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Announces Certification Product Progress and Updates Technology Roadmap

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WiMAX Forum announced at 2008 GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that 28 Mobile WiMAX products in the 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz frequency bands have been submitted for WiMAX Forum certification since WiMAX Forum labs began accepting applications from vendors in late 2007. The organization further announced its official decision in support of significant market demand to expand the WiMAX Forum product development roadmap for Mobile Wi...

IEEE INFOCOM 2008 to Feature Advances in Computer Communications

February 13, 2008 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

IEEE INFOCOM 2008, the 27th Annual Conference on Computer Communications, will be held in Phoenix from April 13 to 18. Sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society, the six-day event will offer hundreds of technical papers, tutorials, panel discussions and workshops on wireless networks, Internet developments, and other computer communications topics....

Major Personal Robotics Components Will Represent a $12 Billion Market by 2015

February 13, 2008 5:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Over the next several years, growth in the personal robotics market will create significant revenue opportunities for key enabling components including processors, microcontrollers, sensors, and servos. By the year 2015, ABI Research forecasts that these major product categories will reach a collective $12 billion in worldwide revenue....


Banner Year for Mouser Electronics – 64 Suppliers Added in 2007

February 13, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics, Inc. recently announced it has significantly expanded its linecard by signing 64 suppliers in 2007. With an already extensive portfolio of products across the board, the added suppliers bolster the product choices for Mouser’s unique design customer base. The additional manufacturers represent all the major electronic product categories including semiconductors, embedded modules, optoelectronics, passives, interconnect...

Handheld Spectrum Analyzers Now Part of the NFL Scene

February 13, 2008 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has been awarded a contract in excess of $500,000 by the National Football League (NFL) to supply the league with 36 MS2721B Spectrum Master™ handheld spectrum analyzers. The MS2721B spectrum analyzers are being used by the NFL’s Game Day Frequency Coordinators (GDC) to research, troubleshoot, and analyze the RF spectrum at the league’s 32 stadiums before, during, and after games The MS2721B units delivered to the NFL ...

Agilent’s DC Power Analyzer Wins Four Industry Awards

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc.’s N6705A DC Power Analyzer has been awarded four prestigious industry awards: Test & Measurement World's 2008 Best in Test; Electronic Products' 2007 Product of the Year; Design News' 2007 Golden Mousetrap Award; and International Engineering Consortium's 2008 Design Vision Award Finalist....

Fox Electronics Acquires Jet City Electronics, Inc.

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics announces its acquisition of Jet City Electronics, Inc., a Seattle, Washington-based fabless semiconductor design firm. The acquisition positions Fox as not only one of the leading semiconductor companies in the high performance, analog intensive, mixed signal timing arena, but the one that can provide lower costs in both the commodity and niche precision businesses....

Mini-Circuits Receives Preferred Supplier Award Two Years in a Row

February 12, 2008 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The award was accepted by Steven Scheinkopf, Mini-Circuits Worldwide Technical Marketing Manager, who attended the Supplier Conference and Awards, held in Rochester, New York. Scheinkopf explained that the Brooklyn-based Mini-Circuits was the only component supplier of the three suppliers to receive the award this year, although Harris RF deals with about 350 suppliers....


Open Access at 700 MHZ: Opening Doors for Mobile Devices

January 23, 2008 6:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the 700 MHz auction rapidly approaching and established carriers rethinking their “restrictive carrier” policies, open access may allow wireless designers to provide a variety of consumer products. by By Frederick M. Joyce, Esq. and Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Esq., Venable LLP The 20-year history of U....

Key Parameters for Selecting RF Inductors

January 23, 2008 4:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Chris Hare, Coilcraft What factors do I need to consider? RF inductor selection involves seven key parameters: mounting (surface mount or through-hole), inductance value, current rating, DC resistance (DCR), self-resonant frequency (SRF), Q factor, and temperature rating. While small size is typically desired, the laws of physics limit how small an inductor can be for a given application....

MR16-Compatible Chipset Reduces Component Count up to 50%

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zetex Semiconductors has developed a dedicated chipset and reference design for MR16-compatible LED lamps. The chipset decreases PCB size and weight in lamp necks, lowers manufacturing costs, and reduces the component count of existing solutions by up to 50%. The Zetex MR16 chipset is highly integrated, handling all associated power rectification, LED current control and protection functions....

OEM Interface Integrates Easily into a Range of TFT LCD Monitor Applications

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

The DVS-1600 high-integration OEM interface controller from Digital View is designed to address a broad range of TFT LCD monitor applications, providing a range of inputs, features and LCD panel support to address market needs. The DVS-1600’s flexible port architecture provides physical inputs for DVI, VGA, S-Video and Composite Video, along with a wide range of video modes....

Flexible Multi-Mode Wireless Data Modem Targets M2M and SDR Markets

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits has launched the CMX7143, a highly integrated and adaptable multi-mode wireless data modem built on CML’s proprietary FirmASIC® component technology. The CMX7143 addresses the growing global market requirements for multi-mode wireless data connectivity, offering the unique ability to implement different wireless data schemes, with ease, when required....

PLL VCO Offers R&D Cost Savings

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics Corporation announces the release of its PCC-A1-3100 PLL family of VCOs covering a frequency range of between 500 MHz and 3.5 GHz. This product family will be particularly useful for base stations, point to point, point to multi-point transmissions, broadband wireless access, WiMax and RFID applications....

Switch-Mode Regulator Features Ultra-Wide Input Voltage Range from 4.25 to 75 V

January 22, 2008 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduces a high-voltage, monolithic two-switch forward DC/DC regulator for power supply designs in telecommunication, automotive and industrial applications. The LM5015 features an ultra-wide input voltage range from 4.25 to 75 V and maximum switching frequency to 750 kHz....


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