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ZIF Tuner for UHF-Band MMDS Applications

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX2117 zero-IF (ZIF) tuner for UHF-band MMDS applications. The device receives QPSK signals in the 470 MHz to 1000 MHz range, and it down-converts them to baseband for demodulation. Designed for China's UHF-band MMDS systems, the tuner is compatible with most DVB-S demodulators....

Power and Audio Management Unit Supports SiRFprima

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces the launch of its Model AS3650, a highly integrated power and audio management unit with sophisticated audio features. Its specification was developed in alignment with SiRF Technology, Inc., allowing a perfect fit to PND systems with SiRF’s navigation processors....

Digital Infrared Temperature Sensor for OEM Usage

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

HL-Planartechnik, part of Measurement Specialties, Inc., introduces its TSEV01P OEM module with strong integration that leads to a reduction of the outer dimensions of the sensor, combined with a strong reduction of power consumption. These so called ‘thermopiles’ are used to measure temperature in a fast, precise and contactless way....

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Digital Potentiometer Offers 150-Year Data Retention

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems expands its digital potentiometer portfolio with the AS1507, the successor of the AS1506, a 256-tap SPI-interfaced non-volatile dual digital potentiometer available with 10, 50 and 100 kΩ resistance. It is suitable for use in low power environments using a maximum of 500 nA during standby and 200 μA (max....

Micro Card Edge Data Connectors Target Medical Applications

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Harting micro card edge data (MCE) connector range is aimed at board-to board mezzanine or small "pluggable daughter card" applications. These MCE connectors are suitable for high rates (up to 14 Gbps) of data transmission in telecommunication, medical and industrial applications. They are available with 40 and 100 contacts in the pitch of 0....

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VCO Operates from 2425 MHz to 2440 MHz

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Crystals Corporation unveils its CVCO55CC-2425-2440 VCO that operates from 2425 MHz to 2440 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. It features a typical phase noise of -113 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, and it has optimal linearity. The VCO is packaged in the industry-standard 0....

PWM Buck Regulators Feature Sequencing Capabilities

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduces its NCP312x family of dual output pulse width modulation (PWM) buck regulators that offer special auto-tracking and sequencing capabilities. Featuring integrated MOSFETs that deliver 2 A (NCP3120, NCP3122) or 3 A (NCP3121, NCP3123) output current with switching frequency up to 2....

Isolators for Digital TV Transmitters Feature Five Options

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

RADITEK, Inc. announces its LL1 isolator model for digital TV transmitters that have five options covering TV channels 2 through 6. Covering 49 to 88 MHz with 6 MHz bandwidth and a 100 W internal load, these units can handle 100 W of forward and reverse power. Electrical specifications include insertion loss of < 0....

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Hermetically Sealed RF Switches Feature High Isolation

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits unveils its rugged CSWA2-63DR+ ceramic RF/microwave SPDT switch that operates from 0.5 to 6 GHz in the absorptive mode (good output VSWR in OFF state). Measuring 4ࡪࡧ.2 mm, the device handles tight spaces, and it provides protection against high moisture environments. Features include high IP3 of +45 dBm, 23 ns typical rise/fall time, an operating temperature of -55° C to 125° C, low insertion loss of 1....

Stripline Isolators Cover a Broad Bandwidth

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

RADITEK announces its RI, RC-TW-kde-U drop-in isolator models that cover 1800 MHz to 2.2 GHz at 10% bandwidth and 110 W of reflected power handling. Additionally, 20 dB and 30 dB attenuator loads are available. They have guaranteed specifications of 0.25 dB insertion loss, 25 dB isolation and 1....

Antenna Tuning Switch Delivers IMD Performance of -110 dBm

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation releases its UltraCMOS PE42641 SP4T antenna tuning switch that delivers an IMD performance of -110 dBm, making it suitable for converged designs that require high linearity and low distortion. A variety of emerging market applications benefit from the RF performance advantages of this switch, including 3G GSM/EDGE/WCDMA and CDMA handset and PC card applications; machine-to-machine applications such as ven...

Splitter Combiner Operates in Full Bandwidth

April 11, 2008 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

RADITEK, Inc. announces its 2-way splitter combiner drop-in model that operates at 2 to 18 GHz in full bandwidth, operating over the full temperature range of -30° C to +80° C with 10 W power handling. Custom parts can be quoted up to 18 GHz with 25 percent bandwidth, and the unit can be combined with other embedded functions such as additional monitoring points from couplers on some or all ports....

Hear and Be Heard in the Noisiest Places

April 11, 2008 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Audience recently demonstrated at CTIA Wireless 2008 the industry's first voice processor based on the intelligence of the human hearing system. The processor enables instantaneous noise suppression of 25 dB for both stationary and non-stationary noise to provide excellent voice quality, even in the noisiest environments....

OneSIMCard makes it Easier and Cheaper for Military Personnel to Stay in Touch

April 11, 2008 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

It's not uncommon for family and friends to send toiletries, magazines, photos, and other personal items to our fighting forces in Iraq to help make their time away a bit more tolerable. In essence, it's a way of sending a little bit of home to them. Alex Filippov, general manager of Long Distance Post, LLC, a distributor of prepaid mobile phones and international long distance calling services, is doing just the opposite....

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Static Printed Advertising Turned into Lively Animated Displays

April 11, 2008 6:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digital View's ActivPrint™ is a new technology that turns static advertising into eye-catching animated displays. ActivPrint uses programmable e-paper technology and animation combined with the latest design techniques to bring advertising materials to life — in any shape, and with up to ten animation steps — creating a high-resolution, flexible and cost-effective advertising display....

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