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SH-MobileR2, Multimedia Host Processor with Integrated H.264/MPEG-4 Video Engine

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renesas Technology America, Inc. announces the latest member in the SH-Mobile series of application processors for portable multimedia systems. The SH-MobileR2, designated SH7723, enables the design of portable and mobile devices with multimedia capabilities that are suitable for personal navigation devices (PNDs), portable media players and V2IP (video and voice over IP) terminals....

Universal and Affordable Smart Label Chip

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDS Microchip AG’s recent announcement significantly broadened the scope of affordable automatic data logging RFID applications by bringing to market the samples of its IDS-SL13A smart active label chip. Priced up to 10 times lower than existing RFID temperature-sensing modules, this sophisticated chip for the first time makes it practical to automatically track, monitor, time-stamp and record information about any goods in any supply chai...

UL-and VDE-certified Devices Provide Isolation for High Voltage Power Systems

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing design engineers with an extended line of key components for a variety of applications, TT electronics OPTEK Technology has expanded its family of optocouplers. OPTEK’s expanded optocoupler product line includes both analog and digital output devices that provide isolation for high voltage power systems....

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Channel Emulator for LTE and 4G Wireless Technologies

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems Inc.’s new channel emulator product line is designed to address the complex needs of emerging 4G wireless broadband technologies, including LTE, IEEE 802.16m, UMB and other technologies that will be deployed in the 700 MHz spectrum. The Azimuth ACE™ MX product line delivers a new universal channel emulator specifically built to meet complex 4G smart antenna requirements, including those for MIMO and beam-forming....

ARM9 MCU Family Boosts Embedded Flash and Saves Part Count in Connected Applications

May 9, 2008 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has increased the on-chip Flash capacity of its STR91xFA ARM966E-S based MCU family by introducing 1.1 Mbyte and 2.1 Mbyte variants, delivering higher memory density than many other ARM9, or ARM7-TDMI, based standard MCU currently available. The devices are pin- and function compatible with existing 288 Kbyte and 544 Kbyte versions in LQFP-80, LQFP-128 and BGA-144 packages, allowing engineers to scale designs easily witho...

PCB Design Cycle Time Cut in Half

May 8, 2008 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mentor Graphics Corporation and Agilent Technologies Inc. have jointly developed solution that can significantly improve productivity for the design of RF circuits click to enlarge Using the RF Solution, specific parametric RF shapes can be imported into the Mentor environment and all parameters are maintained....

WiFi "Piggybacking": Is it a Question of Ethics?

May 8, 2008 12:40 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief I'm sure we've all been tempted at some point to hop on another person's WiFi connection when we are in desperate mode to access that "life changing" email. The situation usually starts out very innocently. You've got a project to do, you set aside the time, fire up your laptop, hit the Internet Explorer icon and you get one of those dreaded error messages....

3G+ Baseband Prototype System Implementation Part 3 of 3

May 8, 2008 12:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Second- and third-generation serial RapidIO devices provide additional proprietary features to further enhance 3G+ baseband performance and function. Trevor Hiatt, IDT Flow-Control Management (FCM) Division This is the third and final article in a series focusing on how enhancements in second- and third-generation serial RapidIO devices can improve 3G+ baseband Figure 1: Here is the Silicon...

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Mini OCXO Offers High Phase Noise Performance

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Precision SC-Cut Crystal Frequency up to 250 MHz Small Hermetic Package Greenray Industries combines precision crystal technology with a low noise oscillator and multiplier to develop a family of miniature, ovenized crystal oscillators that are capable of delivering high phase noise performance up through 250 MHz....

High-power LEDs Up to 90 Lumens per Watt

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Everlight Electronics Co. Ltd. introduces 1- and 3-W high-power LEDs that deliver high luminosity, long operating life and system efficiency in a broad range of designs. Part of Everlight’s XcelLED™ series, the EHP-AX08/P01 (1-Watt) and EHP-AX08/P03 (3-Watt) families are among the highest-flux emitters on the market....

Triple Output Step-Down Switching Regulator for Portable Applications

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro® announces a new triple output step down switching regulator. Allegro’s A4490 provides three high current, adjustable, high performance, switching regulator outputs with an input voltage range of 4.5 to 34 V. Each output is adjustable from 0.8 to 5 V with a maximum current of 2 A. Multiphase switching reduces EMI and minimizes stress on input capacitors by interleaving the turn-on cycle of the regulators....

Dual Small Signal MOSFETs for Portable Electronics

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor announces three new dual MOSFETs offered in an ultra-small SOT-963 package and optimized for space-constrained portable electronics. Measuring 1.0 × 1.0 mm, the SOT-963 offers 30% smaller mount area than comparable MOSFET solutions offered in a single SOT-723 package and a 60% smaller footprint than SOT-563 devices....

90 nm Non-Volatile FPGA Family is Fully Qualified

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor Corp. announces that the 17K LUT LatticeXP2–17 device, one of five members of its third-generation non-volatile LatticeXP2 FPGA family, has been fully qualified and released to volume production. Designed using the industry's most advanced non-volatile FPGA technology, a 90 nm embedded Flash process manufactured on 300 mm wafers, the LatticeXP2 devices provide the "instant-on" and reduced footprint benefits of ...

Signal Generators Cover a Wide Range of Frequencies

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Portable and Lightweight Low Levels of Adjacent Channel Power Peak Output Power of Up to +16 dBm The IFR 3410 series from Aeroflex, Inc. contains portable, lightweight signal generators that cover a wide range of carrier frequencies to 6 GHz. High quality analog and vector modulation capabilities make them suitable for research, development and manufacturing applications....

Single-Chip Transceiver Delivers High Radio Performance

May 8, 2008 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra-Low Power Operation Peak Current of 13.5 mA Fast Front-End Automatic Gain Control Nordic Semiconductor ASA releases its nRF24L01+ single chip 2.4 GHz transceiver that offers high radio performance, ultra-low power (ULP) operation, a 250 kbps data rate option mode that triples operating range, and drop-in compatibility with the existing nRF24L01 2....

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