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Isolator Delivers 1,500 W Peak Power

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek, Inc. announces its F1 Series isolator that is robust and high power. This double junction cellular band 850 to 869 MHz coaxial isolator features 65 dB isolation (typically >70 dB), 0.45 dB insertion loss, 1.20 VSWR, SMAf on input and Nf on output with input and output monitor cables. Reverse power is 150 W, forward power is 200 W and peak power is 1,500 W....

Airflow/Air Temp Measuring Instrument Includes a Micro Head

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Degree Controls, Inc. announces its Cambridge AccuSense PointFlow micro head airflow/air temperature measurement instrument. It has a 0.5 mm omni-directional sensor head remotely located on a two meter cable, a digital display showing airflow in either feet/minute or meters/second, and the ability to download readings through either serial or analog output....

Software Improves RF Board Design

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies, Inc. releases its Genesys 2008.07 software that contains improvements to the reliability of artwork masks for electromagnetic (EM) verification and RF board manufacturing, along with modeling and user interface improvements. This functionality results in shorter design cycles with fewer iterations for RF designers....

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Dual Band Antenna Performs Indoors and Outdoors

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astron Wireless Technologies, Inc. offers a low profile dual band antenna for both indoor and outdoor use with a design that features broadband performance and ease of mounting. Electrically, the antenna has a power handling capability of 50 W. The cable is RG58 with a U/V stable, polypropylene radome and 3M VHB series two-sided adhesive gasket....

Single Chip Synchronous Clock Solution Works for SETS

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The STC5230 single chip solution of timing source in SDH, SONET and synchronous Ethernet network elements from Connor-Winfield Corporation is fully compliant with ITU-G.813 and Telcordia GR1244 and GR253. It accepts 12 reference inputs, and it generates nine independent synchronized output clocks. Reference input frequencies are automatically detected, and inputs are individually monitored for quality....

IR RECEIVERS

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

IR RECEIVERS Eliminating or reducing the interference causesd by lights typically found in the average household can improve the overall performance of remote control applications. By Thomas Mistele and Jim Toal, Vishay Semiconductors Until recently, most light bulbs used for domestic lighting in the United States were incandescent....

Test Platform Effectively Characterizes the Interference Sensitivity of an Amplifier

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The proliferation of wireless transceivers in portable applications has created a need for increased attention to an electronic circuit's ability to operate in the vicinity of high frequency radio transmitters. By Donald Lafontaine, Intersil The proliferation of wireless transceivers in portable applications has created a need for increased attention to an electronic circuit's ability to operate in the vicinity of high frequency radio tra...

Demo Kit Offers Energy Harvesting

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

AdaptivEnergy has developed a demonstration kit using Joule-Thief™ technology to harvest energy and power Texas Instruments’ MSP430 MCU and RF technology to collect data, control the operation of a system or send sensed data to central collection sites. AdaptivEnergy’s Ruggedized Laminated Piezo (RLP®) technology enables compact energy harvesting modules to power applications, such as wireless sensors, to gather ambient intelligence to dete...

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Cases and Sleeves Help Laptops Go Through Airport Checkpoints

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

SOLO’s FlyThru™ laptop cases will allow airport screeners to X-ray laptops while they are still inside. The products follow Transportation Security Administration (TSA) guidelines and have been approved by Travel Sentry standards. A Tech Collection mesh mesh-covered removable laptop sleeve for 15....

Bluetooth Solution Improves Battery Life by Up to 30 Minutes

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR has collaborated with Intel Corporation to redesign how its integrated Bluetooth chips interacts with a laptop PC. Laptops employing the new technology from CSR and Intel will save up to 1W, providing Intel-based laptops with up to an extra 30 minutes of battery life. Bluetooth Advanced Power Management (APM) can now be designed into Intel mobile processor-based laptops....

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iPhone Integrates VoIP

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global IP Solutions’(GIPS) VoiceEngine™ Mobile enables VoIP in Apple, Inc.’s iPhone for consumers to use iPhone games, applications and social networking experiences. GIPS’ Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) iLBC codec standard, a narrowband speech algorithm designed to optimize calls made over the Internet....

Running for Coverage: A Review of Femtocells

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Peter Thornycroft, Aruba Networks The scale of femtocell deployments (should they become successful) will introduce several orders of magnitude more transmitters than today’s network of cell towers, transforming an already difficult RF management task into something significantly more challenging Femtocells can be described as short-range radios used to extend the cellular network into homes and office buildings....

The Peripheral Value of Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology Part 1 of 2

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The simplified Bluetooth low energy wireless technology protocol stack features a lightweight Link Layer (LL) providing ultra-low power idle mode operation, simple device discovery and reliable point-to-multipoint data transfer with advanced power-save and encryption functionalities. By Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Nordic Semiconductor click to enlarge Figure 1....

What are the critical technical challenges of 3-D ICs? And how will this technology impact the semiconductor food chain?

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! Kathy Cook, 3-D Business Development, SUSS Microtec Semiconductor ICs face constant pressure for increased performance while still decreasing their size. At the same time, their packages must be able to accommodate to new functionalities. 3-D IC is the most ‘integrated’ packaging approach....

Optimizing Wireless Systems with Electromagnetic Simulation

October 3, 2008 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Remcom, Inc. Electromagnetic simulation has dramatically improved the design of a wide range of wireless systems by making it possible for engineers to simulate their operation and predict their performance without the need for building and testing of prototypes. Electromagnetic simulation has dramatically improved the design of a wide range of wireless systems by making it possible for engineers to simulate their operation and ...

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