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December 1, 2003
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COMPONENTS

Coaxial Attenuator/Termination


The model 75A is a coaxial attenuator and model 1445A is a termination that operates over DC to 40 GHz. Both models are capable of handling up to 5 W average and 200 W peak. Model 75A is available in 3, 6, 10, 20 and 30 dB. Other features include 1.35 maximum SWR, an operating temperature range of -55° to +125°C and 2.92 mm connectors.

Aeroflex/Weinschel Inc.,
Frederick, MD (301) 846-9222,
www.weinschel.com. Circle No. 216

Tantalum Capacitor

This tantalum capacitor is ideal for military and aerospace applications where absolute reliabili- ty and endurance in severe conditions are critical. The product line for high reliability applications consists of TAZ, TBJ and the CWR series. The CWR09 style, commercially available as the TAZ series, provides maximum selection of surface-mount capacitors covering the full capacitance/voltage range. The CWR11 style, commercially available as the TBJ series, is fully qualified to MIL-PRF-55365/8 and is designed to EIA standard sizes. Both the TAZ and TBJ series are "COTS Plus" qualified.

AVX Corp.,
Myrtle Beach, SC (843) 946-0414,
www.avxcorp.com. Circle No. 217

Manual Variable Attenuator

This series of 2 W manual variable attenuators offers users a wide choice of attenuation ranges from 0 to 10 dB in 1 dB steps up to 0 to 110 dB in 1 dB steps. This series of attenuators covers a frequency range of DC to 3000 MHz depending on the model and is available with SMA, N or BNC connectors. All models are equipped with mounting holes for panel installation and can be furnished with bench top brackets or mounted into rack mount front panels.

BroadWave Technologies Inc.,
Franklin, IN (317) 346-6101,
www.broadwavetech.com. Circle No. 218

RF Coaxial Connectors

These CECC-compliant MCX and MMCX RF coaxial connectors are ideal for commercial ap- plications. The subminiature MCX and microminiature MMCX connectors both feature snap-on mating for quick connection and disconnection. Straight and right angle cable connectors in both series are available as crimp types for flexible cables such as RG-316 and RG-178 types, and for 0.086" diameter (RG-405) semi-rigid cable. Receptacle styles include PC board types for through-hole, surface and edge-mounting. Both series also feature recessed edge-mount PC board types, which mount with the mating end flush with the edge of the board. MCX receptacles are available in the company's PressMount configuration, allowing mounting into panel with a single through hole.

Delta Electronics Manufacturing Corp.,
Beverly, MA (978) 927-1060,
www.deltarf.com. Circle No. 259

SPDT Failsafe Switch

This high power, high shock 18 GHz SPDT switch with SMA connectors offers DC charac- teristics that include 24 to 32 VDC (28 VDC nominal operating current is 300 mA typical at 20°C) operation. Equipped with a failsafe actuator, this device switches in 15 ms, maximum. The RF contacts and high power SMA connectors allow for a dramatic increase of power handling. In the X-band application, the switch is able to handle CW power exceeding 130 W and a peak power of 400 W. This switch is designed to withstand a mechanical shock level of 100 g to 6 ms, pyrotechnic shock up to 2000 g and random vibration exceeding 20 g rms.

Dow-Key Microwave Corp.,
Ventura, CA (805) 650-0260,
www.dowkey.com. Circle No. 219

50 Attenuator

The model AT-56-(dB)/Conn is a 50 coaxial RF attenuator with SMA or BNC connectors. This model is available in attenuation values of 1 to 10 dB in 1 dB steps and 14 or 20 dB. The SMA unit has 0.5 dB accuracy to 2.5 GHz and 1 dB to 3.0 GHz. The BNC unit has 0.5 dB accuracy to 1.0 GHz and 1 dB to 1.5 GHz. They both have a VSWR of 1.2 nominal and 1.35 maximum at the highest frequency. These commercial units have gold or nickel plated connectors. Resistor networks are aged for stability and mounted in a plated housing. Delivery: stock to 30 days ARO.

Elcom Systems Inc.,
Boca Raton, FL (561) 883-1945,
www.elcomsystems.com. Circle No. 221

Bandpass Filter

The model EWT-11-0066 is a bandpass filter that was designed to perform in the high relia-bility environments of military and space applications. The filter is centered around 8.5 GHz and has a minimum 3 dB bandwidth of 40 MHz. The center frequency insertion loss is < 3.0 dB with rejection of > 50 dB at fo ±30 MHz. This bandpass filter maintains > 50 dB ultimate rejection to 15 GHz. The EWT-11-0066 filter has been successfully qualified and utilized for space applications.

