RF Power Terminator and Attenuator for High-Frequency Applications

January 10, 2008 6:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT Electronics IRC released the PAT3060P high-power attenuator and RFTF surface-mount transmission line terminator, both featuring low VSWRs at high frequencies. They are useful for RF power meters, RF and microwave power amplifiers, radar, satellites, avionics, wireless communications, RF power sources, and microwave test instruments. The PAT3060P's frequency has a VSWR of less than 1.3 at 10 GHz. Attenuation values include 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 16 and 20 dB.

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ESD Protection Chips Feature Sub-1 pF Line-Capacitance

January 8, 2008 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

OnChip Devices introduced its models ESD2100-02 and ESD2100-04 low capacitance ESD protection devices for single and dual USB ports. They protect the two data lines and the power rail of the USB 2.0 high speed interface. The low sub-1pF line-capacitance of the devices ensures minimal distortion of the 480-Mbit/s USB 2.0 signal. They offer optimum trade-off between low line-to-ground capacitance

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Miniature TCVCXO for Cellular Infrastructure

December 20, 2007 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. introduced its RoHS compliant, TV105A Temperature Compensated Voltage Controlled Crystal Oscillator (TCVCXO). Designed primarily for cellular infrastructure, GPS and telecommunication system applications, the 3 mm × 5 mm series offers a miniature package coupled with very good phase noise performance, as well as a wide range of options in temperature stability, operating frequency range and electronic frequency adjustment.

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Layered Conductive Polymer Aluminum Capacitors Provide Low ESR and ESL

December 20, 2007 7:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nichicon Corporation released the F11 series of molded conductive polymer capacitors. The layered aluminum design provides the ultra low ESR and ESL over a wide frequency range needed in today’s high performance LSI. The series uses layered aluminum construction, conductive polymer electrolyte, and a three terminal design all in a molded package

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Electro-Pyrotechnic Initiator Chip Resistor Offers Joule Effect Ignition

December 20, 2007 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. their electro-pyrotechnic initiator chip resistor (EPIC), said to be the industry’s first such device to offer Joule effect ignition for very fast firing times down to 50 µs, and a no fire/all fire ratio up to 70 percent. EPIC resistors, also known as bridge resistors, are resistive elements that convert electrical energy into heat energy in a precise electro-thermal profile for the purpose of initiating a series of pyrotechnic events in a controlled energetic reaction.

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Pocket Reference Oscillator Integrates HCMOS Oscillator in SMA Housing

December 19, 2007 9:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek introduced the Pocket Reference Oscillator (PRO Series), said to be the industry’s first frequency control product to integrate a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. The oscillator offers frequency stability of ±25 ppm over 0°C to 70°C (operating temperature range rated at -40°C to 85°C; storage -45°C to 90°C). They are available off-the-shelf in frequencies from 4 MHz to 125 MHz

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Power Dividers Use 8-Way Adjustment

December 18, 2007 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microlab/FXR, a subsidiary of Wireless Telecom Group Inc., announced an 8-way version of its Dx-64FN Power Divider series. The frequency includes all cellular, PCS, and UMTS bands in a single unit. It is suited for low power applications where output isolation is more important than lowest possible loss. The wide frequency range of this design allows use with multi-band

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Phase Lock Loop VCO Covers Wide Frequency Range

December 17, 2007 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics Corp. released their PCC-A1-3100 PLL family of VCO’s covering a frequency range of between 500 MHz and 3.5 GHz. The unit consists of a PLL IC loop filter and VCO. It uses an internal frequency reference that typically is 10 MHz but could also be specified at different values by the customer. Key specifications for a 3100 MHz unit show typical operating supply voltage at 5.0V at 70 mA

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Waterproof Medium Gain Antenna

December 14, 2007 4:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Buccaneer Antenna from Bulgin Components is said to be a completely waterproof medium gain antenna developed for the 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz frequency band. According to the company, integrating the antenna with its waterproof connector can reduce the total number of connectors in the RF chain, reducing insertion losses, effectively increasing the total system gain. Designed to the same style as Bulgin's SMB Buccaneer

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L-C Filter Arrays Suited for Wireless Handset Applications

December 12, 2007 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Micro Devices' CM1692 family of EMI filters based on the company’s Praetorian II architecture is targeted for EMI filtering applications in wireless handsets. The product is based on an L-C filter architecture and features high cutoff frequencies of up to 400 MHz, stop band ranging from 800 MHz up to 3 GHz to cover all wireless communication frequencies

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Stacked Film Chips for High-Loss, Low-Stability MLCC Capacitors

December 12, 2007 5:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components introduced two ranges of stacked film chip capacitors. The NSHC and NSPU series combine small component size with stability during voltage, stability over time, immunity from cracking, and low dielectric loss, making them suitable for high-loss and less-stable MLCC capacitors. Both ranges are RoHS compliant. The NSHC uses a stacked metallized polyphenylene sulfide

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Internal Cellular Antenna for Portable Devices

December 11, 2007 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduced its model W3530 multi-hybrid, pentaband, internal cellular band antenna that combines 4-band GSM and W-CDMA 2100 to receive and transmit signals in all cellular bands. The antenna can be used in mobile, machine-to-machine, laptop, automotive and portable device applications for devices operating on GSM bands (GSM850, EGSM900, PCN1800, PCS1900) and W-CDMA 2100. It has a low

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VCO Operates From 2,900 MHz to 3,400 MHz

December 11, 2007 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corp. introduced its CVCO55CC-2900-3400 VCO that operates from 2,900 MHz to 3,400 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5V to 18V. The VCO features a typical phase noise of -107 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset, and it has optimal linearity. It is packaged in the industry standard 0.5" × 0.5" SMD package. Input voltage is 8.0V, with a maximum current consumption of 35 mA. Pulling and pushing are minimized

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EMI/RFI Filters for Inverter Applications

December 11, 2007 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

EPCOS, Inc. announced its R105 Series of EMC filters for inverter applications such as servos and motor drives. The filters are compact, lightweight, and they offer attenuation of critical frequencies for inverter applications. They address radio frequency emissions from power electronics equipment that interfere with building automation

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Discrete Network Resistors Operate in Harsh Environments

December 11, 2007 9:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

IRC Advanced Film Division introduced a range of high temperature resistive products, including the PFC-HT Series chip resistor, PFC-HT Divider Series voltage divider, 1900 Series DIP resistor network and the 4700 Series SIP resistor network. Applications are in satellites, down-hole instrumentation, and oil and gas well-logging equipment. The high temperature chip resistor and voltage divider feature

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