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Reflective SPDT Switch
The model SWN-218-2DR-STD options 204F, HPR80W, LIL is a high power (80 W) cold switching SP2T solid-state switch that operates from 2 to 4 GHz (other frequencies available) with low insertion loss of less than 1.25 dB typical; SWR is 2.0, isolation is ³ 35 dB. Switching speed is < 200 ns delay on and < 350 ns delay off. Supply voltages are +5 V at 38 mA and -15 V at 2 mA. Other supply voltages are available. Size: 1.2" x 1.0" x 0.5". Weight: 1.5 ounces typical
American Microwave Corp.,
Frederick, MD (301) 662-4700.
Circle No. 216
The DPP is a quick disconnect, N series plug that utilizes a positive push/pull coupling design that will mate to any common N type receptacle. The patented push/pull mechanism provides a quick and reliable connection that reduces assembly to a fraction of the time required to mate and torque a common threaded N plug. Simply push the plug onto any common N receptacle until the blue line is viewed. This indicates that it is fully mated. When fully mated, the DPP plug maintains a secure, positive lock on the receptacle, maintaining a positive constant pressure at the interface at all times. The DPP plug also incorporates audible, tactile and visual indicators as immediate verification of a positive, secure connection. The push/pull mechanism is designed to allow this connector to be utilized in close proximity to obstructions and low profile, confined applications.
Deutsch Advanced Interconnect,
Hemet, CA (909) 791-2600.
Circle No. 217
The 50S-1310 SMA is an RF switch that offers solid-state reliability from 20 to 4300 MHz. Its 1P8T, self-terminating (non-reflective) design makes it good for laboratory signal distribution while its packaging makes it suitable for many OEM applications. TTL compatibility and SMA female connectors are standard with other interfaces and configurations available upon request.
JFW Industries Inc.,
Indianapolis, IN (317) 887-1340.
Circle No. 218
The model 2KCZ30-800/H1900 is a cellular/ PCS surface-mount diplexer. This unit is designed for use on dual-band transceiver cards, whereby a single wideband input can be split into separate cellular/PCS band specific paths, or two separate band specific paths can be combined to form a single wideband output. The 2KCZ30-800/H1900 is configured as two filters, one high pass and one low pass, with one port of each filter diplexed into a common junction, creating a three-junction device. Offering a low passband of 800 to 900 MHz and high passband of 1750 to 2000 MHz, this model offers low insertion loss of 0.5 dB maximum for low passband and 0.7 dB maximum for high passband channels. Size: 1.5" x 0.5" x 0.3".
K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD (410) 749-2424.
Circle No. 219
The model 3100400 is a 90° hybrid coupler. It has a frequency of 10 to 40 GHz and a coupling of 3 dB. Its amplitude imbalance is ±0.75 dB with a phase imbalance of ±10°. The isolation is 13 dB. The maximum SWR is 1.8 with insertion loss at < 1.8 dB. Connectors include a choice of 2.4 or 2.92 mm female. Power rating is 20 W average, 3 kW peak. Delivery: stock to four weeks.
Sunnyvale, CA (408) 734-5999.
Circle No. 220
The M2-0240 mixer covers 2 to 40 GHz with a 0.005 to 6.0 GHz IF. Designed for wideband applications requiring a broadband IF, the M2-0240 is a unique triple-balanced mixer design, available in a 2.92 mm connectorized outline. Local oscillator drive levels are +14 to +17 dBm. Typical conversion loss is 14 dB, with a typical LO-to-RF isolation of 30 dB.
Marki Microwave Inc.,
Morgan Hill, CA (408) 778-4200.
Circle No. 221
Ceramic Resonator Bandpass Filters
These ceramic resonator filters use 6 mm ceramic coaxial resonators to achieve cavity filter response in a reduced size. Standard units cover the frequency range of 500 to 2500 MHz. This filter type is supplied in surface-mount packages.
RLC Electronics Inc.,
Mt. Kisco, NY (914) 241-1334.
