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September 1, 2003
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RF Power FETs and MMICs for Broadband Wireless Systems


This revised Web site provides company and product news, data sheets and application notes in easy to download .pdf format. Standard product line includes GaAs power FETs up to 10 W of RF power, high voltage power GaAs FETs operating at 14 and 28 V, GaAs MMICs with up to 4 W of RF power for fixed broadband wireless, satellite and military applications, and high performance, low cost PA solutions for 802.11a/b/g WLAN applications.

Amcom Communications Inc.,
22300 Comsat Drive,
Clarksburg, MD 20871
www.amcomusa.com

RF Components

This Web site features both a full listing of the company's products, complete with datasheets, along with an assortment of conversion calculators and a free downloadable RF design software program (Cascade 5.0). The program enables an engineer to build a cascaded chain of 30 RF components, type in the specs and calculate gain, noise, output power, intercepts, dynamic range and more.

Amplifonix,
2707 Black
Lake Place, Philadelphia, PA 19154
www.amplifonix.com

Phase Locked Oscillators

This Web site offers phase locked dielectric/coaxial resonator oscillators with frequency ranges of 0.5 to 24 GHz, fully customizable to meet a client's specifications. Features include low cost, high frequency stability, low phase noise, low microphonics and external or internal reference.

Amplus Communication Pte. Ltd.,
19A Serangoon North Avenue 5,
Singapore, Republic of Singapore 554859
www.amplus.com.sg

RF and Microwave Filters

This Web site features standard and custom RF and microwave filters for military, commercial and wireless applications. Products include bandpass, low pass, high pass, bandstop and voltage-tuned filters, as well as diplexers, multiplexers and switched filter banks. The site also includes a specification guide, ordering information and convenient on-line quote and catalog requests.

Anatech Electronics Inc.,
70 Outwater Lane,
Garfield, NJ 07026
www.ana-tech.com

MMIC Assembly, Packaging and Testing

This Web site features the company's new state-of-the-art MMIC facility used for thin film fabrication and contract manufacturing services for MMIC assembly, packaging and testing. The easy to navigate product menu includes antennas, filters, amplifiers, oscillators and more. Contact Astra with detailed listings for India, Asia, Europe and new offices in the US.

Astra Microwave America,
3885 Colonial Trail,
Lilburn, GA 30047
www.astramwp.com

Integrated Microwave Subsystems

This Web site features a detailed listing of the company's passive integrated microwave subsystems. It also encompasses four microwave specialty companies that each have a niche in their particular product area. Links to each of the specialty companies is also available from the site.

Chelton Microwave,
11 Continental Drive,
Exeter, NH 03833
www.cheltonmicrowave.com

Product Portfolio

This Web site provides solutions from design-to-production test for the global semiconductor industry. The site offers a wide range of systems for the test of analog, digital, non-volatile memory, mixed-signal, SoC and wireless semiconductor devices. The ASL 3000RF is designed to address the significant technical and economic challenges of next-generation wireless devices and applications, including 802.11 WLAN, CDMA and GSM standards. The system increases throughput and lowers test costs with the company's patented MVNA™ technology.

Credence Systems Corp.,
215 Fourier Avenue,
Fremont, CA 94539
www.credence.com

Product Solutions

This Web site features a new, faster-loading and easy to use site. Features include a description of applications for RF absorbers, dielectric materials and anechoic materials. These products can be used in commercial and military applications from 10 MHz to 110 GHz. The site includes easy access to the product technical bulletins.

Cuming Microwave Corp.,
225 Bodwell Street,
Avon, MA 02322
www.cumingmw.com

RF Microcomponents

This Web site features low cost, power-efficient RF microcomponents and solutions for the rapidly growing wireless industry. Visit the company Web site and learn about its multi-frequency micro-oscillator, sampling now, that can replace multiple quartz components with a single miniature silicon component. Find white papers and photos describing solutions that will shrink wireless architectures.

Discera Inc.,
51 E. Campbell Avenue,
Campbell, CA 95008
www.discera.com

Video Applications

Two new video applications have recently been added to the company Web site. The first is on SPECTRASYS and the second is on saving design turns with good RF architecture. Find the new video by going to the company Web site, subset applications, subset video applications and tutorials. The first two items listed are new additions.

Eagleware Corp.,
635 Pinnacle Court,
Norcross, GA 30071
www.eagleware.com

RF/Coaxial Products

This updated Web site includes a detailed listing of products which includes semi-rigid cable, both standard and special impedance, EZ Flex cable, RF connectors, delay lines and cable assemblies. Detailed product sheets are available for download and provide information for design engineers working in military, aerospace, test and measurement, medical electronics and telecom markets.