Eastern Wireless TeleComm Inc.,
Salisbury, MD (410) 749-3800,
www.ewtfilters.com. Circle No. 220

MMIC Mixer

The model HMC387MS8 is a high dynamic range passive MMIC mixer in a plastic surface- mount eight lead mini small outline package. It covers 450 to 500 MHz RF. Good input IP3 performance of +32 dBm for down conversion and +29 dBm for up conversion is provided at an LO drive of +17 dBm. The mixer also has good performance with as little as +13 dBm LO drive yielding a +30 dBm input IP3. With a 1 dB compression of +22 dBm, the RF port will accept a wide range of input signal levels. The DC to 150 MHz IF frequency response will satisfy many cellular transmit or receive frequency plans.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA (978) 250-3343,
www.hittite.com. Circle No. 222

RF Matrix Switch

The model HRF-SW1040 is an RF matrix switch that is designed for wireless infrastructure applications requiring multiple signal inputs. The switch offers a high level of integration of digital functions and flexibility in a 20-pin LPCC™ package. Developed with the company's patented Silicon on Insulator CMOS technology, the SW1040 enables integration of RF, passive and digital functions with low power dissipation. To satisfy multi-level communications, the matrix switch supplies four input by six output parallel control connections and dual band operations for AMPS and PCS frequencies. The SW1040 has a typical input 1 dB compression point of +27 dBm, with a typical insertion loss of 12 dB over the specified frequency band. Designed with SOI CMOS technology, isolation is > 25 dB at 1 GHz.

Honeywell, Solid State Electronics Center,
Plymouth, MN (800) 323-8295,
www.mysoiservices.com. Circle No. 260

Mixer

The model M2-0243 is a mixer that covers 2 to 43 GHz with a 400 MHz to 43 GHz IF. Designed for fiber-optic clock-recover/acquisition applications requiring an ultra-broadband IF, the M2-0243 is a unique triple-balanced mixer design, available in a 2.92 mm connectorized outline. Local oscillator drive levels are +12 to +15 dBm. Typical conversion loss is 10 to 20 dB.

Marki Microwave Inc.,
Morgan Hill, CA (408) 778-4200,
www.markimicrowave.com. Circle No. 226

Low Pass Filter Bank

The model 4KCB70-90/512 is a four-channel low pass filter bank that utilizes four low pass filters in one housing with a frequency range of 90 to 512 MHz. Each channel has less than 0.5 dB insertion loss and 17 dB return loss. The package is suitable for surface-mount technology. A connectorized package is available upon request. The low pass filter bank can be found on handheld military radios used in the US Armed Services. Size: 1.63" x 2.0" x 0.42".

K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD (410) 749-2424,
www.klmicrowave.com. Circle No. 223

Switch Filter Bank

The model 2SFB-2016/2436-MP is a two-channel high isolation switch filter bank. This unit features 80 dB stop bands on both channels. Insertion loss is specified as 6.5 dB across the pass bands with 2.0 as a standard VSWR. This switch filter bank utilizes a +5 V power supply with < 50 mA current draw. The control and voltage lines contain control line filters to reduce RF coupling. The switching speed is specified as 100 ns maximum. The mechanical housing includes RF pins for surface-mounting and has been designed with a 0.3 tall maximum height to fit most low profile cards. This assembly has been designed to meet MIL-STD 202 environmental conditions.

Lorch Microwave,
Salisbury, MD (800) 780-2169,
www.lorch.com. Circle No. 224

Dual Junction Drop-in Isolator

This dual junction isolator covers the frequency band from 921 to 960 MHz and covers a temperature range of 0° to 85°C. Handling 100 W reverse power, with a non-BeO termination, this device achieves good electrical specifications of 0.5 dB insertion loss, 55 dB isolation and 24 dB return loss over the entire temperature range. Also available in many other frequency ranges. Size: 2.169" x 1.25" x 0.360".

M2 Global Technologies,
San Antonio, TX (210) 561-4800,
www.m2global.com. Circle No. 225

Coaxial Bandpass Filter

The model AX07-0014 is a coaxial bandpass filter that features low insertion loss, high rejection and light weight. Electrical characteristics include a center frequency of 10,500 MHz, and a passband of 500 MHz, minimum. It offers an insertion loss of 0.8 dB, maximum, and a passband ripple of 0.3 dB p-p, maximum along with a return loss of 18 dB, minimum. The filter has a rejection of 60 dBc, minimum, DC to 9000 MHz, and 12,000 to 18,000 MHz. It offers a group delay variation of 1 ns maximum over passband. Power is 10 W CW with an operating temperature of -30° to +70°C.

