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Stand-Alone SRAM Devices Increase Design Flexibility

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

Microchip Technology, Inc. introduces its family of 8 and 32 KB stand-alone serial SRAM devices which increase a system's available RAM memory by adding small, inexpensive external devices. The 23A640 and 23K640 (23X640), and 23A256 and 23K256 (23X256) devices feature an industry-standard SPI interface....

DC/DC Converters Feature High Isolation

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

MicroPower Direct debuts its A500RHI Series of compact, 5 W DC/DC converters with 5,600 V DC isolation. Standard features include safety approvals, high efficiency, and single and dual outputs. Twelve models operate from 2:1 inputs of 9 to 18, 18 to 36 and 36 to 75 V DC, providing outputs of 5, 12, ±12, or ±15 V DC....

SPDT Switch Simplifies Short-Range Wireless Designs

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

California Eastern Labs announces NEC's UPG2156TB SPDT (single pole double throw) GaAs RFIC switch that requires only a single control line to switch RF power between ports. This switch features high power-handling capability with low harmonic distortion and insertion loss. It operates from 0.8 to 2....

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Mini Twin Transistor Works in VCO Apps

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

California Eastern Labs introduces the UPA828TD Twin Transistor from NEC for engineers tasked with shrinking their VCO designs. The unit combines 2 closely matched silicon NPN chips in a 1.2 × 1 × 0.5 mm 6-pin leadless RoHS-compliant package. The twin transistor enables oscillator and buffer amplifier functions to be combined in 1 device....

Thermally Conductive Adhesives Dissipate Heat

March 6, 2009 6:56 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Duralco 132 thermally conductive adhesives from Cotronics Corporation combine high temperature resins with highly conductive fillers to form thermally conductive, adhesive bonds with continuous service up to 500°F. They are suitable for any industrial, electrical or electronic high-power applications, including bonding and assembling heating coils, cooling coils, heating elements, heat sinks, reaction vessels, semi-conductors, rectifie...

Microwave Transistors Work in Telecom Applications

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

Cree, Inc. announces the sample release of 2 120 W GaN HEMT microwave transistors for telecommunication applications, such as W-CDMA, LTE and WiMAX. Due to the combination of high RF power density, low capacitance and high thermal conductivity silicon carbide (SiC) substrates, these transistors are said to provide ultimate performance compared to other technologies, such as GaAs MESFET or Si LDMOSFET....

VCO Operates from 2,300 to 2,450 MHz

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

Crystek Corporation announces its CVCO55CC-2300-2450 VCO that operates from 2,300 to 2,450 MHz with a control voltage range from 0.5 to ~4.5 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, and it has optimal linearity. Output power is typically 4 dBm. This model is packaged in the industry-standard 0....

Spatial Channel Modeling Tool Improves Wireless System Performance

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

Elektrobit Corporation announces its Spatial Channel Modeling Tool for its EB Propsim radio channel emulators for mobile WiMAX and 3GPP LTE. This tool supports both the use of SCM and SCME channel models, and it is suitable for testing a range of applications that include mobile devices and base stations....

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AC/DC Adapters Target Medical Applications

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

Emerson Network Power releases its DA12-M series of wall-mount switching adapters for medical and information technology equipment (ITE) applications. These high-density, single output power adapters are capable of delivering 12 V at 12 W total power, and they feature a slim form factor, enabling the use of multiple adapters in dual wall outlet configurations....

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Oscillators Feature Increased Frequency Range

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

Fox Electronics expands its XpressO oscillator series to include a 2.5 V LVPECL VCXO version with an industry standard 7 × 5 mm package size and a frequency range from 0.75 MHz through 1 GHz. The FVXO-PC72 oscillators are suitable for use in any application that requires an oscillator, including SONET, Ethernet, storage area networks, broadband access, microprocessors, DSPs, FPGAs, industrial controllers, test and measurement equipmen...

Microwave VNA Delivers Optimal Measurement Speed

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

Anritsu Company introduces its VectorStar premium series of microwave VNAs. The MS4640A delivers frequency coverage of 70 kHz to 70 GHz, dynamic range of 103 dB at 67 GHz and measurement speed of 20 µs/point. The product family offers 3 standard frequency ranges that go to 20, 40 and 70 GHz. This high-performance 2-port engine adds future capabilities, and it is compatible with existing four-port and broadband mmW systems for 70 kHz to...

Portable Base Station Emulator Facilitates Indoor Coverage

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

Andrew, a division of CommScope, Inc., introduces its indoor Invex.NxG wireless drive-test system that makes designing and testing indoor wireless coverage systems easier. The i.Send portable transmitter imitates wireless base station signals by broadcasting RF signals that allow for coverage measurements indoors....

Validation Software Automates Compliance Testing

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

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its automated U7239A WiMedia-based multiband orthogonal frequency domain modulation (MB-OFDM) ultra-wideband (UWB) validation software that provides verification that MB-OFDM designs perform to the parameters defined by the WiMedia UWB PHY 1.2 test specification....

Embedded System Features Fanless Design

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

Advantech introduces its Model ARK-6310-6M01E compact, high-performance embedded computer that features an Intel Core 2 Duo processor and the Intel 965GME chipset on an integrated Mini-ITX motherboard. Its fanless design operates silently and works reliably in harsh environments. The industrial system is a powerful, all-in-one embedded box PC with optimal expansion capability, and it is suitable for embedded applications such as industrial ...

Staying the Course: A Proactive Customer Approach in Reactive Times

March 6, 2009 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Dave Doherty, Digi-Key Corporation Real-life engineering problems cannot always be solved through inanimate search engines and static content. To keep pace with this recent technology push, engineers are typically searching for the latest in RF and wireless discrete components and systems with application requirements that can be both unique and complex....

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