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Broadband Capacitors

March 10, 2004 8:03 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

ATC introduces the 540L series ultra-broadband capacitor (UBC), a capacitor assembly that delivers performance from 16 kHz through 40 GHz. The 540L UBC is a match for ultra-broadband DC blocking, coupling, and bypassing in high-speed digital logic and optical data applications. It exhibits an insertion loss of less than 1 dB and a return loss of better than 15 dB....

Ultra Miniaturized Capacitors

March 10, 2004 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics announces the production of 01005 Size chip monolithic ceramic capacitors. Measuring at 0.4 × 0.2 × 0.2 mm, the GRM02 Series has capacitance ranges between 2 pF and 15 pF for "C0G" characteristics and 1000 pF and 10000 pF for "X5R" characteristics, respectively....

Lead-Free Resistors

March 10, 2004 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

IMS announces the availability of lead-free compatible thick film chip resistor components for customers transitioning to lead-free circuit assembly. These products feature lead-free end terminal metallizations designed for compatibility with all lead-free alloys and flux systems currently available....


Embedding Passives

March 8, 2004 12:26 pm | Product Releases | Comments

EM solvers coupled with fast algorithms — an efficient solution to analyzing embedded passives. By Ernest Worthman, Technical Editorial Director Like it or not, today's technology mantra is smaller, lighter, faster, and feature-flush. And the only direction that can lead is to miniaturization....

High Signal Level, Active Down-Converting Mixer

March 8, 2004 11:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT5522, a new, high linearity, active down-converting mixer with integrated RF transformer. With a frequency range of 600 MHz to 2.7 GHz, the device is well positioned for wireless infrastructure (including base station) applications in the 900 MHz cellular bands, as well as for 1....

Digi-Key announces distribution agreement with Murata Electronics

March 5, 2004 10:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation has added Murata Electronics as a vendor. Digi-key will inventory nearly 2,000 Murata components including ceramic capacitors, trimmers, resonators, thermistors, filters, inductors and potentiometers. US Monolithics Certified to ISO 9001 QMS The design and test facilities of US Monolithics LLC have been granted ISO 9001 standard certification for their QMS....

Selector Guide for Potting Compounds

March 5, 2004 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

DYMAX® introduces a selector guide that describes UV/ visible light curing compounds and an expanded line of four UV Trigger Cure® two-part resins. The guide shows applications that utilize the technology of these compounds in order to automate and simplify their potting processes. These include chip, cable, and LED potting, and potting of printed circuit boards....

Not Just a Few Bytes Anymore

March 5, 2004 10:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ern Worthman, Technology and Editorial Director Not too long ago and in another life I wrote a column about something called "auto-dining." The participants in the program were consumers and restaurants. The consumer would carry a RFID "smart card" that would automatically transmit data to the sensor at a participating restaurant....


Using Dither to Address Incongruence in Analog to Digital Converters

March 5, 2004 10:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

Spurs caused by regular interaction between an input sine-wave and the quantization levels, can present significant problems with signals that push the system noise floor below that of the A/Ds. Using dither can solve this problem, but should wideband or band-limited methods be applied? By John Lillington Wideband and band-limiting are two methods that can successfully be applied to when using dither noise to reduce quantization spur...

Optimization of Metal-Metal Comb-Capacitors for RF Applications

March 5, 2004 10:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Due to the large number of possible structural variations, the design and modeling of metal-metal comb-capacitors for RF and analog applications can be an arduous task. Using a rapid modeling process for these structures facilitates optimization. By Jay Rajagopalan and Haris Basit Although capacitors are relatively "unglamorous" components, their significance in RF circuits should not be underestimated....

Wireless USB Cuts the Cord for Multipoint-to-Point Systems

March 5, 2004 9:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

New 2.4 GHz technology brings simple and affordable wireless connectivity to multipoint-to-point systems. By David Wright Ubiquitous wireless technologies are evolving, at breakneck speeds, to offer alternatives to most, if not, eventually, all traditional hard-wired transmission systems....

FPGA's Role in the Development of Small Synthetic Aperture Radars

March 5, 2004 9:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The old adage "big things come in small packages" can accurately describe a Sandia National Laboratories effort to make synthetic aperture radars (SARs) smaller, lighter, and cheaper. By Dale Dubbert, George Sloan, and Armin Doerry The coherent nature of the SAR signal combined with sophisticated processing algorithms presents an opportunity to exploit techniques such as high-sensitivity change detection, ultra-precise 3D ter...


Embedded Processor Forum 2004

March 2, 2004 11:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

Whether your application is in information appliances, digital audio, networking, or requires low power, high performance, or DSP technology, the Embedded Processor Forum gives you the in-depth technical information you need to make winning embedded-design decisions. Embedded Processor Forum is the industry's premier event for new embedded processor introductions and full-day technical seminars on today's hottest embedded-design topics....

11th Annual KGD Packaging and Test Workshop

February 18, 2004 9:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

Now in its 11th year, the KGD Packaging and Test Workshop has become the leading source for the latest information on test, assembly, manufacturing, and business issues for semiconductor die products. The 2004 Workshop will "Focus on Final Manufacturing" by spotlighting technologies that are emerging today to support the market demands for stacked packages, wafer level packages, and bumped or bare die....

Reset Chips for Microprocessor Applications

February 11, 2004 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics announces four new industry standard microprocessor Reset chips intended for high volume, cost sensitive micro-processor-based applications, including cellular and GSM phones. The Reset circuits are supervisory devices that are commonly used to monitor the microprocessor supply voltage, and to generate a reset signal if that voltage falls below tolerance....


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