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MIMO Device Supports Wireless Multimedia Services

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. announces a highly integrated RF front-end module for Wi-Fi®products designed to comply with the IEEE 802.11n specification. The SE2593A provides a complete 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WLAN multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) RF solution including all of the circuitry required between the transceiver and the antennas....

Optical Transceiver Supports Standards for Cellular, WiFi and WiMAX Networks

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Specifically built to support industrial-level temperature ranges and open standards for the base transceiver station (BTS) market, Avago’s AFBR-57J5APZ is part of the industry’s first family of optical transceivers for use in next-generation, wireless infrastructure networking equipment. With high-speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at 3....

RF-to-Baseband WiMAX Transceivers Enable Thumb-sized WiMAX Terminals

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc.’s RF-to-digital baseband transceivers are designed to enable broadband connectivity in mobile communications terminals, such as cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and handheld multimedia devices, using WiMAX. The AD9354 and AD9355 components consume less power than other transceivers in their class and are available in a 20% smaller package, while adding an additional receiver path for multiple-input multi...

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Is it the Necessary Evil?

November 20, 2007 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief If you are like me, you long for a world where every device has wireless capability built in and a future where people can have data over unlicensed bands everywhere. The question is — will this be possible without some type of regulation or “spectrum etiquette” — any combination of steps and protocols a device must follow before accessing spectrum....

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Simply Test Setups and Reduce Cost

November 20, 2007 5:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz announces an "all-in-one" solution for WiMAX mobile station and customer premise equipment testing in compliance with the 802.16e-2005 standard and the WiMAX Forum Mobile System Profiles. The R&S CMW270 functions in either non-signaling or signaling mode and is optimized for high speed production, service and quality assurance testing....

Semiconductor Parametric Analysis and Testing

November 20, 2007 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the addition of its models 2635 and 2636 to its Series 2600 SourceMeter Instruments for semiconductor parametric analysis and testing. The two models represent a way of doing parametric analysis at fine resolutions of 1fa (10 to 15A) which is often required for many semiconductor, optoelectronic and nanotechnology devices....

Band-pass Filter

November 20, 2007 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits introduces the model SXBP-178+ surface-mount band-pass filter rejecting unwanted signals around a 170 to 186-MHz pass-band. The compact filter features insertion loss of less than 3 dB at the 178 MHz center frequency and across the 16 MHz pass-band. Rejection is more than 90 dB at 1 MHz, more than 30 dB at 150 MHz, more than 50 dB at 240 MHz, and more than 60 dB at 2000 MHz....

Surface Mount Packaged Four Stage Amplifier

November 20, 2007 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a surface mount (SMT) packaged four stage GaAs MMIC linear power amplifier with +35 dBm OIP3 and 23 dB small signal gain. --> Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a surface mount (SMT) packaged four stage GaAs MMIC linear power amplifier with +35 dBm OIP3 and 23 dB small signal gain....

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Silicon Radio Platform

November 20, 2007 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jazz Semiconductor® announces at European Microwave Week (EuMW), the availability of its 0.18-micron silicon radio platform for complete radio integration. --> Jazz Semiconductor® announces at European Microwave Week (EuMW), the availability of its 0.18-micron silicon radio platform for complete radio integration....

Three MMICs

November 20, 2007 5:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced three MMICs designed to address the complex needs of test and measurement equipment applications for wireless networks. --> Avago Technologies announced three MMICs designed to address the complex needs of test and measurement equipment applications for wireless networks....

Selecting the Right Filter for Your Wireless Design

November 19, 2007 11:11 am | Articles | Comments

Understanding the key parameters and technologies when selecting a proper radio frequency (RF) filters. By Scott S. Klettke, Murata Electronics North America Filters are prevalent in our daily lives. They range from coffee filters that keep the grounds out of our lattes to air filters that keep dust and dirt from our lungs.

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Increase Talk Time in CDMA Mobile Handsets

November 19, 2007 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF PAs are designed to work with the latest CDMA transceiver chipsets to reduce the total current consumption from the phone board. Prasanth Perugupalli, Eric Garloff, Andrew Prudente, Tom Arell, Henry Liwinski, Rattapon Lertpiriyapong, Dick Frey, Anadigics Inc. Various new features on cellular phones, such as high quality video, a high resolution screen, and a video camera consume large amounts of battery power, and call for ...

Practical Design Considerations — Ethernet versus RapidIO

November 19, 2007 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Before committing to Ethernet in board- and chassis-level applications, engineers will find it useful to first compare Ethernet to alternative technologies such as the RapidIO specification. Greg Shippen, Freescale Semiconductor Engineers can be thought of as negotiators between the ideal world and the real world....

Integrating an RF transceiver into a Cellular-Enabled Product Has Never Been Easier

November 19, 2007 6:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enhancing RF transceivers with embedded intelligence can significantly reduce the burden on the phone manufacturer when integrating EDGE or UMTS transceivers and when testing phones on the production floor. By Keith Tilley, Freescale Semiconductor Over the years, design-engineering teams tasked with creating cellular phones have warily regarded the transceiver portion as unfamiliar territory....

Qualcomm to Acquire Mobile Banking Leader Firethorn

November 15, 2007 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated announces it has agreed to acquire Atlanta-based Firethorn Holdings, LLC, a industry-leading mobile banking enabler. The addition of Firethorn's expertise in the financial industry and key relationships with wireless operators, financial institutions and payment processors supports Qualcomm's broader strategy to enable end-to-end wireless services that enhance the mobile experience and to deliver compelling application...

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