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Internet Radio to the Mass Market with Sub $15 BOM

December 12, 2007 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR recently introduced to the market RadioPro, a WiFi Internet radio example design based on the company’s UniFi single-chip WiFi platform. RadioPro provides wireless streaming of Internet radio via WiFi, without the need for a PC and supports over 10,000 radio stations through a dedicated Internet radio portal....

SISO to MIMO: Moving Communications from Single-Input Single-Output to Multiple-Input Multiple-Output

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Mark Elo, Marketing Director of RF Products, Keithley Instruments Commercial radio technology has reached an inflection point, similar to the transition from analog to digital; now we’re moving from single carrier technologies, where we transmit one digital symbol at a time, to a new paradigm, where we’re potentially transmitting hundreds of symbols simultaneously....

Key Criteria for Evaluating Technologies for Effective Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) Updating of Mobile Phones

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Red Bend Software This paper provides a detailed discussion of the key considerations for evaluating Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) updating technologies. It describes the components and basic operations of FOTA update technology and explains the constraints imposed on the update process by the mobile phone environment....

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Principles of Updating Mobile Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA)

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Sharon Peleg, Founder and Chief Technology Officer Red Bend Software Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) technology enables device manufacturers and network operators to deliver updated firmware to mobile phones in consumers’ hands. Today’s mobile devices contain enormous amounts of software, mainly firmware, to support advanced features....

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Mark Elo, Marketing Director of RF Products, Keithley Instruments Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is a form of digital modulation used in a wide array of communications systems. This paper will explain what OFDM is, why it’s important, where it’s used, and what test instrumentation is required to maintain it....

Sunlight-readable LCDs

November 21, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International Inc. introduces a line of 2.2-inch TFTs with QCIF+ (176 × 220) resolution. These sunlight-readable LCDs offer high brightness, contrast and color saturation with exceptional transflective properties for outdoor applications. PDI achieves these qualities by manufacturing the TFT cell using high aperture panel technology, high transmittance color filters, and high transmission polarizers....

Shelf, Rack and Cabinet DC Power Systems

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces its Guardian series of DC power systems that are available in shelf, rack and cabinet configurations. Power densities exceeding 27W per cubic inch or 25 kW per one rack unit maximize the system space dedicated to revenue-generating equipment and/or batteries in fixed and mobile network applications....

High Frequency VCO

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corp. introduces its CVCO55CC-2580-2860 VCO that operates from 2,580 MHz to 2,860 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V~16 V. It features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset with optimal linearity. The VCO is packaged in the industry standard 0.5 inchesࡦ.5 inches SMD package....

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802.11n Support Added to B/A/G Analysis System

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. announces that is has added 802.11n support to its Yellowjacket B/A/G analysis system. In addition to full 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum analysis, the system performs Wi-Fi packet analysis for b, a, g, h and now 802.11n packets as well. The 802.11n packet analysis includes antenna selection, spatial multiplexing, link adaption, RIFS usage, beamforming, reverse direction responder, calibration, CSI/steering an...

Sealing Electrical Connectors: When is it Worth Moving Up to Ceramic?

November 21, 2007 5:42 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Ceramic-to-metal seals have a number of properties that allow for a more robust, durable hermetic seal and better electrical insulation than glass-to-metal seals. Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) Range of Options When engineers design a seal for feedthroughs and other electrical connectors, four general classes of material are evaluated....

RS232 Bluetooth Adapter Makes Data Transfer Easy

November 21, 2007 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LM048, available from LM Technologies, is one of the world’s smallest RS232 Bluetooth adapters. The unit is appropriate for either cable replacement or wireless data transfer. The versatile internal firmware fulfills various industry requirements. A top switch will turn the unit from DTE to DCE....

How to Select the Appropriate EMI Filter for a Portable Application

November 20, 2007 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Determining the most appropriate filter for a given application. By Olivier Meilhon, ON Semiconductor The complexity of cell phones and other portable electronic equipment is continually increasing. As a result, handheld products have become far more susceptible to Figure 1....

Multi-Standard Serial RapidIO Switch

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tundra Semiconductor Corporation introduces the Tsi620™, a multi-standard Serial RapidIO Switch that lowers 3G baseband costs by bridging RapidIO-based DSP clusters to low-cost embedded processors and FPGAs. Further cost savings are realized by taking advantage of the Tsi620’s unique RapidIO port for FPGA interconnect....

Configurable PXI Test Platform for Seamless Migration from R&D to Production Test

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announces a modular RF test platform for wireless applications up to 6 GHz. The scaleable platform has the flexibility to easily perform at any stage of wireless development from research to manufacturing, and can integrate seamlessly into any wireless market including cellular, wireless data, RFIC test and military/aerospace....

MIMO RF Test Systems for Next-Generation RF Communication Devices

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the release of a 4X4 MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) RF test system for R&D and production testing of next generation RF communications equipment and devices. Keithley's MIMO RF test system consists of its new Model 2920 Vector Signal Generator (VSG) and Model 2820 Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA), Model 2895 MIMO Synchronization Unit, and powerful MIMO Signal Analysis Software....

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