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MOSFET Solution

January 31, 2005 10:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces a complementary MOSFET solution capable of delivering greater than 1 A continuous current in miniature spot power and point of load (POL) DC/DC switching converter designs. The FDC6020C integrates two MOSFETs into one SuperSOT™-6 FLMP (Flip-chip in a Leaded Molded Package)....

Forecasting ... a Tricky Business

January 31, 2005 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Last month my headline was " '05, The Year Wireless Goes Mainstream." I, more or less, said I was going out on a limb and viewing this as a prediction. Well, we'll see if I'm right or wrong. In this month's column, I was thinking about making another risky prediction (stay tuned, it's coming next month), but during the process I got to thinking (to my publisher's chagrin) because I'd recently been asked to discuss MY opinions ab...

Asymmetric Multiprocessing

January 31, 2005 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quadros announces its distributed, asymmetric multiprocessing RTXC/mp RTOS for the TI OMAP5912 dual-core processor. The RTXC/mp RTOS presents the two cores that comprise the OMAP5912 as a single logical processor that lets the developer distribute the application's code and kernel objects to the processor most suited to the needs of the application or for greatest efficiency....

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IF Interface Module

January 31, 2005 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Signal Processing announces the TM1-3902 digital Intermediate Frequency (IF) interface module and reference design kit for its SDR-3000 software defined radio platform. The module supports a sustained 1280 MB/s full-duplex interface suitable for digitized signals having bandwidths in excess of 500 MHz being sampled at rates in excess of 1 GHz....

ZigBee Solution for Wireless Apps

January 31, 2005 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Low-power, low-cost, and robust ZigBee hardware is beginning to show up in the marketplace. By Atmel Glossary of Acronyms BPSK - Binary Phase Shift Keying CSMA - Carrier Sense Multiple Access with Collision Avoidance DSSS - Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum ES - Advance Encryption Standard FFD - Full-Function Device GTS - Guaranteed Time...

ZigBee Alliance Finalizes Specification

January 31, 2005 10:29 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The ZigBee™ Alliance has ratified the first ZigBee specification, making the development and deployment of power efficient, cost effective, low data rate monitoring, control, and sensing networks a reality. This on-time delivery of the specification is the culmination of two years of worldwide development and interoperability testing by the more than 100 member companies of the ZigBee Alliance....

BFi OPTiLAS and XMA Sign Distribution Agreement

January 31, 2005 10:29 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

XMA Corporation and BFi OPTiLAS announce the signing of a distribution agreement. Under terms of the agreement, BFi OPTiLAS will distribute XMA’s full line of standard RF & microwave components including terminations, attenuators, and other passive products in the European markets. Connor-Winfield Purchases AG Communication’s Manufacturing Facility and Assets The Connor-Winfield Corporation announces that it is purchasing from AG Commu...

Broadband Wireless Transmission SoC

January 31, 2005 10:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provigent announces the PVG310, a single-chip modem that uses cross-polarization interface cancellation (XPIC) technology to double wireless channel capacity. XPIC technology supports the co-channel dual-polarization (CCDP) operation, which allows the simultaneous transmission of two separate data streams on two polarizations of a single channel....

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PCB Software

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Version 2 of Flomerics’ FLO/PCB software — developed to enable electronic and thermal engineers to collaborate on printed circuit board (PCB) design — provides a 3D viewer and a conduction-cooled operating environment and automatically calculates maximum power dissipation for a given operating temperature....

Real-Time Spectrum Analyzer

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix announces the RSA3408A, a DC to 8 GHz real-time spectrum analyzer providing 36 MHz wide real-time triggering and capture capabilities, and enhanced resolution yielding a 2000-fold improvement in the analysis of power and frequency changes over time With the RSA3408A, customers can trigger on RF anomalies, capture a record of spans up to 36 MHz over a long period of time, and analyze time-correlated multi-domain views of their sign...

Wireless Development Platform

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

OnEarth Solutions offers a IEEE 802.15.4-compliant development platform, the OES-ZUSB-1000, which enables customers to design, develop, and ultimately test scalable wireless networks (e.g., peer-to-peer, star, cluster-tree, and mesh) conducive for low data rate transmission, within the rubric of low-power consumption (e....

Frequency Mixers

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits introduces MCA1, a series of broadband LTCC frequency mixers. With level 7, 10, and 13 (LO) models available for 300 MHz to 6 GHz designs, these double balanced mixers have insertion loss down to 6 dB (typical), isolation up to 40 dB (typical), and are built with all circuitry hermetically embedded inside the ceramic to realize good temperature stability, repeatability, and 0....

Sensor Development Kit

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announces its WirelessUSB™ sensor development kit (CY3635) aimed at low data rate, cost-sensitive, wireless multipoint-to-point networks. The WirelessUSB sensor network development kit enables engineers to create medium-range (50 m or less) star-topology networks for industrial, medical, and home-automation systems....

Chip Fuses

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson announces two chip fuses developed by AEM, Inc., the SolidMatrix® slow-blow chip fuses and the SolidMatrix® fast-acting surface mount monolithic chip fuses. The SolidMatrix slow-blow chip fuses are designed for withstanding high in-rush currents, and are suitable for applications in LCD panels, inverters, cellular phone handsets, and power supplies for computers....

Reference Methodology

January 31, 2005 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent and Synopsys Inc. announce a scan diagnostics reference methodology. The solution speeds fault localization and failure analysis for semiconductor design and test engineers. The methodology is enabled by the Agilent 93000 SmarTest Program Generator (PG) 2.2 and the Synopsys TetraMAXâ automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) solution, in conjunction with the Agilent 93000 SOC Series test platform....

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