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Top Mobile Broadband Companies

July 31, 2007 8:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Beceem Communications announces that it has been named to the annual FierceBroadbandWireless "Fierce 15" list, designating it as one of the top mobile broadband companies of the year. FierceBroadbandWireless editors Lynnette Luna and Sue Marek evaluated hundreds of organizations, and found Beceem to be one of the "fiercest," proven by their market success and innovations in the industry....

Two Prestigious Industry Awards

July 31, 2007 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Asymtek receives two prestigious industry awards for its technology and service at the SEMICON West tradeshow held July 17-19, 2007 in San Francisco, CA: Advanced Packaging magazine honored Asymtek’s SC-400 PreciseCoat™ Jet for its technical innovation, and Semiconductor International magazine selected Asymtek’s DispenseJet® DJ-9000 Series as a winner of their Editors’ Choice Award for the Jet’s commercially proven excellence in semi...

SMA Flange Mount Connectors

July 18, 2007 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Connectors, division of RF Industries, offers a variety of SMA flange mount connectors for use in OEM applications. The connectors feature solder post and solder cup electrical termination. Male and female connector interfaces are available. All flanges are standard .500 inch (12.7mm) square with ....

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Mating Pin Headers

July 18, 2007 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max introduces a family of SPDIP mating pin headers to compliment its line of SPDIP sockets. SPDIP (Shrink Plastic) packaging reduces device lead spacing between pins down to .070” pitch (1.778 mm). This technology is utilized in memory, microcontrollers, video controllers and automotive design applications....

Touch Pad Controllers

July 18, 2007 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is meeting the demand for touch-sensitive control with the introduction of two sensitive touch pad controllers. Freescale’s MPR081 and MPR082 proximity capacitive touch sensor controllers are designed to detect touch by measuring capacitance. Touch sensors are becoming essential for any interface with buttons....

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Low Profile SMD Switches

July 18, 2007 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announces the availability of the D3SH series of ultra-small size, low profile SMD switches. Measuring 3.4D × 3.0W × 0.9H mm and weighing 0.02g, the switch is utilized in presence/absence applications to detect location with an on-off signal. A unique mechanism enables high contact reliability and precision operation....

Single-output MOSFET Drivers

July 18, 2007 11:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MCP1401 and MCP1402 (MCP140X) single-output MOSFET drivers. The inverting MCP1401 and non-inverting MCP1402 MOSFET drivers are rated for a peak output current of 0.5A, over a wide operating voltage range of 4.5 to 18 V. They have good latch-up immunity and are available in miniature, 2 mm × 3 mm DFN and 5-pin SOT-23 packages....

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...

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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....

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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