==============================                              Microwaves & RF UPDATE                              MWRF - www.mwrf.com/                              September 21, 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. WiMAX Testing Looks Good To Go                               2. WJ Communications Partners With Hitachi                               3. 3M Joins RFID Consortium                               4. TriQuint Launches K-Band Amps At EuMW                               5. Vector Fields Introduces ConcertoES at EuMW                              6. Skyworks Unveils ISM-Band Active Mixers                               7. CST To Hold 4th North American User Group Meeting                               8. Happenings - Conferences                               ************************ ADVERTISEMENT****************************                                        Networking with the World of Wireless Communications                               Innovative components, software, systems, and applications for future                               progress. Take advantage of your visit to Electronica 2006 to enter                               into a direct dialog with key industry suppliers from around the                               world:                                 22nd International Trade Fair for Components, Systems & Applications                              New Munich Trade Fair Centre                              November 14-17, 2006                              For more information, click on:                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947A:49027F                                                                            ******************************************************************                              ***************                              1.  Viewpoint                               ***************                              WiMAX Testing Looks Good To Go                              The broadband wireless market known as WiMAX has shown signs to have                               the potential for growth that the wireless industry's largest market,                               cellular telephones, displayed years earlier. According to a report by                               Maravedis (www.maravedis-bwa.com), "WiMAX and Broadband Wireless                               (Sub-11 GHz) Worldwide Market Analysis and Trends 2006-2012," the                               WiMAX-certified equipment market is expected to reach $140 million USD                               in 2006, or about 17 percent of the broadband wireless access (BWA)                               market. The BWA market grew from $562 million USD in 2004 to $637                               million USD in 2005.                               The 800-page study shows great promise for WiMAX, and thus for WiMAX                               test solutions. The WiMAX equipment market is projected to reach $6                               billion USD per year by 2012, having accumulated revenues to $15                               billion USD by that point.                               JACK BROWNE                              Technical Director                              *************                              2. News                              *************                              WJ Communications Partners With Hitachi                               WJ Communications has signed an original-equipment-manufacturer (OEM)                               agreement with Hitachi America to supply fixed                               radio-frequency-identification (RFID) readers for use with Hitachi's                               2.45-GHz RFID microchip. Hitachi will market the reader as part of its                               overall RFID solutions. The Hitachi microchip (u-chip) was designed as                               an authentification inclusion for high-value items susceptible to                               fraud. According to Chuck Wilson, Senior Director for Hitachi                               America's Security Solutions Group, "We evaluated several RFID reader                               makers and WJ Communications provided the appropriate answer for                               Hitachi America to augment the capabilities of Hitachi's u-chip RFID                               offerings."                              Hitachi America Ltd. ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39483:49027F                              WJ Communications ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39484:49027F                              *********                              3. News                              *********                              3M Joins RFID Consortium                              The Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Consortium announced that 3M                               has joined its group of companies to form a patent licensing                               organization. The companies are dedicated to promoting rapid adoption                               of RFID technology by facilitating easier access to essential patents                               and by providing patent owners the opportunity to receive fair                               compensation for their patents. According to Kevin Ashton, RFID                               Consortium spokesperson and Vice-President of Marketing for                               ThingMagic, "The addition of 3M in the formation of the RFID                               Consortium is yet another indicator that we are making substantive                               progress in our joint effort to create a patent licensing arrangement                               that benefits the RFID industry, its customers, and essential patent                               holders."                              *********                              4. News                              *********                              TriQuint Launches K-Band Amps At EuMW                                                             TriQuint Semiconductor will be announcing a pair of new                               wide-dynamic-range GaAs amplifiers at the European Microwave Week                              (EuMW) in Manchester, England last week. The firm's linear amplifier                               models TGA4530 (chip) and TGA4530-SM (packaged version) are designed                               for point-to-point radios and K-band satellite communications (satcom)                               systems operating from 17 to 21 GHz. Over that range, the GaAs MMIC                               amplifiers provide +30 dBm output power at 1-dB compression with an                               output third-order intercept point of +42 dBm. The gain is 20 dB at +7                               VDC and 825 mA. Data sheets for the two products are available at the                               links below:                              Chip amplifier --->                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39478:49027F                              Packaged amplifier --->                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39477:49027F                              **********                              5. News                              **********                              Vector Fields Introduces ConcertoES at EuMW                              Electromagnetic (EM) simulation software supplier Vector Fields Ltd.                               introduced the ConcertoES(TM) version of its advanced Concerto(TM) EM                               simulation software last week at the European Microwave Week (EuMW) in                               Manchester, England. The new version offers three-dimensional (3D)                               finite-difference-time-domain (FDTD) analysis at a fraction of the                               cost of the full version, but with no compromise in performance or                               accuracy. Although lacking some of the capabilities of the full                               version, ConcertoES uses the same modeler and model formats as the                               full version and can be upgraded to the full capabilities at any time.                              