SDR provides a qualitative leap in frequency agility and protocol standard independence, and solves the problem of system incompatibility in a highly fragmented communication environment.|By Ron Hickling, Oleg Panfilov, Tony Turgeon, and Michael Yagi Cognitive radio systems in general, and TSR products in particular, soon may revolutionize telecommunications....
Every now and then (actually, more now than then in today’s high tech world) someone comes up with an idea, concept or device that is just what the doctor ordered. What I’m going to talk about in this column is one of those ideas/concepts/devices whose time has certainly come....
Aeroflex introduces a short-form catalog and CD. The CD has interactive links for quick and easy access to all of Aeroflex Test Solutions’ product data sheets. The range of products includes solutions for communications test, cellular parametric test, protocol and conformance test, military and avionics test, RF signal generators, PXI modules for RF test, microwave, spectrum and signal analyzers, synthetic test systems, phase noise test systems and more.
Mouser’s catalog features 1,484 pages of the latest products and technologies from its 300+ premier electronic component suppliers. Mouser Electronics publishes a new catalog every 90 days. This latest catalog contains 82 pages of new product information. The catalog contains more than 111,000 parts and is designed to work in concert with Mouser’s online catalog, which contains over 450,000 products, more than 275,000 data sheets and in excess of 1.
This catalog outlines Aeroflex/Weinschel's range of RF, wireless and microwave components and subsystems that operate over the DC to 50 GHz frequency range. Product lines include programmable step attenuators including PIN, FET, relay and edge-line technologies, resistive power splitters, dividers, mechanical phase shifters, high power products (up to 1000 W) and low passive IM fixed attenuators, coaxial terminations, continuously variable and manual step attenuators, planar blind-mate and planar crown connector systems and custom and RF simulation subsystems.
Hittite’s 10th edition Designer’s Guide catalog for 2005 details over 330 products. This publication includes 80 new RFIC and MMIC product data sheets, as well as quality/reliability, application and packaging/layout information in over 2300 pages. Design engineers will find that the guide is organized into SMT packaged, connectorized module and chip component sections.
Dow-Key Microwave’s 100-page catalog "Dow-Key Microwave, The Solutions Company" offers a panoramic view of the company’s products and contains a pull-out, four-color brochure on Dow-Key’s switch matrix solutions. The brochure offers descriptions of a new generation of standard coaxial switch matrices for broadband DC to 18 GHz solutions as well as custom matrices and multifunction assemblies.
RF Engineering for Wireless Networks is written by Daniel Dobkin, Ph. D of WJ Communications. Released by Elsevier, it is a comprehensive, single-volume reference to RF (radio frequency) engineering principles that covers all common wireless networks, including WiFi, WiMAX and Bluetooth. It covers the spectrum of wireless network issues, beginning with the basics of electromagnetic theory (including necessary mathematics), and moving through signal propagation and different modulation methods.
Elsevier announces a book by Robert Oshana, Engineering Manager for Texas Instruments, titled DSP Software Development Techniques for Embedded and Real-Time Systems . This introduction to DSP software development for embedded and real-time developers shows how to use digital signal processors efficiently in embedded and real-time systems.
Flomerics introduces a step-by-step guide that integrates thermal and EMC design to help designers identify and resolve system-level electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) issues. This online guide recognizes that most new electronic products fail first-time EMC testing because manufacturers don’t usually evaluate system-level EMC performance prior to the prototype phase.
This CD catalog contains over 2000 pages of Miteq's component product lines including amplifiers, IF signal processing and microwave control products, mixers and low noise receiver front ends, fiber optic products, frequency multipliers, frequency generation products, passive power components, integrated microwave assemblies and communication systems.
Pulse announces the Pulse 2005 Short-Form Catalog. The Pulse 2005 Short-Form Catalog features Pulse’s product offerings from the worldwide telecom, LAN, power, military/aerospace and consumer divisions. New for 2005 are sections on featured products, consumer products and RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) compliance.
VXI introduces their 2005 Product Catalog and Engineering Handbook, containing over 200 functional test and data acquisition products. Detailed engineering and application tutorials, encompassing applications such as functional test, signal switching, data acquisition and dynamic signal analysis make this catalog and engineering handbook a valuable reference.
Keithley releases an interactive, tutorial CD on reliability testing for semiconductor test engineers. "Understanding Measurements: Essential Reliability Testing Techniques" provides information related to stress measure testing of semiconductor devices, new measurement techniques and how to improve test throughput and maintain data integrity.
Elcoteq Network Corporation inaugurated a new plant in Bangalore, India April 11, 2005. At the same time, Elcoteq became the first global EMS company to manufacture telecommunications equipment in India. When fully operational, Elcoteq’s Bangalore facility will employ approximately 1,000 people and manufacture products for global customers operating in India as well as the Asia-Pacific region....