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Fan-Out Switch Matrix

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Dow-Key announces a CANBUS-based solid state switch matrix with RS-422 control interface that performs from 3.4 GHz to 4.2 GHz and is available in full fan-out configurations from 32 × 32 to 32 × 64. The matrix consists of two Input Modules (housed in 3U rack mountable chassis), four output modules (each housed in 6U rack mountable chassis), and one Controller Module (housed in a 3U rack mountable chassis)....

Dual Processor Blade

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Diversified Technology has released the ATC5232 AdvancedTCA® (ATCA), Dual Processor Blade. The ATC5232 is based on the Intel® E7520 chipset and utilizes the Low Voltage Intel® Xeon™ Processor with 800 MHz System Bus in single or dual configurations at speeds up to 2.8 GHz. The board is compliant with the PICMG® 3....

Zigbee Network Processor

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ember introduces a network processor version of the same product family for OEMs that prefer to build ZigBee applications using popular third-party microcontrollers (MCUs). ZigBee is a wireless network standard that solves the unique needs of remote monitoring and control, and sensor network applications....

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1U Switching Power Supply

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phihong USA announces a 500 W 1U switching power supply with 1500 VAC output isolation and SELV output for applications such as Power-over-Ethernet, telecommunications, servers and network redundant power sources. The PSM500-210, available with 48 or 12 V main outputs and 12 V standby output, operates from an input voltage range of 85 to 265 VAC with active power factor correction and is hotplug n+1 configurable for scaleable and redundant ...

Single-chip CMOS-based RF Tuner

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Athena Semiconductors introduces an ultra low-power, dual-band, RF tuner chip, built using the CMOS process, to enable cost-effective mobile TV applications in cellular phones and other devices such as PDAs and automobile entertainment systems. The ATS7000 is fully compliant with the Digital Video Broadcast-Handheld (DVB-H) standard that enables the reception of multi-channel broadcast TV and audio channels on mobile consumer devices....

Design Kit for CMOS Process

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

SMIC announces an Advanced Design System (ADS) design kit for its 0.18µ CMOS process for microwave, RF, mixed-RF, analog and digital IC design. The kit contains sets of both passive and active elements, for simulation using ADS. It is designed for use with the latest version of Agilent Technologies' ADS EDA software....

Battery Management and Protection ICs

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Semiconductor announces two battery-charging products for portable electronics: a single-cell USB/AC charger and a charge control and protection circuit for embedded Lithium-Ion and Lithium-polymer batteries. Appropriate for cellular phones, PDAs and handheld instrumentation, these tiny devices require few external components and support up to 1....

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PCB Plotters

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

LPKF Laser & Electronics introduces the ProtoMat®S100 circuit board plotter. This compact system delivers desirable PCB prototyping capabilities with improvements in precision and control, reducing board production time while increasing overall accuracy and ease-of-use. Combining its maximum milling speed of 150 mm per second with a system resolution of 0....

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pHEMT Transistors

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor announces ten discrete Power pHEMT transistor devices for a variety of amplifier applications including aerospace, digital radio or wireless basestations. These devices, utilizing the company’s 0.35µ power pHEMT production process, offer impressive power, gain and efficiency performance and are suited for L- through Ku-band high power amplifiers....

ADC Family

August 3, 2005 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC2480 series of delta-sigma A/D converters, featuring a front-end design that is able to directly digitize a range of sensors. The LTC2480’s Easy Drive™ technology results in zero average differential input current, simplifying the design of front-end signal conditioning circuits and allowing the ADC to be driven directly from bridges, RTDs, thermocouples and other high impedance sensors....

Meeting the Wireless Multimedia Challenge

August 1, 2005 12:35 pm | by Tom Barrett | Product Releases | Comments

Glossary of Acronyms API — Application Program(ming) Interface ASIC — Application-Specific Integrated Circuit CPU — Central Processing Unit DSP — Digital Signal Processor FPGA — Field-Programmable Gate Array GUI — Graphic User Interface I/O — Input/Output MAC — Media Access Layer ...

Improving Wireless Voice Quality with ADM

August 1, 2005 8:52 am | by Ron Hunter | Product Releases | Comments

Glossary of Acronyms 3B4B — An encoding scheme that translates 3-bit bytes into 4-bit coded words using running disparity. ADM — Adaptive Delta Modulation ADPCM — Adaptive Delta Pulse Code Modulation CBUS — Control Bus (Nortel) CVSD — Continuously Variable Slope Delta DCO — Digitally Controlled Oscillator ...

CMOS-based RF Integration in 3G

August 1, 2005 7:16 am | by Robert Fan | Product Releases | Comments

Glossary of Acronyms 2.5G — " Second-and-a-half" Generation Cellular (uses existing infrastructure in otherwise circuit-switched GSM and CDMA networks to add some packet-switched data functions) 3G — Third Generation Cellular, with both packet-switched and circuit-switched domains....

MESH Networks Bridge the Gap for Seamless Roaming Across Cities, Sites and Venues

August 1, 2005 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director First generation WLANs were traditionally designed for cable replacement - quite simply, to clean up some of the rat's nest of wires commonly found in home offices or entertainment systems. However, with the rapid evolution of wireless technologies, subsequent iterations of WLANs have taken on a much more central role in networking, especially with wireless Internet....

Light Metal is Pretty Cool, But is It for Us?

August 1, 2005 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director Moore's Law, the infamous knell of death for the unprepared, which states microprocessor complexity will grow exponentially without an increase in price, has held for four decades. But I wonder if Gordon Moore saw the issues about power when he coined the phrase....

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