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Voltage Divider

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing military and aerospace analog design engineers with a two-element resistor network in a 1206 chip package, TT Electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a military voltage divider that provides two matched resistors with absolute and ratio tolerances on a single chip. The D1206 series is composed of two TaNFilm® tantalum nitride resistors on ceramic substrate, packaged on a standard 1206 size chip....

Microwave Horn Antenna

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

AR Worldwide introduces a lightweight microwave horn antenna that is capable of supplying the high intensity fields necessary for RFI/EMI immunity or susceptibility testing. The model AT4010 is a wide band, high gain, high power antenna that is small and portable, yet tough enough for the extra demands of outdoor use....

Serializer/Deserializer Chipset

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX9217 and MAX9218, which serialize 27 lines into a single DC-balanced twisted pair or differential line for improved EMI and low-cost routing. The LVDS inputs and outputs meet the requirements of the ANSI TIA/EIA 644 LVDS standard. The MAX9217 serializer and MAX9218 deserializer are suitable for 480 × 800 resolution LCD displays, automotive navigation and entertainment systems, digital copiers, laser printers, net...

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LNA/Mixer

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEL announces an HJ-FET from NEC. The NE3503M04 is designed to serve a variety of C- to Ku-band applications, including use as an LNA, mixer and high gain amplifier for LNBs in direct broadcast satellite systems. The NE3503M04 features low noise and high associated gain and delivers the following typical performance specs (at 12 GHz, 2 V, 10 mA): noise figure of 0....

Bypass Switch

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dow-Key Microwave announces a 3 GHz bypass switch. DC characteristics of this switch (P/N 411FL-2308-2) include 24 to 32 VDC operation (28 VDC nominal operating current is 300 mA typical at 20° C). Equipped with a failsafe actuator, this device switches in 15 ms (maximum). The panel side of the switch is equipped with N-Type connectors....

Synthesis/Generator Interface

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx and AccelChip Inc. announce an interface between AccelChip® DSP Synthesis and Xilinx System Generator for DSP tools which enables development of high performance digital signal processing (DSP) and communications systems. This interface enables designs captured in The MathWorks’ MATLAB® language to be incorporated into System Generator designs for implementation and verification....

VSAT Antenna Products

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrew Corporation announces two small aperture terminal (VSAT) antenna designs. The 75-centimeter elliptical Ku-band receive-transmit antenna system has been designed with a narrow beamwidth for improved adjacent satellite discrimination using Andrew’s precision fiberglass composite manufacturing process....

Thin Film Chip Inductors

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay announces the release of two thin film chip inductors in compact 0402 and 0603 case sizes that provide high Q values up to 49 at specified frequencies from 100 MHz to 1700 MHz. The Vishay Dale IFCB-0402 and IFCB-0603 are designed to provide stable inductance during high-frequency operation in communications devices such as cell phones, pagers, GPS devices and wireless LANs, as well as for VCO, TCXO circuit and RF transceiver modules....

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Pre-Driver Power Amplifiers

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices® announces two GaAs HBT pre-driver power amplifiers (PAs) for cellular basestation applications. The half-watt RF3807 and two-watt RF3809 single-stage devices operate across CDMA, GSM, DCS, PCS and UMTS frequencies. Operating in the UMTS frequency band, the RF3807 driver amplifier provides +28....

Location Awareness by Implementing Time of Arrival

April 11, 2005 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Since the emergence of GPS systems, of the various techniques available to identify location, TOA has been of least interest. But its importance will be on the rise again with the development of miniature and low-power sensing and communications platforms, especially in tactical combat, homeland security, and crisis management scenarios....

An Innovative Approach to Faster RFIC Transmitter Design

April 6, 2005 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transmitter designs continue to evolve at a blazing pace, in both complexity and integration. In today's competitive wireless environment, accurate and efficient transmitter design isn't an option — it's a must. By Andy Howard Glossary of acronyms 802.11 — IEEE specifications for wireless LAN technology that apply to an over-the-air interface between a wireless client and a basestation or between two w...

Incremental Redundancy in EGPRS

April 5, 2005 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incremental redundancy is implemented in EGPRS systems to achieve maximum efficiency in over-the-air interface. By using incremental redundancy, error correction data is not sent over the air unless the data is received in error, thus making the air interface very efficient. By Paul Mercy Designers of wireless devices that incorporate incremental redundancy are faced with many issues from memory issues and debug of complex algorithms ...

Wireless Base Station Design Using Platform FPGAs

April 5, 2005 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

As predictions for infrastructure cost forecast a maturing of the industry, the demand will be for lower costs and increased functionality. Platform FPGAs are rising to the occasion, and offer new opportunities for the design industry. By Andy Miller and David Gamba Wireless infrastructure revenue continues to experience phenomenal growth....

Next Generation Digital Tools for Filter Designs

April 5, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Sam Shearman, Senior Product Manager, National Instruments click the image to enlarge Figure 1. The typical digital filter design process. The rapid growth of the wireless industry has led engineers to face seemingly contradictory design guidelines....

Architecture-driven Design for Complex Electronic Systems

April 5, 2005 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Architecture-driven design, using a virtual system prototype, allows the hardware and software portions of the design of next generation of mobile wireless to be developed concurrently, significantly reducing the overall design cycle and subsequently, costs.|By Graham Hellestrand Glossary of acronyms DSP — Digital Signal Processor EDA — Electronic Design Automation FPGA — Field-...

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