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T/R Module for Short-Range Indoor Communications

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corporation releases its 60 GHz T/R module that targets short-range indoor communications that must transport data traffic at multi-gigabit speeds. The design allows full-duplex operation with flexible modulation, and the module can also be operated in various radar modes if desired. Typical specifications at 60 GHz are a receiver noise figure of 5 dB and a transmitter output power (at P1dB) of over +5 dBm with ?1....

Buck Regulator Includes an Integrated Dual Power Monitor

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Austriamicrosystems expands its DC/DC converter portfolio with the AS7620 hysteretic, high efficiency 32 V step-down regulator in a small 4 mm² MLPQ 12-pin package. Well suited to maximize up-time of utility metering, sensor interface and other industrial motion control and battery-powered data-acquisition equipment, it provides early-power-fail warning and power-good signals to microcontrollers that cannot afford to lose critical data duri...

Trend Report: Energy Conservation and Sustainable Design

August 25, 2008 7:56 am | Articles | Comments

For a US company intending to launch a worldwide product, compliance with EuP regulations will ensure entry to that market of almost 500 million people. Jeff Uden, Newark One of the most interesting trends in the electronics industry at the moment is the movement towards designing products in an environmentally friendly way.

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WiMAX Forum Certified… Why Do We Need to Test Protocol?

August 25, 2008 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing automated Procotol Conformance Testing (PCT) in-house is essential for vendors who are eager to minimize time-to-market. By James Thomsit, Aeroflex Test Solutions, Wireless Division Dropped calls, “network busy” messages and intermittent service — these are all potential symptoms of poor device interoperation....

Adapting Next-Generation Applications to Universal Radio Environments

August 25, 2008 7:56 am | Articles | Comments

As the variety of user devices and applications increase, the need to predict end-user experience becomes even more critical. Sudeep Gupta, Azimuth Systems Wireless access communications have changed dramatically over the past five years. As users demand more from their mobile devices, the interaction between the devices and the radio environment has become more complex.

Welcome to Brainstorm

August 25, 2008 7:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

What current power saving techniques work well in wireless networking systems today? The topic for the July question is Power Management. Current wireless network power management can often times substantially degrade performance and may even increase overall energy usage. Representatives from ChipVision, Micrel, and ON Semiconductor offer their comments in response to the question: Jacques Lavernhe, ON Semiconductor During operat...

Timing Platform Integrates PTP and SETS Device

August 15, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech’s ToPSync™ (Timing Over Packet Synchronization) ACS9510 device combines IEEE1588v2 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) with the SONET/SDH synchronous equipment timing source (SETS) solution. The device enables IP networks to provide time alignment between base station nodes or network switches and facilitates the move from traditional leased lines to the use of public IP networks to provide the backhaul for broadband wireless base st...

Capacitors Offer High Capacitance

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology’s, Inc. 140 CRH Series SMT aluminum capacitors provide capacitance values from 10 to 1,000 µF and ripple currents up to 900 mA at 100 kHz and 125°C. The RoHS-compliant Pb-free devices operate over a voltage range from 6.3 to 63 V in a temperature range from -55°C to 125°C for up to 3,000 hours....

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Amplifier Provides 55 dB Linear Gain

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth Microwave’s SM4450-41L solid state GaAs FET amplifier exhibits linear gain of 55 dB with a typical P1dB of 41 dBm and typical OIP3 of 54 dBm in a frequency range from 4.4 to 5 GHz. The 19” rack-mountable device includes an integrated linearizer, overvoltage protection, thermal protection with auto reset and temperature compensation from a single power supply....

PLO Exhibits 100 KHz Accuracy

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek’s synthesized phase lock oscillator (PLO) generates RF output frequencies not harmonically related to the reference with accuracy of 100 KHz. The RoHS-complaint device comes with external reference options including 100 M or from 10 to 90 M in increments of 10 MHz and an internal reference of 1 ppm with an optional 0....

Enclosure Targets Industrial Wireless Installations

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Contact’s RAD-SYS-NEMA4X-900 radio-ready NEMA 4X enclosure helps with the installation of industrial wireless radio modems and RTU devices. The fiberglass device includes a 24-VDC power supply, a UPS system, a surge arrestor, an antenna adapter and a dual-latching lockable lid. The enclosure’s pre-wired power rail has space for either a Trusted Wireless or GSM/GPRS radio modem and other components for remote data collection....

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DC/DC Converters Deliver 60 W

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ UEI Series isolated DC/DC converters deliver from 50 to 60 W of power output in a temperature range from -40ºC to 85ºC in a 40.60 × 50.80 × 10.16-mm (1.60” × 2” × 0.40”) PCB-mounted package. The 60-W components offer a 4:1 input voltage range from 18 to 75 VDC and outputs of either 3....

Test Capability Analyzes Category 6 Devices

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ 5.7-Mbps HSUPA test capability analyzes W-CDMA/HSPA test and lab applications, which runs on the 8960 Wireless Communications Test Set, in Category 6 HSUPA-capable mobile devices and chipsets. Also known as E-DCH (Enhanced Dedicated Channel), the software provides Radio Bearer and Frequency Division Duplex test modes and applicable 3GPP TS 34....

Regulator Yields Low Quiescent Current

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX16999 voltage linear regulator consumes only 13 µA of quiescent current and 0.3 µA in shutdown while delivering up to 100 mA of output. The thermally-enhanced 8-pin microMAX®-packaged device offers 13 preset output voltages ranging from 0.5 to 3.3 V over an automotive temperature range from -40ºC to 125ºC....

Controller Supports WLAN

August 15, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connect One’s iChip CO2144 machine-to-machine (M2M) IP controller supports WLAN and cellular standards in applications including automotive, remote monitoring and medical devices. The 10-mm² 144-ball LFBGA-packaged device offers a suite of Internet protocols and applications as well as a logical interface between itself and the host application and an embedded HTTP/HTTPS web server....

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