Renaissance Wireless Edge Newsletter - Volume 5, Issue 3  March, 2006

1) MEMS Switch Innovation—A Renaissance and MIT Collaboration
2) 8-WAY COMBINER for Military and Commercial Applications
3) Renaissance Electronics’ New Approach in Delivering Customer Solutions
4) Concentric Cells Attenuator Panel – 15C2NC
5)
Turnkey Solution for an ATE Switch Requirement

 

1) MEMS Switch Innovation—A Renaissance and MIT Collaboration

Renaissance is pursuing the development of state-of-the art MEMS switches for high end integrated systems applications. Renaissance is working with scientists and engineers at MIT who have developed 900 MHz to 40 GHz SPST, SPDT and SP4T switches with negligible dispersion. The switching times on these switches is on the order of 10-20 microseconds and handle power level on the order of 5 watts.
These MEMS switches can provide solutions for applications that require broadband frequency performance, very high reliability, and compact size. Renaissance is moving forward to develop prototypes for product concept verification.

         Link: Electro-Mechanical Switches

 

2) 8-WAY COMBINER for Military and Commercial Applications

Renaissance Electronics has developed a new 8-way waveguide power combiner (P/N 10WR90NA) for commercial and military applications. This waveguide solution provides for low loss and high power handling, along with precise control of the amplitude distribution of power. Combining several transmitter sources into high power coherent output signals, and made of a brazed aluminum alloy, the combiner is resistant to corrosion and can operate in temperatures ranging from –55ºC to+70ºC.

Another unique feature of the combiner is it will work at 95% relative humidity conditions for an extended period of time. The combiner is also designed with a low VSWR(1.15:1) creating a better match to environmental operating conditions.

         Link: Waveguides

 

3) Renaissance Electronics’ New Approach in Delivering Customer Solutions

Renaissance Electronics is developing a process to create new low-cost, high volume products for a specific market/application environment. During this process, we will be creating a new reduced-time sequence of stages to analyze a specific market and needs of that market; the results will identify the best low-cost, high volume product best suited to the targeted marketplace and to Renaissance Electronics’ design and manufacturing capabilities.

Each product launched through this new process will be the lowest-cost product of its kind available to the market and Renaissance is committing the resources to have shelf-stock for each item. This will provide our customers with the low-cost product price and immediate availability. In most cases product will be shipped in about 24 hours.

Our initial new product launch is slated for this month, March 2006, when we will be releasing a new model series—the R-Series. This launch will feature four (4) Ferrite Isolators in our new R-Series. Keep your eyes and ears open for our soon to be released announcement.

         Link: REC R-Series

 

4) Concentric Cells Attenuator Panel – 15C2NC

A Renaissance Electronics attenuator has been recently approved for use in a new effort by a major cellular provider in order to create concentric cells in their urban cell sites.

This unit is mounted on the back of a 19” rack and has triple 3 dB attenuators. Its unique design allow for it to dissipate 50 watts per port without taking valuable rack space. Through the use of fins, this unit dissipates the heat while maintaining a temperature below 40º C. Renaissance can offer this unit in many different configurations handling any modulation scheme or power level from DC – 2.5 GHz.

This approval shows Renaissance’s continuous effort in order to provide cellular providers with new units in order to help solve all of their capacity and/or coverage problems.

        Link: Base Station Products

 

5) Turnkey Solution for an ATE Switch Requirement
Renaissance Electronics has developed a DC -18GHz switch matrix (P/N 18A7NB) customized for an ATE application. This matrix has four equipment RF ports and two DUT RF ports.

Controlled by six momentary push buttons, the matrix contains SP4T and SPDT latching switches. This simple desktop matrix provides an overall insertion loss of 1.5dB and isolation of more than >55dB. This matrix is housed in 9”x11”x3.75” enclosure.

         Link: Electro-Mechanical Switches

 

For more information about Renaissance Electronics Corporation and our diverse product line of Wireless Transceiver Products, Wireless Base Station Products, Switches, Isolators & Circulators please visit our website at www.rec-usa.com or call us at 978-772-7774.

Thank You!
Renaissance Electronics Corporation


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