==============================                              Microwaves & RF UPDATE                              MWRF - www.mwrf.com                              May 4, 2006                              ==============================                              Greetings and welcome to your personal copy of                               Microwaves and RF UPDATE e-newsletter.                               =============================                              Today's Table of Contents:                              1. San Francisco MTT-S Will Draw Crowds                                                                                                    2. Study Suggests Caution Concerning IEEE 802.11n                               3. Times Microwave To Launch Rotating Connector At MTT-S                               4. Software Assists Clock Jitter Analysis                              5. Rogers Recognized At Del Mar Electronics Show                               6. Mimix Makes Management Mods                               7. Book Review: Classic Works in RF Engineering                               8. Happenings - Conferences                               ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                                                      Free Agilent RF and Microwave Network Analysis CD                               This CD-Rom contains a portable library of RF and microwave technical                               papers, product video demos and links to complimentary eSeminars                               to help solve your component test needs. Learn about amplifier,                               CATV, multiport, mixers, pulsed RF, balanced measurements, and                               more. Click on the link below and order yours today!                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=29229:49027F                                                                 *******************************************************************                              ***************                              1.  Viewpoint                               ***************                              San Francisco MTT-S Will Draw Crowds                              It doesn't take a genius or prescience to predict that the upcoming                               IEEE Microwave Theory & Techniques Symposium (MTT-S,                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=2922A:49027F should draw record crowds this June. For one                               thing, business has been fairly stable in both commercial and military                               markets, making the investment in attending technical presentations or                               in setting up an exhibit booth less of a strain than during more                               trying times. For another, the site (Moscone Center in downtown San                               Francisco) is a natural for a conference like this one: a major                               portion of this industry in this country--its suppliers and their                               customers-can be found in the stretch of real estate extending north                               from the Mexican border to the northern outskirts of Santa Rosa, CA                               (apologies to those of you in Oregon and Washington). The City By The                               Bay is a central location for these firms to gather and swap lies.                              Perhaps the major reason that this show will be well attended,                               however, is because of where the next show will be held (Hawaii). This                               year's show is accessible for most, even those coming from the Far                               East. That may not be the case for next year's show. Exhibitors will                               at least have to consider the costs of sending booths and people to a                               site more associated with vacations than conventions. In any case,                               look for me in San Francisco and we'll continue this discussion....                              JACK BROWNE                              Technical Director                              *************                              2. News                              *************                              Study Suggests Caution Concerning IEEE 802.11n                              The highest-performance version of the IEEE's                               wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) standard, 802.11n, may offer too                               many options and interpretations to guarantee complete                               interoperability of products. This warning comes from the latest                               report on EEE 802.11n, from ABI Research (Oyster Bay, NY). The report,                               "Next-Generation Wi-Fi: 802.11n-Chipsets, Technologies and Market                               Drivers," notes that because of the levels of interpretation possible                               with the new specification, consumers and business users should be                               wary about their purchases, until final ratification of the standard,                               expected sometime in 2007.                              ABI Research ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=29224:49027F                              *********                              3. News                              *********                              Times Microwave To Launch Rotating Connector At MTT-S                              Times Microwave Systems (Wallingford, CT), a leading supplier of                               high-performance cables and cable assemblies, will be setting the                               coaxial connector world in motion at the upcoming Microwave Theory &                               Techniques Symposium (MTT-S) this June in San Francisco with the                               announcement of the industry's first microwave connector with full                               rotation. The connector provides frequency coverage of DC to 18 GHz                               with 360-deg. The company also will be debuting a range of                               self-releasing, size 8 coaxial contacts. These DC to 18-GHz contacts                               can be inserted and removed from all standard MIL-C-38999 shells                               without installation or removal tools.                              Times Microwave Systems ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=2921D:49027F                              *********                              4. News                              *********                              Software Assists Clock Jitter Analysis                              Agilent Technologies has released precision clock-jitter-analysis                               software for data-independent clock-jitter evaluation in advanced                               digital communications systems and high-speed clock sources. Designed                               to work with the company's Signal Source Analyzer, the new software                               provides measurements with femtosecond resolution on both random and                               periodic jitter types. The analyzer, which is available for                               measurements to 7 GHz or 26.5 GHz, performs real-time jitter spectrum                               analysis in bandwidths from 1 Hz to 40 MHz. The software's precise                               periodic-jitter extraction and random-jitter/periodic-jitter                               separation provide clearer insights into clock jitter characteristics                               with information in time and frequency domains.                              Agilent Technologies ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=29223:49027F                                                             **********                              5. News                              **********                              Rogers Recognized At Del Mar Electronics Show                              Rogers Corporation was one of two companies receiving awards for                               innovative products at The Del Mar Electronics Show this past April.                               The company's RO4450B-dx Bondply circuit-board material, the                               high-fill/flow version of the firm's popular RO4450B material. Part of                               Rogers' RO4000 family of materials, the new material offers superior                               high-frequency performance, but can be processed like standard FR4                               material. The other winner was P. KAY Metal.                               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News                              *********                              Mimix Makes Management Mods                              Mimix Broadband, a leading supplier of microwave and millimeter-wave                               GaAs devices, has made major changes in its management team. Damian                               McCann, the former Vice-President of Advanced Marketing and Technology                               for Celeritek, was promoted from Vice President Product Development to                               Chief Technology Officer (CTO). John McCarthy has joined Mimix as                               Senior Vice President Sales, coming from Peregrine Semiconductor.                               Finally, Don Mathes has been named Vice-President of Operations for                               Mimix. As Rick Montgomery, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Mimix                               Broadband notes, "It is a very exciting time at Mimix. We believe our                               expanded management team offers a unique talent and experience base                               that will help the Company grow exponentially in the coming years."                              Mimix Broadband ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=2921F:49027F                                                             *********                              7. News                              *********                              Book Review: Classic Works in RF Engineering                              Any student of high-frequency engineering will want a copy of this                               wonderful collection. Edited by John Walker, Dan Myer, Frederick Raab,                               and Chris Trask, Classic Works in RF Engineering (ISBN: 1-58053-056-7)                               features more than 50 technical papers on topics that include the                               design, analysis, and application of power combiners/dividers,                               couplers, transformers, and magnetic materials. These classic articles                               originally appeared in such magazines as the IEEE International                               Microwave Symposium, Microwave Journal, RF Design, and Microwaves &                               RF. Each hard-bound copy sells for $129.00.                              Artech House ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=29221:49027F                              *******************************                              8.  Happenings - Conferences                              *******************************                              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=29219:49027F                              RF and High Speed PC Board Design Fundamentals                              May 17-19, 2006                              Burlington, MA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=2921C:49027F                              Automatic RF Techniques Group (ARFTG)                              67th Microwave Measurements Conference                              June 16, 2006                              Renaissance Parc 55 Hotel                              San Francisco, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=29226:49027F                              International Microwave Theory & Techniques                               Symposium (MTT-S)                              June 11-16, 2006                              Moscone Convention Center                              San Francisco, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=29225:49027F                              Signal Integrity From The Ground Up                              August 14-16, 2006                              San Jose, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=2921C:49027F                              ************************ ADVERTISEMENT ****************************                                                                                 Nominate Your Microwave Legends!                              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