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Amplifier Detector Preamp

April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Planar Monolithics introduces model ADP-140M-51DR-TD, an amplifier-detector-preamp module that provides RF amplification, video detection, and video amplification at an input of pulsed RF with a 25 MHz bandwidth. This unit operates on +15 vdc at 300 mA and 㪧vdc at 100 mA and measures 3.0 inches× 3....

Automated Device Programming System

April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Data I/O announces the availability of the PS288FC Automated Device Programming System, designed for medium volume/ high mix applications. Based on the PS300 family of programmers, the system is compatible with any PS system. It has a small footprint, designed to fit into less workspace. The system is supported by FlashCORE, which supports high density devices....


April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

QuadTech announces the availability of a new milliohmmeter for precision low resistance measurements. The instrument was designed for bench top use or automated test of contact and bonding resistance on a variety of electronic components, including switches, connectors, relays, solenoids, fuses, motors, cables, and heating elements....


CTN Resistors

April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vishay announces that it is adding new devices with an absolute TCR of 䔮 ppm over the 㫏°C to +125°C temperature range to its CTN series of 30 mil center-tapped nichrome resistor chips. With excellent stability at 250 mW power levels and a compact chip size of 0.030 inches× 0....

Wide Range Standards

April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Tegam adds wider frequency range feedthrough and terminating standards to their product line. The F1130 and M1130 measure RF power in the 100 kHz to 18 GHz frequency range, and the F1135 and M1135 measure with the 10 MHz to 26.5 GHz frequency range. All of these products allow the use of one standard in applications where two were previously required....

Protected-Power Distribution Switches

April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Two power control solutions for stationary and portable electronic systems such as PCs, servers, laptops, and protected battery packs are introduced by Micrel Semiconductor. Power-switching solutions handling currents in excess of 3 A requires the use of external power FETs. The MIC2044/45 changes that by integrating an NMOS pass element with control circuitry into a TSSOP package to control load currents in excess of 6 A....

MATLAB Toolbox for Digitizers

April 7, 2004 11:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Acqiris announces the release of a MATLAB adaptor that enables users to control and acquire data directly from Acqiris digitizers using the MATLAB® workspace. The combination of the Acqiris adaptor and the data acquisition toolbox reduces development time for custom digitizer systems. With no limits on the number of measurement channels, systems equipped with the adaptor are suitable for applications such as radar, lidar, time-of-flight ...

Featured Technology Wireless LAN Security Protocols

April 1, 2004 5:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

The proliferation of WLANs has exposed wireless security's shortcomings. Embedding security protocols seems instinctive, but the shifting sands of WLANs' fluid security standards landscape makes it far from easy. By Paul DeBeasi Security has been wireless networking's Achille's heel from the first day it emerged in corporate computing....


Featured Technology Designing Smart Phone Power Management Systems

April 1, 2004 5:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

New 3.xG smart phones combine the traditional 2G cellular phone with PDA-like features. Such diverse functionality requires numerous components, most of which have differing power parameters. Therefore, smart, power management is no longer an option — it's a requirement. By Jeff Falin Cellular phone technology has come a long way since the days of the huge, clunky "bag" phones or those phones that were tethered to the car ba...


Featured Technology VCO Presteering for PLL Gain Compensation

March 30, 2004 10:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

The variance in open loop transmittance in broadband frequency synthesized circuits with PLLs makes it difficult to optimize the PLL. By presteering the VCO, stability can be obtained By Stan Alechno When designing broadband frequency synthesis circuits with Phase Locked Loop, an essential problem arises, which is the variation of the open loop transmittance....

High-Speed Interconnects

March 30, 2004 9:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative I/O connector enables high speeds in tight spots. By Molex, Inc. The challenge of finding components that can keep up with the ever-increasing speeds of chip sets can be daunting. Designers are always on the lookout for components that can meet both the speed and space requirements of the advanced systems they design....

Wideband Channelization Architectures in ASICs and FPGAs

March 30, 2004 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

A firm understanding of competing techniques for real-time, wideband channelization, including the pipelined FFT, Polyphase DFT, multiple DDC's, PFT, and tunable PFT is essential to establishing the optimum solution for different application types. By John Lillington Today, "off-the-shelf" high-speed ADCs are available with conversion rates of up to 1....

One Box Solution for WLAN TX/RX Analysis

March 30, 2004 6:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company debuts the MT8860A fully-integrated single instrument test solution for WLAN devices. The system can conduct both transmitter and receiver measurements based on the IEEE 802.11 standard. With the ability to perform these measurements 10x faster than existing test alternatives, the MT8860A provides engineers designing and manufacturing cards for PCs, PDAs, and other products featuring WLAN interfaces with the fast, easy, and ...


March 30, 2004 6:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc., the CEA-Leti (a laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission), and the INPG (Institute National Polytechnique Grenoble) have announced the joint development of a new optical and high-speed communications test and design facility in Grenoble. The PLATEST (platform and test) facility enables startup companies and R&D organizations to develop innovative communications components and subsystems....

When Is GPS Tracking Too Much?

March 30, 2004 6:31 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kim Potts, Chief Editor Global positioning technology (GPS) is infiltrating our lives. It is being used in cars, cell phones, wristwatches — and is being used by employers, law enforcement, and even parents. I even considered using it to track Ern this month (where'd he run off to anyway?)! All kidding aside, the satellite tracking of an individual's whereabouts is not without controversy or benefits....


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