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Voltage Regulator Functionality

June 19, 2007 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

AMI Semiconductor announces the release of devices that combine LIN (Local Interconnect Network) transceiver and voltage regulator functionality in a single low-power, mixed-signal chip. The AMIS-40615 and AMIS-40616 will allow automotive design engineers to improve the reliability while reducing the component count, power consumption and cost of LIN-based in-vehicle networking (IVN) applications....

Low-power Methodology Kit

June 19, 2007 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announces a kit that enables engineers of different experience levels to adopt advanced low-power techniques with minimized risk and deployment effort. The Low-Power Methodology Kit provides a working end-to-end methodology covering logic design, functional verification and physical implementation....

High-performance Broadband Amplifiers

June 19, 2007 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WJ Communications, Inc. announces a family of high-performance broadband amplifiers. The WJA broadband amplifier family offers up to 20 dB of gain and an output IP3 up to 43 dBm while consuming 60 to 90 mA from a +5 V supply. Utilizing the high-reliability InGaP/GaAs HBT process technology, the WJA amplifiers exceed the increasingly complicated requirements of the next-generation communication systems....


130 nm SiGe BiCMOS Processes Optimize Cost and Performance

June 19, 2007 11:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

HBTs feature a uniquely engineered fabrication process and new epitaxial materials optimized for wireless communications systems. David Cheskis, Ph.D., Jazz Semiconductor Silicon Germanium (SiGe) Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors (HBTs) are capable of much better performance than comparably sized CMOS devices....

U.S. Cellular Offers Wireless Backup Solution to Customers

June 19, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The scramble to reassemble a list of contact numbers after damaging or losing a phone can be an inconvenience and sometimes draining experience. New technologies and added services also have consumers upgrading their cell phones on average of every 18 months. But thanks to a new cell phone application, U....

HRL Laboratories, Brijot Imaging Systems in Joint Plan to Enable Lower-Cost Manufacturing

June 19, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

HRL Laboratories, LLC and Brijot Imaging Systems, Inc., announces a joint development plan to enhance the Brijot BIS-WDS millimeter wave imaging system for detecting concealed objects. The Brijot BIS-WDS surveillance system features full-motion, real-time millimeter wave capabilities for detecting hidden non-metallic weapons, explosives, contraband, and stolen electronics....

Mikoh’s Smart & Secure Retail Tag Addresses Consumer Privacy Concerns

June 19, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Balancing the need for RFID tagging in the retail environment with the need for customer privacy, MIKOH Corporation, a leading company focused on ensuring the physical security of RFID tags, has developed the Smart & Secure Retail Tag. The use of item-level RFID tagging in the retail industry is a means to provide dramatic improvements to inventory management, specifically by reducing out-of-stock levels and streamlining product replenish...


WildCharge Unveils Wire-free Technology

June 19, 2007 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Safe, wire-free electricity is no longer science fiction as WildCharge, Inc. ( unveils a safe, wire-free electric power technology that eliminates user need to constantly plug in mobile electronic devices for electric power. The Scottsdale, Arizona-based WildCharge has developed and is now commercializing its technology that empowers mobile users with a convenient, efficient and productive way to charge and power mobile...


WiMedia UWB and WiMax Coexistence

June 19, 2007 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Jim Lansford, Alereon, Inc. The ongoing debate is not over whether or not UWB can cause interference with other incumbent signals in the same band, but the effectiveness of techniques used to protect the victim service. The recent history of Ultra wideband (UWB) communications technology has seen great debate over whether UWB causes unacceptable interference to existing users of the same and nearby bands....

The Patent Reform Act of 2007 — The Good and the Bad

May 25, 2007 9:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief On April 18, 2007 Congress introduced into legislation The Patent Reform Act of 2007, a bill aimed at helping the filing process and to ease the financial burden to companies that infringe on existing patents. The reform includes three significant changes since the S....

AC/DC Front-end Technology within Wireless Datacom Applications

May 25, 2007 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

With the widespread utilization of WiFi/WiMAX systems, the need for more operating power in a smaller, environmentally-friendly package continues to increase. By John M. Carroll, Power-One Over the past few years, today’s data-communication and telecommunication markets have been rapidly deploying AC front ends as the primary means of converting Figure 1....

Platform in Package

May 25, 2007 8:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor introduces a single-chip platform solution based on the ZigBee® specification that is designed to deliver very low power consumption and high performance. The MC1322x platform is engineered to support battery life of up to 20 years, doubling the expectations for current ZigBee solutions....

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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