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Microwaves & RF UPDATE
MWRF - www.mwrf.com/
September 21, 2006
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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 


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1.  Viewpoint 
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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


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2. News
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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

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3. News
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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."


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4. News
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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


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5. News
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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


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6. News
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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


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7. News
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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


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8.  Happenings - Conferences
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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


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