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Design Tools Help Meet Critical Power Budgets

June 16, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

With ChipVision's PowerOpt™ and P-SAM, users can evaluate performance, area and power tradeoffs at the architectural level rather than the gate level, resulting in significant savings. PowerOpt performs synthesis, analysis and estimation, and generates RTL code automatically to bridge the gap between specification at the system level and implementation at the RT level....

Broadband Wireless Chipset Provides Seamless Migration

June 16, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wavesat introduces its new family of 4G Broadband Wireless chipset named Odyssey™, with a unique flexible, multimode 4G architecture enabling WiMAX Wave2, WiFi, XG-PHS and seamless migration to future 4G technologies such as LTE. The first product in the Odyssey family, the Odyssey 8500, is powered by a unique 4G multi-core architecture incorporating multiple ultra low power DSPs, offering flexibility, high performance and low power consump...

2.5 V HCMOS Oscillators SignificantlyReduce Noise Levels

June 16, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics now offers its HCMOS XpressO oscillators with 2.5 V operation. Featuring a third order Delta Sigma Modulator (DSM) that offers significantly reduced noise levels, the oscillators are comparable to traditional bulk quartz and surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillators at a lower cost. The noise-reducing DSM technology, combined with the series’ low noise architecture, enables the oscillators to offer significantly lower levels o...

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Ethernet Circular Connector with RJF Range

June 16, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amphenol Socapex has released a robust Ethernet circular connector with the RJF range. Its steel shell provides desirable mechanical behavior including 10g vibration resistance (at 10 to 500 Hz, 3-axis) and IK06 impact resistance (equivalent to a 250g weight falling on the mated connectors from a height of 40 cm)....

Membrane Media Increases Thermal Performance

June 16, 2008 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc. introduces a membrane media for its line of GORE® Cooling Filters that increases thermal performance while providing strong environmental protection and reliability. The GORE Cooling Filters improve thermal cooling while reducing both capital and operating costs in wireless base stations, MCPAs, base band units, power cabinets, switching systems, and other outdoor electronic enclosures....

Email Security Concerns in Enterprise Today

June 16, 2008 10:56 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Email is probably considered the most important method for communications both inside and outside the enterprise. It allows employees to share information, companies to work easily with partners across the globe and provides the means for companies and their customers to stay in touch....

Is it Real or a Digital Replica?

June 16, 2008 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

New wireless networks are being designed with a wide variety of goals in mind, such as improving worker productivity, delivering mission critical information to troops in combat, or just enhancing mobile lifestyles. Wireless networks require different capabilities than their wired counterparts, such as specialized middleware, service-oriented architectures, net-centric services and mobile on-the-go applications....

Internal Structure Allows ESR Values to be Set

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

TDK Corporation announced that it has developed a multilayer ceramic chip capacitor with a new internal structure that allows Equivalent Series Resistance (ESR) values to be set to any value within a specified range, stabilizes ESR values, and can control circuit impedance (alternating current resistance)....

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Capacitors Provide the Integration of RF-MEMS Capacitors on CMOS

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

WiSpry, Inc. recently announced its product family of MEMS tunable digital capacitors. These products integrate low-power CMOS control and voltage generation logic with an array of tunable RF-MEMS digital capacitors to provide customers with an ultra linear, digitally programmable, variable capacitance solution on a single silicon die....

Wet Tantalum High-Energy Capacitor with Low ESR of 0.035 W

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay HE3 represents a major breakthrough in wet tantalum capacitor technology by utilizing Vishay's SuperTan® hybrid cathode technology in combination with industry-leading anode designs. Its design features a unique double seal for improved reliability and performance, while providing a capacitance range of 3300 µF to 72000 µF, one of the highest capacitances per unit volume of any wet tantalum capacitor, and a low ESR of 0....

Film capacitors X2 Series for up to 45 µF

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

With its new B3292*E/F series, EPCOS now offers X2 safety class capacitors with capacitances up to 45 µF. The components were developed for across-the-line applications at 305V AC and 110ºC, and are approved to IEC 60384-14, UL1283 and CSA 22.2 No. 8. The B3292*E/F series makes it possible to design EMI filters with a single 45 µF capacitor....

Capacitor's Symmetrical Design Reduces ESL to 1 nH

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has expanded its TPM Series to include D and low profile Y case size multi-anode ‘mirror’ configuration tantalum capacitors. Appropriate for telecommunication infrastructure, networking, servers, and military and aerospace applications, the TPM mirror tantalum capacitor delivers low self-in ductance (ESL) and lower equivalent series resistance (ESR) in a small package....

One Device Provides the Capacitance of Two Typical 0402 Components

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s AMK105BJ475MV multi-layer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) is designed for decoupling power-line circuits in high-performance ICs used in cell phones, digital still cameras and other battery-powered portable electronics. The AMK105BJ is a MLCC that achieves a capacitance rating of 4.7 µF in the 1....

Technology Powers Wireless Greenhouse of the Future

June 16, 2008 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a leader in battery-free communication technology for wireless sense and control applications, announces that Kronos has selected GreenPeak’s low-power wireless mesh networking technology for one of their wireless terminals. Hortimax, a Kronos VAR (value added reseller), is active in greenhouse harvesting management systems....

Exciting Times Ahead for MicroTCA

June 16, 2008 10:53 am | Articles | Comments

Howard M. Glassman, Director of Business Development, Communications GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms The PICMG MicroTCA .0 specification was ratified almost exactly two years ago, and, since then, the MicroTCA platform has captured significant interest. It has often been viewed primarily as a telecommunications platform, but it has also seen success in the military/defense, medical and commercial markets and in industrial automation.

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