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High-performance, Lightweight Cables

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics announces that it has extended the M/A-COM family of high-performance, lightweight cables to include five cable types covering a variety of outer diameter sizes and constructions. The M/A-COM FA20RXLW, FA29RXLW, FA46RXLW, FN49RXLW and FN52RLLW augment the successful FN34RXLW cable line and are suited for use in electronic defense, launch vehicles, commercial aviation, space/satellites and other general purpose military appl...

Single Channel and Diversity Down-converters

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions announces that several of its single channel and diversity down-converters, including the SKY73032 and the SKY73021, have reached volume production with the industry’s leading infrastructure OEMs. Skyworks’ highly integrated solutions, which are a part of its rapidly growing linear products portfolio, support GSM/EDGE, CDMA, WCDMA, WiMAX and long term evolution applications, offer a wide range of RF frequencies, and lever...

VCO Operates from 1600 to 3200 MHz

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek announces the CVCO55CW-1600-3200 VCO which operates from 1600 MHz to 3200 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 to 20 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of 㫵 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset and has desirable linearity. The Model CVCO55CW-1600-3200 is packaged in the industry standard 0....


High-speed Pulse Width Modulator

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the MCP1631 2.0 MHz, high-speed pulse width modulator. The highly integrated device contains a 1 Ampere (A) integrated MOSFET driver, high-speed comparator for over-voltage protection and both battery-current and voltage-sense amplifiers in one small package....

Addition to Analog Power-management Family

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the latest addition to its analog power-management product family—the MCP1602 switching regulator. The 2.0 MHz, 500 mA switcher has a power-good feature that indicates when true voltage regulation has been achieved, ensuring reliable system behavior. With both adjustable and fixed output voltages, as well as auto transition from pulse-width-modulation (PWM) to pulse-frequency-modulation (PFM) modes, the s...

Reflective Object Sensor

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

OPTEK Technology develops a cost-effective reflective object sensor with three different lead options. Designated the OPB609 Series, the sensor consists of an infrared LED and NPN silicon phototransistor mounted side-by-side on parallel axes. Typical applications for the reflective object sensor include assembly line and machine automation, machine safety, end-of-travel sensing and door sensing, as well as edge, paper jam and mark detection...

High-performance ADC Portfolio

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems introduces the AS1538 — an I²C interfaced ADC with power consumption in the µA range, expanding austriamicrosystems high-performance ADC portfolio. The AS1538 combines low-power operation, maximum possible conversion speed for I²C and fully-differential or single-ended analog input modes together with outstanding dynamic performance (THD 㫣dB) in a 16-pin TSSOP package....

Ultra-miniature Quartz Crystal

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

MMD Components introduces an ultra-miniature quartz crystal that has a wide frequency range of 16 to 60 MHz and can operate in temperatures as low as 㫀°C and as high as +85°C. Measuring 2 × 2.5 mm, with a maximum profile of just 0.55 mm — the smallest available in production quantities — MMD's X series crystals are hermetically sealed in a 4-pad ceramic package and delivered on tape and reel for easy pick and place...


Microwave Receiver

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tyco Electronics today announces the 2000th M/A-COM SIGINT (signal intelligence) SMR-5550i microwave receiver. The M/A-COM SMR-5550i has all the necessary features for reception of complex order, high data rate PCM/TDM and high capacity FM/FDM communications signals as well as telemetry to radar intercept applications....

Isolated Gate Driver Opto-couplers

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories introduces the first in a series of isolated gate driver opto-couplers from NEC. Employing a BiCMOS process, the PS9552 series of opto-couplers delivers up to 2.5A output current with high common mode transient immunity (CMR) and fast switching speeds. PS9552 Series opto-couplers feature a GaAlAs light-emitting diode on the input side of the chip and a photo diode, signal processing circuitry, and power trans...

Addition of Two Multi-chip Modules

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) announces the addition of two multi-chip modules to its growing family of NEC GaAs CATV hybrid amplifiers. Both feature bandwidths of 40 to 1000 MHz for high output capacity, and both are offered in RoHS-compliant industry-standard packages. With 22.5dB gain, the MC-7832-HA push-pull amplifier is designed to serve as an input stage for line amplifiers, nodes, splitters, trunk amplifiers and bridgers in ...

Expansion Line of Bus Products

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Catalyst Semiconductor, Inc. expands its line of bus products with the CAT9532, a 16-bit LED driver with dimmer and blinker control functions, which can also be used as a general purpose I/O expander. A drop-in replacement for the PCA9532, the CAT9532 can drive 16 LEDs directly in parallel and provides LED dimming in 256 brightness steps for backlighting and RGB color mixing....

Fast-switching Microwave Signal Generator

January 14, 2008 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MG37020A fast-switching microwave signal generator that utilizes an advanced VCO-based hardware architecture to achieve best-in-class frequency switching speed of 100 µsec per point. The fast switching speed, and a number of other high-performance specifications and design advantages make the MG37020A well suited for integration into automated test systems used in defense signal simulation and manufacturing AT...

Distributors: Keeping Pace in the Wireless Race

December 18, 2007 4:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

New applications and technological developments are continually pushing wireless implementation to new heights. To get an inside look at some of these developments, the editors of Product Design & Development, Medical Design Technology, Wireless Design & Development and Electronic Component News sat down with some of the market’s leading distributors to learn what these companies are seeing and hearing from their customers and suppliers in ...


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