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USB Controller

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

New from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is a 1.8 V high-speed USB 2.0 programmable microcontroller. The MoBL-USB FX2LP18™ controller delivers fast downloads of music files, photos and videos in mobile handsets. The MoBL-USB FX2LP18 controller supports an I/O voltage range of 1.8 to 3.3 V to interface easily with several generations of baseband processors, application processors, ASICs and ASSPs....

Chip Combination

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation introduces an 802.15.4/ZigBee™ device that offers seamless migration to wireless networking for the more than 30,000 AVR®-based designs in automotive, industrial and building control applications. The AVR Z-Link™ product includes Atmel’s low power, high sensitivity 2....

SoC Zigbee Compliant Transceiver

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

AeroComm Inc. announces the availability of the ZB430 “ZigBee Your Way” transceiver. Based on Texas Instruments’ 802.15.4 System-on-Chip and Z-Stack™ technology, the ZB2430 is suited for power-restricted industrial and commercial applications. Two versions of output power options suit varying needs — the ZB2430 for battery-powered communication and the ZB2430-100 (100 mW) for extended communication range....

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It’s Not Over ‘Til it’s Over

August 11, 2006 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas, Editor in Chief nancy.maas@advantage media.comBy the time you read this column we will all most likely know the results of the FCC’s August 9th auction (also called “Auction 66”) for advanced wireless service spectrum. This auction has been in the works for years and expected to gross up to 15 billion dollars, the most revenue to date for a spectrum auction....

Industrial EMI Filters

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lambda has introduced the MA and MX series industrial EMI filters that provide two levels of electrical noise attenuation in the same-size package. The filters are available in five current ratings (6, 10, 16, 20 and 30 A), and they are rated for 250 V AC or 250 V DC input, with a maximum earth leakage current of 1 mA (250 V AC 60 Hz)....

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Analyzing and Debugging Streamlined

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Novas Software, Inc. has introduced a set of capabilities that streamline the process of analyzing and debugging assertion failures for users of SystemVerilog Assertions (SVA). These features use Novas’ patented behavior-based debug techniques to automate the analysis of complex assertion behavior and enable isolation of the root cause of failures....

Power Consumption Tester

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems Inc. has announced a test solution that enables semiconductor manufacturers, cellular phone vendors, service providers, consumer electronics vendors and PC manufacturers to measure the power consumption of mobile devices. The Wi-Fi Power Consumption Benchmark Suite allows design engineers to measure the power consumption during various Wi-Fi usage modes, and to run profiles that can determine the impact of Wi-Fi connectivity...

Liquid Lens Mini Imaging System

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers Corporation and Varioptic have announced their components for miniature high resolution auto-focus cameras for handsets. The two companies have collaborated to provide a liquid lens optical system that consists of Varioptic’s auto-focus Liquid Lens and Rogers’ integrated DUREL® LL3 driver....

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Humidity Indicator Cards

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multisorb Technologies has developed Humonitor® Humidity Indicator Cards (HIC) for use with active desiccants in electronic packaging applications. They visually identify moisture exposure and display the percentage of relative humidity (RH) in packaged electronics. These cards provide monitoring of desiccant activity, and they prompt users to take action when humidity levels are above acceptable limits....

Wireless Communication Test System

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. has introduced a mobile-phone functional test system designed for the wireless communication market. The GS-8210 system includes a mobile station tester, test software and RF shield box with build-in antenna coupler, and it is designed for the low-cost mobile phone testing market....

Battery-Backup Controller

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dallas Semiconductor has introduced the DS3600, a comprehensive secure battery-backup controller for data protection in point-of-sale terminals. The DS3600 provides active tamper detection and rapid-erasure key memory. It supports FIPS-140 security levels 3 and 4, and it meets the highest requirements of Common Criteria....

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RF Distribution Networks

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Defense Systems has announced its series of custom multi-function assemblies (MFAs) for RF power distribution applications. They provide input filtering, amplification using GaAs MMIC devices, digitally controlled attenuation, and temperature compensated power distribution of incoming RF signals among eight output ports....

Integrated Circuit Protection Device

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raychem Circuit Protection has announced its 2Pro™ device series that features integrated overcurrent/overvoltage circuit protection technology designed to help prevent damage to telephony communications equipment. The device’s small footprint, resettable functionality and coordinated protection capabilities allow for use in a range of telephony and VoIP equipment applications such as cordless phones, VoIP gateways, data modems, set-top...

Remote Radio Head

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Powerwave Technologies Inc. has announced its Remote Radio Head (RRH), that range in frequency from 1,700 MHz to 2,100 MHz. The UMTS RRH integrates base station components including the transmitter, multi-carrier power amplifier (MCPA), receivers, low-noise amplifiers and duplexer into a single, compact, weatherproof enclosure....

YIG Oscillators

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Defense Systems has announced its YIG (Yttrium Iron Garnet) frequency sources with high spectral purity needed for FMCW radar, microwave point-to-point radio and instrumentation applications. Aside from their low close-in noise characteristic, they provide large tunable bandwidths in comparison to dielectric resonator oscillators (DRO)....

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