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Transceivers with Line-of-Sight Range

February 26, 2007 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

AeroComm Inc. announces its ZB2430 transceiver line that features high output power, receive sensitivity and a line-of-sight range of up to three miles. It is targeted at high volume, cost-sensitive, short-range applications where reliable battery-powered communication is important. Based on the Texas Instruments’ 802....

USB Power Meters

February 26, 2007 10:55 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Boonton announces the launch of two members of theie USB power meter series, the 52012 and 52018. Extending its product portfolio with the 52000 series family, Boonton is now providing desirable entry level USB controlled CW power meters. The meters offer a frequency range from 10.0 MHz to 12....

The Latest News in Batteries for Cutting Edge Wireless Devices Mobile Computing

February 21, 2007 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Computing By Robin Sarah Tichy, Micro Power Mobile computing, whether for the consumer or for industrial applications, has two fundamental requirements, wireless communication and portable power, but device manufacturers continue to add more power-hungry features to their portable devices beyond the Bluetooth or WiFi interfaces, such as color displays, MP3 playback capabilities, and digital cameras....


Keys to Vehicle Accessory Overload Prevention

February 21, 2007 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

By John M. Miller As technological innovations for automotive improve, driving around in your father's Oldsmobile, complete with AM/FM radio, tape deck and air conditioning, no longer marks the height of automotive luxury. Today's standards of technological luxury include satellite GPS, personal DVD players for each passenger, climate control, heated seats, cruise control, wireless access ...

Moving Forward in 2007

February 20, 2007 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief This month I decided to do a little something different in this space. In stead of sounding off about an opinion I have on a certain topic, I decided to use this forum to bring you up-to-date on some of the exciting things we have been working on at WD&D....

Optimizing Wireless Communication Designs

February 20, 2007 11:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Clark, Mike Mulligan, Colin Warwick, The MathWorks, Inc. A multi-domain executable model provides a practical method of global optimization of signal processing and communications systems. Global optimization of the design of a wireless communication system requires exploration of a multi-domain design space encompassing signal processing and communications algorithms and RF subsystem design....

Enhancements to Wireless Infrastructure Solution

February 20, 2007 10:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wavelink Corporation announces enhancements to Avalanche™ Mobility Center (Avalanche MC). The latest version, Avalanche MC 4.1.1, includes significant feature upgrades that enable Wavelink’s broad base of major retail, manufacturing and logistics customers to better manage and custom configure their wireless infrastructure, and to benefit from a flexible, multi-vendor management solution....

Check E-mail without Connecting

February 20, 2007 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Novatel Wireless, Inc. announces product availability for Microsoft’s new Active Notifications software on WWAN modules equipped with HSDPA and EV-DO technologies. Novatel Wireless’ modules will enable real-time email and calendar connections between Microsoft Exchange Server and the mobile PC. The Microsoft Active Notifications software alerts users to incoming e-mail and calendar appointments while the computer is in sleep mode....


GPS Navigation Service with Traffic Routing

February 20, 2007 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

TeleNav unveils the first mobile phone-based GPS navigation service with intelligent traffic notification and rerouting functionality at the 2007 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) Sprint customers using TeleNav GPS Navigator, a turn-by-turn, GPS-enabled voice and on-screen navigation service, will have access to TeleNav Traffic(tm), a new capability that regularly monitors traffic and proactively alerts users of slowdowns an...

RF CMOS 90 Nanometer Transceiver

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Expanding its RF offerings for Enhanced Data Rates for GSM Evolution (EDGE) handset design, Freescale Semiconductor unveils its first RF CMOS 90-nanometer transceiver. The RFX275-30 is a transceiver subsystem that offers low transmit and receive current, high receiver sensitivity and compact size....

Internal Antenna Solution

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ethertronics announces its third generation quad-band WiFi/WLAN internal antenna solution. Designed to operate on 2.4, 4.9, 5.2 and 5.8 GHz spectrum bands, this robust antenna is suitable for integration into a variety of devices including mobile phones, notebook computers, industrial handhelds and access points....

Protyping Family Offers Fast Performance

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

EVE introduces a large capacity addition to its ZeBu family that offers desirable aspects of traditional emulation and rapid prototyping systems for hardware debugging and embedded software validation. Architected with large field programmable gate arrays and housed in a cabinet half the size of the previous ZeBu-XL generation, ZeBu-XXL verifies designs at three times the speed of the ZeBu-XL, providing twice the capacity in a single chassi...

UMTS/HSDPA and CDMA-dualband Modules

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telit Communications’ UMTS/HSDPAUC864 module provides high-speed connectivity while maintaining physical compatibility to its GSM/GPRS complementary, the GC864. The UC864 provides an instant upgrade path for applications benefiting from higher data rates and is EDGE-compatible. Also released is the CC864-Dual, a CDMA-1XRTT wireless module designed to have the same form, fit and function as its GSM/GPRS counterpart product, the GC864....

High Efficiency DC/DC Converters

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX8640Y/ MAX8640Z, small 500 mA, high-efficiency step-down DC/DC converters in a SC70 package. These devices are suitable for applications where small size, high efficiency and low output ripple are priorities. They utilize a proprietary switching scheme to reduce external component size and draw only 24 mA of quiescent current, thus providing desirable light-load efficiency....

Smart Antennas for MIMO Devices

February 20, 2007 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Airgain Inc. introduces its first smart antennas for MIMO devices, the Airgain MaxBeam65N and MaxBeam80N. Compatible with a variety of MIMO chipsets from leading manufacturers, these smart antennas double signal strength and receive sensitivity, dramatically increasing throughput over standard dipole antenna configurations in 802....


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