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S-Band VCO Offers Optimal Phase Noise Performance

May 8, 2008 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces its Model V804ME17-LF lead free, RoHS-compliant voltage controlled oscillator in S-Band (2280 to 2450 MHz) for fixed wireless applications. This oscillator offers an ultra low phase noise performance of -95 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset (typ.), and it provides an average tuning sensitivity of 98 MHz/V and typical harmonic suppression of -20 dBc over the extended operating temperature range of -40° C to +85...

Waveguide Isolator Operates Beyond 100 GHz

May 8, 2008 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek, Inc. introduces its K Band WR42 waveguide isolator that operates up to frequencies beyond 100 GHz. Standard units are typically clear or yellow-alloyed aluminum. The ultra low loss units are constructed in silver brass, and virtually any waveguide type can be supplied. Either metric, US threads or through-holes are available....

Low Loss, High Rejection GPS SAW Filter for GPS Applications

May 8, 2008 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces its surface acoustic wave (SAW) filter for GPS (global positioning satellite) navigation systems that features ultra low loss with optimal rejection. SAW filters in the Receive (Rx) signal chain weed out unwanted noise from non-GPS sources while minimizing signal strength losses....

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Making Wireless Green: Design Tools & Standards Contribute Too!

May 8, 2008 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

A significant challenge for the chip designer is how to communicate the low power requirements and the implementation strategy across multiple design tools at each stage of the design flow. By Yatin Trivedi, Accellera Millions of wireless device users rarely think about power unless their gadget is out of power....

Top Ten Considerations When Selecting an 802.11n PA

May 8, 2008 9:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jose Harrison, Darcy Poulin and Gord Rabjohn, SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. Selecting a PA amplifier for 802.11n requires special consideration since its performance can dramatically impact range, battery life and the user experience....

Designing a Cost-effective, High-performance Digital Audio Development Board

May 8, 2008 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

for hardware alone. --> David DiCarlo, Freescale Semiconductor The majority of development hardware on the market today follows the paradigm of designing for optimal flexibility and maximum performance, with little consideration to the final cost to the end consumer Please click here to view the article in pdf format....

Reliable Real-Time Messaging Over Unreliable Networks

May 8, 2008 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Real-Time Innovations (RTI) announces support for lossy networks in RTI Data Distribution Service 4.3. Lossy networks — those that have uncertain or sporadic connectivity. Most distributed systems today rely on messaging middleware that uses the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) for inter-application and inter-node communication....

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Car Kits Give Wireless Remote Control MP3 Audio from Steering Wheel

May 8, 2008 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kensington Computer Products Group, a manufacturer of Smart Made Simple™ computing and audio accessories for the mobile consumer, has specified a pair of Nordic Semiconductor nRF24L01 ultra-low power 2.4GHz transceivers into the remote control part of each of the three base versions of its line of LiquidAUX™ Auxiliary Car Kits with Remote Control: The LiquidAUX for iPod and iPhone; the LiquidAUX Deluxe for iPod and iPhone; and the L...

Professional Picture Quality Integrated into Mobile Devices

May 8, 2008 8:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Image, Inc. introduces its 12 megapixel (MP) camera processor IP core designed for integration into system-on-a-chip (SoC) semiconductors. This technology delivers professional picture quality and advanced camera functionality once only found in digital still cameras (DSCs), but now conveniently integrated into mobile phones, portable multimedia players (PMPs), ultra mobile PCs (UMPCs) and security cameras....

Mobile Marketing Platform Clicks with Consumers

May 8, 2008 8:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Savvy marketers in China and throughout Asia are employing a revolutionary new technology from MyClick that allows consumers to access exciting promotional opportunities and discounts simply by taking aim and shooting with their mobile device cameras. MyClick’s new mobile device marketing platform, which is based on image recognition technology, is already being used by major brands like Pizza Hut to reach consumers with cutting-edge promot...

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AWGs Furnish Complex Waveforms

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Using 15-bit vertical resolution, Agilent Technologies’ N6030A (PXI) and N8241A (LXI) PXI-and LXI-based arbitrary waveform generators (AWGs) can create simultaneous wide-bandwidth and high-resolution signals for electronic testing of radar, satellite, telecom or military communication equipment....

Dual-Channel LDO Regulator Suits Battery-Powered Applications

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micrel’s MIC5331/32/33 dual channel micro-power LDO regulator suits today’s power-hungry, battery-powered electronics, including mobile phones, PDAs, MP3 players, digital cameras, and handheld instruments. The device consumes a maximum of 40μA with both outputs enabled. The 2 mm 2 MLF-packaged device integrates two low-quiescent-current 300 mA LDOs and up to two power-on reset circuits with very small ceramic output capacitors to reduc...

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Switching Power Supplies Offer Reduced Case Sizes

May 6, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Utilizing high-density SMT construction, the multi-package PMK225 line of switching power supplies offers case sizes up to 30 % smaller than products with similar output power. Presenting power densities of up to 4 W/in 3 , the device is available in U-Channel, enclosed, or DIN-Rail mount configurations....

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