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RF Power LDMOS Reduces Power Requirements

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

Freescale Semiconductor introduces its next generation of laterally diffused metal oxide semiconductor (LDMOS) RF power transistors for reduced power consumption in cellular transmitters. This high-voltage (HV8) RF Power LDMOS technology meets the demands of high-data rate applications such as W-CDMA and WiMAX, as well as emerging standards such as LTE and multicarrier GSM....

1 V Oscillators Provide Low Current Consumption

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

Fox Electronics expands its line of small form factor, low voltage oscillators with the 1 V F200 Series in a 2.5 x 2.0 mm package, and a standby function that reduces the oscillator's current consumption to five µA for more efficient power usage. The oscillator's low current draw of 2.5 mA across the 1....

Renewable Energy Kit Features Power Output of 45 W

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

Texas Instruments unveils its C2000 Renewable Energy Developer's Kit that is a scaled down version of a digitally controlled DC/AC inverter. With a maximum power output of 45 W, the EVM board is capable of syncing to an external AC line and managing a back-up battery. The EVM board provides all the necessary current and voltage measurements to necessary to implement advanced algorithms such as maximum power point tracking....

Power MOSFET Technology Achieves RDS(ON) of 0.079 W

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

STMicroelectronics announces its MDmesh V technology that will enable a new generation of 650 V silicon power MOSFETs with RDS(ON) reaching below 0.079 in compact power packages to deliver efficiency and power density. These devices target power-conversion systems where small size and low energy consumption are major goals for design engineers....

Dual-Band Transmit Modules for Emerging Market Handsets

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

RF Micro Devices, Inc. introduces its RF716x family of dual-band (EGSM900/DCS1800 or GSM850/PCS1900) GSM/GPRS transmit modules. This product family meets the front end requirements of emerging markets handsets, including reduced solution size, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection. Each transmit module (TxM) in the product family is class 12 compliant, featuring two symmetrical (interchangeable) receive (Rx) ports for ease of routin...

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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...

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....

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