SMT coax connectors target high density apps Product News 10/31/2003 Post a comment ITT Industries, Cannon has unveiled a new range of 75-ohm surface mountable coaxial connectors for switching and transmission equipment in telecommunications applications. Designed to increase connector density, the CoSMID (Coax Surface Mount Interconnect Device) connectors incorporate a unique plastic housing that can be selectively plated and molded into a variety of configurations.
Rotary knobs feature built-in pointer Product News 10/31/2003 Post a comment Selco Products has introduced a new Soft Touch Bullet Knob series that feature a built-in pointer in two- and three-color designs. Offering a range of color combinations for a variety of control panel aesthetics and functions, these knobs are suited for audio and broadcast equipment, lighting, communications, industrial and test equipment, or other panel applications requiring color-coded knob control.
The Most Important Person In Your Company Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment In these days of empowered employees, it's politically correct to articulate that every person in a company is highly significant, sharing responsibility to pursue the company's goals. It's understood that every individual's actions is important. Nonetheless, experience shows that there's one position in particular that's more important than all the rest. Who is that person?
Solar cell shocks battery apps Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment Clare, Inc. touts its CPC1810, the first member of its new solar cell family, as a high output device that delivers a voltage ten times greater than traditional competing products. Indeed, the cell's output is sufficient to charge a battery directly, according to the company, which builds its photovoltaic device on the company's advanced silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology.
Compact 150-W DC/DC offers rugged solution Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment Absopulse Electronics' MIP150 series, designed for operation in harsh environmental conditions, provides a complete 150-watt power solution in a compact 2.4 by 5.8 by 1.5 inch chassis. It features integrated filtering, high efficiency and reliability. Power components are conduction cooled, and component count is minimal.
AMD Expands Developer Center Support Services for 64-bit Apps Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment The company has enhanced both in-lab and "virtually there" development using secure VPN and Remote Desktop Terminal Services. Platforms supported include the beta of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems, the beta of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems and the next version of Windows, code named "Longhorn."
Broadest Line of Wireless LAN Front-End Modules Product News 10/30/2003 Post a comment It's your one-stop WLAN solution. Here are five new solutions making a complete family of integrated 802.11 wireless LAN front-end modules. The new line of front-end solutions reduces the number of components required for building routers, PC cards and PCI adapter access points.
LVDS serializer touts dc balance feature Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products' MAX9209 21-bit low-voltage differential-signaling serializer offers users a programmable dc balance, which allows isolation between the serializer and deserializer by using ac coupling. The device serializes 21 bits of LVTTL/LVCMOS parallel inputs to three LVDS outputs
Geotest Rolls High Density PXI RF Mux Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment At AUTOTESTCON 2003, test equipment maker Geotest-Marvin Test Systems rolled out its Model GX6062 PXI high-density RF multiplexer. The GX6062 product offers 12 groups of 1:4 multiplexers that can be software-controlled to provide various configurations---all maintaining a full 200 MHz of bandwidth.
Anritsu Accord With TestMart Part of Mil/Gov Plan Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Test-and-measurement company Anritsu inks an accord with service provider TestMart. Under the terms of the pact, TestMart will provide government marketplace services to Anritsu, part of a plan to better serve military personnel, government users, and contractors.
Pericom announces asynchronous mode support for PCI-to-PCI bridges Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Asynchronous mode allows users to run the secondary bus at a frequency that is not derived from the primary bus, thus providing far greater support for next generation PCI bus designs. Asynchronous mode support is significant as customers engineer newer faster designs that need to merge with slower legacy devices, Pericom says.
National Instruments Enhances Design and Simulation Software Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment National Instruments announces a product called MATRIXx 6.3. Priced at just under $1700 a pop, it's billed as the company's first release of the control design and simulation software suite it acquired back in January. With updates and enhancements, it's also an initial step in National Instruments long-term plan for MATRIXx support.
Agilent Test Gear Enables Huge SONET Stress Test Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Agilent Technologies says its equipment played a key role in conducting the industry's largest stress test on an optical core-to-edge transport network. Agilent's OmniBER XM network simulator was used during the test to simulate and measure worst-case failure and recovery results.
Free Software Upgrades EDGE Cellphone Testers Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment Test-and-measurement equipment vendor Willtek Communications GmbH is now giving out free software for the company's test gear that lets technicians at service centers rapidly test and align the transmitter sections of EDGE-capable mobile phones.
LeCroy Upgrades Serial Data Capture/Analysis Product News 10/29/2003 Post a comment High-speed o'scope maker LeCroy Corp. upgrades its Serial Data Analyzer instruments with a serial data trigger. With this news, LeCroy claims its upgrade is the fastest serial data pattern trigger in the oscilloscope industry.
2 GHz band isolator shrinks size, packs performance Product News 10/28/2003 Post a comment By utilizing innovative assembly processes and simplifying product design, Murata Electronics has launched its next generation 2 GHz band isolator for digital mobile phones in a smaller package size with higher performance levels. The CES30 series 2 GHz band isolator can be used in digital mobile phone systems such as 1.5 GHz band PDC, 2 GHz band W-CDMA and 1.9 GHz band PCS systems. The W-CDMA version is available today.
Why Telecom Test Equipment Must Target The Factory Floor Product News 10/28/2003 Post a comment Although measurement integrity and reproducibility are important attributes for production testing, instrument accuracy can be taken as an article of faith these days. That can let you turn your attention to factors such as productivity, space, and cost, says Mark Hoersten, VP of Business Management at Keithley Instruments.
DIN rail adapter handles pin and socket connectors Product News 10/28/2003 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has introduced a DIN rail adapter for
MATE-N-LOK cap housings. This new development allows wire and harness installers to bring two ends of a cable assembly or wire harness together at
a DIN rail mounted location. As a result, designers can use proven pin and socket connectors with DIN rail mounting.
802.11g Transceiver Solution Product News 10/28/2003 Post a comment Check out this new wireless local area network (WLAN) transceiver solution for 802.11g applications. The chip-set is comprised of a transceiver and a power amplifier that enables long battery life, superior range, small size and low bill of material.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...