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CMOS Transceivers

September 29, 2004 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Berkäna Wireless introduces a family of single-chip CMOS transceivers. The BKW9000 transceivers feature receiver performance across all four bands with a sensitivity as low as – 110 dBm while consuming approximately 90 mA current. The transceivers support GSM-850, EGSM-900, DCS-1800, and PCS-1900 bands through the integration of four low-noise amplifiers (LNAs), complete receiver and transmitter chains, synthesizers and filters....

900 MHz Modems

September 29, 2004 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available with one full watt of output power, AeroComm's ConnexLink™ packaged transceivers can talk over distances of 20 miles line-of-sight. Units can be set up for cable-free communication between industrial RS232/422/485 devices, providing data transmissions of up to 115.2 Kbps. The transceivers suit a variety of industrial and commercial applications, including: real-time inventory and change monitoring in vending machines and ATMs;...

RF Design

September 29, 2004 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

The MathWorks announces the RF Blockset and the RF Toolbox, two products designed to expand the scope of model-based design for signal processing and communications engineering applications. Both products enhance the functionality of the MathWorks industry-leading software platforms, MATLAB(r) and Simulink®, by providing users with a features for RF system design, analysis, development, and implementation....


Analog Device

September 29, 2004 8:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip announces an analog device for the digital environment. These devices enable a standard two-stage amplifier signal chain to be implemented into an eight-lead package with a power-saving chip select. The internal connection of the two stages enables one operational amplifier to feed into the other making a more compact design....

Balanced Mixer

September 29, 2004 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) fundamental balanced mixer, which is for use as a down-converter. Using 0.15 micron gate length GaAs pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) device model technology, this mixer covers the 32 to 42 GHz frequency bands....

SoC Solution

September 29, 2004 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices announces the highly integrated SiW4000™ system-on-chip (SoC) Bluetooth® solution with Enhanced Data Rate (EDR) for up to three times faster throughput than current Bluetooth 1.2 devices. With its small size and low power consumption, the SiW4000 is designed for mobile phone applications....

Wireless Transceiver

September 29, 2004 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The 9XTend wireless transceiver from Maxstream provides OEMs with 256-bit AES encryption, power output of 1 mW to 1 W (software selectable), transmission range up to 3000 ft. indoor/urban environments, up to 40 miles line-of-sight), and 900 MHz data throughput of up to 115 kbps sustainable RF data rate, up to 230 kbps interface data rate)....

Testing Capabilities

September 29, 2004 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduces wireless test benches, sources and measurement capabilities for its Advanced Design System (ADS) 2004A EDA software that enable simulation of wireless designs to WLAN, 3GPP and TD-SCDMA standards. The capabilities allow RF circuit designers to verify subsystem performance in wireless communications products....


Web Directory

September 2, 2004 10:53 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments PacTec, division of LaFrance Corp., is a world leader in design and manufacturing of standard off-the-shelf, custom-modified, and completely custom plastic electronics enclosures. Advanced design and manufacturing techniques coupled with extraordinary design team expertise results in high quality, economically produced custom enclosures quickly as well as off-the-shelf from stock....

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....

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....


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