MWTG Telecom,
Québec, Canada (450) 424-4896,
www.mwtgtelecom.com. Circle No. 229

Surface-mount Bandpass Filter

The model B0103131 is a helical surface-mount bandpass filter that features a pass band of 312 to 315 MHz. It offers an insertion loss of less than 5 dB at 313.5 MHz and good selectivity of greater than 10 dBc at 310 and 317 MHz. Insertion loss is less than 6 dB and return loss is greater than 10 dB over the entire passband. The 20 W power handling ability and surface-mounting configuration fills the unique need of telemetry transmitters and receivers. Size: 1.50" x 0.50" x 2.50".

Microwave Circuits Inc.,
Washington, DC (202) 829-3030,
www.micckts.com. Circle No. 228

Switched Filter Bank

The model 6SFB-00003 is a six-channel, switched filter bank that has applications in test systems where amplifier harmonics need to be reduced. The unit features low loss and good harmonic rejection of -60 dB at 2 W RF input over the full 2 to 18 GHz frequency range.

Millennium Microwave Corp.,
Fruitland, MD (410) 742-8858,
www.microwave2000.com. Circle No. 261

Low Pass/High Pass Filters

The LFCN low pass filters and HFCN high pass filters deliver high rejection outside the passband. The filters can be used in a multitude of military and commercial applications. They offer low temperature co-fired ceramic construction for good temperature stability, good performance repeatability and high power handling capability. A broad range of models are currently available. Size: 0.12" x 0.06" in a hermetically sealed package. Price: $1.99 (10-49).

Mini-Circuits,
Brooklyn, NY (718) 934-4500,
www.minicircuits.com. Circle No. 262

Switched Filter Bank

This customizable four-channel switched filter bank covers a frequency range of 500 MHz to 3 GHz. It offers light weight construction, high adjacent channel isolation (up to 70 dB), MIL-STD screening, fast switching speed and phase noise performance.

Networks International Corp.,
Overland Park, KS (913) 685-3400,
www.nickc.com. Circle No. 230

Radio Frequency Connectors

These BMA Blindmate radio frequency connectors are designed to interface dimensions of military standard 348. These connectors are ideally suited for use in blindmate applications where multiple RF connectors need to be mated simultaneously. Typical applications include wireless base station infrastructure equipment, microwave subsystems, test and measurement, and military radar and satellite communication equipment. The connectors blindmate capability is accomplished by the slide-on, non-locking BMA interface, designed to allow a maximum of 0.02" radial and 0.06" axial misalignment. The BMA interface also features a unique First-Make-Last-Break ground contact, which allows modular components to be plugged and unplugged or "hot swapped" in and out of a live system.

Northrop Grumman Corp.,
Component Technologies,
Iselin, NJ (417) 829-5208,
www.northropgrumman.com. Circle No. 231

Mil Spec Cables

This series of low loss, Mil-C-17 qualified cables is ideal for applications in airborne, ship- board or ground-based military RF systems. Ranging in diameter from 0.195" to 1.670", LLSB cables offer low loss and good RF shielding. The fire retardant, low smoke zero halogen jackets meet military requirements for flame retardance, smoke, toxicity and resistance to fluids. Connectors meeting the requirements of MI-C-39012 are available for the LLSB cables. LLSB cables can also be provided as complete cable assemblies tested and custom marked.

Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT (203) 949-8417,
www.timesmicrowave.com. Circle No. 235

Line Loss Equalizer

This line loss equalizer (LLE) combines filter and attenuator technology for a flat overall re- sponse up to 18 GHz. When transmitting into a coax cable loss, it increases with frequency and cable length. This loss can become substantial when using broadband devices over long cable distances necessitating compensation to ensure a flat response. By linearly decreasing loss as frequency increases the line loss equalizers, it offers an effective solution to the line loss problem. With a minimum loss point as low as 1 dB and a wide variety of attenuation differentials one can compensate for a wide range of cable types and lengths.

RLC Electronics Inc.,
Mount Kisco, NY (914) 241-1334,
www.rlcelectronics.com. Circle No. 232

SMA Connectors

The model STI 1201-13-GG (straight) and model STI 1202-03-GG (right angle) SMA connectors are intended for direct solder to 0.141 semi-rigid and conformable cable. Both models perform up to 18 GHz, a voltage rating of 500 V RMS and a nominal impedance of 50 . The connectors interface in accordance with Mil-Std-348 and are weatherproof when mated.

