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Power Management Solutions: Choosing the Right One Now Pays Dividends Later

January 31, 2007 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Paying attention to power management prolongs battery life and increases performance by minimizing ripple/noise in the system. By Bob Nguyen, National Semiconductor Wireless technology implies the freedom to physically move around while still remaining virtually connected. No longer attached to a wall outlet, electronic wireless handset click to enlarge Figure 1...

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Selectable-gain Amplifiers

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has added a family of 900 kHz, selectable-gain amplifiers to its product line of programmable amplifiers. The MCP6G01, MCP6G02, MCP6G03 and MCP6G04 (MCP6G0x) feature a gain-select pin in place of a negative-input-pin, enabling digital gain control for better system accuracy and dynamic range.

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Single, High-speed Rail to Rail Amp

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FHP3130 (single), FHP3230 (dual) and FHP3430 (quad) are low-cost, high-performance, voltage feedback amplifiers that consume 2.5 mA of supply current per channel, while providing ±100 mA of output current. These amplifiers are designed to operate from 2.7 to 12V (±6) supplies.

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Connectorized Drive Amplifier

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of a connectorized wideband driver amplifier module, which is appropriate for EW, ECM, radar, space and test equipment applications from 2 to 35 GHz. The HMC-C038 is a GaAs MMIC Distributed Driver Amplifier packaged in a miniature, hermetic module with replaceable 2.

RRIO Op Amp

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduces a high-bandwidth, 1V, rail-to-rail input and output (RRIO) CMOS operational amplifier. The LMV951’s combination of bandwidth and low power make it suited for cell phones, handheld devices, portable medical equipment and low-power instrumentation. The LMV951 is believed to be the only a 1 V operational amplifier capable of delivering 2.

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Power Amplifier for WCDMA Applications

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

WJ Communications, Inc. announces the release of its AP622, a 4W power amplifier module for WCDMA infrastructure systems. The AP622 is appropriate for the pre-driver and driver stages in WCDMA base stations and power amplifier modules, and the output stage in repeaters. The device is a two-stage power amplifier module operating from 2110 to 2170 MHz and housed in a RoHS-compliant, 13 3 29 3 4.

LNA Targets ISM Band Applications

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Designers of antenna modules for satellite radio receivers will be interested in NEC’s newest InGaP LNA MMIC. The UPG2310TK provides high gain (27 dB), low noise figure (1.8 dB) and high intercept point, all in a compact 1.5 3 1.3 3 0.55 mm package. The 3.0 V UPG2310TK is designed to replace two stages of discrete devices, which can lower the parts count, simplify the circuit design and save real estate.

Driver Amp Offers On-chip ESD

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. announces the release of a 5 to 14 GHz GaAs monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) driver amplifier, packaged in a RoHS compliant QFN package. This device is processed in a highly repeatable, 0.25 micron optical pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) process and includes on-chip diodes for ESD protection.

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Broadband GaN RF Amplifier

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Aethercomm’s Model Number SSPA 0.1-1.0-100 is a high power, broadband, gallium nitride (GaN) RF amplifier that operates from 100 to 1000 MHz. This PA is appropriate for broadband military platforms as well as commercial applications because it is robust and offers high power over a decade bandwidth.

Double Balanced Mixer Module

January 31, 2007 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces a connectorized GaAs MMIC double-balanced mixer module, which is suitable for use as an upconverter or downconverter in military EW/ECM, radar, microwave radio, space and test equipment applications from 23 to 37 GHz. The HMC-C035 is a general purpose, double-balanced mixer housed in a miniature, hermetic module....

DC/DC-AC/DC Converter Modules

January 30, 2007 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schaefer, Inc. introduces the C/B 6400 Series of 22,000 W, 8U high, 19" wide rack mount DC/DC and AC/DC converter modules. This compact and robust design provides a high density, space-saving solution for high power applications in industries such as railway controls and communications equipment (onboard and trackside), military applications, fuel cell applications, transportation, telecommunication systems, process control systems, and pow...

Military Grade Temperature Oscillator

January 30, 2007 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MMD Components introduces a series of military-grade temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (TCXOs) that have been tested and screened per MIL-PRF-55310 and MIL-STD-883 Class B standards. For radiation tolerance, the TCXOs are rad-hardened to 20 K. They can also withstand swept sine vibration of 20 G's, 10 to 500 Hz, and mechanical shock of 500 G's, half-sine pulse at 0....

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Programmable Radio-System-On-Chip

January 30, 2007 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduces its next-generation Programmable Radio-System-on-a-Chip. The single-chip PRoC™ LP integrates the proven, robust WirelessUSB™ LP 2.4-GHz transceiver with the award-winning, low-cost encore™ II 8-bit Flash microcontroller (MCU). PRoC LP simplifies coding and board layout to cut design time and reduce board space requirements for innovative, small form-factor wireless Human Interface Devices (...

Gain Block MMIC Amplifier

January 30, 2007 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces a high linearity InGaP HBT Gain Block MMIC Amplifier which is suitable for IF and RF applications from DC to 4.5 GHz, including Cellular/PCS/3G, Broadband, WiBro and WiMAX. The HMC475ST89(E) is an InGaP HBT Gain Block MMIC Amplifier which operates from DC to 4....

Crystal Oscillator Circuit

January 30, 2007 12:11 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EM Microelectronic introduces the EM7604, a low-power CMOS crystal oscillator circuit. The EM7604 is intended to be used with a 32.768 kHz tuning fork crystal as a low frequency clock oscillator - with no other external components required. The IC is also available as the EM1564, which combines the oscillator circuit with a tuning fork crystal in a single, very low footprint ceramic package....

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