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Mobile Security Card Unites Smart Card and NFC-compatible Contactless Functions

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Giesecke & Devrient (G&D) has developed a mobile security card offering contactless smart-card security in addition to the usual data storage functions. The new security feature is provided by a cryptography controller with an NFC-compatible interface integrated in the microSD card along with the flash memory....

LTE Protocol Stack Designed for 4G Multimode Handsets

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 4M Wireless PS100 LTE Protocol Stack is a 3GPP Release 8 compliant implementation of the LTE protocol stack for User Equipment (UE) terminals. It consists of a fully optimized Layer 2, Layer 3 and NAS LTE protocol software enabling the highest uplink and downlink data rates. The protocol stack is easily integrated with a variety of hardware platforms and operating systems and is designed to meet optimal memory and performance requiremen...

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Licensing Model Dedicated to Advanced Verification for RFICs

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces the release of a simulation licensing model dedicated to reducing the cost of advanced verification. Used with Agilent's GoldenGate RFIC simulation, analysis and verification software suite, the new license helps manage costs and improves large-scale RFIC yield and manufacturability....

CPU Board Designed Industrial Automation and IP Switching Applications

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduces the Kontron CP6001-V, a 6U value line CompactPCI® CPU board specially designed for cost-sensitive industrial applications. Equipped with the 1.86 GHz Intel® Celeron® M processor 440, the Intel® 945GM chipset, up to 4 GB 533 MHz DDR2 SO-DIMM and the ICH7-R IO controller hub, the CP6001-V CompactPCI® board is optimized to provide an impressive cost/performance ratio....

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Networked Acquisition Controller Reduces Overhead Time

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

MI Technologies' new Networked Acquisition Controller (NAC) is designed to optimize and reduce the ‘overhead' time that instruments and network components require for handshaking, coordinating, triggering and managing data flow in test systems. The product streamlines the cycle of triggering and data flow among instruments for higher throughput and faster data collection....

Device Enables ultra-compact USB Dongles for 2.4 GHz Wireless Peripherals

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Nordic Semiconductor nRF24LU1+ enables ultra-compact USB dongles for 2.4 GHz wireless peripherals by integrating a full-speed USB 2.0 compliant device controller, a powerful 8-bit flash microcontroller and the same class-leading ultra-low power radio technology employed in Nordic's nRF24L01+ 2....

Product Family Increases FPGA-based I/O Performance for PXI Test Systems

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announces a new family of open, FPGA-based hardware for the PXI platform. The NI FlexRIO product family is a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution that provides engineers with the flexibility of NI LabVIEW FPGA technology combined with high-speed, instrument-class I/O. With NI FlexRIO, engineers can add custom signal processing algorithms to their PXI-based field-programmable gate array (FPGA) hardware....

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I/O Expansion Devices Support Multicast Functionality

January 14, 2009 11:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc.) introduces two PCI Express® (PCIe®) Gen2 switching solutions. Optimized for computing and embedded applications, the new solutions are based on proven, IDT switching architecture and technology, and support multicast functionality for increased system resource utilization....

Step-down Controller Drives N-channel Power MOSFETs

January 14, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

AnalogicTech's AAT1185 single-output, step-down controller delivers high- and low-side pins to drive external N-Channel power MOSFETs supporting fully-synchronous and non-synchronous operation. The 14-pin TSOPJW-packaged device offers an input voltage range from 6 to 24 V, adjustable output voltage from 0....

Power MOSFETs Offer Low On-Resistance

January 14, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on TurboFET™ technology, Vishay Intertechnology's 20V SiS426DN and SiR496DP and 30 V Si7718DN and Si7784DP N-channel power MOSFETs exhibit "on-resistance times gate charge" of 76.6 mW-nC at 4.5 V and 117.6 mW-nC at 10 V (20 V) and 112.34 mW-nC at 4.5 V and 180 mW-nC at 10 V (30 V)....

Power Manager/ Li-ion Charger Provides Digital Control

January 14, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology's LTC4099 power manager, diode controller and Li-ion/polymer battery charger delivers digital control and status readback for portable USB powered devices, such as media players, PDAs, PNDs and smart phones. The I2C port programs parameters, including input current limit, charge current, termination current, and float voltage, and allows the user to read back system status information....

Power Monitor IC Employs Digital I²C Interface

January 14, 2009 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing TruePower technology, International Rectifier's IR3720 output power monitor IC communicates output current or voltage to the system controller through a digital I²C interface. The 3 x 3-mm 10-pin DFN-packaged product utilizes TruePower™ technology to achieve current accuracy of 0.20% and voltage accuracy of ±0....

The Development of a Standard Hand Phantom for Wireless Performance Testing: Part 2

January 14, 2009 10:32 am | Articles | Comments

This is part two of a three part series. Read part one By Dr. Michael D. Foegelle, ETS-Lindgren; Kevin Li, Nokia Corp.; Andrew Pavacic, Paul Moller, Motorola, Inc. Defining the Grip An informal survey of advertised handsets on the market revealed that they could generally be separated into two categories by width.

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Auto-Calibration Design Kit Evaluates Sensor Components

January 14, 2009 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

OPTEK Technology has developed an automatic calibration design kit that provides a simplified means of compensating for device-to-device variation in optoelectronic sensors. The OCB100Kit features a driver board with three different optoelectronic circuits to easily calibrate optoelectronic devices, provide a consistent output signal and shorten the design cycle....

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