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Silicon-on-Sapphire Disrupts RF Switch Market

In its latest Insight report, "Silicon-on-Sapphire Switches for Handsets: Stopgap or Disruptive Technology?," Strategy Analytics , the research and consulting company, evaluated CMOS silicon-on-sapphire (SoS) RF switches and found that SoS has begun to disrupt established approaches to transmit-receive (T/R) switching in multi-mode, multi-band cellular handsets. Peregrine Semiconductor has...
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An Enhanced Electromagnetic Simulation Tool

When EM engineers use design and modeling packages they want ease of use, reliability and, most importantly, the ability to design new products that meet the desired purpose quickly and effectively. These were the main considerations when Flomerics developed MicroStripes 7, together with the aim of ‘bringing electromagnetic simulation...
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2006 Connector, Cable and Cable Assembly Survey

This is the fourth survey of connectors, cables and cable assemblies sponsored by Microwave Journal. We plan to update it annually with continued industry support and participation.
We are very pleased to offer this updated survey of companies providing connectors, cables and cable assemblies. Seventy-four companies responded to our request for information this year, which is an increase from the 68 companies in last year’s survey. In addition, 15 of last year’s participants have updated their...
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Connector Torque Requirements

In the world of RF coaxial threaded connections, too often the efforts of selecting a suitable connector interface, procuring it from a reliable source and manufacturing a high quality assembly are done in vain because the connector has not been tightened to the proper torque value and/or steps were...
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A Flexible Microstrip Connector

The demand for additional integration and high density packaging in circuits for telecommunications, aviation and military applications continues to increase. The result is that components assembled on PCBs and into packages must be reduced in size and made suitable for new assembly techniques such as surface-mount technology (SMT). However,...
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Braze-free Type N Right Angle Connectors

San-tron Inc. introduces a new series of braze-free, 50 Ω right angle connectors that feature silver-plated center contacts and bodies, and an Albaloy-plated coupling nut. They are designed in accordance with MIL-STD-348 interface and the design allows for the connectors to be used up to 11 GHz, while most...
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Quick Connect SMA Connectors

Winchester Electronics is announcing the addition of the newly released QC-SMA™ series of RF connectors to its standard product line. The QC-SMA series incorporates a push/pull style of mating that does not require torque wrenches or any other tool for mating or unmating. This revolutionary new series is also...
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High Density Interconnect Solutions

The need for a compact and reliable high frequency interconnect system has spawned a new family of connectors for microwave and high speed digital applications. Southwest Microwave’s family of SSB coaxial connectors features an extremely small pitch with superior high frequency performance. The family is comprised of the SSBP...
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M/A-COM Acquires Antenna Testing Facility

M/A-COM , a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a provider of wireless radio frequency (RF), microwave and millimeter-wave components, announced that the company has acquired an RF automotive antenna testing facility located in Belleville, MI. The facility includes three outdoor ranges, a screen room and an anechoic chamber....
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It’s Open House for ZigBee Alliance in Milan

The ZigBee™ Alliance , the non-profit industry association promoting the growth of a global, open standard for wireless control of devices, will be holding a public interoperability event at its next Open House in Milan on 16 March 2006. Interested parties are invited to attend the event where more...
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