi-rigid custom products using the company's LLF coaxial cables. It will extend the useful life of the assembly by using anti-torque connectors, while improving deadlines, ease of design, eliminate tooling and reduce the overall cost. The cables feature less than 0.05 dB shift in insertion loss with flexure and are available in 0.086", 0.141" and 0.250" diameters.

Tensolite, Andover, MA (800) 362-3539.

Circle No. 226

* High Power Circulators

MWJ5227 Low loss high power stripline mounting and coaxial circulators are available to operate in the frequency ranges from 140 MHz to 3.5 GHz. Typical coaxial units handle 3 kW CW, 100 kW peak at 140 MHz and 500 W CW, 2 kW peak in the 400 to 800 MHz TV bands where 250 W stripline units are available. In the 0.8 to 3.5 GHz spectrum, 0.15 dB loss stripline units operate at 200 W CW, 2 kW peak power levels.

UTE Microwave Inc.,
Asbury Park, NJ (732) 922-1009.

Circle No. 227

* 3.5 mm Fixed Attenuators

These 26.5 GHz fixed attenuators are available in a bulkhead version and a standard round body configuration. Models 56 and 83 are available in dB values of 1 to 10, 20 and 30, with a 2 W power rating, 1.10 to 1.25 (max) SWR, +0.50 dB (max) deviation, precision 3.5 mm connectors and an operating temperature range of ­55° to +85°C.

Weinschel Corp.,
Frederick, MD (800) 638-2048.

Circle No. 228

* Dual Band Diplexer

MWJ5229 The model W9180DE miniature cavity dual band diplexer accepts 900 MHz GSM and 1.8 GHz DCS signals. It eliminates the need for two tower feed cables at the basestation. Covering the full DCS and GSM bands with < 0.3 dB of insertion loss with isolation of > 65 dB between bands. Return loss is > ­18 dB all ports. Power capability is > 50 W both bands. Connectors are SMA or type N. Size: 1.5" x 3.0" x 5.0".

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

Circle No. 229

* SMP Socket-to-socket Adapter

MWJ5230 This SMP socket-to-socket (bullet) adapter offers modular design solutions with superior RF performance. It is designed to tolerate significant misalignment, both radial (0.020" or 0.5 mm) and axial (0.010" or 0.3 mm), making assembly integration faster. In addition its flexibility helps to minimize costly assembly tolerance stack-up errors.

W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.,
Newark, DE (800) 445-4673
or (302) 292-5100.

Circle No. 230

AMPLIFIERS

* High Power X-band Solid-state RF Amplifier

This high power X-band solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) features Class AB biasing, allowing for high output power while keeping efficiencies at high levels. This unit can be operated pulsed or CW. Small signal gain across a 1 GHz bandwidth is 40 dB (min). Typical output power is 20 W across the band. Input and output SWR is 2.0 (max). PAE is typically 33 percent across the band. In the CW mode, the minimum OIP3 is 50 dBm across the band. Standard features include reverse polarity protection, input/output short and open circuit protection, RF power telemetry, integrated DC-DC converter with over voltage/over current monitoring and protection. Size: 5.5" x 9.5" x 2.0".

Aethercomm Inc.,
San Marcos, CA (760) 598-4340.

Circle No. 231

* Amplifier/Doubler/Amplifier

The model ADA10210 packaged amplifier/doubler/amplifier takes a +5 to +10 dBm input from 10 to 20 GHz, doubling it to 20 to 40 GHz, with an output power of +20 dBm (typ). The input connector is a female SMA, the output connector is a female APC-3.5. The ADA1020 has typical fundamental and third harmonic suppressions of 25 dBc. A screwdriver adjust can be used to set the overall gain. Typical supply requirements are +5 V at 400 mA and ­5 V at 20 mA.

Marki Microwave Inc.,
Morgan Hill, CA (408) 778-4200.

Circle No. 232

* 100 W High Power Amplifier

The model 5080 small, lightweight, high power solid-state linear amplifier covers the multi-octave band 800 to 4200 MHz. Applications include multi-band PIM testing, power device testing and TWTA replacement.

Ophir RF, Los Angeles, CA (310) 306-5556.

Circle No. 233

* Cable Amplifier

MWJ5234x13 The model PE2-1018-R518-15-SFF is designed as a solution to cable loss problems. The amplifier offers a positive gain slope over frequency measuring 10 dB gain at 500 MHz and 18 dB gain at 18 GHz, with other frequencies and gain curves available. SWR is better than 2.3, power consumption is 230 mA at +15 V DC. Size: 1.08" x 0.71" x 0.37".

