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Andrew Chosen for Wireless Coverage at 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing

February 28, 2008 11:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

As improvement projects continue in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China, Andrew Wireless Solutions is helping ensure wireless coverage is at a gold medal standard in Beijing Metro's six rail lines. Andrew, the CommScope, Inc. division that is a global leader in communications systems and products, was chosen to supply and install wireless networking systems that will improve coverage and add network capacity in Beij...

Critical Design & Manufacturing Challenges at 45 nm

February 20, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Management Brani Buric, Virage Logic Designs targeting 45 nm will further emphasize requirements for rigorous power savings starting at the system level. Portable devices — particularly cell phones — have become a driving force behind the rapid acceleration of new silicon-process technologies....

N.C. Hospital Looks to RFID Technology to Improve Asset Visibility

February 14, 2008 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Southeastern Regional Medical Center (SRMC) in Lumberton, N.C., has contracted RadarFind to install an asset-tracking system that uses active RFID tags and interrogators operating in the 902 to 928 MHz range. The tags communicate with readers that plug into standard AC outlets and have a design that keeps both outlet sockets available for use by other devices....

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Yahoo and T-Mobile Agree to Enter Into Strategic Partnership

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hours after announcing it would reject Microsoft's unsolicited $44.6 billion buyout bid on grounds the offer "substantially undervalues" its worth, web services giant Yahoo significantly improved its position in the mobile web market, displacing rival Google as T-Mobile's exclusive mobile search services provider in the operator's northern and central European markets....

40% of Mobile Calls Do Not Make the Audio Grade

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ditech Networks, a provider of voice quality solutions to the global communications industry, announced the results of its worldwide voice quality audit, which showed that an average of 39% of all mobile calls fall below the industry minimum standard for voice quality, often called the "churn zone"....

IEEE INFOCOM 2008 to Feature Advances in Computer Communications

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

IEEE INFOCOM 2008, the 27th Annual Conference on Computer Communications, will be held in Phoenix from April 13 to 18. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the six-day event will offer hundreds of technical papers, tutorials, panel discussions and workshops on wireless networks, Internet developments, and other computer communications topics....

Announces Certification Product Progress and Updates Technology Roadmap

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WiMAX Forum announced at 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that 28 Mobile WiMAX products in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz frequency bands have been submitted for WiMAX Forum certification since WiMAX Forum labs began accepting applications from vendors in late 2007. The organization further announced its official decision in support of significant market demand to expand the WiMAX Forum product development roadmap for Mobile Wi...

Major Personal Robotics Components Will Represent a $12 Billion Market by 2015

February 13, 2008 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Over the next several years, growth in the personal robotics market will create significant revenue opportunities for key enabling components including processors, microcontrollers, sensors, and servos. By the year 2015, ABI Research forecasts that these major product categories will reach a collective $12 billion in worldwide revenue....

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Banner Year for Mouser Electronics – 64 Suppliers Added in 2007

February 13, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. recently announced it has significantly expanded its linecard by signing 64 suppliers in 2007. With an already extensive portfolio of products across the board, the added suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique design customer base. The additional manufacturers represent all the major electronic product categories including semiconductors, embedded modules, optoelectronics, passives, interconnect...

Handheld Spectrum Analyzers Now Part of the NFL Scene

February 13, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has been awarded a contract in excess of $500,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to supply the league with 36 MS2721B Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzers. The MS2721B spectrum analyzers are being used by the NFL’s Game Day Frequency Coordinators (GDC) to research, troubleshoot, and analyze the RF spectrum at the league’s 32 stadiums before, during, and after games The MS2721B units delivered to the NFL ...

Agilent’s DC Power Analyzer Wins Four Industry Awards

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc.’s N6705A DC Power Analyzer has been awarded four prestigious industry awards: Test & Measurement World's 2008 Best in Test; Electronic Products' 2007 Product of the Year; Design News' 2007 Golden Mousetrap Award; and International Engineering Consortium's 2008 Design Vision Award Finalist....

Fox Electronics Acquires Jet City Electronics, Inc.

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics announces its acquisition of Jet City Electronics, Inc., a Seattle, Washington-based fabless semiconductor design firm. The acquisition positions Fox as not only one of the leading semiconductor companies in the high performance, analog intensive, mixed signal timing arena, but the one that can provide lower costs in both the commodity and niche precision businesses....

Mini-Circuits Receives Preferred Supplier Award Two Years in a Row

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The award was accepted by Steven Scheinkopf, Mini-Circuits Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, who attended the Supplier Conference and Awards, held in Rochester, New York. Scheinkopf explained that the Brooklyn-based Mini-Circuits was the only component supplier of the three suppliers to receive the award this year, although Harris RF deals with about 350 suppliers....

Open Access at 700 MHZ: Opening Doors for Mobile Devices

January 23, 2008 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the 700 MHz auction rapidly approaching and established carriers rethinking their “restrictive carrier” policies, open access may allow wireless designers to provide a variety of consumer products. by By Frederick M. Joyce, Esq. and Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Esq., Venable LLP The 20-year history of U....

Key Parameters for Selecting RF Inductors

January 23, 2008 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Chris Hare, Coilcraft What factors do I need to consider? RF inductor selection involves seven key parameters: mounting (surface mount or through-hole), inductance value, current rating, DC resistance (DCR), self-resonant frequency (SRF), Q factor, and temperature rating. While small size is typically desired, the laws of physics limit how small an inductor can be for a given application....

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