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Second Time Around

June 5, 2006 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

It’s amazing how unpredictable life is at times. If someone had told me eight years ago that I would be sitting here writing the Up Front column again, I would have told them that they were nuts. Allow me to explain. To some of you my name or face may be familiar from my previous stint at the editorial helm of WD&D....

Zigbee-Enabled Cost-Effective and Power-Friendly Wireless Solutions

June 5, 2006 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

wireless technology and the underlying IEEE 802.15.4 standard provide a good fit for power constrained wireless applications with demanding cost, performance and reliability requirements. Zigbee has obtained broad industry support due to its technical merits and commercial potential...--> The Zigbee wireless technology and the underlying IEEE 802....

802.11 b/g Power Amplifier

June 5, 2006 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies introduces an E-pHEMT (enhancement-mode pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor) power amplifier designed for IEEE 802.11b/g mobile wireless local area networks (WLANs). The MGA-412P8 features high linear output power at a low operating current with a shutdown function to conserve battery power, and is supplied in a 2 mm × 2 mm LPCC (leadless plastic chip carrier) package....


Antenna for Handheld Wireless Devices

June 5, 2006 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Centurion Wireless Technologies (a unit of Laird Technologies) announces its NanoAnt™ miniature antenna technology that offers system designers a very small-sized antenna with good performance, and implementation flexibility for a variety of wireless applications. The NanoAnt antenna technology can operate from 1....

Power Management Chip

June 5, 2006 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is meeting the increasing demands to power new features in today's smart mobile devices with this highly integrated power management and user interface (PMUI) chip. With this single-chip device, designers can optimize system power and drive a variety of powerful audio and multimedia features in products such as 3G phones, mobile gaming units and portable media players....


Metric Bushing Style EMI Filter

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tusonix, Inc. introduces its miniaturized 4209-013 metric bushing style EMI filter with high test and working voltage and M6 X 0.5-6g thread. This bushing suppresses unwanted EMI in applications where small size and high test and working voltage (400) are needed. Tusonix 4209-013 bushing EMI filters are appropriate for a variety of microwave and RF applications....

Crystal Filters

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UM-series custom crystal filters from Network Sciences offers bandpass and band reject filters packaged in surface-mount and leaded hermetic enclosures. The UM-series is available in all filter design approximations with several package options. The filters are available from 40 to 200 MHz with fractional pass band bandwidths from ....

Circuit Simulation Software

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ansoft announces Nexxim® v3 and Ansoft Designer® v3 for the Red Hat Enterprise Linux® v.3 and Sun Solaris® 8 and 9 operating systems. Nexxim is the company's circuit simulation software for high-performance IC design and signal-integrity analysis. Ansoft Designer provides an integrated schematic and design management front-end for complex analog, RF and mixed-signal applications....


PCB Connector Series

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products® (APP) introduces the High Current Connector and Contact series. An appropriate solution for applications that require high current connections to a PCB, the series may be configured in one or two row configurations, in both vertical and straight-mounted terminations. When utilized with the APP Powerpole 15/45 connector housings, the devices provide a reliable wire to PCB connection....


June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC’s UPG2311T5F LNA IC combines two stages of very high gain with a low noise figure and provisions for a band pass filter between stages. Housed in a 3 × 3 × 0.75 mm QFN 12 package, the UPG2311T5F replaces two stages of discrete devices, which helps to simplify the design, reduce the parts count and lower the cost of assembly....

Service Monitor

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex introduces the 2944B analog radio test set. The 2944B is an entry-level test set with added functionality and features that enhance its capability to carry out professional, cost-effective analog radio testing and maintenance. It comes equipped with the tools and capabilities to efficiently perform installation test or fault diagnosis tasks....

Thick Film Non-Inductive Resistors

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ohmite Manufacturing Company announces the introduction of TFS series resistors, which have been specifically designed and developed in order to absorb more energy compared to standard film resistors. Appropriate for medical surge protection applications, these thick film resistors offer non-inductive performance in an axial package....

Quarter-Brick Converters

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. introduces its QMS series of -brick DC/DC converters. Three new single-output models provide 3.3 VDC at 25 A, 5 VDC at 14 A, and 12 VDC at 6.75 A. The 18 to 60 VDC input range facilitates operation from 24 V and 48 V, eliminating the need for multiple host-system circuit-pack designs and reducing the number of brick part numbers in inventory, in applications such as wireless base stations....

E-pHEMT Balanced Amplifiers

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies introduces a pair of very low-noise, high-linearity, high-gain balanced amplifier modules that operate in the 1.8 to 2.2 GHz frequency range. The modules are housed in a package measuring 5.0 × 6.0 × 1.1 mm to simplify system design and minimize the number of external components....

Signal Generators up to 6.6 GHz

June 5, 2006 11:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announces seven signal generators for applications from DC to microwave. The RF and microwave signal generators extend PXI to 6.6 GHz for continuous-wave (CW) sourcing, common tunable local oscillator (LO) and stimulus-response applications. All seven generators use direct digital synthesis (DDS) for high-resolution frequency hopping or phase-continuous sweeping for characterization applications....


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