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Serializer/Deseriealizer

March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s second-generation FIN324C µSerDes-ULP series offers very low current consumption, eliminates the need for external timing reference devices and supports dual-displays. The device is designed to help designers save battery power, increase design flexibility and reduce part count in the latest cell phones, MP3 players and other small form-factor display applications....

Single Instrument Addresses Baseband and IF Test Needs

March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. introduces the AWG5000 Series of Arbitrary Waveform Generators (AWG). With a single AWG5000, users are able to generate high-resolution signals for testing both analog and digital baseband and intermediate frequency (IF) circuits in mixed-signal devices, increasing test efficiency and reducing costs....

Bluetooth Chip and Reference Design

March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces a Bluetooth chip and reference design that dramatically reduces the cost of Bluetooth headsets. BlueVOX-QFN enables the use of a low-cost, two-layer, single-sided PCB. This means lower overall cost, faster PCB design time and simpler manufacturing than alternative solutions which require PCBs with four or more layers....

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Integrated Platform

March 14, 2007 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. announces the release of its 65 nm Virtex™-5 SXT field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs) optimized for high-performance digital signal processing (DSP). The SXT platform delivers 352 GMACs at 550 MHz, while consuming 35% less dynamic power as compared to previous 90 nm generation devices, and is one of the first DSP-optimized FPGA families to integrate serial transceivers....

Designers Can Quickly Dial-in Performance

March 14, 2007 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation announces the addition of six high-frequency buck regulators to its SIMPLE SWITCHER® product family along with a "dial-in performance" enhancement to its WEBENCH® design environment. The six new regulators feature a unique combination of high performance, flexibility and ease-of-use for DC/DC power supply designs....

Passive Mixer

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2031, a fully integrated, 815 to 1000 MHz SiGe passive mixer. This single IC provides 36dBm of IIP3, 27dBm of IP1dB, 7dB of noise figure and a conversion loss of only 7 dB. In addition, the MAX2031 exhibits excellent 2nd and 3rd-order spurious suppression....

GaAs MMIC Mixers

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces two GaAs MMIC mixers, which are appropriate for Point-to-Point and Point-to-Multipoint Radios, VSAT, Telecom and Test Instrumentation from 6 to 34 GHz. The HMC144LH5 is a Double-Balanced MMIC Mixer which can be used as an upconverter or downconverter from 6 to 20 GHz and requires no external components or DC biasing....

Low-noise Amplifiers

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX2323/MAX2325, which are low-noise amplifier (LNA) plus mixer ICs optimized for code-division multiple-access (CDMA) applications in both cellular and PCS bands. The MAX2323 addresses dual-band, triple-mode CDMA applications by providing switched signal paths for cellular FM, cellular CDMA and PCS CDMA....

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Miniature Mixers

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Cicuits announces the SIM series of miniature passive state-of-the-art mixers, which cover a wide frequency range from 750 MHz to 15 GHz and an IF bandwidth from DC to 4GHz. Conversion loss of 6 dB and high isolation of 30 dB in a tiny 0.2" × 0.18" footprint, allow these units to be used in a broad range of applications from cellular, WIFI, WiMAX, to satellite....

Downconverting Mixer for 3G & WiMAX Base stations

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LT5557 from Linear Technology is a high linearity, 3.3 V, downconverting active RF mixer that elevates receiver dynamic range performance while extending bandwidth capability to cover 3G and WiMAX base station frequencies to 3.8 GHz. The LT5557 offers 24.7 dBm IIP3, noise figure of 11.7 dB and 2....

7/16 DIN Loads

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MECA introduces its family of 1, 2, 5, 10, 35, 50 and 100 W 7/16 DIN-Male coaxial loads for the latest equipment deployments. Their rugged construction and high performance (VSWR 1.10:1) across all wireless bands from DC to 6 GHz makes them suitable for base station and RF/microwave lab applications....

Half-Bridge Gate Driver ICs

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor introduces its high-voltage gate driver ICs (HVIC), he FAN7383, FAN7384 and FAN73832, that feature a common-mode dv/dt noise-canceling circuit for achieving noise immunity. These HVICs are designed for driving MOSFETs and IGBTs in an array of consumer and industrial applications up to 600 V....

MMIC VCO w/Buffer Amplifier

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corp. introduces its MMIC VCO which provides low phase noise and high output power for point-to-point, point-to-multipoint, VSAT, military and test equipment applications from 7.1 to 7.9 GHz. The HMC532LP4 (E) low noise VCO integrates the resonator, negative resistance generator, varactor diode and buffer amplifier....

Dual-Band GSM/GPRS Transmit Module

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces its dual-band GSM/GPRS transmit (Tx) module, the TQM6M4028. It is targeted at the entry-level wireless handset market, and complements TriQuint’s products for ultra-modern, advanced multimedia wireless devices. Although designed for entry-level markets, these modules incorporate features that enable extended battery life and high efficiency; i....

RoHS-Compliant SSOP Adapters

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aries Electronics introduces an RoHS-compliant version of its SOWIC-to-DIP Correct-A-Chip™ adapter that can be used for prototyping and testing SSOP ICs. This adapter allows the use of 0.65 mm pitch surface mount ICs in thru-hold designs, and it can be cut to smaller sizes by the end user....

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