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Getting Around the Technical Issues with Battery-assisted UHF RFID Tags

March 11, 2008 12:19 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Simon Müller, EM Microelectronic Marin SA One way to overcome the read sensitivity limitation of passive tags is to add a battery to supply the IC. The RF signal is now only used to carry the information not to supply the IC. Of particular interest are the so-called battery-assisted passive (BAP) tags, also known as semi-passive tags....

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Wi-Fi Goes to School

March 11, 2008 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Considering the fact that my first job after college was as an educator in the classroom, I was very disappointed in a statistic I recently read. According to an ABI Research report there are more than 98,000 schools in America that still lack Wi-Fi high-speed Internet access....

Wireless Design for Regulatory Compliance

March 11, 2008 11:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

A modular approval allows you to avoid re-approving the radio for each revision of the host circuitry. Roland Gubisch and Nicholas Abbondante, Intertek Radio transmitters are being designed into more and more diverse commercial and consumer applications. Beyond toys, remote household controls, RFID and Bluetooth-enabled mobile phone headsets, radio technology is enabling many new emerging business applications....

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Wisair’s Dongle Set Doubles the Speed and Halves the Price of Wireless USB

March 11, 2008 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wisair, a leading provider of Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) chipset solutions, today announced a new Wireless USB host and device dongle set that delivers high-speed wireless connectivity to a range of USB devices such as printers, hubs, or external hard disk drives (HDD). Offering superior performance, lower cost, and improved ease of use compared to existing Wireless USB alternatives in the market today, the dongles enable ...

Reducing Power in Wireless Design through Sequential Clock Gating

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

Register Transfer Level (RTL) power optimization tools eliminate the need for error-prone manual methods. Mitch Dale, Calypto Design Systems The wireless broadband communication landscape continues to change with increasing data rates, multi-band devices and more complex protocols. Even with these challenges, advances in wireless technology have the potential to create new opportunities and redefine existing markets....

Stratum 3 Compliant Product

March 11, 2008 8:29 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

MtronPTI introduces a Stratum 3 precision TCXO/TCVCXO product family. The M610x Series is a fully Stratum 3 compliant product, and the M611x Series is a general purpose TCXO/TCVCXO, featuring ۪.3 ppm stability performance over the full industrial temperature range (㫀°C to +85°C)....

Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator

March 11, 2008 8:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Greenray Industries, Inc. announces the availability of the T1220 Series TCXO. The T1220 temperature compensated crystal oscillator offers OCXO-like temperature stabilities — as low as ۱ × 10— and the operating temperature range can be specified as wide as 㫊 to +95°C....

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Standard Platform Module

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vectron International introduces the C6300A1-0003 which is built on a Vectron standard platform module and provides a 1pps TTL and 10 MHz since wave output that is disciplined to an external 1pps reference. Internal to the module is a Vectron Precision Double Oven OCXO capable of achieving an aging rate less than 0....

Coaxial Resonator Oscillator

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces the introduction of their lead free, RoHS compliant, coaxial resonator oscillator (CRO2935B-LF) in S band (2850 to 3020 MHz) featuring ultra low phase noise performance of –109dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. This design offers typical tuning sensitivity of 23 MHz/V and is designed to provide 0dBm output power (typ) at 8Vdc supply while drawing 26mA (typical) over the extended operating temperature range of &#...

Pocket Reference Oscillator

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek introduces the Pocket Reference Oscillator (PRO Series), the industry’s first frequency control product to integrate a complete HCMOS crystal clock oscillator in a rugged SMA housing. Connecting the PRO Series’ female SMA side to +3.3Vdc produces a clean, low-jitter signal from the male SMA side....

Series of All-quartz Crystal Packaging Technology

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics expands its FQ Series of all-quartz crystal packaging technology to include a 3.2 mm × 2.5 mm package size. The FQ 3225B, which features an ultra low profile of 1.0mm, is ideal for a wide range of portable and battery-powered applications including MP3 and CD/ DVD players, cell phones, radios (FM, AM, satellite), set top boxes, modems and routers....

Test System Measures UMTS Bands XI and III

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces test functions for W-CDMA mobile terminal UMTS bands XI (1.5 GHz) and III (1.8 GHz) for its ME7873F performance test system. With the expanded test capability, the system offers a comprehensive and simple test platform that supports all UMTS bands for testing the RF performance of user equipment (UE) used in North America, as well as in Japan and Europe....

Clock Generators Provide High-Frequency Timing Solutions

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces its MAX3624/MAX3625 high-performance, quad-/triple-output clock generators for network equipment. These devices use a low-noise VCO and PLL architecture to generate a high-frequency, ultra-low-jitter (0.36 psRMS) clock signal from a low-frequency crystal resonator or reference clock input....

Jitter Attenuator

March 11, 2008 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Valpey Fisher Corporation introduces the VFJA905 Jitter Attenuator, an integrated clock/PLL timing solution for 1 G and 10 G synchronous Ethernet applications. It features two LVCMOS output swith a frequency of 25 MHz that can be locked to an input reference frequency. Two select inputs, S1 and S0, allow the user to select one of three preset input frequencies or a free-run mode....

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