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UMTS/HSDPA and CDMA-dualband Modules

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Communications’ UMTS/HSDPAUC864 module provides high-speed connectivity while maintaining physical compatibility to its GSM/GPRS complementary, the GC864. The UC864 provides an instant upgrade path for applications benefiting from higher data rates and is EDGE-compatible. Also released is the CC864-Dual, a CDMA-1XRTT wireless module designed to have the same form, fit and function as its GSM/GPRS counterpart product, the GC864....

High Efficiency DC/DC Converters

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8640Y/ MAX8640Z, small 500 mA, high-efficiency step-down DC/DC converters in a SC70 package. These devices are suitable for applications where small size, high efficiency and low output ripple are priorities. They utilize a proprietary switching scheme to reduce external component size and draw only 24 mA of quiescent current, thus providing desirable light-load efficiency....

Smart Antennas for MIMO Devices

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Airgain Inc. introduces its first smart antennas for MIMO devices, the Airgain MaxBeam65N and MaxBeam80N. Compatible with a variety of MIMO chipsets from leading manufacturers, these smart antennas double signal strength and receive sensitivity, dramatically increasing throughput over standard dipole antenna configurations in 802....

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Reference Design Kit

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sigma Designs announces the Mini-PCI Windeo® Reference Design Kit that enables consumer electronics OEM and ODM companies to develop digital entertainment products featuring wireless capability for in-home HD audio/video distribution. The Windeo Reference Design delivers reliable non-line-of-sight wireless link and extended range with its Intelligent Array Radio™ technology that supports multiple antennas....

Broadband-Enabled Televisions to Reach 162 Million by 2011

February 13, 2007 11:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

A surge in the availability of high-quality Web-based video content and the proliferation of solutions that network-enabled TVs will usher in a new wave of television viewing, one defined less by walled garden PayTV operators and more by open access and a variety of highly-specialized niche content....

Using a Wireless Network Analyzer to Debug a ZigBee Protocol System

February 13, 2007 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

by Kim Otten, Microchip Technology Inc. Messages and beacons that appear when a device joins a ZigBee Protocol network can reveal some interesting facts. The short range wireless networking market is set click to enlarge Figure 1: When you fire up the ZENA Wireless Network Analyzer, messages similar to these should appear when a device joins the network....

Unlicensed Communications Products and the FCC

February 12, 2007 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deploy Carefully — the Network You Save Could be Your Own by Frederick M. Joyce, Esq. and Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Esq., Venable LLP During the past two decades, the Federal Communications Commission has made substantial strides in encouraging the deployment of unlicensed communications networks, that is, low-power radio frequency (RF) services that are operated without FCC licenses....

Ceramic Capacitor

February 9, 2007 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX announces a ceramic capacitor that virtually eliminates the risk of short-circuit failure. Terminated with the award-winning FLEXITERM™ technology introduced last year, FLEXISAFE™ capacitors absorb shock and prevent internal cracking due to board flexure and temperature cycling damage. FLEXISAFE components are also structured with a cascade electrode design (effectively 2 capacitors in series within one MLCC) that protects the ceramic capacitor from low insulation resistance failure that may result from thermal stress, repetitive strike ESD and placement damage.

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Wire-Free Power Technology

February 9, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

WildCharge, Inc. (www.wildcharge.com) today unveiled a safe, wire-free electric power technology that eliminates user need to constantly plug in mobile electronic devices for electric power. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based WildCharge has developed and is now commercializing its technology that empowers mobile users with a convenient, efficient and productive way to charge and power mobile electronic devices....

Industry Taps FusionDM for Enabling Mobile Internet Services

February 9, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bitfone Corporation announces the availability of its FusionDM solution which gives operators and manufacturers valuable real-time OTA access of subscribers' phones to reduce complexity and accelerate the adoption of advanced mobile Internet services. FusionDM is available as either a turn-key hosted service or licensable software and gives mobile operators and manufacturers detailed insight and low-level control of their field handsets ...

WIFI RF Interference Tool helps University Deliver a "Forum Publics"

February 9, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

At the University of Richmond, students matter. In fact, the University of Richmond recently installed a campus-wide wireless network, consisting of nearly 600 access points, to make it easier for students to work and communicate. And to keep their RF environment clean and clear, the University of Richmond uses Cognio’s Spectrum Expert....

Bluetooth Development Tool Helps Cut the Size and Cost of Innovative Headset for Hard-of-Hearing

February 9, 2007 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

A powerful Bluetooth development tool has helped Sound ID to commercialize an innovative headset for the hard of hearing, which employs wireless communications to link an in-ear module with a remote microphone. The xIDE software development kit from Cambridge Consultants allowed Sound ID to eliminate the need for a separate microprocessor in its in-ear headset, by fully exploiting the 'free' processor that comes as part of the Bluetooth c...

Three-Way Power Divider

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microlab/FXR announces its three-way power divider that covers the WiFi and WiMAX signals in the 5,150 to 5,850 MHz band. It incorporates an air-line construction that provides low loss with a minimum of 19 dB isolation, and good input and output VSWR. Standard power rating for use as a divider is 10 W, but there is an option for 100 W....

Audio Power Amplifiers

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduces its NCP2892 and NCP2990 1.3 W audio amplifiers that feature fast turn-on time and minimal power consumption. They are designed for portable communication devices requiring quality audio. The NCP2892 is optimized to eliminate pop-and-click noise with differential audio input, while the NCP2990 demonstrates the same zero pop noise feature with single-ended audio input....

Small Form Factor SDR Development Platform

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. announces its Small Form Factor (SFF) Software Defined Radio (SDR) Development Platform that allows the development and optimization of radio designs for low power operation. The RF-to-baseband platform provides the capability to jumpstart radio waveform development including complete hardware, operating software and middleware stack....

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