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CSSP Platforms Offer Performance Level that Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR Requires

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

QuickLogic® Corporation announces a new UART (universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter) system block for use with its Customer Specific Standard Product (CSSP) platforms. The high-performance core supports the full 3 Mbit/sec required for Bluetooth 2.1 and Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) operation....

SoC Functional Verification Kit Increases both Productivity and Predictability

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

To deliver innovative products on time, engineers need automated verification process management, IP reuse and the latest verification methodologies. The Cadence® SoC Functional Verification Kit provides high levels of automation with reusable advanced verification techniques. It interactively integrates with the company’s Incisive® Plan-to-Closure Methodology, reducing risk and delivering more efficient verification planning and exec...

UWB Antenna with Filter-Assist Functionality

October 10, 2007 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC’s WXA-N2SL is a surface-mounted polymeric antenna designed to transmit and receive high-speed wireless signals in the next-generation consumer electronic products market. The antennas are designed for optimum operation in the WiMedia Alliance™ BandGroup 1 (3....


Kit Makes Designing Medical Telemetry Systems a Snap!

October 10, 2007 8:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has made available a development kit that enables faster design and evaluation of wireless telemetry systems linking implanted medical devices with monitoring and programming equipment. The ZLE70101 Application Development Kit (ADK) demonstrates the high data rate, ultra low-power supported by the company’s ZL70101 transceiver....


Which One is Worth the Price?

October 10, 2007 7:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief If you are like me, you may not be fully aware of how great an impact the mobile phone accessory market has had on the wireless industry. For most consumers it is no longer enough to have the latest and greatest cell phone, but they want all the "bling" available to go along with it....

WiMAX Circulators

October 9, 2007 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renaissance Electronics Corporation announces three WiMAX circulator designs that are extended temperature devices with minimal insertion loss. These parts replace older style crimp components with screw top designs that well suited for mass production with consistent test results, particularly at the higher 3....

Video Encoders and Bit Rate Management in Wireless Surveillance Camera Applications

September 27, 2007 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The output of video encoders originally designed for high bandwidth wired connections can present challenges for a wireless network. By Joe Hanson, Stretch Inc. Advances in digital technology and cost reductions of digital video equipment are paving the way for the adoption of video in a host of applications from surveillance to video telephony....

Wide-Bandwidth Video Switch Matrix/Drivers and Transmission Technology in Consumer Electronics

September 27, 2007 6:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new transmission scheme for digital video signals paired with current transfer logic (CTL™) will help meet the market requirement for multiple display needs. By Jeff Ju, Fairchild Semiconductor With the strong demand ramping in the automotive accessory market, traditional car DVDs with a single CVBS and mono audio signal output to a single display will be unable to meet the market requirement for multiple display needs (drivers ...


Using Customizable Microcontrollers to Beef up Performance and Cut Power Drain

September 27, 2007 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

MPCF technology is being used in existing MCUs with SoC-level integration to create a customizable SoC platform, with the same low unit prices of cell-based ASICs. Tim Kubitschek and Jay Johnson, Atmel Corporation The year-long design cycle for a custom ASIC is often longer than the life of the end-product, which may be as short as six months....


Selecting the Right VCO for Your Design

September 27, 2007 5:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Understanding the key parameters is a "must" before selecting a VCO for your design. By Sanaz Sarfaraz, Z-Communications, Inc. Senior Applications Engineer Voltage-Controlled Oscillators (VCOs) are the heart of every signal source. They are used in fixed wireless designs, digital radios, cellular base stations, test and measurement equipment, WiMAX and several other applications....

Finding Hidden Transmitters

September 26, 2007 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tracking down interferers can be challenging at best. Using some of the "tricks of the trade" helps uncover those hidden bugs. By Steve Thomas, Anritsu Company Some transmitters are not intended to be found. In the popular press they are called "bugs" and they can take on many forms....

High Throughput Automated Gold Bumper

September 26, 2007 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Palomar Technologies introduces its model 8000 gold ball bumper that incorporates advanced mechanical design, control architecture and graphical user interface to provide a high net throughput and flexibility. It features dual wafer stages, an improved operator interface and an LCD programming screen....

Square Potentiometer for Contaminated Environments

September 26, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

BI Technologies Electronic Components Division announces its Model P260 12.7 mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations. --> BI Technologies Electronic Components Division announces its Model P260 12.7 mm rotary potentiometer with a life cycle of up to 1 million rotations....

Hermetic Microelectronic Packages

September 26, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CPS Technologies offers hermetic microelectronic packages that are made from Kovar, aluminum and steel. Applications are in communication for military, electronics, satellite and aerospace markets. Once made only for select customers, these AlSiC (aluminum silicon carbide) components are now available to the market at large....

Bypass Low Noise Amplifiers

September 26, 2007 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces its models HMC605LP3(E) and HMC593LP3(E) bypass low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are suitable for applications in telematics, broadband, WiMAX, WiBro and fixed wireless bands from 2.3 to 3.8 GHz. They are compact GaAs pHEMT MMIC bypass LNAs which are rated from 2....


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