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Scaling InP Transistors for RF and Mixed Signal Applications

August 12, 2004 10:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

Indium Phosphide is maturing as a mainstream technology for both electronic and optical functions. By Minh Le Indium Phosphide has compelling properties that make it a useful material for both electronic and optical functions. It is a direct bandgap semiconductor whose energy gap allows the generation and detection of light at 1....

Automating DSP Algorithm Design for Wireless Applications

August 11, 2004 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designing complex signal processing algorithms for DSPs in today's wireless systems can be a long and arduous task. Automating the process is more accurate, efficient and repeatable, and makes modeling them almost enjoyable. By Marc Barberis Modern wireless systems require the use of complex signal processing algorithms to perform operations such as Viterbi or turbo decoding, equalization, channel estimation, Fast Hadamard Transforms, ...

GSM Switch

August 3, 2004 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint's TQP4M4010 GSM switch integrates a logic decoder using an E/D pHEMT process optimized for excellent harmonic performance. The logic decoder function eliminates an external CMOS driver chip. Despite increased functionality, this SP4T still resides in a 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.6 mm (SLIM-17) package....

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Switched Filter

August 3, 2004 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRAK introduces a C-Band five channel switched filter assembly used in airborne defense applications. The switch filter features an ultra miniature, low profile design with less than 10 dB passband insertion loss and 60 dB typical stop and rejection at 𫕜 MHz. The model SWF002 has a high speed switching at less than 100 nanoseconds, is hermetically sealed and laser welded with a better than 350,000 hours MTBF....

Noise and Interference Generator

August 3, 2004 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Noise Com announces the E911 Noise and Interference Generator, which provides an expandable, easy-to-use platform for testing the susceptibility to interference of E911 applications on cellular phones, as well as GPS receivers used in airborne, automotive, defense, and mobile locations. The generator is equipped with one or optionally two independent arbitrary waveform generators capable of 40 MHz bandwidth for interference generation over ...

Packaging for SiGe Transistors

August 3, 2004 5:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC introduces a flat lead package developed specifically for use with its high breakdown voltage SiGe transistors. The M16 package measures 1.2 × 1.0 × 0.5 mm (including leads). Available in the M16 package are the NESG2021, NESG2031, and NESG2101. These transistors are suited for use in LNAs, gain blocks, and oscillators in a variety of applications from 800 MHz to 6 GHz where small size and low profile are critical....

Well, Blow My Ear Off

August 3, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director Every now and then I have to take a bit of editorial license and find the humor in, what most of the time is, serious business. In this particular case, I'm referring to the emerging fuel cell industry. Now don't get me wrong. I'm a big proponent of fuel cells technology....

Understanding Mixers

August 3, 2004 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Often a mixer data sheet does not specify intercept point, so a rule-of-thumb estimate can easily be made by examining the 1dB compression point. As RF input level s increased, there is a point where the conversion loss will increase. A convenient point of reference is a 1 dB compression point....

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Quad-Band GSM/GPRS Transmit Module

August 3, 2004 5:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor's revolutionary Quad-Band GSM/GPRS Transmit Module is the smallest, most highly-integrated form factor (6 × 6 × 1.1 mm ) module currently available. It offers greater system integration and superior cost-effectiveness for next generation mobile cellular handset designs....

Distributed Amplifiers

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite announces the release of four wideband GaAs MMIC PHEMT distributed amplifiers in 5 × 5 mm SMT packages that cover test equipment, military ECM/EW, fiber optic and microwave radio/VSAT applications from DC to 20 GHz. Across the product line the small signal gain ranges from 13 to 17 dB with output P1dB performance from +14 to +26 dBm and noise figure as low as 2....

Ultra-Wideband Products

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRDA announces two ultra-wideband-related achievements for a variety of consumer applications. First, TAIYO YUDEN develops a ceramic chip antenna for UWB applications, measuring just 8 × 6 × 1 mm.. The company also announces a 1210 case size (3.2 × 2.5 × 0.85 mm) broadband balun rated at 3....

Frequency Transverter

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tampa Microwave introduces a frequency transverter module that delivers enhanced operation range and capacity for wireless LANs. The transverter model XTVR-1400-2RU is a bi-directional assembly that provides the tunable down-conversion with gain for the transmit direction and tunable up-conversion with low noise gain for the receive direction....

Wireless Intrusion Protection

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Network Chemistry announces RFprotect, a wireless intrusion protection system designed for security-conscious organizations of all sizes. RFprotect's third generation technology uses software to deliver multi-operator access to network security data, multi-tier monitoring for high scalability, integration with leading reporting applications, and cross-platform support for Linux and Windows....

Development Toolset

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altium releases version 3.0 of its TASKING M16C software development toolset that has been enhanced with next-generation Viper compiler technology. A variety of real-life applications and benchmarks have shown that this version of the toolset enables increases in code efficiency, with increases in execution speed of up to 40% and code size decreases of 15% compared to using the previous TASKING M16C toolset....

Power Supply Toolkit

August 3, 2004 5:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announces a web-based Offline Power Supply Toolkit, that enables designers to reduce design cycle times while addressing specific application requirements. The toolkit features tutorials, selection tools, and design aids specifically addressing AC/DC topologies. The magnetic reminder is a tutorial that serves as a primer on the practical application of magnetics in power supply design....

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