Planar Electronics Technology (PET), Frederick, MD (301) 662-5019.

Circle No. 234

* Linear Amplifier Detector Module

MWJ5235 The model ADA-506F-TSS61-LM is a DC coupled, temperature compensated linear amplifier detector module with 30 dB of dynamic range which operates from 5.4 to 5.9 GHz with an 8 ns rise time and a 10 ns fall time (0.5 to 20.0 GHz units are available). The unit operates on +15 V DC at 20 mA and ­15 V DC at 80 mA. Size: 2.5" x 2.9" x 0.5".

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

Circle No. 235

* W-CDMA Power Amplifier

Utilizing new and existing QuikPAC® modules, this 3G W-CDMA amplifier achieves 350 W peak envelope power with 47 dB gain. This provides 35 to 48 W of two-carrier W-CDMA power, depending on the form of correction employed. The simplicity of the layout and reduced parts count with the QuikPAC technology allows faster time-to-market and significantly reduced system costs.

Xemod Inc.,
Santa Clara, CA (480) 783-8900.

Circle No. 236

ANTENNAS

* Antenna Performance Enhancer

The AccuWave product line is designed to improve the performance and reduce the size and cost of global positioning system (GPS) antennas for high precision applications. AccuWave employs the company's artificial magnetic conductor technology, which isolates antennas from nearby influences that could degrade performance. In the case of GPS, signals transmitted by the GPS satellites often arrive at the user via various paths; directly from the satellite, but also via bounces off the ground of from obstructions such as nearby buildings. This reduces the GPS's ability to accurately determine location. AccuWave-enhanced GPS antennas use artificial magnetic conductor (AMC) technology to filter out and greatly reduce these bounced signals. AMC creates a near perfect antenna groundplane and significantly improves the accuracy of GPS systems, which is critically important for high precision applications like surveying.

e-tenna Corp.,
Laurel, MD (240) 456-4100.

Circle No. 237

* X-band Flightline Test Antenna

The model 0044-800 dual-polarized four-foot parabolic reflector antenna features a removable boresight scope. The antenna is designed for use in a high power flightline test facility. It also has a circularly polarized scalar feed that allows manual selection of RHCP or LHCP polarization. The model 0044-800 offers an SWR of 1.6, with 38.0 dBi of gain at 9.6 GHz or greater, 38.5 at 10.0 GHz or greater and 39.0 at 10.6 GHz or greater. The antenna operates from 8.2 to 12.4 GHz (fullband) and 9.4 to 10.8 GHz (operating band).

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

Circle No. 238

DEVICE

* GaAs FET

MWJ5244 The model TIM7785-60SL 60 W C-band, internally-matched GaAs field effect transistor (FET) is designed for the 7.7 to 8.5 GHz range and is targeted for use in solid-state amplifiers (SSPA) for gateway or earth station satellite communications systems and long haul point-to-point terrestrial communications. This FET has a high output power at 48.0 dBm (typ) and is internally matched to 50 Ω, eliminating the need for matching circuits and simplifying the design process to reduce time-to-market. The device features a high gain of 6 dB (typ), and is capable of handling complex modulation for high data rate communications due to its excellent linearity.

Toshiba America Electronic
Components Inc.,
Irvine, CA (949) 455-2000.

Circle No. 244

INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

* Integer-N PLL Frequency Synthesizers

The ADF4000 series of PLL synthesizers consists of single and dual devices in a range of configurations and frequency ranges up to 6 GHz. Using a high performance BiCMOS process technology, phase noise is typically 6 dB better than the next best performing product. The models ADF4116, ADF4117 and ADF4118 use fixed dual-modulus prescalers and can operate up to 3.0 GHz. Drop-in replacements for the LMX dual devices are also available. The ADF4110 through ADF4113 single devices (and ADF4210 through ADF4213 dual devices) offer additional functions in a nearly identical pin configuration. This change allows many more features to be software-controlled, including prescaler division ratio, anti-backlash pulse width and charge-pump current. Operation up to 6.0 GHz is possible.

Analog Devices,

Wilmington, MA (800) 262-5643.

