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Network Nodes

June 30, 2005 9:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Newtrax announces a WN-100 Wireless Node device for low power, long range and robust multihop wireless mesh network applications. The device is designed to operate up to several years on batteries, communicate in harsh environments with line-of-sight range up to 500 m, monitor onboard or external sensors and control external actuators....

M/A-COM’s P25 Land Mobile Radio Communications Selected by U.S. Army Bases

June 30, 2005 9:58 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM, Inc. has been awarded two separate contracts by the U.S. Army for P25 IP Land Mobile Radio communications systems. The U.S. Army CECOM Acquisition Center awarded M/A-COM a $2.4 million contract for Fort Sill, OK, for a UHF Project 25 Internet Protocol (IP) Trunked Land Mobile Radio system....

Trusted Platforms for Wireless Devices

June 30, 2005 9:54 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Shifting functionality out of hardware into software offers significant benefits. In addition to reducing costs and conserving physical space, this process offers a plethora of new functional possibilities. By Tony Walters Five years ago, it might have seemed a stretch to suggest that — within the near future — cell phones would be able to switch automatically between licensed and unlicensed radio bands, effortlessly keeping evolu...

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True Waveform Portability in Software-defined Radio

June 30, 2005 9:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The next level of configurable radio is being driven by and will be based upon the JTRS JPO's specifications for both military and civilian SDRs. By Alex Rodriguez Glossary of acronyms 802.11 — IEEE specifications for wireless LAN technology that apply to an over-the-air interface between a wireless client and a basestation or between two wireless clients....

Smart Card IC

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

EM Microelectronic announces the EMTCG176-3G, a flash memory-based smart card IC designed for use in SIM and Java cards for GSM mobile phones, as well as for healthcare and loyalty card applications. The EMTCG176-3G is compatible with the ISO7816-3 Integrated Circuit Card (smart card) specification, and operates with high speed communication baud rates....

Broadband Amplifiers

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

AR Worldwide introduces two new models in its line of S series broadband amplifiers. Models 700S1G4 (0.8 to 4.2 GHz) and 800S1G3 (0.8 to 3 GHz) have rated power outputs of 700 and 800 W respectively. Both the 700S1G4 and the 800S1G4 have low levels of spurious signals and high linearity, making them suitable for use as driver amplifiers in testing wireless and communication components and subsystems....

ISM-Band Transceiver

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

XEMICS introduces the TrueRF™ XE1283, a combination of a full-featured ISM-band transceiver together with an low power RISC microcontroller. This combination of high-power transmitter and sensitive receiver means the link budget exceeds 128 dB. Ranges of up to several kilometers can be achieved at low data rates, with an optimized RF layout and without external transmitter PA or receiver LNA, and with minimal power consumption....

I/Q MMIC Mixers

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave introduces seven GaAs MMIC I/Q mixers targeted to VSAT, microwave radio, test equipment, sensor and military applications from 6 to 23.6 GHz. The HMC526, HMC527 and HMC528 GaAs MMIC I/Q mixer die offer IF bandwidth of up to DC to 3.5 GHz, conversion loss as low as 7.5 dB and Input IP3 as high as +30 dBm....

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Electromagnetic Modeling Software

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces a 64-bit version of Momentum, its 3D planar electromagnetic software. The release offers improved accuracy, capacity and speed for design and verification of passive components and interconnects for RFIC, MMIC and PCB/hybrid/module design. The 64-bit capability eliminates memory limitations and cuts EM simulation and verification time in half....

A Concept Whose Time Has Come

June 30, 2005 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director From time to time an idea comes along that is so phenomenal that it just sends goosebumps down my spine. When I first read about disposable cell phones, I was so sure that it was a winner I plunked down what was left in my high-tech stock market account that I, and everybody else, shoulda sold in 2000 but didn't....

Linear Regulator Controller

June 30, 2005 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX8737, a dual, high-power, linear-regulator controller used with external n-channel MOSFETs to generate two independent low-voltage supplies for notebook computers. The regulator delivers low output voltages from 0.5 to 2.5 V, and the external MOSFETs allow scalable current design with highly regulated (1%) loads up to 5 A....

Tools Suite

June 30, 2005 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

eASIC® Corporation, Magma Design Automation and Flextronics Semiconductor announce the complete Easy eFlow tools suite, incorporating the Blast Create™ SA tool for the FlexASIC product family. The Easy eFlow tool suite which includes Blast Create SA, is a unified design flow that allows for high performance programmable ASIC designs....

OTP Antifuse

June 30, 2005 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolarFab offers a one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse for PBC4, its 0.5 μm BCD (bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process. The antifuse is a non-volatile memory element that requires no additional mask layers, allowing for a cost-effective post-package or wafer-level trim capability. The antifuse hard macro is organized in an 8-bit (1 B) block, where each individual bit may be selected for programming....

3D, Multi-gate Transistor Structures for Next Gen Wireless Devices

June 30, 2005 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Glossary of Acronyms CMOS — Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor GA — General Availability ITRS — International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors MOSFET — Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors MuGFET — Multi-gate Field-Effect Transist...

High-speed Data Converter

June 30, 2005 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces a high-speed A/D converter that extends key converter specifications to new levels. The AD9445 is a 14-bit, 125 MS/s ADC that achieves a spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) above 80 dBc and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 72.5 dBfs at input frequencies up to 300 MHz. The SNR characteristics of the AD9445 enable wireless infrastructure equipment designers to improve cellular basestation receivers by offering lower o...

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