Enhanced Wireless Network Simulator Software

This wireless network simulator (WNS) software enhances the functions of the MD8470A signaling tester — a base station simulator for mobile terminal application software development and verification. It establishes interactive operation between the MD8470A and a W-CDMA or GSM/GPRS mobile terminal and simplifies the setting of test conditions for application testing, because it eliminates the need to create scenarios.

Anritsu Ltd.,
Bedfordshire, UK
+44 (0)1582 433 433,

Multipath Fading Emulator

The PROPSim (FE) fading emulator is an air interface emulator for testing 2/2.5/3/3.5G (GSM, GPRS, EDGE, CDMA, CDMA2000, WCDMA, WLAN) wireless networks, terminals and chipsets. It introduces an integrated solution for creating test case connections of TS34.121, TS25.141, TS51.010, TS51.021 TIA/EIA and IS-95/97/98/2000, including multipath fading, additive white Gaussian noise (AWGN) generation and faded modulated interfering signals in a single tool. Thus, it can be used as a platform for pre-conformance testing with any available communication tester via an RF analog or digital baseband interface with just two cable connections

Elektrobit Group,
Oulunsalo, Finland
+358 40 344 2000,

T/R Switch

The model HMC546MS8G is a low loss, high linearity GaAs MMIC 10 W T/R switch housed in an 8-lead MSOP8G surface-mount package. This switch provides high P1dB compression of +40 dBm, and input IP3 of +65 dBm on the transmit port, making it ideal for use in transmit-receive applications, which require low distortion at high input power levels. On-chip circuitry enables this model to operate with single positive control voltages from 0/+3 V to 0/+8 V, with low DC current consumption. This switch is designed for cellular/3G, mobile radio and automotive telematics applications from 0.2 to 2.2 GHz.

Hittite Microwave Corp.,
Chelmsford, MA
(978) 250-3343,

Suspended Substrate Filter

The model WSA-00241 is a dual-band receive-only (half duplex) TTLNA for macro or micro cellular AMPS/DAMPS/PCS1900 communication systems. This model offers dual-band receive coverage for 800 MHz AMPS (824 to 849 MHz) and 1900 MHz PCS (1850 to 1910 MHz), with single input from dual-band receive antenna and single multiplexed output to feedline. The WSA-00241 offers 15 dB nominal (±2 dB) gain in each receive path, with high selectivity preselect filters providing –65 dBc rejection in transmit bands. Size: 11" × 8.1" × 4".

K&L Microwave Inc.,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-2424,

High Power Amplifier

The model XP1007 is a GaAs MMIC two-stage, single-ended, X-band high power amplifier that integrates an on-chip gate bias circuit to simplify biasing. Using 0.5 micron gate length GaAs PHEMT device model technology, this device covers the 8.7 to 10.7 GHz frequency bands, delivers 40 dBm output power and offers 32 percent power-added efficiency. This amplifier also has a typical large-signal gain of 17 dB with good input and output match. This high power amplifier is well suited for radar and communications systems, primarily for military applications

Mimix Broadband Inc.,
Houston, TX
(281) 988-4600,

High Efficiency Antenna

The model RP2-54-N is a high efficiency 2' diameter antenna that is designed for use in the licensed Public Safety communications band of 4.94 to 4.99 GHz and the unlicensed frequency bands from 5.25 to 5.85 GHz. The reflector is precision spun aluminum. The mount includes azimuth/elevation fine adjustment capability and is designed to attach to a range of mast pipe sizes from 1.9" to 4.5" in diameter. Mount hardware is galvanized and stainless steel. The input for the feed is a type N female connector.

mWAVE Industries LLC,
Gorham, ME
(207) 857-3083,

Hardware and Advanced Software Solutions

These system-on-chip (SoC) Bluetooth® products, transceivers and protocol stack software enable handset manufacturers to more easily integrate Bluetooth wireless technology into current and next-generation cellular handsets. UltimateBlue™ solutions are optimized to deliver advanced capabilities such as enhanced data rate and streaming music that cellular service providers are requiring in feature-rich handsets. The UltimateBlue portfolio is comprised of the SiW4000, SiW3500, SiW1722 and embedded protocol stack and profile software.

RF Micro Devices Inc.,
Greensboro, NC
(336) 664-1233,

Linear Power Amplifier

The model SM0825-36H is a GaAs FET amplifier that is designed for multi-purpose use in military and wireless markets or GSM, DCS1800, PCS, UMTS, ISM, WLL and IMT2000 applications. The unit operates from 800 to 2500 MHz with a P1dB of +35.5 dBm (min) and OIP3 of +48 dBm. Small-signal gain is 35 dB with a flatness of ±0.75 across the band. Size: 5" × 2.5" × 0.6".

