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Phase-locked Loop

June 1, 2005 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech announces the ACS8942A, a jitter attenuating and multiplying (JAM) phase-locked loop (PLL) for generating ultra-low jitter output clocks for SONET and SDH network equipment. The IC features jitter generation as low as 0.10 picosecond (ps) RMS (G.813, STM-16, 1 MHz to 20 MHz band) and 0.93 ps RMS (GR-253, OC-48, 12 kHz to 20 MHz band)....

Design Kits

June 1, 2005 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

UMS announces their pHemt and HBT Process Design Kits for Advanced Design System (ADS) Release 2004A. These design kits support the design and production of high performance Gallium Arsenide MMICs. Agilent’s Advanced Design System offers simulation and layout capabilities for complete front-to-back MMIC design in an integrated flow....

PCB Design Software

June 1, 2005 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

FLO/PCB v2.2 features more than 25 improvements and enhancements that improve usability and tighten integration between electrical and mechanical design of printed circuit boards (PCBs). FLO/PCB promotes a conceptual design process that integrates electrical and mechanical design for PCBs, enabling early resolution of component placement and thermal issues....



June 1, 2005 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor announces a line of ultra-compact serializer/deserializers called μSerDes™ (micro-SerDes). The FIN12 and FIN24 series devices are suitable for solving the design challenges posed by converging product features in ultra-portable and consumer applications. These devices reduce wide parallel paths of data to a high-speed serial link, reducing the interconnection to six to seven times fewer wires....

Network Management

June 1, 2005 7:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wireless Valley announces RF Manager™, a software solution that visualizes real-time RF activity to assist network managers in detecting and resolving problems impeding wireless network performance. RF Manager is a platform-independent software solution that enables network administrators to monitor RF activity, detect wireless network issues and resolve problems....

Wireless Antenna

May 31, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Centurion Wireless announces the BlackChip internal wireless device antenna. The RoHS compliant BlackChip is a WiFi antenna solution that is lightweight and SMT compatible in lead free processes. The antenna is a portable wireless device appropriate form factor that simultaneously covers the frequency bands of 2....

Headset Reference Design

May 31, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Xemics' AudioBlue™ 2 reference design is for the development of an ultra low power Bluetooth headset. The small form factor reference design targeting the cell-phone headset market is based on XEMICS' XE1431 Bluetooth application MCU and the CX72303 radio. The Audioblue2 is designed for a Li-ion or Ni-MH rechargeable battery, and provides up to 10 hours talk time with a 120 mAh capacity....

Bluetooth Software Tools

May 31, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants releases a software development toolset that extends the application potential of the leading single-chip platform for Bluetooth applications, CSR's BlueCore family of ICs. The tools allow users to develop application software to run natively on the XAP RISC microcontroller embedded in all BlueCore devices....


Transceiver IC

May 31, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® announces its 2.4 GHz transceiver IC, the ATR2806, manufactured using Atmel’s advanced SiGe BiCMOS process. The product is designed for digital cordless telephone applications, but can also be used for wireless data applications such as wireless Internet access, headsets, games, and home entertainment....

Bluetooth Chips

May 31, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Brainboxes and Ingenico have developed a Bluetooth solution which will make it easier for more retailers to benefit from the additional safety and convenience offered by Bluetooth chip and PIN terminals. Brainboxes' BL-521 Bluetooth solution is plug-and-play and allows Ingenico's Bluetooth-enabled portable chip and PIN terminal (model i7780) to be easily added to EPOS systems....

Wireless LAN Node Module

May 31, 2005 6:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

The highly integrated DPAC Airborne™ 802.11b Wireless LAN Node Module allows OEMs to wireless–enable their solutions, in markets that include transportation, medical, industrial control and automation, point-of-sale, security, Homeland Security and military. Incorporating a web server that permits "drop–in" LAN and Internet connectivity, the Airborne Module includes a radio, baseband processor, application processor and software...

Direct Digital Synthesis

May 16, 2005 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

DDSs built on FPGAs are ideal building blocks for digital communications systems. Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Modern DSPs require high-frequency waveforms without any load on the DSP processors in the system. Direct Digital Synthesizers (DDS) are an efficient and cost-effective method to accomplish this....

For Reconfigurable Radio Technology For Commercial Wireless Handsets

May 4, 2005 6:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Software Defined Radio (SDR) Forum has issued an industry-wide Request For Information (RFI) for modeling techniques and languages to ease design and version control processes for reconfigurable radio technology used in commercial wireless handsets. The RFI is designed to provide the SDR Forum with insight into the current state of the technology as well as requirements for future developments in this field....

WiMAX Silicon and Systems: Ready for Deployment

May 3, 2005 10:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

The arrival of the first silicon-powered systems based on the new WiMAX standard offers a compelling argument to extend broadband wireless access.|By George Wu Glossary of acronyms 16-QAM — 16-Phase Quadrature Amplitude Modulation 64-QAM — 64-Phase Quadrature Amplitude Modulation ADC — Analog-to-Digital Converter AES — Advanced Encryption Standard AHB — Advanced High-...

Characterizing CDMA Mobile Devices

May 3, 2005 10:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

The key to maximizing system capacity while keeping system interference under control.|By Christopher Rix Glossary of acronyms CDMA — Code-Division Multiple Access FCH — Fundamental Channel FER — Frame Error Rate FWD — Forward OEM — Original Equipment Manufacturer QoS — Quality of Service RVS — Reverse RX — Receive TCH —...


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