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Supervisors Offer Trip Point Selection

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduces two supervisors, the ISL88016 and ISL88017, which offer pin-selectable voltage trip points along with power-on reset (POR) control, supply voltage supervision and manual reset assertion in a six-pin TSOT package. Both supervisors are designed for low power consumption as well as high threshold accuracy and are suitable for portable and battery-powered applications....

gpsOne Enhancement Improves Positioning Speed and Sensitivity

April 16, 2007 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

QualComm Inc. introduces gpsOneXTRA Assistance™ technology, an enhancement to its integrated gpsOne® solution to improve Standalone-GPS performance. gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology delivers more accurate positioning with greater sensitivity than otherwise possible with standalone GPS receivers, especially in difficult areas such as indoors and in dense urban canyons....

Content Backup Product Launch

April 16, 2007 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Asurion Corporation announces that Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications services provider, will begin offering Asurion’s data backup solution to its customers. Asurion’s recently acquired CellBackup program is a mobile backup solution that automatically protects contacts, ringtones, pictures, wallpapers and more....



April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GotZapp is bringing genuine self-expression, robust social networking and a rich multimedia experience to the mobile handset. is a new social networking service that lets users send and receive Zapps through their mobile phones. Zapps are Java-based "mobile Web sites" that include photo galleries, blogs, stories, music and media clips that can be viewed on most color wireless devices with Internet access....

Blue Vector Brings RFID to Wireless Wide Area Networks

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Vector Systems announces the availability of its Mobile Edge Manager appliance. Incorporating wireless cellular data and WiFi network access, the Mobile Edge Manager adds data integration, local business logic processing and over-the-air reconfiguration to any RFID reader. The Mobile Edge Manager is an intelligent appliance which can be configured, monitored, and maintained remotely via the web....

Consumer Experience Management Suite

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Complete announces that it has given the industry a means to redefine the mobile consumer experience with the recent launch of its Consumer Experience Management Suite (CEMS) at CTIA Wireless. CEMS is an extendible Web-based platform designed to improve the end-to-end mobile consumer lifecycle from the pre-purchase stage all the way through the post-purchase stage....


Software Defined Radios Require a Thorough Trouble-shooting Strategy

April 16, 2007 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The added complexity of SDR design introduces a host of new problems not present in traditional wireless design. By Darren McCarthy, Tektronix, Inc. More than ever, radio frequency (RF) technologies are being developed for adaptation — adaptation to a crowded RF spectrum, adaptation to varying network conditions and adaptation to changing device usage....

NFC Tags Must Offer the Right Balance of Cost and Performance

April 16, 2007 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

With four NFC Forum-mandated tag types to choose from, designers need to consider the properties of each before committing to one type over another. Ian Keen, Innovision Research and Technology Plc. According to a recently-launched white paper — “Near Field Communication in the Real World — using the right NFC tag type for the right NFC application” — from Innovision Research & Technology Plc, NFC is ready for adoption ac...


Designing Wireless Products for the Home Healthcare Market

April 16, 2007 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Paul Williamson, Cambridge Consultants Wireless healthcare applications present some fascinating challenges for wireless design engineers and integrators. The adoption of wireless technology in healthcare is NFC technology could be used to improve the management of diabetes....

Flash LED Driver

April 13, 2007 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems launches the AS3685, a small, safe, simple and fully integrated 700 mA charge-pump-based flash LED driver. The AS3685 is a fully integrated charge-pump based flash LED driver offering 700 mA flash current and is targeted at camera flash applications in mobile phones. Designing LED based flash functions with currents in the 700 mA range has an impact on power consumption, especially in modern mobile phones which tend to i...

High-efficiency LED Drivers

April 13, 2007 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX16819/MAX16820, high-efficiency LED drivers for architectural, industrial and automotive lighting applications that utilize high-brightness light-emitting diodes (HB LEDs). The MAX16819 /MAX16820 HB LED drivers require just one external MOSFET and only a few passive components to power LEDs that need up to 3 A of current....

Express Smart Chassis Series

April 13, 2007 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Geotest-Marvin Test Systems, Inc. announces the addition of the GX7600 9-slot, PXI Express Smart chassis series and the GX7940 PXI Express controller to its family of PXI mainframes and controllers. The GX7600 Series mainframes are compact, 9-slot PXI Express chassis that can accommodate up to 8 instruments as well as an embedded single slot PXI Express controller such as the GX7940 or a PXI Express remote bus controller such as the ࡧ ...

Power Entry Modules for PCB Mounting

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schurter’s series DD21 and DD22 power entry modules have been conceptually designed for PCB mounting. The DD21 product is equipped with multiple functions including inlet connector, switching and fusing. In addition, the DD22 series offers standard or medical filter versions. The compact design of this series makes them suitable for use in low profile designs, especially 1RU enclosures for 19” racks, and IT and telecom infrastructures where...

Single Output Power Supplies

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lambda introduces a series of single-output 5 to 15 W AC/DC power supplies designed for direct mounting on a printed circuit board (PCB). Small and lightweight, the KPS series supplies are suitable for use in a wide variety of applications, such as process control, test-and-measurement and portable equipment....


Transistor Amplifier

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories announces the availability of a medium power SiGe HBT transistor amplifier from NEC. The 2 W NESG270034 is designed for two-way radio applications including FRS, GMRS and SMR, as well as for general UHF and ISM band applications. It delivers high gain with high collector efficiency, which helps to reduce DC power consumption in handheld and battery-powered products....


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