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Transistor Amplifier

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories announces the availability of a medium power SiGe HBT transistor amplifier from NEC. The 2 W NESG270034 is designed for two-way radio applications including FRS, GMRS and SMR, as well as for general UHF and ISM band applications. It delivers high gain with high collector efficiency, which helps to reduce DC power consumption in handheld and battery-powered products....

WCDMA Front-End Modules

April 6, 2007 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announces its Intera™ family of front-end modules (FEM) that address wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) applications that support bands I, II, IV, V and VI. They simplify RF design, reduce critical board space through higher levels of integration, extend battery life, and they facilitate implementation within virtually any baseband architecture....

Infrared components

March 22, 2007 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announces it has added three highly integrated, high-speed infrared components to its product line. A next-generation, large scale integration FIR (Fast Infrared)/VFIR (Very Fast Infrared) controller in a TFBGA package, the ASDL-7021 complements Avago’s portfolio of infrared IrDAÒ transceivers and IrSimple protocol software to provide design engineers with a comprehensive solution for high-speed wireless connectivity....


Cost Reduction Methodology for FPGA Families

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

Lattice Semiconductor introduces the FreedomChip™ cost reduction methodology for its Extreme Performance LatticeSC and LatticeSCM (LatticeSC/M) FPGA families. The price of selected high-volume LatticeSC/M FPGA designs can be reduced from 30% to 75% by converting to the pin compatible Lattice FreedomChip device with a fully integrated, seamless design methodology....

NTP Card for Next-Generation Telecom Networks

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

Symmetricom, Inc. announces its carrier class, high performance NTP plug-in server card supporting QoS for next generation applications such as IPTV, Billing Record Management, QoS Measurement Systems and IP Service Level Agreements (SLA) monitoring. The carrier class NTP server card is fully integrated into the company’s TimeHub™ Building Integrated Timing Supply (BITS) system....


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....


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....

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....


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