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I/Q MMIC Mixers

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave introduces seven GaAs MMIC I/Q mixers targeted to VSAT, microwave radio, test equipment, sensor and military applications from 6 to 23.6 GHz. The HMC526, HMC527 and HMC528 GaAs MMIC I/Q mixer die offer IF bandwidth of up to DC to 3.5 GHz, conversion loss as low as 7.5 dB and Input IP3 as high as +30 dBm....

Electromagnetic Modeling Software

June 30, 2005 8:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces a 64-bit version of Momentum, its 3D planar electromagnetic software. The release offers improved accuracy, capacity and speed for design and verification of passive components and interconnects for RFIC, MMIC and PCB/hybrid/module design. The 64-bit capability eliminates memory limitations and cuts EM simulation and verification time in half....

A Concept Whose Time Has Come

June 30, 2005 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director From time to time an idea comes along that is so phenomenal that it just sends goosebumps down my spine. When I first read about disposable cell phones, I was so sure that it was a winner I plunked down what was left in my high-tech stock market account that I, and everybody else, shoulda sold in 2000 but didn't....

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Linear Regulator Controller

June 30, 2005 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX8737, a dual, high-power, linear-regulator controller used with external n-channel MOSFETs to generate two independent low-voltage supplies for notebook computers. The regulator delivers low output voltages from 0.5 to 2.5 V, and the external MOSFETs allow scalable current design with highly regulated (1%) loads up to 5 A....

Tools Suite

June 30, 2005 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

eASIC® Corporation, Magma Design Automation and Flextronics Semiconductor announce the complete Easy eFlow tools suite, incorporating the Blast Create™ SA tool for the FlexASIC product family. The Easy eFlow tool suite which includes Blast Create SA, is a unified design flow that allows for high performance programmable ASIC designs....

OTP Antifuse

June 30, 2005 8:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

PolarFab offers a one-time programmable (OTP) antifuse for PBC4, its 0.5 μm BCD (bipolar-CMOS-DMOS) process. The antifuse is a non-volatile memory element that requires no additional mask layers, allowing for a cost-effective post-package or wafer-level trim capability. The antifuse hard macro is organized in an 8-bit (1 B) block, where each individual bit may be selected for programming....

3D, Multi-gate Transistor Structures for Next Gen Wireless Devices

June 30, 2005 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Glossary of Acronyms CMOS — Complimentary Metal-Oxide Semiconductor GA — General Availability ITRS — International Technology Roadmap for Semiconductors MOSFET — Metal-Oxide Semiconductor Field-Effect Transistors MuGFET — Multi-gate Field-Effect Transist...

High-speed Data Converter

June 30, 2005 8:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces a high-speed A/D converter that extends key converter specifications to new levels. The AD9445 is a 14-bit, 125 MS/s ADC that achieves a spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) above 80 dBc and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 72.5 dBfs at input frequencies up to 300 MHz. The SNR characteristics of the AD9445 enable wireless infrastructure equipment designers to improve cellular basestation receivers by offering lower o...

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Wireless Band Couplers

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

MECA introduces rugged, 50 W couplers designed for performance across all wireless bands from 0.8 to 2.0 GHz, making them suited for basestation and in-building wireless systems. The microstrip design provides the low insertion loss (0.3 dB), high directivity (23 dB typical) and exceptional VSWR (1....

Smart Card Reader

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel announces a 13.56 MHz RFID single chip reader. The AT90RF135602 is suited for small, battery-powered handheld devices. It integrates, in a single BGA package, an RF block and an AVR® high performance RISC microcontroller. The AT90RF135602 is a ready-to-use solution and is easily integrated due to its proprietary embedded software....

Tricolor LEDs

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces two side-firing, tricolor surface-mount LEDs (light-emitting diodes) that permit handset and PDA designers to mix separate red, green and blue light sources in any combination. The devices are intended primarily for backlighting and status indicators in handheld devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs....

Development Platform

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Empower Technologies announces the LEOs™ (LinuxDA Embedded O/S) development platform — LDK5910 optimized for Texas Instruments OMAP5910 dual core CPU. The LDK5910 (LEOs for TI OMAP5910 Development Kit) is designed for consumer electronics manufacturers/developers to fast track new products' time to market, to reduce development costs and to alleviate design delay....

Software Program

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cambridge Consultants has developed a software program that demystifies and accelerates the selection of turbo codes for wireless communication systems. Called TurboDesigner, the tool addresses the real-world issues that electronic design teams implementing wireless basestations and terminals face when looking to adopt a turbo code based forward error correction (FEC) strategy — allowing the rapid simulation of application-specific codi...

UHF Antenna

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenex announces the next generation of the Antenex Phantom® family of antennas. With the addition of the Elite™ ETRA4503 antenna, Antenex has blended stealth inspired design with the Phantom field diversity technology. The Phantom Elite is a low profile choice for taxi and public safety vehicles....

Analysis Solution

June 30, 2005 8:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems introduced PowerMeter functionality that extends its dynamic power rail analysis solution with signoff-quality power calculation. Using dynamic power calculation algorithms, PowerMeter enables design teams to accurately calculate and distribute leakage, internal and switching power consumption for every instance of their design....

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