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Technical Computing Software

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MathWorks has released the Communications Blockset 3, which provides engineers with enhanced features for designing and simulating the physical layer of communication systems and components, such as commercial or defense wireless and wireline systems using Model-based Design. The product also includes new channel visualization and bit error rate (BER) analysis features, which enable users to access the communications system simulation c...

Ultra Wideband Chip

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Focus Enhancements announces an 880 Mb/s wireless Ultra Wideband (UWB) chip. The initial tape-out of its analog/RF chip is the first of its two-part chipset solution. The analog chip will operate between 3.2 and 7.2 GHz and is expected to provide transmission rates up to 880 Mb/s at ranges up to 8 meters and 37 Mb/s at a range of 40 meters....

Digital Filter

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

AccelChip Inc. and Photron Technologies jointly announce the FPGA implementation of a patented digital filter designed for wireless data transmission rates of 100 b/s/Hz. The devices will be the core of a new technology known as Ultra Spectral Modulation (USM). Developed by Photron, USM™ technology provides wireless data transmission rates of 5 Mb/s through a narrow 50 kz channel....

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Algorithm Implementation Tool

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Catalytic announces Catalytic RMS (Rapid MATLAB® Simulator), software for streamlining the algorithm design of signal processing systems eventually implemented in register transfer level (RTL) code. Catalytic RMS is tailored for algorithms targeted to an RTL-based implementation. It works seamlessly with MATLAB to provide fast floating-point simulation for standard MATLAB code, accurate fixed-point modeling capabilities and fast fixed-po...

Fan-Out Switch Matrix

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dow-Key announces a CANBUS-based solid state switch matrix with RS-422 control interface that performs from 3.4 GHz to 4.2 GHz and is available in full fan-out configurations from 32 × 32 to 32 × 64. The matrix consists of two Input Modules (housed in 3U rack mountable chassis), four output modules (each housed in 6U rack mountable chassis), and one Controller Module (housed in a 3U rack mountable chassis)....

Dual Processor Blade

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified Technology has released the ATC5232 AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), Dual Processor Blade. The ATC5232 is based on the Intel® E7520 chipset and utilizes the Low Voltage Intel® Xeon™ Processor with 800 MHz System Bus in single or dual configurations at speeds up to 2.8 GHz. The board is compliant with the PICMG® 3....

Zigbee Network Processor

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ember introduces a network processor version of the same product family for OEMs that prefer to build ZigBee applications using popular third-party microcontrollers (MCUs). ZigBee is a wireless network standard that solves the unique needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensor network applications....

1U Switching Power Supply

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA announces a 500 W 1U switching power supply with 1500 VAC output isolation and SELV output for applications such as Power-over-Ethernet, telecommunications, servers and network redundant power sources. The PSM500-210, available with 48 or 12 V main outputs and 12 V standby output, operates from an input voltage range of 85 to 265 VAC with active power factor correction and is hotplug n+1 configurable for scaleable and redundant ...

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Single-chip CMOS-based RF Tuner

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Athena Semiconductors introduces an ultra low-power, dual-band, RF tuner chip, built using the CMOS process, to enable cost-effective mobile TV applications in cellular phones and other devices such as PDAs and automobile entertainment systems. The ATS7000 is fully compliant with the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) standard that enables the reception of multi-channel broadcast TV and audio channels on mobile consumer devices....

Design Kit for CMOS Process

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMIC announces an Advanced Design System (ADS) design kit for its 0.18µ CMOS process for microwave, RF, mixed-RF, analog and digital IC design. The kit contains sets of both passive and active elements, for simulation using ADS. It is designed for use with the latest version of Agilent Technologies' ADS EDA software....

Battery Management and Protection ICs

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor announces two battery-charging products for portable electronics: a single-cell USB/AC charger and a charge control and protection circuit for embedded Lithium-Ion and Lithium-polymer batteries. Appropriate for cellular phones, PDAs and handheld instrumentation, these tiny devices require few external components and support up to 1....

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PCB Plotters

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

LPKF Laser & Electronics introduces the ProtoMat®S100 circuit board plotter. This compact system delivers desirable PCB prototyping capabilities with improvements in precision and control, reducing board production time while increasing overall accuracy and ease-of-use. Combining its maximum milling speed of 150 mm per second with a system resolution of 0....

pHEMT Transistors

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces ten discrete Power pHEMT transistor devices for a variety of amplifier applications including aerospace, digital radio or wireless basestations. These devices, utilizing the company’s 0.35µ power pHEMT production process, offer impressive power, gain and efficiency performance and are suited for L- through Ku-band high power amplifiers....

ADC Family

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC2480 series of delta-sigma A/D converters, featuring a front-end design that is able to directly digitize a range of sensors. The LTC2480’s Easy Drive™ technology results in zero average differential input current, simplifying the design of front-end signal conditioning circuits and allowing the ADC to be driven directly from bridges, RTDs, thermocouples and other high impedance sensors....

Meeting the Wireless Multimedia Challenge

August 1, 2005 12:35 pm | by Tom Barrett | Product Releases | Comments

Glossary of Acronyms API — Application Program(ming) Interface ASIC — Application-Specific Integrated Circuit CPU — Central Processing Unit DSP — Digital Signal Processor FPGA — Field-Programmable Gate Array GUI — Graphic User Interface I/O — Input/Output MAC — Media Access Layer ...

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