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Portable Audio CODEC Doubles Battery Life

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leadis Technology, Inc. unveils its family of audio CODECs that incorporate advanced FM transmitters and its Gmax audio amplifier technology which increases power efficiency, maintains best-in-class SNR, and it extends battery life in portable audio applications. The LDS9350, LDS9302, LDS9302L and LDS9200 models are well suited for smart mobile phone, MP3/PMP (portable media player), portable gaming, GPS/PND (personal navigation device) and...

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Solid State GaAs Amplifier for the Cellular/GSM Telephony Market

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth Microwave, Inc. introduces its model SM09296-47L, a 925 to 960 MHz solid state GaAs amplifier for the Cellular/GSM telephony market. Its compact size and ultra high linearity make it suited for use in CDMA, TDMA or any high dynamic range multi-carrier applications. The P1dB is +47 dBm, the linear gain is 58 dB and the gain change over temperature is ± 0....

Upconverter Mixer Generates RF Output Signals from 70 to 150 MHz

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits introduces its frequency up-converter mixer model HJK-U151H+ that generates RF output signals from 70 to 150 MHz with typical conversion loss of 7.6 dB. It operates with IF input signals from 10 to 150 MHz, LO signals from 140 to 280 MHz and +17 dBm. The mixer is suitable for satellite IF band and military applications, and it features typical 1 dB compression of +17 dBm and typical midband IP3 of +28 dBm....

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Passive GaAs MMIC Mixers Deliver a Wide IF Bandwidth

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces its double balanced GaAs MESFET mixers for use in test and measurement systems, military radios, commercial sensors and transceiver infrastructure, including critical functions of fixed and mobile protocols such as WiMAX and VSAT applications. The HMC557LC4 passive double balanced mixer provides an LO to RF port isolation of 48 dB and an input IP3 of +22 dBm across the frequency range of 2....

Upconverting Mixer Features Wide Frequency Range

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces its model LT5579 high dynamic range active upconverting mixer with a frequency range of 1.5 GHz to 3.8 GHz. It covers the 1.9 GHz cellular bands as well as the 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz WiMAX frequency bands. At 2.14 GHz, the device offers 27.3 dBm output IP3 linearity and 9....

Streaming and Encoding Platform Enhances Mobile Music Experience

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving innovation and a better customer experience for mobile music and on-demand mobile TV, Vidiator announces new capabilities delivered by its Xenon™ streaming and encoding platform that enables mobile handset users to quickly browse music and TV channels, navigate and listen to favorite music tracks and more....

IT Departments Get Some Relief with Automatic Password Reset

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuance Communications, Inc., a provider of speech solutions, has released its Automatic Password Reset module, to reduce the burden of simple tasks on IT help desks and increase employee productivity across the enterprise. Today, password changes within an organization account for the majority of calls into a help desk, costing approximately $10 to $20 per call on average, according to analyst firm Gartner....

Technology Powers Revolutionary Books-on-Mobile Service

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bango has made possible a new service that turns the mobile phone into a personal "on the go" library. Bango's billing and digital fingerprint technologies have enabled Macmillan Publishing Solutions (MPS) to create The Global Reader — a new service that gives consumers access to books, articles, newspapers and other print content on their mobile phone easily and inexpensively....

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Sport and Health Monitoring Applications Coming to Your PDA Soon

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

ANT recently announced that Taiwan-based Spectec Computer Company Ltd. has launched the SDA-320 miniSDIO ANT RF card with ANT+Sport Software Development Kit. In demonstration form, the SDA-320 allows a miniSDIO card slot-equipped Motorola Q phone to wirelessly collect and analyze data from sports performance and health monitoring sensors such as heart rate straps and speed/distance activity monitors....

Ceramic Trimmer Capacitors Designed for Durability and Low Dielectric Loss

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suited for telecom and microwave projects requiring miniature components, the SGC3S series ceramic trimmer capacitors measure 0.126 (3.2 mm) × 0.177 (4.50 mm) × 0.059 (1.5 mm). The capacitors are constructed with high temperature liquid-crystal polymer housings to resist penetration by dust and flux, and are colored to make each of the five available capacitance ranges easily identifiable....

Snap Action Switch Targets Multiple Applications

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components announces the ZMS Series single pole, double throw compact sealed snap action switch featuring a variety of actuators and terminal styles including PC, solder, potted leads, and positive and reliable snap action mechanism. The switch is designed for use in applications and environments, such as communication devices, testing equipment, and motor controls....

TCXOs Exhibit Tight Frequency Stability

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting GPS, PND, and cellular phone handset applications, NDK’s NT2520SA series SMD TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) exhibits very tight frequency stability of ۪.5 ppm over the broad operating temperature range of 㪶 to +85°C. Available in frequencies ranging from 13 to 38....

Receiver’s Multi-Band Flexibility Increase Efficiency for Wireless Service Providers

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technology Inc. announces the W1314A-E02-E07 receivers designed to simultaneously measure all wireless technologies in all RF bands in a given market using a single unit, enabling network equipment manufacturers and wireless operators' RF engineering teams to effectively deploy, optimize and troubleshoot all technologies in their own networks by quickly identifying coverage and interference problems....

Demo Board Simplifies Implementation of Capacitive Touch-Sensing Interfaces

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc.'s PICDEM Touch Sense 1 DM164125 demo board is designed for capacitive touch-sensing applications. It comes with a PICkit™ serial analyzer and the royalty-free mTouch™ sensing solution SDK to provide a complete platform for implementing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces using integrated, 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers....

2.3 A Devices Help Protect Automotive Infotainment Peripherals

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics' 2.3 A PolyZen devices feature a higher hold current designed to help protect circuits in GPS, smart phones, game consoles, PMPs, and other video-based peripherals that can be charged in the car. The devices incorporate a stable Zener diode for precise voltage clamping and a resistively non-linear, PPTC layer that responds to either diode heating or overcurrent events by transitioning from a low to high resistance state....

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