EZ Form Cable Corp.,
285 Welton Street,
Hamden, CT 06517
www.ezform.com

E-commerce Product

This Web site now offers a variety of MMIC die, hermetic and non-hermetic ceramic packaged MMIC products available for purchase using either MasterCard or VISA. Minimum order quantity for die and ceramic packaged product purchase is 10 pieces and orders can be placed in multiples of 10 up through 990 units. This expansion of the e-commerce product offering complements the plastic packaged products and evaluation PC boards.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
12 Elizabeth Drive,
Chelmsford, MA 01824
www.hittite.com

Frequency Synthesizers

This recently launched Web site features a new line of frequency synthesizers. Wavecor is a turnkey approach to synthesizer design and manufacturing, offering both performance and flexibility unmatched in legacy systems. WaveCor synthesizers use advanced proprietary digital techniques to produce signals from 50 MHz to 20 GHz, delivering a great combination of ultra-fast switching, precise tuning, low phase noise and high spurious free dynamic range. A technical brief describing the technology is available from the site.

ITT Microwave Systems,
59 Technology Drive,
Lowell, MA 01851
www.ittmicrowave.com

Test, Measurement and Control

This Web site provides detailed product information and downloadable technical papers on microwave and RF antenna, radome, RCS and component test and measurement. Data on precision motion control products, test and measurement instrumentation, compact ranges, near-field, far-field, wireless antenna testing and automotive telematics is also provided.

MI Technologies,
4500 River Green Parkway,
Duluth, GA 30096
www.mi-technologies.com

RF Components

This Web site is easy to navigate and search. The powerful search engine allows the user to access information by product classification, frequency or keyword. The Web site also features a user-specific "Recent Component" list, press releases and product updates, a direct assistance phone number, direct technical e-mail question submission and response capability, and worldwide sales contact information.

Raytheon RF Components,
362 Lowell Street,
Andover, MA 01810
www.raytheonrf.com

Internet Shop

The company has recently opened an Internet shop where you can select and order T&M equipment by e-commerce. For the time being, this service is only available in Europe. The offer initially includes T&M equipment of the Smart Instruments family, as well as used units. The goal is to give new customers in the lower price segment a simple and quick means of purchasing modern T&M equipment.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH and Co. KG,
D-81671 München,
Mühldorfstr. 15, Germany
www.shop.rohde-schwarz.com

RF and Microwave Components and Systems

This Web site offers a complete product line ranging from surface-mount to rack mount configurations covering frequencies from DC to 65 GHz. Its family of patch antennas, ceramic resonators and microwave filters includes designs for low cost commercial applications and high performance military specifications.

Spectrum FSY Microwave Inc.,
6798 Oak Hall Lane,
Columbia, MD 21045
www.specwave.com

Digital Circuitry Designs

This recently updated Web site has had several functionalities added to its home page, making it even easier to select the most suitable material for an application. Link to base material references, case studies and application notes - a unique feature especially for the global design community. The newly created technical resource center offers technical articles, technical topics, samples and downloads which can all be easily accessed in one area.

Taconic, Advanced Dielectric Division,
136 Coonbrook Road, Petersburgh,
NY 12138
www.taconic-add.com

RF Feedthrus and Packaging Solutions

This recently updated Web site includes several new product and technology developments. Reviewed on the Web site are advanced surface-mount packaging techniques, new high frequency modules, an unprecedented package designed for NASA, advanced soldering and direct sealing techniques, and a variety of high performance feedthrus. A recently released feedthru soldering guide is also available.

Thunderline-Z,
11 Hazel Drive,
Hampstead, NH 03841
www.thunderlinez.com

RF Connectors and Cable Assembly Value-add

This Web site provides product information, drawings and catalogs about the company's RF connectors and cable assemblies. Additionally, information is available regarding the company's complete product line including board-to-board, I/O and power connectors, as well as cable assembly value-add capabilities. A brief description of the company and its facilities is also included.

Winchester Electronics,
62 Barnes Industrial Road North,
Wallingford, CT 06492
www.winchesterelectronics.com

Semiconductors

This Web site features datasheets for cloned products as well as new additions to the company's product line. The site offers product and site search capabilities allowing quick access to datasheets, S-parameters, application notes and direct links for on-line purchases. Easy access to the most recent company news, with direct links to affiliates, career opportunities and technical support are also accessible via the site.

Filtronic Compound Semiconductor,
Heighington Lane Business Park,
Newton Aycliffe Co. Durham,
DL5 6JW, United Kingdom
www.filcs.com

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