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April 4, 2005 8:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director I’m a fan of competition — make no mistake about it. Theoretically, competition is supposed to make things better and cheaper, among other things. Most of the time it does work that way — but not necessarily always. So, I’ve been keeping an ear to the rail with ZigBee, wondering how long it would take before we saw competition start to show up....

Quad-Band GSM/GPRS PA Module

April 4, 2005 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint introduces the TQM7M4006 quad-band GSM850/GSM900/DCS/PCS power amplifier module (PAM) in a small form factor — 5 × 5 × 1.1 mm. The device is a 3 V power amplifier module designed for mobile handset applications. The device employs the company’s InGaP HBT technology in combination with CuFlip™ (flip-chip) assembly technology....

Digital Filter Design Toolkit

April 4, 2005 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

NI announces the NI LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit Version 7.5, which includes tools for modeling and creating software-based digital filters as well as LabVIEW FPGA and C code generation capabilities for chip-level implementation. With the toolkit, design and test engineers can use the LabVIEW graphical development environment to ensure a seamless digital filter design process from conception to completion....

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Two-Chip Radio Solution

April 4, 2005 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim introduces the MAX2392 and MAX2507, RF to baseband TD-SCDMA radio solution reference designs. Available as an analog or digital interface, each reference design encompasses the functionality of the radio — from antenna to baseband. A 100-pin connector lets the radio interface with, and be controlled by, a PC or baseband emulator....

RF Connectivity Products

April 4, 2005 8:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Aerocomm announces the ACE family of RF modems. ACE6490 and ACE6790 are housed in rugged NEMA-4x enclosures, designed to withstand extreme weather or other severe surroundings. Each product delivers variable output power up to one watt at 900 MHz. The products embed two protocols to offer flexibility for rugged applications....

Transmission Implementation of Emerging Serial Standards

February 25, 2005 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Emerging serial chip-to-chip and backplane interconnects are the next level in faster, smaller and more robust device development. And transmission infrastructure standards are next on the agenda. By Ron Warner and Doron Lapidot The movement toward serial chip-to-chip and backplane interconnects continues at a frantic pace, particularly in the communications and storage arena....

Connectors - Not Just Your Typical Interconnect Anymore

February 25, 2005 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

Far from a simple cable interconnect, connectors are reaching a level of technology that rivals other 21st century components By Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Connectors have never been one of the more glamorous components of the wireless infrastructure, but they have always been one of the most critical....

The Smaller, The Better

February 25, 2005 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Ernest Worthman, Editorial Director Well, if you read my column last month I was threatening to do another forecast. Truth be known, I forgot what I was going to discuss. No matter, forecasting was getting kind of boring and to tell the truth, I found a much more interesting topic. This month I want to revisit something that I have been following for some time now and talk about on occasion — nanotechnology....

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RF Micro Devices Announces Financial Results

February 25, 2005 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announces its December 2004 quarterly highlights: quarterly revenue totals are $168.9 million; quarterly GAAP net income per share equals $0.00 and pro forma net income per share equals $0.02; POLARIS™ TOTAL RADIO™ shipments total approximately 1.8 million units; wireless connectivity business unit posts 21% sequential revenue growth; and the company commences in-house module assembly in Beijing facility....

Technology Portfolio with Bluetooth Protocol Stack from Extended Systems

February 25, 2005 9:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. announces that it has enhanced its Bluetooth® technology portfolio by licensing the Bluetooth protocol stack and profiles suite from Extended Systems. TI offers its mobile terminal customers a complete range of single-chip mobile connectivity solutions and software components for Bluetooth personal area networking....

Direct Conversion Transceiver Solution

February 25, 2005 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

With this single chip direct quadrature modulator, Skyworks offers a direct conversion base transceiver station (BTS) RF subsystem solution materials. Skyworks announces a comprehensive RF subsystem for next generation cellular infrastructure equipment and other wireless transceiver applications....

Mixed Signal Option

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

LeCroy introduces the MS-32, a mixed signal option that adds full 32 digital channel support to most 4-channel WaveSurfer® 400 and WaveRunner® 6000A series high performance oscilloscopes. The MS-32 is efficient for applications such as embedded controller testing, where multiple analog signals (comparators, voltage sources, sensor/actuator signals, etc....

UWB Design Library

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ansoft announces an ultra-wideband (UWB) design library for designers of multiband orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM) radio systems. The kit, for use with Ansoft Designer®, allows engineers to generate and detect Multiband OFDM Alliance (MBOA)-compliant OFDM waveforms for system- and circuit-level simulations....

Jitter Analysis Tools

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent announces the release of two jitter analysis software packages for its Infiniium DSO80000 series 10, 12 and 13 GHz real-time oscilloscopes and the Infiniium 54850 series 2.5, 4, 6 and 7 GHz real-time oscilloscopes. The Agilent E2690A and N5400A allow high-speed serial bus designers to quickly analyze the reliability and interoperability of high-speed serial transmitters and links....

Encryption Libraries

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology announces two encryption software libraries for its 16-bit dsPIC® Digital Signal Controllers (DSCs). The dsPIC30F Symmetric Key Encryption Library enables embedded designers to take advantage of the high data throughput intrinsic to the Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) and Triple Data Encryption Standard (DES) "Secret Key" algorithms....

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