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Linux Eases Development of Advanced Capabilities for Smart Wireless Devices

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Articles | Comments

From a designer's point of view, managing the integration of smart wireless devices while maintaining time to market schedules and project budgets can be a challenge. Unlike the low-cost cell phone market, where products boast few bells and whistles beyond the ability to make and receive calls, smart wireless devices are all about features.

Wideband Power Amplifier Modules Cover 10 MHz to 15 GHz

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Link Microtek Ltd. introduces two MMIC-based connectorized power amplifier modules that are suitable for broadband instrumentation, test equipment and communications applications. Manufactured by Hittite Microwave Corporation, Models HMC-C037 and HMC-C036 are GaAs PHEMT 0.5 W power amplifiers that operate over the 10 MHz to 15 GHz frequency range....

MIMO RF Transceiver Performs in WiMAX Applications

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2839 single-chip, 2.3 to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that uses a dual-receiver architecture to mitigate RF channel fading, thereby increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by as much as 10 dB compared to a single-receiver architecture. This improved performance maximizes the data throughput and radio-link range of nomadic and mobile WiMAX subscriber applications in notebook computers...

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Security System Offers Protection for FPGA Designs

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products unveils its 1-Wire secure memory devices that add additional security to designs using the Altera Cyclone III and Cyclone II FPGA families. These secure memory devices incorporate the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-1), a thoroughly scrutinized public hash protocol developed by National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the 1-Wire interface....

SMT Connectors Offer Secure Mating Retention

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Molex, Inc. introduces its series of 2.00 mm pitch SMT wire-to-board connectors for applications that require secure electrical contact. The CLIK-Mate connector features a positive locking mechanism that provides an audible click, indicating that it is fully mated. Rated at 3.0 A, the connectors can be used for signal and power connections in a variety of end-user products that include flat panel displays, gaming devices and on-board a...

Fixed Attenuators Available in Four Models

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? BroadWave Technologies, Inc. introduces its line of low cost fixed attenuators. These 1 W units are available in SMA (Model 351-300-XXX), N (Model 352-300-XXX), TNC (Model 353-300-XXX) and BNC (Model 354-300-XXX) connectors. Male to female configurations are standard, and other configurations are available upon request....

Proximity Sensors Make Mobile Devices User-Friendly

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? OSRAM Opto Semiconductors two SMT proximity sensors (Models SFH7740 and SFH7741) use distance measurements to detect a mobile device’s operating status without physical contact to the sensor itself. This technology allows for the automatic shut-off of displays and keypads when no longer needed, improving performance and efficiency of products such as cell phones and digital cameras....

Compact Power Supplies Deliver Peak Power of 600 W

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Power Partners introduces its PPR250 Series of power supplies that deliver 250 W of power with 600 W of peak power in a compact 5" x 3.2" x 1.5" package. The series is suitable for price-sensitive, size-sensitive or low profile applications in the telecom, datacom, industrial and process control industries....

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Rectifiers Save Energy and Deliver High Efficiency

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Power-One, Inc. introduces its FMP25.48 energy-saving 2,500 W, -48 V rectifier that delivers efficiencies exceeding 92%. Power densities surpassing 27 W/cubic inch enable 12.5 kW of power in a one rack-unit 23" shelf. A variety of distribution options are available to enhance flexibility when powering site-level communication applications such as wireless base stations, remote switches and broadband access....

Thin LED-Based Backlights Offer High Brightness

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announces its LED-based high-brightness backlights that offer exceptional thinness, down to 0.4 mm or less. They provide slim molded light guide BLUs for backlighting LCDs in an array of consumer electronics products, as well as in the keypads/keyboards used in mobile phones, and laptop and desktop PCs....

Flange Mount Drop-In Isolator Features Gold-Plated Housing

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Renaissance Electronic Corporation releases its K-Series flange mount drop-in isolator that features up to 30% bandwidth in the 4 to 18 GHz range. Suitable for military and space applications with a steel housing that is gold plated for better RF performance, this temperature-stable device has typical loss of 20 dB....

Fast Switching RF & Microwave Synthesized Signal Generator

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? The 2520GTA series signal generator delivers extremely fast switching speeds, high output power, and low residual phase noise in a single unit. The 2520GTA series signal generator is offered in a frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz with a frequency resolution of 0.001 Hz over the entire band. Loaded with standard performance features such as high time base stability and an optional feature of high leveled output power, the 2520GTA mak...

30 A Half-Brick DC/DC Converters Feature 93% Efficiency

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Lambda launches its iHG series of 100 W fully-isolated, single output DC/DC converters. Providing optimal thermal performance, using the industry standard half-brick footprint with no base plate, the modules are suitable for designing low airflow, high temperature, 48 V power architectures and for telecom, wireless, medical and industrial applications....

SAW Clock Oscillator Provides Low Jitter Performance

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Crystek Crystals announces its 1 GHz SAW clock oscillator (CCSO) that was designed using FR5 PCB and SAW (surface acoustic wave) crystal technology to provide a low noise, low jitter performance with true SineWave output. The resulting oscillator features -142 dBc/Hz phase noise at 10 kHz offset....

High Power MMIC SPST Switch for Multi-Band Antenna Matching

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? California Eastern Laboratories unveils the Model UPG2189TB high-power SPST (single pole single throw) GaAs MMIC switch from NEC. Its ability to handle high GSM input power levels with low harmonic distortion makes the switch suitable for switching the tuning and matching elements in multi-band antennas....

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