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The Peripheral Value of Bluetooth Low Energy Wireless Technology Part 1 of 2

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The simplified Bluetooth low energy wireless technology protocol stack features a lightweight Link Layer (LL) providing ultra-low power idle mode operation, simple device discovery and reliable point-to-multipoint data transfer with advanced power-save and encryption functionalities. By Thomas Embla Bonnerud, Nordic Semiconductor click to enlarge Figure 1....

What are the critical technical challenges of 3-D ICs? And how will this technology impact the semiconductor food chain?

October 9, 2008 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! Kathy Cook, 3-D Business Development, SUSS Microtec Semiconductor ICs face constant pressure for increased performance while still decreasing their size. At the same time, their packages must be able to accommodate to new functionalities. 3-D IC is the most ‘integrated’ packaging approach....

Optimizing Wireless Systems with Electromagnetic Simulation

October 3, 2008 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Remcom, Inc. Electromagnetic simulation has dramatically improved the design of a wide range of wireless systems by making it possible for engineers to simulate their operation and predict their performance without the need for building and testing of prototypes. Electromagnetic simulation has dramatically improved the design of a wide range of wireless systems by making it possible for engineers to simulate their operation and ...

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MLCCs Come with Polymer Terminals

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology’s VJ0805, VJ1206, VJ1210, VJ1808 and VJ1812 HVArc Guard® SMT X7R MLCCs include optional polymer terminals. The devices have optimization in applications including buck and boost DC/DC converters, voltage multipliers for flyback converters, and lighting ballast circuits....

Controller Performs in Half-Bridge Converters

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics’ L6591 PWM controller demonstrates optimization for zero-voltage switching asymmetrical half-bridge converters. The device enables efficiencies of 85% min. at 500 kHz, implements pulse skipping under light-load and no-load conditions, and has a quiescent current of www....

Power Supplies Offer High Power Density

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ CF200 and CF3500 Series AC/DC switching supplies have a power density of 8 W/in.³ and 9 W/in.³, respectively. The 200 W CF200-A12C presents a 12 V output and 80% efficiency in a 127 × 84 × 39.6 mm U-channel package. The 350 W CF-350-A12C/A24C/A48C offer 80% efficiency in a 173 × 84 × 36....

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Power Supply Acts as Simulator

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments’ Model 2308 portable device battery/charger simulator is a dual-channel battery- and charger-simulating power supply. The device maintains a stable output voltage in response to pulse loads with a transient voltage drop of www....

LDOs Consume Low Current

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

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Handheld Analyzers Offer Software Enhancements

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company’s Site Master and Cell Master handheld analyzers now include firmware for sweep speed, optical Distance-to-Fault (DTF) measurement capability, post analysis tools and a phase-stable cable with reinforced handgrip. The firmware speeds up sweeps for cables and antennas by 30%. The ODTF-1 optical DTF module gives the analyzers the ability to be a portable fiber tester in remote radio head applications, shows fiber measurements ...

Femtocell SoC Delivers to 25 Simultaneous Subscribers

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

DesignArt Networks’ DAN2200 WiMAX femtocell SoC provides non-blocking WiMAX performance for up to 25 simultaneous subscribers. The IEEE 802.16e Wave 2-certified component uses software-centric multi-core architecture to exhibt plug-and-play installation, embedded synchronization options and automated installation and operation of WiMAX femtocell clusters....

LNAs Exhibit Failsafe Bypass Mode

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave's HMC668LP3E and HMC669LP3E GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs utilize an automatically-enabled failsafe bypass mode in automotive, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and test equipment applications from 700 to 2,200 MHz. The HMC668LP3E is rated from 700 to 1,200 MHz, and the HMC669LP3E is rated from 1,700 to 2,200 MHz....

ICs Manage Power Digitally

September 29, 2008 8:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FD2004, FD2004-01 and FD2006 digital power controllers and FD1505 digital power support driver use Fairchild-Zilker’s Digital-DC architecture to manage power digitally. The 5 mm² 32-lead or 6 mm² 36-lead QFN-packaged controllers offer an input voltage range from 3 V to 14 V to control output voltages from 0....

Power Supplies Provide 90 W

September 23, 2008 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Protek Power's PMP90 Series medical desktop power supplies deliver 90 W of power in a 3" × 5.12" × 1.72" package. The RoHS-compliant devices offer input from 90 to 264 V AC, output from 5 to 48 V DC, withstand voltage specified at 4,000 V AC and input-to-output and leakage current specified at 90 µA....

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DC/DC Converters Exhibit 2,250 VDC Isolation

September 23, 2008 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions' HPH and UCH Series single-output half-brick DC/DC converters are isolated to 2,250 V DC with an open-frame construction and are designed for PCB mounting. The HPH Series offers an output range from 3.3 to 12 V DC, input voltage range from 36 to 75 V DC and efficiency up to 91% while delivering up to 360 W at 70 A....

Passive Switches Help Graphics

September 23, 2008 11:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced its MAX4889B and MAX4889C 1:2 or 2:1 PCI Express® (PCIe) passive switches switch 4 half lanes of PCIe data between two destinations. The quad double-pole double-throw (DPDT) devices use 4 devices to convert 16 PCIe lanes into two sets of 8 lanes for use with either SLI™ or CrossFire™ graphics cards....

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