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Industrial Community Boosts Productivity Online

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Articles | Comments

By Angela Hribar, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer GlobalSpec, Inc. A key measure of success for OEMs is their ability to get new products to market quickly. Early on, wireless manufacturers must find and source the right components and parts during product design and manufacturing stages to meet demanding deadlines.

MEMS Microphones Make the Grade

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Despite the proliferation of electronics devices that integrate voice, music, and video, the quality of sound produced by these handheld electronics has not lived up to consumer expectations. Analog Devices, Inc., (ADI) has created a microphone capable of high-fidelity audio/video playback, conference calling, TIA-920-compliant VoIP (voice-over-IP), voice recognition, and other functions....

Choosing an Infrared Receiver Based on AGC Type

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The primary performance characteristic to evaluate when choosing an infrared receiver is its ability to receive data signals and to suppress all other sources of noise. By Thomas Mistele and Jim Toal, Vishay Semiconductor click to enlarge Figure 1....


The Peripheral Value of Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology (Part 2 of 2)

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Probably the only major impediment to the rapid uptake of Bluetooth low-energy wireless technology is fear among non-RF designers about designing-in the technology. By Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Nordic Semiconductor Initial applications for Bluetooth low energy wireless technology include leisure, healthcare, entertainment and office....

WiFi Inadequate as Real-Time Asset and Patient Tracking Solution

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

WiFi RTLS is less accurate and ultimately more expensive than an RTLS installation designed specifically for monitoring the location and status of equipment and people. Kevin Corbley, Corbley Communications WiFi (802.11)-based tracking technology is currently riding a wave of popularity dependent upon the seductive presentation that a real-time location system (RTLS) can be piggybacked onto an existing WiFi infrastructure, saving custo...

SoC Combines Wi-Fi, Active RTLS, and Wireless Sensing

November 25, 2008 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

G2 Microsystems’ G2C547 IEEE 802.11b/g SoC handles Wi-Fi Internet connectivity, active RTLS and wireless sensing capabilities. The 72-pin QFN-packaged component operates in a thin-client architecture for Internet-enabling MCU-based devices, or in a G2-hosted architecture that eliminates the external processor and runs on the G2 CPU....

Filters/ADC Drivers Target Broadband Wireless Equipment

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology's LTC660x family of broadband active filters/ADC drivers perform in broadband wireless communications and signal processing equipment. The dual-channel programmable 2.5-MHz LTC6603 offers adjustable of fixed gain, frequency control over a 100:1 frequency range, max. amplitude mismatch of ±0....

Ceramic Capacitors Suit Hybrids and PEVs

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics'EVC series multilayer monolithic ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) target the power electronics market and work in advanced technology vehicles. The 32 (L) × 40 (W) × 3.7 mm (T) products have a max. rated capacitance value rated at 630 VDC and an effective capacitance of 12 µF at 400 VDC....


Audio Amplifier Exhibits Low PSRR

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor's NCP2991 Class AB audio amplifier offers a Power Supply Rejection Ratio (PSRR) of -103 dB in portable and wireless applications. The 1.450 × 1.450 × 0.600 mm µBump-packaged component demonstrates selectable start-up time between 15 and 20 ms, current consumption of 20 nA, total harmonic distortion of 0....

Console Server Controls and Troubleshoots Remote Networks

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments’s ECS0016 Conyx serial console server allows users to remotely monitor, troubleshoot and control remote networks and attached equipment using an iPhone, BlackBerry, Smartphone or virtually any mobile computing device with Java-enabled browsing capability. The 16-port device exhibits consolidated access and control of connected serial consoles on UNIX, Linux, and Solaris servers, as well as routers, switches, PBXs, telecommunica...

S-Band VCO Operates to 2,450 MHz

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications' V804ME14-LF S-band VCO performs from 2,300 to 2,450 MHz in broadcast system applications. The RoHS-compliant unit exhibits tuning voltage from 0.50 to 4.50 V DC, a typical phase noise of -99 dBc/Hz at 10-KHz offset and a typical tuning sensitivity of 52 MHz/V. The oscillator offers typical output power of 4....

MMIC Amplifiers Target Microwave/Millimeterwave Radios

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave’s HMC451LP3E and HMC-ABH264 GaAs PHEMT MMIC amplifiers work in point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, as well as VSAT, military and space, fiber optics, sensor, and test instrumentation applications. The RoHS-compliant HMC451LP3E operates from 5 GHz to 18 GHz with 18-dB gain, 21-dBm saturated output power at 18% PAE, and 28-dBm output IP3 in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C....

DC/DC Converter Delivers 35 W

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ericsson Power Modules’ PKU-E sixteenth-brick DC/DC converter supplies 35 W of output power in 24-V mobile radio applications and fixed applications using 48 V. The 7.50-mm high device offers input voltages from 18 V to 72 V, a SMT option using the Floating Inserted Pin (FIP) concept and typical efficiency of 89....

Analyzer Software Allows Multi-Method Analysis

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Analytics’ ECLIPSE Process 10 online analyzer software enables simultaneous Analysis and Calibration Methods (ACM) configuration. The program calibrates the instrument and determines the parameters of analysis via a set of data and variables. The product includes instantaneous user interface response, and diagnostics and reporting routines to continuously evaluate the performance of the system and trigger rapid action....

End-to-End DigRF V4 Measurement Solution for Mobile Handset Design

November 21, 2008 10:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has released a Digital Radio Frequency (DigRF) V4 test solution that enables comprehensive stimulus and analysis for developers of radio-frequency integrated circuits (RF-IC) and baseband ICs (BB-IC), as well as integrators of wireless handsets. DigRF V4, driven by the MIPI (Mobile Industry Processor Interface) Alliance, is a high-speed digital serial bus between mobile baseband and RF chips that is a key enabling ...


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