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Wi-Fi Access Point Shipments to Exceed 70 million by 2010

March 26, 2009 12:20 pm | Product Releases | Comments

In the latest update to ABI Research’s Wi-Fi Equipment Market Data, global access point shipments are forecast to exceed 70 million by 2010, of which an overwhelming 90% will be generated by the SOHO and consumer markets....

The Basics of RF and Microwave Switching Test Systems

March 25, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Understanding the key components of an RF and microwave switching test system will ensure overall signal and system integrity. By Dale Cigoy, Keithley Instruments, Inc. click to enlarge Figure 1. High-frequency electromechanical relay....


Integrated Power Factor Controller with Resonant Controller

March 19, 2009 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP1901 is an integrated circuit that combines both a power factor correction (PFC) controller and a resonant half-bridge controller in a single package. The high level of integration of the NCP1901 permits off-line adapters to be designed with minimal form factor while meeting worldwide efficiency standards....

34 to 37 GHz GaAs MMIC Power Amplifier Achieves 24% PAE

March 19, 2009 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. has released a GaAs MMIC high power amplifier (HPA) with +37 dBm pulsed saturated output power and 22 dB large signal gain. This HPA, identified as XP1073-BD, covers 34 to 37 GHz and achieves 24% power added efficiency (PAE). The device is well suited for millimeter-wave military, radar, satellite and weather applications....

Limiting Amplifier Suited to OC-192, 10 Gb/s Ethernet and Fiber Channel Receivers

March 19, 2009 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces the HMC750LP4E Limiting Amplifier that is designed to support data transmission rates up to 12.5 Gb/s and can operate over a wide range of input voltage levels while providing a constant-level differential output voltage swing. Appropriate for meeting the rigorous requirements of OC-192 receivers, 10 Gb/s Ethernet and fiber channel receivers, the HMC750LP4E also functions well in broadband test & mea...

SP3T Switch Helps Miniaturize Designs

March 19, 2009 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engineers looking for ways to miniaturize their designs will be interested in NEC’s low-cost UPG2404T6Q SP3T (Single Pole Triple Throw) GaAs MMIC Switch. Available now in an ultra-miniature, RoHS-compliant, 1.35 x 2.0 x 0.37 mm 10-pin TSSON package, the UPG2404T6Q makes a good high power, band-selection device for triple mode CDMA/PCS/GPS cellular phones....

Low-Crosstalk 2 mm Hard-Metric Socket Connector

March 19, 2009 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

3M unveiled a new Ultra Hard Metric (UHM) Socket Connector engineered to deliver more than 7 Gb/s backplane performance for systems based on 2 mm hard-metric connectors. System design engineers working with 2 mm hard-metric-based designs, such as VME or CompactPCI, can now significantly increase overall system performance while preserving their existing investment....


Synthesizers… Customized to Meet your Requirements

March 19, 2009 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits has released a new catalog highlighting their comprehensive line of Synthesizer products ranging from 56 to 6010 MHz. Let the Mini-Circuits design team create a custom frequency synthesizer tailored to your requirements. Mini-Circuits will review your requirements and, following technical discussions between your engineers and Mini-Circuits designers, they will work closely with you to create final specifications that meet or ...

Femto Mass Market Mobilization

March 16, 2009 7:03 am | Articles | Comments

By Todd Mersch, Continuous Computing So here we are in the second half of 2008 — why are femtocells not more widely deployed in our homes? When are we finally going to get five bars in the family room? And what’s keeping us from quicker YouTube downloads in our kitchens? click to enlarge Figure 1.


Silicon Clocks Announces MEMS Temperature Stability Breakthrough

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Clocks announced its breakthrough CMEMS-ZeroThermal™ passive temperature compensation technology that enables MEMS resonators to exhibit comparable temperature stability to quartz crystals, while simplifying oscillator design and reducing power and circuit size. First-generation MEMS oscillator solutions use resonators whose frequency varies quickly in response to temperature variations, typ.

Platform Enables Voice-Based Web Interaction During Phone Calls

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ditech Networks announced that it will soon launch mStage, a network-based platform for mobile carriers that allows the Web to become part of a voice conversation via its open API. The platform will enable mobile subscribers to use their voice, as well as their thumbs, to interact with web applications, including checking e-mail, communicating with social networks, and researching local entertainment.

3-D Camera Tech Reduces Mobile Phone Design Footprint

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies’ CameraCube™ technology, a 3-D reflowable total camera solution, combines the functionality of a single-chip image sensor, embedded image processor and wafer-level optics into a single 2.5 × 2.9 × 2.5 mm package for mobile phones. The initial 2 devices using the tech, the OVM6680 (400 x 400) and OVM7690 (VGA), are available now.

Bluetooth Software Stack Addresses Automotive Telematics Apps

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sybase iAnywhere and Marvell Semiconductor are collaborating in developing an embedded Bluetooth software stack for wireless communication utilizing 802.11 Alternate MAC/PHY technology. This new iAnywhere® Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit), along with support for the Marvell 88W8688 WLAN plus Bluetooth single chip solution and future Marvell devices, is being designed to help speed new automotive telematics applications to market.


Test Solution for Next-Generation PHS

March 9, 2009 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces test solutions that support next-generation PHS (XGP: eXtended Global Platform) to help ensure the successful rollout of XGP in the marketplace. Three software packages have been developed for use with Anritsu’s MS269xA Signal Analyzers and MG3700A Vector Signal Generator to offer designers and manufacturers of XGP mobile devices, base stations, and devices a test solution to ensure the performance of their produc...


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