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A Receiver Comparison for GSM/GPRS Applications

October 27, 2004 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latest GSM transceivers offer significantly different performance and flexibility depending upon system requirements. By Gary Levy The current generation of wireless transceivers, for applications ranging from PANs to mobile handsets, incorporates two predominant receiver architectures that can offer significantly different benefits depending upon the system requirements....

Wireless Modems

October 26, 2004 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

CML Microcircuits launches its wireless data IC, the CMX990. A single-chip GMSK packet-data modem with RF transceiver, this half-duplex IC offers: a versatile baseband modem, IF and RF processing functions, programmable synthesizers, signal level-setting functions and comprehensive on-chip and peripheral control, monitoring and interfacing....

ZigBee Development Platform

October 26, 2004 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Chipcon announces a complete ZigBee development platform, including hardware, the ZigBee protocol stack as well as development tools. The CC2420 ZigBee Development Kit is suited as a prototyping, evaluation, and demonstration platform targeting various real life ZigBee applications. The CC2420 ZigBee Development Kit includes the Z-Stack from Figure 8 Wireless....

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RF Antenna Switch

October 26, 2004 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor announces the PE4263 SP6T RF antenna switch and the SP4T PE4261 RF antenna switch. The PE4263 switch provides a unique, high-performance solution to the quad-band GSM handset Antenna Switch Module (ASM) market by offering high power at 41 dBm P1dB; high linearity of 65 dBm IP3; and monolithic integration of key elements including a control logic decoder and driver....

RFID that Could Forever Change How We Shop

October 26, 2004 11:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

I have to give a lot of credit to the inventive and innovative minds in our industry. The stuff they come up with, and what they integrate it with never ceases to amaze me ... I love the 21st Century. In this column I've dissected a lot of technologies and applications over the years. I enjoy doing that....

DSP Verification Software

October 26, 2004 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

CoWare Inc. and AccelChip Inc. are teaming to provide an advanced design and verification flow for DSP designs that originate in MATLAB. The companies have integrated CoWare's DSP application design tool, SPW, with AccelChip's algorithmic synthesis tools to offer DSP design teams the ability to verify generated RTL levels in Verilog or VHDL within the SPW environment....

Software Design Platform

October 26, 2004 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

PrismTech announces OpenFusion e*ORB SDR, the first member of a new middleware product family specifically designed for wireless OEMs. OpenFusion e*ORB SDR provides the following benefits to Wireless OEMs: consumes very low amounts of system resources (e.g. memory) thus enabling the development of lower-powered, cooler-running devices with longer battery life....

Multichannel Data Acquisition Software

October 26, 2004 11:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acqiris offers a stand-alone multichannel acquisition software package, AcqirisMAQS. The package simplifies the monitoring and control of advanced data acquisition systems with multiple data channels, and can be used for the remote operation of multiple acquisition systems at various locations. AcqirisMAQS is flexible, and is suitable for applications that require a high number of channels, such as astrophysics and high-energy physics....

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Credence Reports Results for Third Quarter 2004

October 26, 2004 11:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Credence Systems Corporation reports that financial results for the third fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2004. These results contain the contribution from the acquisition of NPTest which closed on May 28, 2004. Net sales for the third quarter were $163.7 million, up 72 percent from prior quarter sales of $95....

LDMOS RF Power Transistor Exceeds 30% Efficiency

October 26, 2004 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

A major advance in Laterally Diffused MOS (LDMOS) technology that, for the first time, will allow Wideband-CDMA (W-CDMA) base station manufacturers to break through the 30% efficiency barrier for RF power amplifier output stages is announced by Royal Philips Electronics. The rollout of W-CDMA cellular infrastructures for the delivery of advanced multi-media and data services has created a high demand for efficient base station amplifiers th...

Software Development Toolset

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altium released a new version of its TASKING C166/ST10 software development toolset. Version 8.5 of the TASKING C166/ST10 toolset features numerous enhancements to the compiler and debugger and introduces a number of key improvements. Programming large applications is easier with support for 'the huge memory model' and additional memory allocation functions offering an optimal match of the application's program setup to the hardware organiz...

High Current Megohmmeters

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

QuadTech introduces two megohmmeters for insulation resistance measurements, the models 1868A and 1868D. Both units, containing similar features, are designed for high speed testing in automated system applications. Model 1868A provides a high output current to 80 mA for fast charging of capacitive components and devices....

Linearity Coils

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Prem Magnetics announces the addition of four printed circuit mount electronically adjustable linearity coils. Prem's product numbers SDL-3006 through SDL-3009 were developed for applications having yoke current requirements ranging from 14.0 Amps (SDL-3006 & SDL-3008) to 18.0 Amps (SDL-3007 & SDL-3009) peak to peak....

Latching Switch Relays

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

The latching switch relay (LSR) from Electroswitch can be used for latching or reclosing and can also serve as a programming relay for a local or remote SCADA-compatible switch. Designed for use in the electric power industry, it can open, close, and maintain up to 20 contacts (N/O and N/C). The unit's blade-and-terminal design allows for multiple decks and contacts, wo it can be configured for a variety of specific applications....

Microchip Capacitors

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata announces its CLB and CLG series of single layer microchip capacitors and its GMA series of multi-layer microchip capacitors. All three series are designed to minimize packaging and at the same time offer improved performance for microwave circuit applications. The CLB/CLG series features an optional pre-coated gold-tin electrode which realizes good die shear strength and makes it easy to mount....

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