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Bypass Switch

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dow-Key Microwave announces a 3 GHz bypass switch. DC characteristics of this switch (P/N 411FL-2308-2) include 24 to 32 VDC operation (28 VDC nominal operating current is 300 mA typical at 20° C). Equipped with a failsafe actuator, this device switches in 15 ms (maximum). The panel side of the switch is equipped with N-Type connectors....

Synthesis/Generator Interface

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xilinx and AccelChip Inc. announce an interface between AccelChip® DSP Synthesis and Xilinx System Generator for DSP tools which enables development of high performance digital signal processing (DSP) and communications systems. This interface enables designs captured in The MathWorks’ MATLAB® language to be incorporated into System Generator designs for implementation and verification....

VSAT Antenna Products

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Andrew Corporation announces two small aperture terminal (VSAT) antenna designs. The 75-centimeter elliptical Ku-band receive-transmit antenna system has been designed with a narrow beamwidth for improved adjacent satellite discrimination using Andrew’s precision fiberglass composite manufacturing process....

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Thin Film Chip Inductors

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay announces the release of two thin film chip inductors in compact 0402 and 0603 case sizes that provide high Q values up to 49 at specified frequencies from 100 MHz to 1700 MHz. The Vishay Dale IFCB-0402 and IFCB-0603 are designed to provide stable inductance during high-frequency operation in communications devices such as cell phones, pagers, GPS devices and wireless LANs, as well as for VCO, TCXO circuit and RF transceiver modules....

Pre-Driver Power Amplifiers

May 2, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices® announces two GaAs HBT pre-driver power amplifiers (PAs) for cellular basestation applications. The half-watt RF3807 and two-watt RF3809 single-stage devices operate across CDMA, GSM, DCS, PCS and UMTS frequencies. Operating in the UMTS frequency band, the RF3807 driver amplifier provides +28....

Location Awareness by Implementing Time of Arrival

April 11, 2005 8:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Since the emergence of GPS systems, of the various techniques available to identify location, TOA has been of least interest. But its importance will be on the rise again with the development of miniature and low-power sensing and communications platforms, especially in tactical combat, homeland security, and crisis management scenarios....

An Innovative Approach to Faster RFIC Transmitter Design

April 6, 2005 10:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Transmitter designs continue to evolve at a blazing pace, in both complexity and integration. In today's competitive wireless environment, accurate and efficient transmitter design isn't an option — it's a must. By Andy Howard 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 w...

Incremental Redundancy in EGPRS

April 5, 2005 10:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Incremental redundancy is implemented in EGPRS systems to achieve maximum efficiency in over-the-air interface. By using incremental redundancy, error correction data is not sent over the air unless the data is received in error, thus making the air interface very efficient. By Paul Mercy Designers of wireless devices that incorporate incremental redundancy are faced with many issues from memory issues and debug of complex algorithms ...

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Wireless Base Station Design Using Platform FPGAs

April 5, 2005 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

As predictions for infrastructure cost forecast a maturing of the industry, the demand will be for lower costs and increased functionality. Platform FPGAs are rising to the occasion, and offer new opportunities for the design industry. By Andy Miller and David Gamba Wireless infrastructure revenue continues to experience phenomenal growth....

Next Generation Digital Tools for Filter Designs

April 5, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Sam Shearman, Senior Product Manager, National Instruments click the image to enlarge Figure 1. The typical digital filter design process. The rapid growth of the wireless industry has led engineers to face seemingly contradictory design guidelines....

Architecture-driven Design for Complex Electronic Systems

April 5, 2005 8:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Architecture-driven design, using a virtual system prototype, allows the hardware and software portions of the design of next generation of mobile wireless to be developed concurrently, significantly reducing the overall design cycle and subsequently, costs.|By Graham Hellestrand Glossary of acronyms DSP — Digital Signal Processor EDA — Electronic Design Automation FPGA — Field-...

Kyocera Receives DSCC Certification

April 4, 2005 8:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kyocera America, Inc. announces that it has received DSCC (Defense Supply Center, Columbus) Level Q Transitional Certification for Assembly and Test, per MIL-PRF-38535, FSC 5962, allowing Kyocera to perform assembly and test services for defense applications. ARC International Establishes a New Identity For the Company’s Embedded Software Business ARC International announces that it has established a separate identity for its embedde...

Biometric Fingerprint Sensor

April 4, 2005 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

AuthenTec introduces the EntréPad 1510 — a small, powerful, and versatile biometric fingerprint sensor, which combines high level security with a host of touch-powered features and functions for cell phones. The sensor features the company’s "The Power of Touch" approach, which leverages its patented TruePrint technology to enhance the overall consumer electronics experience by extending biometric technology beyond secure user a...

Extraction Tool

April 4, 2005 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Magma announces QuickCap>reg> NX, an enhanced version of its gold-standard QuickCap parasitic capacitance extraction tool. The key capabilities that have been added allow the tool to better address design challenges that occur in 90 nm and smaller process technologies. With advanced new process modeling, technology model encryption, a parallel execution mode, reference-level SPICE netlist generation, and a 3D graphics viewer, users can shor...

Mixed Signal Oscilloscopes

April 4, 2005 8:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces 12 portable digital storage and mixed signal oscilloscopes (DSOs/MSOs) with bandwidths of 300 MHz and 500 MHz, and a portable 1 GHz offering. With a real-time display update, the Agilent 6000 series can show critical events in complex waveforms, reducing design verification and debug time....

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