San-tron Inc.,
Ipswich, MA (978) 356-1585,
www.santron.com. Circle No. 263

Filtered Terminal Blocks

These UL recognized filtered terminal blocks offer an increased current up to 30 amps with a working voltage of 150 VDC and capacitance values up to 15,000 pF. Applying an existing design concept, these filtered terminal blocks eliminate EMI at a critical point in the circuit without increasing component count or adding solder connections. These terminal blocks are ideal for those applications that require filtration at a high frequency.

Tusonix,
Tucson, AZ (520) 744-0400,
www.tusonix.com. Circle No. 265

High Power Duplexer

This high power duplexer is designed to provide good isolation between transmit and receive frequencies of 1030 and 1090 MHz. The duplexer features high power handling of up to 4 kW at 1030 MHz, while considering design flexibility and easy installation. This duplexer is a high Q device that offers low insertion loss of 0.5 dB and has a temperature range of -40° to +80°C. These duplexers achieve 40 dB of isolation between channels. Price: < $1000.00. Delivery: up to eight weeks.

Spectrum FSY Microwave,
Columbia, MD (410) 381-5700,
www.spectrumcontrol.com. Circle No. 233

Self-heating Sensor Chip

This heat sensor chip utilizes platinum on alumina and oxidized silicon. It can be used in a host of applications in areas from microelectronics to biomedical engineering. Potential applications include determination of thermal resistance of IC chips, variable optical attenuation of arrayed waveguide gratings and thermal management in miniature chambers (mini-cell arrays). Available with two design options, the model TM365, with two thermal sensors in close proximity to the heater for extremely stringent temperature control, and the model TM364, a single sensor design with moderate temperature control. Both designs have an operating temperature of 250°C. Price: < $1.99. Delivery: 12 weeks ARO.

State of the Art Inc.,
State College, PA (800) 458-3401,
www.resistor.com. Circle No. 234

Dielectric Resonator Filter

This 10 GHz dielectric resonator filter features a 35 MHz wide passband that can be tuned between 10 and 10.8 GHz. It guarantees an insertion loss of less than 1 dB over the temperature range of -10° to +55°C, with a return loss of 26 dB. Size: 75 x 25 x 20 mm.

Teleinvest Industries Srl,
Persiceto, Italy (+39) 051-68121,
www.teleinvest.it. Circle No. 264

RF Coaxial Connectors

This LC series of RF coaxial connectors features robust center contacts that enhance mating reliability in military and commercial applications. The series features a female with a closed-slot center contact, rather than open fingers, and a male version with a rounded center pin to smoothly enter and greatly reduce the chance of damaging the female. These connectors are available as straight thru or right angle plugs and female receptacles, and as between series adapters. Rated for 50 impedance, DC to 1 GHz, and 5000 V, the LC series RF coaxial connectors conform to UG specifications, MIL-STD-348 and MIL-C-3650. Price: $65.00.

TRU Corp.,
Peabody, MA (800) 262-9878,
www.trucorporation.com. Circle No. 236

AMPLIFIERS

Broadband Amplifier

The model 5S4G11 is a solid-state, self-contained, air-cooled, broadband amplifier designed for applications where instantaneous bandwidth and high gain are required. Housed in a stylish contemporary cabinet, the unit is designed for benchtop use, but can be removed from the cabinet for immediate equipment rack mounting. The 5S4G11, when used with a sweep generator, will provide a minimum of 5 W of RF power. Included is a front panel gain control that permits the operator to conveniently set the desired output level. The 5S4G11 is protected from RF input overdrive by an RF input leveling circuit that controls the RF input level to the RF amplifier first stage when the RF input level is increased above 0 dBm.

Amplifier Research,
Souderton, PA (215) 723-8181,
www.amplifiers.com. Circle No. 266

MMIC Power Amplifier

The model UPG2118K is a three-stage GaAs MMIC power amplifier that combines a predriver, a driver and an output stage in one miniature package and is useable in bands from 800 to 2500 MHz. It is ideal for use in 915 and 2400 MHz ISM band applications, as well as other short range wireless bands not covered by MMIC PA designs. Its versatility also makes it a good choice for standard applications like cellular, GSM 900, DCS 1800, PCS 1900 and WLAN.

