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Three Wide-band VCO Modules with Low Phase Noise

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces three wideband voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) modules which are suitable for test and measurement, military, microwave radio, space, industrial and laboratory applications from 4 to 12.5 GHz. The HMC-C028, HMC-C029 and HMC-C030 modules offer output frequency coverage from 4 to 8 GHz, 5 to 10 GHz, and 8 to 12....

Transmit Receive Module Pair

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corporation announces the release of a transmit-receive module pair that operates over the E-band frequency spectrum from 71.0 to 86.0 GHz. These modules enable broadband point-to-point radios to carry voice and data traffic at multi-gigabit per second rates. The typical performance of Endwave's transmit module includes a conversion gain of 15 dB and an output power of 16 dBm, with an integrated power detector on the Tx output....

Firmware Development Kit

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acqiris offers a complete firmware development kit (FDK) that simplifies application development on the embedded FPGA of the company's SC240/210 streamer analyzers and AC240/210 signal analyzers. The FPGA design kit expands the capabilities of Acqiris streamer analyzers and signal analyzer cards, which are targeted for real time signal acquisition and processing applications such as radar, electronic warfare, lidar, industrial process contr...

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Socket Adapter Systems

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

BGA Socket Adapter Systems from Advanced Interconnections Corp. solve reflow temperature mismatch issues when using lead-free devices on existing boards with standard solder profiles. When device packages are transitioned to lead-free, OEMs with RoHS Exempt products must change board soldering profiles and re-qualify existing components just to accommodate the higher processing temperatures required for proper lead-free device attach....

Blue Cell Technology

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits introduces the Blue Cell technology, which allows the use of its 90° splitters to enhance the performance of a family of medium power amplifiers. Balanced amplifier configurations offer several performance advantages when compared to single-ended designs. The foremost advantage is the improvement of both input and output return loss due to reflections canceling in the hybrid couplers....

RoHS Compliant Oscillator

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces its lead free, RoHS compliant oscillator (CLV6115A-LF) in Extended C-band (5940 to 6308 MHz) featuring low phase noise performance of 㫭 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset. The unique design offers good harmonic suppression of -20 dBc with a typical tuning sensitivity of 105 MHz/V....

Supervisors Offer Trip Point Selection

April 17, 2007 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduces two supervisors, the ISL88016 and ISL88017, which offer pin-selectable voltage trip points along with power-on reset (POR) control, supply voltage supervision and manual reset assertion in a six-pin TSOT package. Both supervisors are designed for low power consumption as well as high threshold accuracy and are suitable for portable and battery-powered applications....

gpsOne Enhancement Improves Positioning Speed and Sensitivity

April 16, 2007 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

QualComm Inc. introduces gpsOneXTRA Assistance™ technology, an enhancement to its integrated gpsOne® solution to improve Standalone-GPS performance. gpsOneXTRA Assistance technology delivers more accurate positioning with greater sensitivity than otherwise possible with standalone GPS receivers, especially in difficult areas such as indoors and in dense urban canyons....

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Content Backup Product Launch

April 16, 2007 12:53 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Asurion Corporation announces that Rogers Wireless, Canada’s largest wireless voice and data communications services provider, will begin offering Asurion’s data backup solution to its customers. Asurion’s recently acquired CellBackup program is a mobile backup solution that automatically protects contacts, ringtones, pictures, wallpapers and more....

GotZapp

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

GotZapp is bringing genuine self-expression, robust social networking and a rich multimedia experience to the mobile handset. www.gotzapp.com is a new social networking service that lets users send and receive Zapps through their mobile phones. Zapps are Java-based "mobile Web sites" that include photo galleries, blogs, stories, music and media clips that can be viewed on most color wireless devices with Internet access....

Blue Vector Brings RFID to Wireless Wide Area Networks

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Blue Vector Systems announces the availability of its Mobile Edge Manager appliance. Incorporating wireless cellular data and WiFi network access, the Mobile Edge Manager adds data integration, local business logic processing and over-the-air reconfiguration to any RFID reader. The Mobile Edge Manager is an intelligent appliance which can be configured, monitored, and maintained remotely via the web....

Consumer Experience Management Suite

April 16, 2007 12:52 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile Complete announces that it has given the industry a means to redefine the mobile consumer experience with the recent launch of its Consumer Experience Management Suite (CEMS) at CTIA Wireless. CEMS is an extendible Web-based platform designed to improve the end-to-end mobile consumer lifecycle from the pre-purchase stage all the way through the post-purchase stage....

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Software Defined Radios Require a Thorough Trouble-shooting Strategy

April 16, 2007 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The added complexity of SDR design introduces a host of new problems not present in traditional wireless design. By Darren McCarthy, Tektronix, Inc. More than ever, radio frequency (RF) technologies are being developed for adaptation — adaptation to a crowded RF spectrum, adaptation to varying network conditions and adaptation to changing device usage....

NFC Tags Must Offer the Right Balance of Cost and Performance

April 16, 2007 11:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

With four NFC Forum-mandated tag types to choose from, designers need to consider the properties of each before committing to one type over another. Ian Keen, Innovision Research and Technology Plc. According to a recently-launched white paper — “Near Field Communication in the Real World — using the right NFC tag type for the right NFC application” — from Innovision Research & Technology Plc, NFC is ready for adoption ac...

Designing Wireless Products for the Home Healthcare Market

April 16, 2007 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Paul Williamson, Cambridge Consultants Wireless healthcare applications present some fascinating challenges for wireless design engineers and integrators. The adoption of wireless technology in healthcare is NFC technology could be used to improve the management of diabetes....

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