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The Design of Next-Generation RFID Readers Using an RF Chipset

July 10, 2006 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RF Section of UHF RFID 1 W readers typically contains a large number of RF components utilizing different semiconductor fabrication processes. This paper will discuss how next generation RFID readers can use these new integrated components to simplify the design of RFID readers. Comparison of Requirement for US, European and Japanese RFID Readers The US readers will have a maximum output power of +30 dBm; the European Readers will...

picoChip Powers First Software-upgradeable Base Station to Achieve WiMAX Certification

June 8, 2006 9:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

picoChip and Airspan Networks are proud to announce complete WiMAX Forum certification of Airspan’s MacroMAX Base Station for the 3.5 GHz FDD profile. The MacroMAX is powered by picoChip’s software upgradeable architecture, as are Airspan’s HiperMAX and MicroMAX-SDR base station models which are expected to achieve certified status during 2006....

16-Bit Data Converters

June 6, 2006 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces two ADCs targeted for high-end instrumentation, medical and wireless communications applications that enable designers to maintain low noise and high dynamic range, even at high input frequencies. Designers of medical systems, such as magnetic resonance imaging and patient monitoring receivers will benefit from the converters which offer a high signal to noise ratio (SNR) at 79 dB....


RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog

June 5, 2006 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ 2006/07 RF and Microwave Test Accessories Catalog is now available. This catalog enables engineers to quickly research and specify Agilent's test accessories for new product development and manufacturing needs. The catalog features new product highlights and easy-to-read product selection and comparison tables to help users find the information to meet their design specifications....

Mobile Measurements Based Optimization Software

June 5, 2006 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Schema announces the release of Mentor™, a wideband CDMA, EV-DO and UMTS optimization software based on actual network usage. Mentor analyzes real information generated by subscribers' mobile handsets, delivering a comprehensive view of the network and service quality in near real-time, enabling operators to achieve and sustain peak network performance and user experience....

Integrated Duplexer

June 5, 2006 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Temex announces the launch of the TMX DU W307, an integrated duplexer for CDMA450 Systems. Hermetically sealed and just slightly larger than a single SAW filter, the duplexer replaces five traditional components: two individual SAW filters and three passive components, with clear advantages such as a high integration level, which simplifies the CDMA450 handset design, cost savings with using one device instead of five, and board space-savin...

Reduce Test Time

June 5, 2006 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces the release of its Fast Device Tune Measurement, a fast calibration device that reduces manufacturing calibration test times. Fast calibration techniques, such as 8960 Fast Device Tune, can provide an order of magnitude reduction in test time; reducing calibration time for a typical GSM phone from approximately 60 seconds to just one to two seconds....

High Voltage MOSFET

June 5, 2006 11:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Zetex Semiconductors introduces a high voltage MOSFET to handle the requirements of pre-bias supply circuitry. The ZXMNO545G4 is a 450 V enhancement mode N-channel device used in a simple linear regulator to supply PWM ICs at start-up. The MOSFET is disabled when the converter is fully on. To maximize resistance to high voltage creepage, the MOSFET is provided in a 4-pinned SOT223 package....


Second Time Around

June 5, 2006 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

It’s amazing how unpredictable life is at times. If someone had told me eight years ago that I would be sitting here writing the Up Front column again, I would have told them that they were nuts. Allow me to explain. To some of you my name or face may be familiar from my previous stint at the editorial helm of WD&D....

Zigbee-Enabled Cost-Effective and Power-Friendly Wireless Solutions

June 5, 2006 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

wireless technology and the underlying IEEE 802.15.4 standard provide a good fit for power constrained wireless applications with demanding cost, performance and reliability requirements. Zigbee has obtained broad industry support due to its technical merits and commercial potential...--> The Zigbee wireless technology and the underlying IEEE 802....

Antenna for Handheld Wireless Devices

June 5, 2006 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Centurion Wireless Technologies (a unit of Laird Technologies) announces its NanoAnt™ miniature antenna technology that offers system designers a very small-sized antenna with good performance, and implementation flexibility for a variety of wireless applications. The NanoAnt antenna technology can operate from 1....

802.11 b/g Power Amplifier

June 5, 2006 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies introduces an E-pHEMT (enhancement-mode pseudomorphic high-electron-mobility transistor) power amplifier designed for IEEE 802.11b/g mobile wireless local area networks (WLANs). The MGA-412P8 features high linear output power at a low operating current with a shutdown function to conserve battery power, and is supplied in a 2 mm × 2 mm LPCC (leadless plastic chip carrier) package....

Power Management Chip

June 5, 2006 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor is meeting the increasing demands to power new features in today's smart mobile devices with this highly integrated power management and user interface (PMUI) chip. With this single-chip device, designers can optimize system power and drive a variety of powerful audio and multimedia features in products such as 3G phones, mobile gaming units and portable media players....


Crystal Filters

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UM-series custom crystal filters from Network Sciences offers bandpass and band reject filters packaged in surface-mount and leaded hermetic enclosures. The UM-series is available in all filter design approximations with several package options. The filters are available from 40 to 200 MHz with fractional pass band bandwidths from ....

PCB Connector Series

June 5, 2006 11:45 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Anderson Power Products® (APP) introduces the High Current Connector and Contact series. An appropriate solution for applications that require high current connections to a PCB, the series may be configured in one or two row configurations, in both vertical and straight-mounted terminations. When utilized with the APP Powerpole 15/45 connector housings, the devices provide a reliable wire to PCB connection....


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