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Microchip On My Shoulder

August 30, 2004 1:16 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director A few years ago I wrote a column about a company in Florida, VeriChip Corp., that introduced implantable microchips for humans. Originally designed to track livestock and wildlife, the company said the purpose of the next generation of these chips were for medical reasons....

Circuit Simulator for RF, Analog, and Mixed-Signal

August 30, 2004 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nexxim is Ansoft's new circuit simulator that provides fast and accurate solutions for tough analog and mixed-signal circuits. It provides the transistor-level simulation accuracy required for sensitive analog and wireless front-end circuits and the capacity to solve the complexities in modern mixed-signal integrated circuits....

AWR To Develop Design Platform for TSMC Silicon Germanium Process

August 30, 2004 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

To meet growing demand in the wireless radio frequency integrated circuit (RFIC) market for a capable, cost-effective RFIC design platform, Applied Wave Research, Inc. (AWR(), a leading provider of high-frequency electronic design automation (EDA) tools, today announced a corporate agreement with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Ltd....

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ASK/FSK Receiver

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX1471, a dual-channel receiver that can receive both ASK and FSK data simultaneously, eliminating the switching lag time between modes. Designed for low-cost systems where both encoding schemes are present, the device also includes a discontinuous receive (DRX) feature for low-power duty-cycle operation....

Narrowband Transceiver

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

The XEMICS TrueRF™ narrowband transceiver, the XE1205, has a good range with no external LNA or PA. The transceiver meets the requirements for 25 kHz channel spacing and adjacent channel power of less than 㪽dBm and is suitable for applications operating in the 433-868-915 MHz band such as social alarms, security, automatic metering, services and controls, as well as remote keyless entry....

1xEV-DV Solution

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics and Texas Instruments announce the CDMA2000® 1xEV-DV solution. The standard provides users with broadband capabilities via their cell phones, PDAs, and other mobile devices, enabling high-speed Internet connectivity, while simultaneously supporting the voice capability of cdma2000® 1X....

Time Code Processor

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

TRAK Microwave introduces a GPS Time Code Processor with full selective availability anti-spoofing module (SAASM) capabilities for range timing, satellite ground stations, communications networks. and test and measurement system applications. Features of the model 9000S include integral SAASM based GPS receiver capabilities, time and frequency processing, direct P(Y) code acquisition, front panel and remote set up/status and a rear panel ke...

GPS Solution

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEVA introduces Xpert-GPS™, a DSP-based global positioning system (GPS) solution, that delivers advances in the cost, power dissipation and location performance of GPS enabled devices such as wireless phones and telematic devices. The platform supports all wireless standards including GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, GPRS and UMTS....

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RF CMOS Devices

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

QUALCOMM announces the RFR6155™ device, a dual-band RF CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) receive chip for CDMA2000® 1X, and the RFT6150™ transmit device for dual-band roaming capabilities. The RFR6155 device also integrates a GPS receiver, which supports QUALCOMM's gpsOne™ solution....

Designing for Secure Digital I/O

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today's system designers are faced with many possible I/O functions that can be included in their design. These range from wireless options such as WLAN, Bluetooth or wideband technologies, to data collection options such as Barcode scanning or RFID readers. One way to manage the many options is to build in a plug or slot that can take many different I/O functions using existing standards to allow the system designer to take advantage o...

The Testing Needs of WLAN Technology

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

In order for Wireless LANs to achieve the performance demanded by corporate buyers, equipment and chipset manufacturers will need better test equipment. By Dr. Thomas Alexander, Rick Denker, and Gerard Goubert Today's WLANs resemble the early days of cell phones, whose first users were driven by the great convenience, and whose later users demanded much more sophisticated features and reliability: the transparent roaming, compact equip...

Bluetooth and 802.11b Coexistence Issues

August 30, 2004 7:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

How FHSS and, in particular, AFH, make Bluetooth a good neighbor to 802.11b. By Robin Heydon Today, just about anywhere one goes they are likely to find that both the home and the office use WLAN and WPAN environments. With these technologies comes the oft talked about benefits of mobility and flexibility that Bluetooth and other wireless technologies offer....

Integrating Ultra CMOS Designs in GSM Front Ends

August 30, 2004 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today's handsets require an RF front-end that can select between transmit and receive, as well as select different frequency bands. New processes remove the size and bulk associated with traditional switching devices. Early handset designs could duplex between transmit and receive using a circulator (see Figure 1a)....

EMI Filter with Protection Diodes

August 30, 2004 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

An ESD protection array that integrates an EMI filter in a leadless LLP75 package is available from Vishay Intertechnology. Measuring 1.6 × 1.6 mm with a 0.7 mm height profile, the GTF701-HS3-GS08 two-channel EMI filter offers EMI and bi-directional ESD protection in compact end products. The diode array provides transient protection for two data lines, meeting Level 4 IEC 61000-4-2 (ESD specifications of 15 kV (air) and 8 kV (contact),...

GPS Receiver

August 30, 2004 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Xemics announces their latest GPS module. The low power SlimGPS™ RGPSM202 receivers are fully autonomous modules that provide poisition, speed, and time information. The module has speed performances and position accuracy of < 5 m. The tracking sensitivity of – 143 dBm leads to excellent capabilities in outdoor conditions....

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