California Eastern Laboratories,
Santa Clara, CA (408) 988-3500,
www.cel.com. Circle No. 237

RF Power Module

The model 5302055 is a 3.5 to 3.6 GHz, 2 W, lightweight, highly linear amplifier module. It was primarily designed for the point-to-multipoint fixed wireless access market. This module has a minimum small signal gain of 34 dB and 1.5 W of linear output power. It operates from a single DC voltage of 13 V, and is able to withstand input overdrive of +20 dBm. Size: 3" x 2.2" x 0.6".

Ophir RF,
Los Angeles, CA (310) 306-5556,
www.ophirrf.com. Circle No. 268

Linear Amplifier Detector

The model ADA-506F-30-TSS61-LM is a DC coupled, temperature-compensated, linear am- plifier detector module with 30 dB of dynamic range. It operates from 5.4 to 5.9 GHz with an 8 ns rise time and 10 ns fall time. TSS of -61 dBm (0.5 to 20 GHz units are also available). The unit operates on +15 VDC at 20 mA and -15 VDC at 80 mA. Size: 2.5" x 2.9" x 0.50".

Planar Monolithics Industries Inc.,
Frederick, MD (301) 631-1579,
www.planarmonolithics.com. Circle No. 238

Ka-band Power Amplifier

The model MPC4-2531 is a solid-state power amplifier (SSPA) that provides an unparalleled combination of high power and small size. The SSPA consists of four power modules, waveguide combined and integrated into a compact aluminum housing for use in millimeter-wave systems or lab-based high performance applications. The SSPA supports military EW programs, VSAT and other applications requiring wideband high power performance. Key features include 25 to 31 GHz operation, 25 W saturated power, linear with minimal back-off and 18 percent power efficiency at 30 GHz. Weight: < 2 lbs. Size: 7.287" x 2.412" x 1.69".

Sophia Wireless Inc.,
Chantilly, VA (703) 961-9573,
www.sophiawireless.com. Circle No. 240

GaAs HBT Amplifier

The model SXA-389B is a GaAs HBT amplifier that operates in the 400 to 2500 MHz frequen- cy range. The amplifier achieves a high output intercept point of +42 dBm, making it suitable for wireless infrastructure applications. The SXA-389B offers a low thermal resistance, improving the MTTF of the product. The amplifier also includes an on-chip active bias control for single +5 V supply operation. The SXA-389B is available for immediate sampling.

Sirenza Microdevices Inc.,
Amplifier Division, Broomfield, CO (303) 327-3030,
www.sirenza.com. Circle No. 239

Airborne Amplifiers

The ELU-214 series of amplifiers operates at a frequency ranging from 1200 to 1400 MHz, has a gain of 18 dB, with a gain flatness of 0.4 dB. These amplifiers have been developed for onboard aircraft communication systems. Characteristics include a noise figure of 0.8 dBm and an I/O VSWR of 2. The power supply is 9 V, ±0.5 V with a current consumption of 40 mA, and the range is manufactured to meet all tests and environmental requirements for airborne use.

ELSYS,
Ukraine, Poltava 8 (0532) 50 13 72,
www.elsys.com.ua. Circle No. 267

High Performance Power Amplifier

The RangeCharger SE2525L is a high performance power amplifier that is compliant to the 802.11b and 802.11g specifications. It delivers a combination of linearity, accuracy and stability to ensure that next-generation Wi-Fi access points and client solutions provide consumers with faster data access over longer distances. The SE2525L delivers power output of +19 dBm while achieving an error vector magnitude of three percent operating in the 802.11g mode. In the 802.11b mode, the SE2525L meets all adjacent channel power ratio requirements at +23 dBm output power. This power output is achieved while also enabling substantial ACPR and harmonic performance margin in both 802.11b and 802.11g modes. Size: 4 x 4 mm 16-pin LPCC package. Price: $1.59 (10 k).

SiGe Semiconductor Inc.,
Ontario, Canada (613) 820-9244,
www.sige.com. Circle No. 269

Linear 2 W Amplifier

The model SM1925-33 is an amplifier designed to meet the needs of low cost service providers working in the PCS, IMT2000, UMTS, ISM and WCS markets. This new generation design supplies a minimum P1dB of 2 W and covers 1900 to 2500 MHz. Linear gain is 34 dB with a ±0.4 dB flatness across the band, and VSWR in/out of 1.5. The unit consumes ~1.3 A of quiescent current and has internal voltage regulation that allows operation between +8 to +12 V. Standard features include logic on/off control and thermal protection with an automatic reset. Size: 4.7" x 2.0" x 0.54".

