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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....

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....

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)....

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....

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....

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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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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....

Thermocouple Data Logger Records 262,144 Measurements

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

Omega Engineering’s OM-CP-TC110-2MB Series of thermocouple data loggers measures and records up to 262,144 measurements per channel while accepting thermocouple types J, K, T, E, R, S, B and N. The battery-powered devices offer a real-time clock module that extends the battery life to >2 years and allows for high-speed downloads....

Test/Burn-in Socket Accommodates 6.5 mm² Devices

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

Aries Electronics’ CSP/MicroBGA test and burn-in socket accommodates CSP, MicroBGA, DSP, LGA, SRAM, DRAM and Flash devices up to 6.5 mm². The device lasts up to 500,000 cycles over a temperature range from -55°C to 150°C (-67°F to 302°F). The socket offers solderless pressure mount compression spring probes and a pressure pad compression spring, which have contact forces of 15 g per contact on 0....

Controller Uses Hard Drive and Monitoring Module

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

National Instruments’ NI PXI-8108 embedded controller uses a 32 GB solid-state hard drive and the MI PXI-8250 system monitoring module for PXI and CompactPCI systems. The device utilizes an Intel Core 2 Duo T9400 processor and NI LabVIEW 8.6 software, and works with NI LabVIEW Real-Time and LABWindows™/CVI Real-Time modules to deliver deterministic real-time measurement and control....

Slide Switches Offer Right Angle Actuations

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

C&K Components’ AYZ, JS, JSM and PCM Series slide switches offer right angle actuation suitable for momentary or momentary-and-latched operation. The 1.5 mm 1- or 2-poled SMT AYZ Series exhibit double- and triple-throw action, contact resistance under 80 mΩ and life cycles to 10,000 operations....

TCXO Offers ±0.5 ppm Stability

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

Greenray Industries’ T77 Series TXCOs offers ±0.5 ppm stability in a temperature range from -40°C to 85°C while using a crystal from Statek. The 5 × 7 mm ceramic-packaged devices exhibit g-sensitivity of 9, a phase noise floor of -155 dBc and current consumption to 1mA. The oscillators operate on a supply voltage of 3, 3....

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