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One Device Provides the Capacitance of Two Typical 0402 Components

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s AMK105BJ475MV multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) is designed for decoupling power-line circuits in high-performance ICs used in cell phones, digital still cameras and other battery-powered portable electronics. The AMK105BJ is a MLCC that achieves a capacitance rating of 4.7 µF in the 1....

Film capacitors X2 Series for up to 45 µF

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its new B3292*E/F series, EPCOS now offers X2 safety class capacitors with capacitances up to 45 µF. The components were developed for across-the-line applications at 305V AC and 110ºC, and are approved to IEC 60384-14, UL1283 and CSA 22.2 No. 8. The B3292*E/F series makes it possible to design EMI filters with a single 45 µF capacitor....

Technology Powers Wireless Greenhouse of the Future

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in battery-free communication technology for wireless sense and control applications, announces that Kronos has selected GreenPeak’s low-power wireless mesh networking technology for one of their wireless terminals. Hortimax, a Kronos VAR (value added reseller), is active in greenhouse harvesting management systems....


Exciting Times Ahead for MicroTCA

June 16, 2008 10:53 am | Articles | Comments

Howard M. Glassman, Director of Business Development, Communications GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms The PICMG MicroTCA .0 specification was ratified almost exactly two years ago, and, since then, the MicroTCA platform has captured significant interest. It has often been viewed primarily as a telecommunications platform, but it has also seen success in the military/defense, medical and commercial markets and in industrial automation.

Fixed Attenuators Feature Frequency Range of DC-6 GHz

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trilithic’s RF & Microwave Components Division releases its XFP-6 series of 2 W fixed attenuators. The series features a frequency range of DC-6 GHz with attenuation values from 1 dB to 40 dB. VSWR is optimal and specified at 1.25:1. The attenuation accuracy is typically ± 0.5 dB depending on the dB value....

Linear Amplifier Powers EGSM WCDMA Networks

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

ANADIGICS, Inc. announces its AWT6281 HELP3 WCDMA linear power amplifier for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks. This amplifier extends the operating time of 3G handsets and data cards which is critical for successful operation using high speed packet access (HSPA) networks....

OEM Mixed Language Simulator for FPGA Design

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces an agreement that will deliver an OEM FPGA mixed language simulator. Active-HDL Lattice Edition will be bundled with the ispLEVER design tool suite, providing mixed language simulation (VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog), co-simulation with Simulink from The MathWorks and simulation support for Lattice encrypted IP Cores....

Linux Eases Development of Advanced Capabilities for Smart Wireless Devices

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Articles | Comments

From a designer's point of view, managing the integration of smart wireless devices while maintaining time to market schedules and project budgets can be a challenge. Unlike the low-cost cell phone market, where products boast few bells and whistles beyond the ability to make and receive calls, smart wireless devices are all about features.


Fast Switching RF & Microwave Synthesized Signal Generator

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? The 2520GTA series signal generator delivers extremely fast switching speeds, high output power, and low residual phase noise in a single unit. The 2520GTA series signal generator is offered in a frequency range of 100 MHz to 20 GHz with a frequency resolution of 0.001 Hz over the entire band. Loaded with standard performance features such as high time base stability and an optional feature of high leveled output power, the 2520GTA mak...

SMT Connectors Offer Secure Mating Retention

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Molex, Inc. introduces its series of 2.00 mm pitch SMT wire-to-board connectors for applications that require secure electrical contact. The CLIK-Mate connector features a positive locking mechanism that provides an audible click, indicating that it is fully mated. Rated at 3.0 A, the connectors can be used for signal and power connections in a variety of end-user products that include flat panel displays, gaming devices and on-board a...

Thin LED-Based Backlights Offer High Brightness

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) announces its LED-based high-brightness backlights that offer exceptional thinness, down to 0.4 mm or less. They provide slim molded light guide BLUs for backlighting LCDs in an array of consumer electronics products, as well as in the keypads/keyboards used in mobile phones, and laptop and desktop PCs....

Compact Power Supplies Deliver Peak Power of 600 W

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Power Partners introduces its PPR250 Series of power supplies that deliver 250 W of power with 600 W of peak power in a compact 5" x 3.2" x 1.5" package. The series is suitable for price-sensitive, size-sensitive or low profile applications in the telecom, datacom, industrial and process control industries....


Wideband Power Amplifier Modules Cover 10 MHz to 15 GHz

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Link Microtek Ltd. introduces two MMIC-based connectorized power amplifier modules that are suitable for broadband instrumentation, test equipment and communications applications. Manufactured by Hittite Microwave Corporation, Models HMC-C037 and HMC-C036 are GaAs PHEMT 0.5 W power amplifiers that operate over the 10 MHz to 15 GHz frequency range....

MIMO RF Transceiver Performs in WiMAX Applications

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2839 single-chip, 2.3 to 2.7 GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that uses a dual-receiver architecture to mitigate RF channel fading, thereby increasing the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) by as much as 10 dB compared to a single-receiver architecture. This improved performance maximizes the data throughput and radio-link range of nomadic and mobile WiMAX subscriber applications in notebook computers...

Flange Mount Drop-In Isolator Features Gold-Plated Housing

June 16, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

PNS? Renaissance Electronic Corporation releases its K-Series flange mount drop-in isolator that features up to 30% bandwidth in the 4 to 18 GHz range. Suitable for military and space applications with a steel housing that is gold plated for better RF performance, this temperature-stable device has typical loss of 20 dB....


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