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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....

Backplane Connector System Includes 85 ? Addition

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

Molex, Inc. introduces an 85 ? product to its Impact backplane connector family to meet the demands of next generation server, storage and data networking equipment. This connector system supports Intel's Quick Path Interconnect (QPI) standard, PCI Express Generation 2.0 and 3.0, as well as any proprietary system design where 85 ? differential impedance is desired....

Companies Team Up to Release ATM Cellular Wireless Modem

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

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. and Symstream Americas, Inc. announce their SocketModem SS embedded cellular wireless modem. Designed to reduce ATM fleet management cost on Symstream enabled GSM/3G networks, the Model MTSMC-G1-SS cellular wireless modem incorporates Multi-Tech's cellular wireless hardware and Symstream's data transfer protocol that is fully supported by Symstream's management and gateway system....

Quarter Brick DC/DC Converter Delivers Ultra-High Power

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

The HPQ series from Murata Power Solutions is an ultra-high power quarter brick, isolated DC/DC Converter. The module has a 3.3 V DC fixed output and an output current of up to 50 A, providing up to 165 W of power to applications such as datacom and telecom systems. The converter has an open frame design and an industry standard package measuring 58....

PoE-PD Controllers Meet Upcoming IEEE Standard

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

ON Semiconductor introduces its NCP1081 and NCP1083 integrated Power-over-Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD)/DC/DC converter controllers that have been verified to meet the upcoming IEEE802.3at standard for high power communications applications. Both devices have also been verified by the University of New Hampshire Interoperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL) for the recent draft IEEE 802....

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Color Sensor Kit Uses Light Reflection Technique

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

OPTEK Technology introduces its color sensor kit that provides a simplified means of evaluating colors in various applications. The kit includes the OPB780 Series sensor, a full color sensor with 4 different frequencies relating directly to a specific color seen by the sensor. The color sensor uses a programmable light-to-frequency converter that combines 64 configurable silicon photodiodes and a current-to-frequency converter on a single m...

Organic LED Module Features an Increased Lifetime Rating

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

OSD announces its OSD0283AMQV-T 2.8? diagonal QVGA Active Matrix Organic LED (AMOLED) module. This full color module has an increased lifetime rating that is now over 30,000 hours. This highly configurable display module supports multiple interface types; 18-/16-/6-bit RGB (DCLK,VSYNC,HSYNC,DE), Intel/Motorola MPU 18-/16-/9-/8-bit bus interface....

Non-Magnetic Connectors Protect Against Distortion

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

The Phoenix Company of Chicago introduces its series of non-magnetic connectors that protect against image and magnetic field distortion in MRI equipment, providing the necessary immunity to ensure that scans are not compromised. They can also be used in any industrial application where high-purity, non-corrosive, lightweight metals with non-magnetic characteristics are vital....

Ball Grid Array Reduces Memory Footprint

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

Ramtron International Corporation announces its F-RAM memory in a streamlined FBGA package. The FM22LD16 is a 4 Mb, 3 V, parallel non-volatile RAM in a 48-pin ball grid array (FBGA) package that features fast access, virtually unlimited read/write cycles and low power consumption. Pin-compatible with asynchronous static RAM (SRAM), the package targets industrial control systems such as robotics, network and data storage applications, multi-...

Power Splitters Offer 50 or 75 ? Impedances

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

International Manufacturing Services, Inc. announces its 1 W, 2-way resistive power splitters that are available with 50 or 75 ? impedances. The 75 ? IPS Series 2-way splitters feature wrap-around or single-sided terminals that are suited for broadcast applications. These resistive power splitters have 6 dB evenly split attenuation and operate from DC to 20 GHz....

Modular Antenna Assembly Addresses Automotive Market

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

Laird Technologies, Inc. announces its shark fin style modular antenna assembly for automotive vehicles. This patented antenna offers high-performance SDARS, GPS, AMPS and PCS antenna coverage in one compact package. The base module has an low profile design of 16 mm, and is designed to fit multiple vehicle platforms with various roof curvatures....

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Technology Automates Administration of Software Requirements

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

LDRA announces the creation of a technology that automates the administration and traceability of software requirements. This technology automates the techniques and tools for the integration of requirements traceability with software testing and verification. On completion, the technology will be integrated into TBreq, the portion of the proprietary tool suite devoted to requirements-driven testing....

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