Circle No. 240

* Bluetooth Application Processor

The model BIC2101 Bluetooth™ Application Processor is a highly integrated chip-and-software platform designed for both host-based systems that includes a programmable RF interface, complete Bluetooth protocol software with a developer-friendly API and adjustable performance characteristics. The BIC2101 facilitates a wide range of home and office applications, including print management, peripheral interaction, handwriting recognition, digital still transfer and modem, mobile and voice communications. The processor's USB, serial and PCM interfaces also allow manufacturers to seamlessly add wireless capabilities to existing devices.

BrightCom Technologies Ltd.,
c/o The Bohle Company,
(310) 785-0515.

Circle No. 241

* SiGe:C Low Noise Amplifier

MWJ5242 The model MBC13720 SiGe:C low noise amplifier (LNA) with an on-chip bypass switch utilizes the SiGe:C module of the company's 0.35 micron RF BiCMOS process. The technology requires the addition of only one masking step into a proven mainstream process. The advanced device's bypass switch improves the dynamic range, with low insertion loss, for receiver designs. In addition to providing improved performance, the switch helps conserve board space and reduce system and manufacturing costs. This device also includes high gain, high input IP3, low noise figure, selectable current settings and a standby mode to turn the device completely off. Input and output matching is performed externally to allow maximum design flexibility. The MBC13720 is an ultra-small SOT-363 surface-mount package and is available in tape-and-reel.

Motorola Inc., Tempe, AZ (480) 413-4991.

Circle No. 242

* Radio Chipset

The Tondelayo™ 54 Mbps radio chipset is based on the IEEE 802.11(a) standard for high speed wireless networks in the 5 GHz UNII bands. The complete solution includes a power amplifier/switch module, as well as RF, IF and baseband component chips. It is being offered to OEMs who are developing products incorporating high speed wireless networking capabilities. The complete solution, using C-OFDM modulation in a flexible low risk design approach, also includes CardBus and PCI reference designs and a robust suite of drivers. All the components in Tondelayo are designed to work together. The efficient design provides a cost-effective solution across all three 5 to 6 GHz UNII bands. The components are designed to use best-in-class process technologies.

Raytheon RF Networking,
Marlborough, MA (508) 490-1552.

Circle No. 243

MATERIAL

* High Frequency Laminates

The GML 2000 series of high frequency laminate materials delivers the low loss characteristics of PTFE substrates at significantly lower overall cost. The series uses new TPA resin chemistry to combine exceptional electrical properties with the advantages of a thermoset, providing an attractive alternative for printed circuit materials in flat panel antennas, transceivers, LNBs, LNAs and other high demand applications. The first product in the series, GML 2032, has a dissipation factor of 0.0029 and a dielectric constant of 3.20 at 10 GHz, comparable to the performance of PTFE substrates, which cost an average 15 percent more and are prone to creep or cold flow behavior.

GIL Technologies Inc.,
Collierville, TN (800) 537-1306.

Circle No. 245

* RF Absorbent Flexible Ferrite Material

MWJ5268 This line of RF absorbent flexible ferrite is designed to suppress EMI noise that radiates from active RF components and to protect sensitive circuit board designs that are affected by external interference. The flexible ferrite provides effective EMI suppression in the 10 MHz to 3 GHz frequency range and is useful in achieving compliance to the most recent FCC and CISPR requirements. The material can be die cut for gasketing applications and is also available with optional non-conductive UL recognized adhesive backing.

API Delevan,
East Aurora, NY (716) 652-3600.

Circle No. 268

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

* Radio Frequency Assembly Cell

MWJ5246 The HotRail™ radio frequency assembly (RFA) cell is designed for precision assembly of RF power amplifier components. This fully automatic, in-line, multi-chip, high accuracy system provides void free assembly and programmable steady-state heat control for eutectic die attach. The system provides two strategic gains in throughput by coupling high capacity input and output magazine handlers with precision component assembly capability. Operators can load an entire shift of parts, while the component assembly system can eject and attach fragile die. The HotRail RFA is used to assemble components and power amplifiers for satellites, basestations and wireless devices. The system's general purpose optical workbench platform with command and I/O-rich programming accommodates virtually any combination of material presentation devices for assembly automation.

Palomar Technologies,
Vista, CA (760) 931-3600.

