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Why Can’t We All Get Connected

January 13, 2006 6:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrea Joest, Managing Editor Hello everyone. It’s Andrea, WD&D’s managing editor and Ern’s editorial regulator (at least that’s what he calls me). After a recent conversation Ern and I had about WiMAX and other contenders in the wireless communications arena, he quickly recognized the opportunity to slack off for a bit and put my brain to work....

Second Generation Virtual Design Lab

January 4, 2006 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nu Horizons Electronics Corporation announces its second generation virtual digital signal processing (DSP) design lab which builds upon the Spartan-3™ two million-gate XC3S2000 FPGA from Xilinx. Nu Horizons' signal processing virtual lab incorporates the Mathworks Simulink® simulation and model-based design with both A/D converter interfaces and D/A converter modules....

Transmitter Chip

January 3, 2006 1:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The TH72016 transmitter from Melexis works in virtually any FSK, ASK or FM system in the 380 to 450 MHz unlicensed ISM and SRD frequency bands. Its extended operating temperature range of – 40° C to +125° C and clock output to drive a microcontroller make it well suited for automotive applications such as Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems (TPMS) or Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) that require enhanced data timing....

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Multi Mode Transceiver

January 3, 2006 12:44 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Sequoia Communications announces SEQ-5400, a single-chip, multi mode WEDGE (WCDMA, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS, GSM) RF transceiver based on Sequoia Communications’ FullSpectra™ polar architecture. This transceiver will lower the cost and increase the battery life of 3G phones, addressing the primary obstacles in the mass adoption of 3G technologies by consumers....

Radio Transceivers Using an I/Q Receiver Interface: Part II

December 30, 2005 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Part II concludes the examination of demodulator technology and presents the rest of the technical discussion. By C.N. Wilson Glossary of Acronyms ADC — Analog-to-Digital Converter AGC — Automatic Gain Control AIS — Automatic Identification System BER — Bit Error Rate C/I — Carrier-to-Interference C/N — Carrier-to-Noise C4FM ...

Optimization of Sub-100 nm Γ -gate Si-MOSFETs for RF Applications

December 30, 2005 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Γ -gate MOSFET offers the advantage of reduced gate resistance, a critical parameter in high frequency circuits. Identifying the optimum Γ-gate extension length from the gate and drain resistance point of view, is an essential design parameter in today's aggressively scaled CMOS....

Test Data Management Software

December 30, 2005 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems, Inc. announces data management software that provides wireless engineers with greater visibility into the performance and interoperability of Wi-Fi systems and devices. Azimuth® Studio™ software is an integrated database that enables the collection, correlation and analysis of critical test data from multiple sources....

802.11a Installation Receiver

December 30, 2005 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. announces the Beetle™ 5 GHz Wi-Fi receiver for 802.11a networks. Beetle is a handheld, wireless instrument designed specifically for installing and maintaining 802.11a Wi-Fi networks. The calibrated receiver measures a wide range of RF spectrum from 5.150 through 5....

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Security Module Meets FIPS 140-2 Requirements

December 30, 2005 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Certicom Corporation announces it has earned FIPS 140-2 validation for the Java version of Security Builder GSE. A Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) validation assures users that a given technology has passed rigorous testing as set out by the National Institute of Standards for Technology (NIST)....

Digital IC Design Platform

December 30, 2005 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. introduces the SoC Encounter™GXL and the Encounter RTL Compiler GXL, an upgraded version of the Cadence® Encounter® RTL Compiler global synthesis technology. SoC Encounter GXL adds yield as a standard design target throughout the implementation flow to address both the 'defect' and 'process variation' challenges of advanced designs at 65 nanometers and beyond....

Location Based Systems: A Network Equity

December 30, 2005 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Richard Barnwell There is no doubt that the network is evolving. Triggered by convergence, intelligence moving inside the network and a proliferation in the number and type of networked devices, networks have grown to become an even more essential element of an organization's IT infrastructure as they continue to be shaped by the following key trends: • Convergence of common services on a shared IP-based infrastructure: We s...

The Year of Convergence...Really!

December 30, 2005 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

One of this year’s most heard buzzwords: convergence. For years now, I’ve been hearing over and over that convergence is just around the corner. Well, at the end of 2005, the corner may just be in sight... finally. Technologies and concepts like triple play, quadruple play, mobile TV, audio, DVB, MediaFLO, DRM and IMS are among the many terms being tossed around today, and wireless is mentioned in every paragraph....

Avago Technologies Begins Operations as World's Largest Privately Held Independent Semiconductor Company

December 30, 2005 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces that it has started operations as the world's largest privately held independent semiconductor company. Avago was created as a result of the acquisition of Agilent Technologies Inc.'s Semiconductor Products Group by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR) and Silver Lake Partners in a $2....

Spectrum Analyzer Software Updated

December 30, 2005 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. announces its software version 2.0 for its BumbleBee™ handheld Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer. BumbleBee is a precision spectrum analyzer series that interface with HP's iPAQ® PocketPC®. The company has updated its BumbleBee Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer's iPAQ software to version 2....

Waveform Creation Capability Added to Software

December 30, 2005 7:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announces that it has added TD-SCDMA (TSM) waveform creation capability to its IQCreatorT software to support the development and manufacturing of mobile phones and base stations for the emerging Chinese 3G standard. IQCreator is an intuitive and easy-to-use software application that enables a user to set up a wireless carrier modulation scheme and then create an arbitrary waveform file for use with both the Aeroflex IFR 3410 or Ae...

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