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Filter for High Performance Cable Increases Available Bandwidth

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor releases its filter for high-speed wideband cable television digital tuner applications that enables CATV tuner, baseband and set-top box (STB) manufacturers to build smaller, high performance DOCSIS 3.0-based high speed cable modems. These modems are optimized for fast data transfer, including advanced services such as video on demand (VOD)....

RF Power Transistors Function in Wireless Base Stations

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces its RF LDMOS power transistor line that supports the needs of wireless telecommunications base stations and MMDS (multichannel multipoint distribution service) applications. RF power transistors based on silicon LDMOS function well in signal amplification for RF systems due to their high linearity, gain and efficiency....

Polymer Micro-Assemblies Protect Automotive Infotainment Peripherals

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces the addition of two devices to its line of PolyZen polymer enhanced, precision Zener diode micro-assemblies. These devices feature a high hold current (2.3 A), and they help protect circuits in global positioning systems (GPS), smart phones, game consoles, portable media players (PMPs) and other video-based peripherals that can be charged in the car....

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Super-Capacitors Reduce EMI Noise

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tecate Industries announces its CAP-XX’s ultra-thin G series of general-purpose super-capacitors. Comprised of the GS and GW series of single-cell and dual-cell devices, the RoHS-compliant parts overcome the power delivery limitations of batteries and other current-limited energy sources that include conventional capacitors....

Embedded Wireless Modules Interface to Any Host Microcontroller

April 11, 2008 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiotronix announces its Wi.250 spread-spectrum (FHSS) 250 mW (902 to 928 MHz) long-range embedded wireless modules that interface to any host microcontroller through a transparent serial UART. Features include variable power, RSSI, auto-gain control, auto-addressing and a 152.34 kbps RF data rate....

GPS Quality TCXO in a LCC Package

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International announces the release of its smallest temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) to date. The VTM3 TCXO offers similar phase noise performance to the company’s VTC4 and VTC1 TCXOs in a 50% smaller package (3. 2mm × 2.5 mm), enabling designers in the communications, industrial, test and military markets to benefit from the flexibility of a smaller, lower power oscillator without compromising the tight stabili...

Bluetooth Serial Module Designed for Embedding Bluetooth Connectivity

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lemos International’s Parani-ESD1000 is a Class 1 type embedded Bluetooth serial module designed for users who are wishing to embed Bluetooth connectivity directly onto the circuit boards of RS-232 based equipment like security systems, POS, industrial machinery, and medical devices. It can be connected to the device via built-in UART interface and communicate with other Bluetooth enabled devices such as mobile phones, handheld computers an...

FIC Solutions Help Bridge Adjacent Standards within the Wireless Infrastructure

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDT®(Integrated Device Technology, Inc. announces a new family of common public radio interface(CPRI)-based functional interconnect chip (FIC) solutions. These products, which bridge adjacent standards within the wireless infrastructure, will reduce development time and cost and enable developers of base station architectures to more readily meet the needs of the rapidly evolving wireless market sector....

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Low Voltage MCUs Doubles Battery Life for Battery-powered Products

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. has released a family of microcontrollers (MCUs) capable of operating down to 0.9 V, enabling portable devices to derive power from a single-cell battery for the first time. The C8051F9xx family’s 8-bit architecture with an integrated high-efficiency DC/DC boost converter, which can supply up to 65 mW of power for both internal MCU use and to drive other components, creates a true single-cell battery system solutio...

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Devices Deliver Ultra-low Phase Noise

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor’s UltraCMOS™ PE97022 and PE97042 phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers are in production and available for satellite payload designs. The new pair of 3.5 GHz Integer-N PLLs provide an ultra-low normalized phase noise of 𤫈 dBc/Hz, and the two PLLs feature programmable counters, a phase comparator and +10/11 Dual Modulus Prescaler, allowing for backward compatibility to previous generation PLLs....

Single Chip Enables USB Dongles with Future-proofed Performance and Security

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Nordic Semiconductor nRF24LU1™ single chip 2.4 GHz transceiver enables the implementation of ultra-compact, high performance USB dongles for wireless peripherals by providing a true single chip solution in a 5 × 5 mm QFN package with full on-chip security. It is also designed to integrate seamlessly (via Nordic Semiconductor’s unique Enhanced ShockBurst™ hardware link layer) with ultra-low power 2....

Customizable CPU Platform Collects, Processes and Delivers Data at Processor Speeds up to 1.2 GHz

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Critical Link, LLC has released a high-speed, high-end processing edition of its customizable CPU platform, the MityDSP®. This latest member of the MityDSP family — the MityDSP-Pro®— collects, processes and delivers data at CPU speeds up to 1.2 GHz. The MityDSP-Pro has been designed specifically for the most data and processing-intensive applications, including embedded radar control and signal processing, high data rate real-...

Receiver Subsystem Bridges the Gap Between RF & Digital Worlds

April 11, 2008 9:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LTM9001 is the first in a series of System in a Package (SiP) signal chain receiver modules, leveraging Linear’s uModule™ packaging technology. This family of integrated receiver subsystems is intended to bridge the expertise gap between the RF world and digital domain to provide ease of use and shortened time to market....

Wireless: A Bright Spot in the ’08 Economy

April 11, 2008 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Justin Panzer R ohde & Schwarz and WDD Editorial Advisory Board Member As it concerns the health of the U. S. economy, it’s hard to maintain an optimistic viewpoint these days. There is no doubt that many sectors of the economy face a major retrenchment....

Moving to System on Chip (SoC) Integration

April 11, 2008 8:36 am | Articles | Comments

By Ian Keen, Innovision Research & Technology The success of Near Field Communication (NFC) across a range of applications depends on its large-scale adoption. This means simple, low-cost implementation of the technology in mass-market electronic devices, from mobile phones and laptops to point-of-sale terminals and ticket machines.

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