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High-Performance IrDA Components

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces it has added three highly integrated, high-speed infrared components to its product line. A next-generation, large scale integration FIR (Fast Infrared)/VFIR (Very Fast Infrared) controller in a TFBGA package, the ASDL-7021 complements the company’s portfolio of infrared IrDA® transceivers and IrSimple protocol software to provide design engineers with a comprehensive solution for high-speed wireless connectivit...

8-bit MCU

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

3 mm package. --> Silicon Laboratories Inc. announces a highly integrated 8-bit MCU combining a 25 MIPS CPU, 10-bit 500 ks/s ADC and an internal ±2% oscillator in a 3 3x3 mm package. The C8051T60x product family adds to the company's portfolio of over 60 high-performance small form factor MCUs....

Hotel Web Access – Is it a Luxury or a Necessity?

April 18, 2007 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief I recently returned from the CTIA Wireless 2007® show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The exhibit floor spanned more than 400,000 square feet and included more than 1,000 companies displaying their latest products and services designed for wireless professionals and consumers....


Phase Noise Testing on Phased Array Antenna Modules

April 17, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Moving into phased array antenna technology, test instruments must be capable of performing both phase and amplitude analysis. By Guillaume De Giovanni, Aeroflex Inc. Phased array antennas are made of multiple modules that can transmit and receive RF or Microwave signals. Those modules are arranged in groups forming a usual flat click to enlarge Figure 1....

Positive Voltage Regulator

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Seiko's S-1206 series is a positive voltage regulator with ultra-low current consumption, low dropout voltage, high output voltage accuracy and 250 mA output current developed based on CMOS technology. I/O capacitors are as small as 0.1 µF. The S-1206 series operates at an ultra-low current consumption of 1....

Clock Speed Doubled for DDS ICs

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices Inc. announces that it has more than doubled the clock speed of direct digital synthesizer (DDS) integrated circuits (ICs) with on-chip 14-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The AD9910 and AD9957 achieve speeds of 1 G samples per second (GSPS), while lowering power consumption by more than 50%, ensuring the DDS ICs meet the requirements of a broad range of communications, instrumentation and defense applications....

Dynamic Random Access Memory Controller

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces the immediate availability of the 533 Mb/s Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) controller Intellectual Property (IP) core supporting a low-cost Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family. This DDR2 SDRAM IP core is optimized for the LatticeECP2 and LatticeECP2M FPGA families, as well as its high-end LatticeSC Extreme Performance FPGA family....

Serializer/Deserializer Technology

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announces the second-generation FIN324C µSerDes-uLP (Ultra Low Power) series. It is available in ultra-small BGA and MLP packages for space-constrained applications. Features include the elimination of internal Phase-Lock Loop to reduce current consumption and eliminate the need for an external clock; dual interface capability (R/W microcontroller, pixel and/or SPI) for increased design flexibility; robust I/O soluti...


32-Mbit NOR Flash Memory

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announces the addition of a 32-Mbit device, which is Automotive Grade certified for operation over the full 40°C to +125°C temperature range. The M29W320 is intended for dashboard systems, automotive multimedia and for other applications needing fast access to a large amount of code and data....

Family of Spread-spectrum Timing Solutions

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduces the latest member of its PREMIS™ (Peak Reducing EMI Solutions) family of spread-spectrum timing solutions. The CY25400 is a 4-PLL (phase-locked loop) timing device with two spread-spectrum PLLs to reduce electro-magnetic emissions (EMI). The flexible device also offers two-wire I2C programming that allows manufacturers to dynamically adjust EMI reduction variables for real-time determination of optimum...

Low-Pass/Risetime Filters

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Picosecond Pulse Labs, Inc. announces the five-day turnaround of its Model 5915, custom low-pass or risetime filters that can be built to the user's specified -3 dB cutoff frequency from 35 MHz to 10 GHz or to any 10 to 90% risetime between 35 ps and 10 ns. These custom filters are manufactured using a proprietary, absorptive design that provides attenuation and group delay characteristics with transient response....

Application Framework

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sasken Communication Technologies Ltd. announces that its application framework has been integrated onto Texas Instruments Inc. (TI’s) OMAP-Vox™tform. The framework features video record and play, audio-video streaming, Bluetooth®eo headsets, touchpad with handwriting recognition, as well as messaging solutions and a browser....

Three Wide-band VCO Modules with Low Phase Noise

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces three wideband voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) modules which are suitable for test and measurement, military, microwave radio, space, industrial and laboratory applications from 4 to 12.5 GHz. The HMC-C028, HMC-C029 and HMC-C030 modules offer output frequency coverage from 4 to 8 GHz, 5 to 10 GHz, and 8 to 12....

Transmit Receive Module Pair

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corporation announces the release of a transmit-receive module pair that operates over the E-band frequency spectrum from 71.0 to 86.0 GHz. These modules enable broadband point-to-point radios to carry voice and data traffic at multi-gigabit per second rates. The typical performance of Endwave's transmit module includes a conversion gain of 15 dB and an output power of 16 dBm, with an integrated power detector on the Tx output....

Firmware Development Kit

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acqiris offers a complete firmware development kit (FDK) that simplifies application development on the embedded FPGA of the company's SC240/210 streamer analyzers and AC240/210 signal analyzers. The FPGA design kit expands the capabilities of Acqiris streamer analyzers and signal analyzer cards, which are targeted for real time signal acquisition and processing applications such as radar, electronic warfare, lidar, industrial process contr...


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