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Broadband Silicon Amplifier

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent introduce an expansion to its ABA series of silicon RFIC (radio frequency integrated circuit) amplifiers suitable for a range of IF and buffer stages in DBS low-noise block downconverters (LNBs), cable television distribution and cable modems, GSM/CDMA radio cards, microwave links, fiber optic systems, and other communications applications....

900 MHz Transceivers

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

AeroComm introduces the 900 MHz AC4490-1W product. The AC4490-1W provides one watt of output allowing for data transmissions of up to 115.2 Kbps across 20 miles line-of-sight. The device measures 1.65 × 1.9 inches. AC4490-1W has a user-programmable output power of 5 mW to 1000 mW. They are socket-compatible with 2....

Modules and Filters

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Control introduces a range of power entry modules and power line filters. The modules and filters offer a low cost EMI solution to filtering power problems. Power entry modules and power line filters can be used in a variety of applications including medical instrumentation and equipment, power supplies, telecommunication systems, and more....


Tower Mounted Amplifier

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum FSY introduces a tower mounted amplifier (TMA) assembly, which integrates its filter-based products with a low noise amplifier. The TMA provides 12 dB of RF gain with a noise figure of 2.8 dB maximum. The center frequency (Fc) can be factory set to any frequency within the range of 826 to 872 MHz, with an operating bandwidth of 1....

14-Bit Converter

July 2, 2004 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduces a 14-bit digital-to-analog converter (DAC) that clocks at a sample rate of 1.2 GSPS. The fast data rates are made possible by the integration of LVDS digital interface technology. The AD9736 operates from 1.8 V and 3.3 V supplies, consuming 380 mW at 1.2 GSPS with the interpolation filter bypassed, and 550 mW with the interpolation filter enabled....

Packaging Solutions

July 1, 2004 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Minicaps offer prototyping services of LTCC (Low Temperature Cofired Ceramic) multilayer substrate & packaging technology for a range of applications. The LTCC materials systems offer the packaging solutions for high-frequency devices in a variety of wireless, telecommunication, microwave, antenna module, transmitter, power amplifier, filter component, duplexer switch, and other applications....

WLAN Protocol Tester

July 1, 2004 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

The WLAN protocol tester R&S PTW70 from Rohde & Schwarz is a test platform for the development, integration, and verification of wireless local area network (WLAN) systems and components in accordance with the IEEE 802.11 standard. Various measurement and display modes, automated test sequences, and a graphical user interface make working with the test instrument easy....

Image Sensor

July 1, 2004 11:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Micron Technology announces its MT9M111 DigitalClarity™ System-on-a-Chip (SOC) 1.3-megapixel CMOS image sensor, designed specifically for camera-equipped cell phones and PDAs. The SOC features all the functions of a camera on a single silicon sensor, offers the company's CMOS active-pixel technology....


<h3>UWB - Jockeying for Position</h3>

July 1, 2004 9:35 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director Well, here I am. It's about 11:00 PM, Sunday night, June 20th. Cat-in-lap, I'm munching on a bag of chocolate-covered peanuts and finishing my last cup of 12 hour old coffee (between the coffee and chocolate, I should have real caffeine buzz going in about 15 minutes)....

Enhanced-Reliability Darlington Pair Gain Blocks

July 1, 2004 8:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new family of Darlington pair gain blocks that solve a number of potential reliability issues with pre-existing gain blocks. This new family of gain blocks will reduce field failures, and lead to lower maintenance and warranty costs for systems manufacturers. The enhanced-reliability features are included in the CGB 7000 family without compromising RF performance....

Bus Buffer

July 1, 2004 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology introduces the LTC4301L, an I 2 bus buffer designed for ultra low voltage processor applications. The IC accepts input data (SDA) and clock (SCL) pull-up voltages as low as 1 V and level translates them to standard 3.3 and 5 V logic rails. The device allows card insertion into a live backplane without corruption of the SDA and SCL lines, while providing capacitive isolation between the lines even if the respective supplie...

Converter/Controller ICs

July 1, 2004 7:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Torex introduces the XC9110/XC9111 family of PFM controlled step-up DC/DC converter/controller ICs. These new highly integrated power management devices employ a combination of CMOS structure and PFM control to generate the low supply voltages required by designers of the latest generation of battery-powered hand-held devices, such as mobile phones and PDAs, to meet the demand for extended battery life....

COTS 3U and 6U Multiband Receivers

July 1, 2004 7:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has developed a cPCI solution with a 3U 16-channel multiband-receiver board and a 6U 32-channel multiband-receiver board featuring 14-bit A/D converters and Virtex-II FPGAs (field programmable gate arrays) for signal processing. Both boards consist of one or two Model 7131 digital receiver PMC modules and a PMC-to-cPCI adapter assembled and tested as a single cPCI board....

Passive Components Enlist In Military and Aerospace Applications

July 1, 2004 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The demand for hardened, extreme condition hi-rel passives has increased significantly. And the technology has risen to the occasion. By Chris C. Reynolds Electronic manufacturers are responding to the demands from the military and aerospace industries for highly reliable, top quality passive components for mission critical applications....

Tri-Port Devices

June 30, 2004 6:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDT introduces a family of tri-port devices. These devices enable simultaneous access to the memory for three device ports. The products provide high-speed, bi-directional interface between three intelligent devices, such as an applications or baseband processor, digital multimedia broadcast (DMB) processor and an 802....


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