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Base Station Analyzer

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu introduces Cell Master MT8212B which adds a CDMA/GSM transmitter analyzer, interference analyzer, built-in source, channel scanner, and DS0/VF channel access to the Cell Master design. With the Cell Master MT8212B, users can conduct all major RF measurements on CDMA signals. The integration of the CDMA transmitter analyzer option into the MT8212B also allows it to demodulate cdmaOne and cdma2000 1xRTT signals....

ASIC Processor

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants launches a 32-bit RISC core. The XAP3 core is available in Verilog RTL and can be fabricated in under 50,000 gates in a variety of ASIC and FPGA technologies. XAP3's instruction set has been optimized to exploit the code-efficient features of C compiler technology, reducing memory requirements and power consumption....

Power Splitters/Dividers

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microlab/FXR announces an addition to their power splitters/dividers. The low cost, isolated power dividers, D2-65FN series covers from 800 to 2,500 MHz so as to include the cellular, PCS, UMTS, and WLAN bands in a single unit. Microlab/FXR Model D2-65FN 2 way Wilkinson style power dividers has been designed for rugged low cost applications where output isolation is necessary....

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Lamps and Drivers

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rogers introduces their newest electroluminescent (EL) product lines, manufactured by its Durel Division. DUREL DFLX™ lamps offer designers versatility for low-cost, uniform keypad lighting, including the ability to provide many types of decorative lighting. DFLX lamps are very thin (0.1 mm) as well as flexible because of the absence of the polyester film associated with conventional EL lamps....

Switching Cards

October 26, 2004 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Geotest announces four 3U PXI switching cards: the GX6021, GX6115, GX6125, and GX6138. The GX6021 is an RF multiplexer high-density 3U PXI switching card that provides 200 MHz bandwidth and offers four groups of 1 × 4 multiplexers. The GX6115 features 15 individual high-current SPDT relays capable of switching 7A per channel and three additional open collector drivers for external relays or indicators that can be used to drive external ...

Efficient RF System Design Using Budget Analysis

October 26, 2004 11:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

New budget analysis solution determines RF system performance by monitoring trade-offs and considering critical issues early in the design cycle. By Anitha Swaminathan Today, major challenges for RF system designers include the speed and accuracy of design tool performance. Spreadsheets are widely used to quickly analyze a particular system, but they tend to be inaccurate if non-linearities and frequency dependencies need to be consider...

Mobile Phone Testing: Striving to Control Test Costs Against the Onslaught of Enhanced User Features

October 21, 2004 11:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

New features, power of the carriers, and lower phone prices are driving the market. By Robert Green Mobile phone manufacturing means one thing: very high volume production. During the last few years, annual production of mobile phones has been around 500 million units. This year, production will be closer to 600 million phones....

Design Challenges for a Multi-band OFDM UWB Communications System

September 29, 2004 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

UWB is a scalable technology capable of delivering target data at a rate of 110 Mb/s at 10 meters and 480 Mb/s at 2 meters, in realistic multi-path environments. By Anuj Batra, Jaiganesh Balakrishnan, and Anand Dabak Imagine a day when you can buy a high-definition television, plug it into the power outlet and have it work with all the components (DVD, set-top box, personal video recorder, PlayStation, etc....

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ASIC-Style Design Techniques for Programmable Devices

September 29, 2004 8:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

As high gate count FPGAs become more common in wireless devices across all frequencies, the design problems long faced by ASIC designers are beginning to surface in these FPGAs as well. By Salil Raje, Ph.D Rapidly evolving standards have helped make FPGAs popular for wireless applications, Designers can continually modify FPGA-based systems, even in fielded products....

LVDS Solutions to EMI Problems in Ultra-Portable Applications

September 29, 2004 8:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

LVDS offers a number of advantages over LVTTL. Significant among them are better performance, lower overall component count and reduced product cost. By John Whalen Today's cell phones, PDAs and other ultra-portables are becoming smaller and lighter-and more likely to adversely affect one another due to sheer numbers and proximity to other electronic devices....

Open Base-Station Hardware Architectures For 4G Systems

September 29, 2004 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Base station architectures tailored towards converged broadband wireless platforms and open wireless infrastructure is absolutely essential to establish the paradigm of mobile multimedia. By Patrick Naraine First generation mobile communication systems introduced in the 1980s were intended primarily for voice transmission....

The Times, They Are A-Changin'

September 29, 2004 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director I suspect that many of you remember that line. If you're too young to remember the original from Bob Dylan, maybe you remember it from one of the U2 concepts circa the late 1980's. But since it's penning, any number of artists, from Bruce Spingsteen to Simon and Garfunckle, to Phil Collins, and countless others have used that 60's quintessential song snippet as an attestable understateme...

Phase-Locked Oscillator

September 29, 2004 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

The model LT-25 phase-locked oscillator from EM Research is a frequency synthesizer designed for use in environments where high stability and low phase noise over temperature and vibration are requirements. Utilizing a 10 MHz external frequency reference, the device is characterized by its rise/fall times of < 2 nSec with 8 pF load and phase noise of – 115 dBc/Hz at 20 Hz offset, – 135 dBc/Hz at 10 KHz offset, and – 150 dBc/Hz...

Amplifier

September 29, 2004 8:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Herotek introduces a wide band amplifier, the AF0118193A, covering 0.1 to 18 GHz. It is suitable for a variety of applications, including instrumentation, military, and commercial. The amplifier has gain flatness of ± 0.8 dB with gain of 19 dB min., low power consumption, noise figure of 2.8 dB max, Pout 1 dB Compression of +8 dBm min....

Gigahertz-speed Dual A/D Converter

September 29, 2004 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor Corporation debuts a new dual high-performance CMOS analogue-to-digital converter that consumes significantly less power while providing the gigahertz speeds necessary for reliable measurements of high-frequency signals. These high-speed, low-power devices are designed specifically for applications such as digital oscilloscopes, automated test equipment (ATE), base stations, satellites, and communications systems requ...

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