Renaissance Wireless Edge
1) MEMS Switch
2) Cascading Single Junction Circulators
3) New Rep Training Program
4) ADS-B Ferrite Applications
5) Mr. Shane Delmore Promoted to Product Group Manager
1) MEMS Switch Development Status
Renaissance will be exhibiting its new MEMS based 8 x 8 switch matrix at
the MTT-S show this year. This matrix is built using RADANT MEMS SPDT
switches with a lifecycle of over 1 billion cycles. This makes it an
ideal candidate for being part of a high reliability and high
performance ATE system.
performance from DC - 6 GHz is 2.5 dB maximum insertion loss, 30 dB
isolation, 1.25:1 VSWR and 100 micro-second switching speed. The matrix
is based on 100% reciprocal and blocking configurations with only
switches and no dividers.
The unit is
extremely compact and fits within 8" x 8" x 3" profile. Cold switch
levels should not exceed 33dBm and hot switching levels cannot exceed
17dBm without impacting the long term reliability. Renaissance has
incorporated a series of charge pumps which allow this matrix to be
controlled using +/- 5V external biasing.
Switch Matrix Products
Cascading Single Junction Circulators
Renaissance chief engineer, Dr. Anuj Srivastava, recently
composed an article that explains the cost/performance
conditions for applications requiring over 40 dB of isolation between a
duplex Antenna, transmitter and the receiver. This article will be
published in an upcoming issue of Microwave Product
Digest, so keep your eyes peeled!
New Rep Training Program
Renaissance kicked off its new Brainshark Sale Reps training program at the
beginning of March. Brainshark is a web-based training platform that allows
Renaissance to present information in PowerPoint format with accompanying audio.
It provides Renaissance with a medium to furnish all of our professional field
sales representatives with timely, pertinent information for the three primary
product lines. This will allow the reps to keep our customers up to date with
our newest initiatives.
North American Reps
ADS-B Ferrite Applications
Over the past year and a half Renaissance has seen a significant up
tick in RFQ’s for parts in the 950-1150 MHz range. The two
bands used in the current air traffic control system (ATCRBS)
fall in this range. Ground stations use the 1030 MHz band to
monitor nearby planes and planes respond on the 1090 MHz
band. The air traffic control technology of the future,
Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast (ADS-B), is
currently in development. The FAA is investigating three
alternatives for the choice of data link technology for
ADS-B, one of which is Mode S Extended Squitter, or GPS
Squitter. Interestingly, Mode S also operates in the 1030
and 1090 bands. We believe that the up tick in RFQ’s for
parts in the 950-1150 MHz range may be related to the switch
to ADS-B and, particularly, Mode S. Stay tuned for
information about our new products in this band in the very near
Mr. Shane Delmore Promoted to Product
Electronics is pleased to announce the appointment of Shane
Delmore to the position of Product Group Manager, RF
Subsystems, effective April 2007. Shane joined Renaissance
Electronics in August 2004 just after graduating from MIT
with a Bachelor of Science degree. At Renaissance, he
started as a member of the RF Subsystems group and had a
primary focus on Sprint/Nextel business development.
The Renaissance Electronics RF Subsystems Product Group has
realized significant growth over the past two years. Shane
has developed plans for major expansion of our RF Subsystems
business in 2007 and 2008.
For more information about Renaissance Electronics
Corporation and our diverse product line of Ferrite Circulators /
Isolators; Coaxial Switches and Switched based products; Switch
Matrices and Wireless Base Station Products, please visit our website at
or call us at 978-772-7774.
Renaissance Electronics Corporation