Stealth Microwave,
Trenton, NJ (888) 772-7791,
www.ssbtech.com. Circle No. 241

ANTENNA

Stub Antenna

The model 120MO is a stub antenna for airborne communication, navigation and identifi- cation applications. The antenna provides omni-directional azimuth coverage with patterns that are similar to a quarter-wavelength monopole over a ground plane. VSWR is less than 2.0 over the operational bandwidth, and the antenna handles 200 W CW. This antenna is 0.7" tall, has an installation footprint of 1" and includes an integral protective radome. Other models and sizes are also available. These antennas are particularly well suited to meet the lightweight and small size requirements of UAV and weapon system applications, without compromising electrical performance.

Nurad Technologies Inc.,
Baltimore, MD (410) 542-1700,
www.nurad.com. Circle No. 242

DEVICES

High Barrier Height Rectifiers

This series of 150 V high barrier height Schottky rectifiers offers a low forward voltage drop and leakage current under high temperature operating conditions. Intended for use in high frequency inverters, freewheeling, SMPS and polarity applications in power supplies and adapters, the MBR series 150-V H-type dual-rectifier devices provide specifications not only with respect to forward voltage and high reverse energy, but also for maximum average forward rectified current -10A in the TO-220 package outline. Built on a proprietary Schottky barrier technology, the new devices offer a typical forward voltage drop as low as 0.65 V, typical leakage current as low as 0.15 mA at 125°C and a high maximum operating junction temperature of 175°C. Price: $0.201 up to $0.338 (25,000).

Vishay Intertechnology Inc.,
Malvern, PA (610) 644-1300,
www.vishay.com. Circle No. 245

Plastic Packaged GaAs Power FET

The model AM006MX-QG is a part of the QG series of GaAs MESFETs. This part has a total gate width of 0.6 mm. The AM006MX-QG is designed for high power microwave applications, operating up to 6 GHz. The QG series is in a plastic package with all leads bent in a surface-mounting style on a PC board. The bottom of the package serves simultaneously as DC ground, RF ground and thermal path. For frequencies above 5 GHz, it is recommended to mount the device directly on a metal heat sink, which is also RF ground, to avoid the inductance of via holes on PCB.

AMCOM Communications Inc.,
Clarksburg, MD (301) 353-8400,
www.amcomusa.com. Circle No. 243

LDMOS FET

The model LB501 is a high power LDMOS single die FET. The output power is rated at 175 W at 500 MHz with a minimum gain of 13 dB. It is targeted for operation in the 1 to 600 MHz range. S-parameters, Spice models and Zin /Zout data are available. A 30 to 512 MHz design example of this FET's capability is the TB167A demonstration amplifier.

Polyfet RF Devices,
Camarillo, CA (805) 484-4210,
www.polyfet.com. Circle No. 244

MATERIAL

Ceramic Material

The E3000 range of microwave ceramics is dedicated to space applications. The E3000 range has been designed to make complete oscillator assemblies stable throughout the rigorous environments experienced in space. The E3000 family is targeted specifically at space and military applications requiring temperatures ranging from -55° to +125°C. The ceramic material gives a high dielectric constant of approximately 35 aiding size reduction while maintaining a high Q factor for stable DRO designs.

Temex,
Cedex, France +33 (0) 1 46 90 23 00,
www.temex.net. Circle No. 270

PROCESSING EQUIPMENT

Thermosonic Die Attach Service

This thermosonic die attach service performs gold stud bumping that has epoxy or thermo-compression bonding capabilities; it can also perform thermosonic die attach. This method is preferred for dies that are thin, brittle (such as RF devices or MEMS), or intolerant of high heat, because application of ultrasonic energy may reduce the need for heat and force. This interconnect method is an alternative to solder reflow and improves thermal and electrical conductivity. The process is used with gold stud bumping for flip chip applications.

Palomar Technologies,
Vista, CA (760) 931-3600,
www.palomartechnologies.com. Circle No. 247

Connection Technology

The "Sonicrimp" technology can join similar or dissimilar materials to create gas-tight and moisture-resistant electrical connections of the highest quality. Using sonic welding, this connection technology is ideal for medical, appliance, or automotive applications, or anywhere electrical connections must be made with dissimilar materials, temperature-sensitive components, or where a lead-free connection is preferred. Benefits of using this process include the elimination of solder bridging, cold solder joints and environmentally hazardous materials, as well as preventing damage to heat-sensitive semiconductors or other components.

