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RMS Power Detectors Support Cellular, LTE/ WiMAX/4G, Test Equipment & Military Applications to 5.8 GHz

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation has launched two low cost, highly flexible RMS Power Detectors for RF power measurement/control in Cellular/3G, LTE/WiMAX/4G, broadband, test equipment and military applications between DC and 5.8 GHz. The HMC1010LP4E offers 60 dB dynamic range over DC to 3.9 GHz. The HMC909LP4E offers a broadband single-ended RF input with 40 dB dynamic range over DC to 5.

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12-bit Resolution and 3.6-GSPS Sampling Rate Enables New Applications for Wideband SDR

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduces an ultra-fast 12-bit A/D converter (ADC). At 3.6 Giga-samples per second (GSPS), the ADC12D1800 is 3.6 times faster than any other available 12-bit device. The ADC's dynamic performance of -147 dBm/Hz noise floor, 52 dB noise power ratio (NPR) and -61 dBFS intermodulation distortion (IMD) enables a new generation of software-defined radio (SDR) architectures and applications.

Single-SoC Solutions for Compact BTS and RRH Applications

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

DesignArt Networks has released the first two members of its next-generation DAN3000 open SoC family. With the DAN3400 and DAN3100 SoCs, DesignArt provides system vendors with a complete end-to-end development framework for any type of base station product, enabling single-SoC solutions ranging from picocell access points to large-scale distributed MacroBTS applications.

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FPGAs Break Through the Bandwidth Barrier While Lowering System Power and Cost

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altera Corporation announces its next-generation 28-nm Stratix® V FPGA family. Offering up to 1.6 Tbps of serial switching capability, Stratix V FPGAs leverage a myriad of new technologies and a leading-edge 28-nm process to reduce the cost and power of high-bandwidth applications. Manufactured on TSMC's 28-nm High-Performance (HP) process, the Stratix V FPGA family provides up to 1.

Small Form-Factor Power Architecture SoCs Target 1W Video-Enabled Consumer Devices

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation has released the APM801xx, a family of energy-efficient embedded processors providing one of the smallest form factors for a Power Architecture-based product. APM801xx product family supports high performance and a broad selection of peripherals for range of consumer devices from gateways, control panels and energy meters to network attached storage systems, consumer Wi-Fi access points, residential gateways, and...

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RJ45 Jack with Magnetic Filter and LED Light Pipes

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Y-Con®Jack-31, from Yamaichi, is a new RJ45 connector jack for PCB with integrated magnetic filter, and LED light pipes for the function display. The jack is particularly suited to industrial applications such as industrial Ethernet. The function principle of the integrated magnetic filter module definitely makes a decisive contribution to the signal conditioning, thanks to the galvanic separation (potential separation) and the additional...

Neutral Point Clamped Converter Modules Bridge Gap

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vincotech introduces two additional Neutral Point Clamped (NPC) converters in flow 1 housings. Two modules with 100A (10-F106NIA100SA-M135F) and 150A (10-F106NIA150SA-M136F), respectively, are available. Packaged in flow 1 housings measuring 82 mm by 38 mm and 17 mm in height, these two new modules bridge the gap between legacy NPC converter modules in flow 0 and flow 2 housings, which are also based on IGBT3 technology.

Switch-Mode Battery Chargers with Programmable JEITA Support for High System Safety

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Microelectronics has expanded its third-generation programmable battery charger integrated circuit (IC) family for single-cell Li-Ion, Li-Polymer, and Li-FePO4 powered systems. The SMB328A and SMB328B integrate the largest feature set in the industry, including compatibility with all relevant industry standards:  USB 2.

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PIM Modules Now Feature IGBT4 Chips Increasing Range

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vincotech, a supplier of module-based solutions for power electronics, today announced that it has added the latest technology to its range of MiniSKiiP® PIM modules. The new modules feature IGBT4 chips ranging from 8A, 1200 V to 100A, 1200V and come in three different housings. Featuring Infineon's latest IGBT4 chip technology for improved EMC, the new MiniSKiiP® PIM modules come in three sizes for motor drive applications ranging up to 30kW...

"Green" TCXO Meets Traditional OCXO Stabilities

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International's TX-402 Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator (TCXO) is part of the company's new "Green Products initiative". This latest TCXO delivers the performance of an Oven Controlled Crystal Oscillator (OCXO) with significant reductions in current consumption. The TX-402 consumes 15 times less current than an OCXO with comparable performance, making it ideal for applications that require the stability of some OCXOs but...

In-Line Vibration Transmitter

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc., announces the release of its Model 682A09 ICP® In-Line 4-20 mA Vibration Transmitter. The Model 682A09 installs in line with any industrial accelerometer and converts the vibration signal to a 4-20 mA velocity output that can be trended with today's PLC, DCS or SCADA control room systems.

Wireless Sensors for Energy Monitoring

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Onset's HOBO® ZW Series is a family of wireless data nodes for centralized monitoring of energy use and environmental conditions in buildings. HOBO ZW Series data nodes reduce the cost and complexity of data collection by measuring, recording and transmitting real-time energy use and environmental data – from dozens of points – to a central PC.

Energy-Efficient Processor Family Targets 1W Video-Enabled Consumer Devices

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Micro Circuits Corporation announces the APM8018x, a product family of energy-efficient embedded processors providing one of the industry's smallest form factors for Power Architecture-based product. The embedded processors are designed for a broad range of peripherals for energy-efficient consumer devices ranging from gateways, control panels and energy meters to network attached storage systems, consumer Wi-Fi access points, IP phones,...

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EMP Surface Mount Diode TVS Connectors Saves Space and Weight

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sabritec now offers transient protection solutions embedded within the connector shell utilizing surface mount (SMT) diodes. Using SMT diode technology allows for increased flexibility in the packaging of transient protection within the connector. This provides space and weight savings based on connector application requirements and addresses issues related to limited source availability of axially leaded components.

Tunable Inductors with Non-Magnetic Cores Available in a Complete Sample Kit

June 21, 2010 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The new JLC series of high-Q variable coils from Johanson Manufacturing, available from Richardson Electronics, offers a wide tuning range of 30 to 133 nH and self-resonant frequencies of 700 to 1500 MHz, which make them appropriate tuning devices for many RF applications. These coils also feature a non-magnetic core for use in MRI systems or other magnetically sensitive circuits.

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