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Blue Vector Brings RFID to Wireless Wide Area Networks

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Vector Systems announces the availability of its Mobile Edge Manager appliance. Incorporating wireless cellular data and WiFi network access, the Mobile Edge Manager adds data integration, local business logic processing and over-the-air reconfiguration to any RFID reader. The Mobile Edge Manager is an intelligent appliance which can be configured, monitored, and maintained remotely via the web....

Consumer Experience Management Suite

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Complete announces that it has given the industry a means to redefine the mobile consumer experience with the recent launch of its Consumer Experience Management Suite (CEMS) at CTIA Wireless. CEMS is an extendible Web-based platform designed to improve the end-to-end mobile consumer lifecycle from the pre-purchase stage all the way through the post-purchase stage....


Software Defined Radios Require a Thorough Trouble-shooting Strategy

April 16, 2007 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The added complexity of SDR design introduces a host of new problems not present in traditional wireless design. By Darren McCarthy, Tektronix, Inc. More than ever, radio frequency (RF) technologies are being developed for adaptation — adaptation to a crowded RF spectrum, adaptation to varying network conditions and adaptation to changing device usage....


NFC Tags Must Offer the Right Balance of Cost and Performance

April 16, 2007 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

With four NFC Forum-mandated tag types to choose from, designers need to consider the properties of each before committing to one type over another. Ian Keen, Innovision Research and Technology Plc. According to a recently-launched white paper — “Near Field Communication in the Real World — using the right NFC tag type for the right NFC application” — from Innovision Research & Technology Plc, NFC is ready for adoption ac...

Designing Wireless Products for the Home Healthcare Market

April 16, 2007 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Paul Williamson, Cambridge Consultants Wireless healthcare applications present some fascinating challenges for wireless design engineers and integrators. The adoption of wireless technology in healthcare is NFC technology could be used to improve the management of diabetes....

Flash LED Driver

April 13, 2007 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems launches the AS3685, a small, safe, simple and fully integrated 700 mA charge-pump-based flash LED driver. The AS3685 is a fully integrated charge-pump based flash LED driver offering 700 mA flash current and is targeted at camera flash applications in mobile phones. Designing LED based flash functions with currents in the 700 mA range has an impact on power consumption, especially in modern mobile phones which tend to i...

High-efficiency LED Drivers

April 13, 2007 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16819/MAX16820, high-efficiency LED drivers for architectural, industrial and automotive lighting applications that utilize high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB LEDs). The MAX16819 /MAX16820 HB LED drivers require just one external MOSFET and only a few passive components to power LEDs that need up to 3 A of current....

Express Smart Chassis Series

April 13, 2007 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. announces the addition of the GX7600 9-slot, PXI Express Smart chassis series and the GX7940 PXI Express controller to its family of PXI mainframes and controllers. The GX7600 Series mainframes are compact, 9-slot PXI Express chassis that can accommodate up to 8 instruments as well as an embedded single slot PXI Express controller such as the GX7940 or a PXI Express remote bus controller such as the ࡧ ...


Power Entry Modules for PCB Mounting

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s series DD21 and DD22 power entry modules have been conceptually designed for PCB mounting. The DD21 product is equipped with multiple functions including inlet connector, switching and fusing. In addition, the DD22 series offers standard or medical filter versions. The compact design of this series makes them suitable for use in low profile designs, especially 1RU enclosures for 19” racks, and IT and telecom infrastructures where...

Single Output Power Supplies

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lambda introduces a series of single-output 5 to 15 W AC/DC power supplies designed for direct mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB). Small and lightweight, the KPS series supplies are suitable for use in a wide variety of applications, such as process control, test-and-measurement and portable equipment....


Transistor Amplifier

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories announces the availability of a medium power SiGe HBT transistor amplifier from NEC. The 2 W NESG270034 is designed for two-way radio applications including FRS, GMRS and SMR, as well as for general UHF and ISM band applications. It delivers high gain with high collector efficiency, which helps to reduce DC power consumption in handheld and battery-powered products....

WCDMA Front-End Modules

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces its Intera™ family of front-end modules (FEM) that address wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) applications that support bands I, II, IV, V and VI. They simplify RF design, reduce critical board space through higher levels of integration, extend battery life, and they facilitate implementation within virtually any baseband architecture....

Infrared components

March 22, 2007 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces it has added three highly integrated, high-speed infrared components to its product line. A next-generation, large scale integration FIR (Fast Infrared)/VFIR (Very Fast Infrared) controller in a TFBGA package, the ASDL-7021 complements Avago’s portfolio of infrared IrDAÒ transceivers and IrSimple protocol software to provide design engineers with a comprehensive solution for high-speed wireless connectivity....


March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s second-generation FIN324C µSerDes-ULP series offers very low current consumption, eliminates the need for external timing reference devices and supports dual-displays. The device is designed to help designers save battery power, increase design flexibility and reduce part count in the latest cell phones, MP3 players and other small form-factor display applications....

NTP Card for Next-Generation Telecom Networks

March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Symmetricom, Inc. announces its carrier class, high performance NTP plug-in server card supporting QoS for next generation applications such as IPTV, Billing Record Management, QoS Measurement Systems and IP Service Level Agreements (SLA) monitoring. The carrier class NTP server card is fully integrated into the company’s TimeHub™ Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) system....


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