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ICs Offer Wide Input Common-mode Voltage Range from 2V to 25V

October 24, 2012 6:37 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Touchstone Semiconductor announced two new members of its  1?A current-sense amplifier portfolio – the unidirectional TS1102 and the bidirectional TS1103 . Starting at $0.61 each in 1,000-piece quantities, these new current-sense amplifiers combine a very low 1?A supply current, a 200-µV (max) V OS , and very low (0.

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Wireless Device Precompliance Testing goes into the Lab with Automated Tests

June 12, 2012 11:10 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

In wireless device precompliance testing, the compact R&S DST200 RF diagnostic chamber from Rohde & Schwarz now automatically sets the equipment under test (EUT) to the required position. The new options make the R&S DST200 the only RF test chamber on the market that enables OTA performance and RSE testing of wireless devices such as smartphones right on the lab bench.

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Voltage Regulator ICs Tout Low Dropout Voltage

May 8, 2012 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Based on CMOS technology, Seiko Instruments’ S-13A1 Series is a positive voltage regulator with a low dropout voltage, high output voltage accuracy and low current consumption. Developed with a 2.2-uF small ceramic capacitor, the regulator uses a load current protection circuit preventing the output current from exceeding the current capacitance of the output transistor and a thermal shutdown circuit preventing damage due to overheating.

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RFID Reader ICs Fit Power, Size and Cost Constraints of Embedded and Consumer Applications

April 3, 2012 6:56 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Two new RFID reader chips from austriamicrosystems combine low-power operation, small size and low cost to offer an attractive route to RFID implementation in embedded, portable and consumer devices. The AS3993 is an EPC Class 1 Gen 2 RFID reader IC which implements all the relevant protocols, including ISO 18000-6C, the ISO 29143 air-interface protocol for mobile RFID interrogators, and ISO 18000-6A/B (for operation in direct mode).

LISTED UNDER: Consumer | IC | Transmission, Other

IR Introduces 600V ICs for Energy Efficient Inverterized Motor Drive Applications

March 15, 2012 11:42 am | Product Releases | Comments

International Rectifier has introduced the compact IRS2334SPbF and IRS2334MPbF three-phase 600V ICs for inverterized motor drives used in energy efficient appliance and industrial applications. The IRS2334SPbF is offered in an SOIC20WB package while the IRS2334MPbF is available in a QFN5X5 package featuring a footprint of just 25mm 2 and designed with the appropriate creepage and clearance requirements to enable rugged and reliable designs at voltages up to 600V.

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Aeroflex and 7Layers Collaborate on LTE Device Verification

February 23, 2012 4:25 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex and 7Layers, an international group of engineering & test centers, have joined forces to provide the LTE testing market with a cost-effective test system that assesses the interworking of LTE-capable terminals or chipsets with LTE networks and the Universal Integrated Circuit Card (UICC).

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Discrete SOI Switches for Wireless Networking

January 3, 2012 11:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions has introduced its first set of discrete silicon-on-insulator, single-pole, triple-throw switches for the wireless networking market. The SKY13345-368LF and SKY13385-460LF’s low insertion loss make the devices ideal for WLAN (802.11 b/g) and Bluetooth® applications in the 2.4 to 2.

LISTED UNDER: Embedded Systems & Networking | Switches, IC | Chipsets, Other

LTE Deployment and Timing Considerations

November 14, 2011 9:32 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

When considering the deployment and timing considerations for LTE and LTE Advanced and their inter-relation with existing 3G wireless technologies like HSPA & EV-DO, a well thought out migration strategy needs to be in place for deployment including spectrum considerations, plans to address capacity constraints/demands, implications with respect to handling new services including Voice/VoIP, QoE (Quality of Experience) issues as well as key business impacts.

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Fujitsu Adds WiFi+Bluetooth Combo to Wireless Module Offering

November 4, 2011 10:40 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fujitsu Components America announced it has added a compact, 802.11b/g wireless LAN + Bluetooth version 2.1+EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) combination module. The fully integrated module minimizes piece parts while providing engineers with a cost-effective way to easily and quickly add both wireless technologies to new product designs without requiring special expertise.

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The Tinker's Toolbox - Venkat Mattela of Redpine and Øyvind Strøm of Atmel on Wireless Embedded Systems

October 26, 2011 12:23 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community.    Venkat Mattela Øyvind Strøm In today's podcast we talk to Venkat Mattela, CEO at Redpine Signals, and Øyvind Strøm, senior director of wireless marketing at Atmel abo...

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D2 Technologies Partners with Altair Semiconductor to Create Ultra-Low Power 4G VoLTE Communications Solution

October 24, 2011 12:14 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

D2 Technologies announced that it has partnered with one of the world's leading suppliers of commercial semiconductor solutions for FDD/TDD LTE, Altair Semiconductor, to meet the demand for turnkey LTE solutions. D2’s mCUE, a converged 4G mobile communications client for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and RCS video calling applications, has been successfully integrated with Altair’s FourGee-3100/6200 LTE chipset platform.

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CompactPCI Serial Board Provides Flexible Configuration

October 17, 2011 11:25 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro now offers the G215, a universal CompactPCI Serial peripheral board that provides flexible serial communication via an individual mix of UART and fieldbus interfaces. Although equipped with five standard interfaces, the G215 features a configurable FPGA IP core that offers nearly unlimited interface options that enables several functionalities.

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cPCI Serial Board with Freely Configurable FPGA IP Core Offers Flexible Configuration

October 7, 2011 11:22 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

MEN Micro Inc. offers the G215, a universal CompactPCI Serial peripheral board that provides flexible serial communication via an individual mix of UART and fieldbus interfaces. Although equipped with five standard interfaces, the board features a configurable FPGA IP core that offers nearly unlimited interface options that enables several functionalities, according to the company.

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Radicom Research Introduces Low-Cost Bluetooth Modules For Short Distances

August 18, 2011 11:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Radicom Research announced the launch of its new RB4000 and RB4000HM Bluetooth modules for short-range wireless data connectivity. Manufactured to fulfill OEM needs for embedded short-range communication in products, the low-cost modules act as RS232 cable replacement and offer an affordable, easy alternative for wireless point-to-point communication across distances up to 60 feet.

LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Chipsets, Other | Memory, Flash

Type 6 COM Express Modules Feature 2nd-Gen Intel Core Processor & ECC RAM

August 16, 2011 8:22 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

American Portwell Technology released the PCOM-B217VG-VI-ECC embedded computer module to add Intel's second-generation quad-core and dual-core Intel Core i7/i5 processors to its Type 6 COM Express product portfolio. The Type 6 connector pin assignment is the successor to Type 2, adding the DisplayPort and high-speed USB 3.

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