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FIR Filters Help Improve Audio Quality in Consumer Electronics

March 6, 2009 6:55 am | Articles | Comments

Consumer Audio Devices from TVs to Docking Stations to Personal Computers Benefit from the Use of FIR Filters in Providing High Quality Audio at a Reasonable Cost By QuickFilter Technologies, Inc. The U.S. market for consumer electronics goods is approximately $161B and growing at a rate of 8% per year (Consumer Electronics Association Digital America 2008).

Tantalum Capacitors Suited for Boosting Transmitter Power in Wireless Express Cards

March 5, 2009 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a high capacitance PulseCap™ capacitor in a low profile package. The capacitors are designed for applications such as PCMCIA/USB wireless express cards where bulk capacitance is needed to boost transmitter power. These large case size tantalum products are rated at 2200µF (2....

BallNest Hybrid Socket Provides Reliable, Consistent Test and Burn-in

March 5, 2009 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics has released its patented CSP/BallNest Hybrid Socket suitable for prototyping, test or burn-in of CSP (chip scale package), BGA (ball grid array), microBGA and LGA (land grid array) devices. The socket, which features a lid that nests each ball termination into the socket for a reliable connection, can be used on any device with a 0....

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Accurate Tool for Evaluating Performance of Next-Generation LTE Chipsets and Mobile Devices

March 5, 2009 5:48 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MD8430A Signaling Tester, a LTE base station simulator. Providing flexible and responsive support for the latest 3GPP LTE standard, the MD8430A is a highly accurate cost-effective solution for manufacturers of LTE chipsets and mobile devices to evaluate their products and improve time to market....

Fully Matched Amplifier Achieves 38 dB Gain and 3 W Linear Power

March 5, 2009 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a highly linear, 3-stage power amplifier module with 30 W of peak-power and 38 dB small signal gain. This power amplifier, identified as XP9003, operates at 1.6 GHz and is fully matched internally with no external components required. The power amplifier module is housed in a 40 mm x 36 mm, RoHS compliant, surface-mount, thermally efficient package with a shielded metal lid....

DSP and Microprocessor Algorithms Refactored for FPGA Acceleration

March 5, 2009 5:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Impulse Accelerated Technologies announced the launch of a new Professional Services Team providing C-to-FPGA services and custom IP for high-throughput processing. With this new team, Impulse offers custom engineering, tools, training and platform integration services, helping application development groups reduce their project risk while increasing performance and design reuse....

Digi-Key Corporation and Powerex, Inc. Announce Distribution Agreement for North America

March 5, 2009 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electronic components distributor Digi-Key Corporation and Powerex, Inc. announced that the companies have entered into an agreement for the distribution of Powerex products in North America. In stock and available for immediate shipment from Digi-Key are Powerex's IGBT modules, Intelligent Power Modules (IPMs), thyristor power switches, DC/DC converters, and high power diode modules....

Historic Web/Business Milestone for GlobalSpec: Over Five Million Registered Users

March 4, 2009 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

GlobalSpec announced that it has exceeded five million registered users, reinforcing its industry position as "the place" for engineering and industrial sector knowledge workers to perform essential work-flow related tasks. Over the past year, GlobalSpec's worldwide base of registered users has increased by one million, growing from four million registered users in January 2008 to its current level of five million....

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Transceiver Chipset Addresses North American UMTS Mrket

March 3, 2009 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products' MAX2557/MAX2597 WCDMA Band II and Band V femto base-station transceiver chipset includes a digital interface for the North American UMTS market. The MAX-PHY™ interface is said to eliminate the need for a mixed-signal analog front-end. The 48-pin fcLGA-packaged receiver (MAX2557) has 4 low-noise amplifier (LNA) inputs to allow monitoring of WCDMA and GSM macro-network signals....

Keithley Webinar Demystifies Testing of MIMO Communications Systems

March 3, 2009 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. will broadcast a free webinar titled "Demystifying Testing of MIMO Communications Systems" on Thursday, March 5, 2009. This one-hour seminar will provide an overview of the critical requirements for testing MIMO-based technologies and outline test methods that are applicable to 802....

DDR Interface IP Handles 1.6 Gb/s

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virage Logic's Intelli™ DDR3 System Aware IP™ solution has been system validated at speeds in excess of 1.6 Gb/s on a 65 nm process. The Intelli DDR3 memory interface includes a DRAM memory controller, I/O and what is said to be the industry’s first commercially available all-digital PHY+DLL....

WCDMA/HSPA PA Modules Target 3G Mobile Devices

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices' RF720x WCDMA/HSPA power amplifier (PA) modules address 3G multimode devices implementing mode-specific, band-specific front end architectures. The RF7200 (band 1), RF7206 (band 2), RF7203 (band 3, 4, 9 or 10) and the RF7211 (band 11) are designed for single-band operation. The RF7201 (band 1/8), RF7202 (band 2/5) and the RF7205 (band 1/5) integrate 2 band-specific PAs accommodating WCDMA/HSPA+ band combinations including 1...

DC/DC Converters Provide 30 W

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions' UEI30 isolated DC/DC converters deliver 30 W output power in small instruments, computer-based systems, datacoms equipment, remote sensor systems and vehicle electronics. The 23.4 × 48.8 × 8.9 mm devices offer regulated fixed output voltages of 3.3, 5, 12 and 15 V DC, and 4:1 inputs from 9 to 36 V DC and from 18 to 75 V DC....

Development Tools Address PLDs

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO™ Mini development kit is intended to prototype high-volume, cost-sensitive, low-density applications using the MachXO programmable logic device (PLD) family. The product includes the MachXO LCMXO2280 device, 1 Mb SPI Flash, 1 Mb SRAM, a temperature sensor, an expansion header for I²C and SPI interfaces; LEDs, user switches, and a USB cable....

SATA Compliance Test Software Enables 6-Gb/s Measurements

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ N5411B SATA compliance test software provides early 6-Gb/s physical layer transmitter measurements for users designing to the requirements of the SATA Revision 3.0 specification. The product tests general specifications, transmitted signal requirements and out-of-band specification for currently-shipping SATA products....

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