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Hot-Swap Front-End Power Supply

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. introduces its SFP450-12BG, a 450 W, hot-swap, AC/DC front-end. This I2 C compatible power supply uses advanced topologies and thermal management techniques to deliver 12 VDC at 36.6 A with efficiencies exceeding 89% and a power density of 9W/in3. The I2 C interface offers a range of monitoring and control capabilities....

Category A Microwave Antenna

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrew Corporation introduces its Category A 11 GHz terrestrial microwave antenna. At 800 mm (2.6 feet) in diameter, this ValuLine® III Next Generation terrestrial microwave antenna is more than 15% smaller than any other FCC Part 101, Category A compliant 11 GHz microwave antenna available....

Master Kit Supports CMOS Technology

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

X-FAB Silicon Foundries announces its modular 0.18 µm analog/mixed-signal CMOS process and design kit. The XC018 Master Kit supports state-of-the-art design flows that will enable engineers designing CMOS low-power applications to have a smooth path from design through physical implementation with shorter design cycle times....

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Low Power A/D Converters

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems introduces its AS1526/27 family of 10-bit, single-channel, ultra low power A/D converters. Combining ultra low-power operation at a high sampling speed of 73 ks/s with high dynamic performance in a small SOIC-8 package, this product family is suitable for battery-powered devices and portable data acquisition systems such as remote sensors or pen digitizers....

Wireless Security Controllers

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fortress Technologies announces its FC-X Series of security controllers that are capable of processing throughputs up to 1.9 Gb/s per second, offering government customers a controller that meets the requirements for high-performance wireless optics links, as well as agency-wide wireless networking deployments....

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AT-Cut SMD Crystals

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDK (Nihon Dempa Kogyo Co., Ltd.) announces its NX8045GB series, a 4 MHz thickness shear vibration mode (AT-cut) SMD crystal unit in a 8.0ࡪ.5ࡧ.8 mm package. The low frequency operation keeps the power consumption low (drive level 50 µW) and it can be applied with existing IC designs....

SMT Packaged GaAs MMIC Receiver

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces an SMT packaged gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receiver comprised of a three stage, low noise amplifier followed by a single transistor "Tee" attenuator and an image reject fundamental resistive mixer. The image reject mixer eliminates the need for a bandpass filter after the LNA to remove thermal noise at the image frequency....

DC/DC Converters Extend Battery Life

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products MXIM) has introduced the MAX8581/MAX8582 high-efficiency, step-down DC/DC converters that can continuously deliver 600 mA. Available in a 9mm2 package, these devices integrate a 65 mΩ bypass FET. During high-power transmission, this bypass FET connects the power amplifier (PA) directly to the battery with a dropout of 33 mV at 500 mA, thus minimizing power loss at the inductor and allowing minimal battery vol...

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Pager Interference Notch Filter

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

K&L Microwave Inc. releases its model WSN-00256, a 941 MHz Pager Interference Notch Filter that mitigates signal interference caused by co-location of paging and cellular systems in buildings and businesses of all types. It minimizes this interference, enabling, for example, a clear channel through which healthcare providers can be contacted and called to duty....

Wireless Transceivers for Industrial Applications

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMI Semiconductor has announced two single-chip wireless transceivers, the AMIS-52150 and the AMIS-53050. These devices are optimized for sub-GHz, low-to-moderate data rate wireless communications in a variety of industrial applications that include building security and access, smoke and fire detection, building control and automation, lighting and utility metering....

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Mobile Protocol Test System

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex, Inc. announces its 6401 AIME 3G mobile protocol test system. The device integrates RF-based radio channel emulation methods by integrating them at baseband. Applying the time varying radio channel characteristics digitally, facilitates high accuracy combined with repeatability, essential for thorough testing of the physical layer of 3 G devices....

200 MIPS Microcontroller

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation has announced its 200 MIPS ARM926EJ-STM–based microcontroller that overcomes the bottlenecks engendered by graphically-interfaced, data-intensive applications such as networked medical monitoring equipment and GPS navigation systems. It uses 27 DMA channels including the company’s 18-channel peripheral DMA controller (PDC), a nine layer bus matrix, and two additional busses for data- and instruction-tightly-coupled-mem...

MicroStripes

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Flomerics introduces version 7.5 of its MicroStripes 3D EM simulation for RF/microwave and antenna design which integrates with Applied Wave Research's (AWR®) Microwave Office® circuit design software. This version enables users to import any desired excitation waveform during the modeling process, run the simulation and evaluate the results without any additional post-processing, making it possible, for example, to simulate the effect of a...

Hetero-Junction

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC’s NE350184C Hetero-Junction FET delivers typical noise figures of 0.70 dB with 13.5 dB associated gain at 20 GHz. Suitable for use as a front-end first stage LNA, the low noise performance of the device can improve overall system sensitivity, while the high gain helps mask noise contributed by the second stage amplifier....

Equity for All

February 2, 2007 4:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

The debate about America’s telecommunications future will continue in 2007. U.S. Representatives, Senators and FCC Commissioners will take another look at the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and laws governing communications services, including wireless. An indication that things may be heading in a positive direction was the recent introduction of the Cell Phone Tax Moratorium Act of 2007, introduced on January 4th in the 110th Congress....

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