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Home Server Platforms in Strong Demand

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to new research from TDG, an analytics and advisory firm focused on emerging consumer technologies, global diffusion of Home Servers will grow from 1.2 million in 2008 to more than 90 million by 2015. TDG’s latest report, “One Platform to Rule Them All: The Age of the Home Server Begins,” identifies several factors which will spur widespread market availability of and consumer demand for easy-to-use, inexpensive Home Server platfo...

Medical Monitors: On the Path of Mobility & Versatility

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The right mix of processing, display, human interface (TSC), data interface, and power management technologies is key to the enablement of portable medical monitoring systems. By Jonathan Bearfield, Texas Instruments Figure 1. Examples of portable medical monitoring applications Originally, a patient monitor was someone who stood beside a patient watching his breathing and checking his...

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Testing MMS Functionality in Mobile Phones

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Articles | Comments

Thorough and accurate Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) testing is critical to the successful deployment of any mobile phone offering a MMS capability. By Scott Grimmett, Agilent Technologies Over the years, the mobile-phone usage model has changed quite dramatically. No longer is it used solely for its voice services.

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How to Design a Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | News | Comments

By Wim De Kimpe, GreenPeak Technologies? In order to build a reliable and efficient communication chain, compliance ?to industry standards and energy consumption are key. Driven by the demand for "green" technology and better use of power, a new generation of extreme low-power wireless networks is being developed for use in machine to machine networks, for industrial control and control applications, as well as for health, security and other purposes.

How can today’s FPGAs enable designers to deliver high performance while at the same time reduce systems costs, board space and component count?

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! OEMs need to design products that are not only scalable and cost-effective, but also flexible and reusable across multiple evolving standards. "Reinvented" Programmable Solutions ?Are Essential For Next-Generation ?Wireless Deployment Shakeel Peera, Director of Strategic Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Wireless TEMs (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers) are under pressure to deploy basestation architec...

Thick Film Power Resistor Features Wide Resistance Range

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released its 35-W thick film power resistor that features a compact, easy-to-mount TO-263 package (D2PAK) and a range of resistance values. The D2TO35 thick film resistor is non-inductive, and it provides a resistance range of 0.01 ? to 550 k?. Packaged in the small TO-263 which measures 10....

Dual-SP4T Switch Has Eight High Power RF Ports

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation introduces its PE42112 MultiSwitch RFIC, a 2.6 V dual-SP4T RF switch that is designed for the needs of the tri-band WCDMA antenna switch module (ASM) market for use in multimode cellular handsets. The switch is comprised of eight symmetric WEDGE-compliant high power, high linearity RF ports presented in a monolithic wafer scale package....

High Power SPDT Switch for WiMAX and WLAN

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics M/A-COM announces the MASW-007921 DC-7 GHz SPDT RoHS-compliant switch for applications that require low insertion loss and fast settling times over a wide frequency range in an ultra-small package. It has a high initial compression point (40 dBm at 3 V) that is suitable for complex modulations such as OFDM with large peak to average power levels....

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Coax Isolator Spans 17 to 45 GHz

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek announces its coaxial isolator family that spans from 17 to 45 GHz with bandwith up to 2 GHz using either K/2.9 or 2.4 connectors. The RADI-42-44G-(2.4-1)-1W is a 42- to 44-GHz coaxial isolator with 2.4-mm connectors and 1 W of power handling. The units operate over the full temperature range of -40°C to 80°C with dimensions of 16....

HV-HBT Transistors Provide RF Solution

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor releases two HV-HBT (high voltage-heterojunction bipolar transistor) devices that are efficient and highly linear. When paired with proprietary high power HBT devices, they provide a complete RF solution for 3G/4G high power amplifier (HPA) mobile infrastructure designs. These relatively low power HBT devices are suitable as pre-drivers and drivers....

Single-Chip System Decrypts and Decodes Code-Hopping Transmitters

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix introduces an IC that uses an internal clock so that a sophisticated low cost data decoder that incorporates secure authorization can be produced. Using a single button and suitable FM receiver, the user can instruct the KRX416 IC to recognize and synchronize with up to 16 individual proprietary code-hopping transmitters....

Combined Audio Filtering and ESD Protection Save Board Space

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduces its EMIF06-AUD01F2 for optimal audio performance in feature-rich cellphones. The device implements the complete EMI (electromagnetic interference) filtering and ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection for stereo headset output and external and internal microphones within a flip-chip package measuring 2....

GaN CATV Amplifier Modules Offer Design Flexibility

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices releases its D10040200PH1 and D10040230PH1 gallium nitride (GaN) based CATV amplifier modules for use as power doubler amplifiers in current and next generation CATV infrastructure applications including line amplification and hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) optical nodes. They feature gain of 20 dB and 23 dB, respectively, and they are said to be the first power doubler amplifier modules to use an ultra-linear, high-efficiency ...

Network Management Software Streamlines Operation

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radio Frequency Systems (RFS) launches version three of its NEM-ALD-S 3.0 Network Element Manager (NEM) software. This platform-independent network management software simplifies antenna line device (ALD) interrogation and it streamlines network management from set-up through to operation. The software is an integral element of the Optimizer RT solution set that makes it possible for carriers to accurately control and monitor tower-top comp...

UHF RFID Tags for Warehousing and Waste Management

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sokymat Automotive GmbH extends its transponder range for the management of waste and warehouse logistics. The Slim Tag and the Waste Bin Tag operate at UHF frequencies. This family of transponders has industrial applications that include automotive and access control. Both tags, featuring a robust casing for enhanced durability, are available with industry standard EPC Class 1 Gen 2 chips....

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