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Mobile Protocol Test System

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

Aeroflex, Inc. announces its 6401 AIME 3G mobile protocol test system. The device integrates RF-based radio channel emulation methods by integrating them at baseband. Applying the time varying radio channel characteristics digitally, facilitates high accuracy combined with repeatability, essential for thorough testing of the physical layer of 3 G devices....

200 MIPS Microcontroller

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

Atmel® Corporation has announced its 200 MIPS ARM926EJ-STM–based microcontroller that overcomes the bottlenecks engendered by graphically-interfaced, data-intensive applications such as networked medical monitoring equipment and GPS navigation systems. It uses 27 DMA channels including the company’s 18-channel peripheral DMA controller (PDC), a nine layer bus matrix, and two additional busses for data- and instruction-tightly-coupled-mem...


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

Flomerics introduces version 7.5 of its MicroStripes 3D EM simulation for RF/microwave and antenna design which integrates with Applied Wave Research's (AWR®) Microwave Office® circuit design software. This version enables users to import any desired excitation waveform during the modeling process, run the simulation and evaluate the results without any additional post-processing, making it possible, for example, to simulate the effect of a...



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

NEC’s NE350184C Hetero-Junction FET delivers typical noise figures of 0.70 dB with 13.5 dB associated gain at 20 GHz. Suitable for use as a front-end first stage LNA, the low noise performance of the device can improve overall system sensitivity, while the high gain helps mask noise contributed by the second stage amplifier....

Equity for All

February 2, 2007 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The debate about America’s telecommunications future will continue in 2007. U.S. Representatives, Senators and FCC Commissioners will take another look at the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and laws governing communications services, including wireless. An indication that things may be heading in a positive direction was the recent introduction of the Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Act of 2007, introduced on January 4th in the 110th Congress....

Ultrawideband Mobile Solutions

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alereon, Inc. and Stonestreet One, Inc. announce a wireless USB solution for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows CE embedded platforms. The solution consists of the Alereon AL4000 Wireless USB chipset, including the newly introduced AL4300 Wireless USB Media Access Controller/BaseBand Processor powered by Stonestreet One’s UltraSuite™ for Windows Mobile software and device drivers....

Chip Meets v2.0+EDR Specification

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces the qualification of a Class 1 Bluetooth single-chip solution. Available in 4 3 4 mm WLCSP or 6 3 6 mm VFBGA packages, BlueCore5-FM features a connectivity of up to 3 Mb/s and output power of +10 dBM. This allows the device to easily cover the 100 m range required for a Class 1 Bluetooth radio without the need for an external amplifier — all within a PCB footprint of 39....

No Need for More Complex Processors

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

A development tool from Quickfilter Technologies, Inc. simplifies the task of adding precision digital filtering to designs based on the Texas Instruments MSP430 microcontrollers. The MSP-Mojo enables quick and easy implementation of precision digital filtering through an embedded single-channel precision digital filter chip, the QF1D512 Simple and Versatile FIR engine (SavFIRe™)....


MLCCs Double Capacitance Ratings

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s WK series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) employ “reverse geometry” terminations and other design improvements to provide impressive performance relative to device size. The series maximum capacitance values are, respectively, 0.47 µF, 4.7 µF and 10 µF in the 0402, 0603 and 0805 case sizes....

Multi-Channel Modules

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LMT2 and LMR2 from Radiometrix Ltd. offer OEMs a multi-channel, power-conservative data link. This transmitter and receiver pair are appropriate for low-power applications where existing wideband modules lack the necessary range, or where low-cost multi-channel operation is required without causing any compromise to the system’s RF functionality....

RF Vector Signal Generator for EVM

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

PrecisionWave Corporation announces the release of the p1511A, a low-cost RF Vector Signal Generator. The p1511A generates digitally modulated and CW signals in the 800 to 1000 MHz and 1700 to 2200 MHz cellular bands for developers and testers of cellular technology-based products. The instrument’s I/Q generator produces high-accuracy signals for any digital modulation scheme used in these bands....

Chipset for Mobile WiMAX Standard

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Beceem Communications introduces a baseband and RF chipset that supports all features of the Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Profile. The BCS200 chipset includes advanced smart antenna technologies plus Beceem’s CMOS direct conversion radio. Features include greater than 25 Mb/s total throughput; more than 25% reduction in active power consumption and greater than 60% footprint reduction....

Transform Products into Trusted Devices

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cipher plc announces the availability of its miniHSM, an embedded hardware security module (HSM). Designed to provide OEMs with a simple, secure, drop-in solution for data encryption, digital signing and strong authentication. The device allows users to integrate pre-validated cryptographic security into a diverse range of product areas....

ACG and Wireless Dynamics Deploy NFC/RFID SD Cards

February 1, 2007 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACG Identification Technologies, a leading component and technology supplier in the smart card and RFID markets, signs a partner agreement with Wireless Dynamics Inc. (WDI), a leading provider of NFC and RFID SD (Secure Digital) products. NFC and RFID SD (Secure Digital) products. NFC (Near Field Communication) is a new wireless short-range technology, which enables mobile devices to be used for secure contactless payments, ticketing and ot...


Overcoming the Logistical Challenges of Testing Mobile and Cellular Handsets

February 1, 2007 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adaptive Test Case technology accommodates the rapid and inevitable changes and modifications that will arise in networks and handsets. By David Haggerty, TestQuest Inc. Creating a robust platform upon which to deliver mobile and cellular services and applications presents a myriad of implementation challenges across the entire value chain....


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