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High-frequency Boost Converter

July 17, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the FAN5336 high-frequency integrated boost converter, which allows designers to achieve an 87% system efficiency, low EMI and board space savings in a wide range of small LCD bias supply and white LED backlight designs. This 1.5 MHz switching boost converter features a wide output-voltage range (9 to 33 V) and integrates a switching NFET into an ultra-thin-profile, molded leadless package (UMLP) that meas...

Laser Navigation Sensor

July 17, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor Corp. introduces a laser navigation sensor as part of its OvationONS™ laser navigation sensor family. The CYONS1001G delivers unmatched speed and accuracy with low power consumption, using Cypress’s patent-pending OptiCheck™ technology. It targets applications including high-performance gaming, precision graphic design and high accuracy position detection....

Amplifier Designed for Multipurpose Use

July 17, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stealth Microwave introduces the SM0825-40, a GaAs FET amplifier designed for multipurpose use in military and commercial markets. The unit operates from 800 to 2500 MHz with a P1dB of 40 dBm across the band and an OIP of +50 dBm. Small signal gain is 39 dB with a flatness of ±.75 dB across the band....


Test Management Software

July 17, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announces NI TestStand 4.0, the latest version of the company’s test management software designed to help engineers develop and deploy automated validation and manufacturing test systems. The version of NI TestStand features a streamlined sequence editor that reduces development time and increases ease of use....

Active Frequency Multiplier

July 17, 2007 8:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces a GaAs MMIC x2 Active Frequency Multiplier which is suitable for point-to-point and point-to-multipoint radios, VSAT, telecom, test instrumentation, military, space and fiber optics applications from 8 to 21 GHz. The HMC561 is a broadband x2 Active Frequency Multiplier die, which utilizes GaAs PHEMT technology and accepts input drive levels from 0 to +6 dBm....

Broadcast Systems

July 17, 2007 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Einstein Wireless, a Wisconsin-based wireless carrier, has become the only wireless carrier in the nation to launch a cell broadcast system that will alert its subscribers about natural disasters, terrorist attacks, chemical explosions, wildfires and other life-threatening events. This first-of-its-kind implementation in the United States utilizes Einstein Wireless' GSM network, capable of transmitting emergency alerts across most of Wiscon...

Smart Paper Tickets

July 17, 2007 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Assa Abloy Identification Technologies launches a new line of smart paper tickets. The tickets are suitable for use in Public Transport networks, loyalty and leisure passes or as tickets at events. The tickets are based on NXP’s mifare® Ultralight technology and will be available in three different versions and with various antenna designs for different usage scenarios....

GPShopper – all on select Sprint Phones

July 17, 2007 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sprint customers can now search and find products at local retailers, see price and availability information, and get directions to the store — all on select Sprint phones. Sprint and GPShopper today announced the launch of Slifter, the first mobile local product search application that employs GPS technology to find products at neighboring retail locations....


Smart City

July 17, 2007 8:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

AirMagnet Inc. announces that Smart City, the nation’s largest provider of event technology, uses AirMagnet’s suite of products for wireless assurance at top tradeshows and conventions across the nation. Smart City relies on AirMagnet’s wireless LAN toolset to plan, manage, troubleshoot and secure the dynamic wireless environments of more than 5,000 tradeshows per year, including the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and venues such as the...

Enabling the Next Generation of WCDMA Capable Mobile Devices

July 17, 2007 7:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF transceiver reduces the overall cost of ownership by focusing on both the physical hardware costs and the engineering and production costs. By Duncan Pilgrim, Sequoia Communications Growth of the WCDMA Market The handset industry is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of approximately 9 percent between 2006 and 2010, which equates to an increase of more than 400 million devices....

The DTV Transition: Unlimited Equipment Opportunities

July 17, 2007 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

While the DTV transition will almost certainly provide plentiful opportunities for equipment designers, manufacturers and importers, keeping abreast of the FCC rules is imperative. by Frederick M. Joyce, Esq. and Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Esq., Venable LLP After many fits and starts, the United States is finally poised to replace its analog television technology with the technologically superior digital television ("DTV”") form...

Companies Collaborate in Developing a 3G Femto Cell Home Access Solution

July 17, 2007 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Thomson, a manufacturer of DSL Customer Premises Equipment (CPE), and Nokia Siemens Networks, a global enabler of communications services, announce their collaboration in developing a pioneering 3G femto cell home access solution. Femto cells are small cellular access points which provide enhanced coverage specifically in residential environments and enable operators to provide fixed-mobile convergence services and others such as IPTV....

White Mountain Labs to Offer Specialized Test Engineering Services

July 17, 2007 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

White Mountain Labs announces the addition of its new Automated Test Equipment (ATE) business segment, ClearTest ATE Services. Offering an experienced, test-engineering staff, along with expert development systems, ClearTest ATE Services will provide semiconductor manufacturers with complete test engineering solutions....

Award Recognizes Entrepreneurial Excellence in Electronics Category

July 17, 2007 6:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc., a manufacturer of critical components and systems for advanced electronics and wireless products, announces that Martin L. Rapp, CEO, received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of The Year® 2007 Award in the electronics category in the Central Midwest region. According to Ernst & Young, the award recognizes outstanding entrepreneurs who are building and leading dynamic, growing businesses....

2007 Partner of the Year Award Recipients

July 17, 2007 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Wireless Developer Network Names 2007 Partner of the Year Award Recipients. Honorees include Green Hills Software, Logic Product Development, San Juan Software, Trinity Convergence and Wind River Recognizing outstanding partners of the Wireless Developer Network, Freescale Semiconductor acknowledged five distinguished companies for their exceptional contributions to the program....


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