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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....

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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....

PRISMT Web Portal

October 10, 2007 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

KORE Telematics announces key features to its PRISMT Web portal a comprehensive management interface for M2M wireless network services. PRISM now features enhanced online billing and usage reports that enable customers to view and manage their monthly bills in an easy-to-use, Web-based user interface....

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Secure IP Telephony Solutions

October 10, 2007 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Enterasys Networks Inc., the Secure Networks Company —, announces a comprehensive approach to secure IP Telephony solutions from leading voice vendors. Enterprises worldwide want to ensure the same reliability, quality, manageability, mobility and security of the traditional PBX with new voice-over-IP (VoIP) and unified communications solutions....

Gamma XPress

October 10, 2007 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

SUSS MicroTec, leading manufacturer of precision equipment for the semiconductor and emerging markets, launches the Gamma XPress, an advanced coating cluster targeting wafer bumping as well as LED manufacturing applications. The Gamma XPress coating cluster is offered in different configurations designed for specific applications....

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Files2Phone1stWorks

October 10, 2007 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Files2Phone1stWorks, a real-time communications software company with solutions for secure multimedia conferencing, collaboration and content delivery, announces the launch of Files2Phones — a powerful application that instantly displays the contents of files on a remote PC to your iPhone — securely, using SSL technology to protect your data....

Virtual Voice for Hire

October 10, 2007 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

IVO Software, the manufacturer of IVONA launches Say.Expressivo.com. Internet users are now able to find out for free how the "virtual voice talent" reads, send voice messages to friends or publish on a blog. The service is very simple to use. You just enter any text in the appropriate window....

Sub-Harmonic Mixer

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation’s GaAs MMIC sub-harmonic SMT mixer is suited for microwave radios, VSAT, Test & Measurement, instrumentation and military applications from 14.5 to 19.5 GHz. The HMC258LC3B is a compact sub-harmonically pumped (x2) MMIC mixer with an integrated LO amplifier housed in a 3 × 3 mm leadless ceramic SMT package....

Design-in Over-current Protection with a Single Miniature Fuse

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Addressing the need for smaller embedded device protection of higher-current applications, Littelfuse announces the release of a new series of fast-acting ROHS and UL compliant, subminiature surface-mount fuses. Measuring 10.10 mm (0.397 inches) long and 3.12 mm (0.123 inches) width and height, the Nano2 456 Series ceramic fuses are available in 20 and 30 A with interrupting ratings of 100 A at 125 VAC and 300 A at 65 VAC respectively....

Miniature Bipolar NPN/PNP Transistors Available in the SOT23FF Package

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now available in the SOT23FF package, Zetex Semiconductors’ miniature bipolar NPN and PNP transistors are well suited for MOSFET gate driving in newer power supplies. The transistors provide lower saturation voltage, higher current gain hold-up, improved circuit efficiency and cooler operation....

EM Software Helps Shorten Design Process

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR®) introduces AXIEM™ electromagnetic (EM) design software, a design tool that delivers EM analysis as a true upfront design technology, helping to diagnose issues early, thereby significantly shortening the design process. The AXIEM technology is an open boundary, non-gridded, method-of-moments (MoM) solver that supports true thick metal in layered dielectric media....

CSSP Platforms Offer Performance Level that Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Requires

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic® Corporation announces a new UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) system block for use with its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. The high-performance core supports the full 3 Mbit/sec required for Bluetooth 2.1 and Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) operation....

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