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SiGe Front-End IC

December 30, 2005 7:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® announces the ATR0981, a Silicon Germanium (SiGe) based front-end IC. The use of SiGe technology and the device's operating frequency range (300 to 500 MHz) make possible a broad range of applications, from handheld family radios (private mobile radios, PMR) to meter readers. It is easy to design applications with low external component counts using this front-end device because of its high level of integration, including a power ...

PIN Diodes

December 30, 2005 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM announces three additions to its existing line of packageless Surmount PIN diodes. The MA4SPS421, MA4SPS422 series devices and MA4PD-042005 series diodes provide good power performance for future platform mobile radio and military control circuit switch and attenuator applications for the 1 MHz to 18 GHz operating range....

Board-to-Board Connector

December 30, 2005 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a low-profile, board-to-board connector designed specifically for miniature and handheld portable equipment applications. Designated the 5805 series, the connector has a 0.4 mm pitch and a 1.0 mm stacking height. A double-sided contact structure adopted for mating lock enhances the components resistance to vibration and drop shock....


Quad-Band CMOS Transceiver

December 30, 2005 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Quorum Systems, Inc. introduces the QS1000, a single-chip CMOS quad-band radio frequency (RF) transceiver offering GSM/GPRS and EDGE capability. Featuring an Ultra-Low-Power (ULP) down-converter, the QS1000 delivers receive current of 53 mA at – 110 dBm sensitivity. This extends the battery life, increasing talk-time by more than 10% in GSM mode and 20% in EDGE mode when compared with current solutions....


December 30, 2005 7:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC2442, a multiplexed 24-bit No Latency Delta Sigma™ ADC with an integrated high performance amplifier. The LTC2442 achieves 1 ppm linearity with the amplifier configured as a unity gain buffer, easing drive requirements for high impedance sensors. This converter allows the amplifier supply rails to be connected to V CC and ground or biased beyond the rails for rail-to rail input signals....

High Density Memory Boards

December 8, 2005 7:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aitech Defense Systems, Inc. announces the C212 series of non-volatile memory VMEbus board configurations that use NAND Flash memory supported by software drivers to provide full hard-disk emulation for up to 128 GB of solid-state mass storage in COTS applications. Designed for high-speed write and erase performance, and providing a low cost-per-bit for data storage, the C212’s NAND Flash memory is useful for high-density data storage appli...

Efficient Simulation Techniques for Modulated Delta-Sigma Fractional-N Synthesizers

December 8, 2005 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

A delta-sigma PLL is an attractive solution for agile frequency synthesis or even direct modulation. Theoretically, this design offers the advantage of eliminating spurious emissions. However, in practice, this is not always the case. Simulation techniques give the designer a tool to analyze the performance of the synthesizer, as well as a means to avoid surprises....

Transceiver Solution

December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband announces GaAs MMIC 13/15 GHz chipset that consists of a highly integrated image reject receiver and transmitter, and compact, two-stage power amplifier. The image reject mixers eliminate the need for an image bandpass filter after the amplifier to remove thermal noise at the image frequency....


Programmable Logic Design Tool Suite

December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor announces its ispLEVER™ 5.1 programmable logic design tool suite. Lattice FPGA logic utilization has been increased by as much as 35%, while design operating frequencies have been boosted up to 25%. An IP delivery infrastructure called IPexpress is included that allows designers to quickly configure Lattice system-level IP for their designs....

Cavity Notch Filter

December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Reactel part number 5R7-1290.6-36S11 is a narrowband, highly selective cavity notch filter. This unit is centered at 1290.6 MHz and has a 3 dB bandwidth of 36 MHz. The notch depth is greater than 20 dB across the frequency band of 1279.7 to 1301.5 MHz. The passbands are 1200 to 1271.4 and 1307.7 to 1500 MHz, with insertion loss measuring less than 2 dB....

YIG-tuned Oscillator

December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Teledyne Microwave announces a low phase noise YIG-tuned oscillator (YTO) in a miniature 1.25 inches cube package. The YTO operates at 8 to 18 GHz with a phase noise performance of – 125 dBc/Hz maximum and is part of Teledyne Microwave’s Ferretec™ family of YIG-based products. Model FS2637 provides typical phase noise performance of – 125 dBc/Hz at 100 KHz offset across the entire 8 to 18 GHz band....

Bluetooth Solution

December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR plc launches its fifth generation of BlueCore, a Bluetooth hardware and software solution. CSR also today launched its BlueMedia enhancements using new DSPs embedded inside the ICs to bring both improved audio performance and added radio functionality. BlueMedia enhanced DSP brings significant improvements to CSR's existing multimedia BlueCore silicon....

GPS Broadband Synthesizers

December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Jackson Labs announces the FireFox Synthesizer product line, including the FireFox Desktop Synthesizer and the FireFox OEM module. The synthesizers combine a GPS disciplined high stability, low phase noise OCXO time-base with a DDS-based broadband frequency synthesizer in one product. The synthesizer combines GPS timing performance with DDS synthesizer technology in one module....


December 8, 2005 6:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sequans announces its first System-on-Chip (SoC) products for WiMAX subscriber stations (SQN1010) and basestations (SQN2010). The SQN1010 and SQN2010 are based on the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard. The WiMAX product family consists of a subscriber SoC, a basestation SoC and Sequans' software solution (S-Cube)....

Hermetic SMT MMIC Components

December 8, 2005 6:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave Corporation announces four products that utilize the company’s high frequency LH5 leadless hermetic SMT package. The HMC441LH5 is a 7 to 15.5 GHz GaAs MMIC Medium Power Amplifier providing 15 dB gain and +21.5 dBm of saturated power at 25% PAE. For upconverter and downconverter applications from 7 to 14 GHz, the HMC141LH5 is a passive double-balanced mixer featuring LO to RF and LO to IF isolations of 35 dB, IF bandwidth o...


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