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YIG-tuned Oscillators

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Lambda announces YIG-tuned oscillators covering 6 to 20 GHz. Three models providing desirable phase noise performance covering 8 to 18 GHz, 6 to 18 GHz and 8 to 20 GHz are now available. Utilizing SiGe transistors, these units are available in three standard package configurations 1.25 in....

DPDT Diversity Switch

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM announces a RoHS-compliant DPDT (double-pole/double-throw) diversity switch, MASWSS0190, designed for applications that require high linearity and isolation. The MASWSS0190, with its low leakage current, is a high-power switch that maximizes system linearity performance while simultaneously reducing DC power consumption....

ZigBee Wireless Network Module

May 8, 2006 12:06 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

A new module for building ZigBee wireless networks has been launched by Telegesis. The ETRX2 is a low-power transceiver that can be embedded in a wide range of devices to produce self-organizing, self-healing wireless meshes. Incorporating the new single-chip EM250 ZigBee system from Ember, the devices offer developers a means for bringing advanced wireless-enabled products to market....


C-band VCO

May 8, 2006 11:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Z-Communications announces their C-band (2865 to 3165 MHz) voltage-controlled oscillator. The V810ME05-LF offers a low phase noise performance of – 91 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset away from carrier. This model combines linear tuning with good harmonic suppression. It provides a typical tuning sensitivity of 75 MHz/V and harmonic suppression better than – 25 dBc while delivering an O/P power of 4 dBm ± 2 dB....

WiMax—Delivering on the Promise of Wireless Broadband

May 8, 2006 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Multimedia applications running on the Internet have created an explosive demand for broadband access — not only in metro areas of developed countries, but also in areas as remote as the villages of India and China. The Internet is now being eyed as a means of reaching all aspects of humanity....

Thin-film and Wire-wound Inductor Technologies

May 8, 2006 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Design engineers often ask about the differences between wire-wound and thin-film inductors, particularly in terms of which works best in specific applications. The discussion within this article will look at the properties of both, with a focus on wireless applications in particular. By Ron Demcko Glossary of Acronyms AWG — Average Wire Gauge ESR — Equivalent Series Resi...


May 8, 2006 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

As the demand for wireless devices above 50 GHz increases, SiGeC BiCMOS-based technologies will step up to the plate to offer cutting-edge technologies and competitive costs. This article discusses an integrated PLL, tunable from 54.5 to 57.8 GHz and manufactured in a SiGe:C BiCMOS technology. By Wolfgang Winkler, Johannes Borngräber, Bernd Heinemann and Frank Herzel Glossary of Acronyms ...

CDMA Handset Antenna Switch

May 8, 2006 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor introduces a high-power antenna switch for CDMA applications. The product, TQP4M3019, is supplied in a 2 × 2 mm, 12-lead STSLP package. The part, in SP3T (single-pole, triple-throw) configuration, provides good cross-modulation and isolation performance while exhibiting low insertion loss in all frequency bands (PCS, cellular and GPS)....


The Industrial "Niche" Market

May 8, 2006 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

In a panel discussion held during CTIA last month, a great deal of attention was paid to the newest innovations in cell phone technology — something one would expect from such a conference. Speakers promoted the newest gadgetry and the extensive features that went along with them, and explained how this will lead to the best service on the market for consumers....


Trends in RF Oscillator Applications

May 8, 2006 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Peter Sinclair, C-MAC MicroTechnology Frequency-control devices provide the "heartbeat" of all kinds of RF equipment. The system clock is as vital as any other component of the functional whole. It should come as little surprise then, that the market forces at work upon the frequency-control sector are basically the same as those that are shaping the RF industry as a whole: constant pressure to deliver higher performance, highe...

Design and Analysis Software

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx announces the latest version of its PlanAhead™ software, a hierarchical design and analysis solution that, along with Xilinx ISE™ software, delivers a high performance advantage for Xilinx Virtex-4™ and Spartan™-3 FPGAs. The release also simplifies partial reconfiguration for Xilinx FPGAs....

GPS Module

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LEA-4A, 17 × 22 mm in size, is u-blox's GPS module, featuring the 16-channel ANTARIS 4 receiver technology developed jointly by Atmel and u-blox. The LEA-4A module uses 40% less power than its predecessor (the LEA-LA) and includes a USB port for flexible connectivity, high data rates and combined power and data transmission over one link....

Modeling Solution

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

CoWare® Inc. announces a standards-based modeling solution for platform-driven ESL design with the new release of CoWare ConvergenSC®. The solution consists of a new standards-based modeling library for SystemC transaction-level modeling (TLM) and ConvergenSC tools that ease development and accelerate reuse of platform models across design....

Inductor Products

April 17, 2006 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Stackpole Electronics, Inc. announces three inductive product series for high frequency applications. The AL series utilizes a thin-film technology for high reliability and precision tolerances to 1% or ± 1 nH. The CL series is a multilayer technology with good overall characteristics. The WL series is a wirewound technology that offers the highest usable frequency range, highest current carrying capability, and the best Q factor of the...

Introducing Digital Techniques to Radio Products

April 4, 2006 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

This article will present an introduction of the use of digital demodulators, as compared to a conventional FM receiver used with an analog demodulator, such as a PLL, or more commonly, a limiter-discriminator. It will present the case that digital demodulators not only offer advantages for modern radios, but provide a degree of future-proofing as well....


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