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Wireless Antenna Lab Rolls on Wheels

July 17, 2007 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

ETS-Lindgren’s AMS-8050 is a wireless antenna measurement lab that rolls on wheels. Although compact in size, the AMS-8050 performs like larger chambers and can be used for design validation, pre-certification testing and performance measurement. The AMS-8050 includes the RF absorber lined enclosure with RF sealing door, automated multi-axis positioner and controller, EMQuest EMQ-100 software, operational training video, dual polarized ante...

Buyer Beware

July 17, 2007 11:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief By the time this column is in print the much anticipated launch of Apple's iPhone will have occurred and some tech hungry consumers will have invested $500 to $600 for the latest electronic "must have" gadget. On June 29th Apple's iPhone went on sale at precisely 6:00 pm, not a moment sooner or later....

BEL SAW Filter

July 17, 2007 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America introduces a miniature Boundary Elastic Surface Acoustic Wave (BEL SAW) filter measuring 0.8 × 0.6 × .365 mm. This represents a 75% decrease in volume and 66% reduction in area compared to other filters, making it well suited for the mobile phone market....

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High-dynamic Range Direct Demodulators

July 17, 2007 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Skyworks Solutions’ SKY73012 is an integrated, broadband, high-dynamic range quadrature demodulator with outputs that are differential and can be directly connected to most commonly available analog to digital (A/D) converters. It is also an appropriate solution for CDMA, UMTS, GSM/GPRS receivers, WiMAX (IEEE 802....

Switch Configurations

July 17, 2007 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

TeraVicta Technologies, Inc. has added two additional products to its switch family: a Double Pole Double Throw (DPDT), designated TT2214, and a Single Pole Four Throw (SP4T) configuration, designated TT1414, in the DC to 7 GHz switch product line. The DPDT is configured as two independent SPDTs, giving engineers the maximum flexibility as to how they use the device in their applications....

FPGA Platform

July 17, 2007 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. announces that its XtremeDSP™ Virtex™-5 SXT FPGAs have passed the latest PCI Express® Endpoint v1.1 base specification compliance workshop and are listed on the PCI-SIG® integrator’s list. The Virtex-5 SXT FPGA platform, optimized to deliver desirable DSP performance with 352 GMACs at 550 MHz, is believed to be the first FPGA to integrate 3....

Wireless and Optical Communications Applications

July 17, 2007 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jazz Semiconductor®, announces the release of its 130 nm SiGe BiCMOS technology (SBC13) designed for high speed wireless and optical communications applications. This process combines industry standard 130 nm CMOS with 200 GHz HBT NPN transistors for high performance RF and millimeter-wave integrated circuits....

Microcontrollers Outperform FPGAs

July 17, 2007 10:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation’s new line of customizable microcontrollers deliver as much as 8X the performance for DSP algorithms that are frequently implemented in FPGAs, with substantially reduced power consumption and unit IC costs that are 30% to 50% lower. The AT91CAP MCUs include an Atmel processor core, a variety of peripherals and multiple high-speed busses....

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Direct Digital Synthesizer

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces the AD9912 direct digital synthesizer (DDS) which provides impressive spurious free dynamic range (SFDR) performance: output signals up to 400 MHz while consuming less than 1000 mW. This level of performance is attainable using ADI’s proprietary “spur-reduction” channels to knock down the two largest harmonic spurs by up to 10 dB....

Multiple Switch IC

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation unveils the UltraCMOS™ PE42110 multiple switch IC for advanced multi-band WCDMA handsets. This device incorporates four independent high- performance RF switch devices on a monolithic flip-chip IC controlled by a single onboard CMOS controller providing for more then 85% size reduction over alternative solutions....

Multi-Function Circuit Family

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces the availability of three packaged devices in its Multi-Function Circuit (MFC) family. These products are now available in industry-standard packages, offering greater manufacturing flexibility for existing customers. These high performance gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuits (ICs) were developed for use in point-to-point (PTP) radio and satellite communications applications....

Broadband Relays

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Relays introduces two families of ultraminiature broadband TO-5 relays, featuring a practical surface-mount that simplifies circuit-board manufacturing. The SGRF100 and SGRF300 are formed lead versions of Teledyne’s GRF100 and GRF300 relays and feature a desirable ground shield. They provide easy solder inspection and can be easily removed with hand tools....

Radiating Cable Antennas

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces a line of M/A-COM radiating cable antennas, which is designed to replace conventional antennas in applications that require wide frequency bandwidths and deployment in physical spaces that present extreme challenges to traditional antenna solutions. The M/A-COM radiating cable antenna series is suitable for cellular, Bluetooth and WLAN frequency band installations, as well as airborne, vehicular and ground-based a...

Power IC Delivers High Output Power

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices introduces the RFMD’s 28 V GaN 10 W RF3822 powerIC which is optimized for high efficiency with 16 dB gain over a wide operating bandwidth in a 50W impedance environment. The RF3822 utilizes advanced heat sink and power dissipation technologies to deliver high output power with constant gain and good thermal stability....

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High Efficiency Amplifier

July 17, 2007 9:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor introduces the Doherty amplifier, which has many characteristics that enable high efficiency. When properly designed, it can deliver efficiency increases of 11 to 14% when compared to standard parallel Class AB amplifiers that are traditionally utilized in wireless base station transmitters....

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