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Kits and RFDA Software

August 23, 2006 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Monolithics, Inc. has begun shipping evaluation kits for its TRC101, TXC100, TXC101, TXC102 and RXC101 single chip, transceiver, transmitter and receiver IC products. The evaluation boards, available in various frequencies, are designed to serve as standalone platforms and allow for complete evaluation of the RFICs, without the need to develop code for a microcontroller....

RFID Reader Module

August 18, 2006 1:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

WJ Communications, Inc.’s WJR7090 is a scalable, Gen2 UHF RFID reader module for the Korean handheld and mobile market. Packaged in a PCMCIA Type II PC card format, it is designed to offer maximum read range in applications such as handhelds, printers, forklift readers, portal readers and other mobile devices to enable RFID functionality.

Microwave Power Module

August 18, 2006 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

L-3 Communications Electron Devices (L-3 EDD), formerly known as Litton Tubes, has expanded its microwave power module (MPM) product line with the introduction of a space-saving 28 VDC version. Available from Link Microtek, the M1221 series module combines a solid-state driver with a vacuum power booster and integrated power conditioner to deliver a typical output power of 60 to 100 W from a single package measuring 199....


Embedded System Provides Similar Performance to a Bluetooth Equipped PC

August 14, 2006 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Hypertag, the company that uses Bluetooth technology to make poster advertising campaigns interactive, has developed a much smaller and more efficient generation of its content server technology. The new hardware allows the current PC server to be replaced with a small embedded system containing an array of Bluetooth subsystems — each running in 'hostless' mode....

a GPS Service Framework

August 14, 2006 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox AG’s AssistNow™ is a complete Assisted GPS ("A-GPS") service package that brings instant positioning to any u-blox GPS-enabled device with mobile phone connectivity. The new technology cuts a GPS receiver's Time To First Fix ("TTFF") to seconds by providing the receiver with assistance data that practically eliminates download times of data originating from the satellites....

Conterra Ultra Broadband Redirects Microwave Frequencies

August 14, 2006 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Conterra Ultra Broadband introduces digital microwave networks as an affordable broadband solution for organizations without access to ‘last mile’ fiber. Non-urban school districts, multi-branch medical institutions and enterprises with outlying service delivery facilities are prime markets for Conterra’s point-to-point wireless networks....

Technology Optimized for Battery-powered Devices Requiring Extensive Autonomy

August 14, 2006 12:01 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Coronis, a supplier of ultra-low-power and long-range wireless solutions, announces that its Wavenis technology has been integrated into new products by Data Health System (DHS) of Nîmes, France, that automatically detect when people fall. Initially targeted for use in retirement homes, the Ynolis product line includes a fleet of “detection bracelets” connected to a central alarm unit via an ultra-low-power and long-range wireless network b...


Upconverter Mixer

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

To facilitate designs at the higher ISM frequencies of 2400 to 2500 MHz, Mini-Circuits announces a passive mixer that allows OEMs currently working in the 2450 MHz band to upconvert those frequencies to the 5.7 to 5.8 GHz band. The Model SIM-U63+ mixer is based on a combination of LTCC technology, semiconductor technology and a highly manufacturable circuit layout....


Ceramic Package Crystal

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Crystal’s micro-miniature tuning fork crystal, the CC7V-T1A Thin, is designed for use in the smallest telecom and industrial applications. This timing crystal has a package height of 0.60 mm and a footprint of 3.2 × 1.5 mm. Intended for clock, sleep mode and other timing applications, the CC7V-T1A Thin offers high stability, low aging, low power consumption, high shock and vibration resistance....

SiGe Discrete

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices has announced its Silicon Germanium (SiGe) high linearity, medium power discrete product. The SGA-8543Z offers versatility and high performance from 50 to 3500 MHz. It can be biased from 2.7 to 3.3 V over a wide range of currents to deliver a combination of linearity, noise figure and power up to 20 dBm....

Signal Analyzer

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company has introduced the MS2781B Signature HighPerformance Signal Analyzer that integrates a full suite of physical layer measurements of both fixed and mobile WiMAX signals. It also delivers good spectrum analyzer measurement performance and speed for analysis of advanced RF signals used in wireless communication networks....

Ball Grid Array Package

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics IRC Advanced Film Division has developed a high speed digital termination ball grid array package that is designed to prevent signal theft in consumer electronics devices. Designated the CHC Series, the company’s BGA termination network is constructed with no exposed conductors, making it difficult for would-be content pirates to probe after mounting....

Spectrum Analyzer and Phase Noise Tester

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FSUP, an instrument designed for measuring phase noise and characterizing RF signal sources. The instrument combines a spectrum analyzer and phase noise tester covering 8, 26.5 or 50 GHz. When measuring phase noise, the instrument compares the signal from the device under test with a reference signal source, using its internal reference or an external reference....

BAW Filters

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Infineon Technologies AG has announces two BAW (Bulk Acoustic Wave) filter products for UMTS/W-CDMA cell phones. The NWX2015CR and NWX2015CT are produced using WLP (wafer-level packaging) technology, reducing production cost and board space requirements in 3G mobile phones. They also enable manufacturers to reduce the module size by up to 30 percent....

Thick Film Chip Resistors

August 14, 2006 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

ROHM’s KTR series (KTR10 and KTR18) chip resistors use a proprietary structure and trimming process in order to deliver high voltage resistance, so that one resistor can be used in high voltage circuits that normally require multiple resistors, resulting in increased space savings. KTR10 (0805 size) and KTR18 (1206 size) feature a rated power of 1/8 W and 1/4 W, and a limiting element voltage of 300 V and 400 V, respectively....


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