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High Bandwidth Oscilloscope Operates in Real Time

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy Corporation introduces its WaveMaster 8 Zi Series digital oscilloscopes, serial data analyzers and disk drive analyzers that provides up to 30 GHz of bandwidth, 80 GS/s of sample rate, 512 megapoints of analysis and greater than 15 GHz edge triggering. With optimal instrument responsiveness, 10 to 100 times faster analysis processing time, a large 15....

Dual Digital Pulsers Enhance Ultrasound Imaging

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX4810/MAX4811/MAX4812 dual, high-voltage digital pulsers. Providing a guaranteed 1.3 A (min.) output current, these devices can be independently configured to enable unipolar or bipolar pulsing in high-voltage systems from low-voltage logic outputs. Three logic inputs per channel and two independent ones enable inputs that ensure that the output MOSFETs are turned off to speed ramp times and minimi...

Silicone-Free Interface Material Provides High Thermal Conductivity

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

MH&W International introduces Keratherm U 90 thermal interface material for use where contamination concerns prohibit the use of silicone-based thermal pads, but where high levels of thermal conductivity are needed for sufficient thermal transfer in hot electronic devices. U 90 material consists of a ceramic-filled polyurethane film with thermal conductivity of 6 W/mK and thermal impedance of 0....

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Networked Acquisition Controller Speeds Test and Measurement Throughput

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

MI Technologies introduces its Model MI-788 networked acquisition controller (NAC) that optimizes and reduces the ‘overhead' time that instruments and network components require for handshaking, coordinating, triggering and managing data flow in test systems. The product streamlines the cycle of triggering and data flow among instruments for higher throughput and faster data collection....

Power Bead Inductors Improve Efficiency

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse introduces seven series of power bead inductors, providing the ability to optimize performance across a range of applications, frequencies and load requirements. These efficient, off-the-shelf power beads are suitable for multi-phase buck regulator applications. Their low direct current resistance (DCR) minimizes inductor conduction losses, their low-loss ferrite cores minimize inductor switching losses and their small footprint enabl...

Phase Lock Oscillators Offer Improved Stability

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phase Locked Oscillators from Raditek use dielectric resonators for improved stability and phase noise. Model RPLO-D is compact, lightweight and available from 3 to 40 GHz with low available phase noise. Internal reference is OCXO, IR 0.5 ppm; RF power is 13 to 16 dBm; harmonics are -45 dBc; spurious is -80 dBc; supply voltage is from 11....

Serial Data Equalization Software Tests High Speed Designs

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. announces serial data equalization software for its Infiniium 90000A series oscilloscope. This software is suitable for testing devices based on high-speed serial data technologies such as PCI Express 3.0, USB 3.0, SATA 6 Gbps and SAS 6 Gbps. The software provides equalization tools for real-time analysis to help reduce receiver errors....

Hybrid Camera Platform Puts Photos, Video on a Chip

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ambarella, Inc. announces its A5 system-on-a-chip (SoC) platform for hybrid cameras. The A5 platform enables key hybrid camera functions such as 10 mega-pixel (MP) still images, full high-definition (HD) recording and simultaneous dual-resolution recording for fast Internet sharing. Tucked into a small low-power package, the SoC platform lets consumers take high-quality photos and video in affordably priced pocket-sized cameras....

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FPGA-Computing Boards Support Military/Aerospace Applications

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

BittWare, Inc. releases its S4-AMC (S4AM), a member of the "S4" family of board-level signal processing solutions which leverages Altera Corporation's Stratix IV family of FPGAs. This advanced mezzanine card (AdvancedMC) uses the Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA to provide optimal performance and flexibility....

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Mini Twin Transistor Devices Function in VCO Applications

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Labs introduces the UPA828TD Twin Transistor from NEC for shrinking VCO designs. The unit combines two closely-matched silicon NPN chips in a miniature 1.2 ×1 × 0.5 mm 6-pin leadless RoHS-compliant package. Suitable for VCO applications, the transistor enables oscillator and buffer amplifier functions to be combined in one miniature device....

Digitally-Controlled Power Supplies Available in Compact Sizes

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announces its expanded NTS line of 500-W digitally-controlled power supplies with the addition of the NTS505 and NTS508. Intended primarily as medium power front-end units for distributed power systems, NTS500 series AC/DC power supplies offer OEMs optimal power density in a compact 4? × 7? footprint....

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Small Data Line Chokes Developed for Automotive Electronics

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Epcos, Inc. introduces its SIMDAD 1201 small current-compensated data line chokes for automotive electronics that measure 3.2 × 2.5 × 2.5 mm³. Despite a volume reduction of more than 50% compared with the 1812 case size, good electrical and mechanical parameters have been retained. These chokes cover an inductance range from 11 to 100 µH, and they are designed for continuous temperature of up to 150°C....

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Medium Power Amplifiers Target Microwave and Millimeterwave Radios

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces two GaAs PHEMT MMIC medium power amplifiers that provide frequency coverage in the 5 to 18 GHz and 34 to 42 GHz bands. They are suitable for use in applications that include point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, VSAT, military and space, fiber optics, sensors and test instrumentation....

Power Transistors Operate in UHF Applications

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

HVVi Semiconductors, Inc. announces its Model HVV0405-175 power transistor, using the high voltage vertical field effect transistor architecture for radar applications in the UHF band. Operating across the 420 to 470 MHz band, the device offers UHF system designers a fully qualified 175 W RF power transistor with optimal gain and ruggedness specifications....

Low Cost FPGA-Based HD/SD SDI Transceivers

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Articles | Comments

The recent advent of low-cost FPGAs equipped with high-performance transceivers and DSP blocks will greatly reduce the build and deployment costs of a video broadcast system. By Shakeel Peera, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1.

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