Circle No. 246

SOFTWARE

* High Frequency Electromagnetic Software

Sonnet Professional Suite 7.0 for UNIX and PC computer environments features circuit geometry parameterization, automated parameter sweep analysis, EM-based circuit optimization, an integrated netlist editor and automated circuit subdivision for piecewise EM analysis of large circuits. The new circuit parameter lets the user define nearly any aspect of an existing circuit layout, such as a stub length or the spacing between coupled resonators in terms of a parameter. By changing a simple number, the layout of the circuit may be modified immediately. Sweep analysis allows the user to define a range of parameter values for circuit evaluation and EM analysis is conducted for each parameter value. Successive results from all swept parameter values can be plotted in the new response viewer.

Sonnet Software Inc.,
Liverpool, NY (314) 453-3096.

Circle No. 248

* Simulation Software

Ensemble Version 8.0 offers new functionality targeting the needs of RFIC, MMIC, PCB and planar antenna designers. This new version expands the speed and accuracy needed for characterizing all planar structures found in wireless, broadband and optical components. New features include Full-Wave™ Spice capability, improved modeling, speed and user-interface enhancements, and second generation Optimetrics.™

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

Circle No. 247

* Statistical Software Package

MWJ5269 Design-Ease 6.0 software for design of experiments (DOE) makes it possible for beginning experimenters to improve their product or process through the use of experimental design tools. By revealing the vital factors in processes and the interactions between them, this entry-level statistical software package helps users achieve breakthroughs that often lead to savings as well as improvements in quality and productivity. As a dedicated DOE software package, Design-Ease offers features for ease of use and functionality that are not available in general statistical packages. It presents an intuitive interface, a greatly expanded help system, a wide variety of designs, the flexibility to modify designs, graphics to simplify interpretation, and useful evaluation capabilities such as annotated ANOVA reports.

Stat-Ease Inc.,
Minneapolis, MN (612) 378-9449.

Circle No. 269

SOURCES

* Synchronous Timing Modules

MWJ5249 These Stratum III and IIIe synchronous timing modules come standard with five user programmable input reference frequencies from 8 kHz to 311.04 MHz, allowing any multiple of 8 kHz from 24 kHz to 100 MHz to be supported. Five user selectable output reference frequencies from 2 kHz to 311.04 MHz support 20 industry standard telecommunications frequencies, as well as a 2 kHz in/out sync. The timing module supports free-running, locked and holdover modes of operation while filtering jitter from the incoming signals. Output signal levels include TTL, ACMOS, LVDS and LVPECL. Applications include SONET and SDH transport equipment, network synchronization, cellular and WLL basestations, core IP routers and switches, and ATM wireless communications.

MTI-Milliren Technologies Inc., Newburyport, MA (888) 684-1101.

Circle No. 249

* Commercial VCO

The model VCO191-915W generates frequencies from 902 to 928 MHz with control voltages from 0.4 to 2.5 V DC. The unit requires 7.0 mA (typ) of current from a 3.0 V supply voltage. Typical phase noise at 100 kHz offset is ­127 dBc/Hz. Typical output power is ­3.0 dBm. Second harmonic suppression is typically ­15 dBc and third harmonic suppression is ­20 dBc (typ). Size: 8 x 6 x 2 mm.

Vari-L Co. Inc.,
Denver, CO (303) 576-5346.

Circle No. 250

* Phase-locked Loop Module

MWJ5251 The model PLL1045A phase-locked loop (PLL) is designed for the satellite market and has a bandwidth from 1020 to 1070 MHz along with a loop filter bandwidth of 200 Hz and a 1 MHz step size. It offers a phase noise specification of ­105 dBc at a 10 kHz offset and ­125 dBc at a 100 kHz offset or, equivalently, a RMS phase error of 2.8° integrated over 100 Hz to 100 kHz. With a maximum start up lock time of 20 ms and a channel-to-channel switching speed of 15 ms, the PLL1045A delivers 0 ±3 dBm into a 50 Ω load. Harmonic suppression is ­12 dBc and non-harmonic spurs are attenuated greater than ­70 dBc. This PLL operates from ­40° to +85°C. Price: $49.

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

Circle No. 251

SUBSYSTEMS

* Display Digitizer

The model CS-5027 display digitizer operates with the model CS-5020C receiver, companion software and a PC computer. This display digitizer accepts IF input signals at 70, 140, 160 or 1000 MHz center frequency from a companion microwave receiver to provide RF, Zoom and IF Pan spectrum displays of the signal environment.

Communication Solutions Inc,
White Marsh, MD (410) 344-9000.

