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Modular Edge Lighting

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Modular edge lighting using patented MicroLens™ light extraction technology from Global Lighting Technologies (GLT) provides LED-based edge lighting technology for flat panel displays. This concept brings molded-in optics, higher brightness (more output/W), thinner construction and a scalable design to illumination of LCDs from < 1 inches to >50 inches diagonal, using high-brightness LEDs (HBLEDs) as the light source....

FET Plus Driver Multi-chip Modules

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces the FDMF8700, a model in a new suite of highly integrated "FET Plus Driver Multi-chip Modules for use in high-current synchronous buck applications supporting Intel’s DrMOS Vcore DC/DC converter standard. The FDMF8700 is a fully integrated power-stage solution offered in a space-saving 8 × 8mm micro-lead frame (MLP) package....

Global System for Mobile Communications

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Axiom Microdevices Inc. announces that its AX502 CMOS device successfully completed full type approval (FTA) testing. FTA is a mandatory verification process used to ensure compliance with the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) specification. During this lengthy testing process, the cellular handset and the AX502 PA were subjected to the tests required to declare that the AX502 CMOS PA, designed into a cellular handset, was 100% ...


Single-chip IC

May 17, 2007 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems announces that HHTech will provide its customers with a complete MP4/PMP production-ready solution based on austriamicrosystems’ AS3525. AS3525 is a 32-bit ARM9 core-based high-performance and ultra-integrated single-chip IC, suitable for all portable entertainment players in the OEM market....

Surface Mount Power Inductors

April 30, 2007 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics and BI Technologies Magnetic Components Division develops a family of surface mount power inductors in four low-profile package types. Designated the HM62 Series, the inductors exhibit high self-resonant frequencies up to Q value. All inductors in the HM62 Series family feature an operating temperature range of -40°C to +85°C....

Codec and Telecom Signaling Combo

April 30, 2007 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML introduces the CMX865A DTMF codec and telecom signaling combo, which gives designers increased flexibility when designing telemetry and telephone based information systems. The CMX865A offers desirable performance and low power requirements in a small footprint package, making it suitable for Wireless Local Terminals (FCT/FWT/WLL), Private Branch Exchanges (PBXs) and Alarm and Monitoring applications....

Intelligent Video Server

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mango DSP announces the launch of the Pegasus Embedded Solution, an intelligent video server (IVS) developed by Mango DSP and based on Texas Instruments' DaVinci™ technology. Mango's solution is comprised of the Pegasus video server and IVS software and is designed to deliver a comprehensive solution for the unique requirements of the Homeland Security market....

Automated Test Scripts

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems, Inc. introduces the FMC Performance Test Solution, which includes a comprehensive suite of automated test scripts that streamline the testing of fixed-mobile convergence (FMC) products by service providers, handset manufacturers and semiconductor vendors. The complete solution provides more than 20 unique and repeatable performance tests on converged Wi-Fi/Cellular handsets over a broad range of real-world environment dynam...


High-Performance IrDA Components

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces it has added three highly integrated, high-speed infrared components to its product line. A next-generation, large scale integration FIR (Fast Infrared)/VFIR (Very Fast Infrared) controller in a TFBGA package, the ASDL-7021 complements the company’s portfolio of infrared IrDA® transceivers and IrSimple protocol software to provide design engineers with a comprehensive solution for high-speed wireless connectivit...

8-bit MCU

April 18, 2007 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

3 mm package. --> Silicon Laboratories Inc. announces a highly integrated 8-bit MCU combining a 25 MIPS CPU, 10-bit 500 ks/s ADC and an internal ±2% oscillator in a 3 3x3 mm package. The C8051T60x product family adds to the company's portfolio of over 60 high-performance small form factor MCUs....

Hotel Web Access – Is it a Luxury or a Necessity?

April 18, 2007 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief I recently returned from the CTIA Wireless 2007® show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. The exhibit floor spanned more than 400,000 square feet and included more than 1,000 companies displaying their latest products and services designed for wireless professionals and consumers....

Phase Noise Testing on Phased Array Antenna Modules

April 17, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Moving into phased array antenna technology, test instruments must be capable of performing both phase and amplitude analysis. By Guillaume De Giovanni, Aeroflex Inc. Phased array antennas are made of multiple modules that can transmit and receive RF or Microwave signals. Those modules are arranged in groups forming a usual flat click to enlarge Figure 1....

Positive Voltage Regulator

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

Seiko's S-1206 series is a positive voltage regulator with ultra-low current consumption, low dropout voltage, high output voltage accuracy and 250 mA output current developed based on CMOS technology. I/O capacitors are as small as 0.1 µF. The S-1206 series operates at an ultra-low current consumption of 1....

Clock Speed Doubled for DDS ICs

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

Analog Devices Inc. announces that it has more than doubled the clock speed of direct digital synthesizer (DDS) integrated circuits (ICs) with on-chip 14-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs). The AD9910 and AD9957 achieve speeds of 1 G samples per second (GSPS), while lowering power consumption by more than 50%, ensuring the DDS ICs meet the requirements of a broad range of communications, instrumentation and defense applications....

Dynamic Random Access Memory Controller

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

Lattice Semiconductor Corporation announces the immediate availability of the 533 Mb/s Double Data Rate 2 (DDR2) Synchronous Dynamic Random Access Memory (SDRAM) controller Intellectual Property (IP) core supporting a low-cost Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) family. This DDR2 SDRAM IP core is optimized for the LatticeECP2 and LatticeECP2M FPGA families, as well as its high-end LatticeSC Extreme Performance FPGA family....


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