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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....


SDRAM Module

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

White Electronic Designs Corporation has introduced its 128 MB DDR2 SDRAM unbuffered, ECC, w/PLL. The device is a 32 M吤 Double Data Rate II (DDR2) SDRAM module that consists of three 32M同-bit DDR2 synchronous DRAMs in fine ball grid array (FBGA) packages, mounted on a 200-pin DIMM FR4 substrate (JEDEC Standard)....

Micro-Miniature TCXOs

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

NDK has announced its NT2520S series, an SMD TCXO (Temperature Compensated Crystal Oscillator) measuring 2.5 × 2.0 mm with a height of 0.8 mm, and weighing 0.013 g. It is available in standard frequencies of 13, 19.2 and 26 MHz. It operates on a 2.8 V DC supply voltage while drawing 1.5 mA maximum....

Digital Signal Controllers

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

Microchip Technology Inc. introduces a family of 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs) for common, multi-loop switch-mode power supplies (SMPSs) and other power-conversion applications. The dsPIC30F1010 and dsPIC30F2020/2023 (dsPIC30F202X) DSCs have a high-speed, one nanosecond resolution PWM, two million sample per second (MSPS) and 10-bit A/D converter onboard for low latency and high-resolution control....


HBT Power Amplifiers

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

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces its family of internally pre-matched power amplifiers that are designed for linear WiMAX applications at 700 MHz, 2.5 GHz and 3.5 GHz. These devices are processed in a repeatable InGaP high voltage HBT process, and they include on-chip diodes for ESD protection. They achieve 11 dB of gain and less than 2....

Plastic Packaging for High-power RF Transistors

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor introduces 2 GHz high-power RF transistors housed in over-molded plastic packages that deliver performance comparable to air-cavity flange packages. The transistors are based on the company’s high-voltage, seventh-generation (HV7) RF Laterally Diffused Metal Oxide Semiconductor (LDMOS) technology....


InGaP HBT Power Amplifier Technology

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

WJ Communications, Inc. announces a 28 V InGaP HBT technology for mobile infrastructure power amplifier applications. The +28 V InGaP HBT process features excellent breakdown voltage and power handing capabilities. The process has proven to be capable of handling up to 6 dB overdrive on the input without failure....

USB Controller

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

New from Cypress Semiconductor Corporation is a 1.8 V high-speed USB 2.0 programmable microcontroller. The MoBL-USB FX2LP18™ controller delivers fast downloads of music files, photos and videos in mobile handsets. The MoBL-USB FX2LP18 controller supports an I/O voltage range of 1.8 to 3.3 V to interface easily with several generations of baseband processors, application processors, ASICs and ASSPs....

Chip Combination

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation introduces an 802.15.4/ZigBee™ device that offers seamless migration to wireless networking for the more than 30,000 AVR®-based designs in automotive, industrial and building control applications. The AVR Z-Link™ product includes Atmel’s low power, high sensitivity 2....

Poly-band Mobile Broadcast Tuner

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mirics Semiconductor announces the MSI001, a poly-band tuner for mobile digital broadcast reception. The device is a universal broadcast receiver that enables designers of mobile phones, portable media players and PDAs to easily add mobile broadcast reception to support any global standard. The MSI001 chip is capable of receiving all broadcast standards announced to date, including DVB-H, T-DMB, ISDB-T, DAB-IP, MediaFlo, DAB, DRM and AM/FM....

SoC Zigbee Compliant Transceiver

August 11, 2006 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

AeroComm Inc. announces the availability of the ZB430 “ZigBee Your Way” transceiver. Based on Texas Instruments’ 802.15.4 System-on-Chip and Z-Stack™ technology, the ZB2430 is suited for power-restricted industrial and commercial applications. Two versions of output power options suit varying needs — the ZB2430 for battery-powered communication and the ZB2430-100 (100 mW) for extended communication range....

It’s Not Over ‘Til it’s Over

August 11, 2006 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas, Editor in Chief nancy.maas@advantage media.comBy the time you read this column we will all most likely know the results of the FCC’s August 9th auction (also called “Auction 66”) for advanced wireless service spectrum. This auction has been in the works for years and expected to gross up to 15 billion dollars, the most revenue to date for a spectrum auction....

Humidity Indicator Cards

August 11, 2006 10:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multisorb Technologies has developed Humonitor® Humidity Indicator Cards (HIC) for use with active desiccants in electronic packaging applications. They visually identify moisture exposure and display the percentage of relative humidity (RH) in packaged electronics. These cards provide monitoring of desiccant activity, and they prompt users to take action when humidity levels are above acceptable limits....


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