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May 8, 2006 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the demand for wireless devices above 50 GHz increases, SiGeC BiCMOS-based technologies will step up to the plate to offer cutting-edge technologies and competitive costs. This article discusses an integrated PLL, tunable from 54.5 to 57.8 GHz and manufactured in a SiGe:C BiCMOS technology. By Wolfgang Winkler, Johannes Borngräber, Bernd Heinemann and Frank Herzel Glossary of Acronyms ...

CDMA Handset Antenna Switch

May 8, 2006 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor introduces a high-power antenna switch for CDMA applications. The product, TQP4M3019, is supplied in a 2 × 2 mm, 12-lead STSLP package. The part, in SP3T (single-pole, triple-throw) configuration, provides good cross-modulation and isolation performance while exhibiting low insertion loss in all frequency bands (PCS, cellular and GPS)....

The Industrial "Niche" Market

May 8, 2006 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a panel discussion held during CTIA last month, a great deal of attention was paid to the newest innovations in cell phone technology — something one would expect from such a conference. Speakers promoted the newest gadgetry and the extensive features that went along with them, and explained how this will lead to the best service on the market for consumers....


Trends in RF Oscillator Applications

May 8, 2006 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Peter Sinclair, C-MAC MicroTechnology Frequency-control devices provide the "heartbeat" of all kinds of RF equipment. The system clock is as vital as any other component of the functional whole. It should come as little surprise then, that the market forces at work upon the frequency-control sector are basically the same as those that are shaping the RF industry as a whole: constant pressure to deliver higher performance, highe...

Design and Analysis Software

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx announces the latest version of its PlanAhead™ software, a hierarchical design and analysis solution that, along with Xilinx ISE™ software, delivers a high performance advantage for Xilinx Virtex-4™ and Spartan™-3 FPGAs. The release also simplifies partial reconfiguration for Xilinx FPGAs....

GPS Module

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LEA-4A, 17 × 22 mm in size, is u-blox's GPS module, featuring the 16-channel ANTARIS 4 receiver technology developed jointly by Atmel and u-blox. The LEA-4A module uses 40% less power than its predecessor (the LEA-LA) and includes a USB port for flexible connectivity, high data rates and combined power and data transmission over one link....

Modeling Solution

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

CoWare® Inc. announces a standards-based modeling solution for platform-driven ESL design with the new release of CoWare ConvergenSC®. The solution consists of a new standards-based modeling library for SystemC transaction-level modeling (TLM) and ConvergenSC tools that ease development and accelerate reuse of platform models across design....

Inductor Products

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announces three inductive product series for high frequency applications. The AL series utilizes a thin-film technology for high reliability and precision tolerances to 1% or ± 1 nH. The CL series is a multilayer technology with good overall characteristics. The WL series is a wirewound technology that offers the highest usable frequency range, highest current carrying capability, and the best Q factor of the...


Introducing Digital Techniques to Radio Products

April 4, 2006 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

This article will present an introduction of the use of digital demodulators, as compared to a conventional FM receiver used with an analog demodulator, such as a PLL, or more commonly, a limiter-discriminator. It will present the case that digital demodulators not only offer advantages for modern radios, but provide a degree of future-proofing as well....

Tower-mounted Amplifier

April 4, 2006 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrew Corporation announces a tower-mounted amplifier (TMA) that will provide operators with a suitable option for coverage and capacity enhancement for 3G networks. The Andrew OneBase™ Compact TMA, at 1.5 liters, makes it simple to visually integrate at an operator’s cell site or within a remote electrical tilt-enabled basestation antenna....

Pre-integrated Software Packages

April 4, 2006 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

TTPCom Limited and Analog Devices announce multimedia software and user applications pre-integrated with GSM/GPRS protocol stack software for multimedia feature phones based on Analog Devices' SoftFone® chipsets. The essential multimedia features such as MPEG4/H.263 video encode/decode, multi-megapixel still image capture, MP3/AAC music playback and polyphonic MIDI ring tone software are integrated with the protocol stack software and va...

System Software

April 4, 2006 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tendril announces the Tendril Service Broker v1.0 on a second low-power wireless network platform — the EmberZNet 2.0 ZigBee-compliant network stack. The Tendril Service Broker is also compliant with the EmberNet proprietary network platform. The Tendril Service Broker is system software that allows organizations to leverage the power of wireless sensor networks that integrate different types of low-power sensors with enterprise or prod...

Dual Photovoltaic MOSFET Driver SSRs

April 4, 2006 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay announces a solid-state-relay, dual photovoltaic MOSFET driver that offers a high open-circuit voltage and short-circuit current combination. The VO1263AB is optimized for MOSFET and SCR gate-drive applications in end-products including isolated medical equipment, uninterruptible power supplies, consumer appliances, automated test equipment, switching equipment and industrial controls....

Processor Support Package

April 4, 2006 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

CoWare announces its Model Library support for the MIPS32® 34K™ core family — new processor cores launched from MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS). Integration of the processor model into CoWare's ConvergenSC SystemC-based environment for platform-driven ESL design enables users and prospective users of the MIPS32 34 k cores to assess and optimize their capabilities on system performance, at an early stage of design....

Power-management Interface

April 4, 2006 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor and ARM announce the second-generation PowerWise™ interface (PWI) specification, which provides enhanced power-management-interconnect capability to feature-rich, multi-domain SoCs in battery-powered, handheld electronic devices. As an extension of PWI 1.0, PWI 2.0 adds multi-domain capability to address emerging needs of highly integrated SoCs....


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