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Smart Design Strategies for the Wired and Wireless Network

August 4, 2009 6:52 am | Articles | Comments

Planning and designing an integrated wired/wireless network before construction begins pays big dividends later. By Ahmet Tuncay, Trapeze Networks and Paul Kish, Belden. click to enlarge Figure 1. Additional cabling from wiring closet switches to Wi-Fi mounting locations in ceilings should be accounted for in the initial cabling plan, leaving a 15- to 20-foot service loop at the end as wiggle room in case AP locations later require adjusting.

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Automotive-grade Ceramic SMD Crystals Withstand Higher Levels of Shock and Vibration

August 3, 2009 11:43 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics recently introduced two new series of ceramic SMD (surface mount device) automotive-grade crystals built to operate at extended temperature ranges and engineered to withstand higher levels of shock and vibration. The FXA5032B and FXA7050B crystals are used in a variety of automotive timing applications, including GPS navigation, high-end audio and video systems, wireless phones, collision warning systems, Antilock Brake System controller, RADAR and onboard computer systems.

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VCO Features a Control Voltage Range of 0.1 V ~ 16 V

August 3, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-3318-3467 VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 3318 MHz to 3467 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.1 V~16 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -106 dBc/Hz @ 10 kHz offset and has excellent linearity. Output power is typically +5 dBm. The Model CVCO55CC-3318-3467 is packaged in the industry-standard 0.

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Flexible Frequency Synthesizers Provide Extremely Low Jitter

August 3, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

IDT® (Integrated Device Technology, Inc., introduces the latest member of its FemtoClocks family - the FemtoClock Next Generation (NG). This new family of clock synthesizers features very low phase-noise performance and significantly improved power-supply noise rejection, allowing for increased bandwidth when used with serial interfaces.

E-PHEMT MMIC Amplifier Combines Low Noise and High IP3

August 3, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mini-Circuits’ PMA-545+ is a E-PHEMT based ultra-low noise MMIC amplifier operating from 100 MHz to 6 GHz with a unique combination of low noise and high IP3 making this amplifier appropriate for sensitive receiver applications. This design operates on a single 3 V supply and is internally matched to 50 Ohms.

Broadband Vector Network Analyzer in Single Coax Connection

August 3, 2009 11:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the VectorStar Broadband ME7828A vector network analyzer system that produces industry-best dynamic range, measurement speed, and calibration and measurement stability over the broad frequency range of 70 kHz to 110 GHz. The performance and frequency coverage provide designers and manufacturers of microwave/millimeter wave components and devices with a single system to accurately and quickly measure devices from DC to daylight.

Complete Solutions for HSPA Residential and Enterprise Femtocell Applications

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) announces a new family of DSPs (digital signal processors) enabling residential and enterprise femtocell manufacturers and service providers to reduce development time and deliver new products to market quickly. TI’s family of multicore femtocell solutions includes a full portfolio of complementary analog solutions, support for Linux, and software solutions from TI third parties, Continuous Computing and mimoOn.

3G4BM BB Drop-In Model with Removable Connectors

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Renaissance announces the release of a 1.5 to 2.2 GHz quasi drop-in circulator with removable SMA connectors for a space application. This device was constructed to provide high isolation and low insertion loss over a wide operating temperature range while keeping in mind the importance of achieving proper grounding when mounting the device to ensure optimum performance.

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CANbus Controller Offers 128 MB SD-RAM Capabilities and Weighs Less than One Pound

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Saelig Company, Inc. has released the CANminiBOX™, a versatile, compact embedded controller that is particularly well-suited for embedded CANbus control applications. Units incorporate high-reliability components, with a wide variety of hardware and software options also available in the tiny Élan-based CANminiBOX™.

Quad Sampling A/D Converter for Image Processing

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new quad sampling Analog to Digital (A/D) converter for image processing applications where low noise performance and the ability to convert full-scale step input signals at a 10 MHz conversion rate is required. The ADSQ­1410 is a functionally complete, quad 14-Bit resolution, 10 mega samples per second (MSPS) converter.

Simulation Toolkit Advances GPS Simulation Capabilities

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments has released the NI GPS Simulation Toolkit 1.5 for LabVIEW, an extension of the graphical system design environment that expands the NI RF PXI platform to provide engineers a cost-efficient, high-performance solution for GPS receiver testing that exceeds the capabilities of traditional box instruments.

Software-Defined PXI RF Instrumentation Delivers Fast, Flexible Measurements

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

National Instruments announces a new wireless local area network (WLAN) test solution that can generate and analyze RF signal measurements four times faster than other modular instrumentation solutions and up to 10 times faster than traditional box instruments. The test solution combines new NI WLAN Measurement Suite software for the National Instruments LabVIEW and LabWindows™/CVI development environments with NI 6.

Two-wire Serial Interface Memory Features High Data Retention

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron’s FM24CL32 is a serial nonvolatile RAM that offers high-speed read/write performance, low voltage operation, and impressive data retention. The FM24CL32 features 32-Kilobit (Kb) nonvolatile memory, 2.7- to 3.6-V operation in an 8-pin SOIC package that uses two-wire (I2C) protocol. The FM24CL32 features fast access, NoDelay™ writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1E14), and low power consumption.

Front-End Solutions Address Mobile WiFi Applications

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. announces the expansion of the company's WiFi product portfolio to include four new switch and switch/LNA products: the RF5500, RF5501, RF5510 and RF5511. The family of front end solutions is designed to address the need for high performance and continued size reductions in mobile WiFi applications, including cellular handsets, personal navigation devices (PNDs), digital cameras and MP3 players.

Miniature Wireless Thermocouple Connectors

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omega's MWTC Series of Wireless Thermocouple Connectors are available in standard J, K, T, E, R, S, B, C, or N type calibration. Each battery powered, compact, patented connector transmits temperature readings, signal strength and battery status back to a mating USB receiver up to 90 m (300') away. All readings are displayed on your PC screen in real time using the free provided software.

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