Vector Fields Ltd. ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947F:49027F                              ************************ ADVERTISEMENT****************************                                  Keithley's Powerful New RF Vector Signal Generator                              Keithley's Model 2910 RF Vector Signal Generator features exceptional                               signal generation capability at an economical price and fast signal                               tuning for faster test execution. Software adapts as test requirements                               change, reducing test time with fast amplitude settling and waveform                               switching. Units are ideal for production testing of mobile                               communications equipment.                                 For more information, go to                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947D:49027F                               		 		                               ******************************************************************                              *********                              6. News                              *********                              Skyworks Unveils ISM-Band Active Mixers                              Designed for infrastructure Industrial-Medical-Scientific (ISM)                               applications, the model SKY42068 active mixer operates from 400 to                               1000 MHz for CDMA, EDGE, GSM, TETRA, WCDMA, WiMAX, and WLL                               applications while the model SKY42070 active mixer, with RF range of                               1700 to 2200 MHz, is suitable for DCS, PCS, and UMTS communications.                               These wide-dynamic-range mixers include mixer circuitry,                               local-oscillator (LO) amplifiers, and dual LO inputs selected by an                               external switch interface. The SKY42068 provides an input third-order                               intercept (IIP3) of +36 dBm and a noise figure of 9.5 dB, and the                               SKY42070 features an IIP3 of +33 dBm with a noise figure of 9.0 dB.                               Both products are offered as lead (Pb) free, RoHS-compliant packages.                              Skyworks Solutions ---> http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39480:49027F                              *********                              7. News                              *********                              CST To Hold 4th North American User Group Meeting                              CST has announced its 4th North American User Group Meeting, scheduled                               for September 28, 2006 in Natick, MA. This full-day event will feature                               CST presentations including application and feature tutorials on the                               company's high frequency computer-aided-engineering (CAE) simulation                               software, user talks from customers such as IBM and Raytheon, and a                               presentation from Peter Thoma, CST's Managing Director, R&D, entitles                               "CST STUDIO SUITE(TM) -The Future." For more information and on-line                               registration, visit the link below:                               CST 4th North American User Group Meeting --->                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39476:49027F                              *******************************                              8.  Happenings - Conferences                              *******************************                              International Electron Devices Meeting (IEDM)                              December 11-13, 2006                              Hilton San Francisco and Towers                              San Francisco, CA                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39479:49027F                              2007 Sarnoff Symposium                              April 30 - May 2, 2007                              Sarnoff Laboratories                              Princeton, NJ                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947C:49027F                              2007 IEEE/MTT-S International Microwave Symposium                              June 3-8, 2007                              Hawaii Convention Center                              Honolulu, HI                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39482:49027F                              2007 IEEE International Symposium on EMC                              July 8-13, 2007                              Hawaii Convention Center                              Honolulu, HI                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=39481:49027F                              ************************ ADVERTISEMENT****************************                                        Networking with the World of Wireless Communications                               Innovative components, software, systems, and applications for future                               progress. Take advantage of your visit to Electronica 2006 to enter                               into a direct dialog with key industry suppliers from around the                               world:                                 22nd International Trade Fair for Components, Systems & Applications                              New Munich Trade Fair Centre                              November 14-17, 2006                              For more information, click on                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947A: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 to our online newsletters click here:                               http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947E:49027F                              ====================================                              To view Penton Media's privacy policy click here:                              http://news.mwrf.com/t?ctl=3947B:49027F                              ====================================                              Copyright 2006 Penton Media Inc. 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