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Wide-Bandwidth Video Switch Matrix/Drivers and Transmission Technology in Consumer Electronics

September 27, 2007 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new transmission scheme for digital video signals paired with current transfer logic (CTL™) will help meet the market requirement for multiple display needs. By Jeff Ju, Fairchild Semiconductor With the strong demand ramping in the automotive accessory market, traditional car DVDs with a single CVBS and mono audio signal output to a single display will be unable to meet the market requirement for multiple display needs (drivers ...

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Using Customizable Microcontrollers to Beef up Performance and Cut Power Drain

September 27, 2007 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPCF technology is being used in existing MCUs with SoC-level integration to create a customizable SoC platform, with the same low unit prices of cell-based ASICs. Tim Kubitschek and Jay Johnson, Atmel Corporation The year-long design cycle for a custom ASIC is often longer than the life of the end-product, which may be as short as six months....

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Selecting the Right VCO for Your Design

September 27, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Understanding the key parameters is a "must" before selecting a VCO for your design. By Sanaz Sarfaraz, Z-Communications, Inc. Senior Applications Engineer Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) are the heart of every signal source. They are used in fixed wireless designs, digital radios, cellular base stations, test and measurement equipment, WiMAX and several other applications....

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Finding Hidden Transmitters

September 26, 2007 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tracking down interferers can be challenging at best. Using some of the "tricks of the trade" helps uncover those hidden bugs. By Steve Thomas, Anritsu Company Some transmitters are not intended to be found. In the popular press they are called "bugs" and they can take on many forms....

High Throughput Automated Gold Bumper

September 26, 2007 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Palomar Technologies introduces its model 8000 gold ball bumper that incorporates advanced mechanical design, control architecture and graphical user interface to provide a high net throughput and flexibility. It features dual wafer stages, an improved operator interface and an LCD programming screen....

Square Potentiometer for Contaminated Environments

September 26, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BI Technologies Electronic Components Division announces its Model P260 12.7 mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations. --> BI Technologies Electronic Components Division announces its Model P260 12.7 mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations....

Hermetic Microelectronic Packages

September 26, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CPS Technologies offers hermetic microelectronic packages that are made from Kovar, aluminum and steel. Applications are in communication for military, electronics, satellite and aerospace markets. Once made only for select customers, these AlSiC (aluminum silicon carbide) components are now available to the market at large....

Bypass Low Noise Amplifiers

September 26, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces its models HMC605LP3(E) and HMC593LP3(E) bypass low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are suitable for applications in telematics, broadband, WiMAX, WiBro and fixed wireless bands from 2.3 to 3.8 GHz. They are compact GaAs pHEMT MMIC bypass LNAs which are rated from 2....

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High Power Circulators

September 26, 2007 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

UTE Microwave introduces the CT-1740-S series which covers up to 10% bandwidth in the 120 to 250 MHz frequency range. Rated at 2.5 Kw average power and 10 Kw peak. Typical specifications are 20 dB min. isolation, 0.25 dB loss and 1.25 max. VSWR. Operating temperature is 0 to 65°C. Applications include TV, scientific, industrial and communications....

TI Gets into the HDTV Act

September 26, 2007 11:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announces a $100 million campaign supporting DLP technology and DLP-based micro display HDTVs. The campaign would be anchored by three major sports sponsorships and kicks off the peak fall 2007 HDTV buying season. As part of the campaign, DLP Products will sponsor ABC and ESPN's Monday Night NFL and College football programming, as well as those stations featuring Nextel Cup NASCAR programming....

Semiconductor Manufacturers Collaborate on Sonet/SDH Compliant Solutions

September 26, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor and Silicon Laboratories announces they will cooperate in the marketing of ITU G.707 and GR-253-CORE compliant solutions for telecom applications that provide customers with flexibility, high performance and quicker time to market. LatticeSC™ and LatticeSCM™ FPGAs ("LatticeSC/M" FPGAs) provide field programmability and a built-in SONET PCS block to accelerate market entry....

2007 AeA High Technology Award Finalist Named

September 26, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sequoia Communications announces that it has been chosen as one of four finalists in the semiconductor, industrial and analytical instrumentation category in the 14th Annual AeA High Tech Awards. Finalists were selected based on criteria such as technological breakthroughs, superior products and services, and business and technological obstacles faced and conquered....

Agilent Technologies Awarded Multimillion-Dollar, Five-Year Contract with U.S. Navy

September 26, 2007 11:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that the U.S. Navy has selected the company's test equipment for the General Purpose Electronic Test Equipment program. The five-year contract, awarded by the Naval Inventory Control Point, is valued at approximately $3.3 million. The Agilent test solution includes the Agilent E4418B power meter and Agilent 8481A/8481D power sensors, a combined unit that provides accurate, true-RMS RF power measurements f...

New Hires Are in Line with Growth Plans and Market Successes

September 26, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

LitePoint Corporation adds three senior executives to bolster its growth plans as it prepares for a market poised to quadruple in size. Karsten Vandrup, most recently Senior Research Manager in Nokia Technology Platforms at Nokia, joins the company as vice-president of engineering. Scott Conrad, formerly Western US Basic Instruments Channel Manager at Agilent, is now LitePoint's senior vice-president of sales....

Submit a Winning Design and Receive a Cash Prize of $50,000 Plus Design Support

September 26, 2007 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Premier Farnell plc, launches a major international design competition called "Live Edge"— Electronic Design for the Global Environment. Newark, a Premier Farnell business, will support the competition throughout the Americas. Electronics engineers, students and academics around the world are invited to submit innovative designs that utilize electronic components and have a positive impact on the environment, for example by incr...

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