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A Novel RFDAC Design

December 23, 2004 7:33 am | by Michael Hopkins | Product Releases | Comments

The RFDAC breaks the Nyquist frequency barrier with improved SFDR, IMD, and noise performance. In conventional RF synthesizer and modulator systems, DACs are used as baseband sources to convert digitally processed signals to analog signals, which are then filtered and applied to the inputs of analog mixers for RF upconversion....

Automated Test Solution

December 16, 2004 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces an automated test solution for functional, at-speed test that reduces the cost of testing high-speed, system-on-a-chip (SOC) devices to the lowest in the industry. Part of the Agilent 93000 SOC Series, this complete high-speed I/O solution enables functional testing of high-pin-count devices, such as next-generation PC chipsets up to speeds of 3....

Micro-Fabrication Techniques for Millimeter-Wave Devices

November 30, 2004 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today, as frequencies increase, so does the pressure to reduce form factors and footprints. This is the driving force behind MEMS, and the movement it starting to target mm-wave devices. By Rich Chen The growth of the wireless communication industry has strengthened interest in millimeter-wave circuits....

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Dual-Band Power Amp

November 23, 2004 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anadigics announces the AWL6950 dual-band 4 × 4 mm InGaP HBT power amplifier (PA). This PA supports the 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz bands, which allows wireless local area network (WLAN) equipment manufacturers to use a single PA for 802.11b, 802.11a, 802.11g, 802.11a/b, and 802.11a/b/g applications. The AWL6950 requires two external capacitors....

Diode Arrays

November 23, 2004 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Micro Devices announced the CM1218 and CM1219, low capacitance families of Zener diode arrays for electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection. The CM1219 features a low input capacitance of 4pF and protects ESD strikes up to ± 8 kV contact discharge, while the CM1218 with a low 7pF input capacitance provides ESD protection at ± 15 kV contact discharge....

PCI Module

November 23, 2004 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek introduces its latest in a series of PCI modules. The 7631A is a 16-channel multiband digital receiver that features two 14-bit A/Ds with a Virtex-II FPGA for direct wideband signal processing at sample rates as high as 105 MHz. Pentek's GateFlow tool suite allows implementation of user-defined signal processing functions in the gate array....

Clock Converters

November 23, 2004 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pericom Semiconductor launches a family of 3.3 V, 1:4 LVPECL clock buffers with speeds up to 800 MHz. The PI6C4853x ICs target the networking/telecommunications, storage, and industrial system markets. PI6C48533-01 (Differential to LVPECL), PI6C48535-01 (LVCMOS to LVPECL), PI6C48535-11 (Crystal to LVPECL) are suitable solutions for solving translation requirements as well as eliminating jitter concerns....

Subsystem Solutions

November 23, 2004 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks announces RF subsystems for next generation cellular infrastructure equipment and other wireless transceiver applications. These solutions leverage RF integrated circuit designs that maximize the performance of third and fourth generation (3G and 4G) base station transceivers. With the introduction of its DCR™ component, the SKY73010 -- a single chip direct quadrature modulator, Skyworks offers a direct conversion base transcei...

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All I Want for Christmas (or Hanukkah)...

November 23, 2004 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Well, here we are at the end of another, more or less lackluster year for the telecom industry. So much for the prognosticators who swore we'd be back in rare form by Q3, '04. At the risk of getting yelled at by my readers who don't think I should step outside of the bounds of wireless, I'm going to take a bit of editorial license and maybe a bit of tongue-in-cheek-edness as well....

Wi-Fi Testing Using a Cabled RF Environment

November 23, 2004 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

An elegant alternative to homegrown test environments for wireless systems. By Fanny Mlinarsky, Azimuth Systems As Wi-Fi technology matures, wireless LANs are moving from the relatively tolerant SOHO market to the demanding enterprise — a market where high network performance is needed to support mission-critical applications, a large number of network users, and a diversity of network elements....

Aeroflex / Inmet and Richardson Sign Agreement

November 23, 2004 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex / Inmet announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with Richardson Electronics. Under the terms of the agreement, Richardson will operate as exclusive worldwide distributor of a selected and extensive range of Aeroflex / Inmet products including fixed attenuators, terminations, DC blocks, Bias Tees, and adapters....

Direct Connect CMOS-based Antenna Switches

November 23, 2004 11:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor unveils two CMOS-based antenna switches that tie directly to the antenna. The PE4261 The first device is a Flip-Chip SP4T GSM Antenna Switch. The PE4261 RF antenna switch for dual-band GSM handset applications provides antenna switch module manufacturers a low height and small footprint solution by implementing flip-chip packaging....

CMOS Memory Technology

November 23, 2004 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kilopass Technology announced that its XPM technology is available for use in ASICs and SoCs using standard logic CMOS 90 nanometer silicon processes in addition to its current products utilizing 0.18, 0.15, and 0.13 micron processes. XPM, an embedded one-time-programmable (OTP) NVM technology, offers the combination of scalability to advanced silicon processes such as 90 nanometer, low standard logic CMOS fabrication cost, storage density ...

GSM Duplexers

November 23, 2004 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raditek adds to its range of duplexers and filters with this surface mount, GSM Band 880 - 960 MHz duplexer. With chance bandwidth of 25 MHz, in band insertion loss of 3....

Transmitter/Combiner

November 23, 2004 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renaissance Electronics introduces a new line of base station power combiners for the next generation of mobile communications systems. Field tested for true high performance, these combiners have shown excellent low operation temperature and stability for maximum reliability and energy efficiency....

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