Circle No. 222
High Power Chip Resistors
These high power chip resistors utilize thin film on aluminum nitride. The thin film design makes them ideal for applications where current noise is a consideration. These compact, lightweight, high power designs are ideal for high current pulse applications such as power supplies, and are suitable as microwave terminations. Aluminum nitride is a low toxic alternative for use in programs requiring environmentally friendly products. The high power resistors are available in values of 50 and 100 . A variety of case sizes are available from 1206 (0.125" x 0.65") to 3838 (0.375" x 0.375"). The resistors are available with tolerances of ±0.1 percent and a temperature coefficient of resistance to 50 ppm. SWR is 1.3 or better up to 4 GHz. Price: $1.19. Delivery: stock to nine weeks ARO.
State of the Art Inc.,
State College, PA (800) 458-3401.
Circle No. 223
The model C04143B is a coaxial circulator used in private mobile radio for terrestrial trunked radio base station applications. This model is primarily used in power combiners, duplexers and amplifiers for base station usage. The circulator has an operating frequency range of 410 to 433 MHz, with insertion loss at 0.3 dB maximum, return loss of 23 dB minimum and isolation at 23 dB minimum. This single junction unit is available in all TETRA frequencies with optional forward and reverse power sense and optional connector types.
TRAK Microwave Corp.,
Tampa, FL (813) 901-7200.
Circle No. 224
Flexible Coaxial Communications Cable
This series of flexible, low loss, 50 coaxial communications cable and complete cable assemblies are suitable for internal equipment wiring, jumpers between components and a wide range of outdoor wireless applications. Cintru™ flexible coax communications cable is a braided, shielded cable that features > 90 dB shielding, provides performance comparable to corrugated cable but is more flexible, and often eliminates the need for jumpers. Operating over a frequency range of DC to 6 GHz, depending upon connector type, this broadband cable can be supplied in bulk or as complete cable assemblies with connectors such as BMA, SMA, N, SC, TNC, QDS and 7-16. Size: 0.195" x 0.600".
Peabody, MA (800) 262-9878.
Circle No. 225
This thin-film, center-tapped, dual-value resistor enables more flexible hybrid circuit designs. The CTQ resistor chip provides low shunt capacitance of < 0.1 pF and low noise operation for high performance in hybrid circuits for test and measurement systems. The versatile new resistor chip gives the user three value choices: total value, one-half value, or one-quarter value depending on the wire-bond configuration, while six bonding pads enhance layout flexibility. Size: 0.030" x 0.030". Price: $0.72 (1000). Delivery: 14 weeks.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc.,
Malvern, PA (610) 644-1300.
Circle No. 226
Integrated Coaxial Switch
The Coaxial Switch Matrix system comes with TTL control interface, performs up to 18 GHz and is configured as a 2 x 5 bidirectional, non-blocking switch matrix. This highly integrated unit offers a good solution for all applications where size and weight are critical. DC characteristics include 24 to 32 VDC (28 VDC nominal) operating voltage and 760 mA (max) operating current at 28 VDC and 20°C. Size: 4.3" x 2.6" x 1.75". Weight: maximum is 500 grams.
Dow-Key Microwave Corp.,
Ventura, CA (805) 650-0260.
Circle No. 262
This family of high frequency assemblies, NEXT GENERATION® and PHASEFLEX® ruggedized microwave test assemblies, are ideally suited for test applications, providing good phase and amplitude stability. The NEXT GENERATION microwave test assemblies enhance the capabilities of today's vector network analyzer test equipment by extending measurement accuracy and repeatability. Their unique ruggedized construction allows the assemblies to be limp and flexible, while still maintaining a crush resistance of 800 lbs. per linear inch. The PHASEFLEX microwave test assemblies, now available up to 67 GHz, were designed with laboratory and production applications in mind. They provide good phase and amplitude stability with flexure and over a wide temperature range. The test assemblies also incorporate an internally ruggedized construction while remaining exceptionally lightweight and flexible. They offer phase matching with the capability to performance match two or more cable assemblies to less than 1 ps.
W.L. Gore & Associates Inc.,
Elkton, MD (800) 445-4673.
Circle No. 258
Waveguide Rotary Joint
The WR 34 is a frequency in-line waveguide rotary joint. The WR 34 rotary joint operates from 29.0 to 30.0 GHz with a SWR of less than 1.20 and insertion loss less than 0.6 dB. The waveguide channel is capable of handling 500 W of average power.
