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PCB Design Cycle Time Cut in Half

May 8, 2008 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mentor Graphics Corporation and Agilent Technologies Inc. have jointly developed solution that can significantly improve productivity for the design of RF circuits click to enlarge Using the RF Solution, specific parametric RF shapes can be imported into the Mentor environment and all parameters are maintained....

WiFi "Piggybacking": Is it a Question of Ethics?

May 8, 2008 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief I'm sure we've all been tempted at some point to hop on another person's WiFi connection when we are in desperate mode to access that "life changing" email. The situation usually starts out very innocently. You've got a project to do, you set aside the time, fire up your laptop, hit the Internet Explorer icon and you get one of those dreaded error messages....

3G+ Baseband Prototype System Implementation Part 3 of 3

May 8, 2008 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Second- and third-generation serial RapidIO devices provide additional proprietary features to further enhance 3G+ baseband performance and function. Trevor Hiatt, IDT Flow-Control Management (FCM) Division This is the third and final article in a series focusing on how enhancements in second- and third-generation serial RapidIO devices can improve 3G+ baseband Figure 1: Here is the Silicon...

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Triple Output Step-Down Switching Regulator for Portable Applications

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro® announces a new triple output step down switching regulator. Allegro’s A4490 provides three high current, adjustable, high performance, switching regulator outputs with an input voltage range of 4.5 to 34 V. Each output is adjustable from 0.8 to 5 V with a maximum current of 2 A. Multiphase switching reduces EMI and minimizes stress on input capacitors by interleaving the turn-on cycle of the regulators....

Signal Generators Cover a Wide Range of Frequencies

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Portable and Lightweight Low Levels of Adjacent Channel Power Peak Output Power of Up to +16 dBm The IFR 3410 series from Aeroflex, Inc. contains portable, lightweight signal generators that cover a wide range of carrier frequencies to 6 GHz. High quality analog and vector modulation capabilities make them suitable for research, development and manufacturing applications....

90 nm Non-Volatile FPGA Family is Fully Qualified

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. announces that the 17K LUT LatticeXP2–17 device, one of five members of its third-generation non-volatile LatticeXP2 FPGA family, has been fully qualified and released to volume production. Designed using the industry's most advanced non-volatile FPGA technology, a 90 nm embedded Flash process manufactured on 300 mm wafers, the LatticeXP2 devices provide the "instant-on" and reduced footprint benefits of ...

High-power LEDs Up to 90 Lumens per Watt

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. introduces 1- and 3-W high-power LEDs that deliver high luminosity, long operating life and system efficiency in a broad range of designs. Part of Everlight’s XcelLED™ series, the EHP-AX08/P01 (1-Watt) and EHP-AX08/P03 (3-Watt) families are among the highest-flux emitters on the market....

Mini OCXO Offers High Phase Noise Performance

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Precision SC-Cut Crystal Frequency up to 250 MHz Small Hermetic Package Greenray Industries combines precision crystal technology with a low noise oscillator and multiplier to develop a family of miniature, ovenized crystal oscillators that are capable of delivering high phase noise performance up through 250 MHz....

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Dual Small Signal MOSFETs for Portable Electronics

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor announces three new dual MOSFETs offered in an ultra-small SOT-963 package and optimized for space-constrained portable electronics. Measuring 1.0 × 1.0 mm, the SOT-963 offers 30% smaller mount area than comparable MOSFET solutions offered in a single SOT-723 package and a 60% smaller footprint than SOT-563 devices....

Microcontrollers and General Purpose DSCs in Small Packages

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Real-Time Clock and Calendar Two On-Chip Comparators Small Packages Measure 6࡬ mm Microchip Technology, Inc. announces its 10 PIC24H family of 40 MIPS 16-bit microcontrollers, its 10 dsPIC33 family of general purpose DSCs and its 10 dsPIC33 motor control and power conversion family DSCs....

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Low Profile SMD Board-to-FPC Connector Saves Space

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stacking Height of 0.9 mm Gold Plated Contacts Resistant to Shock and Vibration Omron Electronic Components LLC announces its series of 0.4 mm (0.016 inches) pitch SMD board-to-FPC plug and socket connectors. When mated, they have a stacking height of just 0.9 mm (0.035 inches) and a width of 4....

Horn Antenna for Wireless Measurements

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Prevents RF Leakage Optimal Gain with Low VSWR Signed Certificate of Conformance ETS-Lindgren launches its Model 3164-08 open boundary quad-ridged horn antenna that meets the demands of UWB, GSM, PCS, Wi-Fi and WiMax testing. Its “open boundary” design enhances its appearance and capabilities....

Single-Chip Transceiver Delivers High Radio Performance

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-Low Power Operation Peak Current of 13.5 mA Fast Front-End Automatic Gain Control Nordic Semiconductor ASA releases its nRF24L01+ single chip 2.4 GHz transceiver that offers high radio performance, ultra-low power (ULP) operation, a 250 kbps data rate option mode that triples operating range, and drop-in compatibility with the existing nRF24L01 2....

Measurement Receiver Platform Offers Expanded Band Coverage

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Troubleshoot Network Technologies Assess Competitive Networks Make Specialist Measurements Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces six models for its W1314A measurement receiver platform that offer expanded band coverage. They simultaneously measure all wireless technologies in all RF bands in a given market using a single unit....

ZigBee Radio Module Features TI Transceiver Platform

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Output Power up to 10 mW Small footprint FCC, IC and CE certified California Eastern Laboratories adds the Matrix transceiver platform to its family of ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4 radio modules. This module is based on the Texas Instruments CC2430 transceiver platform, and it provides a fully-integrated, drop-in ZigBee radio system....

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