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Passive GaAs MMIC Mixers Deliver a Wide IF Bandwidth

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces its double balanced GaAs MESFET mixers for use in test and measurement systems, military radios, commercial sensors and transceiver infrastructure, including critical functions of fixed and mobile protocols such as WiMAX and VSAT applications. The HMC557LC4 passive double balanced mixer provides an LO to RF port isolation of 48 dB and an input IP3 of +22 dBm across the frequency range of 2....

Upconverting Mixer Features Wide Frequency Range

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces its model LT5579 high dynamic range active upconverting mixer with a frequency range of 1.5 GHz to 3.8 GHz. It covers the 1.9 GHz cellular bands as well as the 2.6 GHz and 3.5 GHz WiMAX frequency bands. At 2.14 GHz, the device offers 27.3 dBm output IP3 linearity and 9....

Streaming and Encoding Platform Enhances Mobile Music Experience

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Driving innovation and a better customer experience for mobile music and on-demand mobile TV, Vidiator announces new capabilities delivered by its Xenon™ streaming and encoding platform that enables mobile handset users to quickly browse music and TV channels, navigate and listen to favorite music tracks and more....

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IT Departments Get Some Relief with Automatic Password Reset

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nuance Communications, Inc., a provider of speech solutions, has released its Automatic Password Reset module, to reduce the burden of simple tasks on IT help desks and increase employee productivity across the enterprise. Today, password changes within an organization account for the majority of calls into a help desk, costing approximately $10 to $20 per call on average, according to analyst firm Gartner....

Technology Powers Revolutionary Books-on-Mobile Service

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bango has made possible a new service that turns the mobile phone into a personal "on the go" library. Bango's billing and digital fingerprint technologies have enabled Macmillan Publishing Solutions (MPS) to create The Global Reader — a new service that gives consumers access to books, articles, newspapers and other print content on their mobile phone easily and inexpensively....

Sport and Health Monitoring Applications Coming to Your PDA Soon

April 3, 2008 10:21 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

ANT recently announced that Taiwan-based Spectec Computer Company Ltd. has launched the SDA-320 miniSDIO ANT RF card with ANT+Sport Software Development Kit. In demonstration form, the SDA-320 allows a miniSDIO card slot-equipped Motorola Q phone to wirelessly collect and analyze data from sports performance and health monitoring sensors such as heart rate straps and speed/distance activity monitors....

Ceramic Trimmer Capacitors Designed for Durability and Low Dielectric Loss

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Suited for telecom and microwave projects requiring miniature components, the SGC3S series ceramic trimmer capacitors measure 0.126 (3.2 mm) × 0.177 (4.50 mm) × 0.059 (1.5 mm). The capacitors are constructed with high temperature liquid-crystal polymer housings to resist penetration by dust and flux, and are colored to make each of the five available capacitance ranges easily identifiable....

Snap Action Switch Targets Multiple Applications

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components announces the ZMS Series single pole, double throw compact sealed snap action switch featuring a variety of actuators and terminal styles including PC, solder, potted leads, and positive and reliable snap action mechanism. The switch is designed for use in applications and environments, such as communication devices, testing equipment, and motor controls....

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TCXOs Exhibit Tight Frequency Stability

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting GPS, PND, and cellular phone handset applications, NDK’s NT2520SA series SMD TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) exhibits very tight frequency stability of ۪.5 ppm over the broad operating temperature range of 㪶 to +85°C. Available in frequencies ranging from 13 to 38....

Receiver’s Multi-Band Flexibility Increase Efficiency for Wireless Service Providers

April 3, 2008 6:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technology Inc. announces the W1314A-E02-E07 receivers designed to simultaneously measure all wireless technologies in all RF bands in a given market using a single unit, enabling network equipment manufacturers and wireless operators' RF engineering teams to effectively deploy, optimize and troubleshoot all technologies in their own networks by quickly identifying coverage and interference problems....

Demo Board Simplifies Implementation of Capacitive Touch-Sensing Interfaces

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc.'s PICDEM Touch Sense 1 DM164125 demo board is designed for capacitive touch-sensing applications. It comes with a PICkit™ serial analyzer and the royalty-free mTouch™ sensing solution SDK to provide a complete platform for implementing capacitive touch-sensing interfaces using integrated, 8-bit Flash PIC microcontrollers....

2.3 A Devices Help Protect Automotive Infotainment Peripherals

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics' 2.3 A PolyZen devices feature a higher hold current designed to help protect circuits in GPS, smart phones, game consoles, PMPs, and other video-based peripherals that can be charged in the car. The devices incorporate a stable Zener diode for precise voltage clamping and a resistively non-linear, PPTC layer that responds to either diode heating or overcurrent events by transitioning from a low to high resistance state....

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Isolated 2W Single Output DC/DC Converter Increases Efficiency and Load Regulation

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

The NMK isolated 2W single output DC/DC converter provides a small footprint, pin compatible, industry standard SIP package that allows easy drop-in replacement of other devices. Offering designers a choice of 5 and 12 V inputs and 5-, 9-, 12- or 15 V outputs, the converter has an efficiency of 89% typical (at 15 V output) and an output voltage set point accuracy of 7%, and 2....

Driver and Power Amplifier Pair Offers Linear Performance

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a highly linear driver and power amplifier pair covering 12 GHz to 16 GHz offered in RoHs compliant, 3 mm × 3 mm and 4 mm × 4 mm QFN plastic packaging. The XP1042-QT driver amplifier provides +38 dBm OIP3, +25 dBm P1dB and 21 dB gain, while the XP1043-QH amplifier achieves +41 dBm OIp3, +32 dBm Psat and 20 dB gain....

GPS Module for Use in Synchronization and Timing Applications

April 1, 2008 7:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Connor-Winfield’s TiMax TI125 is a small OEM surface- mount GPS module that has been specifically designed for use in synchronization and timing applications. The TI125 has an on-board programmable NCO oscillator that outputs a synthesized frequency up to 30 MHz that is steered by the GPS receiver....

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