Microwave Development Labs Inc.,
Needham Heights, MA (781) 449-0700.
Circle No. 263
The HMC311LP3 is a InGaP HBT gain block MMIC amplifier which covers DC to 6.0 GHz. This QFN packaged amplifier is ideal for cellular/UMTS/3G, fixed wireless, WLAN, CATV, cable modem and microwave radio applications. The HMC311LP3 can be used as either a cascadable 50 gain stage or to drive the LO of HMC mixers with up to +17 dBm power. This amplifier offers 14 dB of gain and an output IP3 of +30 dBm while requiring only 56 mA from a +5 V supply. Size: 3 x 3 mm.
Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA (978) 250-3343.
Circle No. 227
LO Buffer and Output Amplifier
The model 22TRX0175 is a gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) sub-harmonically pumped transmitter, which integrates an image reject sub-harmonic anti-parallel diode mixer followed by a balanced two-stage output amplifier and includes an integrated LO buffer amplifier. The image reject mixer eliminates the need for an image bandpass filter after the output amplifier to remove thermal noise at the image frequency. Using 0.15 micron gate length GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (PHEMT) device model technology, this transmitter covers the 18 to 25 GHz frequency bands. The MMIC has 20 dBm output third order intercept, 15 dB image rejection across the band and 2 dBm LO drive level. This transmitter is well suited for wireless communications applications such as millimeter-wave point-to-point radio, local multipoint distribution services, SATCOM and VSAT applications.
Houston, TX (281) 988-4600.
Circle No. 228
The model 4064 is a 1.80 to 2.50 GHz, 60 W solid-state amplifier that covers the DCS, PCS, UMTS as well as the new WLAN, WiFi and Bluetooth bands. The model 4064 was designed for the wireless test and measurement market. It is well suited for both RF power component and system susceptibility testing. With a P1dB power of 50 W and small signal gain of 49 dB, this load tolerant amplifier is available in a rack mount case.
Los Angeles, CA (310) 306-5556.
Circle No. 229
10 W Power Modules
The XD010-12S is part of a series of two-stage LDMOS power modules for the wireless infrastructure markets. These products include temperature compensation and operate from a single 28 V supply, without the need for a separate low voltage gate supply. The XD010-12S module offers consistent ACPR performance, -51 dBc at 88 kHz, making it a suitable driver stage for CDMA high power amplifier applications.
Sunnyvale, CA (408) 616-5400.
Circle No. 231
Amplifier Detector Module
The model ADA-506F-30-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 10 ns fall time and TSS of -61 dBm (0.5 to 20 GHz units are also available). This unit operates on +15 VDC at 20 mA and -15 VDC at 80 mA and measures 2.5" x 2.9" x 0.50".
Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.,
Frederick, MD (301) 631-1579.
Circle No. 230
GaAs FET Amplifier
The SM2025-44L is an ultra linear solid-state GaAs FET amplifier that operates from 2.0 to 2.5 GHz. Output power at P1dB is +44 dBm minimum, with a +62 dBm OIP3 typical. The DC supply is +12 VDC at 9 amps. This unit incorporates the company's RF predistortion linearizer, which improves the OIP3 by 6 to 7 dB. Standard features include a single positive DC supply, 55 dB of linear gain, over voltage protection, thermal protection with auto reset, temperature compensation, logic on/off control, and an integral output isolator. Size: 7.5" x 3.97" x 0.79".
Trenton, NJ (609) 538-8586.
Circle No. 232
HBT Amplifier Family
These InGaP HBT amplifiers have output power levels ranging from 1/4 to 2 W. These devices deliver high output powers while meeting the system-critical ACPR performance requirements; at any given output power these amplifiers will maintain good adjacent and alternate channel power rejection levels. These highly linear amplifiers are capable of running class A/B for better efficiency while covering frequencies from 400 to 2300 MHz. All five models operate directly off a single positive voltage bias and are packaged in low cost, thermally efficient SMT SOT-89 and SOIC-8 packages.
WJ Communications Inc.,
San Jose, CA (800) WJ1-4401.
