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Development Kit for Exploration of MATLAB Algorithms

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. launches its XtremeDSP tools package along with its XtremeDSP development kit based on the Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform. The individual DSP design tools, system generator for DSP and AccelDSP are offered individually to accommodate specific needs of users. The tool suite package enables DSP algorithm and system designers who use the MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink products to create high-performance systems using proprietary FPGAs....

Ball-Grid Array Probes for Oscilloscopes and Logic Analyzers

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. unveils its DDR2 and DDR3 ball-grid array (BGA) probes for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. The probes provide signal access points to the clock, strobe, data, address and command signals of the DDR3 DRAM for true compliance testing with an oscilloscope. The logic analyzer provides timing and a protocol view of the DRAM activities....

Balun Transformer Maintains Insertion Loss of 1.5 dB

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits announces its surface-mount RF transformer model TCN2-45+ that maintains typical insertion loss of 1.5 dB from 3.3 to 4.5 GHz. Based on reliable low-temperature-cofired-ceramic (LTCC) for small size, the 50Ω transformer has a secondary/primary impedance ratio of 2, and it is suitable for use in WiMAX designs....

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Transceiver Library Increases Productivity for High-Speed Design

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces its transceiver model library that was developed in collaboration with Altera Corp. for use with Agilent's Advanced Design System EDA software. This multi-gigabit transceiver library reduces development costs and increases productivity compared with classical analog simulation methods for multi-GHz printed circuit board and backplane signal integrity design and analysis....

Programmable LCD Modules Hasten Product Development

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

EarthLCD introduces its ezLCD series of programmable color TFT LCD modules with touchscreens. These intelligent serial LCDs incorporate the necessary components for a graphical user interface (GUI) in a small, low power consumption package that enables OEMs to customize the LCD for their specific product applications....

Power Amplifiers Enable High Linearity Transmitters

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corp. announces two power amplifiers that deliver optimal power and linearity performance for Ku-Band VSAT networks and emerging broadband satellite communications at Ka-Band. The Ku-band module features 40 dB (min.) gain, 0.5 dB (max.) gain flatness, typical output power at P1dB of +37 dBm, output third order intercept of +47 dBm (typ....

Passive Products Offer 0 dB through 20 dB Attenuation

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corp. announces its family of passive wideband fixed attenuator pads in die format that operate in the DC to 50 GHz frequency band. These fixed attenuator chips are suitable for use in applications that include microwave radio, military and space hybrid circuits, fiber optics, scientific instruments and general engineering prototypes....

Software Simplifies EMI Measurements During Product Development

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz introduces its ES-SCAN Windows software which, when used with proprietary ESPI3 or ESPI7 test receivers, enables electromagnetic interference (EMI) tests to be made at the earliest stages of product development, reducing the likelihood of costly redesigns later on. The software is easy to use, and it performs EMI measurements in accordance with commercial EMC standards....

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Low-Noise VCO Offers Spectral Purity

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits announces its surface-mount VCO model ROS-1590-319+ for applications requiring a low-noise signal at 1590 MHz. It offers optimal spectral purity with typical phase noise of -112 dBc/Hz offset 10 kHz from the carrier and -151 dBc/Hz offset 1 MHz. Harmonics are typically -23 dBc and spurious is typically -90 dBc....

Transmitter Provides Linear, Variable Gain

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces surface mount technology (SMT) packaged, gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receiver and transmitter devices that cover the 35 to 45 GHz and 36 to 42 GHz frequency bands, respectively. The image-reject receiver has a noise figure of 3....

Mini Schottky Diode Detector for RF and Microwave Applications

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Res-net Microwave, Inc. introduces its miniature Zero-Bias Schottky diode detector for RF and microwave applications. It has a low junction capacitance and optimal sensitivity and bandwidth, making it suitable for navigation systems, wireless networks and devices, security/alarm systems, radar and radio controlled transmitters....

Diagnostic Tool Is Sensitive to Electrostatic Discharge

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trek, Inc. introduces its Model 900 ESD event detector, a diagnostic tool for manufacturing environments that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD), including electronic, semiconductor and medical device manufacturing and assembly. The tool is used to identify incidents or verify suspected areas of ESD activity within a manufacturing site....

Up-/Down-Converting Mixer for 2.5G/3G Wireless-Infrastructure Applications

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2029 high performance, fully integrated, 815 MHz to 1,000 MHz SiGe passive mixer. Designed for 2.5G/3G wireless-infrastructure applications, the mixer delivers a combination of linearity, noise performance and component integration. When configured as an up-converter, this single IC provides 39 dBm of IIP3, 71 dBc of LO ± 2IF suppression and a conversion loss of 6 dB....

Passive Mixer Includes an On-Chip LO Buffer

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. announces its model ADL5350 small footprint high performance passive mixer. This GaAs pHEMT passive mixer can be used in both down-conversion receiver and up-conversion transmit path applications within a broad frequency range to 4 GHz. The mixer includes an on-chip LO buffer, minimizing the need for an external drive amplifier that is commonly required by some GaAs FET based mixers....

Signal Generators Gain Support for 1xEV-DO Rev. A

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz introduces an option for its high-performance RF and baseband signal generators that allows the instruments to generate signals in conformance with Rel. 0 and Rev. A of the CDMA 1xEV-DO standard. The capability is available as Option SMx-K47 for the SMU200A, SMJ100A and SMATE200A vector signal generators, as well as the AMU200A baseband signal generator/fading simulator and as AFQ-K247 for the AFQ100A IQ modulation gener...

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