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Single-directional Couplers

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MECA offers the 780 series couplers, MECA offers miniature, 50 W (3 kW peak), SMA-female single-directional couplers suitable for space-restricted applications....

PLL Synthesizer

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications announces their coaxial-resonator oscillator-based PLL synthesizer with desirable phase noise performance. The PSA4176C-LF, in a frequency range of 4146 to 4206 MHz, is designed to meet the high data rate demand of PTP applications as stable carrier generators. This module offers a phase noise performance of – 96 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset from the carrier, and operates at a supply voltage of 5Vdc....

SMIA Sensor

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OmniVision Technologies announces a 14 inches, 2-megapixel CameraChip™ with fully integrated autofocus (AF) control on a single chip. The OV2648 CameraChip™ is fully compliant with the Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture (SMIA). The AF control functions work with an integrated microcontroller that can directly control any kind of auto-focus motors through its GPIO pads or serial bus....


DIN Connector

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

ERNI offers DIN connectors with THR (Thru Hole Reflow) termination in tape-and-reel packaging for fully automatic assembly. This enables automatic processing for these somewhat larger components as well. Upon request, ERNI supplies its customers with DIN-variants with a black housing and a pick & place pad in the tape-and-reel packaging....

LVDS Deserializers

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the latest members of its high-speed LVDS SerDes family-the MAX9242/MAX9244/MAX9246 hot-swappable, 21-bit, DC-balanced LVDS deserializers with programmable spread spectrum. Both output clock and data are spread over a specified ± 2% or ± 4% range to reduce EMI....

Resistor Ladder Networks

May 8, 2006 12:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with a means of implementing A/D and D/A conversions in a variety of circuits, TT electronics BI Technologies SMT Division releases a series of 8-bit and 10-bit R2R resistor ladder networks for automotive, industrial, building monitoring and process automation applications....

WiMAX Specific Transceiver

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® announces the first of its MAX-Link™ series of transceivers, designed specifically for WiMAX applications. The AT86RF535A is a single-chip radio operating at 3.5 GHz with multiple bandwidth options. Additional members of the MAX-Link family are being developed to cover other WiMAX frequency bands and will interface with multiple baseband vendors....

802.16e Development Platform

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

picoChip and Wintegra announce a development platform for mobile WiMAX that integrates picoChip's PC102 picoArray™ multi-core digital signal processor (DSP) running its IEEE 802.16e PHY with the Wintegra WinMax™ access processor and programmed with 16e MAC software for transport and backhaul functionality....


ZigBee Development Solutions

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

MaxStream has created three different XBee development kits to meet the diverse needs of OEMs and systems integrators. The XBee Professional Developer’s Kit is MaxStream’s solution for developers looking to maximize the forthcoming mesh networking capabilities of the ZigBee standard. The kit includes five OEM RF modules and five enhanced development boards with RS-232 or USB connectivity....

ZigBee Wireless Network Module

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

A new module for building ZigBee wireless networks has been launched by Telegesis. The ETRX2 is a low-power transceiver that can be embedded in a wide range of devices to produce self-organizing, self-healing wireless meshes. Incorporating the new single-chip EM250 ZigBee system from Ember, the devices offer developers a means for bringing advanced wireless-enabled products to market....

DPDT Diversity Switch

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM announces a RoHS-compliant DPDT (double-pole/double-throw) diversity switch, MASWSS0190, designed for applications that require high linearity and isolation. The MASWSS0190, with its low leakage current, is a high-power switch that maximizes system linearity performance while simultaneously reducing DC power consumption....

YIG-tuned Oscillators

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Lambda announces YIG-tuned oscillators covering 6 to 20 GHz. Three models providing desirable phase noise performance covering 8 to 18 GHz, 6 to 18 GHz and 8 to 20 GHz are now available. Utilizing SiGe transistors, these units are available in three standard package configurations 1.25 in....

C-band VCO

May 8, 2006 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications announces their C-band (2865 to 3165 MHz) voltage-controlled oscillator. The V810ME05-LF offers a low phase noise performance of – 91 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset away from carrier. This model combines linear tuning with good harmonic suppression. It provides a typical tuning sensitivity of 75 MHz/V and harmonic suppression better than – 25 dBc while delivering an O/P power of 4 dBm ± 2 dB....

WiMax—Delivering on the Promise of Wireless Broadband

May 8, 2006 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multimedia applications running on the Internet have created an explosive demand for broadband access — not only in metro areas of developed countries, but also in areas as remote as the villages of India and China. The Internet is now being eyed as a means of reaching all aspects of humanity....

Thin-film and Wire-wound Inductor Technologies

May 8, 2006 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers often ask about the differences between wire-wound and thin-film inductors, particularly in terms of which works best in specific applications. The discussion within this article will look at the properties of both, with a focus on wireless applications in particular. By Ron Demcko Glossary of Acronyms AWG — Average Wire Gauge ESR — Equivalent Series Resi...


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