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Airfast RF Power Solutions Deliver New Levels of Performance

June 18, 2012 8:56 am | Comments

RF power market leader Freescale Semiconductor has introduced new Airfast™ transistors engineered to boost the efficiency, peak power and signal bandwidth of next-generation base stations. With the new offerings, Freescale’s flagship Airfast RF power product line now includes at least one solution for each cellular band and supports both small and large cell base station deployments.

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The Agile Zynq™-7000 EPP/Analog Devices Software-Defined Radio Kit

June 18, 2012 8:40 am | Comments

Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas today announced that order entry is now open for the Zynq™-7000 Extensible Processing Platform (EPP) and Analog Devices, Inc.(NASDAQ: ADI) Software-Defined Radio Kit . Designed by Avnet and Analog Devices engineers, this kit offers engineers a proven platform to test, design and deliver a wide range of wireless communication functions; from baseband to radio-frequency (RF).

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Analog Devices Advances RF and Microwave Designs from Bits to Antenna and Back at IMS2012

June 18, 2012 8:27 am | Comments

At this year's IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) held June 17-22 in Montreal, Canada, Analog Devices, Inc . (ADI), will present the newest members of its portfolio of RF ICs designed to advance radio architectures in a broad array of applications. At Booth #1725 , Analog Devices will demonstrate a complete line-up of high-performance RF ICs, including data converters, amplifiers, phase-locked loops (PLLs) direct digital synthesis (DDS) ICs, integrated RF ICs, microwave technology as well as a new Software Defined Radio (SDR) FPGA mezzanine card (FMC) that allow engineers to quickly combine high-speed analog and high-performance digital circuitry.

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Analog Devices Unveils Industry's Fastest 12-bit, Direct Digital Synthesizers for Frequency-Agile Wireless Applications

June 18, 2012 8:10 am | Comments

Meeting the demand for direct digital synthesis (DDS) technology that meets the needs of wireless applications requiring fast hopping and/or sweeping, Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced that it has more than tripled the clock speed of previously available DDS integrated circuits (ICs). Coupled with an on-chip, high-speed, 12-bit D/A converter, ADI's AD9914 achieves a speed of 3.

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Industry's Highest Performing 13 GHz PLL Synthesizer

June 18, 2012 7:55 am | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) today announced the industry’s highest performance 13 GHz PLL synthesizer. The ADF4159 achieves breakthrough phase detector operating frequency of 110 MHz and simultaneously consumes less than 100 mW of power, which is 5 times less than competitive solutions. In addition, the ADF4159 contains a 25-bit fixed modulus as well as on-chip functionality to generate highly linear ramp profiles, making it an ideal solution for Frequency Modulated Continuous Wave (FMCW) radar applications, including automotive radar systems, microwave Point-to-Point (PtP) systems, communications instrumentation and test equipment.

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Dual, 16-Bit, 1.25-GSPS, Digital-to-Analog Converter IC Incorporates a JESD204 Serial Input to Simplify the FPGA Interface

June 18, 2012 7:44 am | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. ( ADI ) today introduced the AD9128, a performance-leading 16-bit, 1.25-GSPS transmit D/A converter (DAC) with integrated complex digital modulation functionality, and featuring a JESD204A-compatible serial input. The AD9128’s high-speed serial interface greatly simplifies and improves the data connection between the DAC and the FPGA in a typical system implementation.

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New Concepts in Semiconductor Packaging at IMS

June 18, 2012 7:25 am | Comments

In IMS booth #3513 in Montreal, Canada this week, KCB, an AS-9100 certified designer and manufacturer of hi-rel SMT devices, is introducing some of their most recent semiconductor packaging techniques. One such technique, recently employed for a military customer in the AESA radar market, was a custom hermetic device that included two chips, a driver, on-board DPS, a DVA capability, and a PA stage.

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Industry-Best WiFi Front End Modules at IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS) 2012

June 18, 2012 7:18 am | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. today announced the release of four high-performance front end modules (FEMs) for next generation WiFi applications. The RFMD(R) RFFM8200, RFFM8500, RFFM8202, and RFFM8502 are highly integrated FEM solutions covering multiple WiFi standards and frequency bands, particularly IEEE802.

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SemiGen to Showcase New RF Supply Center at IMS

June 18, 2012 6:47 am | Comments

In IMS Booth # 301 in Montreal, Canada next week, SemiGen, Inc., an RF/Microwave assembly and automated PCB manufacturing house, will be showcasing their new RF Supply Center, an online source for bonding supplies, materials, and tools. The center offers immediate shipment of low volumes of popular epoxies, adhesive films, bonding tools, gold wire and other supplies used in die attach, substrate attach, chip bonding, assembly, screen printing, and surface mounting of microwave modules and components.

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International Exhibitors to Convene at IMS2012

June 18, 2012 5:58 am | Comments

More than 560 companies from all over the world will convene in Montreal June 17-22 for the IEEE MTT-S 2012 International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) . IMS2012’s theme, “Microwaves without Borders” is evident through the diversity in the exhibiting organizations, which hail from 21 different countries.

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Vishay Intertechnology Releases High-Frequency RF and Microwave Multi-Layer Ceramic Capacitors

June 18, 2012 5:47 am | Comments

Vishay Intertechnology, Inc today introduced a new series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) offering high self resonance, a high Q factor of ? 2000, and a low dissipation factor of ? 0.05 % for operation in high-frequency commercial applications. With their low dissipation factor, devices in the VJ HIFREQ series are optimized for filter and matching networks, and amplifier and DC blocking circuits.

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Frequency Electronics Reports Contract Awards at Sidoti Investor Conference

June 15, 2012 12:25 pm | Comments

Frequency Electronics made a presentation to investors and analysts at the Sidoti & Co Semi-Annual Micro Cap Conference held at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York. At the conference, the Company reported that it had received numerous contracts with strategic implications and aggregating over $15 million, confirming the Company's positive growth outlook.

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Geeky Gifts For Geeky Dads

June 15, 2012 12:18 pm | by Sara Cohen, Editorial Intern | Comments

Father’s Day is this Sunday, and for those of us can no longer make macaroni necklaces, it’s time to step up our gift-giving game. Get your favorite guy a gadget this Father’s Day, and thank the man who taught you how to ride a bike with something that can fly. Here are three of the most impressive, yet affordable, wireless devices on the market today: The Parrott AR Drone 2.

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New Tools Help Residents Meet, Organize, Improve Safety, and Prepare for Emergencies

June 15, 2012 11:13 am | Comments

Eight years after pioneering the trend of neighborhood social networks, i-Neighbors wants every neighborhood to have a phone number. i-Neighbors provides a free, private website and email discussion forum to over 9,000 neighborhoods. Now, i-Neighbors is helping communities connect offline. "i-Neighbors is providing new technologies for local engagement and hometown security," said Keith Hampton, PhD.

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Calling All Innovative UK Start-ups: Enter the Famous 'Discovering Start Up 2012' Competition!

June 15, 2012 11:05 am | Comments

Cambridge Wireless and Silicon South West have today announced that registrations for pitching companies to enter the Discovering Start-Ups 2012 Competition have opened. The competition will take place on 21st November and will be hosted at the prestigious London venue of the legal firm Taylor Wessing and is further supported by Google, Rohde and Schwarz and SetSquared Partnership.

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