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WiMAX Forum® Designates Official Test Equipment for WiMAX™ Certification

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex and AT4 wireless have announced that the WiMAX Forum® has designated the Aeroflex/AT4 wireless MINT223x protocol conformance test (PCT) system and AT4 wireless MINT T2110 radio conformance test (RCT) system as official test equipment for WiMAX Certification (802.16-2005). Both systems have been installed and are being actively used for WiMAX equipment certification at the first worldwide WiMAX Forum Designated Certification Labo...

Another Motorola Departure

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola, Inc. recently announced that Stu Reed, formerly the president of Motorola's Mobile Devices business, has decided to leave the Company, effective immediately. Mr. Reed and his team launched a number of key initiatives important to the Mobile Devices business that the Company will continue to drive and expand upon....

European Consortium to Push Speed Limit of Silicon Based Transistor to 0.5 THz

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Led by STMicroelectronics, the European Consortium is setting out to develop advanced silicon-based bipolar transistors with a maximum operating frequency of 0.5 THz (0.5 TeraHertz or 500 GigaHz) needed for future millimeter wave and terahertz communication, radar, imaging and sensing applications....


Azimuth Systems Receives Von Magazine Innovators Award

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems has received a 2008 VON Magazine Innovator Award, which is the foremost listing of innovative companies that represent the future of the VoIP Communications industry. Azimuth has been named to the list as a result of their focus on streamlining the testing of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) products for service providers, handset manufacturers and semiconductor vendors looking to prove that their solutions deliver the carrier...

Achievement Recognizes Product Innovation and Operational Agility

March 13, 2008 5:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc., a manufacturer of high- performance analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling mobile connectivity, recently announced that it has received LG Electronics' 2007 Best Supplier Award. The award is based on technology, quality, product reliability and on-time delivery. In addition, Skyworks was graded as Class A for their work with LG in 2007....

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....


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....


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....

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 &#...


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