Methode Development Co.,
Chicago, IL (708) 867-6777,
www.methode.com. Circle No. 227

SOURCES

Low Noise Synthesizers

This MLSN-series of YIG-based narrowband synthesizers is ideal as the main local oscillators in receiving systems, frequency converters, and various SATCOM and TELECOM applications. This series of synthesizers provide 1 Hz frequency resolution over any 2 GHz frequency range from 2 to 16 GHz. Power levels of +8 to +13 dBm (depending on frequency) are standard throughout the series. Spurious performance is -60 dBc and full band tuning speed is 12 ms. Size: 7" x 5" x 1".

Micro Lambda Wireless Inc.,
Fremont, CA (510) 770-9221,
www.microlambdawireless.com. Circle No. 252

Self-calibrating OCXO

The model CFPO-SC1 is a self-calibrating OCXO series that is designed for Stratum 2 ap- plications. It provides a free-run frequency accuracy of within ±1.6 x 10-8 over a lifetime, without any external reference such as global positioning system. This development will optimize applications that require the highest precision. The self-calibrating OCXO will compensate for aging effects that normally require re-calibration of the oscillator after it has been installed in the customer's system. The CFPO-SC1 provides good frequency stability versus all ambient conditions at a low cost, combined with high reliability and power consumption as low as 3.0 W in steady state. The standard six-pin metal CFPO-SC1 package is a hermetically sealed component. Size: 67.0 x 60.0 x 40.0 mm.

C-MAC MicroTechnology,
Essex, UK +44 (0) 1279 774466,
www.cmac.com. Circle No. 248

Broadband Synthesizer

This ultra-fast, ultra-low phase noise broadband synthesizer offers high performance and is designed specifically for ATE applications. The UFS series is based on direct-analog design techniques combined with DDS capability for fine frequency resolution. This series is ideally suited for agile radar, EW and RCS systems where low phase noise and fast switching speeds are of primary importance. A modular design approach has been used to allow for several possible frequency ranges and step sizes. In addition, several package options are available, including VXI. The UFS series can be customized to specific applications. Size: 5.22" x 16.75" x 22".

Elcom Technologies Inc.,
Rockleigh, NJ (201) 767-8030,
www.elcom-tech.com. Circle No. 250

CMOS RF Transmitter

The model CC1070 is a single-chip, low power, narrowband and multi-channel CMOS RF transmitter for the 402 to 470 MHz and 804 to 940 MHz frequency ranges. It complies with 25 kHz operation under EN 300 220 and 12.5/25 kHz operation under ARIB STD-T67. The circuit is mainly intended for the ISM/SRD bands at 426, 429, 868 and 915 MHz, but can easily be programmed for worldwide, multi-channel operation at other frequencies in the 402 to 470 MHz and 804 to 940 MHz ranges.

Chipcon AS,
Oslo, Norway (+47) 22 95 85 44,
www.chipcon.com. Circle No. 249

Miniature Frequency Synthesizers

The PN-series surface-mount frequency synthesizer features fixed-frequency or serially-programmable outputs in bands from 50 to 3600 MHz, with up to octave bandwidths (at fc 600 MHz). Customer-specified step sizes range from 10 kHz to 1 MHz. The PN-series utilizes either an internal or a customer-supplied external frequency reference for high stability. At 1 GHz output frequency, the typical phase noise characteristics are -98 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and -120 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset. Packaged in a 0.90" square surface-mount housing.

EM Research Inc.,
Verdi, NV (775) 345-2411,
www.emresearch.com. Circle No. 251

Synchronous Clock Generator

The model SCG102A synchronous clock generator is a mixed-signal phase locked loop, gen-erating LVPECL outputs from a fundamental frequency, low jitter, voltage-controlled, crystal oscillator. It is a pin-for-pin replacement for the Vectron FX102 product and is ideally suited for line cards in network element equipment that forms the telecommunications infrastructure. The SCG102A has a ±50 ppm input frequency tracking. Size: 1" x 0.08". Price: $45.00 (1000).

Connor-Winfield Corp.,
Aurora, IL (630) 851-4722,
www.conwin.com. Circle No. 253

Voltage-controlled Oscillator

The model V585ME48 is a voltage-controlled oscillator that covers an octave by generating frequencies from 950 to 2050 MHz. The model includes a low pass filter which suppresses the second harmonic to better than -30 dBc. Primarily engineered for the CATV headend equipment market, this wideband VCO covers the 1100 MHz within 0 to 15 VDC of tuning voltage while delivering good phase noise of -99 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. In addition, the V585ME48 operates off a 10 VDC supply while drawing only 19 mA. Size: 0.5" x 0.5" x 0.13".

