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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....

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...


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....

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 ...

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...

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 ...

Key Parameters for Choosing Mixers

December 18, 2007 4:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mixer Products are the backbone of frequency conversion in communication and radar applications. As such, an understanding of relationship between mixer parameters, performance and cost is crucial to the designer of these applications. The following is a list of the six mixer parameters that most accurately depict the application requirements....

From the WDD Editorial Advisory Board: What it takes Today to Stay Ahead of the Curve

December 17, 2007 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

WD&D Editorial Advisory Board members comment on today’s challenges to meet consumer demands, the best techniques to remaining competitive and what really motivates the design engineer to remain creative....


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