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Wet Tantalum High-Energy Capacitor with Low ESR of 0.035 W

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay HE3 represents a major breakthrough in wet tantalum capacitor technology by utilizing Vishay's SuperTan® hybrid cathode technology in combination with industry-leading anode designs. Its design features a unique double seal for improved reliability and performance, while providing a capacitance range of 3300 µF to 72000 µF, one of the highest capacitances per unit volume of any wet tantalum capacitor, and a low ESR of 0....

Technology Powers Wireless Greenhouse of the Future

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in battery-free communication technology for wireless sense and control applications, announces that Kronos has selected GreenPeak’s low-power wireless mesh networking technology for one of their wireless terminals. Hortimax, a Kronos VAR (value added reseller), is active in greenhouse harvesting management systems....

Exciting Times Ahead for MicroTCA

June 16, 2008 10:53 am | Articles | Comments

Howard M. Glassman, Director of Business Development, Communications GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms The PICMG MicroTCA .0 specification was ratified almost exactly two years ago, and, since then, the MicroTCA platform has captured significant interest. It has often been viewed primarily as a telecommunications platform, but it has also seen success in the military/defense, medical and commercial markets and in industrial automation.

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Fixed Attenuators Feature Frequency Range of DC-6 GHz

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

Trilithic’s RF & Microwave Components Division releases its XFP-6 series of 2 W fixed attenuators. The series features a frequency range of DC-6 GHz with attenuation values from 1 dB to 40 dB. VSWR is optimal and specified at 1.25:1. The attenuation accuracy is typically ± 0.5 dB depending on the dB value....

Linear Amplifier Powers EGSM WCDMA Networks

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

ANADIGICS, Inc. announces its AWT6281 HELP3 WCDMA linear power amplifier for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks. This amplifier extends the operating time of 3G handsets and data cards which is critical for successful operation using high speed packet access (HSPA) networks....

OEM Mixed Language Simulator for FPGA Design

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

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces an agreement that will deliver an OEM FPGA mixed language simulator. Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with the ispLEVER design tool suite, providing mixed language simulation (VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog), co-simulation with Simulink from The MathWorks and simulation support for Lattice encrypted IP Cores....

Linux Eases Development of Advanced Capabilities for Smart Wireless Devices

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Articles | Comments

From a designer's point of view, managing the integration of smart wireless devices while maintaining time to market schedules and project budgets can be a challenge. Unlike the low-cost cell phone market, where products boast few bells and whistles beyond the ability to make and receive calls, smart wireless devices are all about features.

Wideband Power Amplifier Modules Cover 10 MHz to 15 GHz

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

PNS? Link Microtek Ltd. introduces two MMIC-based connectorized power amplifier modules that are suitable for broadband instrumentation, test equipment and communications applications. Manufactured by Hittite Microwave Corporation, Models HMC-C037 and HMC-C036 are GaAs PHEMT 0.5 W power amplifiers that operate over the 10 MHz to 15 GHz frequency range....

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MIMO RF Transceiver Performs in WiMAX Applications

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

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2839 single-chip, 2.3 to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that uses a dual-receiver architecture to mitigate RF channel fading, thereby increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by as much as 10 dB compared to a single-receiver architecture. This improved performance maximizes the data throughput and radio-link range of nomadic and mobile WiMAX subscriber applications in notebook computers...

Security System Offers Protection for FPGA Designs

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

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products unveils its 1-Wire secure memory devices that add additional security to designs using the Altera Cyclone III and Cyclone II FPGA families. These secure memory devices incorporate the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), a thoroughly scrutinized public hash protocol developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the 1-Wire interface....

SMT Connectors Offer Secure Mating Retention

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

PNS? Molex, Inc. introduces its series of 2.00 mm pitch SMT wire-to-board connectors for applications that require secure electrical contact. The CLIK-Mate connector features a positive locking mechanism that provides an audible click, indicating that it is fully mated. Rated at 3.0 A, the connectors can be used for signal and power connections in a variety of end-user products that include flat panel displays, gaming devices and on-board a...

Fixed Attenuators Available in Four Models

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

PNS? BroadWave Technologies, Inc. introduces its line of low cost fixed attenuators. These 1 W units are available in SMA (Model 351-300-XXX), N (Model 352-300-XXX), TNC (Model 353-300-XXX) and BNC (Model 354-300-XXX) connectors. Male to female configurations are standard, and other configurations are available upon request....

Proximity Sensors Make Mobile Devices User-Friendly

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

PNS? OSRAM Opto Semiconductors two SMT proximity sensors (Models SFH7740 and SFH7741) use distance measurements to detect a mobile device’s operating status without physical contact to the sensor itself. This technology allows for the automatic shut-off of displays and keypads when no longer needed, improving performance and efficiency of products such as cell phones and digital cameras....

Compact Power Supplies Deliver Peak Power of 600 W

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

PNS? Power Partners introduces its PPR250 Series of power supplies that deliver 250 W of power with 600 W of peak power in a compact 5" x 3.2" x 1.5" package. The series is suitable for price-sensitive, size-sensitive or low profile applications in the telecom, datacom, industrial and process control industries....

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Rectifiers Save Energy and Deliver High Efficiency

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

PNS? Power-One, Inc. introduces its FMP25.48 energy-saving 2,500 W, -48 V rectifier that delivers efficiencies exceeding 92%. Power densities surpassing 27 W/cubic inch enable 12.5 kW of power in a one rack-unit 23" shelf. A variety of distribution options are available to enhance flexibility when powering site-level communication applications such as wireless base stations, remote switches and broadband access....

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