Stealth Microwave Inc.,
Trenton, NJ
(888) 772-7791,

Test Cable

This heavy-duty armored SilverLine™ TuffGrip™ test cable is designed for wireless infrastructure and wireless Internet cell site RF field testing applications. These test cables employ a robust hand grip at the system test end enabling the user to apply as much hand resistance as necessary to make or break heavily weatherproofed RF connections quickly and easily without the use of wrenches and without damaging the test cable, important considerations for technicians working in harsh conditions under time constraints

Times Microwave Systems,
Wallingford, CT
(203) 949-8400,


High Power Termination

The model 551-101-250 is a small footprint 50 W termination that handles 250 W average power and covers the DC to 3 GHz frequency range. Maximum VSWR is 1.35 maximum and the operating temperature is –40? to +85?C. Connector type is SMA male or SMA female. Size: 1.950" × 0.875" × 0.560" not including the SMA connector.

BroadWave Technologies Inc.,
Franklin, IN
(317) 346-6101,

Bi-directional High Pass Filter

The model 3HPD-1600-SR is a bi-directional high pass filter that features a 3 dB typical cut off of 1600 MHz. The insertion loss is 1 dB maximum from 1800 MHz to 15 GHz. The VSWR is 2.0 from 1800 to 15 GHz. Size: 0.750" × 0.750" × 0.500" excluding SMA female removable connectors.

Lorch Microwave,
Salisbury, MD
(800) 780-2169,

16-way Power Divider

The part number PM16-40-75/BF19 is a customized 16-way power divider specifically designed for rack placement. At 19" long, the brackets can be placed on the input side or output side based on customer preference. It covers a frequency range of 0.95 to 1.45 GHz and offers an impedance at 75 W with BNC female connectors. Delivery: upon receipt.

Microwave Communications
Laboratories Inc. (MCLI),
Saint Petersburg, FL
(727) 344-6254,


These patent-pending ADEX level 4, 7 and 17 (LO) mixers are designed to give high isolation of greater than 50 dB typical with flat conversion loss of ±0.2 dB typical over the entire 10 to 1000 MHz band. LO and RF have good matching, typically 15 to 20 dB return loss, and the low profile 0.112" package is ideal for high density designs. Price: $2.95 each (10).

Brooklyn, NY
(718) 934-4500,

4.4 to 8.5 GHz Diplexer

The part number 2DP-4.69/7.8-11 is a diplexer with passbands of 4.4 to 4.9 GHz and 7.125 to 8.5 GHz. Passband insertion loss comes in at less than 0.5 dB, with a passband VSWR of less than 1.5, minimum channel-to-channel isolation of 80 dB, and is rated for input power of up to 5 W. This unit can come with most any RF connector and is sized at only 1" high × 2.5" wide × 6.6" long.

Reactel Inc.,
Gaithersburg, MD
(301) 519-3660,

Coaxial Terminations

The VLC series of off-the-shelf, rugged coaxial terminations is designed for broadband applications in commercial and defense frequency bands. These 50 W coaxial terminations operate from DC to 20 GHz, typical VSWR of 1.10, power handling to 5 W CW and are offered in economical brass or stainless steel construction for durability.

Vista RF Inc.,
Santa Clara, CA
(408) 943-8114,

RF Coaxial Relay

The RML series is a multi-position high power relay in a low profile package. This device provides greater layout and packaging density with good RF performance to 6 GHz. The product is available with up to six output positions in either failsafe or latching configurations. Option for a DC header is available. Size: 2.50" × 2.50".

RelComm Technologies Inc.,
Salisbury, MD
(410) 749-4488,

Surface-mount Isolators/Circulators

The SLE series of low power surface-mount isolators/circulators operate in the frequency band of 380 to 2200 MHz. These isolators are good for low power applications. This device is low cost and miniaturized in size making it a good fit for tomorrow’s telecom applications. The device is also available in a circulator version. Both are available in tape and reel format for high speed automated assembly. Models available in typical bandwidths of 5 percent with isolation > 17 dB and insertion loss < 0.8 dB.

Renaissance Electronics Corp.,
Harvard, MA
(978) 772-7774,

W-band Biased Mixer

The model MW-UB is a DC biased mixer that down or upconverts signals in W-band. The LO input power is only 0 to +4 dBm, which can easily be generated with a multiplier. The frequency range covered by both the RF and LO port is 75 to 110 GHz. The IF can be from 0.01 to 3 GHz. Conversion loss is 7 dB typical, 10.5 dB maximum. DC bias is +15 V.

Spacek Labs,
Santa Barbara, CA
(805) 564-4404,

Hermetic Connectors

The EZpinMini™ series of hermetic connectors is available in Micro-D and Nano form factors. These connectors provide affordable, robust hermetic connectors, robust ceramic seals and stable pins for reliable wire bonding. The connectors are available in Al, Ti, SST and other materials. This series also offers COTS mating connectors.