Circle No. 233
Low Noise Amplifier
The model MA01502D is a balanced two-stage low noise amplifier with on-chip, receiver protecting 10 W limiter. This product is fully matched to 50 on both the input and output. Each device is 100 percent RF tested on wafer to ensure performance compliance. The part is fabricated using the company's repeatable, high performance and highly reliable GaAs Multifunction Self-aligned Gate (MSAG®) MESFET Process. This process features silicon nitride passivation and polyimide scratch protection.
Lowell, MA (888) 563-3949.
Circle No. 261
Variable Downtilt Antennas
These log periodic variable downtilt antennas now include 45°, 65°, 80°, 90° and 105° horizontal beamwidths. These antennas provide sharper azimuth roll-off and better control of energy behind the antenna. This reduces system interference and improves capacity, resulting in fewer dropped calls. Included in the log periodic family are 45° and 65° offerings without an external reflector. The antennas are equipped with the VARI-TILT™ technology, which allows customized adjustment of the main beam-tilt angle during installation and throughout the life of the system as sites are added. The designs, using multiple element phase shifters, also provide improved control of sidelobes across the operating bandwidth, and are engineered to reliably provide downtilt and horizontal pattern accuracy.
Dallas, TX (214) 631-0310.
Circle No. 234
The ultra broadband SENCITY™ ART indoor antenna is designed for wireless applications from 806 MHz to 5.9 GHz. This model has an appealing curved form and a choice of several colors, and the antenna gives the impression of a modern interior decoration object rather than that of a purely functional indoor antenna. This antenna has been designed to be an integrated part of the interior decoration. SENCITY ART's unique broadband capabilities cover all worldwide mobile frequencies as well as the popular WLAN standards.
HUBER + SUHNER AG,
Herisau, Switzerland +41 (0)71 353 41 11.
Circle No. 235
These two LDMOS transistors - a 110 W peak (1011LD110) and a 200 W peak (1011LD200) - target the avionics pulsed power amplifier market and offer gold metalization for enhanced reliability and use ceramic/flange mount packages for ease of assembly into the amplifier. The 110 and 200 W transistors offer 13 and 12 dB of gain, respectively, over the band 1030 to 1090 MHz. These devices have been specifically characterized for use in pulsed applications and are characterized to operate over the full range of applications - from IFF at short pulses to the extended length Mode- S with the 2.16 ms burst. The transistors are designed for operation at 32 V and include internal pre-match optimized for the operating frequency band. Price: $161.92 (1011LD110) and $239.36 (1011LD200). Delivery: six to 12 weeks.
Advanced Power Technology RF,
Santa Clara, CA (408) 986-8031.
Circle No. 236
The model ATF-511P8 is a high power output, dynamic range and power-added efficiency enhancement-mode pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (E-PHEMT) field effect transistor (FET). It is in a miniature leadless plastic chip carrier package and was designed for wireless applications up to 6 GHz. At 2 GHz, the single-voltage operation ATF-511P8 E-PHEMT FET features +30 dBm output power at 1 dB gain compression, +41.7 dBm third-order output intercept point and 69 percent power-added efficiency. These features are combined with a noise figure of 1.4 dB and 4.5 V operation. The device is specified for operation in 900 MHz, 1.9 and 2.1 GHz cellular/PCS frequency bands as well as for fixed wireless, WLAN and other services operating in the 50 MHz to 6 GHz frequency range. Size: 2.0 x 2.0 x 0.75 mm. Price: $2.79 (5000-9999).
Agilent Technologies Inc.,
Palo Alto, CA (800) 235-0312.
Circle No. 237
Optical Modulator Driver
The model TGA4953 is an optical modulator driver intended for high speed optical networking applications. The TGA4953 is ideally suited for use in metro and long-haul transponders and line cards. This modulator driver utilizes standard metro system power supplies and maintains low DC power consumption. The TGA4953 provides good electrical and optical eyes in conjunction with existing low cost Silicon MUX's. This model is a multi-chip module consisting of two high performance wideband amplifiers including off-chip bias circuitry assembled in a compact surface-mount land grid array package. Size: 0.350" x 0.450" x 0.080". Delivery: stock to 10 weeks.
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc.,
Hillsboro, OR (503) 615-9000.
