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Performance Gives Way to Style in Next Generation of Wireless Devices

June 10, 2003 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Tom Tarnowski, Inclosia Solutions Electronic devices such as laptop computers, cell phones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs) are at risk of becoming commodity products. Size and performance have historically been the primary differentiating factor for electronic equipment, but the marketplace has evolved to the point where technology alone is not enough to stand out in the market....

Designing The Future

June 5, 2003 7:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Ed Sperling, Electronic News Ray Bingham, president & CEO of Cadence Design Systems Inc., sat down with Electronic News, a sister publication of Wireless Design & Development and the Reed Electronics Group, to talk about hot markets, pricing models, and the future. What follows are excerpts of that interview ....

Noise Generator

June 2, 2003 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Noise Com introduces the UFX-7126 Series Noise Generator, programmable noise generators for testing WLAN receivers. The UFX-7126 covers both the 2.5 GHz and the 5 GHz bands used by the 802.11 a and b standard WLAN, HyperLAN as well as the coming 802.11 g and h equipment. The UFX-7126 gene4rates white Gaussian noise from 2....

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Putting Telematics in the Fast Lane

May 30, 2003 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Wireless solutions for the next wave in mobile technology By David McCartney, Wavecom, Inc. Telematics combines wireless voice and data communications with in-vehicle navigation to deliver location-specific information, security and productivity-enhancing services for people on the move....

Working with TTCN

May 30, 2003 12:23 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Tree and Tabular Combined Notation (TTCN) is a well-established, highly structured programming language that has become the de facto standard for creating test cases used in OSI protocol conformance testing. TTCN has already gained acceptance in the wireless world as the standard for implementing GSM test cases....

MEMS: Re-Inventing Wireless Applications

May 30, 2003 12:21 pm | Product Releases | Comments

It's not just for automotive applications anymore. By Ricardo Dao and Dennis Buchenholz, MEMSIC, Inc. Micro Electrical Mechanical Systems (MEMS) technology has exploded onto the wireless scene; in fact, In-Stat/MDR estimates that MEMS consumer electronics sales will hit $1.5 Billion by 2005....

The Missing Link: 3G Test Cases for the Deployment of Next-Generation Wireless

May 30, 2003 11:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Rob Johnson, Anite Working with TTCN 3G is happening. As the broader market reconciles the overly optimistic expectations of the last several years, the wireless industry is, in fact, proceeding with the launch of next-generation wireless services. The momentum and commitment behind 3G network deployment and terminal development remains strong....

Satellite Problems - Some are Just Plain Taxing!

May 30, 2003 11:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

By David A. Case NCE, NCT It seems lately all I have been dealing with is satellite based issues one way or the other this year, though focusing on satellite issues is not my main task. However in wireless one deals with the hand dealt. The first problem I encountered was after a big winter storm and my satellite dish that provided broadband access got moved a few degrees off kilter because of a broken bracket (over 90 degrees) a...

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Platform for Handset Design

May 30, 2003 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices offers a complete chipset solution (from digital baseband through RF power amplifier), enabling engineers to create handsets for EDGE. Based on the Blackfin® processor, the Blackfin SoftFone® includes a high-performance mixed-signal analog baseband chip with integrated power management, an Othello direct-conversion RF transceiver with polar modulation, and dual-mode power amplifier....

Chipset Enhances Color Displays

May 30, 2003 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor introduces a chipset that combines low power and interface design. The FPD94128 controller/column driver and the FPD93140 power supply/gate driver form a complete solution for driving amorphous silicon active matrix LED (AMLCD) panels used in mobile phones that support full color graphics, videos, and still images....

Programmable Serializer and Deserializer Chipset

May 30, 2003 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX9213/MAX9214 21-bit, LVDS serializer and deserializer. The mAX9213 serializes 21 bits of LVTTL/LVCMOS data into three LVDS serial data streams. A parallel-rate clock on the fourth channel provides timing for the MAX9214 deserializer. The MAX9214 deserializes three LVDS serial data inputs into 21 single-ended LVTTL/LVCMOS outputs....

EDA Tools

May 30, 2003 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

AWR announces Analog Office software for next generation analog and radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) designs, focused on total RF closure. The solution provides concurrent interconnect-driven and RF-aware, design methodology in a unified design. The Analog Office design suite is fully integrated into existing digital and mixed signal IC design flows....

Radio Transceivers

May 30, 2003 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toshiba announces a single-chip radio transceiver in a compact package that provide the radio receive and transmit functions for radio communications systems in the 2.4 GHz ISM frequency band. The TB32301AFL incorporates a low-noise amplifier, frequency modulator detector, voltage controlled oscillator, power amplifier, and received strength signal indicator (RSSI)....

PLL-based Transmitter

May 30, 2003 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MAX1472 is a VHF/UHF PLL-based ASK transmitter. It measures 3 × 3 mm and comes in an 8-pin SOT23 package. The MAX1472 is designed to run directly from a lithium cell as it operates down to 2.1 V, consuming 100 nA of current in standby mode. During transmission, the MAX1472 can output from – 10 dBm to +10 dBm of power into a 50 ohm load....

DC/DC Regulators

May 30, 2003 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The LT1766EFE and LT1956EFE are two constant frequency step-down switching regulators that include a 1.5 A internal switch. Both switching regulators operate within a VIN range of 5.5 V to 60 V, and can deliver up to 1.25 A of continuous output current at voltages as low as 1.25 V. the LT1766EFE utilizes a 200 kHz switching frequency....

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