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Contactless Smartcard Readers

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Indala introduces the FlexSmart™ series, a range of 13.56 MHz contactless Smart Card solutions, from the DESFire ISO 14443A high security Government Smart Card (GSC)-compliant reader range to the MIFARE® ISO 14443A to entry-level ISO 15693 readers. Features include full sector/file programmability, encryption key management and outputs such as Wiegand and ABA Track 2....

Signal Conditioning Module

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

VXI Technology announces the VT1522A low-pass filter Signal Conditioning Plug-on (SCP) module. Each VT1522A features eight individual channels of 100 Hz low-pass filter operation for use with the VT1413C, VT1415A and VT1419A series of scanning A/D converters. The VT1522A can be combined with a selection of complementary SCP modules to provide proper signal conditioning for a variety of transducer inputs including thermocouples, thermistors,...

Processing Board

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek customers can now boost signal bandwidth with the model 6826 VME A/D converter board. The Model 6826 features single- or dual-channel data acquisition at 2 GHz samples/second with 10-bit resolution using the Atmel AT84AS008 A/D device. The board’s ability to accept either single-ended or differential inputs preserves signal integrity across a variety of analog signal sources....

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Chip-on-Glass

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 128x64 COG version offers a construction that is 6 mm thick, including an LED backlight The design includes an FPC interface for easy mating with standard ZIF-type connectors. The removing of metallic bezels and bulky PCB results in weight reduction for portable devices. The display features contrast ratios of 9:1 and extended temperature ranges from – 20° C to +70° C....

Wireless I/O System

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact offers the RAD-ISM-900-XD-BUS, a bi-directional multipoint-to-point wireless I/O system. The design allows user flexibility in bringing multiple channels of I/O from up to eight remote locations back to one master station. The bi-directional feature enables the use of these devices in monitoring and control applications and eliminates cable and conduit for analog and digital signals in harsh industrial environments....

DSP Module Software

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announced the NI LabVIEW DSP Module, which includes tools for designing, implementing and analyzing DSP-based algorithms and systems. The LabVIEW DSP Module extends the LabVIEW graphical development environment to embedded signal processing applications and offers engineering students an easy-to-use, hands-on approach to learning key signal processing techniques....

Improving Wireless Voice Quality with ADM Part I

June 30, 2005 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

While ADM is a mature modulation technique and has been around for a while, pressure on cost and times to market breathes new life into this modulation scheme. By Ron Hunter Glossary of acronyms 3B4B — an encoding scheme that translates 3-bit bytes into 4-bit coded words using running disparity....

ATCA Power Design

June 30, 2005 8:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

ATCA power systems offer a number of advantages over traditional – 48 V power rails. Among them are higher reliability, open specifications and individual circuit packs. Since the completion of the PICMG® 3.0 specification two years ago, the ATCA systems built on this specification have seen a rapid adoption by OEMs, TEMs and carriers....

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Mobile IP - The New Wave in Networking Cabaility

June 26, 2005 6:47 am | by G. Hudson Gilmer, Avici Systems | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile IP is set to be one of the great enablers of the 21st century. This ubiquitous deployment of Mobile IP means today's designers and engineers must be up to speed on its basics.|By Urban Lindegren Glossary of acronyms aFA — anchor Foreign Agent ATM — Asynchronous Transfer Mode BET — Bi-directional Edge Tunnel DHCP — Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ...

An Innovative Approach to Faster RFIC Transmitter Design

June 26, 2005 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transmitter designs continue to evolve at a blazing pace, in both complexity and integration. In today's competitive wireless environment, accurate and efficient transmitter design isn't an option — it's a must. By Andy Howard Glossary of acronyms 802.11 — IEEE specifications for wireless LAN technology that apply to an over-the-air interface between a wireless client and a basestation or between two ...

Evolution of True Software Defined Radio

June 26, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

SDR provides a qualitative leap in frequency agility and protocol standard independence, and solves the problem of system incompatibility in a highly fragmented communication environment.|By Ron Hickling, Oleg Panfilov, Tony Turgeon, and Michael Yagi Cognitive radio systems in general, and TSR products in particular, soon may revolutionize telecommunications....

Protecting Your Personal Space

June 8, 2005 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Every now and then (actually, more now than then in today’s high tech world) someone comes up with an idea, concept or device that is just what the doctor ordered. What I’m going to talk about in this column is one of those ideas/concepts/devices whose time has certainly come....

Microwave Components Catalog

June 6, 2005 12:02 pm | News | Comments

This CD catalog contains over 2000 pages of Miteq's component product lines including amplifiers, IF signal processing and microwave control products, mixers and low noise receiver front ends, fiber optic products, frequency multipliers, frequency generation products, passive power components, integrated microwave assemblies and communication systems.

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Online Guide

June 6, 2005 12:02 pm | News | Comments

Flomerics introduces a step-by-step guide that integrates thermal and EMC design to help designers identify and resolve system-level electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues. This online guide recognizes that most new electronic products fail first-time EMC testing because manufacturers don’t usually evaluate system-level EMC performance prior to the prototype phase.

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Short-Form Catalog

June 6, 2005 12:02 pm | News | Comments

Pulse announces the Pulse 2005 Short-Form Catalog. The Pulse 2005 Short-Form Catalog features Pulse’s product offerings from the worldwide telecom, LAN, power, military/aerospace and consumer divisions. New for 2005 are sections on featured products, consumer products and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance.

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