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Expansion Line of Bus Products

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. expands its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions, which can also be used as a general purpose I/O expander. A drop-in replacement for the PCA9532, the CAT9532 can drive 16 LEDs directly in parallel and provides LED dimming in 256 brightness steps for backlighting and RGB color mixing....

Fast-switching Microwave Signal Generator

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MG37020A fast-switching microwave signal generator that utilizes an advanced VCO-based hardware architecture to achieve best-in-class frequency switching speed of 100 µsec per point. The fast switching speed, and a number of other high-performance specifications and design advantages make the MG37020A well suited for integration into automated test systems used in defense signal simulation and manufacturing AT...

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Distributors: Keeping Pace in the Wireless Race

December 18, 2007 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

New applications and technological developments are continually pushing wireless implementation to new heights. To get an inside look at some of these developments, the editors of Product Design & Development, Medical Design Technology, Wireless Design & Development and Electronic Component News sat down with some of the market’s leading distributors to learn what these companies are seeing and hearing from their customers and suppliers in ...

Key Parameters for Choosing Mixers

December 18, 2007 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mixer Products are the backbone of frequency conversion in communication and radar applications. As such, an understanding of relationship between mixer parameters, performance and cost is crucial to the designer of these applications. The following is a list of the six mixer parameters that most accurately depict the application requirements....

From the WDD Editorial Advisory Board: What it takes Today to Stay Ahead of the Curve

December 17, 2007 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

WD&D Editorial Advisory Board members comment on today’s challenges to meet consumer demands, the best techniques to remaining competitive and what really motivates the design engineer to remain creative....

Test Lab Automation Simplifies Testing of Increasingly Complex Wireless Systems

December 12, 2007 9:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Building a test lab for a wireless networking environment isn't for the faint of heart. Most obviously, the complexity of testing new wireless technologies, products, systems and services for performance, functionality, compliance and interoperability increases with every standard upgrade or new end-point release....

A/D Converters for Demanding Low Power Requirements

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has added the AS1528 10-bit, low power, single-channel, fully-differential A/D converter and the AS1529 dual-channel, single-ended, low power A/D converter to its micro-power A/D converter family. Combining low power operation at a high sampling speed of 150 ks/s, with good dynamic performance in a small 3 × 3 mm TDFN 8-pin package, the AS1528/29 family is an optimal solution for small battery-powered devices and por...

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Terminal-on-a-Chip for 3G, LTE and WiMAX Deployments

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provigent Inc. announces the availability of the PVG610 "Terminal-on-a-Chip" product for backhaul infrastructure. This mixed-signal CMOS device, with its high level of integration, is an advanced backhauling solution for 3G, LTE and WiMAX deployments. The PVG610 provides all necessary terminal building blocks required for indoor or outdoor units used in applications such as cellular/WiMAX backhaul networks, fixed wireless transmissi...

Dual Voltage Power System Designed for Changing Environments

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ Power Systems business announces the debut of the Infinity NE system. The Infinity NE is an advanced power system developed specifically to address the need to provide dual voltage power in a dynamic, changing environment. The use of a "Universal" Power shelf of 1U height allows provisioning of power in terms of the number of slots rather than in terms of individual power modules....

Powerful Handheld Spectrum Analyzer

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Boonton’s 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz. The instrument supports many microwave applications, featuring the typical measurements of standard desktop spectrum analyzers such as channel power, occupied bandwidth and adjacent channel power ratio. The 9103 is designed for performing spectrum analysis, reflection measurements, cable fault finding, emission and RF pollution measurements....

Receiver Delivers 1.8 dB Noise Figure and 13 dB Conversion Gain

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XR1011-QH from Mimix Broadband, Inc. is a fully-molded QFN packaged, gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receiver that covers the 4.5 to 10.5 GHz frequency bands. The receiver integrates an image reject mixer, an LO buffer amplifier, and a low noise amplifier within a 4 × 4 mm QFN package....

4 MIMO RF Test System

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments’ 4ࡪ MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) RF test system is designed for R&D and production testing of next-generation RF communications equipment and devices. Forming the core of this test solution is a new RF signal generator and an RF signal analyzer that support expanded frequency ranges to 6 GHz....

DAC Features EEPROM and 12-bit Resolution in Miniature Package

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MCP4725 Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC), which combines integrated EEPROM and 12-bit resolution in a 6-pin SOT-23 package. The low-power, single-channel DAC has a buffered voltage output and is appropriate for space-constrained portable and battery-powered applications....

High-Density Connectors Designed for Backplane and Orthogonal Applications

December 12, 2007 9:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

FCI introduces the ZipLine™ connector system in response to customer demand for increased signal density. Designed for both backplane and orthogonal applications, the connectors can reach speeds of 12.5 Gb/s with up to 101 signal pairs per linear inch at 1.5 mm column pitch, making ZipLine one of the highest density connectors available with press-fit termination....

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