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Expanded Platform Portfolio

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Universal Instruments expands the capabilities of its Genesis platform offering by augmenting its dual-gantry (D-Series) configuration with a quad-gantry (Q-Series) and two single-gantry (S-Series) models. The Genesis GC-120Q’s cost-per-placement and throughput-per-square meter metrics makes it well suited for the high-end chip market....

Multimedia Handsets

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. introduces its Helios™ II-Plus EDGE radio that is appropriate for manufacturers developing next-generation quad band handsets incorporating advanced multimedia features such as DVB-H, FM radios, MP3 players, digital cameras and Web browsing. It reduces radio frequency (RF) board space by an additional 25% when compared to the company’s previous Helios design....

Class G Amplifier

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9788, a mono, class G amplifier specifically designed to drive the high capacitive load of piezoelectric loudspeakers. One of the main attractions for using ceramic piezoelectric speakers is their thin form factor. But to maintain the advantage of the ceramic speaker, the amplifier must also provide a compact solution....

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Extreme Performance Families

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor announces that the first members of its Extreme Performance LatticeSC and LatticeSCM (LatticeSC/M) FPGA families. The Extreme Performance LatticeSC/M devices are designed to provide the excellent performance and connectivity essential for high-speed system applications....

ZigBee Compliant Platform

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the ZigBee Compliant Platform designation from the National Testing Service and the ZigBee Alliance for the combination of its MRF24J40 IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver and the PIC18 family of high-end 8-bit Flash microcontrollers. Additionally, Microchip offers compliant development tools and compliant source code for its royalty-free, no-cost license ZigBee protocol stack....

Single-Stage Drive Amplifier

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM announces a high dynamic range, low noise, single-stage driver amplifier. The MAAMSS0070 features a broad frequency range, high linearity, low noise figure and exceptional reliability. This driver amplifier is suitable for general purpose applications in wireless infrastructure, such as mobile base station transceivers, cellular repeaters, WiMax and WiBro Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and medical and test equipment....

Multispectral

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Microwave Corporation introduces the AMC Model SWN-218-2DR-45068-MULTISPECTRAL, which is a SPDT Reflective, Solid State Switch. It is designed to handle 100 W CW with low insertion loss over narrow bandwidths. Operating from 100 MHz to 2 GHz with an isolation of 40dB and an insertion loss of 1....

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Thermal Tweezers Nozzles

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OK International introduces its Thermal Tweezers Nozzles that reduce thermal stresses placed on PCBs during multiple rework operations for POP package-on-package stacked device components. Using these nozzles, engineers will be able to remove devices, such as multiple vertically-stacked ICs, without damaging the IC packages and without exposing the PCB to excessive reflow cycles over and above the IPC-recommended maximum of five cycles....

Software Enhancement

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces a third-party software enhancement for its BlueCore5-Multimedia platform. Continuing to build on CSR’s eXtension Partner Program, BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon offers NXP Software’s speech enhancement technology aimed at Bluetooth headsets, in-car, hands-free kits and mobile phones....

Ramping Production Shipment

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramping Production Shipment|ANADIGICS, Inc. announces that the company is ramping production shipment of Wireless LAN (WLAN) power amplifiers (PAs) that support the upcoming 802.11n multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) standard. The company supplies several key industry players with single-band and dual-band WLAN PAs, including the AWL6153, AWL9925, AWL9929 and AWL6951 for MIMO (802....

Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems Inc. announces that the company has become an associate member of the Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA), a global alliance of telecom operators whose objective is to accelerate the development of convergence products and services. Participation in the FMCA is an indication of Azimuth’s commitment to the fixed-mobile convergence market, where the company’s solutions can streamline the testing of VoWi-Fi phones, converg...

NXP Semiconductors Acquires Cellular Division

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announces it will acquire the Cellular Communications Business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. for US$285 million in cash. NXP may pay up to an additional US$65 million contingent upon the achievement of certain milestones in the next three years....

Motorola Renews Relationship with Freescale

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola, Inc. has reaffirmed its strategic relationship with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. by selecting the Austin-based company as a preferred supplier of 2 G and 3 G chipset platforms through 2009. "Freescale is an important supplier of chipset solutions for several handset designs that we’ll announce in the future," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business....

Sirenza Microdevices Introduces the PowerMax™

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices announces that LUXIM Corporation’s recently introduced revolutionary, long-life LIFI™ light source is driven by Sirenza’s PowerMax™ power amplifier module. The rugged PowerMax PA™ provides LIFI with 170 W of RF output power and a power-added efficiency of nearly 70%....

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