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Technology Trends Supporting Millimeter-Wave MMIC Product Development

August 11, 2006 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Established and emerging markets such as point-to-point radio and satellite communication systems pose significant challenges to existing GaAs millimeter wave MMIC technologies. Charles F. Campbell, Shuoqi Chen, Rached Hajji, Steve Brown and Dan Green Solid state Ka-band power amplifiers capable of efficiently producing multiple watts of saturated output power are required for VSAT ground terminal applications....

Improving RF performance in Mixed-signal Circuits

August 11, 2006 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Satellite applications using advanced CMOS technology for devices throughout the signal chain benefit from double the capacity, higher integration and lower power consumption. By Rodd Novak Satellite communication is perhaps the most challenging mixed-signal, high-reliability application....

WiMAX Ready for Prime Time

August 11, 2006 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The emerging Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) standard promises to be the core enabling technology for next-generation broadband mobile wireless applications including last mile broadband, hotspots, cellular backhaul and full mobile high speed broadband access. By Barry Dropping Architected to ensure low latency and low jitter to support real-time services, WiMAX provides a wide range of QoS levels appropriate f...


Protection Device

July 14, 2006 8:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corporation announces the µClamp™P, a six-line 5V protection device for portable systems. The device works in any portable device, but is a natural fit for 12-button mobile phone keypads, reducing the number of protection parts needed from three to two, thus freeing up board space and cutting costs....

Single-Chip Programmable Radio

July 14, 2006 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

AsicAhead NV is now offering a single chip programmable radio that can be reconfigured in the field to support multiple frequency bands, as well as all currently specified IEEE 802.16e bandwidth configurations. This mobile Radio Frequency Integrated Circuit (RFIC) — the patent-pending AA1001 — eliminates the need for multiple RFICs and enables WiMAX-connected devices and systems, such as Customer Premise Equipment (CPE), wireless da...

Access Point

July 14, 2006 7:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renasis, LLC announces its DDC36g integrated high-powered access point. The DDC36g incorporates access point, amplifier, network switch and antenna into a single compact and efficient network component. The DDC36g features two data ports which are Power over Ethernet (POE) enabled, allowing devices to be daisy chained together, eliminating miles of cabling and maximizing the range of wireless networks....

Sub-miniature VCO

July 13, 2006 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications, Inc. announces their sub-miniature VCO (SMV) with low phase noise performance for wireless LAN applications. The SMV2500L-LF, in frequency range of 2400 to 2484 MHz, is designed to meet the high-data-rate requirements of point-to-multipoint and terrestrial radios stable. This module offers phase noise performance of – 86 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz away from the carrier....

Wireless LAN Radio Modules

July 13, 2006 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Summit Data Communications announces a family of 802.11g Wi-Fi modules designed for integration into application-specific devices (ASDs) like portable data terminals, bar code scanners, portable printers, medical devices and industrial equipment. The Summit modules provide the features required for reliable operation in business-critical ASDs and their environments....


Packaged Control Devices

July 13, 2006 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave introduces three SMT packaged control device products, suitable for automotive, broadband, cellular/PCS/3G, test & measurement equipment, microwave radio and RFID applications from DC to 6 GHz. The HMC544(E) is a DC to 4 GHz, GaAs PHEMT MMIC T/R switch. It exhibits 0.2 dB insertion loss at 1 GHz, and has an input P1 dB rating of up to +39 dBm....

WiMAX Test System

July 13, 2006 6:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

LitePoint Corporation announces the new IQmax Test System supporting WiMAX products based on the IEEE 802.16 standard. Based on an integrated Vector Signal Analyzer (VSA) and Vector Signal Generator (VSG) architecture, the single box IQmax Test System can test critical physical layer radio parameters for developers, volume manufacturing test and quality assurance (Q/A) stations....

Carrier VoIP/IMS market down 7% in 1Q06, up 48% since 1Q05

July 10, 2006 11:32 am | News | Comments

Worldwide service provider next gen voice and IMS equipment revenue dropped 7% to $722 million in the first quarter of 2006, but is up 48% from the first quarter of 2005, according to Infonetics Research's latest Service Provider Next Gen Voice and IMS Equipment report. Strong annual growth will continue over the next few years, driven by media gateways and softswitches, with the total next gen voice market hitting new highs each year until it reaches $6.

Bipolar Transistors

July 10, 2006 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

A range of low voltage bipolar transistors from Zetex Semiconductors extends the power handling capability of the SOT23 package, enabling designers to shrink products by replacing SOT89 and SOT223 equivalent parts. Zetex is offering two NPN and two PNP devices, each capable of dissipating up to 1....

Assuring Sufficient Receiver Dynamic Range for WiMAX Transceivers

July 10, 2006 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

A GaAs pHEMT MMIC amplifier incorporating an integral bypass switch helps improve the performance of WiMAX receivers over variable transmission paths. WiMAX is a form of broadband wireless access (BWA) that is based on the IEEE 802.16 standard for wireless Metropolitan Area Networks (wireless MANs)....

GaAs Amplifiers

July 10, 2006 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor introduces the TGA4040-SM, a packaged wide-band, medium-power amplifier for 17 to 35 GHz applications, including point-to-point radio, electronic warfare, instrumentation and frequency multipliers. Designed using TriQuint’s 0.15µm power pHEMT production process, the TGA4040-SM provides a nominal 20 dB small signal gain with 18 dBm maximum output power at 1 dB gain compression....

Emulator for Wireless Systems Testing

July 10, 2006 8:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

LitePoint Corporation introduces the TrueChannel Emulator that reproduces accurate multipath environments for testing up to 4 × 4 multiple input/multiple output (MIMO) or single input/single output (SISO) wireless solutions. The TrueChannel Emulator works with wireless integrated circuit and board-level products enabling developers to stress a device-under-test’s (DUT) algorithms and hardware designs....


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