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Carriers Face a Tough Decision

March 13, 2007 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief It is a well known fact that cellular carriers have invested a significant amount of money to improve mobile data revenues as a way of compensating for declining voice revenues. However, if mobile operators continue to stimulate data growth through competitive pricing and enticing applications, there will be a hefty price to pay in order to remain a key player....

Clearing the Path to 3G Handset RF Integration

March 13, 2007 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The economics of RF subsystem integration and manufacturing can be dramatically changed by embedding RF intelligence into the subsystem. By Kent Heath, Freescale Semiconductor Time has always been a scarce commodity for mobile phone designers, and integration of the phone’s RF section has consumed more than its share of precious development resources....

Tuning Ethernet for Military Networks

March 13, 2007 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to predictable performance, reliability is a key requirement for any military network. Steve Rood Goldman, Data Device Corporation The DoD’s Net-centric Warfare initiative ensures that IP networks and Ethernet are here to stay. Ethernet is being deployed or implemented in a number of military click to enlarge Figure 1a....


Combo FPGA/DSP Moves into Multi-Protocol Design

March 13, 2007 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers can offload a number of DSP operations onto FPGAs for highly efficient, cost savings designs. by Arun Iyengar, and Deepak Boppana, Altera Corporation The need for higher data rates is driving the evolution of wireless cellular systems from narrowband 2G Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), IS-95 click to enlarge Figure 1....

GIC Launches Next Generation Embedded Non-Volatile Memory

February 27, 2007 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

To support the low cost and high performance requirements of today’s consumer and secure applications, Virage Logic, a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP™ and leading click to enlarge The NOVeA architecture. provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, introduced its next generation embedded non-volatile product — NOVeA....

M/A-COM Joins Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA)

February 27, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave components, announces that the company has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, a non-profit mutual benefit corporation to develop and promote specifications for the transport of digital entertainment and information content over in-home coaxial cable....

Digi-key Corp. and Cree Inc. Announces Global Distribution Agreement

February 27, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation and Cree, Inc. announce the signing of a global distribution agreement for Cree’s silicon carbide-based power devices. Cree, Inc. is a manufacturer of silicon carbide semiconductors that enhance the value of power, solid-state lighting and communications products by significantly increasing energy performance....

Alereon and Stonestreet One Announce Mobile Solutions

February 27, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alereon, Inc., an ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, and Stonestreet One, Inc., a leading wireless software company focused on complete solutions for local and personal area networks including WiMedia-based Ultrawideband, announces a wireless USB solution for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows CE embedded platforms....


Richardson Electronics Will Distribute Avago Technologies’ RFICs, Transistors and Diodes

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Richardson Electronics announces a North American Distribution Partnership with Avago Technologies, of San Jose, California, to distribute its complete line of RFIC, Transistor, Schottky and PIN Diode, and millimeter wave (mmW) products. Avago's extensive line of RF semiconductors provides solutions for numerous markets including Cellular base station, WLAN, WiMAX, GPS, ISM, RFID, and mmW including Radio Links, VSAT and Military....

Open Interface North America Signs MOU with Murata Manufacturing

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Open Interface North America, a leading provider of Bluetooth® wireless applications, and Murata Manufacturing Corp., headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, and a global leader in the design, manufacture and sale of ceramic-based passive electronic components and modules, announces the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to collaborate on next-generation Bluetooth audio applications by integrating Open Interface software and Mu...

Agilent Tech. Announces Automated X-ray Inspection Capabilities

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that it has shipped its 8.4 software release with enhanced capabilities for the Medalist 5DX Automated X-ray Inspection system. Agilent's 8.4 software release demonstrates the company's continued commitment to improving X-ray inspection. Agilent has been in the AXI business for more than 10 years, producing six generations of automated X-ray products....

Cswitch and SoftJin to Establish Off-Shore Development Center in India

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

SoftJin, a customized EDA (Electronic Design Automation) tool development company, and Cswitch Corporation, a semiconductor company developing next generation of configurable solutions, announces the companies are setting up of an Off-Shore Development Center (ODC) in India to focus on developing customized EDA tools for customers and for in-house use of Cswitch....

New Scale Create $1M Automated Manufacturing Facility

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies, Inc. announces plans to create a $1M manufacturing center for automated, high-precision manufacturing of its patented SQUIGGLE motors. The 15,000 square foot facility will allow New Scale to increase its production capacity to 100,000 SQUIGGLE motors per month. This capacity will be used to fulfill existing and anticipated contracts for SQUIGGLE motors for mobile phone camera modules and other miniature devices....

Fujitsu Ships the Commercially Available 5.8 GHz WiMAX

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Microelectronics America, Inc. (FMA) ships its 5.8 GHz WiMAX baseband system-on-chip (SoC) to ODM partners and customers worldwide, including solutions provider Texas Instruments, WiMAX systems provider ORZA Networks and WiMAX customer premises maker Sun Create Electronics Co., Ltd. The 5....

High Frequency Oscillators

February 26, 2007 10:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Raltron Electronics Corporation announces its family of high frequency clock oscillators that consists of types CS9 (3.3V, LVPECL), CLD (3.3V, LVDS), CSP (2.5V, LVEPCL) and CLP (2.5V LVDS). These lead-free RoHS compliant products are designed for use in mass storage networks, fiber channel and Ethernet applications....


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