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Multicore DSP Integrates Three 1 GHz Cores on a Single Chip

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers that must integrate multiple digital signal processors (DSPs) on a board in order to handle performance-hungry tasks, such as simultaneously processing on multiple channels or executing multiple software applications concurrently, can now realize significant cost, power and board space savings with a new multicore DSP from Texas Instruments Inc....

Vector Signal Analyzer, Spectrum Analyzer, and Digital Oscilloscope Combination Breaks New Ground

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. announces SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software for DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope series, enabling engineers to easily characterize and validate wideband and microwave spectral events. SignalVu combines the signal analysis engine of the RSA6100A real-time spectrum analyzer with the powerful triggering capabilities of one of the industry's widest bandwidth DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope...

Digitally Tunable Capacitors Enable High-performance RF tuning for GSM Cellular and Mobile TV

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation announces a breakthrough in the highly sought-after solution to mobile antenna tuning. The company's new DuNE™ Technology, a patent-pending design methodology made possible by Peregrine's UltraCMOS™ process and HaRP™ design innovation, has enabled a single-die tunable capacitor circuit – referred to as a Digitally Tunable Capacitor (DTC) – which meets the high-performance demands ...


SX51 Optical Module for HDMI over Fiber

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron's P1TX6A-SX51-01M transmitter optical module and the P1RX6A-SX51-01M receiver optical module are designed to serve the high-definition video market. This easy-to-implement SX51 Module is appropriate for addressing the distance challenges inherent in the bandwidth-intensive, high-speed data applications associated with HDMI rev1....

Attenuator Relays Designed to Operate from DC to 5 GHz

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Relays has introduced the Series GA152 family of highly repeatable, ultraminiature broadband attenuator relays for attenuating RF signals in 50? and 75? systems over a frequency range from DC to 5 GHz. The GA152 relays offer a normally- closed low-loss, bypass path and an attenuation path....

Relay Offers Coil Latching

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Having standard and reversed contact arrangements (1 Form C), Panasonic Electric Works' ARS relay includes one- and two-coil latching in frequencies of 3 GHz, 75? and 50?. The 14 × 8.6 × 7.2 mm SMT packaged device operates with a noise rating of 30 dB. The relay is appropriate for set top boxes and tuners, the digital broadcast market, wireless devices, antenna switching and measurement equipment....

SCSR and SLOR Feature Serial Communications

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 24 Serial Control Switch Relay (SCSR) and Serial Lock-Out Relay (SLOR) from Electroswitch facilitate remote control, monitoring or lock-out of circuit breakers while retaining local control through a manual trip/close handle. Addressable network devices, the SCSR and SLOR combine the functions of multiple devices, and they provide remote trip-coil monitoring, sequence-of-events reporting, system battery monitoring and self-diagno...

Relay Exhibits Small Footprint

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting test and measurement equipment, Panasonic Electric Works' SON (Small Outline No-lead) Series of PhotoMOS relays come in a 2.95 x 2.20 x 1.40 mm package. The ceramic-constructed components come with gold-plated leads, side solder fillets and a MSL 2 rating. The product line-up consists of the CxR5 C-type with a load voltage of 25 V, and the CxR10 C- and R-type with a load voltage of 40 V....


Relay Yields 5 A Current

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Measuring 0.62? × 0.43? × 0.44?, Hasco Components International's SPDT relay switches have a current of 5 A with a less expensive 2 A option. The device exhibits a coil voltage range from 3 to 48 V DC with a sensitive version for drawing less current. The relay offers a maximum switching voltage of 60 V DC or 120 V AC, and switching power of DC 30 W or AC 60 VA....

Relays Feature Improved RF Signal Repeatability

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Relays introduces a new series of DPDT surface mount ultraminiature relays that deliver RF performance over a bandwidth from DC to 8 GHz. Signal integrity of the GRF312 performs up to 12 Gb/s. The relays are designed to provide a practical surface-mount solution with improved RF signal repeatability over the frequency range....

Modeling, Simulation, and Automatic Code Generation Framework for Sensor Network Applications

December 30, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

While model-based design is becoming quite standard for several domains that have similar constraints as wireless sensor networks, there is a lack of tools for this purpose in the WSN world. By Stefano Olivieri, The MathWorks, co-authored by Mostafizur Mozumdar, Luciano Lavagno and Laura Vanzago. Wireless Sensor Networks (WSN) have become a hot research topic and show much promise to become a driver of current and future microelectron...

Early 3G Software Development and Debugging on a Virtual System

December 30, 2008 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Virtual System Prototypes (VSPs) offer a means to develop and debug embedded software before the silicon is available. By Jeff Roane, VaST Systems Technology Corp. As the semiconductor industry continues to consolidate off-the-shelf hardware components to build wireless consumer devices, such as 3G phones, these devices are increasingly differentiated by software content....

Using Next-Generation Non-Stationary Noise Suppression to Enhance Voice Quality

December 30, 2008 6:41 am | Articles | Comments

Emulating the way that the human hearing system characterizes and groups the audio stream into sound sources proves to be an extremely efficient and accurate way to suppress both stationary and non-stationary noise. By Lloyd Watts, Founder and CTO, Audience click to enlarge Figure 1a.


Adding Wireless to a Microcontroller-Based Design: 5 Questions to Answer

December 30, 2008 6:41 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Embedding wireless into a microcontroller-based design can be an intimidating experience for the designer. By Steven Bible and Tyler Smith, RF Products Div., Microchip Technology, Inc. Wireless is fast becoming a feature of choice for many products. The ability to cut the wires and mobilize a device is a compelling feature to microcontroller users....

Internet Addiction – Does it Really Exist?

December 30, 2008 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Nancy Maas, Editor-In-Chief Did you know that compulsive e-mailing and text messaging could soon become classified as an official brain disease? An editorial in the American Journal of Psychiatry a few months back said that Internet addiction - including excessive gaming and e-mail/text messaging - is a common compulsive-impulsive disorder that should be added to psychiatry's official guidebook of mental d...


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