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Stand-alone Li-Ion Battery Charger

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LTC3552-1, an efficient, compact power-management device for handheld applications. The LTC3552-1 includes a stand-alone Li-Ion battery charger and a high-efficiency dual synchronous buck regulator housed in a low-profile 3 × 5 mm DFN package. The linear battery charger can deliver up to 950 mA charge current from a wall adapter supply, or up to 500 mA charge current from a USB supply....


Dual/Quad Converters

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces a 16-bit quad D/A converter in a 3 × 3 mm, 10-lead LFCSP. The product is one of eight new dual and quad devices that extend ADI's line of nanoDAC® converters in small packages. The AD5664R offers low power consumption (5 mW at 5 V including reference), making it an suitable choice for designers of industrial and communications products such as PLC cards, analog I/O boards and base stations which require high...


June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® announces its AVR® 32, a 32-bit embedded CPU architecture with DSP extensions. Running at 100 MHz, the AVR32 core can do all the processing required to decode quarter-VGA MPEG4 movies — the same format used with various handheld video players. By increasing the AVR32’s clock frequency to 400 MHz or more the exceptional computational capability of the architecture can also be used to handle more tasks and remove additional p...


Digital Potentiometer

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX5128, a 128-tap, nonvolatile digital potentiometer. The MAX5128's 2 × 2 mm microDFN package, 1 mA (maximum) standby supply current, simple two-wire, up/down interface, and +2.7 to +5.5 V single supply make this device suitable for portable battery-powered electronics....

Designing Miniature Wireless Video Sensors

June 5, 2006 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Video wireless networking is already a reality. Miniature, low cost nodes with color camera, radio and power source are being readily deployed in the field - factories, stores, public buildings, home or business. The future holds even more promise as these continually shrinking nodes find applications in medicine, surveillance, covert operations and any number of yet to be discovered applications....

Online Design Guide

June 5, 2006 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max Manufacturing Corporation announces that its online Design Guide now includes RoHS equivalent parts for virtually all its products. To offer RoHS compliant products, the company had to eliminate the lead component in tin/lead plating. The Design Guide offers gold and new pure matte tin plating as RoHS alternatives to tin/lead finish....

Technical Guides Feature Bulk Metal Foil Resistors

June 5, 2006 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. announces two brochures on high-precision bulk metal foil resistors. One brochure, entitled Audio Noise Reduction Through the Use of Bulk Metal Foil Resistors , explains how to select resistors for low-noise audio applications. The other brochure, entitled High-Precision Bulk Metal Foil Resistors for Military and Aerospace Applications , provides technical data on the company’s portfolio of foil resistors....

RoHS Compliant Sockets and Adapters

June 5, 2006 11:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Interconnections Corporation announces the release of Catalog 16 Preview, a short form catalog featuring material specifications and part numbers for RoHS Compliant IC sockets and adapters for BGA, PGA, DIP and SIP packages. The RoHS Compliant sockets are available in a choice of insulators, including FR-4, Peel-A-Way® Removable Carriers and high temperature molded LCP....


Understanding Transceiver Sensitivity in Radio Design

June 5, 2006 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Obviously, when selecting a transceiver for GSM/GPRS applications, parameters such as the BOM, size, features and performance are important. While the minimum performance required for the entire system and implied performance for the transceiver are clearly defined, transceiver performance metrics actually vary widely....

Advantages of Network Processors in Wireless Infrastructures

June 5, 2006 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The wireless world is changing. Nonstop growth in subscribers and services, coupled with the proliferation of network standards, places unprecedented demands on the network infrastructure for performance, throughput and flexibility. Whatever the choice, CDMA2000, WCDMA, GSM, EDGE or WiMAX (IEEE 802....

Enterprise VoIP adoption in North America will more than double by 2010

June 5, 2006 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

While voice over IP is still in the early phase of adoption, it's starting to go mainstream, says a new study from Infonetics Research, "User Plans for VoIP, North America 2006." In the three years Infonetics has conducted VoIP adoption surveys as part of their larger study on VoIP usage, one trend is clear: the number of small, medium and large organizations that plan to deploy or at least evaluate the technology is rising stea...

Networks as Mobile as the Students who Use Them

June 5, 2006 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Intel Welcome to the world of wireless connectivity. Wireless access adds value to mobility. The focus is off technology and on content and learning. Easy e-mail collaboration and Internet access from anywhere on campus mean more motivated and engaged students. In an era of tightly stretched education budgets, the ability to leverage existing infrastructure investments is critical....

IBM, Alvarion to Deliver Wireless and WiMAX for Public Safety

June 5, 2006 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alvarion announces an alliance with IBM to offer and deliver wireless systems to municipalities and their public-safety agencies. The alliance will enable a new approach for delivery of scalable, multi-layer IP-based wireless networks that support data, voice and video for both fixed and mobile applications....

Boston Engineering to Develop Secure Baggage Tracking System for Logan Airport

June 5, 2006 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the only U.S.-based licensed engineering service provider for INKODE Corporation's innovative patented Chipless Remote Identification System (CRIS) technology, Boston Engineering Corporation is leading a pilot project that will demonstrate a cost-effective, fail-proof baggage-tracking security system at Logan Airport....

Aperto Networks and Allied Telesis Enter Alliance

June 5, 2006 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aperto Networks, developer of the world’s most advanced WiMAX base stations and subscriber units, today announced a strategic alliance with Allied Telesis to sell Aperto Networks’ carrier-grade PacketMAX™ solutions, starting with the 2.5 GHz product supply for the Japanese market. Upon frequency band approval, the partnership will enable Allied, a global provider of secure Ethernet/IP access solutions and a leader in the deployment ...


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