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New Features for 7100 LTE Handset Tester as LTE Goes Global

March 9, 2009 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

With LTE (3G Long Term Evolution) fast becoming a global phenomenon, Aeroflex has announced that it plans to dramatically accelerate the roll out of the major new features planned for 2009 for its recently launched Aeroflex 7100 Digital Radio Test Set for LTE mobile device test. The accelerated roll out of new features for the Aeroflex 7100 during 2009 relates to LTE/CDMA2000 inter-working, LTE/UTRAN & GERAN handover, TD-LTE mode and LTE mo...

MicroTCA for Mil/Aero Emerges

March 9, 2009 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Clayton Tucker, Emerson Network Power; and Bob Sullivan, Hybricon click to enlarge Figure 1. The MicroTCA specification provides system design flexibility, allowing the footprint to take on a wide variety of forms. In military and aerospace design, the push is underway to replace proprietary architectures with COTS systems that can successfully integrate high de...

Agilent Wins More Than 20 Annual Product Awards for Electronic Design, Measurement

March 9, 2009 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announced it has been awarded more than 20 industry awards for its electronic design and measurement products since December 2008. The annual awards recognize what each of these publications and organizations consider the most unique and innovative technologies, applications, products and services in the market....

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High-Capacity Solution Provides NLOS Backhaul for HSPA, WiMAX and LTE Networks

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

DesignArt Networks recently unveiled a NLOS backhaul product for mobile infrastructure. The company brings to market high-capacity, SLA-grade, non-line-of-sight (NLOS) PtP and PtMP wireless backhaul capability, appropriate to connect new cellular sites. This backhaul solution is a turn-key software application for the DAN2400 open SoC platform, resulting in ultra-compact, single-chip solutions that are suited for wall-side, pole-mounted or ...

Extended Platforms Address MIPS-intensive LTE Wireless Standard

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments has developed the 1.2 GHz TMS320TCI6487, a three-core DSP running at 3.6 GHz coupled with a powerful software library that delivers the performance necessary to support LTE algorithms. OEMs can add new features and more complex algorithms to current basestation platforms without designing a new board....

16-Channel VPX SerDes Test Module Serves VPX Systems

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Elma Bustronic announces a 16-channel version of its SerDes test modules for VPX systems. The modules allow testing and pre-emphasis of the SerDes signals to ensure signal performance of the system. The 16-channel SerDes modules are designed to plug into VPX backplanes and directly test the channel compliance....

Open Reference Design for 255 W ATX Power Supplies Achieves 85% Efficiency

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor has designed an open reference design for ATX power supplies. This 255 W version exceeds 80 PLUS Silver, ENERGY STAR? 5.0 and Climate Savers? Computing Initiative Step 3 efficiency standards for desktop PC power supplies. The reference design delivers improved efficiency under real world operating conditions and in a configuration that allows it to be deployed immediately to production....

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FPGA Package Reduces Memory Footprint by More than 75%

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation announces the availability of its 4 Mb F-RAM memory in a streamlined FBGA package. The FM22LD16 is a 3 V, parallel nonvolatile RAM in a 48-pin ball grid array (FBGA) package that features fast access, virtually unlimited read/write cycles and low power consumption....

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200 W GAN HEMT Power Transistor Now Production Ready

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex has released the NPT1007 for applications up to 1.2 GHz. The NPT1007 is comprised of two power transistors, 100 W each, in an industry-standard four-lead Gemini package. This small footprint allows easy combining of both transistors into a compact high power amplifier solution. After combining losses, the device achieves 200 W at 63% efficiency with 18....

Transceiver-based FPGAs Optimized for Applications Requiring up to 3.75 Gb/s

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altera Corporation announces the Arria II GX FPGA family. The Arria III GX family utilizes common transceiver technology and is supported by a common set of development tools that enable system designers to develop full SoC solutions. The programmable fabric and integrated programmable transceivers provide designers with the flexibility needed to overcome unpredictable design requirements....

Universal Cell Phone Charger —What a Concept!

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief The Mobile World Congress Show (MWC) recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. Every year this show has its "hot topics" that attendees just can't seem to get enough of, and this year was no exception. Conversations focused on handsets, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Location-Based Services (LBS), social networking, application stores and mobile advertising....

Universal Cell Phone Charger -What a Concept!

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Articles | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief The Mobile World Congress Show (MWC) recently took place in Barcelona, Spain. Every year this show has its "hot topics" that attendees just can't seem to get enough of, and this year was no exception. Conversations focused on handsets, Long Term Evolution (LTE), Location-Based Services (LBS), social networking, application stores and mobile advertising.

Low-Power, High-Value FPGA Devices

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has released its third-generation high-value FPGAs, the mid-range 65 nm LatticeECP3™ family. The LatticeECP3 FPGA family offers multi-protocol 3.2G SERDES with XAUI jitter compliance, DDR3 memory interfaces, powerful DSP capabilities, high-density on-chip memory and up to 149K LUTS, all with half the power consumption and half the price of competitive SERDES-capable FPGAs....

Circuit Protection Devices Enable Safer Use of Universal Chargers

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics releases its ESDA8V-1MX2 circuit protection devices to enable safer use of universal chargers. Supporting objectives to reduce the number of battery chargers discarded with portable devices, such as cellphone handsets, GPS receivers and personal media players, the circuit protection devices enable safer use of universal chargers....

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Bi-Directional Power Amplifier Features Small Size

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth Microwave, Inc. releases its SMTR2425-11B40-2, a military grade bi-directional power amplifier that is capable of up to 10 W of 802.11 b and 2 W of 802.11 g or 802.16 g. Primary applications include WLAN, video link and C2 products for UAVs. The unit operates from 2.40 to 2.50 GHz, and it outputs 40 dBm, exceeding 802....

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