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LNA and Power Detector Support Broadband Applications

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces its low noise amplifier and a 54 dB log detector/controller which are suitable for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G, military and test and measurement equipment applications between 100 MHz and 2.9 GHz. The HMC713MS8(E) Logarithmic Detector/Controller is fabricated in a SiGe BiCMOS process, and it converts RF signals at its input to a proportional output DC voltage....

Open-Air Resistors Isolate Hotspots from PC Boards

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics IRC expands its OARS-3 Series of open-air current sense resistors. These metal alloy strip resistors feature a flameproof open-air surface mount design, providing optimal thermal temperature cycling and allowing the resistors to operate to power ratings of at least 3 W. Although the part was originally specified for a maximum of 3 W at 70 C, it is capable of handling to 4 W under ambient conditions and without forced air....

MicroTCA Platform Supports up to 12 Standard Modules

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduces its Model OM6120, a powerful cost-optimized MicroTCA platform that supports up to 12 standard compliant AdvancedMC (AMC) modules. The compact platform brings optimal performance and versatility to a range of quad-play telecom applications and high bandwidth datacom applications. Cost optimization is due to its streamlined design that includes power management and fan control on the backplane and pluggable power supply uni...

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250 mA LDO Withstands 80 V Input

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces its high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of its LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80 V. The MP grade device is offered in the TSSOP package, and it operates from -55°C to +125°C junction temperature....

GPS Grade TCXOs Feature Enable/Disable Function

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDK America, Inc. announces its NT2016SB series, an SMD TCXO measuring 2.0 1.6 mm with a height of 0.8 mm maximum. These oscillators exhibit a tight frequency stability of 0.5 ppm over the a broad operating temperature range. They are available in custom frequencies and in the standard popular frequencies of (16....

Electromagnetic Simulation Tool Promises Engineering Efficiency

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Remcom releases its XFdtd 7.0 (XF7), an electromagnetic simulation tool for antenna design and analysis, biological EM analysis, microwave circuit design and other EM simulation applications. It marks a departure from other standard 3D EM solvers with a simplified and streamlined user interface, cross-platform functionality and several time-saving features....

PFC Controller Delivers Over 96% Efficiency

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor debuts its Model FAN9612 boundary-conduction mode (BCM) interleaving power factor correction (PFC) controller that provides over 96% power conversion efficiency for AC/DC power supplies. Applications include power supplies for digital TVs, desktop and entry-level server computers, front-end telecom systems and industrial power systems rated from 100 to 1,000 W....

Sensor Switches Reduce Power Consumption

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diodes Incorporated introduces its micro-power AH1802 and AH1888, two low-voltage, omnipolar, Hall-Effect sensor switches that reduce power consumption in battery-powered hand-held devices, and they simplify production processes. Applications include contact-less lid or display orientation and position detection tasks in notebooks, mobile phones, digital still cameras and camcorders....

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Mini MMIC Amplifier Delivers 38 dB Gain

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini MMIC amplifier California Eastern Laboratories announces its Model UPC3236TK NEC medium power silicon amplifier that delivers 38 dB of gain flat from 250 MHz to 2.6 GHz, making it suitable for use as a wideband IF amplifier in DBS LNB down converters. With its high linearity and optimal reverse isolation, this amplifier is also useful as a wideband gain block or as a buffer amplifier following a VCO....

Cable Accessories Benefit Aluminum and Copper Cables

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Andrew division of CommScope, Inc. introduces upgraded cable accessories. The SnapStak stackable snap-in hangers, Compact Weathershield weatherproofing kits, Universal SureGround grounding kits and galvanized grounding bars work with both HELIAX 2.0 FXL aluminum and AVA copper coaxial cables. Operators with limited tower space will appreciate stacking either aluminum or copper cables with SnapStak hangers in lieu of tower extension part...

Quad VGA Provides 24 dB Gain Range

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) introduces its AD8264 quad-channel VGA (variable-gain amplifier), a highly integrated device for PET (positron emission tomography) scanners, communication systems and advanced video equipment. It integrates four ADC drivers, enabling the reduction of the printed-circuit board area and layout simplification by replacing eight components with a single device....

ADS Software Features Co-Design Capabilities

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its ADS 2009 advanced design system (ADS) for high-frequency/high-speed co-design of integrated circuits (IC), packages and boards. This electronic design automation (EDA) release helps system designers work with a single EDA platform to share simulation models and minimize design rework, costs and delays in communications product design....

Mobile WiMAX Solutions, Moving the Momentum Forward

March 27, 2009 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA), a global leader in WiMAX-compliant broadband wireless technology, has released a white paper describing the technical challenges faced by mobile product developers and semiconductor vendors in using Mobile WiMAX solutions to meet growing broadband demand....

Understanding Power Factor and Input Current Harmonics in Switched Mode Power Supplies

March 27, 2009 7:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Alan Gobbi, TDI Power The proliferation of AC-DC switched mode power supplies has resulted in strict limits being imposed on AC input current power factor and harmonic content. The electronic system designer must take these into account in developing hardware requirements. A sound understanding of typical power factor correction circuit performance and dynamics as a function of line and load will aid in this task....

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