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Signal Generator Exhibits Short Frequency- and Level-Setting Times

November 7, 2008 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz’s R&S SMC100A 1/2 × 19”, 2 HU signal generator shows frequency- and level-setting times of <5 ms from 9 kHz to 1.1 GHz or 3.2 GHz. The instrument integrates Integrating AM/FM/fM and pulse modulation. The unit displays a typical single-sideband phase noise of -111 dBc (f = 1 GHz) at 20 kHz offset in the 1-Hz measurement bandwidth, typical broadband noise of -148 dBc, typical output power of >17 dBm, and level accur...

L-Band VCO Yields Low Phase Noise

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications' V585ME29-LF L-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -103 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 36 MHz/V. The RoHS-compliant component operates from 1,470 to 1,650 MHz with a tuning voltage range from 1 to 12 V DC. The oscillator delivers a typical output power of 7 dBm at 5 V DC while drawing 17 mA (typical) over a temperature range from -40ºC to 85º C....

MEMS Accelerometer Qualifies for Automotive Applications

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics' AIS326DQ three-axis MEMS accelerometer meets AEC-Q100 specifications for automotive applications. The 28-pin QFPN-packaged component presents user-selectable full-scale range of ±2 or ±6 g in all three axes, temperature range from -40°C to 105°C, and 10,000 g shock survivability....

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AMOLED Module Delivers 16M Colors

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD Displays’ OSD0430WQLC-T 4.3” diagonal WVGA active matrix organic LED (AMOLED) module supports up to 16 million colors on a 24-bit parallel RGB interface. The 102.40 × 65.60 × 1.60 mm device exhibits typical luminance of 200 cd/m², contrast ratio of 10,000:1, and an active area of 95....

Fuses Offer 5 Second Overload Opening Characteristic

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Littelfuse’s 458 Series 1206-size SMT fuses demonstrate an overload opening characteristic of 5 seconds max at 250% of ampere rating. The RoHS-compliant devices offer current ratings from 1 A to 10 A, an interrupting rating of 50 A at 63 VDC, and a “Wire in Air” design with a ceramic body and gold-plated brass caps....

Base Station Antennas Offer Beam Width Choices

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies’ J51017V00-60N, J51016V00-90N, and J51014V00-120N 5 GHz vertically-polarized base station antennas exhibit 60°, 90° and 120° beam widths, respectively. The ETSI-specified devices cover from 4.9 to 5.9 GHz with the null fill below the horizon, insuring uniform energy distribution to each user within each cell....

Generator Shows High Waveform Resolution

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments’ Model 3390 arbitrary waveform/function generator exhibits 256,000-point 14-bit resolution while offering built-in function generator capability, including sine, square, triangle, noise, and DC. The instrument demonstrates 50 MHz maximum sine wave frequency, 25 MHz pulse frequency with 10 ns minimum width, and precision pulses and square waves with <10 ns rise and fall times....

DC/DC Converters Present Wide Output Range

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bel Power’s Micro SIP Series non-isolated DC/DC converters demonstrate an output voltage trim range from 0.590 to 5.100 VDC. The RoHS-compliant devices offer efficiencies of up to 91%, a fixed switching frequency of 500 kHz, and protections including differential remote on/off, under-voltage lockout, overcurrent, and short circuit....

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Capacitors Target Wireless Apps

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX’s BestCap Series double layer capacitors perform in GSM/GPRS wireless-based systems, USB modems, automatic meter reading systems, handheld scanners, battery chatter, dying gasp, and memory backup systems. The components offer voltage ratings from 3 to 15 V, a capacitance range from 6.8 mF to 1 F, and an operating temperature range from -40°C to 75°C....

Controller ICs Allow Two-Touch Gestures

November 7, 2008 6:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel’s AT42QT5320 and AT42QT5480 capacitive touchscreen controller ICs track and report 1 or 2 simultaneous touches as separate X and Y positions. The RoHS-compliant components implement common user-initiated gestures, including tap, double tap, flick, and drag, as well as two-touch gestures, such as zoom in, zoom out, and rotate....

Pulse Pattern Generators Present Selectable Operation Modes

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Picosecond Pulse Labs’ 12000 Series pulse pattern generators offer user-selectable modes of operation while sharing a similar mechanical configuration, and include a front panel GUI interface and GPIB/USB programmability. The Model 12000 offers an output up to 40 V with programmable risetime and repetition rates from 1 mHz to 165 MHz with pulse duration from 3 ns to 1,000 sec....

VCO Yields Low Phase Noise

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications’ ZRO0915C2LF UHF-band VCO exhibits a typical phase noise of -128 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, -100 dBc/Hz at 1 KHz offset, and -148 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz offset. The 0.75” × 0.75” × 0.22” ZMX-14-SM-packaged component shows a linear tuning voltage range from 0 to 11 V DC, typical tuning sensitivity of 3 MHz/V, and second harmonic suppression of -35 dBc while operating from 902 to 928 MHz....

Timing Antenna Integrates GPS Receiver

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

PCTEL’s Smart GPS reference timing antenna includes an integrated GPS receiver in the same form factor and enclosure, which eliminates the need for coaxial cables, signal splitters and in-line amplifiers. The instrument demonstrates built-in surge protection, optimal coverage and multipath rejection....

Controllers Support 40 W Power Ranges

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NCP1081 and NCP1081 Power over Ethernet Powered Device (PoE-PD) and DC/DC converter controllers support power ranges up to 40 W of regulated power delivered to the application load in a 2-pair configuration. The 4.4 × 6.5 mm TSSOP-EP20-packaged devices perform in VoIP phones, wireless access points, industrial Ethernet devices, Pan-Tilt-Zoom (PTZ) and dome IP cameras, RFID base stations and WiMax modems....

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RMS Detector Measures RF Power

October 10, 2008 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology's LT5581 RMS detector provides RF power measurements in portable and battery- powered wireless systems, cellular basestations, picocells and femtocells, fiber optic transmitters and instrumentation. The 3 × 2 mm 8-lead DFN-packaged unit offers exceptional linearity of >±1 dB across the entire 40 dB dynamic range while operating from 10 MHz to 6 GHz with a 1....

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