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Software Allows Signal Analyzers to Support Mobile Phone Systems

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces its EDGE evolution test system. Two measurement software packages can be incorporated into the MS269xA series that allow the signal analyzers to support 2.5G GSM/EDGE and G EDGE Evolution (EGPRS2) mobile phone systems, providing a system for measuring the RF Tx characteristics of EDGE Evolution base stations, mobile terminals and devices and components....

Technology Platform Operates in a Wide Frequency Range

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Astron’s HESA II Technology Platform operates in the frequency range from 2 MHz to 18 GHz for most applications. The platform is frequency agile, and it can be modified to provide various select frequency bands within the 2 MHz to 18 GHz operating range. The HESA DF Platform provides a flexible platform for configuring multiple antenna elements in a small form factor....

HJ FET Offers Low Noise Performance

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

For designers working in the X and Ku bands, California Eastern Laboratories introduces NEC’s NE3515S02 Hetero-Junction FET for use as a buffer amplifier in applications such as DBS LNBs and high dynamic range front ends. At 12 GHz and a supply voltage of 3 V, the FET delivers a P1dB of 14 dBm with 14 dB linear gain while maintaining a noise figure under 0....

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Oscillators Feature Low Jitter

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The Connor-Winfield oven-stabilized crystal controlled oscillator (OCXO) series and voltage controlled oven stabilized crystal controlled oscillator (VCOCXO) series are used in applications requiring stabilities of ?0.05 ppm to ?0.25 ppm. These series are available in both the 14-pin DIP (PF1 series) and the 14 × 20 mm surface mount package (PF2 series)....

SMT SAW-Based VCO Offers True Sinewave Output

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation releases its Model CVS575S-500 500 MHz voltage controlled SAW (surface acoustic wave) oscillator, or VCSO, providing low-noise and low-jitter performance with true sinewave output. The lead-free, RoHS-compliant CVS575S-500 is offered in a 5 × 7.5 × 2.5 mm SMT package. Phase noise is -135 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset....

SMC Board-to-Board Adapter Stretches Flexible Mezzanine Distances

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

This SMC board-to-board-adapter from ERNI Electronics is an addition to the SMC 1.270 mm (0.050") pitch connector line, offering flexibility in its board-to-board heights ranging from 20 to 40 mm in 2 mm increments. Available in 12, 26 and 50 pins, the adapter has male contacts on both component ends, and it securely locks into a standard low profile SMT female SMC connector for a robust assembled solution....

Eighth Brick Isolated DC/DC Converters Deliver 100 W at 75°C

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

FDK Corporation expands its Sensei Series of isolated DC/DC converters with the FPER48T5R020 and the FPER48T01210 eighth brick converters. The FPER48T5R020 provides up to 20 A of output current (100 W) at a regulated voltage of 5 V, while the FPER48T01210 delivers up to 10 A of output current (120 W) at a regulated voltage of 12 V....

Advanced Test Capabilities Support Radio Test Set

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex releases Version 1.7.4 software for its 3900 Series Digital Radio Test Set that includes support for Motorola’s Astro SmartNet/SmartZone systems. Included in this release is support for rebanded channels in the 800 MHz band. This software is available for all 3900 Series products currently in the field, including the 3901, the 3902 and the 3920 Series....

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User-Programmable FPGAs Improve Wireless Test Applications

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

As wireless standards continue to evolve, software-defined ?test systems will continue to evolve with them. By Luke Schreier, National Instruments As the proliferation of wireless standards continues, the idea of using software-defined measurement capability has become a necessity as opposed to a matter of click to enlarge Figure 1.

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Testing LTE

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Articles | Comments

Testing LTE Design simulation can be useful in addressing LTE design and verification challenges but requires consideration in selecting the appropriate model abstraction for the given phase of the design cycle. By Greg Jue, Agilent Technologies Emerging standards such as 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) present a number of design and verification challenges for system engineers.

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Assessing the IC Issues & Challenges Facing 4G Base Station Architects

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The IC choices architects make today will determine how they will ?be able to weather the coming storm of 4G wireless networks. By Dave Nicklin and Manuel Uhm, Xilinx Over the next five years, the wireless industry will confront a perfect storm of technical and economic challenges as it attempts to bring the benefits of fourth generation (4G) wireless technology to users around the world....

Selecting the Right Mixer for your Application

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

When purchasing a part from a catalog, engineers may sometimes need to sacrifice guaranteed performance over their specific range. By Mini-Circuits In spite of advances in digital processing components enabling direct digital conversion at higher frequencies, heterodyne architectures are still often required to meet stringent spur performance and tight blocking specs, or coverage over broad frequency ranges....

What are some of the security concerns of WAP Does it have direct impact on the development of wireless smart devices?

September 22, 2008 12:45 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! There are definite concerns over how secure WAP is as a technology and whether it is robust enough to implement applications with stringent security requirements. Eustace Asanghanwa, Applications Engineering Manager, Atmel Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) is an open standard technology that enables wireless smart devices, like mobile phones and PDAs, to access the Internet through network technologies like t...

Tantalum Capacitor Series Protects Against Short Circuits

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation's TAW Series is a family of fused tantalum capacitors that features an internal fuse to protect against short circuits and damaging high DC leakage currents. Manufactured using thin film technology, the tantalum capacitor will remove itself from the circuit and into ‘fail safe’ mode when the internal fuse exceeds the current limit....

2.5" Hard Disc Drives Feature High Capacity

September 16, 2008 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba Storage Device Division (SDD) announces its 200 GB-per-platter 5,400 rpm hard disc drives (HDD) which provide high HDD capacity at 400 GB for integration into mobile PCs. In addition, a family of high-end 7,200 rpm HDDs offers up to 320 GB storage capacity and optimal performance. The standard 9....

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