Circle No. 239

* SiGe Direct
Quadrature Modulators

MWJ5272 This new family of SiGe direct quadrature modulators are ideally suited to 2.5G, 3G, WLAN and fixed wireless infrastructure applications between 400 MHz and 4 GHz. The model STQ-1016 targets frequencies in the range of 400 to 1200 MHz, while the STQ-3016 covers 2500 to 4000 MHz. Both are packaged in industry standard 16-pin, exposed-pad TSSOP plastic packages, ideal for applications where space is at a premium. The STQ-1016 provides carrier feedthrough typically better than ­40 dBm with low amplitude and phase error of the modulation inputs (typically < 0.2 dB and < 2°, respectively). The STQ-3016 exhibits carrier feedthrough better than ­35 dBm with excellent amplitude and phase error performance for fixed wireless applications (< 0.2 dB and 2.5°, respectively).

Stanford Microdevices Inc., Sunnyvale, CA (800) 764-6642.

Circle No. 272

TEST EQUIPMENT

* Microwave Signal Generator

This performance signal generator (PSG) series will allow broadband component manufacturers who design and test systems with high frequencies, wide bandwidths and complex modulation formats to accelerate design, simplify test and streamline production through incorporation into their design and production cycles. The PSG consists of two series. The microwave PSG-L series is optimized for local oscillators with low cost and leading performance. The PSG-A series is optimized for analog modulation. Both series are available in 20 and 40 GHz models.

Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Palo Alto, CA (650) 752-5000.

Circle No. 252

* 0.1 Hz to 40 GHz Synthesizer

MWJ5253 The model MG3690A synthesizer is the first single-instrument solution that combines the bandwidths of separate RF and microwave signal generators with the spectral purity and frequency stability of a phase-locked source. It's ability to achieve crystal oscillator-like phase noise over the 0.1 Hz to 40 GHz frequency range makes it an excellent choice for a variety of laboratory and production applications that previously required separate RF and microwave synthesizers. The synthesizer achieves frequency resolution of 0.1 Hz over the full frequency range, with leveled output power adjustable in 0.01 dB steps from ­120 to +17 dBm. Full-band, ultra-low phase noise is achieved by integrating a digital downconverter (DDC) into the MG369. The DDC generates 10 MHz to 2.2 GHz single sideband phase noise characteristics that are 30 to 50 dB (typ) better than most microwave synthesizers and comparable to high performance RF synthesizers.

Anritsu Co., Richardson, TX (800) 267-4878.

Circle No. 253

* Spectrum Analyzer

The model 2399 portable spectrum analyzer is now available with remote control and diagnostics capability. It is used in a wide range of applications, including mobile communication service workshops, basestation installation, repair and maintenance, plus broadcast TV and education. Remote monitoring is made possible with Easy Span, a software program developed by the company. Test and field engineers can easily access instruments located anywhere in the world via a direct connection or through a dial-up modem using RS-232. This capability means the 2399 can be used by anyone needing remote operation and data collection to perform remote diagnostics. The spectrum analyzer covers a frequency range of 9 kHz to 2.9 GHz and includes features designed to make it extremely user friendly. New features include semi-automated measurement capabilities, a fast processor, large memory capacity and color display. Price: $9984.

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

Circle No. 254

* Baseband Noise and Test Solution

The Wave3G™BB baseband noise and test generator for simulation of multipath fading and noise characteristics in communication systems. It operates at baseband with up to 30 MHz sampling rate, 4 to 12 paths of fading, dual digital noise source, programmable AGC and power meter. Options allow the user to configure 14 bit analog inputs, multiple channels and to synchronize multiple units for applications like modem chipset development and adaptive antenna testing. The Wave3GBB is easily configured through a block diagram-based PC user interface.

Micronetics Wireless Inc.,
Hudson, NH (603) 883-2900.

Circle No. 255

* RF Power Meter

The model 7100 RF power meter answers the need for a lightweight, compact, cost-effective instrument for average-power RF measurements. The power meter is a terminating digital wattmeter with an input impedance of 50 Ω. Power and frequency ranges of 2 to 500 mW and 10 to 2000 MHz make the model 7100 a perfect choice of numerous low power RF test and troubleshooting applications in product development, repair, field service and manufacturing. The ease-of-use design of the 7100 allows users to receive measurements quickly without external sensors and cabling. The large 3-1/2 digit liquid crystal display (LCD) provides easy-to-view readings in digital format.

TEGAM,
Geneva, OH (440) 466-6100.

Circle No. 274

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