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MLCCs Double Capacitance Ratings

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s WK series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC) employ “reverse geometry” terminations and other design improvements to provide impressive performance relative to device size. The series maximum capacitance values are, respectively, 0.47 µF, 4.7 µF and 10 µF in the 0402, 0603 and 0805 case sizes....

Multi-Channel Modules

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LMT2 and LMR2 from Radiometrix Ltd. offer OEMs a multi-channel, power-conservative data link. This transmitter and receiver pair are appropriate for low-power applications where existing wideband modules lack the necessary range, or where low-cost multi-channel operation is required without causing any compromise to the system’s RF functionality....

RF Vector Signal Generator for EVM

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

PrecisionWave Corporation announces the release of the p1511A, a low-cost RF Vector Signal Generator. The p1511A generates digitally modulated and CW signals in the 800 to 1000 MHz and 1700 to 2200 MHz cellular bands for developers and testers of cellular technology-based products. The instrument’s I/Q generator produces high-accuracy signals for any digital modulation scheme used in these bands....

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Chipset for Mobile WiMAX Standard

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Beceem Communications introduces a baseband and RF chipset that supports all features of the Mobile WiMAX Wave 2 Profile. The BCS200 chipset includes advanced smart antenna technologies plus Beceem’s CMOS direct conversion radio. Features include greater than 25 Mb/s total throughput; more than 25% reduction in active power consumption and greater than 60% footprint reduction....

Transform Products into Trusted Devices

February 2, 2007 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cipher plc announces the availability of its miniHSM, an embedded hardware security module (HSM). Designed to provide OEMs with a simple, secure, drop-in solution for data encryption, digital signing and strong authentication. The device allows users to integrate pre-validated cryptographic security into a diverse range of product areas....

ACG and Wireless Dynamics Deploy NFC/RFID SD Cards

February 1, 2007 9:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

ACG Identification Technologies, a leading component and technology supplier in the smart card and RFID markets, signs a partner agreement with Wireless Dynamics Inc. (WDI), a leading provider of NFC and RFID SD (Secure Digital) products. NFC and RFID SD (Secure Digital) products. NFC (Near Field Communication) is a new wireless short-range technology, which enables mobile devices to be used for secure contactless payments, ticketing and ot...

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Overcoming the Logistical Challenges of Testing Mobile and Cellular Handsets

February 1, 2007 7:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adaptive Test Case technology accommodates the rapid and inevitable changes and modifications that will arise in networks and handsets. By David Haggerty, TestQuest Inc. Creating a robust platform upon which to deliver mobile and cellular services and applications presents a myriad of implementation challenges across the entire value chain....

Improving Power Amplifier Efficiency in CDMA and WiMAX Systems

January 31, 2007 11:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient design and implementation of crest factor reduction and PA linearization solutions. By Clinton Chan, TelASIC Custom Solutions & Deepak Boppana, Altera WiMAX is an acronym for Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access, a certification mark for products that pass conformity and interoperability tests for the IEEE 802....

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Power Management Solutions: Choosing the Right One Now Pays Dividends Later

January 31, 2007 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Paying attention to power management prolongs battery life and increases performance by minimizing ripple/noise in the system. By Bob Nguyen, National Semiconductor Wireless technology implies the freedom to physically move around while still remaining virtually connected. No longer attached to a wall outlet, electronic wireless handset click to enlarge Figure 1...

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Selectable-gain Amplifiers

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. has added a family of 900 kHz, selectable-gain amplifiers to its product line of programmable amplifiers. The MCP6G01, MCP6G02, MCP6G03 and MCP6G04 (MCP6G0x) feature a gain-select pin in place of a negative-input-pin, enabling digital gain control for better system accuracy and dynamic range.

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Single, High-speed Rail to Rail Amp

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FHP3130 (single), FHP3230 (dual) and FHP3430 (quad) are low-cost, high-performance, voltage feedback amplifiers that consume 2.5 mA of supply current per channel, while providing ±100 mA of output current. These amplifiers are designed to operate from 2.7 to 12V (±6) supplies.

Connectorized Drive Amplifier

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces the release of a connectorized wideband driver amplifier module, which is appropriate for EW, ECM, radar, space and test equipment applications from 2 to 35 GHz. The HMC-C038 is a GaAs MMIC Distributed Driver Amplifier packaged in a miniature, hermetic module with replaceable 2.

RRIO Op Amp

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation introduces a high-bandwidth, 1V, rail-to-rail input and output (RRIO) CMOS operational amplifier. The LMV951’s combination of bandwidth and low power make it suited for cell phones, handheld devices, portable medical equipment and low-power instrumentation. The LMV951 is believed to be the only a 1 V operational amplifier capable of delivering 2.

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Power Amplifier for WCDMA Applications

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

WJ Communications, Inc. announces the release of its AP622, a 4W power amplifier module for WCDMA infrastructure systems. The AP622 is appropriate for the pre-driver and driver stages in WCDMA base stations and power amplifier modules, and the output stage in repeaters. The device is a two-stage power amplifier module operating from 2110 to 2170 MHz and housed in a RoHS-compliant, 13 3 29 3 4.

LNA Targets ISM Band Applications

January 31, 2007 5:38 am | News | Comments

Designers of antenna modules for satellite radio receivers will be interested in NEC’s newest InGaP LNA MMIC. The UPG2310TK provides high gain (27 dB), low noise figure (1.8 dB) and high intercept point, all in a compact 1.5 3 1.3 3 0.55 mm package. The 3.0 V UPG2310TK is designed to replace two stages of discrete devices, which can lower the parts count, simplify the circuit design and save real estate.

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