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Advanced Test Capabilities Support Radio Test Set

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex releases Version 1.7.4 software for its 3900 Series Digital Radio Test Set that includes support for Motorola’s Astro SmartNet/SmartZone systems. Included in this release is support for rebanded channels in the 800 MHz band. This software is available for all 3900 Series products currently in the field, including the 3901, the 3902 and the 3920 Series....

User-Programmable FPGAs Improve Wireless Test Applications

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

As wireless standards continue to evolve, software-defined ?test systems will continue to evolve with them. By Luke Schreier, National Instruments As the proliferation of wireless standards continues, the idea of using software-defined measurement capability has become a necessity as opposed to a matter of click to enlarge Figure 1.

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Testing LTE

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

Testing LTE Design simulation can be useful in addressing LTE design and verification challenges but requires consideration in selecting the appropriate model abstraction for the given phase of the design cycle. By Greg Jue, Agilent Technologies Emerging standards such as 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) present a number of design and verification challenges for system engineers.

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Assessing the IC Issues & Challenges Facing 4G Base Station Architects

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The IC choices architects make today will determine how they will ?be able to weather the coming storm of 4G wireless networks. By Dave Nicklin and Manuel Uhm, Xilinx Over the next five years, the wireless industry will confront a perfect storm of technical and economic challenges as it attempts to bring the benefits of fourth generation (4G) wireless technology to users around the world....

Selecting the Right Mixer for your Application

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

When purchasing a part from a catalog, engineers may sometimes need to sacrifice guaranteed performance over their specific range. By Mini-Circuits In spite of advances in digital processing components enabling direct digital conversion at higher frequencies, heterodyne architectures are still often required to meet stringent spur performance and tight blocking specs, or coverage over broad frequency ranges....

What are some of the security concerns of WAP Does it have direct impact on the development of wireless smart devices?

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! There are definite concerns over how secure WAP is as a technology and whether it is robust enough to implement applications with stringent security requirements. Eustace Asanghanwa, Applications Engineering Manager, Atmel Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an open standard technology that enables wireless smart devices, like mobile phones and PDAs, to access the Internet through network technologies like t...

Tantalum Capacitor Series Protects Against Short Circuits

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation's TAW Series is a family of fused tantalum capacitors that features an internal fuse to protect against short circuits and damaging high DC leakage currents. Manufactured using thin film technology, the tantalum capacitor will remove itself from the circuit and into ‘fail safe’ mode when the internal fuse exceeds the current limit....

2.5" Hard Disc Drives Feature High Capacity

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) announces its 200 GB-per-platter 5,400 rpm hard disc drives (HDD) which provide high HDD capacity at 400 GB for integration into mobile PCs. In addition, a family of high-end 7,200 rpm HDDs offers up to 320 GB storage capacity and optimal performance. The standard 9....

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Driver Amplifiers Target 18 to 33 GHz Frequencies

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces its AMMC/P-6333 linear power amplifier. This high-performance driver amplifier has high gain and power coupled with optimal input and output return losses. These amplifiers are built to allow design engineers to meet driver amplifier needs for broadband frequencies while eliminating the need for negative voltage requirements for better RF performance....

Wi-Fi/WiMax Triplexer Uses Embedded Passive Components

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Jacket Micro Devices, Inc. (JMD) announces its Wi-Fi/WiMax triplexer that uses embedded passive components in organic laminates. It allows a single antenna to be shared for devices that operate in the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz and?5 GHz WLAN bands and the 2.3 to 2.7 GHz and 3.3 to 3.8 GHz WiMax bands. A proprietary low temperature laminated organic (LTLO) process is an advanced version of the multi-layer organic (MLO) process that uses multiple layers...

Wireless Integrated Circuits Perform in Management Systems

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. announces single-source rights to three wireless ICs originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Lansdale will globally market and manufacture Freescale’s product lines that include MC1350 IF amplifiers, MC1490 radio frequency (RF) commercial amplifiers and MC1590 intermediate frequency (IF) defense/military/aerospace amplifiers....

RF Subsystem Reduces Space, Cost and Design Time

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveils its highly integrated RF subsystem for GSM, GPRS and EDGE femtocell base stations and cellular repeaters. The RF subsystem supports femtocell base station and cellular repeaters in GSM850, EGSM900, DCS1800 and PCS1900 frequency bands. This dual-chip RF subsystem also provides optimal linearity, blocker performance, dynamic range and output power required by cellular operators, carriers and equipment manufact...

PMC Provides Advanced Graphics and Imaging Capabilities Simultaneously

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Based on the ATI M9 graphics processor, the M590 Multi-standard Graphics and Video PMC, available from Aitech Defense Systems, uses dual independent graphics heads to simultaneously output information from two separate data streams to two different monitors, whether analog or digital. An on-board FPGA separates video from imaging input streams for maximum design and application flexibility....

Design Complex Filters Without Writing Software

September 16, 2008 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quickfilter Technologies. Inc. has released QuckfilterPro-4A Software, version 4.0. The software is used to design filters that will be implemented in Quickfilter's QF4A512 programmable signal converter IC. Version 4.0 provides users with an enhanced user interface, several new filter types, a free-form filter drawing tool and the ability to create inverse transfer functions with the click of one button....

Filter Accommodates DC/DC Converters

September 16, 2008 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Beta Dyne’s PFL4000 EMI filter meets MIL-STD-461E requirements for DC/DC converters from 5 to ?100 W. The device offers 99.5% efficiency, MTBF of 47.6 million hours and six-sided shielding in a range from 15 to 100 V. The 1" × 2" × 5" thermally-conductive epoxy-packaged metal-cased filter suits automotive, avionics, telecom and ground system applications....

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