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Wireless Trends and Predictions for 2008

January 22, 2008 11:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief During the holiday break, I was able to finally get my inbox under control (well sort of) maybe organized is a more operative word. While perusing through the subject lines, I was particularly surprised by the number of emails I received listing the top technology predictions/trends for 2008....

Crest Factor Reduction for OFDM-based Wireless Systems

January 22, 2008 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

An FPGA-based implementation of the CFR algorithm reduces processing latency while maximizing throughput required to support multiple antennas. By Deepak Boppana and Lawrence Rigby, Altera Corporation Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is widely regarded as the key underlying air interface technology for wireless systems such as WiMAX, 3GPP long term evolution (LTE) and 3GPP2 ultra mobile broadband (UMB)....

DDS-based Test Instrument Creates Test Signals for the Real World

January 22, 2008 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

High speed, high sample rate Arbitrary Waveform Generators allow engineers to create precise and reproducible test signals. By Christopher J. Loberg, Tektronix For years, synchronous parallel buses have served as the media for data exchange between digital devices....


Single-Chip System Provides Remote Management for IPTV Applications

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

DS2 announces its integrated TR-069 system that is embedded in its DSS9101 powerline communications SoC (System-on-Chip), part of the AITANA chipset, eliminating the need for an external processor. TR-069 is a suite of standard protocols that manage end-user devices in DSL networks such as DSL routers, IPTV set-top-boxes or VoIP adapters....

Step-Down DC/DC Regulator Offers up to 96 Percent Efficiency

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces its expanded DC/DC converter portfolio with the model AS1341 hysteretic high efficiency 20V step-down regulator in a small 3ࡩ mm TDFN 8-pin package that is well suited for increasing battery life in applications like notebooks and handheld systems. This regulator delivers 600 mA at 5....

High-Brightness, Long-Life Subminiature Lamps

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

\par \par Avago Technologies introduces its ASMT-Bx20 series of high-brightness red, green, blue and amber subminiature light emitting diode (LED) lamps for use in a variety of industrial and consumer applications where space is limited. The lamps are available in un-tinted, non-diffused packages, and they have a slim 2....

Audio Driver

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chipidea, the Analog Business Group of MIPS Technologies, Inc. introduces the Class D Audio Driver intellectual property (IP) specifically designed for system-on-chip (SoC) devices manufactured in process nodes down to 65nm. Chipidea’s analog/mixed-signal Class D Audio Driver IP addresses the explosive growth of markets for portable consumer audio devices including MP3 players, smart phones with integrated audio capability, handheld GPS sys...

Addition to Directional Couplers

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available as 3 port models Use with multi-band antennas and leaky cable Coupling values of 6, 10, and 15 dB Microlab/FXR announces an addition to their already wide range of directional couplers. The directional coupler, CK-70N series, covers from 380 to 2,700 MHz to include the Tetra/PMR bands, cellular, PCS and UMTS bands, all in a single unit....


Voltage-feedback Amplifier

January 22, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the FHP3131 is a high-performance, voltage-feedback amplifier that consumes only 0.4mA of supply current while providing 70 MHz of bandwidth and 50 V/µs slew rate. The FHP3131 is designed to operate from 2.5 V to 12V (۰ V) supplies. The common mode voltage range extends below the negative rail and the output provides rail-to-rail performance....

Address Increasing Complex Chip Design

January 22, 2008 6:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. recently announced that fundamental new technologies have been integrated into the Cadence® Incisive® Enterprise verification family. These new additions enable engineering teams to address increasingly complex chip design for products such as multi-mode cell phones, gaming consoles and HD-DVD players....

CEC Functionality Added to Wireless HD Connectivity

January 22, 2008 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiospire Networks has successfully implemented the consumer electronics control (CEC) functionality into its AirHook ™ wireless HDMI technology. AirHook technology offers automatic control through the CEC. Governed by the HDMI LLC, the CEC channel allows AV products to communicate with one another over an HDMI system, enabling single-remote system control in two ways....

Uncompromised HD Wireless Audio Is Music to CE Manufacturers’ Ears

January 22, 2008 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

STS Inc.’s, fourth-generation chip (DARR81) for digital wireless audio platforms sets a new bar for high-definition multi-channel uncompressed wireless audio, bringing all of a user’s devices to life in the connected home or office. The STS DARR81 chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics (CE) devices, such as headphones, speakers, home theater systems, flat panel TVs, game consoles, iPod and portable media play...

Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Platform Benefit Consumers and Utilities

January 22, 2008 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ember, a provider of ZigBee networking systems, and Itron have teamed up to help electric utilities reduce peak load demand and home owners conserve energy by using ZigBee-enabled wireless technology. OpenWay CENTRON smart meters serve as a gateway for Home Area Networks (HANs) of wireless devices such as ZigBee thermostats, load control devices, in-home displays, and smart appliances....


Precision Current Sense Amplifier

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology announces the LT6105, a precision current sense amplifier with an input common mode range that extends from ל.3 V below V-, up to 44V above V-. The common mode range of the LT6105 is independent of the positive supply voltage, making it ideal for a wide range of applications....

Ultra Low Noise Amplifier

January 22, 2008 5:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of a GaAs MMIC HEMT ultra low noise amplifier module for use in telecommunication infrastructure, test equipment, VSAT, military and space applications from 5 to 9 GHz. The HMC-C048 is a miniature hermetic LNA module that provides 24 dB of gain, while contributing only 1....


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