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Surface Mount Chip and Coaxial Equalizers

October 17, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

EMC Technology introduces a line of surface mount chip and coaxial equalizers to compensate for frequency variations in RF and microwave sub-systems. They are available in a fixed frequency response version and a temperature variable frequency response. Custom variations specific to the frequency band and temperature slope characteristics of a customer’s application can be developed....

Universities Receive Large Donation to Fund Medical Technology Research

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announces that the company is allocating a total of $15 million to fund medical technology research at selected universities worldwide. The funding will support research and development of key emerging medical technologies, over a period of several years, in areas such as personal medical devices, implantables, medical imaging, wireless healthcare systems and biosensor technology....

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2007 GlobalSpec Great Moments in Engineering

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

The team of engineers in Applied Research at the former Communications Division of Motorola, Inc. whose work led to the creation of the first cellular telephone prototype were presented with the 2007 GlobalSpec Great Moments in Engineering award on Wednesday, October 10. This award celebrates the 35th anniversary of their breakthrough achievement....

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Digi-Key Named Distributor of Panasonic’s RF Modules

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Panasonic Industrial Company announces the appointment of Digi-Key as an authorized distributor for its latest in a line of RF modules, the PAN4555. Supporting the 802.15.4 radio standard and the ZigBee™ specification, the Panasonic module is designed for various sensing, monitoring and control applications for home automation and industrial control....

Nitronex Expands Partnership with Richardson Electronics

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex expands its partnership with Richardson Electronics to include distribution in the Americas and all of Asia. The agreement will increase Nitronex’s sales and customer support services for its customers throughout these regions. Richardson Electronics will support all Nitronex RF products, including its family of 2....

Micro Power Earns ISO 13485 Certification

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc. announces it has earned IS0 13485:2003 certification, a stringent, globally-recognized standard of quality management for medical device manufacturers. The company continues to maintain its ISO 9001 certification, an internationally recognized standard for quality management systems....

World's First WiMAX 802.16e Mobile Handoffs Demonstrated

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola presented a mobile WiMAX experience that included live handoffs during an exclusive cruise along the Chicago River for media and industry analysts in town to attend WiMAX World USA. Attendees experienced uninterrupted mobile applications including web browsing, voice over IP (VoIP) calls, video streaming and MobiTV while moving past access point sites along the route of the cruise....

Mouser Stocking DLP Design’s Debugging Device

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. announces it is stocking the DLP-FLASH2 debugger and programming device from DLP Design, a leading designer of solutions utilizing the latest technology in USB controllers, RF, FPGAs and microcontrollers. DLP-FLASH2 is a complete in-circuit debugging and programming solution for Microchip’s PIC16Fxx and PIC18Fxx PIC® MCUs....

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Motorola’s Embedded Communications Computing Business Acquired

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson and Motorola, Inc. announces that the two companies have entered into a definitive agreement under which Emerson will acquire Motorola's Embedded Communications Computing (ECC) business for $350 million in cash. Motorola's ECC business, which had 2006 revenue of approximately $520 million, will strengthen Emerson's position in the $6 billion-and-growing merchant embedded computing industry....

Agilent Technologies Donates $13 Million in EDA Software

October 17, 2007 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces an agreement to provide Agilent EDA software, support and training, totaling $13 million, to a new hub of the Georgia Electronic Design Center (GEDC) in Atlanta. The new Agilent EDA Simulation Center will facilitate RF and microwave-system and circuit-design instruction and research for students, and serve as a catalyst for start-up companies involved in wireless communications design....

Tradeoffs between Single Phase and Three Phase Power

October 15, 2007 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Finding the right fit between individual power module size and overall system load can sometimes be challenging. By Gary Mulchay, Transistor Devices Inc. In order to maximize power transfer while minimizing conductor volume, utility power is generally supplied in a three-phase manner, either with or without a neutral click to enlarge Figure 1....

Minimizing Power Consumption and Energy Requirements in Wireless and Mobile Applications

October 11, 2007 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Only a circuit-activity-dependent analysis at the architectural level indicates where power optimization opportunities exist. By Lars Kruse, ChipVision Design Systems Inc. Power consumption and energy requirements today are the primary concerns of hardware designers who implement wireless and mobile applications....

Vibration Motor Driver IC Creates Worldwide Buzz in Personal Handsets

October 10, 2007 12:51 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The launch of Melexis MLX90283 brings new capabilities in packaging and power efficiency to the vibrating alert feature on cell phones, PDAs or iPhones. This single-phase brushless vibration motor driver IC allows increased battery life while still delivering strong and clearly detected vibrations....

The Shrinking Mobile Network

October 10, 2007 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Compact and fully-integrated, a NIB helps companies quickly build an internal mobile network that allows real-world testing. By Gilad Peleg, LGC Wireless Successful mobile networking products depend on thorough testing in real-world environments. What works for one handset, application, or service platform may not work for another, so the testing environment should be flexible enough to support all possible scenarios....

Trying on RF Amplifiers Get the Right Fit

October 10, 2007 11:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amplifiers continue to occupy greater board area, consume more power and have higher costs. The task of selecting the right amplifier for a specific application is more critical than ever. By Amer Droubi and Ray Baker, Mimix Broadband, Inc. As wireless standards keep evolving, RF system designers are faced with continuous challenges to reduce cost and size and to improve the overall performance of their systems....

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