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Circuit Simulator

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ansoft Corporation announces the release of Nexxim® v3.5. Nexxim v3.5 continues its emphasis on simulation speed, capacity and accuracy, while introducing new analyses and Verilog A support, further enhancing the simulation of high-performance electronic design, from signal integrity analysis to high-frequency ICs used in communications systems....

Packaged Gallium Nitride

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cree Inc. announces its 15 W packaged gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistor (HEMT), the CGH27015. Optimized for high efficiency, high gain and wide bandwidth, Cree’s CGH27015 is designed to provide exceptional linear power and efficiency for North American WiMAX and broadband wireless access applications operating between 2....

One-port Midspan

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong has introduced the 30 W one-port midspan which is being implemented into high power applications that implement IEEE’s 802.11N standard. Designated the POE30U Series, the midspan is designed to power wireless and WiMAX access points that require up to 24 W of power. IEEE 802.11N, the new broadband wireless standard, has driven up access point power requirements beyond current IEEE802....

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RF Vector Signal Generator

December 27, 2006 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

PrecisionWave Corporation introduces its p1411A high-performance RF Vector Signal Generator. The instrument delivers suitable phase noise performance, wide power range and fast reliable electronic switching. The source includes an exclusive spectrum analyzer display along with an internal IQ waveform generator and is available in bench-top or ATE configurations....

WiMAX Transceivers for Mobile Applications

December 27, 2006 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announces its WiMAX family of transceivers specifically for mobile and handheld applications. The 2.3 to 2.4 GHz UXF23480 designed for use within North America and Australia, and the 2.5 to 2.7 GHz UXF23460 for use throughout Taiwan, Japan, North America and Europe, are both fully 802....

Simulator Designed for Virtual Prototyping

December 27, 2006 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bluespec Inc. introduces an enhanced version of its Bluesim simulator meant for virtual prototyping and high-speed, source-level simulation and debug. Bluesim accelerates the product development cycle by delivering an accelerated cycle-accurate, transaction-level simulation model from the same electronic system level (ESL) source also used to generate high-quality register transfer level (RTL) code....

Protocol Platform

December 27, 2006 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces three additions for IEEE 802.15.4 wireless networking. Microchip’s MRF24J40 is a 2.4 GHz IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver targeted for the ZigBee™ protocol in RF applications requiring low power and excellent RF performance. The ZENA™ wireless network analyzer tool further enables development of ZigBee protocol systems using Microchip’s semiconductors....

Integrating Functions on Mixed-Signal SoCs

December 27, 2006 6:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

System complexity, escalating cost pressures, shrinking available silicon and more restrictive quality requirements are among the increasing demands placed on ASIC designers. By Herve Branquart There are sensors throughout the electronic equipment you use on a daily basis. These components report various states and conditions, usually as analog signals, for click to enlarge ...

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Software Shapes Next-generation RF Instrumentation

November 20, 2006 10:25 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The growth of RF technology in the wireless communication industry over the past few years has been astonishing. This year alone, more than 850 million cellular phones will be manufactured and sold around the globe. As production volumes rise, test engineers are being challenged to increase their test throughput and decrease their cost of test....

Sustaining Network Performance While Deploying New 3G Services

November 20, 2006 10:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Gur Lavie The majority of cellular service providers plan, maintain and troubleshoot their Radio Access Network (RAN) performance by performing extensive drive tests and using prediction-based models. Since radio access networks comprise most of the providers’ CapEx investment (50%-70%), and have a major impact on the revenue potential through user experience of the network, it is no surprise that major efforts are bei...

Cell Phones: Think Twice before you Toss

November 20, 2006 6:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Like most people today, I have a box at home filled with used cell phones, along with their chargers and accessories. Each time I drop one in the box, I say to myself — “I really should do something useful with these or, at the very least, find out how to dispose of them responsibly....

Development Test Mode

November 20, 2006 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex releases its Development Test Mode for the WiMAX 802.16e protocol conformance test solution. The availability of this product gives first-line WiMAX equipment manufacturers, chipset developers and protocol stack developers an early opportunity to test both subscriber and base station functionality and interoperability throughout the development phase of their products....

Vector Signal Analyzer

November 20, 2006 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The National Instruments PXI-5661 is a modular 2.7 GHz RF vector signal analyzer with wide real-time bandwidth, optimized for automated test in a compact, 3U PXI package. It is suitable for high-throughput RF acquisition and measurements. The 20 MHz wide onboard quadrature digital downconverter (DDC) significantly reduces the required load size and the time needed to transfer waveform data to the host controller or PC....

All-in-one Field Measuring OTDR

November 20, 2006 4:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu introduces its ACCESS Master MT9083A Series, the All-in-one Field Measuring OTDR for Construction and Maintenance of Optical Networks. They feature multiple wavelengths and options to satisfy any network testing requirement, access or metro, FTTx or LAN. MT9083A test sets are designed to make measurement experience simple and error-free with true one-button fault location, pass/fail classification, automated file saving and naming a...

WiMAX Baseband Card

November 20, 2006 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intel Corporation has developed a new baseband card that helps speed the creation of WiMAX base stations. The Intel NetStructure® WiMAX Baseband Card is Intel’s first integrated hardware and software platform for transport, control and baseband processing in a standards-based AdvancedMC form factor....

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