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Mixer Works Point-to-Multipoint

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

Hittite Microwave's HMC662LC3 GaAS MMIC double-balanced mixer performs in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radio, test equipment, laboratory and military applications from 6 to 12 GHz. The high-IP3 device functions as an upconverter or a downconverter with optimized balun structures providing up to 42 dB of LO to RF and LO to IF isolation, and 8 dB conversion loss....

RFID Reference Design Includes Tool Suite

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

Atmel’s AT88SC-ADK2 Keen+ 13.56 MHz RFID reference design comes with Atmel’s Crypto Evaluation Studio tool suite, an application development board, CryptoRF samples in tag and smart card form, a USB cable and a quick start guide. The tool suite has a menu-driven GUI for CryptoRF configuration and testing, as well as development libraries and code examples for all host-side cryptographic operations required for secure communication....

Analog Switch Exhibits Negative Signal Capability

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

Austriamicrosystem’s AS1747 dual Single-Pole/Double-Throw (SPDT) analog signal switch presents negative signal capability to allow designs without AC coupling capacitance in audio applications. The IC shows on-resistance of 0.40 Ο, channel-to-channel matching of 0.03 Ω, on-resistance flatness of 0....

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Fixed Attenuator Offers Connector Choices

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

BroadWave Technologies’ Model 359-284-2R5 2.5 dB fixed attenuator can be connected via any combination of BNC, F, N, SMA or TNC connectors. The device exhibits 50 Ω impedance and power handling of 1 W in a frequency range from DC to 2,200 MHz. Other designs feature 2, 30, 50, 100 and 150 W average power handling in frequency ranges up to 3 GHz....

Wireless Data Loggers Record with 4 Inputs

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

Fourier Systems’ DataNet ZigBee wireless data loggers offer 4 recording inputs for direct measurement and recording of PT-100 thermocouple (J, K, and T), voltage, current, frequency, and pulse. The devices come with internal temperature sensors, a 4-channel RF logger, operating keypad, LCD display, and a monitoring network....

Timing Module Uses GPS Receiver

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDK’s NCR-64 embedded timing module utilizes a GPS receiver to deliver a 1 pps output-aligned UTC (Coordinated Universal Time) signal at 3.3 V DC. The device provides a ±0.02 ppm three-channel 10 MHz standard clock signal when locked on the GPS signal and a TOD (Time Of Day) GPS signal output. The module operates on a 12 V DC ±5% supply voltage drawing 10....

UWB ICs Utilize 65 nm CMOS Technology

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Staccato Communications’ Ripcord2™ family single-chip UWB ICs uses 65 nm CMOS process technology to support wireless USB, Bluetooth, wireless IP and wireless audio/video. The components support WiMedia Band Groups 1, 3 and 6, Time Frequency Codes (TFC) 1 to 10, data rate modes from 53.3 to 480 Mb/s and DAA (Detection and Avoidance)....

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Diplexers Enable Feeder Cable Sharing

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems’ FD9R6004 Series wideband diplexers enable feeder cable sharing between systems in the 806 to 960 MHz and 1710 to 2200 MHz ranges. The 3.10 lbs. 0.43 L components accommodate the combining of wireless communications services, such as Cellular 800 MHz with PCS, and allow carriers to use multiple transmit frequencies at full power....

Matrix Design Supports Wireless Testing

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renaissance Electronics’ new design approach for a modular switch matrix system contains a 3 × 4 configuration with programmable attenuation paths supporting Wi-Fi and WiMAX validation test criteria. The matrix handles up to 30 dBm of composite RF power level to perform both Tx and Rx related measurements....

End-to-End Product Suite for 4G Wireless

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Continuous Computing® introduces a comprehensive set of products that address the 3rd Generation Partnership Project’s (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless standard. Now available is an end-to-end offering that spans the entire range of LTE network infrastructure ranging from the Home eNodeB to the Evolved Packet Core (EPC)....

Amplifier Exhibits Low Noise

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits’ TAMP-960LN+ 5 V SMT amplifier offers a noise level of 0.550 dB while delivering 18 dB gain and an output power of 16.5 dBm. The 0.591" × 0.394" × 0.118" aqueous-washable device operates in CDMA applications from 824 to 894 MHz, GSM Rx applications from 880 to 915 MHz and GSM Tx applications from 925 to 960 MHz....

Network Device Syncs Wireless Backhaul

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation’s ToPSync (timing over packet synchronization) ACS9510 network synchronization device combines IEEE1588v2 precision time protocol (PTP) with a proprietary SONET/SDH synchronous equipment timing source (SETS) solution. The ACS9510 enables IP networks to provide time alignment between base station nodes or network switches, making it unnecessary to use GPS modules and oscillators at each node....

What’s Going to Be Our Next “Sputnik”?

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Nancy Maas, Editor-in-Chief nancy.maas@advantagemedia.com More times than not today you read about how the U.S. is falling behind in its production of graduates trained in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. According to “Tapping America’s Potential” (TAP), a coalition of 16 leading organizations, such a situation could cause the U....

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Oscillators Replace Crystal with Silicon

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories’ Si500 family of quartz-free, all silicon oscillators enable replacement of quartz-based XOs with an IC solution. The devices significantly expand Silicon Labs' product offering to address Replacing crystal with silicon cuts lead times from up to 12 weeks down to two weeks. The components eliminate the quartz resonator that must be cut and tuned for each frequency, and replaces it with a silicon oscillator manufacture...

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