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GaN HEMT Microwave Transistor Supplies 120 W

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree’s CGH40120F GaN HEMT microwave transistor delivers a minimum saturated output power of 120 W at 28 V. The component performs in general-purpose military and industrial applications, such as electronic warfare, tactical communications, radar, instrumentation, and direct video broadcast applications....

Mobile Station Tester Supports Go/NO GO Capability

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies' N9360A mobile station tester contains network emulation and GO/NO GO test capabilities in a standalone one-box test set. The instrument tests the parametric and call processing performance of GSM/GPRS/E-GPRS, W-CDMA, HSDPA, cdma2000 and 1xEV-DO mobile phones. Applications include quick-check mobile device RF and call processing test, GO/NO GO cellular handset test and basic calibration test....

Eyeing Critical Developments In Today's Wireless Industry

January 5, 2009 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Carla Feldman, Wireless Business Unit Marketing Manager, Agilent Technologies Carla Feldman, Wireless Business Unit Marketing Manager, Agilent Technologies The wireless industry has changed dramatically over the years, and, in turn, so too has society's desire for and reliance on wireless technology....


Sensing the Advantages of a Mesh Network

January 5, 2009 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Cees Links, CEO & Founder, GreenPeak One of the most interesting trends in the wireless sensor industry is the emerging development and synergy of energy harvesting and ultra low power wireless mesh networking. By using a low power wireless mess network combined with energy harvesting, it is now possible to develop inexpensive and extremely reliable ZigBee-based sense and control networks that can cover vast areas....

New Circuit Protection Solution for Mobile Electronics

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Adrian Mikolajczak, New Platform Marketing, Tyco Electronics' Raychem Circuit Protection Products Mobile devices that can be charged in the home, office or car may be exposed to user error, wrong supply voltages and voltage or current transients every time they are connected or disconnected....

Leading Industry Alliances Speak Out

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

In this section, representatives from four of the top industry alliance groups summarize their respective accomplishments in 2008 and provide a glimpse of what they are working on for 2009. The decisions made by the Wi-Fi, WiMAX, ZigBee and Bluetooth Alliances have a significant impact on both OEMs and design engineers alike....

From the WDD Board Member's Point of View: What Caught Them by Surprise in 2008 and the Changes to Come in 2009

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

In many respects, 2008 was not your typical year in the wireless industry, nor any industry for that matter. In addition to the normal pressures of dealing with global competition and time to market, the pressure to do so within tight finanacial constraints and limited resources was overwhelming for all....

2008 Regulatory Review: The Year of the Quiet Dog

January 5, 2009 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Fredrick M. Joyce, Esq. & Christine McLaughlin, Esq., Venable LLP Fredrick M. Joyce, Esq The telecommunications sector this year turns out to be akin to Sherlock Holmes' observation about the dog that didn't bark in the nighttime, when by all rights it should have....


Testing Challenges of SDR's

December 30, 2008 10:24 am | Articles | Comments

A new modeling methodology combines FPGAs and detailed circuit-level modeling in a design-to-test flow. By Greg Jue and David Leiss, Agilent Technologies click to enlarge Figure 1. This high-level design flow begins with the design of key algorithms which can be quickly evaluated in simulation to verify system performance with just a handful of simulation blocks.


Embedded LAN Module Connects to 10/100BaseT LANs

December 30, 2008 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect One's Nano LANReach embedded LAN module connects embedded devices to 10/100BaseT LANs via a built-in RJ45 connector. The 2.5-cm × 3.5-cm product offers plug-and-play Serial-to-LAN functionality, enabling transparent bridging of serial data over LAN using a UART while supporting TCP, UDP or SSL tunneling of serial data....

Frequency Multipliers Come in SMA Housing

December 30, 2008 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Microwave's Crystek Pocket Passive Doubler (CPPD) Series frequency multipliers are designed in a rugged SMA housing for in-line assembly and operation in test equipment and general lab use. The CPPD-0.85-2 will accept an input frequency from 0.85 to 2 GHz and multiply by a factor of two to achieve output frequencies from 1....

HCMOS Oscillators Operate Over Wide Frequency Range

December 30, 2008 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics’ F210 Series 1.8-V HCMOS oscillators demonstrate input currents from 2.5 to 5 mA across a frequency range from 0.75 to 50 MHz. The 2.5 × 2-mm devices offer current consumption of 10 mA and stabilities from ±25 ppm to ±100 ppm across an operating temperature range from -10°C to 70°C (14°F to 158°F)....

CPLDs Serve Handheld Designs

December 30, 2008 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor’s ispMACH 4064ZE and ispMACH 4128ZE CPLDs (complex programmable logic devices) target high-volume, handheld designs. The 6 × 6-mm devices exhibit typ. standby current of 10 µA, a nominal 1.8-V power supply with operation down to 1.6 V, Power Guard dynamic power reduction, per pin pull-up, pull-down or bus keeper control; input hysteresis and an on-chip user oscillator and timer....

WiFi RF Front-End Solution Integrates 2 Power Amplifiers

December 30, 2008 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor's SE2566U WiFi RF front-end solution incorporates 2 fully-matched power amplifiers on a single die. The 3 × 3-mm device integrates harmonic filters, input and output matching circuitry and power detectors for each transmit stream. The product includes an integrated receive path situated between the 2 transmit paths to offer layout flexibility for 2-transmit by 2-receive (2x2) or 2x3 architectures....

Power Amplifier Module Covers 2.3 to 2.7 GHz

December 30, 2008 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skywork Solutions' SKY77441 SMT power amplifier module targets LTE FDD (Band 7) and TDD (Bands 38 and 40) applications in bandwidths from 2.3 to 2.7 GHz. The 4 × 4 × 0.85-mm unit delivers >26 dBm of linear power output with full LTE resource block allocation under either QPSK or 16 QAM and >28 dBm of linear output power under WCDMA modulation....


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