Z-Communications Inc.,
San Diego, CA (858) 621-2700,
www.zcomm.com. Circle No. 254

SUBSYSTEMS

Tuner/Receiver

The model LCR100 is a tuner/receiver that provides a low cost solution for an assortment of military and commercial applications. The double conversion superhetrodyne receiver with integral synthesizer has a 100 MHz bandwidth, 160 MHz IF output. The small, lightweight tuner/receiver covers the frequency range from 0.1 to 18 GHz, with a tuning step size of 1 MHz. Modular packaging permits a variety of physical layout options. The LCR100 circuitry is contained in two 2" x 3" x 1" modules. RF input and IF output functions are completely contained in one module. The first and second LO functions in a second module.

Mid-Atlantic RF Systems Inc.,
Forest Hill, MD (410) 893-2430,
www.midatlanticrf.com. Circle No. 255

RF Preselector

This seven-channel RF preselector filter provides seven selectable RF filter channels over a wide frequency range with ultimate rejections out to 18 GHz. Modular construction allows customization of band splits to provide continuous overlapping band performance. The individual channels can be configured over a wide range of frequencies from 100 to 7000 MHz. Channels 1 through 6 are miniature lumped element bandpass filters, while Channel 7 is an interdigital cavity filter. This low profile bank provides good low ripple passband performance while suppressing ultimate rejections by > 70 dB out to 20 GHz. Size: tbd (depending upon customer specifications) x 3.10" x 0.35".

Salisbury Engineering Inc.,
Delmar, DE (302) 846-2750,
www.salisbury-engineering.com. Circle No. 256

TEST EQUIPMENT

Calibration Module

The model MN4765A is an optical-to-electrical calibration module that transforms the lightning 37200C/37300C vector network analyzers into lightwave component analyzers with capability comparable to competitive systems. The MN4765A/lightning configuration can provide highly accurate and stable optoelectronic measurements of domain-transfer devices such as optical modulators, direct modulated lasers, integrated transmitters, photodiodes and photo receivers, which are used in 2.5, 10 and 40 Gb/s transmission systems. A characterized, unamplified photodiode module, the MN4765A, acts as an optical receiver when used with the 37200C/37300C series VNAs, which have frequency coverage up to 65 GHz. Price: $24,500 (MN4765A) and $50,000 (lightning VNAs). Delivery: six to eight weeks.

Anritsu Co,
Morgan Hill, CA (408) 778-2000,
www.anritsu.com. Circle No. 257

Analytical Probe Station

The model VACP200 and model VACM200 are analytical instruments used to address microelectromechanical probing applications in a dust free, moisture free, vacuum environment or special inert atmosphere. The VACP200 (programmable) and VACM200 (motorized) probe stations have been designed with the end user in mind. Operator safety and system protection have been engineered into its automated, simple to use chamber open/close, evacuation and purge modes. The entire chamber top moves away for easy access and set-up of the test chamber. The large DUT chamber pumps down in less than five minutes from initiation of the chamber close to 1x10-6 Torr vacuum. The 200 mm ambient chuck features a mechanical wafer hold down. Delivery: 16 to 20 weeks.

The Micromanipulator Co.,
Carson City, NV (800) 967-4358,
www.micromanipulator.com. Circle No. 272

Calibration Standards

These calibration standards are for dual high frequency probes that include the initial in- troduction for the GSGSG probe configurations with pitch between 100 to 250 mm. These new standards form an integral part of the on-wafer probing offerings that enable the performance of multiport linear devices and circuits to be measured under a desired mode of operation, thereby reducing modeling and design cycle time. To achieve this goal, these standards are used to calibrate commercially available mixed mode network analyzers such as the E5071B Agilent ENA series network analyzer to 8.5 GHz or the N1957A Agilent Physical Layer Test System to 50 GHz.

Cascade Microtech Inc.,
Beaverton, OR (800) 550-3279,
www.cascademicrotech.com. Circle No. 258

Spectrum Analyzer

The model FSU46 is a spectrum analyzer that features a frequency range of up to 46 GHz. The analyzer is ideally suited for applications such as multichannel/multiport distribution services (MMDS) and microwave applications in space travel or for military purposes. At 46 GHz, the FSU46 exhibits a low displayed average noise level of -133 dBm at 1 Hz bandwidth and has a large dynamic range. It offers a wide range of filter types with resolution bandwidths up to 50 MHz and comprehensive measurement functions for precise power measurements even of wideband signals.

Rohde & Schwarz GmbH & Co. KG,
München, Germany +49 89 4129-13779,
www.rohde-schwarz.com. Circle No. 271

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