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Sunlight-readable LCDs

November 21, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International Inc. introduces a line of 2.2-inch TFTs with QCIF+ (176 × 220) resolution. These sunlight-readable LCDs offer high brightness, contrast and color saturation with exceptional transflective properties for outdoor applications. PDI achieves these qualities by manufacturing the TFT cell using high aperture panel technology, high transmittance color filters, and high transmission polarizers....

802.11n Support Added to B/A/G Analysis System

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. announces that is has added 802.11n support to its Yellowjacket B/A/G analysis system. In addition to full 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum analysis, the system performs Wi-Fi packet analysis for b, a, g, h and now 802.11n packets as well. The 802.11n packet analysis includes antenna selection, spatial multiplexing, link adaption, RIFS usage, beamforming, reverse direction responder, calibration, CSI/steering an...

High Frequency VCO

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Corp. introduces its CVCO55CC-2580-2860 VCO that operates from 2,580 MHz to 2,860 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V~16 V. It features a typical phase noise of -110 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset with optimal linearity. The VCO is packaged in the industry standard 0.5 inchesࡦ.5 inches SMD package....


Shelf, Rack and Cabinet DC Power Systems

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. announces its Guardian series of DC power systems that are available in shelf, rack and cabinet configurations. Power densities exceeding 27W per cubic inch or 25 kW per one rack unit maximize the system space dedicated to revenue-generating equipment and/or batteries in fixed and mobile network applications....

Sealing Electrical Connectors: When is it Worth Moving Up to Ceramic?

November 21, 2007 5:42 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Ceramic-to-metal seals have a number of properties that allow for a more robust, durable hermetic seal and better electrical insulation than glass-to-metal seals. Morgan Advanced Ceramics (MAC) Range of Options When engineers design a seal for feedthroughs and other electrical connectors, four general classes of material are evaluated....

RS232 Bluetooth Adapter Makes Data Transfer Easy

November 21, 2007 5:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LM048, available from LM Technologies, is one of the world’s smallest RS232 Bluetooth adapters. The unit is appropriate for either cable replacement or wireless data transfer. The versatile internal firmware fulfills various industry requirements. A top switch will turn the unit from DTE to DCE....

How to Select the Appropriate EMI Filter for a Portable Application

November 20, 2007 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Determining the most appropriate filter for a given application. By Olivier Meilhon, ON Semiconductor The complexity of cell phones and other portable electronic equipment is continually increasing. As a result, handheld products have become far more susceptible to Figure 1....

MIMO RF Test Systems for Next-Generation RF Communication Devices

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Keithley Instruments, Inc. announces the release of a 4X4 MIMO (multiple-input, multiple-output) RF test system for R&D and production testing of next generation RF communications equipment and devices. Keithley's MIMO RF test system consists of its new Model 2920 Vector Signal Generator (VSG) and Model 2820 Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA), Model 2895 MIMO Synchronization Unit, and powerful MIMO Signal Analysis Software....


Configurable PXI Test Platform for Seamless Migration from R&D to Production Test

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announces a modular RF test platform for wireless applications up to 6 GHz. The scaleable platform has the flexibility to easily perform at any stage of wireless development from research to manufacturing, and can integrate seamlessly into any wireless market including cellular, wireless data, RFIC test and military/aerospace....

Multi-Standard Serial RapidIO Switch

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tundra Semiconductor Corporation introduces the Tsi620™, a multi-standard Serial RapidIO Switch that lowers 3G baseband costs by bridging RapidIO-based DSP clusters to low-cost embedded processors and FPGAs. Further cost savings are realized by taking advantage of the Tsi620’s unique RapidIO port for FPGA interconnect....

Secure NV SRAM Controller with Tamper Detection

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the DS3605 I2C-compatible, secure, nonvolatile (NV) SRAM controller with tamper detection. Designed for applications in which the security of encryption keys is critical, this NV SRAM controller allows users to specify their own external SRAM. When a tamper event occurs, the DS3605 quickly erases the encryption keys on this external SRAM....

MIMO Device Supports Wireless Multimedia Services

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor, Inc. announces a highly integrated RF front-end module for Wi-Fi®products designed to comply with the IEEE 802.11n specification. The SE2593A provides a complete 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz WLAN multiple input, multiple output (MIMO) RF solution including all of the circuitry required between the transceiver and the antennas....

Optical Transceiver Supports Standards for Cellular, WiFi and WiMAX Networks

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Specifically built to support industrial-level temperature ranges and open standards for the base transceiver station (BTS) market, Avago’s AFBR-57J5APZ is part of the industry’s first family of optical transceivers for use in next-generation, wireless infrastructure networking equipment. With high-speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at 3....

RF-to-Baseband WiMAX Transceivers Enable Thumb-sized WiMAX Terminals

November 20, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc.’s RF-to-digital baseband transceivers are designed to enable broadband connectivity in mobile communications terminals, such as cell phones, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and handheld multimedia devices, using WiMAX. The AD9354 and AD9355 components consume less power than other transceivers in their class and are available in a 20% smaller package, while adding an additional receiver path for multiple-input multi...

Is it the Necessary Evil?

November 20, 2007 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief If you are like me, you long for a world where every device has wireless capability built in and a future where people can have data over unlicensed bands everywhere. The question is — will this be possible without some type of regulation or “spectrum etiquette” — any combination of steps and protocols a device must follow before accessing spectrum....



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