==============================                              Microwaves & RF UPDATE                              MWRF - www.mwrf.com                              February 3, 2006                              ==============================                              Greetings and welcome to your personal copy of PlanetEE's Microwaves                               and RF UPDATE e-newsletter. Please see below for address-change or                               subscribe/unsubscribe instructions.                              Today's Table of Contents:                              1. To Exhibit in Hawaii?                              2. Fujitsu and Aperto Team on WiMAX End-Product                               3. Elcom Aims at Wireless LAN Testing                               4. TestMart Owner Reports Record 2005 Sales                               5. Besser Launches WiMAX and OFDM Courses                               6. Eudyna Unveils High-Power GaN HEMTs                               7. NEC Takes Back Compound Semiconductor Subsidiary                               8. Happenings - Conferences                               ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                                                        Taking Performance To a New Peak - 4500B                              Boonton introduces the new 4500B Peak Power Analyzer which has been                               totally redesigned from the inside out. This meter is changing the                               way the industry views and analyzes RF data. Some of the key                               features include: 8.4" TFT color LCD display, 100 ps timebase                               resolution, automatic peak-to-peak, delay-by-time and                               delay-by-events triggering, and many more.                              Visit our site for more information: http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD3C:49027F                              *******************************************************************                              ***************                              1.  Viewpoint                               ***************                              To Exhibit in Hawaii?                              Attendance was sparse but spirited at the first annual IEEE Radio &                               Wireless Symposium and Exhibition (San Diego, CA, January 17-19,                               2006). Technical presentations covered a wide range of topics,                               including algorithms for wireless communications, but focused largely                               on radio-frequency integrated circuits (RFICs).  Several exhibitors                               showed significant new product developments, including Keithley                               Instruments ( http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD3A:49027F ) with a                               microwave power meter, vector signal generator, and vector signal                               analyzer (although the products will not be ready for official launch                               until an approximate June timeframe). Freescale Semiconductor                               ( http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD39:49027F ) indicated they were                               ready to compete in the WiMAX infrastructure market with a high-power                               device targeted at 3.5-GHz applications. Eudyna Devices                               ( http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD3E:49027F ) offered several high-power                               production transistors based on gallium-nitride (GaN) technology.                               And Skyworks Solutions ( http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD35:49027F )                               launched a line of lead-free CMOS switches for satellite-communications                               (satcom) receiver applications.                               Much of the talk on the show floor, however, was not about San                               Diego, but about Hawaii--the site of the 2007 mid-year IEEE Microwave                               Theory & Techniques Symposium (MTT-S). Amidst the grumbling about                               Honolulu being a poor location to find customers, exhibitors were                               weighing the benefits of partaking in that show versus returning to                               the IEEE Radio & Wireless Symposium and Exhibition in 2007. To many,                               Hawaii seemed too far off "the beaten path" to serve as a site for a                               show. Your thoughts? Contact me at mailto:jbrowne@penton.com with a                               yeah or a nay on Hawaii.                               JACK BROWNE                              Technical Director                              *************                              2. News                              *************                              Fujitsu and Aperto Team on WiMAX End-Product                              With Fujitsu Microelectronics America supplying the model MB87M3400                               WiMAX system on a chip (SoC) and Aperto Networks developing the end                               product, a PacketMAX 500 base station, one of the first WiMAX Forum                               Certified products was born. "We are proud to see Aperto Networks'                               PacketMAX 5000 on the initial list of WiMAX Forum Certified                               products," said Keith Horn, senior vice-president of sales and                               marketing for Fujitsu. The first round of WiMAX Forum Certified                               products has been developed according to the WiMAX Forum defined                               certification profile for a 3.5-GHz system, which is based on the                               IEEE 802.16-2004 and ETSI HiperMAN standards.                               Fujitsu Microelectronics America ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD2D:49027F                              Aperto Networks ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD36:49027F                              *********                              3. News                              *********                              Elcom Aims at Wireless LAN Testing                              Frequency synthesizer supplier Elcom Technologies has developed the                               IBS series of rack-mount sources for wireless local area network                               (WLAN) and cellular semiconductor testing as part of larger                               automatic-test-equipment (ATE) systems. The synthesizer operates                               from 100 MHz to 20 GHz with frequency steps as small as 1 Hz and +10                               dBm output power. Switching speed is less than 100 microseconds to                               settle within 1 rad of a new frequency setting's phase. The phase                               noise is -90 dBc/Hz offset 100 Hz from the carrier and -125 dBc/Hz                               offset 1 MHz from the carrier. Options include amplitude and pulse                               modulation.                              Elcom Technologies ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD33:49027F                              		                               *********                              4. News                              *********                              TestMart Owner Reports Record 2005 Sales                              Technical Communities, Inc., owner and operator of such websites as                               www.testmart.com and www.testmartdirect.com, announced record                               results for 2005. The privately held company reported that growth                               came from strong test and measurement and IT equipment sales as well                               as increased service revenue, with equipment bookings growing by                               more than 72 percent and shipments growing over 100 percent compared                               to the previous year. Operating expenses fell by 42 percent while                               net income doubled, growing 100.8 percent over 2004.                               