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Synthesizers… Customized to Meet your Requirements

March 19, 2009 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits has released a new catalog highlighting their comprehensive line of Synthesizer products ranging from 56 to 6010 MHz. Let the Mini-Circuits design team create a custom frequency synthesizer tailored to your requirements. Mini-Circuits will review your requirements and, following technical discussions between your engineers and Mini-Circuits designers, they will work closely with you to create final specifications that meet or ...

Femto Mass Market Mobilization

March 16, 2009 7:03 am | Articles | Comments

By Todd Mersch, Continuous Computing So here we are in the second half of 2008 — why are femtocells not more widely deployed in our homes? When are we finally going to get five bars in the family room? And what’s keeping us from quicker YouTube downloads in our kitchens? click to enlarge Figure 1.

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Silicon Clocks Announces MEMS Temperature Stability Breakthrough

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Clocks announced its breakthrough CMEMS-ZeroThermal™ passive temperature compensation technology that enables MEMS resonators to exhibit comparable temperature stability to quartz crystals, while simplifying oscillator design and reducing power and circuit size. First-generation MEMS oscillator solutions use resonators whose frequency varies quickly in response to temperature variations, typ.

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Platform Enables Voice-Based Web Interaction During Phone Calls

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ditech Networks announced that it will soon launch mStage, a network-based platform for mobile carriers that allows the Web to become part of a voice conversation via its open API. The platform will enable mobile subscribers to use their voice, as well as their thumbs, to interact with web applications, including checking e-mail, communicating with social networks, and researching local entertainment.

3-D Camera Tech Reduces Mobile Phone Design Footprint

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies’ CameraCube™ technology, a 3-D reflowable total camera solution, combines the functionality of a single-chip image sensor, embedded image processor and wafer-level optics into a single 2.5 × 2.9 × 2.5 mm package for mobile phones. The initial 2 devices using the tech, the OVM6680 (400 x 400) and OVM7690 (VGA), are available now.

Bluetooth Software Stack Addresses Automotive Telematics Apps

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sybase iAnywhere and Marvell Semiconductor are collaborating in developing an embedded Bluetooth software stack for wireless communication utilizing 802.11 Alternate MAC/PHY technology. This new iAnywhere® Blue SDK (Software Developer Kit), along with support for the Marvell 88W8688 WLAN plus Bluetooth single chip solution and future Marvell devices, is being designed to help speed new automotive telematics applications to market.

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Test Solution for Next-Generation PHS

March 9, 2009 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces test solutions that support next-generation PHS (XGP: eXtended Global Platform) to help ensure the successful rollout of XGP in the marketplace. Three software packages have been developed for use with Anritsu’s MS269xA Signal Analyzers and MG3700A Vector Signal Generator to offer designers and manufacturers of XGP mobile devices, base stations, and devices a test solution to ensure the performance of their produc...

One Platform for all LTE UE R&D Development Needs

March 9, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

If you’re developing LTE UE designs, see how Agilent’s E6620A will help you meet stringent time-to-market schedules and design quality goals. From early protocol development through RF conformance test and interoperability test, the E6620A is a powerful, scalable platform. It uses a common 3GPP-compliant LTE protocol stack for solutions across the entire R&D lifecycle to shorten design cycles and ensure the highest quality LTE UE desig...

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Spectrum Analyzers Feature Large-signal Immunity

March 9, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Featuring a DANL of less than -148 dBm (1 Hz) at 13 GHz and less than -144 dBm (1 Hz) at 30 GHz, as well as a third order intercept of 15 dBm, 2 signal and spectrum analyzers (13.6 GHz and 30 GHz) from Rohde & Schwarz feature large-signal immunity. With a removable hard drive and USB interfaces that can be deactivated, the analyzers feature an analysis bandwidth of 40 MHz....

Oscilloscope and DSA Trigger Rapidly

March 9, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing support on all channels simultaneously for bandwidth, memory, sample rate, and waveform capture rate, the DPO70000B Digital Phosphor Oscilloscope (DPO) and DSA70000B Digital Serial Analyzer (DSA) Series from Tektronix are presented as having the fastest available hardware-based pattern triggering for advanced serial data bus speeds at rates up to 5 Gb/s....

New Features for 7100 LTE Handset Tester as LTE Goes Global

March 9, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

With LTE (3G Long Term Evolution) fast becoming a global phenomenon, Aeroflex has announced that it plans to dramatically accelerate the roll out of the major new features planned for 2009 for its recently launched Aeroflex 7100 Digital Radio Test Set for LTE mobile device test. The accelerated roll out of new features for the Aeroflex 7100 during 2009 relates to LTE/CDMA2000 inter-working, LTE/UTRAN & GERAN handover, TD-LTE mode and LTE mo...

MicroTCA for Mil/Aero Emerges

March 9, 2009 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Clayton Tucker, Emerson Network Power; and Bob Sullivan, Hybricon click to enlarge Figure 1. The MicroTCA specification provides system design flexibility, allowing the footprint to take on a wide variety of forms. In military and aerospace design, the push is underway to replace proprietary architectures with COTS systems that can successfully integrate high de...

Agilent Wins More Than 20 Annual Product Awards for Electronic Design, Measurement

March 9, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announced it has been awarded more than 20 industry awards for its electronic design and measurement products since December 2008. The annual awards recognize what each of these publications and organizations consider the most unique and innovative technologies, applications, products and services in the market....

High-Capacity Solution Provides NLOS Backhaul for HSPA, WiMAX and LTE Networks

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DesignArt Networks recently unveiled a NLOS backhaul product for mobile infrastructure. The company brings to market high-capacity, SLA-grade, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) PtP and PtMP wireless backhaul capability, appropriate to connect new cellular sites. This backhaul solution is a turn-key software application for the DAN2400 open SoC platform, resulting in ultra-compact, single-chip solutions that are suited for wall-side, pole-mounted or ...

Extended Platforms Address MIPS-intensive LTE Wireless Standard

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has developed the 1.2 GHz TMS320TCI6487, a three-core DSP running at 3.6 GHz coupled with a powerful software library that delivers the performance necessary to support LTE algorithms. OEMs can add new features and more complex algorithms to current basestation platforms without designing a new board....

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