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Chipset for Mobile Phones

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agere Systems announces its Vision™ X115 chipset product supporting cinema-quality video and CD-quality audio capabilities for mainstream EDGE feature phones and Smartphones. The X115 is based on Agere’s Vision mobile handset architecture and its OptiVerse™ software framework, both of which enable critical improvements for smaller and more affordable, feature-rich phones....

SST Oscillators

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Euroquartz introduces a series of low EMI oscillators that offer a low cost alternative to expensive EMI problems. The EQHM53 series oscillators are housed in a 5 × 3.2 mm SMD package and offer up to – 15 dBc equipment EMI reduction. Operating from a 3.3 V supply, EQHM53 series oscillators are available covering a frequency range from 6 to 160 MHz and are drop-in replacements for standard 5 × 3....

Software for Designing Outdoor Wireless Mesh Networks

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wireless Valley® Communications announces the availability of MeshPlanner™, a software product for designing outdoor wireless mesh networks that provide good coverage, redundancy and overall quality of service. With MeshPlanner, network designers visually develop the plan on their computer. The software recommends where to place access points (APs) for maximum coverage and ease of installation, predicts how the landscape will impact ...

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Capabilities for PowerPC Design

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announces a set of services for SoC designers embedding PowerPC cores, including silicon validation of a new custom-synthesized design approach. Compared to a full-synthesis approach, the Cadence® custom-synthesized approach achieves a 20% to 30% increase in processor speed while reducing chip area by 40%....

3D EM Simulator

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

CST of America, Inc. announces CST MICROWAVE STUDIO®, version 2006. The new version now includes the use of the CST DESIGN ENVIRONMENT™ as a common access point to CST’s solver technology. Structures are presented in 3D and schematic views and the comparison of models and co-simulation has been facilitated by a new multi-document interface....

Packageless Transceiver

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Endwave Corporation announces an integrated transceiver board product that is designed to eliminate 30% of the typical mechanical packaging cost from conventional modules, while preserving 100% of electrical performance. The proprietary packaging technique used is called Epsilon Packaging™. Epsilon Packaging reduces the size and weight of a typical transceiver subassembly by replacing heavy-weight metal mechanical items with plated FR-4...

Reduced Size OCXO

December 8, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

MtronPTI introduces the XO5183 family of OCXO products in a 1.0 inches× 0.8 inches× 0.5 inches enclosure. The XO5183 family features a close in phase noise performance of – 90 dBc at a 1 Hz offset for a 10 MHz sinewave device. It can be as low as – 100 dBc/Hz at a 1 Hz offset for special applications....

Radio Transceivers Using an I/Q Receiver Interface

December 8, 2005 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

By C.N. Wilson Conventional FM receivers use an analog demodulator, such as a PLL, or more commonly, a limiter-discriminator. Digital schemes replace these with digital processors. The following information covers general issues involving digital demodulators, with the marine AIS as an example....

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SiGe BiCMOS Plays a Growing Role in the Mobile Platform

December 8, 2005 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lower costs and advancements in SiGe BiCMOS offer significant benefits to the wireless community. By Paul Kempf Glossary of Acronyms BiCMOS — Bipolar Complementary Metal-oxide Semiconductor CCK — Complementary Code Keying (RF modulation) CMOS — Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor COT — Customer-Owned Tooling E911 — Enhanced fT — Tr...

Embedded ZigBee Design Considerations

December 8, 2005 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Andy Wheeler Glossary of Acronyms API — Application Programming Interface HVAC — Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning ISM — Industrial, Scientific and Medical MAC — Medium Access Control (as defined by author) PHY — Physical Layer RFIC — Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit ROM — ...

600 W Hot-swap Front End

November 1, 2005 10:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power-One, Inc. introduces the FNP600-12, a 600 W hot-swap AC/DC front end that features I 2 C-compatible monitoring and control capabilities. Utilizing an 85 to 264 VAC universal input, the FNP600-12’s 51 A main output can be adjusted from 7 to 12 VDC, making it an appropriate bus-voltage source for a wide range of isolated and point-of-load DC/DC converters in networking and storage systems....

Low VCE(sat) BJTs

November 1, 2005 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor introduces a family of high performance, VCE sat bipolar junction transistors (BJTs) that reduce overall circuit cost while contributing to better power efficiency and longer battery life in a variety of portable applications — including cell phones, PDAs, media players, notebook computers and digital cameras....

Leadless SMT Ceramic Packages for Direct PCB Mount

November 1, 2005 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Remtec’s proprietary Plated Copper on Thick Film (PCTF®) technology permits the design and manufacture of leadless ceramic chip carriers and packages larger than .75 inches on a side. These packages, with wrap-around interconnections, plugged via holes, hermetic-filled vias and integrated passives, provide improved electrical and thermal performance at lower cost for high circuit/ power density applications....

RF Transceiver ICs

November 1, 2005 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation announces its new full duplex RF transceiver ICs ATA5824 and ATA5823. These two devices are optimized for automotive keyless entry/passive entry go (PEG) and tire pressure monitoring (TPMS) systems. The ATA5824 and the ATA5823 provide full duplex functionality, which helps to secure RF systems against automotive theft and other unauthorized system access....

Low-Frequency RFID IC

November 1, 2005 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® introduces its LF RFID IC ATA5558 with integrated anti-collision functionality. The ATA5558 is a contactless Read/Write (R/W) RFID device for multi- or single-tag applications in the low frequency (LF) range, such as animal identification, laundry management, industrial automation, item tagging and ISO cards....

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