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Micro Electro-mechanical Systems Testing and Failure Analysis Challenges

April 3, 2006 8:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEMS are being seen as one of the most promising emerging technologies to advance the development of next generation wireless devices. MEMS promises to shrink devices, lower power requirements and, most importantly, enable new and cutting-edge applications. By Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Although MEMS (Micro Electro-Mechanical Systems) have been around for a number of years, only recently has the technology started to hit the m...

Data is Coming to Your Communicator — But When?

April 3, 2006 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Just about anywhere you go nowadays, within the wireless industry (talking shows, conferences, OEM visits here), the buzz is mobile data. Ah, mobile data... that ubiquitous platform that will take us to the next step and really make 24/7, anytime, anywhere, anything available to anyone. Ummm... OK....

Radio Module Solution

April 3, 2006 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices introduces a complete POLARIS 2™ TOTAL RADIO™ Module solution, comprised of a cellular transceiver module and a cellular transmit module for handsets operating on the GSM/GPRS and GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks. The performance, size and cost advantages of the POLARIS 2 TOTAL RADIO Module solution enable handset manufacturers to introduce smaller, more feature-rich handsets capable of delivering advanced levels of functiona...

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Architectures for Mobile RF Convergence

April 3, 2006 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

As mobile portable devices, such as cellphones, PDAs and laptop computers, acquire multi mode multi-band wireless connectivity, there is an ever-increasing need for greater levels of RF integration. Space, cost and power-consumption constraints will make it no longer viable to have a separate wireless transceiver for each communication pipe....

Program Implications in Embedded Systems for COTS and RTOS

March 3, 2006 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Achieving RAMS objectives through disciplined application of real-time Java rechnologies in mission-critical systems. Glossary of Acronyms 3GPP — 3rd Generation Partnership Project Protocol ACS — Adjacent Channel Sensitivity EVM — Error Vector Magnitude I/Q — In-phase and Quadrature IF — Intermediate Frequency PCB — Printed Circuit Board...

A PLL Module Design for W-CDMA Direct RF Modulation Systems

March 3, 2006 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designing a unique PLL module for W-CDMA mobile terminals with a direct modulation transmitter and superheterodyne receiver. By Wei Jiang, Xiaowei Zhu, Ling Tian & Yong Zou W-CDMA is one of the most important emerging technological platforms of next generation of 3G mobile communication systems....

Skyworks Ramps Innovative CMOS Switches into Volume Production with Several Customers

March 3, 2006 6:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces that its highly innovative CMOS switches for satellite receiver applications are gaining significant market traction and have commenced volume production in support of several customers throughout Asia and Europe. The SKY13264-340LF and SKY13272-340LF, which were first launched in June 2005, are true high-isolation direct broadcast satellite (DBS) complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) switches tha...

RF Front-end Module

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor announces a complete RF front-end module for Wi-Fi products, designed to comply with the IEEE 802.11n draft specification. The SE2545A10 integrates two full dual-band transmit/receive chains, required for (MIMO) operation. The front-end module provides all of the circuitry required between the transceiver and the antenna in a single, chip-scale package....

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RISC Crypto-controller

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces its AT91SC512384RCT, a low-power, high performance 32-bit RISC crypto-controller. This product is designed for the next generation of (U)SIM cards requiring high-speed interfaces with handsets, large storage capacity and the capability of supporting concurrent applications....

Multi-mode Power Amplifier

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

ANADIGICS announces two multi mode, multi-band PAs. The AWT6223 combines IMT-band WCDMA operation with quad-band polar EDGE functionality. The AWT6225 integrates an IMT-band WCDMA PA with quad-band GSM/GPRS capabilities. The PAs utilize the company’s HELP2™ technology to reduce WCDMA average power consumption....

System Chip FPGA Family

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor announces its LatticeSC™ System Chip FPGA family, fabricated on Fujitsu’s 90-nm CMOS process technology utilizing 300 mm wafers. LatticeSC FPGAs have features that accelerate chip-to-chip, chip-to-memory, high-speed serial, backplane and network-data-path connectivity to provide high performance....

High-voltage BCD Process

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jazz Semiconductor announces its 0.5µ BCD process technology targeted at power-management ICs and high performance amplifiers and drivers required for consumer applications. The Jazz BCD process is a 40 V BCD process that features dual-gate oxides (5.5 and 16 V), complementary N- and P-channel MOSFETs with 5, 7, 16, and 30 V capabilities, vertical NPN (VNPN) and lateral PNP (LPNP) bipolar transistors, a variety of passive elements and a...

Voltage-controlled Oscillator

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications introduces the CLV1630A-LF for demanding mobile communications systems. This RoHS-compliant model utilizes patented design techniques to deliver SSB phase noise of – 11 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz away from carrier with a second harmonic suppression better the – 11 dBc. The CLV1630A-LF, operating at 5 VDC supply and drawing 25 mA (typical), generates frequencies between 1593 and 1654 MHz within 0....

Handset Antenna Switch

March 2, 2006 7:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor introduces a high-power antenna switch for CDMA applications. The TQP4M3019 is sold in a 2 × 2 mm, 12-lead STSLP package. The switch, in SP3T (single-pole, triple-throw) configuration, provides desirable cross-modulation and isolation performance while exhibiting low insertion loss in all frequency bands (PCS, cellular and GPS)....

How Intelligent are Smart” Devices—Really?

March 2, 2006 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lately, I’ve been hearing a lot about "smart" electronics and smart phones in particular. Much of the information I got from the CES and now much of what I’m now getting from the 3GSM conference is eluding to the fact that smartphones are the next happening item in the hand held communicator business....

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