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Class G Amplifier

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduces the MAX9788, a mono, class G amplifier specifically designed to drive the high capacitive load of piezoelectric loudspeakers. One of the main attractions for using ceramic piezoelectric speakers is their thin form factor. But to maintain the advantage of the ceramic speaker, the amplifier must also provide a compact solution....

ZigBee Compliant Platform

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announces the ZigBee Compliant Platform designation from the National Testing Service and the ZigBee Alliance for the combination of its MRF24J40 IEEE 802.15.4 RF transceiver and the PIC18 family of high-end 8-bit Flash microcontrollers. Additionally, Microchip offers compliant development tools and compliant source code for its royalty-free, no-cost license ZigBee protocol stack....

Thermal Tweezers Nozzles

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

OK International introduces its Thermal Tweezers Nozzles that reduce thermal stresses placed on PCBs during multiple rework operations for POP package-on-package stacked device components. Using these nozzles, engineers will be able to remove devices, such as multiple vertically-stacked ICs, without damaging the IC packages and without exposing the PCB to excessive reflow cycles over and above the IPC-recommended maximum of five cycles....

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Multispectral

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

American Microwave Corporation introduces the AMC Model SWN-218-2DR-45068-MULTISPECTRAL, which is a SPDT Reflective, Solid State Switch. It is designed to handle 100 W CW with low insertion loss over narrow bandwidths. Operating from 100 MHz to 2 GHz with an isolation of 40dB and an insertion loss of 1....

Single-Stage Drive Amplifier

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM announces a high dynamic range, low noise, single-stage driver amplifier. The MAAMSS0070 features a broad frequency range, high linearity, low noise figure and exceptional reliability. This driver amplifier is suitable for general purpose applications in wireless infrastructure, such as mobile base station transceivers, cellular repeaters, WiMax and WiBro Customer Premises Equipment (CPE) and medical and test equipment....

Software Enhancement

March 13, 2007 12:50 pm | Product Releases | Comments

CSR announces a third-party software enhancement for its BlueCore5-Multimedia platform. Continuing to build on CSR’s eXtension Partner Program, BlueCore5-Multimedia silicon offers NXP Software’s speech enhancement technology aimed at Bluetooth headsets, in-car, hands-free kits and mobile phones....

Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Azimuth Systems Inc. announces that the company has become an associate member of the Fixed-Mobile Convergence Alliance (FMCA), a global alliance of telecom operators whose objective is to accelerate the development of convergence products and services. Participation in the FMCA is an indication of Azimuth’s commitment to the fixed-mobile convergence market, where the company’s solutions can streamline the testing of VoWi-Fi phones, converg...

Ramping Production Shipment

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramping Production Shipment|ANADIGICS, Inc. announces that the company is ramping production shipment of Wireless LAN (WLAN) power amplifiers (PAs) that support the upcoming 802.11n multi-input, multi-output (MIMO) standard. The company supplies several key industry players with single-band and dual-band WLAN PAs, including the AWL6153, AWL9925, AWL9929 and AWL6951 for MIMO (802....

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NXP Semiconductors Acquires Cellular Division

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors, the independent semiconductor company founded by Philips, announces it will acquire the Cellular Communications Business of Silicon Laboratories Inc. for US$285 million in cash. NXP may pay up to an additional US$65 million contingent upon the achievement of certain milestones in the next three years....

Motorola Renews Relationship with Freescale

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Motorola, Inc. has reaffirmed its strategic relationship with Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. by selecting the Austin-based company as a preferred supplier of 2 G and 3 G chipset platforms through 2009. "Freescale is an important supplier of chipset solutions for several handset designs that we’ll announce in the future," said Ron Garriques, president of Motorola’s Mobile Devices business....

Sirenza Microdevices Introduces the PowerMax™

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices announces that LUXIM Corporation’s recently introduced revolutionary, long-life LIFI™ light source is driven by Sirenza’s PowerMax™ power amplifier module. The rugged PowerMax PA™ provides LIFI with 170 W of RF output power and a power-added efficiency of nearly 70%....

The Latest Version of RFID Anywhere

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sybase iAnywhere announces the latest version of RFID Anywhere™, the company’s software infrastructure that provides an extensible environment for developing and managing robust, highly distributed sensor network applications, including radio frequency identification (RFID) solutions. RFID Anywhere 3....

Global Handset Strategy

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor released its 'Global Handset Strategy' for addressing broad market trends in new generations of wireless phones. TriQuint vice president for handsets, Tim Dunn, said, "The company is building on its successful shipment of more than 150 million highly-integrated RF front-end modules to create a new generation of advanced products to meet the changing needs of a truly global communications marketplace....

Analog Mixed Signal Methodology Kit

March 13, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announces that the Cadence® Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) Methodology Kit has been adopted by Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale has adopted the AMS Methodology Kit to leverage key capabilities of advanced AMS technologies, flows and methodologies. By using the Cadence Kit as their baseline methodology, Freescale can more quickly capture and globally deploy, internally developed world-class design flow capabiliti...

CSR Launches Univox Mobile

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR launches UniVox Mobile to enable mass market dual-mode VoIP mobile handsets. A market, according to ABI Research, that is expected to grow to over 300 million handsets in the next five years. The UniVox Mobile reference design contains all the additional hardware and software to turn a mobile handset into a wirelessly enabled handset that can take and make Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) calls....

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