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Low Phase Noise Oscillator for the Instrumentation and Radar Markets

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Temex announces the launch of a small RF oscillator in a 51.5 × 51.5 × 20.5 mm package. This ULN (Ultra Low Noise) source is designed to meet the needs of the instrumentation and radar markets. Product specifications include: Frequency 500 MHz; lower phase noise at 10 kHz from the carrier, -165 dBc/Hz; phase noise floor -175 dBc/Hz; stability is 1 ppm in the 0 to 50°C temperature range with a target of -30°C to +70°C....


MIMO-powered Transceivers Double Mobile-data Access Speed

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP’s WiMAX 2x2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)-powered family of transceivers for mobile and handheld applications will allow WiMAX infrastructure OEMs and ODMs to implement more robust WiMAX functionality, while achieving savings in overall power, board real-estate and system costs. This family of UXA234xx WiMAX transceivers improves reach and drives greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, being particularly effective for accessi...

Economical Spectrum Analyzer

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MS271xB family of economical microwave spectrum analyzers covering 9 kHz to 7.1 GHz, 13 GHz and 20 GHz frequency ranges. Offering desirable RF measurement performance and a full suite of measurement features, the MS271xB family consists of three models that are cost-effective alternatives for bench testing of microwave components, subsystems and systems used in the wireless and aerospace/defense markets....


Supporting Advanced Services in Slim Devices

May 22, 2007 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

An antenna that optimizes the RF system is critical to ensure a positive user experience with today’s small, stylish devices. By Paul Tornatta, SkyCross Figure 1. The Samsung Blackjack is an example of a stylish smartphone packed with features. The single, small SkyCross antenna in this device supports 3G UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band EDGE/GPRS, and Bluetooth....

Processor Architectures for Data-intensive Applications

May 22, 2007 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

When evaluating microcontrollers engineers should look closely at the controller’s ability to move large amounts of data without consuming all of the CPU cycles. By Dany Nativel and Jacko Wilbrink, Atmel® Broadband access has become commonplace, paving the way for a new content-rich Web experience that now includes both audio and video....

UPM Raflatac RFID Tags

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touch Automation exclusively uses UPM Raflatac RFID tags to optimize key supply chain and consumer processes. Found in more than 1,000 grocery stores and other retailing locations across the USA, Touch Automation's systems provide consumers with an easy, convenient means to rent or purchase entertainment CDs and DVDs, while reducing the threat of theft and shrinkage....

Hybrid Solution Enables Good Quality Video Streaming

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sigma Designs introduces its UWB-over-Coax home networking video streaming solution. Available immediately, the Sigma Windeo® Mini-PCI Coax/Wireless Development Kit enables a whole home networking and video streaming solution between high definition consumer electronics products over already existing coaxial cables throughout a home....

Wirelessly Dictate by Using Your Voice

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pacific DataVision announces the availability of SkyMail, an application that enables mobile workers to wirelessly dictate, document and share time sensitive information with their dispatch or central office by simply using their voice. The solution increases the speed and accuracy of communications from the field, freeing up mobile workers to focus on their primary tasks....


emoze Launches Free Global Service For Push Email

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Further expanding the convenience and broadening the appeal of its free mobile push email and data synchronization service, emoze launches a global service that doesn’t require users to leave their PCs on. emoze offers a central server solution with a seamless connection via an Outlook Web Access (OWA)....

RF SiP Methodology Kit

May 18, 2007 10:46 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. has released a complete set of EDA products and capabilities that enable the mainstreaming of System-in-Packaging (SiP) IC design. The Cadence solution addresses the limitations inherent in the current “expert engineering” approach to SiP design by providing an automated, integrated, reliable and click to enlarge Here we see both 2D and 3D views of t...

The Transformation of Video Surveillance Systems

May 17, 2007 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wireless IP video surveillance systems have gained momentum because of their flexibility and reduced installation costs. By Haoming (Ming) Huang, Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. The maturing of fixed WiMAX technology is making possible a number of exciting new applications that previously were limited by cost, distance and throughput requirements....

Global System for Mobile Communications

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Axiom Microdevices Inc. announces that its AX502 CMOS device successfully completed full type approval (FTA) testing. FTA is a mandatory verification process used to ensure compliance with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification. During this lengthy testing process, the cellular handset and the AX502 PA were subjected to the tests required to declare that the AX502 CMOS PA, designed into a cellular handset, was 100% ...

FET Plus Driver Multi-chip Modules

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the FDMF8700, a model in a new suite of highly integrated "FET Plus Driver Multi-chip Modules for use in high-current synchronous buck applications supporting Intel’s DrMOS Vcore DC/DC converter standard. The FDMF8700 is a fully integrated power-stage solution offered in a space-saving 8 × 8mm micro-lead frame (MLP) package....

Modular Edge Lighting

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Modular edge lighting using patented MicroLens™ light extraction technology from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) provides LED-based edge lighting technology for flat panel displays. This concept brings molded-in optics, higher brightness (more output/W), thinner construction and a scalable design to illumination of LCDs from < 1 inches to >50 inches diagonal, using high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs) as the light source....

Single-chip IC

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces that HHTech will provide its customers with a complete MP4/PMP production-ready solution based on austriamicrosystems’ AS3525. AS3525 is a 32-bit ARM9 core-based high-performance and ultra-integrated single-chip IC, suitable for all portable entertainment players in the OEM market....


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