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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....

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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....

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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....

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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....

Serializer/Deseriealizer

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....

Cost Reduction Methodology for FPGA Families

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

Lattice Semiconductor introduces the FreedomChip™ cost reduction methodology for its Extreme Performance LatticeSC and LatticeSCM (LatticeSC/M) FPGA families. The price of selected high-volume LatticeSC/M FPGA designs can be reduced from 30% to 75% by converting to the pin compatible Lattice FreedomChip device with a fully integrated, seamless design methodology....

Single Instrument Addresses Baseband and IF Test Needs

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

Tektronix, Inc. introduces the AWG5000 Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG). With a single AWG5000, users are able to generate high-resolution signals for testing both analog and digital baseband and intermediate frequency (IF) circuits in mixed-signal devices, increasing test efficiency and reducing costs....

Integrated Platform

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

Xilinx, Inc. announces the release of its 65 nm Virtex™-5 SXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) optimized for high-performance digital signal processing (DSP). The SXT platform delivers 352 GMACs at 550 MHz, while consuming 35% less dynamic power as compared to previous 90 nm generation devices, and is one of the first DSP-optimized FPGA families to integrate serial transceivers....

Bluetooth Chip and Reference Design

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

CSR announces a Bluetooth chip and reference design that dramatically reduces the cost of Bluetooth headsets. BlueVOX-QFN enables the use of a low-cost, two-layer, single-sided PCB. This means lower overall cost, faster PCB design time and simpler manufacturing than alternative solutions which require PCBs with four or more layers....

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