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Mikoh’s Smart & Secure Retail Tag Addresses Consumer Privacy Concerns

June 19, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Balancing the need for RFID tagging in the retail environment with the need for customer privacy, MIKOH Corporation, a leading company focused on ensuring the physical security of RFID tags, has developed the Smart & Secure Retail Tag. The use of item-level RFID tagging in the retail industry is a means to provide dramatic improvements to inventory management, specifically by reducing out-of-stock levels and streamlining product replenish...

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WildCharge Unveils Wire-free Technology

June 19, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safe, wire-free electricity is no longer science fiction as WildCharge, Inc. (www.wildcharge.com) unveils a safe, wire-free electric power technology that eliminates user need to constantly plug in mobile electronic devices for electric power. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based WildCharge has developed and is now commercializing its technology that empowers mobile users with a convenient, efficient and productive way to charge and power mobile...

WiMedia UWB and WiMax Coexistence

June 19, 2007 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Jim Lansford, Alereon, Inc. The ongoing debate is not over whether or not UWB can cause interference with other incumbent signals in the same band, but the effectiveness of techniques used to protect the victim service. The recent history of Ultra wideband (UWB) communications technology has seen great debate over whether UWB causes unacceptable interference to existing users of the same and nearby bands....

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The Patent Reform Act of 2007 — The Good and the Bad

May 25, 2007 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief On April 18, 2007 Congress introduced into legislation The Patent Reform Act of 2007, a bill aimed at helping the filing process and to ease the financial burden to companies that infringe on existing patents. The reform includes three significant changes since the S....

AC/DC Front-end Technology within Wireless Datacom Applications

May 25, 2007 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the widespread utilization of WiFi/WiMAX systems, the need for more operating power in a smaller, environmentally-friendly package continues to increase. By John M. Carroll, Power-One Over the past few years, today’s data-communication and telecommunication markets have been rapidly deploying AC front ends as the primary means of converting Figure 1....

Platform in Package

May 25, 2007 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor introduces a single-chip platform solution based on the ZigBee® specification that is designed to deliver very low power consumption and high performance. The MC1322x platform is engineered to support battery life of up to 20 years, doubling the expectations for current ZigBee solutions....

Introducing a New Approach to Wireless IC Design

May 25, 2007 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

As more standards and technologies are packed into chips, traditional design flows are unable to meet the challenges of complex IC architectures. By Kishore Karnane, Paul Colestock, and Juergen Hartung, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Not long ago designers building wireless systems spent much of their time and effort integrating RF, analog and digital components on a system board....

Scalable Series of Processors

May 22, 2007 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc.’s Blackfin® now includes the ADSP-BF52x family, a scalable series of processors optimized for performance-demanding portable applications. As low as 0.16 m W/MHz core power at 250 MHz, these processors offer system designers a choice with a high-performance/low-power series (ADSP-BF527/BF525/BF522) operating at 600 MHz, and an ultra-low-power series running at up to 400 MHz....

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Power Amplifier for Portable and Embedded WiFi Systems

May 22, 2007 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor announces the SE2582L, a power amplifier based on an integrated architecture that boosts power efficiency, reduces system-level cost and optimizes performance of WiFi systems. The power amplifier is appropriate for access points, laptops, PC cards and embedded WiFi applications....

Low Phase Noise Oscillators for WLAN and WiMAX Applications

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces the CLV series oscillators, including the CLV 2300A-LF (2160-2460 MHz), CLV2593A-LF (2496-2690 MHz) and CLV2770A-LF (2620-2930 MHz). These devices offer a phase noise of 𤩙 dBc/Hz at10 kHz offset, due to their unique high Q resonator design. All the models offer linear tuning over the band with a typical tuning sensitivity of 22 MHz/V and high harmonic rejection of 㪬 dBc....

Miniature Quartz Crystal for Size Restrained Applications

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

NDK announces a series of ultra small, thin, surface mount crystals. The NX2016AA series measures 2.0(L) 3 1.6(W) 3 0.45(H) mm. These crystals operate in a fundamental frequency range of 24 to 80 MHz while weighing 6 mg. Their frequency tolerance is 䔳 ppm to 𫏌 ppm over the operating temperature range of 㪢 to +75°C....

High Linearity Amplifiers

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza’s SZM series of high linearity amplifiers, designated part numbers SZM-2166Z/SZM-3166Z, provide the high power and high linearity necessary for WiMAX CPE solutions. Higher output power means higher data throughput and longer range. In addition, the company delivers one of the highest power levels available today for WiMAX CPE solutions with up to +27 dBm of linear power at 2....

Low Phase Noise Oscillator for the Instrumentation and Radar Markets

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Temex announces the launch of a small RF oscillator in a 51.5 × 51.5 × 20.5 mm package. This ULN (Ultra Low Noise) source is designed to meet the needs of the instrumentation and radar markets. Product specifications include: Frequency 500 MHz; lower phase noise at 10 kHz from the carrier, -165 dBc/Hz; phase noise floor -175 dBc/Hz; stability is 1 ppm in the 0 to 50°C temperature range with a target of -30°C to +70°C....

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MIMO-powered Transceivers Double Mobile-data Access Speed

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP’s WiMAX 2x2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)-powered family of transceivers for mobile and handheld applications will allow WiMAX infrastructure OEMs and ODMs to implement more robust WiMAX functionality, while achieving savings in overall power, board real-estate and system costs. This family of UXA234xx WiMAX transceivers improves reach and drives greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, being particularly effective for accessi...

Economical Spectrum Analyzer

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MS271xB family of economical microwave spectrum analyzers covering 9 kHz to 7.1 GHz, 13 GHz and 20 GHz frequency ranges. Offering desirable RF measurement performance and a full suite of measurement features, the MS271xB family consists of three models that are cost-effective alternatives for bench testing of microwave components, subsystems and systems used in the wireless and aerospace/defense markets....

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