==============================                              Microwaves & RF UPDATE                              MWRF - www.mwrf.com                              July 6, 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. There's Always Room For One More                                                                                                     2. Precision Wave Builds Cellular Signal Generator                               3. Keragis Offers Solid-State TWTA Replacement                               4. NoiseWave Launches Instrument Noise Generator                               5. HFET Hits 0.3-dB NF At 12 GHz                               6. BAW Duplexers Filter Cellular Phones                               7. VCom Adds Broadband Wireless Technologies                               8. Happenings - Conferences                               ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                                                           Programmable Power for RF Amplifiers from Lambda                               Genesys(TM) AC/DC 1U and 2U rack-mount power supplies give flexible,                               reliable power in space-saving 1U and 2U packages. These supplies                               offer outputs to 600 VDC and 400 A. Worldwide inputs, Active PFC, and                               RS-232/485 interfaces are standard.  Full set of user-friendly control                               features. 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This magazine itself will                               be celebrating its 45th year of operation. In all that time, one might                               think that the number of competitors in a given part of the microwave                               marketplace would diminish or at least remain stable. But in this                               newsletter, for example, several new companies (Keragis Corp. and                               PrecisionWave Corp.) have announced offerings in their respective                               parts of the industry, broadband amplifiers and test equipment.                              This industry has grown and matured because of this entrepreneurial                               spirit and the willingness of clever engineers with good ideas to take                               a chance on a new business. Sometimes they have invested with their                               own funds, sometimes with help from a bank or investors, but the risk                               of starting a company is always great. And the industry has always                               shown that it can support good products and good ideas, no matter how                               many suppliers were competing previously in that space. For a good                               microwave engineer, there's always room for one more company.                               JACK BROWNE                              Technical Director                              *************                              2. News                              *************                              Precision Wave Builds Cellular Signal Generator                              PrecisionWave Corp. entered the RF test market with their model p1211B                               RF signal generator for cellular testing. With 1-Hz frequency                               resolution from 800 to 1000 MHz and 1700 to 2200 MHz, the generator                               can settle within 100 Hz of a new frequency in 1 ms when operating in                               command list mode. The generator provides output levels from -100 to                               +20 dBm with 0.1-dB resolution. The accurate, low-noise source (phase                               noise of just -115 dBc/Hz offset 100 kHz from the carrier) provides                               high modulation accuracy for a variety of cellular standards,                               including GSM, EDGE, MACS, PHS, and WCDMA.                              PrecisionWave Corp. ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30AC7:49027F                              *********                              3. News                              *********                              Keragis Offers Solid-State TWTA Replacement                              Keragis Corporation has designed a patent-pending solid-state,                               high-power traveling-wave-tube (TWT) replacement module capable of                               providing 35 W output power from 6 to 18 GHz. Weighing a mere 0.5 lb.,                               the model KHPA-0618-35W amplifier module features 20-dB typical gain                               while drawing 11 A current from an +8-VDC supply. The design employs                               numerous monolithic microwave integrated circuits (MMICs) and discrete                               devices to minimize single-point failures. The reliable,                               patent-pending design approach eliminates the "zipper effect" by which                               failures of one device in some amplifiers can cause the failure of all                               devices.                               Keragis Corp. ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30AC9:49027F                              *********                              4. News                              *********                              NoiseWave Launches Instrument Noise Generator                              Noise specialist NoiseWave has announced the availability of its                               NW3G-MINoise Instrument with broadband frequency coverage from 10 MHz                               to 3 GHz. It delivers 0 dBm output power with output flatness of +/-                               2.5 dB. It is available in a half-rack enclosure or in a tabletop                               version and is ideally suited for wireless component and system                               testing, bit-error-rate (BER) testing, signal simulation, and                               cable-television (CATV) testing. Other output levels and frequency                               ranges are also available.                              NoiseWave ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30AC8:49027F                              **********                              5. News                              **********                              HFET Hits 0.3-dB NF At 12 GHz                              California Eastern Laboratories has introduced a heterojunction                               field-effect transistor (HFET) that helps eliminate noise and improve                               sensitivity in microwave receivers. Ideal for X-band and Ku-band                               applications, the model NE3511S02 transistor achieves a noise figure                               of 0.3 dB at 12 GHz with associated gain of 13.5 dB (running from a 10                               mA, 2-V supply). The transistor is housed in a lead-free, plastic                               surface-mount package measuring just 3.2 x 3.2 mm with recessed leads.                               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News                              *********                              BAW Duplexers Filter Cellular Phones                              EPCOS has begun volume shipments of its B7633 series                               bulk-acoustic-wave (BAW) duplexers to a leading domestic US                               manufacturer of mobile telephones. The BAW duplexers provide the                               power-handling capabilities of ceramic filters with the small size of                               surface-acoustic-wave (SAW) filters. They measure 5 x 5 mm with a                               height of 1.35 mm. Suitable for US PCS and WCDMA band II applications,                               the duplexers exhibit insertion loss of 3.6 dB in the receive band and                               2.7 dB in the transmit band with good receive-transmit band isolation                               of as high as 57 dB.                               EPCOS ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30ACA:49027F                              *********                              7. News                              *********                              VCom Adds Broadband Wireless Technologies                              Last-mile access technology supplier VCom, Inc. has completed an                               agreement with Wave Wireless Corp. to acquire a cluster of companies                               that will provide new broadband wireless technologies, synergistic                               sales channels, and substantial revenues in product sales. Under the                               terms of the agreement, VCom has purchased WaveRider Communications                               (Canada) Inc., WaveRider Communications (USA) Inc., Jetstream Internet                               Services Inc., and Avendo Wireless Inc. from their parent WaveRider                               Communications Inc, a subsidiary of Wave Wireless Corp. The shares of                               all the companies will be purchased for approximately $1 million US                               dollars, to be paid in cash. As part of the acquisition, VCom has                               entered into a supply agreement with Wave Wireless pursuant to which                               VCom will produce under license the 900 MHz product portfolios                               marketed by Wave Wireless. The companies also intend to sell each                               other's wireless product portfolios. VCom's best-in-class series of                               point-to-multipoint products in the 700 MHz, 1.9 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 3.5 GHz                               and 5.8 GHz bands as well as its burgeoning WiMAX product line will be                               marketed by Wave Wireless to its established customer base.                              VCom ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30ACB:49027F                              *******************************                              8.  Happenings - Conferences                              *******************************                              Signal Integrity From The Ground Up                              August 14-16, 2006                              San Jose, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30AC5:49027F                              International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)                              December 11-13, 2006                              Hilton San Francisco and Towers                              San Francisco, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=30AC3:49027F                              ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                                                		 		   		  Searching For A Supplier?                              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