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Dual Core VME Board Enables OEMs to Improve System Performance

April 3, 2008 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Emerson Network Power announces its highest performance VMEbus single-board computer (SBC), the MVME7100. Featuring a dual core PowerPC® processor and 2eSST high speed VMEbus interface, the board is designed to enable industrial, medical and defense/aerospace OEMs to add performance and features for competitive advantage while providing backwards compatibility to protect their investment in VMEbus technologies....

Single-Antenna Approach Improves Antenna Gain and Receiver Sensitivity

April 3, 2008 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

SkyCross introduces Isolated Mode Antenna Technology (iMAT), a unique single-antenna approach providing significant benefits for device designers and manufacturers, network operators, and end users. iMAT, a patented, counterintuitive solution, enables designers of handsets, PC cards, USB dongles, personal navigation and other wireless electronics to offer diversity or multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) communications, even in applicatio...

Does it Still Hold True?

April 3, 2008 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief The laws of supply and demand are something everyone in this industry, particularly chip makers, electronics manufacturers and suppliers are all too familiar with. In order to succeed in today’s high-tech business environment, semiconductor suppliers, for example, must look outside the realm of the chip market and make a determination on the direction of their products long before their OEM customers do...


Selecting a Suitable RFIC Amplifier

April 3, 2008 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

While the specifications provided in data sheets seem pretty straight forward, beware of some of the potential pitfalls along the way. By Alan Rixon and Philip Gadd, Avago Technologies There are many RFIC amplifiers available on the market, often categorized by the process they are made on, ranging from low cost silicon parts with wideband Figure 1....

Oscilloscope Breaks Samples Barrier

April 3, 2008 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. has broken the one-billion acquisition samples (1 Gpt) barrier for the first time in a high-performance oscilloscope. The new Agilent Infiniium 90000A Series not only offers one of the deepest acquisition memory depths, but it also offers a unique hardware/software integrated triggering system, designated InfiniiScan Plus....

Motor Control Kits Feature Floating-point DSC

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Modular Structure Double Event Manager Embedded CAN Interface Technosoft announces its MxK28335 DSC Motor Control Kits family that is based on the TMS320F28335 floating-point digital signal controller (DSC). From basic starter kits to sophisticated professional kits with complete source code application examples and function libraries, these kits offer a range of tools for the design of DSP-based motor control applications....

Portable Test System for Passive Intermodulation

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Battery-driven and self-calibrating Enclosure provides IP55 protection 80 dBc to 𤪋 dBc @850 MHz Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Company, introduces its PIM 20 ultra-portable Test System PIM 20 for passive intermodulation. This instrument is designed to provide a rugged, reliable and handy tool to RF field technicians....


Open-Frame DC/DC Converters Feature 4-to-1 Input Voltage Range

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Industry-Standard ¼ Brick Packaging Isolated and Non-Isolated RoHS Compliant The Bel Power division of Bel Fuse, Inc. announces its 0RQB-C0U series of open-frame isolated DC/DC converters for high-speed networking, telecommunications and computing applications. Housed in the industry standard ¼ brick (2....

Switching Regulators Reduce External Component Count

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Auto-Burst Mode Operation Bias-Assist AC Input-Independent OCP Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces its STR-W6250D series of off-line switching regulators that are targeted at the consumer and industrial markets. The series is composed of current-mode PWM ICs that incorporate both controller chips made by a high-voltage proprietary BCD process and avalanche-guaranteed MOSFETs....

Flexible Platforms for Smart Wireless Devices

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intuitive Graphical User Interface Multimedia Applications Processor High Integration and Functionality Navicron announces two adaptable platforms that are optimized for wireless consumer electronics and handheld products based on Linux or other mobile operating systems. A powerful multimedia application processor is combined with support for the latest wireless standards and multimedia features to give developers the base they need for u...

Full Measurement Solutions for 700 MHz Applications

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

t1>ba1>Support for All Major Cellular Standards ba1>Testers Cover the 700 MHz Band ba1>/t1>Mobile Radio Test Sets t2>Rohde amp> Schwarz announces that its full complement of mobile radio test sets and measurement platforms support all wireless standards that are likely to be used in the communication systems that result from the Federal Communications Commissions’ 700 MHz spectrum auction....

10 W Coupler Offers Nominal Coupling of 20.4 dB

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nominal Coupling of 20.4 dB Coupling Flatness of ± 0.6 dB from 860 to 970 MHz CW Power Levels to 10 W Mini Circuits unveils its bi-directional coupler model ZFBDC20-970HP that offers nominal coupling of 20.4 dB with coupling flatness of ± 0.6 dB from 860 to 970 MHz. The coupler handles CW power levels to 10 W with mainline insertion loss of typically 0....

Step-Down Regulator Breaks the Size Barrier

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Small TQFN Footprint Output Currents of up to 25 A 4.5 V to 25 V Input Voltage Range Maxim Integrated Products introduces its model MAX8655 switching, step-down regulator to incorporate the MOSFETs and to shrink regulator packaging into a small footprint in an 8࡮ࡦ.8 mm TQFN. The device provides output currents of up to 25 A....

Microwave Spectrum Analyzers Support Wireless Technologies

April 3, 2008 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lowers Cost of Test Options Cover RF Measurement and Modulation Test Routines for Six Wireless System Configurations Anritsu Company enhances its MS271xB family of economy microwave spectrum analyzers to provide specialized demodulation hardware and pre-written test routines for six popular wireless system configurations: fixed and mobile WiMAX, W-CDMA/HSDPA, cdmaOne, CDMA2000, EVDO and GSM/GPRS/EDGE....


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