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Internal Structure Allows ESR Values to be Set

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced that it has developed a multilayer ceramic chip capacitor with a new internal structure that allows Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) values to be set to any value within a specified range, stabilizes ESR values, and can control circuit impedance (alternating current resistance)....

Capacitors Provide the Integration of RF-MEMS Capacitors on CMOS

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

WiSpry, Inc. recently announced its product family of MEMS tunable digital capacitors. These products integrate low-power CMOS control and voltage generation logic with an array of tunable RF-MEMS digital capacitors to provide customers with an ultra linear, digitally programmable, variable capacitance solution on a single silicon die....

Film capacitors X2 Series for up to 45 µF

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its new B3292*E/F series, EPCOS now offers X2 safety class capacitors with capacitances up to 45 µF. The components were developed for across-the-line applications at 305V AC and 110ºC, and are approved to IEC 60384-14, UL1283 and CSA 22.2 No. 8. The B3292*E/F series makes it possible to design EMI filters with a single 45 µF capacitor....


Capacitor's Symmetrical Design Reduces ESL to 1 nH

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its TPM Series to include D and low profile Y case size multi-anode ‘mirror’ configuration tantalum capacitors. Appropriate for telecommunication infrastructure, networking, servers, and military and aerospace applications, the TPM mirror tantalum capacitor delivers low self-in ductance (ESL) and lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) in a small package....

One Device Provides the Capacitance of Two Typical 0402 Components

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s AMK105BJ475MV multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) is designed for decoupling power-line circuits in high-performance ICs used in cell phones, digital still cameras and other battery-powered portable electronics. The AMK105BJ is a MLCC that achieves a capacitance rating of 4.7 µF in the 1....

Wet Tantalum High-Energy Capacitor with Low ESR of 0.035 W

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay HE3 represents a major breakthrough in wet tantalum capacitor technology by utilizing Vishay's SuperTan® hybrid cathode technology in combination with industry-leading anode designs. Its design features a unique double seal for improved reliability and performance, while providing a capacitance range of 3300 µF to 72000 µF, one of the highest capacitances per unit volume of any wet tantalum capacitor, and a low ESR of 0....

Technology Powers Wireless Greenhouse of the Future

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in battery-free communication technology for wireless sense and control applications, announces that Kronos has selected GreenPeak’s low-power wireless mesh networking technology for one of their wireless terminals. Hortimax, a Kronos VAR (value added reseller), is active in greenhouse harvesting management systems....

Exciting Times Ahead for MicroTCA

June 16, 2008 10:53 am | Articles | Comments

Howard M. Glassman, Director of Business Development, Communications GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms The PICMG MicroTCA .0 specification was ratified almost exactly two years ago, and, since then, the MicroTCA platform has captured significant interest. It has often been viewed primarily as a telecommunications platform, but it has also seen success in the military/defense, medical and commercial markets and in industrial automation.


Fixed Attenuators Feature Frequency Range of DC-6 GHz

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trilithic’s RF & Microwave Components Division releases its XFP-6 series of 2 W fixed attenuators. The series features a frequency range of DC-6 GHz with attenuation values from 1 dB to 40 dB. VSWR is optimal and specified at 1.25:1. The attenuation accuracy is typically ± 0.5 dB depending on the dB value....

Linear Amplifier Powers EGSM WCDMA Networks

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

ANADIGICS, Inc. announces its AWT6281 HELP3 WCDMA linear power amplifier for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks. This amplifier extends the operating time of 3G handsets and data cards which is critical for successful operation using high speed packet access (HSPA) networks....

OEM Mixed Language Simulator for FPGA Design

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces an agreement that will deliver an OEM FPGA mixed language simulator. Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with the ispLEVER design tool suite, providing mixed language simulation (VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog), co-simulation with Simulink from The MathWorks and simulation support for Lattice encrypted IP Cores....

Linux Eases Development of Advanced Capabilities for Smart Wireless Devices

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Articles | Comments

From a designer's point of view, managing the integration of smart wireless devices while maintaining time to market schedules and project budgets can be a challenge. Unlike the low-cost cell phone market, where products boast few bells and whistles beyond the ability to make and receive calls, smart wireless devices are all about features.

Wideband Power Amplifier Modules Cover 10 MHz to 15 GHz

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Link Microtek Ltd. introduces two MMIC-based connectorized power amplifier modules that are suitable for broadband instrumentation, test equipment and communications applications. Manufactured by Hittite Microwave Corporation, Models HMC-C037 and HMC-C036 are GaAs PHEMT 0.5 W power amplifiers that operate over the 10 MHz to 15 GHz frequency range....

MIMO RF Transceiver Performs in WiMAX Applications

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2839 single-chip, 2.3 to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that uses a dual-receiver architecture to mitigate RF channel fading, thereby increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by as much as 10 dB compared to a single-receiver architecture. This improved performance maximizes the data throughput and radio-link range of nomadic and mobile WiMAX subscriber applications in notebook computers...

Security System Offers Protection for FPGA Designs

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products unveils its 1-Wire secure memory devices that add additional security to designs using the Altera Cyclone III and Cyclone II FPGA families. These secure memory devices incorporate the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), a thoroughly scrutinized public hash protocol developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the 1-Wire interface....


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