New Products

BEAR, DEArlon Materials for Electronics (Arlon-MED), a division of Bairnco Corp., has released its CLTE-XT Microwave Laminate. It represents the eXtended Technology of the existing CLTE product line.
CLTE-XT is a micro dispersed ceramic PTFE composite utilizing a woven fiberglass reinforcement to provide the highest degree of dimensional stability, critical in multi-layer designs. CLTE-XT is in said to be superior when utilizing thin (0.005" and 0.010") substrates or when CLTE-XT is combined with thin film resistor-conductor materials, such as Ohmega-Ply and TCR foils, utilized for embedded resistors in applications that require a high degree of resistor consistency.  
CLTE-XT is reported to have very low CTExyz and the lowest TCEr (dielectric constant stability across temperature) for applications that require electrical phase stability, dielectric constant stability and mechanical stability well over a -55 to 150°C operating temperature.
MONTREAL, Quebec, CanadaCimmetry Systems Corp. has released AutoVue v 19.1 Client-Server, web edition for Linux servers.

AutoVue 19.1 for Linux servers provides organizations worldwide with the ability to view, markup, digitally mockup and collaborate in real-time on hundreds of native document types, including 2D/3D CAD, EDA and Office, with one web-based solution. This helps organizations reduce CAD software costs and eliminates the requirement for engineers to run a windows machine just to view and print Office documents.

The supported server platforms include Redhat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4.0 and Novell SUSE SLES 9.0 Sp3.
BRIDGEPORT, CTAlpha-Core Inc. has introduced Model HBC-2 Turns Counter, a high precision instrument that counts the number of turns of magnet wire in toroidal and other types of closed core transformers, of both low and high frequency designs. It also measures the turns-ratios between primary and secondary windings of all types of transformers, checks continuity, and will detect the presence of shorted turns.
Depending on the core material in the transformer (silicon steel, powdered iron, amorphous cores or ferrite cores), the operator can select a test frequency of 2.5 KHz, 12.5 KHz or 50 KHz. A range selector of 1:1 or 1:2 ratio allows the tester to count up to 1999 turns or 3998 turns respectively. For a higher number of turns, two, three or more test turns are used. 
The Model HBC-2 has an LED readout for instant display of the number of turns when testing toroidal transformers or to display the transformation ratio when testing E/I lamination type transformers.
Transformers up to 15 lbs can be placed on the instrument table. Heavier transformers can be tested on the bench using extension test leads.
WALLINGFORD, CTAmphenol Industrial Operations, a manufacturer of high reliability connectors, now offers a RoHS-compliant series of filter connectors that removes electromagnetic interference (EMI).
Unlike other options that redesign PCBs to incorporate filtering, Amphenol's Amphe-dB industrial filter connector is installed at the entrance of a device, reportedly providing a clean signal where the information enters or exits. This helps to ensure EMI will not affect the device's other components and allows it to operate properly.
The Amphe-dB is customizable for many applications through various filtering options and shell configurations. Its filter technology can also be incorporated into many of Amphenol's industrial connectors.
PALO ALTO, CAAgilent Technologies Inc. has released Genesys 2006.07, the latest version of its RF and microwave design software in Agilent’s Eagleware product line. The release is said to include enhancements and additions that make the job of RF and microwave design easier.

The enhanced optimization in Genesys 2006.07 reportedly includes improved modeling for faster solution convergence. Eye diagrams, now a standard part of Genesys, help analyze complex RF modulated signal performance and analyze digital signal interferences. New examples and learning tools are also included, such as tutorials for creating datasets, scripting and equation writing.
“Our customers have asked for simplification of common tasks and enhancements such as faster optimization, more models and additional menu items,” said Frank Vincze, product manager with Agilent’s EEsof EDA division. “We are very encouraged by the positive response we’ve gotten regarding this latest release that speeds and streamlines our customers’ design flow.”

OTTAWA, Ontario, CanadaOptiwave Systems Inc. has released OptiBPM 8, the latest version of its waveguide optics design suite. The release reportedly contains new mode solvers for circular fibers, powerful optimization engines and an increase in simulation performance.

OptiBPM 8 uses advanced LP and vector mode solvers for circular fibers. These meshless fiber mode solvers find modes using a transfer matrix method in cylindrical coordinates. Other new features are said to include intelligent optimization engines, the ability to import DXF and GDSII mask file formats, and a simulation engine performance boost where OptiBPM 8 is said to run 50% faster than previous versions.

"We couldn't be more pleased with the new release of OptiBPM 8," said Jan Jakubczyk, president and CEO of Optiwave. "We have a strong international base of users that require advanced simulation tools to meet their current research needs. We are proud to be an established supplier that offers innovative software products which meet research and development mission-critical objectives."

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