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FHSS Radio Module Enables Networked LOS and BLOS

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intuicom, Inc., introduces its Model C1000 m ultra-small spread spectrum OEM RF transceiver module with “leap-ahead” performance technology. Designed for integration into military/aerospace instruments and commercial systems where size, weight and power consumption are critical design issues, the module is suitable for unmanned vehicles, robotics and portable devices....

Beryllium Oxide Achieves Higher Thermal Conductivity

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS Brush Ceramic Products Inc. announced an increase in thermal conductivity over standard beryllium oxide BeO. Called BW3250, the material now delivers thermal conductivity of greater than 325 W/mK at room temperature, an increase of over 15% from the 285 W/mK that was previously obtainable. The benefits in heat dissipation afforded by this advancement will allow devices using BeO to deliver higher RF outputs....

Logarithmic Detector/Controller Operates at 3 GHz

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave’s HMC612LP4(E) logarithmic detector/controller functions in applications in a frequency range from 50 Hz to 3 GHz. The RF power measurement device has a ۫ dB dynamic range from greater than 60 dB to 0.9 GHz, a 45 dB dynamic range at 3 GHz, an operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C, and input frequencies from 50 Hz to 0....

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Linear Power Amplifier Delivers +39 dBm OIP3

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband’s XP1035-QH linear power amplifier supplies +39 dBM OIP3, 26 dB signal gain, and covers a power range from 5.9 to 9.5 GHz. The RoHS-compliant 4 mm 2 device features on-chip ESD protection structures and temperature compensated power detector, and DC bypass capacitors. The QFN-packaged GaAs MMIC amplifier is suited for applications such as point-to-point radio, LMDS, SATCOM, and VSAT....

Module Functions with 2 GB Memory

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro’s XM50 PowerPC-based ESMexpress module runs up to 2 GB of soldered DDR2 SDRAM with error-correcting code (ECC) as well as non-volatile SRAM and FRAM. The nearly-ANSI-VITA-standardized device comes with a PowerQUICC III MPC8548 processor operating at up to 1.5 GHz and a maximum total power dissipation of 12 W....

Sensor Delivers Low-Light Performance

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies’ OV563-series of CameraChip sensors possess a light sensitivity of 960 mV/Lux-sec in a 1.75 micron OmniPixel3-HS architecture. The 5 mega pixel devices support automatic exposure control, gain control, white balance, 50/60 Hz luminance detection, and black level calibration....

Light Rings Use LED Packages

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OPTEK Technology’s OPA80 and OPA83 Series near-infrared light rings come in through-hole LED packages including surface mount devices with a viewing angle of 100° and 3 mm through-hole packages with viewing angles of 18° and LED quantities ranging from 10 to 24 V. The RoHS-compliant devices have a typical forward voltage of 1....

Converters Integrate 800 V MOSFET

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics’ VIPer17-series off-line switched-mode converters use an 800 V avalanche-rugged MOSFET and SMPS designs up to 12 W. The DIP- and SMD-packaged devices include adjustable over-voltage and overload protection, hysteretic over-temperature protection, two levels of over-current protection, and a fault-initiated auto-restart function....

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HV Power Amplifier Achieves 80 Kv Output

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Trek’s Model 40/15 high voltage amplifier provides up to 80 kV of peak-to-peak output with a range from 0 to ± 40 kV DC or peak AC and an output current ranging from 0 to ± 15 mA DC or peak AC. The bipolar output device features a DC offset adjustment range from 0 to ± 40 kV, a slew rate above 350 V/µs, and four-quadrant, class AB, all-solid-state output stages....

Ultra-Small SMT Oscillator

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 0.380 inches×  0.380 inches × 0.220 inches, Crystek Corporation offers the CVCO38CC-3660-3700 voltage-controlled oscillator. Operating from 3,660 to 3,700 MHz at a tuning voltage range from 0.300 to 4.7000 VDC, the device has an output power of +4.000 dBm (typ.) for a 50 Ω load with a supply of +5....

Platform Utilizes 18 GHz Frequency

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Astron Wireless Technologies’ HESA DF platform runs at a co-located frequency range from 2 MHz to 18 GHz for configuring multiple antenna elements in a small form factor. The device provides a customized DF antenna according to customer requirements and an environment that optimizes antenna and system efficiency....

Latches Offer Dynamic Offset Cancellation

June 13, 2008 12:34 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro Microsystems’ A329-series Hall-effect latches feature dynamic offset cancellation that reduces the residual offset voltage caused by device package overmolding, temperature dependencies, and thermal stress. The temperature-stable devices include a voltage regulator, Hall-voltage transducer, small-signal amplifier, Schmitt trigger, and short-circuit protected open-collector output sinking up to 25 mA....

ARM Security Solutions and Numonyx Authenticated Flash

June 11, 2008 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Numonyx Through a combination of integrated hardware and software components, ARM TrustZone* technology provides the basis for a highly-protected system architecture targeted specifically at securing consumer products such as mobile phones, PDAs, set-top boxes or other systems running open Operating Systems (OS), such as Symbian OS, Linux and Windows CE....

Demystifying Embedded Code Storage

June 11, 2008 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Numonyx Embedded system designers have a variety of code execution methods to choose from: eXecute-In-Place (XIP), Fully Shadowed and Demand Paging. Using the best method is the key for a cost-effective solution. Each method has different implications in terms of RAM and Flash usage which directly affect the cost of the system....

Flash File Systems Overview

June 11, 2008 11:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Numonyx Flash memory is a non-volatile memory, which allows the user to electrically program (write) and erase information. The exponential growth of flash memory has made this technology an indispensable part of billions of electronic devices....

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