Renaissance Wireless Edge Newsletter
Volume 6, Issue 2 March 2007


1) CTIA Show in Orlando Florida
2) New WiMAX Products
3) Integrated Switch Product Release
4) eCommerce
5) RoHS NPR/BBC


1) CTIA Show in Orlando Florida
Renaissance Electronics will exhibit our Base Station product line, which ranges from customized, state of the art components to integrated sub-systems, at this years CTIA show. The Base Station line is our fastest growing product group, and we will display our wide array of newly developed products.

Our featured product this year is a multi-band combiner that can combine 2 to 16 channels into a single output port with minimum insertion loss and low intermodulation for indoor DAS applications. This Multi-Band Combiner will allow service providers to combine GSM, CDMA, and UMTS into a single output port.
Renaissance Electronics looks forward to seeing you at this years show in Orlando, FL. We are located at booth number 5484. Contact Shane Delmore if you would like to meet with us during the show.
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2) New WiMAX Products

Renaissance Electronics began production of two additional drop-in circulators this month to support WiMAX applications. The 3G4NWM will be used for base station applications in the licensed 2.5 – 2.7 GHz frequency band. In addition, the 3G6NWM was designed to support backhaul applications for WiMAX requirements in the 4.9 – 5.9 GHz unlicensed frequency band. These products are all available for RoHS compliant applications. 

Renaissance Electronics will continue to invest in new processes that support customer requirements in an ever changing wireless environment.

See our WiMax ad in Microwave Product Digest, March 2007
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3) Integrated Switch Product Release
Renaissance Electronics completed development and production of the new DAC/ADC Switch Matrix this month. The 18A7NAG will support the high level of integration required during qualification testing for digital and analog assemblies operating at microwave frequencies. This RF switch matrix, within the test setup, allows for multiple channel testing with minimal test equipment resources. The switch matrix will route the input signal source and outputs of the DUTs to the communications analyzer for eye diagram measurements as well as Bit Error Rate (BER) test. This approach allows for maximum use of test instruments and full coverage of DUTs without manually hooking and unhooking cables.

In addition the separate analog and digital USB control ports combined with software allows for the development of a complete Automatic Test Program (ATP) to verify and measure all possible paths. With data rates operating at microwave frequencies the use of microwave switch matrices will be applied to multiple test resources that access the same I/O of the DUT without disconnecting the test setup. 

DAC section 2x SP6T TTL combined:

Frequency of Fundamental: DC - 500 MHz
Upper Harmonic: Up to 2.5 GHz
Insertion loss: < 0.1 dB
VSWR: 1.20 : 1
Isolation: 75 dB

ADC section 2x SP6T and 12x SPDT combined; two groups of "P" and "N" channels:

Frequency: DC - 500 MHz
Upper Harmonic": Up to 2.5 GHz
Insertion loss: < 0.4 dB
VSWR: 1.25 : 1
Isolation: 70 dB
Third order harmonics: < -70 dBc
Crosstalk: < -65 dBc
"P" to "N" matching : < 0.1 dB

The application of digital microwave frequencies requires old thinking and analog techniques not commonly used by digital designers. Renaissance Electronics is uniquely positioned to support digital engineers that may not be accustomed to thinking of RF approaches during design and testing. 
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4) REC Adds eCommerce Capabilities
Renaissance Electronics has begun rolling out eCommerce functionality to its website, www.rec-usa.com. Launching with our "In-Stock Products" page our customers can now securely order about 100 different models for delivery within one week.

We will be adding eCommerce to other areas of our website in the very near future.


5) NPR/BBC Radio Program “The World” Features Renaissance Electronics 
Renaissance Electronics Corporation was chosen to represent small international companies for The World radio program aired on NPR and the BBC. The program focused on the effects of adherence to new environmental standards such as lead free assembly (RoHS) of electronic systems and components. Vice President and General Manager, Charles McCauley, commented during the program on how these standards have impacted Renaissance Electronics which aired February 26th 2007.

The program was produced by Jason Margolis, Science and Technology Correspondent.

The WAV file for the radio content aired at 4:40pm Monday the 26th of February 2007 will be added to the REC web site.

 


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 www.rec-usa.com or call us at 978-772-7774.

Thank You!
Renaissance Electronics Corporation

Renaissance Electronics Corporation ∙ 12 Lancaster County Road ∙ Harvard, MA 01451        Tel: 978-772-7774