Anadigics Inc. said it began volume production and shipments of its AWT919D dual-band/dual-mode power amplifier. The product is designed for use in dual-band cellular and personal communications services transmitter applications, the company said. It consists of two amplifier chains, one to operate in the 824 MHz to 849 MHz band and the other in the 1850 MHz to 1910 MHz band. The 800 MHz section meets power and efficiency requirements to support both analog and digital standards in the United States. (908) 412-5972.
Ameritech Cellular Services introduced its Dual Link phone, which combines functions of a cordless phone with functions of a cellular phone. Dual Link includes a base that hooks into a regular phone jack. While at home, customers can make and receive calls as if they were using a cordless phone. Calls made to customers’ cellular phones are automatically routed to their home when the handset is converted to cordless mode. The phones are now available in Michigan, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. (800) MOBILE-1.
The Soneplex Radiator, a high-density repeater apparatus case, was introduced by ADC Telecommunications Inc. The case supports up to eight high bit-rate digital subscriber lines, Integrated Services Digital Network or Digital Data System repeaters, the company said. John Griffin, vice president of marketing for the company, said the Soneplex Radiator is able to “efficiently and predictably transfer or `radiate’ the heat of the electronic components for more uniform cooling of the repeaters.” (800) 366-3891, extension 3223.
A virtual reality tool to aid in site acquisition was introduced by Comm Site International. SiteGazer is a database of aerial surveys and other relevant databases that provide photogrammetric reconstructions of structures higher than 50 feet tall. The structures are converted into a digital form to appear three dimensional, and users can view a structure in detail using special glasses. Images also can be compiled to create a 360-degree view from the top of any structure. (800) SYTFNDR.
Mobile Mark introduced a new line of rubber duck style antennas for wireless units operating at 2.4 GHz. The antennas are suitable for wireless local area network, in the industrial, scientific and medical band, telemetry, video and wireless data applications, the company said. The antennas are center-fed halfwave antennas with up to 3 dBi gain. They are groundplane independent, making them ideal for a variety of products including devices with an all plastic chassis or housing. (847) 671-6690.
Andrew Corp. introduced its new Broadband Communications Antenna series of omnidirectional antennas for Local Multipoint Distribution Services. The company said omnidirectional antennas give cost-effective coverage for 28 GHz broadband wireless communications services networks. The antennas help solve the problems of propagation characteristics, height restrictions and limited antenna performance. The antennas are mechanically field-adjustable with an electrical beam tilt in 0.75 degree increments from 0 to 3 degrees. (800) 255-1479, extension 264, bulletin 10082.
Maxon America Inc. announced a new line of synthesized portables with its SP Series radios. The SP-120 is a two-watt, four-channel wideband portable. The radios are offered in UHF and VHF versions and provide a variety of scan functions including channel scan, priority scan and priority scan with lookback. It also includes PC programmable software features including CTCSS/DCS signalling, busy channel lockout and time-out-timer. (816) 891-6320.