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DSP and Microprocessor Algorithms Refactored for FPGA Acceleration

March 5, 2009 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Impulse Accelerated Technologies announced the launch of a new Professional Services Team providing C-to-FPGA services and custom IP for high-throughput processing. With this new team, Impulse offers custom engineering, tools, training and platform integration services, helping application development groups reduce their project risk while increasing performance and design reuse....

Digi-Key Corporation and Powerex, Inc. Announce Distribution Agreement for North America

March 5, 2009 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Powerex, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for the distribution of Powerex products in North America. In stock and available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key are Powerex's IGBT modules, Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs), thyristor power switches, DC/DC converters, and high power diode modules....

Historic Web/Business Milestone for GlobalSpec: Over Five Million Registered Users

March 4, 2009 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

GlobalSpec announced that it has exceeded five million registered users, reinforcing its industry position as "the place" for engineering and industrial sector knowledge workers to perform essential work-flow related tasks. Over the past year, GlobalSpec's worldwide base of registered users has increased by one million, growing from four million registered users in January 2008 to its current level of five million....

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Transceiver Chipset Addresses North American UMTS Mrket

March 3, 2009 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products' MAX2557/MAX2597 WCDMA Band II and Band V femto base-station transceiver chipset includes a digital interface for the North American UMTS market. The MAX-PHY™ interface is said to eliminate the need for a mixed-signal analog front-end. The 48-pin fcLGA-packaged receiver (MAX2557) has 4 low-noise amplifier (LNA) inputs to allow monitoring of WCDMA and GSM macro-network signals....

Keithley Webinar Demystifies Testing of MIMO Communications Systems

March 3, 2009 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. will broadcast a free webinar titled "Demystifying Testing of MIMO Communications Systems" on Thursday, March 5, 2009. This one-hour seminar will provide an overview of the critical requirements for testing MIMO-based technologies and outline test methods that are applicable to 802....

DDR Interface IP Handles 1.6 Gb/s

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

Virage Logic's Intelli™ DDR3 System Aware IP™ solution has been system validated at speeds in excess of 1.6 Gb/s on a 65 nm process. The Intelli DDR3 memory interface includes a DRAM memory controller, I/O and what is said to be the industry’s first commercially available all-digital PHY+DLL....

WCDMA/HSPA PA Modules Target 3G Mobile Devices

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

RF Micro Devices' RF720x WCDMA/HSPA power amplifier (PA) modules address 3G multimode devices implementing mode-specific, band-specific front end architectures. The RF7200 (band 1), RF7206 (band 2), RF7203 (band 3, 4, 9 or 10) and the RF7211 (band 11) are designed for single-band operation. The RF7201 (band 1/8), RF7202 (band 2/5) and the RF7205 (band 1/5) integrate 2 band-specific PAs accommodating WCDMA/HSPA+ band combinations including 1...

DC/DC Converters Provide 30 W

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

Murata Power Solutions' UEI30 isolated DC/DC converters deliver 30 W output power in small instruments, computer-based systems, datacoms equipment, remote sensor systems and vehicle electronics. The 23.4 × 48.8 × 8.9 mm devices offer regulated fixed output voltages of 3.3, 5, 12 and 15 V DC, and 4:1 inputs from 9 to 36 V DC and from 18 to 75 V DC....

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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....

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...

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