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Introducing a New Approach to Wireless IC Design

May 25, 2007 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

As more standards and technologies are packed into chips, traditional design flows are unable to meet the challenges of complex IC architectures. By Kishore Karnane, Paul Colestock, and Juergen Hartung, Cadence Design Systems, Inc. Not long ago designers building wireless systems spent much of their time and effort integrating RF, analog and digital components on a system board....

Scalable Series of Processors

May 22, 2007 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc.’s Blackfin® now includes the ADSP-BF52x family, a scalable series of processors optimized for performance-demanding portable applications. As low as 0.16 m W/MHz core power at 250 MHz, these processors offer system designers a choice with a high-performance/low-power series (ADSP-BF527/BF525/BF522) operating at 600 MHz, and an ultra-low-power series running at up to 400 MHz....

Power Amplifier for Portable and Embedded WiFi Systems

May 22, 2007 8:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor announces the SE2582L, a power amplifier based on an integrated architecture that boosts power efficiency, reduces system-level cost and optimizes performance of WiFi systems. The power amplifier is appropriate for access points, laptops, PC cards and embedded WiFi applications....

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Low Phase Noise Oscillators for WLAN and WiMAX Applications

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces the CLV series oscillators, including the CLV 2300A-LF (2160-2460 MHz), CLV2593A-LF (2496-2690 MHz) and CLV2770A-LF (2620-2930 MHz). These devices offer a phase noise of 𤩙 dBc/Hz at10 kHz offset, due to their unique high Q resonator design. All the models offer linear tuning over the band with a typical tuning sensitivity of 22 MHz/V and high harmonic rejection of 㪬 dBc....

Miniature Quartz Crystal for Size Restrained Applications

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

NDK announces a series of ultra small, thin, surface mount crystals. The NX2016AA series measures 2.0(L) 3 1.6(W) 3 0.45(H) mm. These crystals operate in a fundamental frequency range of 24 to 80 MHz while weighing 6 mg. Their frequency tolerance is 䔳 ppm to 𫏌 ppm over the operating temperature range of 㪢 to +75°C....

High Linearity Amplifiers

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza’s SZM series of high linearity amplifiers, designated part numbers SZM-2166Z/SZM-3166Z, provide the high power and high linearity necessary for WiMAX CPE solutions. Higher output power means higher data throughput and longer range. In addition, the company delivers one of the highest power levels available today for WiMAX CPE solutions with up to +27 dBm of linear power at 2....

Low Phase Noise Oscillator for the Instrumentation and Radar Markets

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Temex announces the launch of a small RF oscillator in a 51.5 × 51.5 × 20.5 mm package. This ULN (Ultra Low Noise) source is designed to meet the needs of the instrumentation and radar markets. Product specifications include: Frequency 500 MHz; lower phase noise at 10 kHz from the carrier, -165 dBc/Hz; phase noise floor -175 dBc/Hz; stability is 1 ppm in the 0 to 50°C temperature range with a target of -30°C to +70°C....

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MIMO-powered Transceivers Double Mobile-data Access Speed

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP’s WiMAX 2x2 MIMO (Multiple Input Multiple Output)-powered family of transceivers for mobile and handheld applications will allow WiMAX infrastructure OEMs and ODMs to implement more robust WiMAX functionality, while achieving savings in overall power, board real-estate and system costs. This family of UXA234xx WiMAX transceivers improves reach and drives greater bandwidth and spectral efficiency, being particularly effective for accessi...

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Economical Spectrum Analyzer

May 22, 2007 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the MS271xB family of economical microwave spectrum analyzers covering 9 kHz to 7.1 GHz, 13 GHz and 20 GHz frequency ranges. Offering desirable RF measurement performance and a full suite of measurement features, the MS271xB family consists of three models that are cost-effective alternatives for bench testing of microwave components, subsystems and systems used in the wireless and aerospace/defense markets....

Supporting Advanced Services in Slim Devices

May 22, 2007 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

An antenna that optimizes the RF system is critical to ensure a positive user experience with today’s small, stylish devices. By Paul Tornatta, SkyCross Figure 1. The Samsung Blackjack is an example of a stylish smartphone packed with features. The single, small SkyCross antenna in this device supports 3G UMTS/HSDPA, Quad-Band EDGE/GPRS, and Bluetooth....

Processor Architectures for Data-intensive Applications

May 22, 2007 7:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

When evaluating microcontrollers engineers should look closely at the controller’s ability to move large amounts of data without consuming all of the CPU cycles. By Dany Nativel and Jacko Wilbrink, Atmel® Broadband access has become commonplace, paving the way for a new content-rich Web experience that now includes both audio and video....

UPM Raflatac RFID Tags

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Touch Automation exclusively uses UPM Raflatac RFID tags to optimize key supply chain and consumer processes. Found in more than 1,000 grocery stores and other retailing locations across the USA, Touch Automation's systems provide consumers with an easy, convenient means to rent or purchase entertainment CDs and DVDs, while reducing the threat of theft and shrinkage....

Hybrid Solution Enables Good Quality Video Streaming

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sigma Designs introduces its UWB-over-Coax home networking video streaming solution. Available immediately, the Sigma Windeo® Mini-PCI Coax/Wireless Development Kit enables a whole home networking and video streaming solution between high definition consumer electronics products over already existing coaxial cables throughout a home....

Wirelessly Dictate by Using Your Voice

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pacific DataVision announces the availability of SkyMail, an application that enables mobile workers to wirelessly dictate, document and share time sensitive information with their dispatch or central office by simply using their voice. The solution increases the speed and accuracy of communications from the field, freeing up mobile workers to focus on their primary tasks....

emoze Launches Free Global Service For Push Email

May 22, 2007 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Further expanding the convenience and broadening the appeal of its free mobile push email and data synchronization service, emoze launches a global service that doesn’t require users to leave their PCs on. emoze offers a central server solution with a seamless connection via an Outlook Web Access (OWA)....

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