Circle No. 238
Precision Coax Cable Saw
This manual saw is for precise cutting of semi-rigid, conformable and flexible coax cable. This machine will cut cable to a length of up to 24" with a tolerance of 0.001". The saw leaves no noticeable burr on the center conductor or shield of any cable type. Cable sizes up to 0.250" can be accommodated. Cutting time is about one second.
Florida RS Technology,
Palm City, FL (772) 221-8188.
Circle No. 239
The SIwave™ v1.1 simulation software is for the advanced modeling of leading-edge integrated circuit packages and printed circuit boards. The SIwave meets the growing demand for fast and accurate signal- and power-integrity analysis. Using a hybrid, finite-element technique, SIwave allows design engineers to characterize simultaneous switching noise, power and ground bounce, resonances, reflections and coupling between traces, and power/ground planes. Engineers also use the software to simulate high speed devices with their own driver/receiver models using SIwave's SPICE output to obtain accurate system-level simulations.
Pittsburgh, PA (412) 261-3200.
Circle No. 240
The GENESYS Personal is an affordable way to get started with the integrated suite of GENESYS design tools. Using schematic entry, users access powerful s-parameter simulation, real-time tuning, input equations and optimization features. Bringing the accuracy and speed of GENESYS Enterprise versions to individuals, GENESYS Personal includes a full set of linear circuit elements, rectangular graphs, Smith Charts, polar charts and table output. Incorporating the latest features of GENESYS 2003.03, GENESYS Personal is available in Japanese and Chinese versions and internationalization permits users to incorporate any language-set supported by Microsoft Windows. Price: $995.00.
Norcross, GA (678) 291-0995.
Circle No. 241
The UFS series is an ultra-fast, ultra-low phase noise, high performance, broadband synthesizer, designed specifically for ATE applications. The UFS series is based on direct-analog design techniques combined with DDS capability for fine frequency resolution. The series is ideally suited for Agile Radar, EW and RCS systems where low phase noise and fast switching speeds are of primary importance.
Elcom Technologies Inc.,
Rockleigh, NJ (201) 767-8030.
Circle No. 242
Radio Frequency Crystal Oscillator
The RFX300 series is a radio frequency crystal oscillator (rfXO) which features low jitter and phase noise. It is ideal for SONET, SDH, ATM and WAN applications. The RFX300 series offers < 0.5 ps phase jitter, 3 ps RMS jitter and 30 ps cycle-to-cycle jitter. It has frequency stabilities from ±20 to ±100 ppm and provides a frequency range of 600 MHz to 1.25 GHz. Output symmetry is 45 to 55 percent at 50 percent V p-p over the frequency range. Size: 7.5 x 5.0 x 1.5 mm. Price: $32.00 (1000). Delivery: 10 to 12 weeks ARO.
Fort Myers, FL (888) GET-2-FOX.
Circle No. 244
Surface-mount Frequency Synthesizers
The HLX-series phase-locked frequency synthesizers are hermetically sealed, surface-mount products for use in military and other high reliability ground, airborne and missile applications. Supplied as fixed-frequency or serially-programmable precision phase-locked oscillators utilizing external precision frequency references, the HLX-series provides the ideal solution for local oscillators in up/downconverter applications. Power supply requirements are +5 VDC at < 75 mA.
EM Research Inc.,
Citrus Heights, CA (916) 339-0170.
Circle No. 243
The model S6218 is a fast indirect synthesizer (FIS) that covers a basic frequency range of 2 to 18 GHz with options to expand it to 0.5 to 20 GHz. Power output is +10 dBm, minimum. This unit offers dual mode capability. The frequency step size is 1 MHz and the settling time between any two frequencies in the locked mode are 25 µs, maximum. The phase noise at 18 GHz is -65 dBc/Hz at 100 Hz, 1, 10 and 100 kHz offsets, and -85 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offset. Harmonics are -30 dBc, maximum and spurious signals are -55 dBc, maximum. The model is controlled via a VME interface. Its operating temperature range is -54° to +85°C. Size: 9.2" x 6.3" x 1.5".
Farmingdale, NY (631) 630-2000.
Circle No. 245
The PTS 3200 is a precision frequency generator, which supplies low noise signals from 1 to 3200 MHz, with a resolution of 1 Hz and high frequency agility. Its fast frequency switching (1-20 µs) and low noise (-116 dBc at 10 kHz offset) distinguishes it from most other synthesized sources that target the commercial market. Remote programming interface is either high speed BCD (standard) or GPIB (optional).
