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Enabling Technology for Tomorrow’s Ultrasound Imaging

July 12, 2011 7:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

By Chester Kaufman, STMicroelectronics Development Engineer - Medical In recent years, the landscape of ultrasound imaging technology has changed dramatically due to advancements in semiconductor and transducer technology. For instance, hand-carried ultrasound products have gone from niche products to main stream, and are today the fastest growing segment in ultrasound....

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Enabling Technology for Tomorrow’s Ultrasound Imaging

July 12, 2011 7:15 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

By Chester Kaufman, STMicroelectronics Development Engineer - Medical In recent years, the landscape of ultrasound imaging technology has changed dramatically due to advancements in semiconductor and transducer technology. For instance, hand-carried ultrasound products have gone from niche products to main stream, and are today the fastest growing segment in ultrasound.

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Frequency-Flexible Timing Solution for Cost-Sensitive Applications up to 250 MHz

March 14, 2011 10:39 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced a family of crystal oscillators (XOs) and voltage-controlled XOs (VCXOs) designed to minimize jitter, system cost and design complexity for a wide range of high-performance, cost-sensitive applications up to 250 MHz. The new Si51x XO/VCXO family provides best-in-class frequency flexibility for networking, communications, storage, server, embedded computing and broadcast video systems and also targe...

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RFMW, Ltd. and Bliley Technologies, Inc. Announce Worldwide Distribution Agreement

February 15, 2011 5:58 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. and Bliley Technologies, Inc. have announced a worldwide distribution agreement effective January 1, 2011. Under the agreement terms, RFMW, with offices in North America, Europe and Israel, will market and have access to sell Bliley Technologies' complete line of Frequency Control Products....

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Nordic Semiconductor Launches its first µBlue™ Chip – a Complete Bluetooth® Low Energy Solution

January 24, 2011 9:32 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA today launches the µBlue nRF8001. By delivering sub 12.5mA peak currents and connected mode average currents as low as sub 12µA (for 1s connection intervals), µBlue nRF8001represents the industry's lowest power Bluetooth low energy solution....

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PCB Heater Assemblies Ideal for Low Temperature Applications

December 9, 2010 4:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Spectrum Sensors & Controls has developed a new series of printed circuit board (PCB) heater assemblies for use in applications where sensitive electronics need to operate at very cold temperatures, or where electronics need a temperature-controlled environment. Some electronics have a limited operating temperature range, but Spectrum’s heater assemblies allow low temperature operation by heating the device itself or by heating the nearby a...

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USB Bridge IC Family Simplifies USB Connectivity Applications

December 9, 2010 4:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. announced its latest-generation bridge chip family, providing a cost-effective, small-footprint solution for USB and human interface device (HID)-USB connectivity. Silicon Labs’ new CP21xx USB bridge family offers a turnkey solution for upgrading serial interfaces to USB or adding USB and HID-USB to applications such as personal medical devices, cellular and cordless phones, smart card and flash card readers, perso...

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VTI to Enter MEMS Timing Device Market

November 11, 2010 7:12 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

MUNICH (Electronica 2010) -- Broadening its product offering and furthering its expansion into the consumer electronics market, VTI Technologies announced today at Electronica 2010 in Munich its entrance into the MEMS timing device market. VTI’s timing device products will leverage VTI’s proprietary 3D MEMS and packaging technology....

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Wireless Remote Control on a Chip

August 25, 2010 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. recently introduced an EZRadio® wireless IC solution designed to reduce the cost and complexity of one-way wireless links used in a wide range of consumer, industrial and automotive systems. The new Si4010 system-on-chip (SoC) RF transmitter enables developers to optimize remote keyless entry (RKE), garage door opener, remote control, building automation and security device designs for the lowest system cost and highest performance while ensuring one-way link integrity.

Customizable, AT (Cut-to-Style) Crystals for Maximized Frequency Pull Range

July 7, 2010 10:43 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Bliley Technologies, Inc. has introduced a configurable, AT cut-to-package-style series of crystals for high reliability performance in shock- and vibration-laden environments. This latest market introduction allows design engineers to specify custom frequencies (to six decimal places) for maximized frequency pull range....

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Ceramic Package Quartz Crystal for Implantable Applications

August 11, 2009 12:53 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Micro Crystal's newest MHz quartz crystal, the CC7A-T1A, is designed for applications in implantable medical and medical telemetry, avionics and automotive markets. This precision timing crystal has a package height of 0.90 mm and a footprint of 3.2 x 1.5 mm. According to the company, this is the smallest size available for implantable crystals and expands the company's offering of implantable reliable crystals.

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Automotive-grade Ceramic SMD Crystals Withstand Higher Levels of Shock and Vibration

August 3, 2009 11:43 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics recently introduced two new series of ceramic SMD (surface mount device) automotive-grade crystals built to operate at extended temperature ranges and engineered to withstand higher levels of shock and vibration. The FXA5032B and FXA7050B crystals are used in a variety of automotive timing applications, including GPS navigation, high-end audio and video systems, wireless phones, collision warning systems, Antilock Brake System controller, RADAR and onboard computer systems.

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A Key Component for Intelligent Transportation Systems

April 14, 2009 9:02 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Proper timing components will not only produce optimal performance of your end design, but also deliver the most cost effective solution. By NDK America, Inc. Figure 1. Intelligent transportation systems could be use in accident avoidance between cars as signals would detect encroaching danger and automatic braking would be applied....

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Silicon Clocks Announces MEMS Temperature Stability Breakthrough

March 9, 2009 8:16 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Clocks announced its breakthrough CMEMS-ZeroThermal™ passive temperature compensation technology that enables MEMS resonators to exhibit comparable temperature stability to quartz crystals, while simplifying oscillator design and reducing power and circuit size. First-generation MEMS oscillator solutions use resonators whose frequency varies quickly in response to temperature variations, typ.

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VCO Operates from 787 to 805 MHz

August 25, 2008 7:57 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek Crystals introduces its Model CVCO55CC-0787-0805 VCO that operates from 787 to 805 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -122 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset with optimal linearity. It is packaged in the industry-standard 0.5" X 0.5" SMD package....

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