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Send Messages at Voice Speed

January 30, 2007 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pacific DataVision, a leader in instant voice Internet messaging platforms, empowers field workers and mobile executives with its NextMail® Push to Talk service as part of its advanced Internet-based voice messaging platform. This next generation messaging solution allows Push to Talk-enabled cellular phone users the ability to send emails anywhere in the world by simply speaking their message....

Ultra-Thin Cell Phones

January 30, 2007 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Samsung Electronics has delivered to market what is believed to be the thinnest cell phone ever made. Incorporating Agere Systems' innovative chip packaging design, Samsung could make Ultra Edition 6.9 (X820 bar design) and Ultra Edition 9.9 (D830 clamshell design) cell phones, the thinnest ever among its form factors....

Internet Radios Boast a Sub-$15 BOM

January 30, 2007 10:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has released a platform design which rewrites the economics of the emerging internet radio market. Based on two ICs, the Iona Wi-Fi portable radio can be built with an electronic bill-of-materials (eBOM) costing less than $15. This incredibly small figure could lead to consumer products retailing for around $50 to $60 — which is under half of most of today's internet-ready 'kitchen radio' type products....

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The Evolution of Wireless Distribution

January 11, 2007 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maria Gelphman, Richardson Electronics. Historically, the role of a distributor was a company who took orders and stocked parts. In the wireless world, the OEM customer had the ability for marketing, sales, engineering as well as manufacturing residing under their own roof. The wireless distributor played in niche markets such as defense, where RF and Microwave were born and design cycles were lengthy....

Distributors Offer "One-Stop Shopping"

January 11, 2007 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

A few years ago design engineers depended on manufacturers for new product information. After all, it’s the manufacturers who develop new products as the electronics industry defines new standards in the wireless industry. Traditionally, the distributor’s role was commodity driven — a place to buy established products based on price, availability or both....

Digi-Key’s Key to Success

January 11, 2007 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Although the word "wireless" has been around for a century or more, it’s a word frequently associated with "new" Digi-Key Corporation. Change is always in the air as new, exciting products continually infiltrate the marketplace. Staying abreast of what is new and what its customers want is part of the daily routine at Digi-Key....

New Standards are Challenging T&M Manufacturers

January 10, 2007 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Josef Wolf, Rhode & Schwarz An ever-increasing demand for communications and mobility has led to the need for higher data rates and volumes. As a manufacturer of T&M solutions, Rohde & Schwarz sees this as a challenge to smooth the path to new technologies for its customers. That goal is possible only with solutions that are typically a step ahead of development in the area of mobile communications....

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Adopting New Tools is Key in Dense Wireless Enviroments

January 4, 2007 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Dr. Lawrence Williams, Ansoft Engineers designing portable electronic devices like cell phones and PDAs are driving an industry trend to integrate rich digital content with wireless connectivity and extended battery life. A modern cellular handset, for example, is hardly just a telephone....

Wireless Semiconductor Market Overview for 2006/2007

January 4, 2007 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

2006 was a significant year for microwave and millimeter-wave gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductors, particularly in the areas of packaging, integration and WiMAX. Rick Montgomery Packaging— Point-to-point radio and satellite communications systems at 14 to 50 GHz have traditionally used bare die devices with chip and wire construction to meet high linearity, high power and broad...

RFID Testing Challenges

January 3, 2007 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Designing Graphics-rich Mobile Devices: Part 2 of 2

January 2, 2007 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Nic Roozeboom High-speed Serial Interfaces for Mobile Devices High-speed serial interfaces replace parallel topologies in a wide array of applications today. Many of today’s common interconnect standards such as USB and PCI click to enlarge Figure 1....

Designing Graphics-rich Mobile Devices: Part 1 of 2

January 2, 2007 11:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Nic Roozeboom A new architecture for video serializers and deserializers, built specifically for mobile devices, can address the demands for increasingly graphics-rich visual content. The emergence of the “personal information device” driven by rapid adoption of cell phones and their expanding panoply of features, capabilities and services is pushing the need for high resolution displays capable of displaying the increasingly rich...

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