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Wideband SMT MMIC LNA Covers 18 to 31 GHz

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces its SMT MMIC wideband low noise amplifier (LNA) which covers test and measurement equipment, microwave radio and military EW applications. The HMC519LC4 GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNA is rated from 18 to 31 GHz, and it delivers 14-dB gain, a 3.5-dB noise figure and 24-dBm output IP3....

3.3 V HCMOS Oscillators Feature Tighter Stability Options

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics offers HCMOS oscillators with 3.3 V operation and tighter stability options of 15 ppm (F537), 10 ppm (F539) and 8 ppm (F53S). The F53 series is suitable for applications where better stability and noise characteristics are needed such as in test and measurement equipment, communication equipment and data transfer....

Non-Reflective MMIC SP4T Covers DC to 18 GHz

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces its GaAs pHEMT SP4T (single pole, four throw) MMIC switch which is suitable for automotive, industrial sensors, test and measurement, microwave radio, military and space applications from DC to 18 GHz. The HMC641 is a wideband, non-reflective SP4T switch that exhibits insertion loss of 2 dB and isolation of 42 dB at midband and it features an on-chip binary decoder which requires only two control line...

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TCAS Switches High Frequency RF Signals

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The D2-729B003 SPDT from Ducommun Technologies, Inc. switches high frequency RF signals between the top and bottom fuselage-mounted antennas and numbers 1 and 2 systems transponders. The switch is directly applicable to all TCAS systems such as Honeywell and Rockwell/Collins. Features include a weight of 11....

Bluetooth IC Ready for Automotive Production

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces the enhancement of its BlueCore4-ROM Plug-n-Go automotive Bluetooth silicon with Bluetooth v.2.1 functionality. BlueCore4-ROM Plug-n-Go is a Bluetooth chip that adheres to both the AEC-Q100 automotive stress test qualification and Bluetooth v.2.1, enabling OEMs to easily create feature-rich, in-car multimedia systems....

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Heptaband External Wireless Antenna Offers Seven Frequency Ranges

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc. announces its ultra-flexible Heptaband External Wireless Antenna that exhibits optimal radio transmission characteristics while supporting seven bands in one profile. The seven antenna bands operate simultaneously, providing performance across Cellular Quadband GSM, UMTS/3G, GPS and WiFi/WLAN frequencies....

Programmable Gain Amplifier is Optimized for DOCSIS 3.0

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

ANADIGICS, Inc. launches its ARA2017 programmable gain amplifier that is optimized for DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem and E-MTA applications. This device supports high linear power levels which enable channel bonding and thus higher data rates in the cable system upstream (return) path. The amplifier is integral to the performance of DOCSIS 3....

Ultra-mini Encapsulated Switching Supplies Improve EMC Performance

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Astrodyne Corporation adds 30-W units to its ECA Series of ultra-miniature encapsulated switching power supplies for EMC noise compliance to EN 60601-1-2:2001. The ECA30 series accepts universal input from 90 to 264 VAC and 22 models are available that provide output power of 30 W with single, dual and triple outputs from 5 to 48 VDC....

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32-bit ARM-Based Radio Module Lowers Power Consumption

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEL expands its line of IEEE 802.15.4 transceiver systems with the addition of the FreeStar Pro 32-bit ARM-based ZigBee radio module. Based on the Freescale MC13224V 32-bit ARM Platform-in-Package (PiP), the FreeStar Pro leverages the processing capability of the MC13224V with its low power consumption....

PLL/Synthesizer Line Comes in a Space-Saving Package

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corporation introduces its CPLL66 family of complete PLL/Synthesizers that needs only an external frequency reference and supply voltages for the internal PLL (phase lock loop) and VCO (voltage controlled oscillator). The CPLL66 is programmed using a standard three-line interface (data, clock and load enable)....

Move over Bluetooth – You’ve Got Some Competition

September 5, 2008 6:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Get ready Bluetooth because another player has entered into the Personal Area Network (PAN) market. Challenging the future of Bluetooth, a new start-up called Ozmo Devices and an Intel Corporation program point to a future for Wi-Fi in a broad range of peripherals, ranging from computer mice to cellular handsets and MP3 players....

VCO Uses a Doubler Insider

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications’ CRO5550Z-LF C-band coaxial resonator VCO uses a doubler insider to operate from 5,450 to 5,650 MHz and deliver a typical output power of 3 dBm at 5 V DC while drawing 120 mA. The 0.630” × 0.866” × 0.220” device offers a tuning voltage range from 0.500 to 15 V DC, typical phase noise of -104 dBC/Hz at 10 KHz offset and typical tuning sensitivity of 20 MHz/V....

Transistors Target Avionic and Radar Apps

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics’ MAPRST0912-50, MAPRST0912-350 and MAPR-000912-500S00 bipolar transistors perform in pulsed avionics and radar applications including air traffic control (ATC) systems, distance measurement equipment (DME) and identification friend or foe (IFF) systems. The 50 W peak MAPRST0912-50 offers a minimum gain of 9 dB and 40% minimum collector efficiency on a 50 V DC supply in driver stages in pulse power amplifier applications....

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Oscillators Operate at 2.5 V

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics’ FXO-LC52 and FXO-PC52 XpressO LVPECL and LVDS oscillators come in a RoHS-compliant 5 × 3.2 mm package with a gold over nickel termination finish. The 5 × 3.20 mm components use ASICs in applications including SONET, Ethernet, test and measurement equipment, storage area network, broadband access, microprocessors/DSP/FPGA and industrial controllers....

Adapter Includes Interchangeable Plugs

September 5, 2008 5:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong’s PSM08R-050(M)-R 8 W adapter comes with a micro-USB output connector and 4 interchangeable clip adapter plugs for use in power outlets worldwide. The double-insulated device offers an AC input range from 90 to 264 V, voltage rating of 5 V DC at 1.6 A and short circuit and over voltage protection....

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