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GaAs MMIC Attenuator

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite announces a single control, 450 to 2200 MHz voltage variable attenuator for applications in NMT, Cellular, PCS & 3G wireless infrastructure.With up to 48 dB of attenuation range, and +20 dBm of Input IP3 throughout its attenuation range, the HMC473MS8 is suitable for RF transmit and receive chain applications in virtually all wireless infrastructure applications....

Radio Modem

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices and Silicon Wave announce their UltimateBlue Bluetooth single-chip IC, the SiW1722, designed to meet the RF and power requirements of CDMA mobile phones using CDMA chipsets with an integrated Bluetooth baseband. Implemented on CMOS process technology, the integrated direct conversion radio modem's on-chip RF matching feature eliminates all external RF matching components, making it suitable for direct PCB insertion....

Microprocessor Supervisors

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX6854-MAX6869, nanopower microprocessor supervisory circuits with optional manual reset and/or a watchdog timer. With 170 nA (typ) supply-current, these devices are suitable for portable applications such as glucose meters, cell phones, PDAs, pagers, and MP3 players....

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Synthesis Tool

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Synfora announces PICO Express, an algorithm-to-tapeout synthesis tool that lets designers explore and implement C algorithms in silicon. Its "Program In, Chip Out" (PICO) technology evaluates alternatives and creates efficient RTL code. This technology is developed for audio, video, imaging, wireless, and security applications....

Carrier Board

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

PFU announces a Plug-N-Run G3 carrier board for wireless tablet-computing applications, the TabletCARD. The board has a 203.2 × 182.8 × 25.4 mm footprint, compatible with 10.4 inches LCD panel form factors. Wireless interface expansions include 802.11a/b/g over mini-PCI and PC CardBus; Bluetooth over USB; and GPS over serial link....

Filter Series

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata introduces its NFA21SL EMI suppression filter series. This series combines four circuits in an 0805 package size and is intended for use in a variety of high frequency applications including cellular phones and digital televisions. The filters provide insertion loss characteristics that allow for noise suppression in the 800 MHz and higher frequency ranges....

Convergence Processor

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mindspeed announces the Comcerto VoIP convergence processor for wireless and wireline applications. The carrier convergence processor M82710 delivers 2 GHz of DSP power and is capable of processing more than 500 channels of secure carrier-class VoIP for wireline applications. For wireless applications, the device can process more than 100 channels of CDMA selectable-mode-vocoder (SMV)....

Dynamic Speaker

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Star Micronics introduces the SCG-16A dynamic speaker, featuring broad frequency response characteristics, including wide resonant peaks, that allow for the creation of numerous audio tones. The lead-free speaker is designed for mobile communications and hand-held devices. A flat response curve at high sound pressure levels with wide bandwidth allows for ring tones to be heard with deeper and richer tones....

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RF Power Packaging

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Liquid Crystal Polymer (LCP) material formulated by Quantum Leap and used in their molding process makes hermeticity possible in plastic air cavity packages. The degree and direction of the CTE can be adapted to special heat sink materials and a variety of semiconductor material technologies improving the MTTF of the total assembly....

Molded Sockets

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Interconnections introduces 1.00 mm pitch BGA sockets in precision molded wafers. The sockets are molded in-house from high temperature thermoplastic. Benefits include reduced insertion and withdrawal forces and coplanarity within .006 inches. The full grid wafers are pin loaded to the footprint specified and are available in any footprint specific pattern up to 26 × 26 rows, to accommodate a BGA, LGA, or CSP device as large as...

Power Amp Modules

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anadigics introduces a family of HELP (High-Efficiency-at-Low-Power) CDMA linear power amplifier modules. The AWT6137 AMPS/CDMA and AWT6138 PCS/CDMA PA modules reduce handset power consumption, delivering an efficiency of 20% at +16 dBm. The devices' design utilizes mode switching to take advantage of high efficiency operation over a range of output powers....

Mobile IP Testing

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spirent announces that its APEX C2K Applications Performance Test Platform can automate 1X Mobile IP testing, allowing for repeated evaluation of MoIP capable wireless devices in the lab environment. With MoIP, end-users have greater flexibility. For example, they can retain a wireless IP address and continue streaming wireless data, while changing service regions or air interface technologies....

PA Modules

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices introduces its family of linear power amplifier modules for CDMA applications, including 3 V IS-95/CDMA 2000 1X handheld digital cellular equipment and spread-spectrum systems. Measuring 3 × 3 × 0.9 mm, the RF3163, RF3164, and RF3165 PA modules are manufactured on a GaAs HBT process and are based upon RFMD's patent pending Lead Frame Module (LFM) packaging technology....

CDMA Power Amps

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor announces silicon-based CDMA power amplifiers. The amplifiers, SE5103L, SE5106L, and SE5107L, feature integration with on-chip digital or analog bias control, as well as an integrated power detector,2.8 V regulator, all matching and harmonic tuning. The RangeCharger amps feature linearity of <㫊 dBc at a peak output power of +28 dBm, and a power added efficiency (PAE) exceeding 41%....

Low Noise Amp

April 29, 2004 10:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEL announces the availability of NEC's SiGe LNA IC, the UPC8211TK. Originally developed to serve as a first stage low noise amplifier in GPS receivers, the higher frequencies make the device a suitable LNA for other products as well: cell phones, cordless phones, WLL, and SRW applications to 2....

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