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Embedded Wireless Module

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiotronix announces the embedded wireless module Wi.232DTS. The module combines a high-performance wireless DTS spread-spectrum transceiver, based on the Xemics XE1203, with a protocol controller to create a transparent wireless solution for wire replacement applications. The Wi.232 is designed to be a direct replacement for RS-232/422/485 wiring....

AWGN Generators

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

dBm Corp introduces the WGN Series Additive White Gaussian Noise (AWGN) generators for use in BER and SINAD testing, wireless link emulation, and receiver performance evaluation. Standard models cover 1 MHz to 4.2 GHz in bands dedicated to applications such as satellite communications, cellular/PCS, CATV, and WLAN....

Co-Simulation Interface

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MathWorks and Mentor Graphics announce the release of The MathWorks Link for ModelSim, which provides a co-simulation interface between The MathWorks MATLAB and Simulink system-level design environments with ModelSim, Mentor Graphics' HDL simulator. With Link for ModelSim, engineers can verify and co-simulate ModelSim RTL-level designs using MATLAB and Simulink....

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Real-Time Spectrum Analyzers

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix introduces a series of real-time spectrum analyzers that provide a complete measurement package for engineers developing RF technologies, ranging from RFID to radar applications. Real-time spectrum analysis provides the ability to trigger, capture, and analyze time-varying RF signals. The series includes the RSA2200A and RSA3300A....

SMD Converters

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One announces the 5A YNM, 10A YNL, and 16A YNS series of POL converters as the initial products in their Nex Family. These maXyz Intermediate Bus Architecture (IBA) compatible products are designed and manufactured by di/dt, a Power-One Company. These SMD converters, optimized for operation from a 10 to 14 VDC IBA bus, are available in 0....

RF Power Detectors

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

RTG has announced the first RF power detector with on chip programmable threshold detection and a 4 output sequencer. With an input frequency range of 0.1 to 2.5 GHz and a dynamic range of 45 dB, the RTG9001 adds 3 bits of threshold programmability in a 14 pin TSSOP. Once RF power exceeds the threshold, 4 digital outputs sequentially go true with 0, 5, 10 and 35 milliseconds delay, respectively....

Power ICs

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XC9508/09 series is a family of synchronous rectification type DC/DC converters with built in high speed, low noise LDO voltage regulator and an internal comparator for low voltage detection, all in a chip scale USP-10 (2.7 × 2.6 × 0.6 mm) package. The XC9508/09 is a suited partner for DSPs and microcontrollers which require 1....

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Chip Varistors

January 21, 2004 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Amotech introduces their chip varistor product line. These suppressors are ZnO based devices and are designed to protect sensitive electronics equipment against high voltage transient surges in the low and medium voltage regions. The chip varistors have nonlinear voltage-current characteristics similar to back-to-back zener diodes and their multiplayer structure provide many advantages to zener diodes....

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Combline Filter Design Simplified

January 21, 2004 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designing lower frequency (200 MHz to 1 GHz), miniature microstrip bandpass filters that achieve sufficient rejection on closely situated out of band frequencies are difficult. Combline bandpass filters can solve this problem. By Anurag Bhargavan Typically, the selection of filters that can be used in 200 MHz to 1 GHz band is very limited....

Featured Technology A Practical Approach to Matching Stable and Unstable Devices using the Simultaneous Conjugate Matching Method

January 21, 2004 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The conjugate match method is a tried and trued indispensable tool for matching LNAs. But it approach can be extended to other active and passive devices as well. By Thorsten Tracht With the commercialization of the cellular markets pressure is on to develop new concepts for development of RF parts....

Featured Technology Cell Searching in the UMTS Wideband CDMA Layer

January 21, 2004 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Efficient cell search procedures in next generation wideband CDMA systems are critical for reliable and robust performance. Knowing how this is handled in the physical layer should be part of every designers skill set. By Louis Litwin The physical layer of the UMTS WCDMA standard for third-generation cellular systems uses DSSS modulation with a chip rate of 3....

Using ADS to Design an MMIC Amplifier

January 21, 2004 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

This application note illustrates, through the design of a MMIC amplifier, common problems faced in designing, simulating, and producing the physical layout of an MMIC circuit, as well as validation steps needed to verify that the physical layout produces the desired result. By Andy Howard The amplifier design process depends on a number of factors, including desired specifications, availability of device models, designer preferenc...

Time to Think Hard About Interoperability

January 20, 2004 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director This isn't news to my regular readers, but just in case you're tuning in for the first few times, I'm a technofreak! I'm the kind of guy whose addiction is technology. I just had to add an electronic hop-up module to modify my fuel/RPM/timing brainbox on my motorcycle (105 horsepower at the rear wheels isn't enough?)....

Assembly Technology Expo 2004

January 14, 2004 10:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

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