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E-pHEMT Balanced Amplifiers

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies introduces a pair of very low-noise, high-linearity, high-gain balanced amplifier modules that operate in the 1.8 to 2.2 GHz frequency range. The modules are housed in a package measuring 5.0 × 6.0 × 1.1 mm to simplify system design and minimize the number of external components....

Signal Generators up to 6.6 GHz

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announces seven signal generators for applications from DC to microwave. The RF and microwave signal generators extend PXI to 6.6 GHz for continuous-wave (CW) sourcing, common tunable local oscillator (LO) and stimulus-response applications. All seven generators use direct digital synthesis (DDS) for high-resolution frequency hopping or phase-continuous sweeping for characterization applications....

Flip-chip Mounted Resistors

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division introduces a microwave/RF termination resistor rated for operation at frequencies up to 40 GHz. Designated the MWR series, the microwave chip resistor is constructed using the company’s TaNFilm® self-passivating thin film resistive element, providing a stable corrosion-resistant device suitable for use in harsh environments....


Multi-core DSP Chips

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

picoChip introduces its next generation of picoArray™ multi-core processor arrays for next-generation wireless systems. The PC202, PC203 and PC205 are highly integrated DSPs. While the three devices each have different performance and features, they all integrate around 200 or more individual processors onto each die and deliver over 100 GIPs and 25 GMACs....

Stand-alone Li-Ion Battery Charger

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3552-1, an efficient, compact power-management device for handheld applications. The LTC3552-1 includes a stand-alone Li-Ion battery charger and a high-efficiency dual synchronous buck regulator housed in a low-profile 3 × 5 mm DFN package. The linear battery charger can deliver up to 950 mA charge current from a wall adapter supply, or up to 500 mA charge current from a USB supply....


Dual/Quad Converters

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces a 16-bit quad D/A converter in a 3 × 3 mm, 10-lead LFCSP. The product is one of eight new dual and quad devices that extend ADI's line of nanoDAC® converters in small packages. The AD5664R offers low power consumption (5 mW at 5 V including reference), making it an suitable choice for designers of industrial and communications products such as PLC cards, analog I/O boards and base stations which require high...


June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® announces its AVR® 32, a 32-bit embedded CPU architecture with DSP extensions. Running at 100 MHz, the AVR32 core can do all the processing required to decode quarter-VGA MPEG4 movies — the same format used with various handheld video players. By increasing the AVR32’s clock frequency to 400 MHz or more the exceptional computational capability of the architecture can also be used to handle more tasks and remove additional p...

Digital Potentiometer

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX5128, a 128-tap, nonvolatile digital potentiometer. The MAX5128's 2 × 2 mm microDFN package, 1 mA (maximum) standby supply current, simple two-wire, up/down interface, and +2.7 to +5.5 V single supply make this device suitable for portable battery-powered electronics....


Designing Miniature Wireless Video Sensors

June 5, 2006 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Video wireless networking is already a reality. Miniature, low cost nodes with color camera, radio and power source are being readily deployed in the field - factories, stores, public buildings, home or business. The future holds even more promise as these continually shrinking nodes find applications in medicine, surveillance, covert operations and any number of yet to be discovered applications....

Online Design Guide

June 5, 2006 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max Manufacturing Corporation announces that its online Design Guide now includes RoHS equivalent parts for virtually all its products. To offer RoHS compliant products, the company had to eliminate the lead component in tin/lead plating. The Design Guide offers gold and new pure matte tin plating as RoHS alternatives to tin/lead finish....

Technical Guides Feature Bulk Metal Foil Resistors

June 5, 2006 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announces two brochures on high-precision bulk metal foil resistors. One brochure, entitled Audio Noise Reduction Through the Use of Bulk Metal Foil Resistors , explains how to select resistors for low-noise audio applications. The other brochure, entitled High-Precision Bulk Metal Foil Resistors for Military and Aerospace Applications , provides technical data on the company’s portfolio of foil resistors....

RoHS Compliant Sockets and Adapters

June 5, 2006 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Interconnections Corporation announces the release of Catalog 16 Preview, a short form catalog featuring material specifications and part numbers for RoHS Compliant IC sockets and adapters for BGA, PGA, DIP and SIP packages. The RoHS Compliant sockets are available in a choice of insulators, including FR-4, Peel-A-Way® Removable Carriers and high temperature molded LCP....

Understanding Transceiver Sensitivity in Radio Design

June 5, 2006 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Obviously, when selecting a transceiver for GSM/GPRS applications, parameters such as the BOM, size, features and performance are important. While the minimum performance required for the entire system and implied performance for the transceiver are clearly defined, transceiver performance metrics actually vary widely....

Advantages of Network Processors in Wireless Infrastructures

June 5, 2006 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The wireless world is changing. Nonstop growth in subscribers and services, coupled with the proliferation of network standards, places unprecedented demands on the network infrastructure for performance, throughput and flexibility. Whatever the choice, CDMA2000, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE or WiMAX (IEEE 802....

Enterprise VoIP adoption in North America will more than double by 2010

June 5, 2006 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

While voice over IP is still in the early phase of adoption, it's starting to go mainstream, says a new study from Infonetics Research, "User Plans for VoIP, North America 2006." In the three years Infonetics has conducted VoIP adoption surveys as part of their larger study on VoIP usage, one trend is clear: the number of small, medium and large organizations that plan to deploy or at least evaluate the technology is rising stea...


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