Programmed Test Sources Inc.,
Littleton, MA (978) 486-3400.
Circle No. 246
GPS Disciplined Oscillator
The A8-B (bench use) portable GPS frequency and time standard is a small and light unit. Long term performance is equal to UTC at 5x10-14 offset over 3...33 days as measured against an ensemble of active hydrogen masers and NIST + NPL traceable by satellite time transfer techniques. The A8-M (metrology) GPS-Rb performance now equals or exceeds (commercial) primary caesium reference clocks. For production tests of GPS-Rb it employs hydrogen maser's to give quality assurance departments confidence in A8-M measured values. Short-term stability is 1x10-13 and one day drift/offset figures, typically 5x10-14.
Devon, England +44 (0) 1803 862062.
Circle No. 247
Crystal Clock Oscillators
The SEL381x series of extended frequency LVPECL crystal clock oscillators is optimized for optical network interface cards (NIC). These sub-miniature oscillators feature an extensive frequency range of 25 through 670 MHz and stability as tight as ±20 ppm. The compact size, comprehensive frequency range and variety of stability options offer a space-saving solution with the right timing for gigabit and 10 gigabit Ethernet as well as peripheral SONET/SDH OC-XX last mile networking equipment and linecards. Size: 5 x 7 mm. Price: $10.00 (1000). Delivery: stock to 12 weeks.
Menlo Park, CA (650) 470-7700.
Circle No. 248
The SMV5000L is a surface-mount low profile package voltage-controlled oscillator primarily for demanding point-to-multi-point fixed wireless networks. This compact performer has been specially engineered so that integration into PLLs remains quick and easy. The SMV5000L will generate frequencies between 4780 and 5356 MHz within a control voltage range of 0.5 to 4.5 VDC, allowing the error voltage to be taken directly from the IC's charge pump circuitry and suppresses the second harmonic to better than -27 dBc. Size: 0.3" x 0.3" x 0.08". Price: $15.95. Delivery: stock to four weeks.
San Diego, CA (858) 621-2700.
Circle No. 250
High Frequency Oscillator
The VC-700 is a small, low jitter, voltage-controlled crystal oscillator which is designed for use in telecommunication and industrial applications. The VC-700 is a crystal stabilized oscillator that operates at the crystal frequency to offer minimal jitter. Some features include: output frequencies from 77.6 to 180 MHz, 3.3 V operation, low jitter, < 1 ps rms across 50 kHz to 80 MHz, wide variety of standard output frequencies, supporting all major FEC schemes, LV-PECL logic levels with fast transition times and complementary outputs. Size: 5.0 x 7.5 x 2.5 mm.
Hudson, NH (88) VECTRON-1.
Circle No. 249
Switch Mode Power Supply
The TEK 2000 is a one box switch mode power supply. This three phase input offers single output in 1500, 2000 or 2400 W and features power factor correction in a compact and lightweight design. The TEK 2000 was designed for large battery chargers, and is also intended for automatic test equipment, process control equipment and other industrial applications. The programmable output voltage is available in 10 models and all have worldwide agency approvals. The unit provides forced current for sharing at parallel operation and the 0.98 minimum power factor meets IEC1000-3-2 CL D standards. Size: 320 x 212 x 132.5 mm. Weight: 17.8 lbs. Price: $999.00. Delivery: stock to six weeks.
Santee, CA (619) 258-7700.
Circle No. 252
Ultra Wideband Downconverters
The DC series are high performance ultra wideband downconverters that accept RF signals from 0.5 to 40 GHz and provide 70, 140, or 160, and 950 to 1450 MHz outputs. The frequency-programming resolution of 2 Hz and the good phase noise characteristics make these systems ideal for the most stringent requirements of higher order QAM. Optional features include combinations of up to eight different bandwidth IF filters centered at 70, 140, or 160 MHz IF, a programmable front end 30 dB attenuator, internet programming, and RF self test/diagnostics for full frequency and dynamic range.
Hauppauge, NY (631) 436-7400.