SRI Hermetics Inc.,
Melbourne, FL
(321) 254-4067,

Down Converter

The 2 Gs/s sampling down converter is intended for use in high end digital radar receivers. These modules have high dynamic range, wide bandwidth and large LO tuning range. Key performance parameters include RF bandwidth of 25 GHz minimum, sample rate of 10 Msps to 2 Gsps, SFDR of –50 dBc maximum, and power dissipation of 5 W maximum. The intended environment for these down converters is MIL-STD airborne and naval requirements.

Picosecond Pulse Labs Inc.,
Boulder, CO
(303) 443-1249,


Miniature RF Amplifiers

The model A402277 is a miniature RF amplifier that operates in the 26 to 40 GHz frequency band. This amplifier offers a gain of 30 dB, gain variation of ±2 dB, maximum noise figure of 6 dB and VSWR of 2.3. Pout at 1 dB compression is +16 dBm. Nominal DC current at 12 V is 400 mA. It is available with removable connectors.

Herotek Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(408) 941-8399,


High Performance Spiral Antenna

These high performance spiral antennas are designed for electronic warfare, radar warning and other broadband applications. Part number 092-00637 operates over the 18 to 40 GHz frequency range with a maximum VSWR of 2.5, and provides nominal gain of 0 dBiL. This antenna is only 0.75 inch in diameter and includes an integral protective radome. The antenna is available in amplitude matched sets and is ideal for interferometer applications. Its lightweight and small size make it ideal for fulfilling requirements of airborne applications, including tactical aircraft, strategic aircraft and UAVs.

Chelton Microwave –
Sensor & Antenna Systems,
Baltimore, MD
(410) 542-1700,


Dielectric Resonator Library Software

The version 5.5 is a new dielectric resonator library that has been added to the EM-software tool of mWave Wizard. It offers state-of-the-art solutions for almost any microwave waveguide circuit or antenna design problem. The existing Boundary Contour Mode Matching (BCMM) method for the computation of integrated waveguide cavity structures with inherent milling radii has been extended. It now also includes an arbitrarily located partial height dielectric post inside the cavities. This enables a universal approach for rapid development and low cost production of dielectric resonator filters.

Mician GbR,
Bremen, Germany
+49 (421) 168 993 51,


Low Noise Oscillator

This low noise oscillator operates in the full frequency band of 18 to 40 GHz and over –40? to + 85?C. Phase noise is –95 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz off-set. This oscillator offers a power output of +15 dBm minimum, phase noise of –95 dBc/Hz at 100 kHz offset, harmonics of –12 dBc and spurious output of –60 dBc. Delivery: six weeks ARO.

Micro Lambda Wireless Inc.,
Fremont, CA
(510) 770-9221,

Harmonic Multiplier

This harmonic multiplier provides a low phase noise signal for system designers with reference oscillator multiplication applications. This multiplier uses a linear amplifier to multiply an input frequency of 100 MHz, generating an output signal at 2.6 GHz. The multiplier then filters the input signal, amplifies it and filters it again to provide a power-leveled low noise output to a connector. Output filtering then cleans up the signal to remove all the unwanted fragments. This system multiplies the signal to the selected output frequency, while only degrading the input phase noise by 30 dB.

Spectrum Microwave Inc.,
Delmar, DE
(302) 846-2750,

Voltage-controlled Oscillator

The model V602ME26 is a low noise, high performance voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) designed for the terrestrial radio market. This model generates frequencies between 1500 and 1800 MHz within 0.25 to 4.75 VDC of control voltage, making it attractive for quick implementation into PLLs where the error voltage can be taken directly from the ICs charge pump circuitry. This VCO exhibits a clean spectral signal of –100 dBc/Hz, typically at 10 kHz from the carrier, and is ideal for terrestrial applications operating from a 5 VDC source while drawing a mere 13 mA. Size: 0.5" × 0.5" × 0.22". Delivery: stock to four weeks.

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


Data Link System

This data link transponder is a military flight-qualified microwave data link system for command and control of unmanned aerial vehicles. The transponder provides TDMA command and telemetry with burst data rates up to 256 kbps. GMSK modulation provides narrowband (1 MHz at –60 dBc) operation at operating ranges up to 250 NM with the systems ground parabolic antenna system. Specialized DSP techniques provide FEC and 24-bit CRC to ensure high data integrity and reliability over long distances. Options include frequency agility to overcome interference and/or multipathing effects in difficult operating conditions.

Micro Systems Inc., a Herley company,
Fort Walton Beach, FL
(850) 244-2332,

Test Equipment

Time and Frequency Generator

The XLi SAASM time and frequency generator is an ultra precision instrument with a secure, selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM)-based GPS receiver. This generator meets the global positioning system security requirements of the US Department of Defense. It is available in three configurations and provides a number of high performance features, including plug and play architecture, redundant time sources, including dual SAASM GPS receivers, network-based remote management, field upgradeable software, redundant power supplies and a wide variety of high performance hardware and software options.

Symmetricom Inc.,
San Jose, CA
(978) 927-8220,