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Using a Wireless Network Analyzer to Debug a ZigBee Protocol System

February 13, 2007 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

by Kim Otten, Microchip Technology Inc. Messages and beacons that appear when a device joins a ZigBee Protocol network can reveal some interesting facts. The short range wireless networking market is set click to enlarge Figure 1: When you fire up the ZENA Wireless Network Analyzer, messages similar to these should appear when a device joins the network....

Unlicensed Communications Products and the FCC

February 12, 2007 5:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Deploy Carefully — the Network You Save Could be Your Own by Frederick M. Joyce, Esq. and Ronald E. Quirk, Jr., Esq., Venable LLP During the past two decades, the Federal Communications Commission has made substantial strides in encouraging the deployment of unlicensed communications networks, that is, low-power radio frequency (RF) services that are operated without FCC licenses....

Ceramic Capacitor

February 9, 2007 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX announces a ceramic capacitor that virtually eliminates the risk of short-circuit failure. Terminated with the award-winning FLEXITERM™ technology introduced last year, FLEXISAFE™ capacitors absorb shock and prevent internal cracking due to board flexure and temperature cycling damage. FLEXISAFE components are also structured with a cascade electrode design (effectively 2 capacitors in series within one MLCC) that protects the ceramic capacitor from low insulation resistance failure that may result from thermal stress, repetitive strike ESD and placement damage.


Industry Taps FusionDM for Enabling Mobile Internet Services

February 9, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bitfone Corporation announces the availability of its FusionDM solution which gives operators and manufacturers valuable real-time OTA access of subscribers' phones to reduce complexity and accelerate the adoption of advanced mobile Internet services. FusionDM is available as either a turn-key hosted service or licensable software and gives mobile operators and manufacturers detailed insight and low-level control of their field handsets ...

WIFI RF Interference Tool helps University Deliver a "Forum Publics"

February 9, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

At the University of Richmond, students matter. In fact, the University of Richmond recently installed a campus-wide wireless network, consisting of nearly 600 access points, to make it easier for students to work and communicate. And to keep their RF environment clean and clear, the University of Richmond uses Cognio’s Spectrum Expert....

Wire-Free Power Technology

February 9, 2007 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

WildCharge, Inc. ( today unveiled 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 electronic devices....

Bluetooth Development Tool Helps Cut the Size and Cost of Innovative Headset for Hard-of-Hearing

February 9, 2007 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

A powerful Bluetooth development tool has helped Sound ID to commercialize an innovative headset for the hard of hearing, which employs wireless communications to link an in-ear module with a remote microphone. The xIDE software development kit from Cambridge Consultants allowed Sound ID to eliminate the need for a separate microprocessor in its in-ear headset, by fully exploiting the 'free' processor that comes as part of the Bluetooth c...

Small Form Factor SDR Development Platform

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx, Inc. announces its Small Form Factor (SFF) Software Defined Radio (SDR) Development Platform that allows the development and optimization of radio designs for low power operation. The RF-to-baseband platform provides the capability to jumpstart radio waveform development including complete hardware, operating software and middleware stack....


Three-Way Power Divider

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microlab/FXR announces its three-way power divider that covers the WiFi and WiMAX signals in the 5,150 to 5,850 MHz band. It incorporates an air-line construction that provides low loss with a minimum of 19 dB isolation, and good input and output VSWR. Standard power rating for use as a divider is 10 W, but there is an option for 100 W....

Audio Power Amplifiers

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduces its NCP2892 and NCP2990 1.3 W audio amplifiers that feature fast turn-on time and minimal power consumption. They are designed for portable communication devices requiring quality audio. The NCP2892 is optimized to eliminate pop-and-click noise with differential audio input, while the NCP2990 demonstrates the same zero pop noise feature with single-ended audio input....

IP3 Dual Channel Downconverter

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation introduces its integrated, High IP3 Dual Downconverter RFIC, which is designed for use in wireless infrastructure applications from 800 to 960 MHz, including those based on CDMA, WCDMA, GSM, GPRS and EDGE standards. The HMC581LP6(E) is comprised of two identical downconverter channels including high IP3 mixers and LO and IF amplifiers....

Low-Profile Surface Mount Inductors

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Datatronic Distribution, Inc. introduces its low-profile DR331-5 surface mount inductor that offers EMI protection performance and reliability in a miniature package. They are suitable for portable, compact and miniature devices such as PDAs, mobile phones, portable hard drives, medical appliances and bar code scannersIt features a wide inductance range from 1....

Quad DMOS Full-Bridge PWM Motor Driver

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. announces its quad DMOS full-bridge driver that is capable of driving up to two stepper motors or four DC motors. Each full-bridge output is rated up to 1.2 A and 36 V. The A3988 includes fixed off-time pulse width modulation (PWM) current regulators and 2-bit nonlinear DACs (digital-to-analog converters) that allow stepper motors to be controlled in full, half and quarter steps, and DC motors in forward, reverse ...

Highly Integrated GaAs IC’s

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor introduces three high performance gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuits (ICs) for point-to-point radio and satellite communications. These products address OEM needs for frequency upconversion in the transmit (Tx) and local oscillator chains for digital radio and satellite communications systems....

Plastic EMC Filters

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Schaffner EMC introduces its EMC filters with modern plastic housings. Because of their design, these low-leakage, three-phase EMC filters are compact, lightweight and they offer a high level of functionality. Feature electrical connections based on motor drive technology, hinged transparent safety covers and filter circuitry with low Y-capacitor values to minimize the filter’s leakage current....


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