Circle No. 253
Global Positioning System Receiver
The model RF8009 is a global positioning system (GPS) receiver that was designed specifically for telematics and automotive navigation products. The RF8009 is a low cost, fully integrated, plug-and-play 12-parallel channel GPS receiver module that simplifies product design and implementation, helping original equipment manufacturers quickly design turnaround GPS solutions. By using a rapid acquisition module, the RF8009 features highly accurate rapid time to first fix and signal reacquisition. The receiver includes novel baseband digital signal processing logic, which aids the signal acquisition and re-acquisition process and enhances overall GPS functionality by accommodating most common available as well as custom GPS antenna options. The RF8009 also provides the benefits of simplified product design and implementation and accelerated time-to-market. Size: 38 x 38 mm. Price: $38.00 (10,000).
RF Micro Devices Inc.,
Greensboro, NC (336) 664-1233.
Circle No. 260
77 GHz Sensor
The model SRF-77120910-01 is a low cost 77 GHz sensor specially designed for Doppler speed measurement. The sensor is constructed with a high performance circular horn antenna, a linear to circular polarizer and T/R diplexer, a balanced mixer and a high performance Gunn oscillator. The sensor features 12° 3 dB beamwidth, 10 dBm output power and 9 dB conversion loss. The sensor is readily tailored to offer different beamwidth, dual channel (I-Q) output or FMCW versions.
WiseWave Technologies Inc.,
Torrance, CA (310) 371-5833.
Circle No. 254
Multi-band Loop Test Translators
These multi-band loop test translators were designed to simulate the satellite link during ground station set-up and alignment. These translators feature switchable frequency bands, thereby accommodating multiple transponders or multiple satellites within a single 1U rack unit. These translators provide both a reduction in valuable rack space usage and an improvement in test routine workloads for both fixed and mobile satellite stations.
Atlantic Microwave Ltd.,
Essex, England +44 (0) 1376 550220.
Circle No. 251
Ramp Test Set
The IFR 4000 is a navigation communications (NAV-COMM) ramp test set based on a new architecture and ergonomic design. The IFR 4000 is a self-contained, handheld unit designed for ramp testing, but is equally at home in bench test applications. It performs functional testing, signal generation and calibration of Marker Beacon, VHF Omnidirectional Radio Range, Instrument Landing System and VHF/UHF communications avionics systems. Price: $11,500. Delivery: eight weeks.
IFR, an Aeroflex company,
Wichita, KS (800) 835-2352.
Circle No. 255
Programmable Noise Generator
The UFX-7126 model is a programmable noise generator utilized for the testing of wireless LAN receivers. The UFX-7126 covers both the 2.5 and the 5 GHz bands used by the 802.11a and b standard WLAN, HyperLAN as well as the coming 802.11g and h equipment. The UFX-7126 generates white Gaussian noise from 2.0 through 6.0 GHz. The output power is controllable in 1 dB steps up to -15 dBm. Delivery: up to six weeks.
Parsippany, NJ (201) 261-8797.
Circle No. 256
V-band LNA Test Receiver
The model P60-1B is an economical design for performing noise figure testing of V-band low noise amplifiers. The receiver operates over a 10 GHz bandwidth in V-band with full bandwidth coverage as an option. The LO is derived using a 3X multiplier or with an optional 4X multiplier. The IF covers 10 to 500 MHz. RF to IF gain is 25 dB typical and DSB noise figure including the loss of the Faraday isolator is 6.5 dB typical and 8 dB maximum. Without the isolator typical noise figure is 5 dB.
Spacek Labs Inc.,
Santa Barbara, CA (805) 564-4404.
Circle No. 257
The model P7350 is a 5 GHz differential probe and has bandwidth and risetime verifiable by industry-accepted methodologies. The P7350 differential probe meets the needs of designers who must acquire differential signals at data rates of up to 2.5 Gbit/s. Designed for use with the company's oscilloscopes in the TDS6000, TDS7000 and CSA7000 series, it eclipses the bandwidth of the P7330 3.5 GHz differential probe. The P7350 is a companion to the single-ended active probe, 6 GHz P7260. Both types of probes are commonly used in the design and troubleshooting of high speed digital systems.
Bracknell, UK +44 (0) 1344 392000.
Circle No. 259
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