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Development Tools Address PLDs

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO™ Mini development kit is intended to prototype high-volume, cost-sensitive, low-density applications using the MachXO programmable logic device (PLD) family. The product includes the MachXO LCMXO2280 device, 1 Mb SPI Flash, 1 Mb SRAM, a temperature sensor, an expansion header for I²C and SPI interfaces; LEDs, user switches, and a USB cable....

SATA Compliance Test Software Enables 6-Gb/s Measurements

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ N5411B SATA compliance test software provides early 6-Gb/s physical layer transmitter measurements for users designing to the requirements of the SATA Revision 3.0 specification. The product tests general specifications, transmitted signal requirements and out-of-band specification for currently-shipping SATA products....

DC Motor Driver Delivers High Output Current

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems' A3908 bi-directional DC motor driver provides output currents of up to 500 mA in portable and instrumentation applications. The Pb-free component accepts a typ. input voltage range from 3 to 5.500 V. The full-bridge output incorporates source side linear operation to allow a constant voltage supply across the motor coil....

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VCO Operates at 1,700 MHz

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-1700-1700 VCO functions at 1,700 MHz with a control voltage range from 0.3 V to ~4.7 V. The 0.5” × 0.5” SMT component exhibits typ. phase noise of -120 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset. The oscillator offers typ. output power of 2.5 dBm, input voltage of 5 V, max. current consumption of 25 mA, and typ....

Backlight Light Guides Enable LCD Zone Control

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies' Microlens-based LED backlight assemblies can control each LED’s color and intensity to enable independent management of the brightness and the color of individual zones within the backlight. This feature can be used to achieve color fading, pulsing or steady state illumination....

Dual-Band MIMO Antennas Address 802.11n Systems

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies’ S245112PT directional and S24517PT sector dual-band external MIMO antennas are intended to enhance the latest generation of WLAN technology systems in the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and 5.1 to 5.9 GHz bands. The devices contain 3 MIMO antenna elements, each of which is connected to the WLAN access point via a low-loss, coax pigtail....

Wire-Wound Power Inductor Offers Highest Rated Current for Size

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden (USA) Inc. announces the availability of its RL3225 series of compact, low profile, wire-wound chip inductors for switch-mode DC/DC converter applications in digital cameras, portable games, hard disk drives and other high-current-use devices. Measuring 3.2 mm × 2.5 mm with a 1.7 mm maximum height, the seven models in the BRL3225 series offer an impressive combination of high current and inductance and low DC resistance (R...

Software Radio PMC Module

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek, Inc.'s Model 7153 digital down converter (DDC) is a 4-channel, high-speed digitizer PMC module designed for processing baseband RF or IF signals from a communications receiver. Four of these 200 MHz, 16-bit monolithic A/Ds in the front end of the Model 7153 deliver a previously unattainable combination of speed and resolution....

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Diagnosis Technology Slashes Debug Effort for Complex SystemVerilog Assertions

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

OneSpin Solutions has mainstreamed comprehensive formal assertion-based verification (ABV) for SoC, ASIC and FPGA designs by delivering a structured, step-by-step approach to its use and adoption. This approach is enabled by five interoperable products in a new, integrated 360® MV product family designed for formal verification novices, experienced users, and experts....

LNA Combines Low Power, High Gain Performance for Mobile Wi-Fi Applications

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

At 5.8 GHz, NEC's low noise NESG4030M14 HBT delivers 11 dB of gain at a low 2 V/6 mA bias, making it appropriate for battery-powered products. Fabricated using NEC's latest 140 GHz fMAX UHS4 SiGe:C process, the NESG4030M14 also offers 80 V (MM) of onboard ESD protection. Although not usually found in front-end LNA devices like the NESG4030M14, this protection is critical to the safe and reliable operation of mobile Wi-Fi products....

The Stimulus Package — What's in it for the Tech Industry?

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief As I write this editorial column today, the economic stimulus plan created by President Obama and Congressional Democrats to revive the economy is being debated in the House. If the bill becomes law, the proposed $825 billion package of spending and tax cuts would allocate billions of dollars for tech projects to improve our nation's infrastructure, improve healthcare, education and government funding, ...

500 W Combiner Performs from 2 to 200 MHz

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulsar Microwave's Model No. PP2-18-450/22N combiner delivers 500 W to the sum port over the frequency range from 2 to 200 MHz. The 5Ω × 3Ω × 1.5Ω device demonstrates insertion loss of 0.6 dB, isolation of 20 dB isolation and VSWR of 1.30:1 max. Amplitude and phase unbalance are 0....

SMA Power Splitters Available in Small Package

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits' ZX10 SMA power splitters measure 0.74Ω × 0.90Ω × 0.54Ω. The unibody-constructed components operate in laboratory production and system environments over frequencies from 2 MHz to 12.60 GHz. The devices present typical isolation from 20 to 23 dB, typical insertion loss above 3 dB from 0....

Broadband Baluns Target Semiconductor Tuner Applications

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anaren's B0080K7575A00 75-Ω and B0080K5050A00 50-Ω 1:1 broadband baluns meet the requirements of OEMs developing mobile and non-mobile broadcast technology based on next-generation semiconductor tuners. Applications include TV sets, mobile TV, cable/terrestrial TV converters, PDAs and mobile handheld devices offering TV reception from terrestrial transmissions....

Circulator Covers 1,000 to 2,000 MHz Band

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek's RADC-1000-2000M-N23-200WR-b octave band circulator performs from 1,000 to 2,000 MHz. The 78.4 × 77 × 21.2 mm device delivers 75 W forward power and reverse power of 1, 5, 10, 20 or 25 W. The RoHS-compliant circulator exhibits typical insertion loss of 0.4 dB, typical isolation of 20 dB and typical VSWR of 1....

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