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Semiconductor Packaging

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

StratEdge announces a discrete semiconductor package product family. The packages are available with lead profiles meeting JEDEC standards. They are assembled using a glass to metal seal process. The hermetic seal provides reliability for the device, and offers protection from environmental conditions....

Step Attenuators

July 2, 2003 9:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alan Industries introduces the PDS series of Step Attenuators. These step attenuators operate over the DC - 2200 MHz frequency range, with up to 69 dB of total attenuation available. Each unit is supplied with index stops; knobs, and provisions to panel mount the device. Bench top brackets are also available as a mounting option for laboratory attenuator applications....

Effective Product Development Management and Tracking Systems

July 1, 2003 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

by Carla Slater Kettrick, Reliant Business Solutions, reliant@cox.net Many companies face several challenges that impede successful and timely product development, which is often due to a lack of an effective management and tracking system. Management and tracking systems facilitate the generation, distribution and storage of critical project information, as well as aid in developing the appropriate mix of projects to satisfy product mi...

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Designing for Performance and Stamina - Processing at Smart Speed

July 1, 2003 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power consumption must be as important a design consideration for mobile communications devices as speed and ability. By Kathleen Wiggenhorn, Motorola, Wireless and Broadband Systems Group As we all take our first steps into a brave new world of third-generation mobile, we are participating in a revolutionary new way of conducting business, where mobility no longer limits our productivity....

Challenges in Chipset Design for EDGE Terminals

July 1, 2003 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Challenges in developing handsets and other terminal devices for EDGE By Dan Fague and Doug Grant, Analog Devices, Inc. With second-generation (digital) cellular standards fully deployed worldwide, it is time to look forward to the future of wide-area wireless communications in practical terms....

Wireless Chip Design Requires Advanced Verification

July 1, 2003 10:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Tony Larson, Verplex Systems Inc. Consumer demand for more functionality in a wireless device, combined with time-to-market pressures is causing greater challenges for designers. To stay competitive in the Personal Digital Assistant (PDA) market, for instance, companies must be prepared to offer a myriad of wireless applications in addition to supporting the organizational software for which these devices were originally intended....

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 ....

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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....

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...

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....

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