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Adax and Kontron Partner to Deliver High Performance Signaling System

December 17, 2008 6:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Adax, an industry leader in high performance signalling infrastructure, and Kontron, a global provider of embedded and open modular solutions for the communications market, have announced a partnership to deliver high performance telecom signaling systems....

The 5 Factors Critical for RTLS Success

December 11, 2008 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Jason Howe, Awarepoint Real-time location systems (RTLS) are an increasingly important strategic capability for a variety of business applications. After deciding it can benefit your organization, you need to consider the five critical factors that can ensure long term success of your investment: 1....

Trust me – I’m not a Doctor – The changing nature of Healthcare

December 11, 2008 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Healthcare is about to change as two disruptive forces come together. Those forces are Internet connected consumer medical devices and websites that bring the use of cognitive behavior research and e-therapy to remote treatment. Together, they’re poised to combine their respective segments of expertise to produce a new generation of consumer health products....


Wireless Communication on the Train; Surfing at 300 km/h

December 11, 2008 5:23 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wireless transmission of information or entertainment used in transportation is more demanding than stationary wired or wireless operations. Unless the equipment is a handheld, portable device, it must fulfill higher mechanical requirements, such as a wider operating temperature range. Reliable transmission in a fast-moving means of transportation is considerably more difficult than in a stationary or slow-moving device....

Software Bundle Enhances Signal Analyzer Functionality

December 4, 2008 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anritsu Company’s software bundle for its MS269xA signal analyzers offer new functions to provide critical information during the development process in mobile phones, cellular base stations and R&D applications. The spectrogram function shows 3-D displays of changes in frequency and power in time for burst signals, transient interference signals and RF signals up to 125 MHz....

RF Relays Demonstrate Low VSWR

December 4, 2008 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components’ G6K-RF-S Series DPDT gull-wing SMT RF relays exhibit a VSWR of ≤1.2 while handling 1 A at 30 V DC (discrete load) and 1 W at 1 GHz (high-frequency load). The 10.7 × 8.6 mm devices have power consumption of 100 mW, max. release time of 3 ms, min. electrical life of 100K operations, max....

VCTCXOs Exhibit ±1.500 ppm Frequency Stability

December 4, 2008 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

NDK’s NT3225SA Series SMT voltage-controlled temperature-compensated crystal oscillators (VCTCXOs) display a max. frequency stability of ±1.500 ppm in a temperature range from -10ºC to 70ºC at a continuous voltage of 1.500 V DC from 19.200 to 40 MHz. The 3.200 × 2.500 × 0.900 mm (max....

GPS LNAs Offer >35-dB Signal Rejection

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Microwave’s new line of SMT filtered GPS LNAs present multiple gain stages from 26 to 38 dB with out-of-band rejection of >35 dB at 1,575.42 MHz. The units exhibit a noise figure of 1.8 dB from 0°C to 70°C, power consumption of 77 mA over a supply voltage from 5 to 32 V and a 4-pin design....


IC Combines 4 Device Functions

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

ON Semiconductor’s NUS6189 IC integrates the performance and function of an overvoltage protection circuit, a 30-V P-channel power MOSFET, a transistor and a power MOSFET. The 3 × 4 × 0.9 mm QFN-22-packaged device protects sensitive electronic circuitry from overvoltage transients and power supply faults, and exhibits overvoltage turn-off time of <1 µs....

Eighth-Brick DC/DC Converters Yield 4:1 Input

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions’ UWE Series eighth-brick DC/DC converters offer 4:1 input from 9 to 36 V DC or from 18 to 75 V DC. The 22.9 × 58.4 × 9.1 mm devices exhibit a fixed output of up to 75 W, fixed output voltages from 3.3 to 24 V DC, an operating temperature from -40ºC to 85ºC without derating and isolation voltage of 1,500 V DC....

Resistors Target RF Power Combiners

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Power Products’ IPP-RB201LC, IPP-RB203LC, IPP-RB205LC, IPP-RB206LC, and IPP-RB213LC Series BeO ceramic flange resistors operate in RF power combiners. The IPP-RB201LC components exhibit power of 20 W and parasitic capacitance of 0.30 pF in a frequency range from DC to 6 GHz. The IPP-RB203LC devices show power of 30 W and parasitic capacitance of 0....

LEDs Offer Wide Viewing Angle

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies’ ASMT-QxBB Series 0.5-W SMT LEDs display a viewing angle of 120° in automotive and electronic sign applications. The RoHS-compliant components exhibit mid-power intensity brightness with optimum flux performance using InGaN chip technology, as well as optical efficiencies of 48 lm/W (cool white) and 43 lm/W (warm white)....

LTE Measurement Application Performs FDD Modulation Analysis

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies’ N9080A LTE measurement application executes FDD modulation analysis, per 3GPP TS 36.211, while offering X-Series front-panel operation with SCPI programmability. The product tests all LTE bandwidths and modulation formats and sequences, as well as normal and extended cyclic prefix modes....

Buck Regulator Exhibits Small Footprint

December 4, 2008 10:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Device’s ADP2121 500-mA DC/DC buck regulator comes in a 1.300 × 0.900 × 0.600 mm 6-ball WLCSP package. The device requires 2 capacitors and 1 inductor in order to function, demonstrates a peak efficiency >90%, and automatically transitions to a power-save mode during light load conditions....

Mobile Phone Growth Drives Need for Security, Enhanced User Functionality via Fingerprint Sensors

December 4, 2008 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Originally intended solely for securing access to a device and its stored content, fingerprint sensors have evolved into a multi-function touch control capable of much more than just authentication. Art Stewart, AuthenTec Figure 1. Already designed into millions of today's newest smart phones, AuthenTec's AES1710 provides convenient security and offers multi-function touch control t...


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