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New Power Amplifier Modules Extend Talk Time in UMTS Band Handsets and Data Card Applications

June 9, 2009 12:36 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies has announced five new CoolPAM power amplifiers for use in UMTS band handsets and datacard applications. The new ACPM-73x2 series of PAs are based on Avago’s fifth generation CoolPAM circuit technology which provides one of the longest talk times among existing power amplifiers with very low quiescent current at about 3mA....

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Integrated Receiver Modules Use Low-cost Materials and Automated Processes

May 26, 2009 6:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

MMIC Solutions Ltd. announces the first shipment of its MSx600 range of integrated receiver modules. MMIC Solutions designs and manufactures small, low cost millimeter wave radio products for high capacity communications, security and defense applications. The company's advanced technology allows these products to be manufactured using low-cost circuit board materials and automated processes.

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3U CompactPCI Boards and Rack Family Satisfies Thermal Needs of Extreme Operating Environments

May 4, 2009 11:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. has introduced a rugged 3U CompactPCI (cPCI) family consisting of two single board computers (SBCs) and a rack that provide reliable performance in temperatures as extreme as -40°C and +85°C. In addition to the standard, convection-cooled F50P SBC, the line includes the conduction-cooled F50C that easily fits into the new conduction-cooled rack (Model # 0701-0054)....

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Front-End Modules Cut WiFi Board Space by Nearly 50%

April 8, 2009 6:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

LX5551 and LX5552 from Microsemi Corporation are front-end modules (FEMs) for IEEE 802.11b/g/n applications in the 2.4 to 2.5 GHz frequency range. Addressing small form factor requirements driven by portable devices featuring WiFi connectivity, both modules are offered in a low-profile 3 x 3 mm 16-pin MLPQ package.

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Dual-Band Transmit Modules for Emerging Market Handsets

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, Inc. introduces its RF716x family of dual-band (EGSM900/DCS1800 or GSM850/PCS1900) GSM/GPRS transmit modules. This product family meets the front end requirements of emerging markets handsets, including reduced solution size, improved efficiency and robust ESD protection. Each transmit module (TxM) in the product family is class 12 compliant, featuring two symmetrical (interchangeable) receive (Rx) ports for ease of routin...

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Open-Air Resistors Isolate Hotspots from PC Boards

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

TT electronics IRC expands its OARS-3 Series of open-air current sense resistors. These metal alloy strip resistors feature a flameproof open-air surface mount design, providing optimal thermal temperature cycling and allowing the resistors to operate to power ratings of at least 3 W. Although the part was originally specified for a maximum of 3 W at 70 C, it is capable of handling to 4 W under ambient conditions and without forced air....

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MicroTCA Platform Supports up to 12 Standard Modules

March 31, 2009 7:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Kontron introduces its Model OM6120, a powerful cost-optimized MicroTCA platform that supports up to 12 standard compliant AdvancedMC (AMC) modules. The compact platform brings optimal performance and versatility to a range of quad-play telecom applications and high bandwidth datacom applications. Cost optimization is due to its streamlined design that includes power management and fan control on the backplane and pluggable power supply uni...

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WCDMA/HSPA PA Modules Target 3G Mobile Devices

February 27, 2009 11:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices' RF720x WCDMA/HSPA power amplifier (PA) modules address 3G multimode devices implementing mode-specific, band-specific front end architectures. The RF7200 (band 1), RF7206 (band 2), RF7203 (band 3, 4, 9 or 10) and the RF7211 (band 11) are designed for single-band operation. The RF7201 (band 1/8), RF7202 (band 2/5) and the RF7205 (band 1/5) integrate 2 band-specific PAs accommodating WCDMA/HSPA+ band combinations including 1...

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FPGA-Computing Boards Support Military/Aerospace Applications

February 25, 2009 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

BittWare, Inc. releases its S4-AMC (S4AM), a member of the "S4" family of board-level signal processing solutions which leverages Altera Corporation's Stratix IV family of FPGAs. This advanced mezzanine card (AdvancedMC) uses the Altera Stratix IV GX FPGA to provide optimal performance and flexibility....

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PCI Express Boards Incorporate Two PMC/XMC Modules

January 30, 2009 10:52 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek’s 7700 family of PCIe boards integrate up to 2 PMC/XMC modules in a single PCIe envelope. The Gen 2 PCIe x16 interface can be utilized for motherboard connections and XMC interfaces for gigabit links between modules and other boards. The products have IP development tools and a 4-pin disk drive power connector to ensure that the boards receive ample power from the host computer or server....

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Wide-Band VHF Amplifier Modules Simplify System Design

January 14, 2009 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions, Inc. introduces a pair (10-W and 40-W) of wide-band VHF power amplifier modules that shorten the final application design stage in mobile, portable and base station communication systems for microwave and RF applications. The multi-modulation modules consist of a driver and an output stage with built-in amplitude equalization and feedback networks....

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SMT Connectors Join Boards

January 7, 2009 11:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mill-Max's SMT strip sockets and pin headers implement a 0.008” floating-pin design to compensate for uneven solder paste application on the board surface with a round stub-tail termination. Pin-to-pin co-planarity can be held to 0.005” for pin counts up to 20 positions (2×10). The sockets and headers are available in 2 to 64 position single-row or 4 to 72 position double-row (2×2 to 2×36....

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Bluetooth Modules Function in Embedded Designs

December 18, 2008 7:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

Laird Technologies, Inc. announces four Bluetooth modules that incorporate Bluetooth stacks, and they are pre-approved to minimize the design effort in implementing short range wireless. The BTM410 for data applications is a fully integrated, sub-miniature Bluetooth data-oriented module based on Cambridge Silicon Radio's BC04 chipset....

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GaN CATV Amplifier Modules Offer Design Flexibility

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

RF Micro Devices releases its D10040200PH1 and D10040230PH1 gallium nitride (GaN) based CATV amplifier modules for use as power doubler amplifiers in current and next generation CATV infrastructure applications including line amplification and hybrid fiber coaxial (HFC) optical nodes. They feature gain of 20 dB and 23 dB, respectively, and they are said to be the first power doubler amplifier modules to use an ultra-linear, high-efficiency ...

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Keyboards Featured on Dual Output Function Generators

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

Protek Test and Measuremet offers its Model B8040FD DDS function generator. This high stability direct digital synthesis dual-output function generator has less than -54 dBc (Sine wave) harmonic distortion and a keyboard for rapid entry of waveform parameters. It delivers 40-ppm long-term and 1-ppm short-term stability; it generates waveforms including Sine, Square, Pulse, Triangle, exponential up and exponential down, Ramp, Sine (x) x and ...

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