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GHz Bandwidth Transceiver Socket Suits Wafer Level BGA

December 18, 2009 11:33 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ironwood Electronics has recently introduced a new high performance BGA socket for 0.5 mm pitch 51 pin BGA. The SG-BGA-7154 socket is designed for 4mm x 4mm x 0.8 mm package size and operates at bandwidths up to 10 GHz with <1dB of insertion loss. The contact resistance is typically 

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Microwave Office Software Speeds Creowave Filter Design

December 15, 2009 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microwave Office high-frequency design software is allowing Creowave (Oulunsalo, Finland) to more rapidly and accurately design the precision duplexers, and bandpass, bandstop, and highpass filters used in its telecommunications test systems.

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RF Switch is Controlled via USB

December 15, 2009 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telemakus, LLC introduced the TES6000-30, laboratory-quality, RF SPDT Switch with 30 dB isolation and <2 dB insertion loss. The switch is fully terminated at all ports with a return loss better than 20 dB at 4 GHz. The TES6000-30 is said to be the smallest USB microwave switch available on the market. The RF connectors are SMA, with the 

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Integrated Synthesizer Module Features 24-bit Step Size Resolution

November 30, 2009 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced the HMC-C070 MicroSynth fully integrated broadband synthesizer module. Operating from 5.5 to 10.5 GHz, the module is appropriate for military radar test & measurement and lab instrumentation applications. Combining high performance SiGe, GaAs pHEMT, and InGaP HBT technologies into a compact 1.36” x 0.75” hermetic package, the HMC-C070 MicroSynth offers a  

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LNA Supports Mobile TV on Handsets

November 24, 2009 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC is now shipping its new uPD5740T6N low noise amplifier (LNA), a wideband IC with a bypass/through function, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). This high performance LNA is designed for receiving broadcast TV on mobile phones, smart phones, and other hand held devices.

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80-Watt 90º Coupler Covers 1.0 - 4.2 GHz

November 23, 2009 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-7015, a 3dB, 90º surface mount hybrid coupler that operates from 1.0 – 4.2 GHz. The IPP-7015 combines two signals of up to 80 Watts CW total output power. This coupler is produced in a compact surface mount (SMD) package size of 1.80" x 0.39" x 0.17".

LISTED UNDER: Passive & Discrete Devices | RF & Microwave/Communications

SMT Transformer Meets Stringent Standards for Telecom Apps

November 20, 2009 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SM501-1 Telecom Transformer from Datatronic Distribution is suitable for a wide range of BS6305 Impedance Class A non-speech data and Class B voice applications in telecom equipment, laptops, modems and instrumentation. Its dielectric strength is tested to 4600 Vrms and meets various international safety standards including

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Mezzanine Combines On-board Wireless, GPS and Cryptography

October 7, 2009 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the XMC-660, multi-function mezzanine card that combines wireless, GPS and cryptography to provide portable, secure in-the-field wireless connectivity. The light-weight, small form-factor XMC-660 helps add

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GPS Timing Receiver Suits WiMax Applications

September 9, 2009 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in synchronization and timing in WiMax applications, the Wi125 GPS timing receiver module from Connor-Winfield has an on-board programmable NCO oscillator that outputs a synthesized frequency up to 30 MHz. Steered by a GPS receiver, the self-survey mode of operation allows the receiver to enter a position hold mode

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Wi-Fi via White Spaces

August 18, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Long-range, low-cost wireless Internet could soon be delivered using radio spectrum once reserved for use by TV stations. TV stations have traditionally broadcast over lower frequencies that carry information longer distances. However, with the ongoing transition from analog to digital broadcasts, more unused frequencies are opening up than ever.

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Group Sets Wireless Power Standards

August 18, 2009 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Wireless Power Consortium released today the 0.95 technical specification for review by its members and announced the launch of prototype testing at a members' interoperability test to be held on 15-17 September, 2009. The Consortium also announced that it has chosen the logo “Qi” (pronounced “chee”, meaning “energy flow”) to represent the first international wireless power standard which brings new levels of convenience to power charging in consumer electronic devices.

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Design Talk - Communications Technology

July 21, 2009 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Communications are a keystone of our information-based econonomy and society. The next-gen world of ubiquitous computing and cloud data services will rely on high-quality comms in the user interface, RF, and hard wire, to truly exist. Here are some design articles to help you in your communications design tasks.

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Rugged RF Tester Offers Interference Analyzer Option

July 20, 2009 7:02 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The FieldFox RF Analyzer from Agilent is now available with an interference analyzer option. Key measurements include: cable and antenna test; spectrum, interference and vector network analysis; true average power measurements; and a vector voltmeter.

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Improved RFIC For Millimeter-Wave Imaging

June 29, 2009 7:50 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Electrical engineers from the University of California, San Diego invented radio frequency integrated circuits that could lead to significantly less expensive imaging systems for identifying concealed weapons, for helping helicopters to land during dust storms, and for high frequency data communications. UC San Diego engineers presented this circuit at the 2009 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium on June 9, where it won one of the best three-student-paper awards.

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Wireless Power Harvesting for Cell Phones

June 11, 2009 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be true, but Nokia says it's developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.

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