TestMart ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD38:49027F                              **********                              5. News                              **********                              Besser Launches WiMAX and OFDM Courses                              Educational specialist Besser Associates has developed a new course                               on mobile wireless data, "Wireless Data Systems Made Simple: WiFi,                               WiMAX, 3G, and More." Modeled after the company's successful "RF and                               Wireless Made Simple" course, the new class reviews the strengths and                               weaknesses of various data systems and how they are related to each                               other. Taught by Al Scott, the two-day class is scheduled for                               March 6-7 in Sunnyvale, CA. Besser Associates has also created the                               course "Multi-Carrier Modulation: Applications of OFDM in ADSL and                               Wireless LAN" for those needing a fundamental review of orthogonal                               frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) technology and how it is being                               used to increase bandwidth efficiency in WiMAX and 3G cellular                               systems. The course is presented by Burton Saltzburg and Ahmad Bahai.                               Besser Associates ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD31:49027F                              ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                  		 		                                                   The search for happiness...                                                                                  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For                               example, model ES/EGN35A180IV is a flange-mount-packaged transistor                               capable of 180-W output power with 50-percent power-added efficiency                               and 12-dB linear gain at 3.5 GHz. The device is designed for a                               drain-source voltage of 50 V and is ideal for broadband L-band power                               amplifiers.                               Eudyna Devices USA ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD3D:49027F                              *********                              7. News                              *********                              NEC Takes Back Compound Semiconductor Subsidiary                              Effective April 1, 2006, NEC Electronics Corp. will merge its                               wholly-owned subsidiary, NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices, Ltd.,                               back into the parent company. NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices                               designs and manufactures RF and wireless semiconductors, components                               for fiber optic communications, optocouplers, and solid state                               relays. The merger will not affect the service and support provided                               by California Eastern Laboratories for the products manufactured by                               NEC Compound Semiconductor Devices. California Eastern Laboratories                               is NEC's exclusive sales and marketing partner in the US and Western                               Hemisphere.                              California Eastern Laboratories ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD41:49027F                              *******************************                              8.  Happenings - Conferences                              *******************************                              IEC DesignCon 2006                              February 6-9, 2006                              Santa Clara Convention Center                              Santa Clara, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD42:49027F                              RF & Hyper                              March 21-23, 2006                              CNIT                              La Defense, Paris, France                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD34:49027F                              2006 IEEE Sarnoff Symposium                              March 27-28, 2006                              Nassau Inn, Princeton, NJ                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD30:49027F                              Del Mar Electronics Show                               April 26-27, 2006                              Del Mar Fairgrounds                              Del Mar, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD43:49027F                              CALL FOR PAPERS                              IMAPS International Conference on                               High-Temperature Electronics (HiTEC 2006)                              May 15-18, 2006                              Hilton of Santa Fe                              Santa Fe, NM                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD2F:49027F                              International Microwave Theory & Techniques                               Symposium (MTT-S)                              June 11-16, 2006                              Moscone Convention Center                              San Francisco, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD3B:49027F                              ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                                                           For the most complete directory of microwave                                                  companies and products, visit:                                          http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD40:49027F                              *******************************************************************                              Read past issues of Microwaves and RF (MWRF) UPDATE e-Newsletter:                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD3F:49027F                              MICROWAVES AND RF (MWRF) UPDATE e-NEWSLETTER CONTACTS                              ====================================================                              Technical Director: Jack Browne                              mailto:jbrowne@penton.com                              Managing Editor: John Curley                              mailto:jcurley@penton.com                              Advertising/Sponsorship Opportunities:                              Paul Barkman at 1-908-704-2460 or                              mailto:pbarkman@penton.com                              =====================================================                              SUBSCRIBER INFO                              =====================================================                              To subscribe click here:                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD32:49027F                              To unsubscribe click here:                              http://news.mwrf.com/u?id=A16E8FA232AD0B5B560EB8E1962BA87B                              ====================================                              If you need assistance in updating the information you have provided                              to Penton or if you have questions or comments about our privacy                              policies, please click on the link below.                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=1FD2E:49027F                              ====================================                              Copyright 2006 Penton Media Inc. 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