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CDMA Software Suite

July 30, 2003 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Morrow Technologies introduces their CDMA software suite for use with their VC-900 and VC-PCS spectrum analyzers. The CDMA software gives wireless providers continuous True Real-Time Remote Monitoring of critical base station parameters. An analyzer equipped with the CDMA software enables field teams to pinpoint anomalies in base station performance....

Radio Subsystem

July 30, 2003 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a complete RF subsystem for E-GPRS (GSM/GPRS/EDGE) mobile handsets. Skyworks' RF chipset solution includes the company's single-chip direct conversion transceiver, power amplifier (PA) module, and a PA controller/modulator. The subsystem utilizes Polar Loop transmit modulation architecture which eliminates components such as SAW filters....

Design Flow Software

July 30, 2003 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mentor Graphics announces the addition of ICassemble to their analog/mixed-signal (AMS) system-on-chip (SoC) design flow. ICassemble offers top-down floorplanning, advanced interactive and automatic routing, and chip assembly capabilities within the IC Station full-custom layout environment. ICassemble is built into the IC Station tool — with a common database and integrated user interface — allowing SoC designers to plan, implement...

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RF Front-End

July 30, 2003 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiGe Semiconductor announces an RF front-end for dual-mode 802.11b/g WLAN systems. The SE2526A RF front-end integrates a high-performance power amplifier, power detector, transmit/receive switch, diversity switch and filtering into a chip-scale device that is fully matched to 50 Ω. The SE2526A is supplied in a laminate package measuring 5....

Magnetic Sounder

July 30, 2003 9:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Star Micronics introduces the NFT-03A, a surface mount audio alert. The NFT-03A delivers high SPL so it can be heard in noisy environments. The NFT-03A's 80 dB average SPL delivers a warning type tone that is attained, in part, due to an internal cavity structure, that eliminates the need for an externally designed cavity....

Wireless Technologies for Broadband Access: Standards, Techniques, and Building Blocks

July 25, 2003 7:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

A two-day, UC Berkeley Extension course which introduces the most common wireless local and wide area broadband networks, with focus on protocols, standards, and implementation techniques. Systems covered include 802.11 (a), (b), (g) (WLAN), 802.15 (WPAN), 802.16a (WMAN), Ultrawideband, Bluetooth, CDMA, GSM, and direct broadcast satellite....

Non-Volatile Storage for Mobile Phones, M Systems

July 9, 2003 6:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Veronica Mayfield As we move into mobile computing platforms enabled by tomorrow's 3G and 4G phones, with features such as media messaging, video streaming and running third party applications, the memory requirements will escalate to hundreds of megabytes. This shift in emphasis is significantly stretching the demands being placed on non-volatile storage systems typically used in 2G phones such as battery backed SRAM or NOR flash (se...

Log Amplifiers

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

American Microwave produces a line of Detector Log Video Amplifiers, in both 40/45 dB and 70 dB models with a variety of available packages and capabilities. The Model No. LVD-218-50 is a 40/45 dB, miniature, 2.0 to 18.0 GHz (other frequency bands available), DC-coupled, detector log video amplifier....

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Differential Probe

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduces a general-purpose 6 GHz active differential probe that allows users of spectrum and network analyzers to make high-impedance measurements on differential signals. The Agilent E2696A InfiniiMax active differential probe enables engineers to measure and quickly validate differential signal designs....

GSM Power Amplifier

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announces the RF3146, the third-generation of the PowerStar™ GSM power amplifier (PA) modules with integrated power control. The RF3146 is designed using the Lead Frame Module™ (LFM™) packaging technology. The RF3146 measures less than 50 mm 2 . The RF3146 is designed for use as the final RF amplifier in single- and multi-band GSM, DCS and PCS handheld digital cellular equipment and other applications in the 824...

Keypad Multiplexer

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Micro Devices introduces the CM2500-05QF, a CMOS multiplexer for keypad switches in wireless handsets and other mobile electronics. The CM2500-05QF enables device keys or joystick/roller pads to have dual functionality. The CM2500-05QF is a space-saving replacement for a 5-diode Schottky diode discrete solution while providing low voltage drop of less that 10 mV across the input/output pair....

Differential Amplifiers

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC1992-2, a class of fully differential input and output amplifier with a fixed gain of two. The LTC1992-2 has high stability internal gain setting resistors that provide a fixed gain of two with better than ± 0.3% gain accuracy over – 40°C to 85°C temperature range....

Connectorless Probes

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces connectorless probes that offer low electrical loading for all its logic analyzer users. The Agilent E5394A soft touch probe enables a direct connection from the probe to targets on a printed circuit board without the use of an adapter. The Agilent E5394A soft touch probes do not require special cleaning or special surface finishes of the probe pads to make a reliable connection....

Dual Translators

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX9375/MAX9376 single- and dual-channel "Anything"-to-LVPECL translators. On the MAX9376 dual translator, one channel is "Anything"-to-LVDS and the second channel is "Anything"-to-LVPECL. The "Anything"-input configuration of the MAX9375/MAX9376 accepts LVPECL, LVDS, CML, and HSTL differential signal levels as low as 100 mV....

Multi-Function Filter

July 8, 2003 11:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

This Frequency Agile Filter is controlled using an 8 bit parallel interface, which allows 251 tune words for frequency control. A power saving mode is initiated by sending a 255 command to the filter, which turns off all the diodes and minimizes current consumption by the digital components. Given the 251 tune words (250 steps), this filter will have a tuning resolution of 250 KHz, equally spaced across the tuning range....

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