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Buck Converter Includes Performance Monitoring

September 8, 2008 6:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Provided in a 4-mm² MLPQ 12-pin package, the AS7620, a hysteretic, high efficiency, 32 V step-down DC/DC buck converter from austriamicrosystems provides both “early-power-fail” warning and “power-good” signals for alerts in performance-sensitive systems. Optimized for industrial 24 V applications, the converter is available with a fixed 3....

Signal ICs Integrate Isolator and Driver

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories’ Si823x ISOdriver family of mixed-signal ICs integrate a two-channel isolator and 4-A dual driver into a single chip with under-voltage lock-out circuitry. The analog-intensive CMOS-designed devices yield peak output currents of 0.5 or 4 A, output-to-input differential voltage isolation of 2....

MOSFETS Allow 125 V Input

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products’ MAX15018 and MAX15019 half-bridge MOSFET drivers allow input voltages up to 125 V with a high-side (HS) pin. The HIP2100IB- and HIP2101IB-compatible devices provide a peak source and sink current of 3 A, typical propagation delay of 35 ns and maximum matched propagation delay of 2 ns between drivers....

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Conversion ICs Target Notebook Adapters

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Power Integrations’ TOPSwitch-HX family of AC/DC power conversion ICs are appropriate for adapters for notebook computers, LCD monitors and flat-panel TVs from 20 to 100 W. The eSIP-L-packaged devices combine a 700 V switching power MOSFET with controller and supervisory functions into a single monolithic IC while utilizing a TOP261 chip....

Front Ends Boast High Power Density

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering up to 2,000 W in a 5.5" × 10.7" × 1.6" package, the UFE series of programmable AC/DC front-end power supplies from Emerson Network Power yield a power density as high as 22 W/in³. Up to three supplies can deploy on a single 1U high 19” rack for up to 6 kW of available power and up to 4 kW of redundant power....

Harnessing the Benefits of Adaptive RF Tuning

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

A high-level open-loop RF tuning solution called the Radio Antenna Frequency Tuner (RAFT) can be used to optimize antenna impedance. By Dr. Paul McIntosh, Paratek, Inc. While today’s portable wireless devices embody dizzying arrays of features and capabilities, they still are beholden to the basics of RF transmission theory....

How FPGA Trends Impact Wireless Infrastructure Design Organizations

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

While many skills are necessary to develop FPGA designs, a team-based design methodology approach proves to be both effective and efficient. By Akshaya Trivedi, Altera Corporation With the introduction of 40 nm field programmable gate arrays (FPGAs), the design domains of wireless infrastructure electronics that can be addressed with programmable logic devices (PLDs) are growing (see Figure 1)....

New RFID Service Applies Tags to Shipped Items

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is expanding its RFID services for IT-infrastructure tracking with the introduction of the HP Factory Express RFID sercice. It features the application of EPC Gen 2 RFID tags to the blade servers and other IT assets that a company orders. Factory Express provides HP’s customers with preconfigured IT products that the company installs and tests for them, allowing the customers to get up and running with functional servers, da...

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Wi-PATH Series Enables Seamless Transition to 3G Connectivity

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Telular Corporation, a company that transforms analog into wireless communications, announced its Wi-PATH SX7 series for 3G networks, allowing for instant voice, data and fax services over a single wireless network. The 3G device delivers the complete mobile communication experience to nationwide HSDPA and EVDO networks without having to upgrade existing equipment....

WLAN Interface Card Uses the Safest Standard for WLAN Access Points

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

SEH, a printing and network computing specialist, launched the PS56 print server, a new WLAN interface card. PS56 is an IPv6-enabled print server connecting all HP output devices that have an EIO port to a wireless 54 Mbit network (802.11g), using the highly-secure WPA and WPA2 WLAN encryption standards....

Home Server Platforms in Strong Demand

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

According to new research from TDG, an analytics and advisory firm focused on emerging consumer technologies, global diffusion of Home Servers will grow from 1.2 million in 2008 to more than 90 million by 2015. TDG’s latest report, “One Platform to Rule Them All: The Age of the Home Server Begins,” identifies several factors which will spur widespread market availability of and consumer demand for easy-to-use, inexpensive Home Server platfo...

Medical Monitors: On the Path of Mobility & Versatility

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The right mix of processing, display, human interface (TSC), data interface, and power management technologies is key to the enablement of portable medical monitoring systems. By Jonathan Bearfield, Texas Instruments Figure 1. Examples of portable medical monitoring applications Originally, a patient monitor was someone who stood beside a patient watching his breathing and checking his...

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Testing MMS Functionality in Mobile Phones

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Articles | Comments

Thorough and accurate Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) testing is critical to the successful deployment of any mobile phone offering a MMS capability. By Scott Grimmett, Agilent Technologies Over the years, the mobile-phone usage model has changed quite dramatically. No longer is it used solely for its voice services.

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How to Design a Low-Power Wireless Sensor Network

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | News | Comments

By Wim De Kimpe, GreenPeak Technologies? In order to build a reliable and efficient communication chain, compliance ?to industry standards and energy consumption are key. Driven by the demand for "green" technology and better use of power, a new generation of extreme low-power wireless networks is being developed for use in machine to machine networks, for industrial control and control applications, as well as for health, security and other purposes.

How can today’s FPGAs enable designers to deliver high performance while at the same time reduce systems costs, board space and component count?

September 8, 2008 6:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Welcome to Brainstorm! OEMs need to design products that are not only scalable and cost-effective, but also flexible and reusable across multiple evolving standards. "Reinvented" Programmable Solutions ?Are Essential For Next-Generation ?Wireless Deployment Shakeel Peera, Director of Strategic Marketing, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation Wireless TEMs (Telecom Equipment Manufacturers) are under pressure to deploy basestation architec...

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