Skyworks Unveils Two Stage, High Linearity and High Gain Low Noise Amplifier

September 28, 2012 6:42 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks introduces a 2.3 - 2.8 gigahertz, two stage, high linearity and high gain (32 dB) low noise amplifier that offers very low noise figure (0.85 db) and excellent return loss (15 db) in a small 4 mm square quad flat, no lead package.  The on-die active bias design ensures consistent performance, enables unconditional stability and high output compression point (18.

LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers, Other | Receivers, Other

New Antenna's Circular Polarization Guarantees Improved Reception

September 24, 2012 12:32 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Guaranteed to improve reception for wireless microphones and IEM systems, Kaltman Creations LLC has just introduced the IWxCPA antenna, under the Invisible Waves product banner. The antenna is not like traditional paddle or rod antennas commonly used with wireless microphone receivers and pro-audio antenna distribution systems.

LISTED UNDER: Transmission, Other | Receivers, Other

Wireless Operator Interface Pushbutton Controller

August 13, 2012 6:12 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced the release of the new Limitless™ Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series, which expands Honeywell’s Limitless™ wireless switch and receiver portfolio by providing a packaged pushbutton controller for manufacturers and OEMs. The WOI Series adds a human interface device to the product-driven interfaces of the Limitless™ portfolio.

LISTED UNDER: Receivers, Other | Switches, IC

Receiver Enhances Compliance Testing through Input Sensitivity

August 8, 2012 6:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced the introduction of the N9038A MXE EMI receiver , which is designed for laboratories that perform compliance testing of electrical and electronic products. The MXE enhances electromagnetic interference (EMI) measurement accuracy and repeatability with a displayed average noise level (DANL) of -163 dBm at 1 GHz.

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The R&S ESR reduces testing times, more reliably detects EMI

August 8, 2012 6:40 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz introduces the new R&S®ESR EMI test receiver whose broadband architecture allows standard-compliant EMI measurements up to 6000 times faster than other solutions. Comprehensive diagnostic tools such as spectrogram display, realtime spectrum analysis and IF analysis help developers detect and eliminate EMI.

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High Performance Radio Receivers

July 17, 2012 12:54 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. today introduced a family of advanced AM/FM receivers tuned for the high-end consumer and professional audio equipment market. The new Si477x AM/FM receivers provide industry-leading RF performance and exceptional configurability while reducing system cost and complexity for consumer audio/video receivers (AVRs), FM receiver monitors and pro-audio receivers.

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Analog Solutions for Automotive Toll Tag Systems

July 17, 2012 11:06 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today announced it has introduced analog solutions for low-noise receivers being used in high-sensitivity radio frequency (RF) automotive highway tag applications, including toll tag transponder systems. Skyworks’ devices are being deployed across 40 million transponders supporting small signal RF applications where primary DC power is not available.

LISTED UNDER: Automotive | Automotive | Receivers, Other

Miniature Wideband Coupler with High Directivity for Wireless Systems

June 18, 2012 9:14 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

AVX Corporation has developed a new wideband directional coupler with high directivity. Based on thin-film multilayer technology, which provides the miniature part with excellent frequency performance and rugged construction for reliable automatic assembly, AVX’s ITF High Directivity LGA coupler features a 0402 chip size, high directivity (20dB), and a stable coupling factor (24±2dB) over a broad frequency range (700-2700MHz).

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LNA Offers a Noise Figure of 1.5 dB from 6 to 18 GHz

June 11, 2012 6:13 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Custom MMIC is offering two new devices from its growing MMIC design library. The CMD157 (die) and CMD157P3 (packaged) are GaAs MMIC low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) for applications from 6 to 18 GHz. These broadband devices each boast an impressively low noise figure of 1.5 dB, deliver greater than 25 dB of flat gain, and have a corresponding output 1 dB compression point of +10 dBm.

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"WatchLock" High-security Padlock

May 17, 2012 11:51 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox has been chosen as the GPS receiver and wireless module provider by Starcom Systems, a manufacturer of innovative products for telematics, fleet management and security applications.   Starcom’s latest product is “WatchLock”, the industry’s first high-security padlock with built in u-blox GPS and GSM wireless communications capability.

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C- Band Additions to Family of Digital Phase Shifters

April 27, 2012 5:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today two new additions to its family of digital phase shifters for radar, communication, and electronic warfare (EW) applications.   The phase shifters facilitate easy implementation in communication antennas, phased array radars, weather radars, and EW receivers.

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STMicroelectronics Applies Advanced Miniaturization Expertise for Better 4G Smartphone Experiences

April 11, 2012 5:38 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Tiny antenna-sharing IC enables sleeker designs offering best and fastest GPS performance STMicroelectronics has revealed a highly miniaturized IC for 4G smartphones for even more attractively sized designs offering high GPS performance. By design, 4G smartphones will use multiple cellular connections to deliver mobile broadband services at speeds of more than 100 Mbps.

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Handset RF Power Amplifier Characterisation System

February 14, 2012 7:03 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Nujira has launched a new handset RF power amplifier (PA) characterisation system, the NCT-T9102, targeted at OEMs, chipset suppliers and PA vendors wishing to measure the performance of Envelope Tracking RF PAs for low power applications. Nujira has developed this system specifically for characterising handset RF PAs under Envelope Tracking (ET) conditions, overcoming the huge challenge of characterizing PAs in ET mode using standard test equipment.

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WiLink 8.0 fFamily: Five-in-one Wireless Connectivity Solutions for Next-generation Mobile Experiences

February 13, 2012 5:24 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Achieving another wireless connectivity milestone, Texas Instruments introduced the WiLink 8.0 product family: a collection of 45-nanometer single-chip solutions that integrate up to five different radios, and set the stage for next-generation mobile Wi-Fi, GNSS, NFC, Bluetooth and FM transmit/receive applications.

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Precision Waveform Analyzer Module with Industry-Best Performance

February 1, 2012 11:37 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies introduced a precision waveform analyzer for engineers involved in design verification and validation of high-speed electrical communications systems and components. With industry-best residual jitter (below 50 femtoseconds), channel bandwidths to 50 GHz and integrated clock recovery to 32 Gb/s, the Agilent 86108B precision waveform analyzer gives engineers confidence they are seeing the true performance of their designs.

LISTED UNDER: Test and Measurement, Analyzers, Spectrum | Receivers, Other


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