Industry News

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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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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