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Software-vontrolled Power Management IC

September 2, 2005 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech introduces the SC900, an I 2 C software-controlled power management device incorporating five individual, ultra-low dropout (ULDO) regulators in a 4 mm × 4 mm package. The SC900 adds the flexibility of I2C bus control so designers can quickly modify up to five common use, low dropout regulator requirements often present in battery-operated designs....


Small Things That Make Techno-geeks Happy

September 2, 2005 7:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Editorial Director One thing I want to do before I die is see an atom. I know that objective pales in comparison to having a lifelong goal of finding a cure for Alzheimer’s, or walking on the moon as a civilian. But still......

CMOS Image Sensor

September 2, 2005 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor introduces a 3.0-megapixel CMOS image sensor designed to bring digital still camera quality to camera-enabled mobile devices. The sensor delivers high resolution images using the inches optical format allowing manufacturers to upgrade their offerings without the cost of incorporating new optical lenses....


UWB Chipset

September 2, 2005 7:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wisair introduces the 531 UWB baseband chip, a WiMedia standard UWB chipset. The 531 chip is ready for use in Wireless USB (WUSB) and Wireless Ethernet/IP applications. The full UWB product includes the second generation 502 Radio Frequency (RF) chip, previously introduced. The device is designed to support short-range connectivity with up to 480 Mb/s....

US Patent Focused Wave Technology Antennas

September 2, 2005 7:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The Focused Wave Technology (FWT) Venture Group has obtained US Patent 6,914,588 issued July 05, 2005. The patent enables the manufacture of antennas with a smaller size than conventional types. FWT antenna technology offers many designs and operating frequencies to commercial as well as government users....

SPDT Switch

September 2, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM has released a RoHS-compliant SPDT switch for applications that require high linearity, low insertion loss and high isolation with reduced size. The MASWSS0136, with its low leakage current, is a low insertion loss switch that maximizes system linearity performance while reducing DC power consumption....

Multi-layer Ceramic Capacitors

September 2, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation introduces the LD series of multi-layer ceramic capacitors. The LD capacitors offer tin-lead solder terminations, with 5% lead minimum. The series is appropriate for military products, missiles, guidance systems, communication and radar equipment, and space products such as satellites, rockets and rovers....

Rugged Antenna

September 2, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

The UAB 226G™ Bicone Antenna from Fractal Antenna Systems provides extreme wideband and omni-directional performance for signal gathering and high power transmission. The UAB 226G is about one-quarter the size of a conventional antenna, and comes in a compact, rugged package. The antenna offers a good combination of size, bandwidth and gain....


Crossover Programmable Logic Device

September 2, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor introduces the first two members of its new MachXO™ family. Through the use of 130 nm non-volatile embedded Flash process technology, and the use of an industry-standard 4-input Look-up Table (LUT) approach for logic implementation, the MachX0256 and MachX0640 provide system designers with up to 50% lower cost per logic function....

Ka-band Products

September 2, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband introduces a line of Ka-band GaAs MMIC products, including power amplifiers and a doubler, covering the 27 to 34 GHz frequency bands, with the 30SPA0536 device achieving 36 dBm P sat . Using 0.15μ gate length GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) device model technology, the 30SPA0536 power amplifier and doubler achieves the following performance levels: 27....

MP3 Decoder

September 2, 2005 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel® Corporation introduces a ready-to-use single-chip MP3 decoder combining all the features to allow a mobile phone to play MP3 music and ring tones and to convert it into a pen drive. The AT83SND2CMP3 features an easy-to-implement protocol that can be added to the baseband firmware. The baseband processor, acting as a master, controls the slave player with simple commands such as: Play, Pause, Stop, Next, Copy File, Get File....

Filterless Audio Amplifier

August 3, 2005 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor announces the NCP2820, a filterless Class-D audio amplifier designed for portable applications. From a 5 V supply, the NCP2820 is capable of delivering 2.65 W of continuous average power into a 4 ohm bridge-tied load (BTL). Under the same conditions, the output power stage can provide 1....

Surface-Mount PIN Photodiodes

August 3, 2005 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay announces four high-performance PIN photodiodes that offer high sensitivity in a surface-mount package measuring 4.24 × 5.0 mm with a 1.12 mm height profile. These additions to Vishay Semiconductors’ TEMD5xxx line of PIN photodiodes combine high-speed response and excellent sensitivity, enabled by optional daylight filtering and a choice of two large radiant-sensitive areas measuring 7....

Expanded Custom Options for EMI Filter Plates

August 3, 2005 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Control, Inc. has increased the scope of custom designs and value-added services for its EMI filter plate line. These filter plates incorporate a variety of capacitive and inductive filter elements for RF isolation from 5 MHz to 1 GHz and are appropriate for cost-sensitive, high-volume, industrial applications....

Evaluation Kit for ZigBee Device

August 3, 2005 6:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Jennic has released development kits using network protocol stacks from two of its partners, and demonstrate the first solutions for industrial, building and home automation applications based on its single chip IEEE802.15.4 device. Using the evaluation kit, the company will show the demo of a ZigBee application on a single chip integrated into a mobile phone for use in home automation using a network stack from Korwin; and a building and i...


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