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Arbitrary Waveform Generators Provide Performance Boost

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

Tektronix, Inc. announces its AWG7000B and AWG5000B Series of arbitrary waveform generators (AWG). The AWG B series provides a 20% performance boost over many of the prior AWG instruments, and it meets the test needs for high-speed serial data buses and wideband RF applications. With 9.6 GHz effective RF output, 10-bit resolution, and sample rates up to 24 GS/s, the AWG7000B produces high-speed serial waveforms with real life imperfections ...

High Linearity Switch for WLAN and Bluetooth Markets

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

Tyco Electronics M/A-COM unveils its Model MASW-008955 DC to 3.5 GHz SP3T RoHS-compliant switch for applications that require high linearity, low insertion loss and fast settling time over a wide frequency range in an ultra-small package size. Typical applications include filter and antenna switching in WLAN or Bluetooth systems that connect separate receive functions to a common antenna....

Oscillator Features Low Power Consumption

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

VIDA Products introduced its Model V10 oscillator that features low power consumption and less than -140 dBc/Hz at 1 MHz offsets. Frequency ranges are 6 to 13 GHz, 7 to 15 GHz and 8 to 18 GHz....

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HBT Chip Delivers High Peformance

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

California Eastern Labs introduces the NESG303100G SiGe HBT chip from NEC for engineers whose designs can benefit from the use of die. The chip is produced using NEC’s 110 GHz fT silicon germanium processing technology. Suitable for both oscillator and LNA applications in 2.4 to 5.8 GHz mobile communications designs, specifications include high breakdown voltage of 5 V and hFE from 220 to 380....

SSOP Optocouplers Offer a Combination of Features

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

Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. introduces its EL3H7-G Series of four-pin SSOP photo-transistor optocouplers with a combination of key specifications that include a low-profile (2 mm) package, high isolation voltage (3,750 Vrms), minimum creepage distance (5 mm), wide operating temperature range (-55°C to 110°C), multiple current-transfer-ratio (CTR) bins and high breakdown voltage (80 V)....

MMIC Multiplier Uses GaAs PHEMT Technology

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

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces its Model HMC598 GaAs MMIC Active x2 Frequency Multiplier chip which allows radio designers to achieve continuous output frequency coverage from 22 to 46 GHz. This multiplier also provides optimal fundamental and sub-harmonic suppression in clock generation, point-to-point radio, military and space, VSAT and test equipment applications....

Silicon Protection Arrays Protect Against ESD Surges

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

Littelfuse, Inc. announced its SP3000 Series of electrostatic discharge (ESD) over-voltage suppression devices for data lines and interface circuits in a range of equipment. Applications include PCs and PC peripherals, hand-held devices, adapter cards and data communications equipment, including USB2....

Small Audio Subsystem Provides High Output Power

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

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9877, a small audio subsystem that combines a high-efficiency, high-power, mono Class D speaker amplifier, a DirectDrive, stereo headphone amplifier and a low-noise, bypass analog switch. In addition to this integration, the device uses a proprietary third-generation, ultra-low EMI Class D amplifier technology to provide Class AB audio performance with Class D efficiency....

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6U VMEbus SBC Supports Intel Multicore Architectures

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

MEN Micro, Inc. offers a 6U VMEbus single board computer (SBC) that supports several Intel processors from the 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo T7400 down to the single core Celeron M. The rugged Model A19 uses Intel’s low-power 945 GME Express chipset with an integrated 256-bit graphics engine, providing up to 250 MHz for optimal graphics performance, and it enables the connection of two monitors with either the same or different displays....

USB PHY Cores Perform in Consumer Applications

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

MIPS Technologies, Inc. introduces its 40 nm USB PHY IP core and USB-certified 1.8 V 45 nm USB PHY IP core, enabling developers to integrate USB functionality into their advanced SoCs for a large number of consumer applications. These cores represent a new generation of USB physical layer architectures using 1....

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DC/DC Converters Offer High Performance in Small Packages

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

Murata Power Solutions, Inc. releases its fully isolated (2,250 V DC) UCE series of cost-effective eighth-brick DC/DC converters with fixed output voltages from 1.5 V to 12 V, output current to 40 A and output power up to 100 W. These converters have a high-density, open-frame design that uses an interleaved synchronous rectifier topology to achieve efficiency levels of over 90%....

Isolator Delivers 1,500 W Peak Power

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

Raditek, Inc. announces its F1 Series isolator that is robust and high power. This double junction cellular band 850 to 869 MHz coaxial isolator features 65 dB isolation (typically >70 dB), 0.45 dB insertion loss, 1.20 VSWR, SMAf on input and Nf on output with input and output monitor cables. Reverse power is 150 W, forward power is 200 W and peak power is 1,500 W....

Software Improves RF Board Design

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

Agilent Technologies, Inc. releases its Genesys 2008.07 software that contains improvements to the reliability of artwork masks for electromagnetic (EM) verification and RF board manufacturing, along with modeling and user interface improvements. This functionality results in shorter design cycles with fewer iterations for RF designers....

Dual Band Antenna Performs Indoors and Outdoors

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

Astron Wireless Technologies, Inc. offers a low profile dual band antenna for both indoor and outdoor use with a design that features broadband performance and ease of mounting. Electrically, the antenna has a power handling capability of 50 W. The cable is RG58 with a U/V stable, polypropylene radome and 3M VHB series two-sided adhesive gasket....

Single Chip Synchronous Clock Solution Works for SETS

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

The STC5230 single chip solution of timing source in SDH, SONET and synchronous Ethernet network elements from Connor-Winfield Corporation is fully compliant with ITU-G.813 and Telcordia GR1244 and GR253. It accepts 12 reference inputs, and it generates nine independent synchronized output clocks. Reference input frequencies are automatically detected, and inputs are individually monitored for quality....

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