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Eighth-Brick DC/DC Converters Yield 4:1 Input

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ UWE Series eighth-brick DC/DC converters offer 4:1 input from 9 to 36 V DC or from 18 to 75 V DC. The 22.9 × 58.4 × 9.1 mm devices exhibit a fixed output of up to 75 W, fixed output voltages from 3.3 to 24 V DC, an operating temperature from -40ºC to 85ºC without derating and isolation voltage of 1,500 V DC....

IC Combines 4 Device Functions

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NUS6189 IC integrates the performance and function of an overvoltage protection circuit, a 30-V P-channel power MOSFET, a transistor and a power MOSFET. The 3 × 4 × 0.9 mm QFN-22-packaged device protects sensitive electronic circuitry from overvoltage transients and power supply faults, and exhibits overvoltage turn-off time of <1 µs....

GPS LNAs Offer &gt;35-dB Signal Rejection

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Microwave’s new line of SMT filtered GPS LNAs present multiple gain stages from 26 to 38 dB with out-of-band rejection of >35 dB at 1,575.42 MHz. The units exhibit a noise figure of 1.8 dB from 0°C to 70°C, power consumption of 77 mA over a supply voltage from 5 to 32 V and a 4-pin design....

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LTE Measurement Application Performs FDD Modulation Analysis

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ N9080A LTE measurement application executes FDD modulation analysis, per 3GPP TS 36.211, while offering X-Series front-panel operation with SCPI programmability. The product tests all LTE bandwidths and modulation formats and sequences, as well as normal and extended cyclic prefix modes....

Buck Regulator Exhibits Small Footprint

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Device’s ADP2121 500-mA DC/DC buck regulator comes in a 1.300 × 0.900 × 0.600 mm 6-ball WLCSP package. The device requires 2 capacitors and 1 inductor in order to function, demonstrates a peak efficiency >90%, and automatically transitions to a power-save mode during light load conditions....

Mobile Phone Growth Drives Need for Security, Enhanced User Functionality via Fingerprint Sensors

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Originally intended solely for securing access to a device and its stored content, fingerprint sensors have evolved into a multi-function touch control capable of much more than just authentication. Art Stewart, AuthenTec Figure 1. Already designed into millions of today's newest smart phones, AuthenTec's AES1710 provides convenient security and offers multi-function touch control t...

Does Miniaturization Really Matter?

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Limitations placed on which switch can be used due to its size, often exclude the option of using the "right" switch with the most advanced technology. By Hassan Sajadi, NKK Switches Figure 1.) In today's love affair with ultra-subcompact devices, it is easy to succumb to the temptation of thinking that smaller is always better....

Advanced RFID Tag Simplifies Attachment Process Ensuring Greater Quality Control

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available from Murata Electronics North America is the LXMS31 series MAGICSTRAP™ for complete coverage in the UHF band (850 to 965 MHz). This advanced Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag is designed to be applied directly on the printed circuit board (PCB) like other SMD components....

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SoC Provides One Solution Across Multiple Base Station Platforms

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. has released a mobile WiMAX base station SoC, a highly integrated, flexible device built using the Fujitsu 65 nm process technology. Designed to meet the cost requirements of a femto base station architecture, the scalable WiMAX SoC can support pico and micro base station architectures, enabling system manufacturers to implement a single solution across multiple, small base station platforms....

Platform Offers Complete Channel Emulation of WiMAX, LTE, 4G and Beyond

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electrobit (EB) has released a radio channel emulation platform that exceeds the performance requirements for WiMAX, LTE and 4G testing to ensure that end users have the best possible wireless connection. EB Propsim F8 takes emulator performance to a high level through complete channel emulation for any existing and future wireless system, making it appropriate for chipset vendors, handset makers, base station developers and carriers....

Single-chip Reference Designs Available for any Base or Relay Station Form Factor

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

DesignArt Networks' WiMAX SoC platform, the DAN2400, is a family of single-chip base and relay station reference designs which help WiMAX equipment vendors build a complete radio access network (RAN) product portfolio, covering all indoors and outdoors applications – based on one single R&D, IOT and certification process....

Industrial Community Boosts Productivity Online

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Articles | Comments

By Angela Hribar, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer GlobalSpec, Inc. A key measure of success for OEMs is their ability to get new products to market quickly. Early on, wireless manufacturers must find and source the right components and parts during product design and manufacturing stages to meet demanding deadlines.

MEMS Microphones Make the Grade

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Despite the proliferation of electronics devices that integrate voice, music, and video, the quality of sound produced by these handheld electronics has not lived up to consumer expectations. Analog Devices, Inc., (ADI) has created a microphone capable of high-fidelity audio/video playback, conference calling, TIA-920-compliant VoIP (voice-over-IP), voice recognition, and other functions....

Choosing an Infrared Receiver Based on AGC Type

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The primary performance characteristic to evaluate when choosing an infrared receiver is its ability to receive data signals and to suppress all other sources of noise. By Thomas Mistele and Jim Toal, Vishay Semiconductor click to enlarge Figure 1....

The Peripheral Value of Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology (Part 2 of 2)

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Probably the only major impediment to the rapid uptake of Bluetooth low-energy wireless technology is fear among non-RF designers about designing-in the technology. By Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Nordic Semiconductor Initial applications for Bluetooth low energy wireless technology include leisure, healthcare, entertainment and office....

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