The growth of RF technology in the wireless communication industry over the past few years has been astonishing. This year alone, more than 850 million cellular phones will be manufactured and sold around the globe. As production volumes rise, test engineers are being challenged to increase their test throughput and decrease their cost of test....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, Other
MITEQ has released its Microwave and Millimeter Wave Conversion Products short-form catalog. It features a sampling of the company’s latest mixers, images rejection mixers, modulators, multipliers and custom products. There are also sections discussing quality assurance, manufacturing flow diagrams, MITEQ's Space Heritage and options available to the customer.
austriamicrosystems introduces the AS1530/31 family a line of fully differential 12-bit, 8-channel, low power A/D converters with 2.5 V internal reference. Combining low-power operation, high speed (400 ks/s) and four analog input modes with outstanding dynamic performance (SINAD > 70 dB) in a Pb-free TSSOP-20 package, the AS1530/31 family is a good solution for battery-powered devices and portable data acquisition systems such as r...LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
Aeroflex introduces a short-form catalog and CD. The CD has interactive links for quick and easy access to all of Aeroflex Test Solutions’ product data sheets. The range of products includes solutions for communications test, cellular parametric test, protocol and conformance test, military and avionics test, RF signal generators, PXI modules for RF test, microwave, spectrum and signal analyzers, synthetic test systems, phase noise test systems and more.
Linear Technology introduces the LTC1867L, a 16-bit, 8-channel, 175 ks/s, 3 V supply analog to digital converter. The converter draws 2.7 mW MAX at full speed. The power automatically drops at reduced speeds, typically 0.9 mW at 50 ks/s. This device maintains good DC performance providing 16-bit no missing codes over temperature and ± 3 LSBMAX INL....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
Atmel® announces its AT73C213 audio companion chip for multimedia portable applications. Manufactured on the company’s CMOS process, the chip integrates an audio-quality 20-bit stereo DAC and an audio power amplifier providing up to 1 W. The chip is suited for any application where a high-quality audio interface is required, such as mobile phones, PDAs, palmtop computers, digital still cameras, multimedia portable devices, music players,...LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, D / A Converters
Hittite announces a high dynamic range vector modulator RFIC which is suitable for wireless infrastructure applications from 1800 to 2200 MHz. The HMC500LP3 is targeted for distortion cancellation applications such as RF pre-distortion and feed-forward, as well as RF cancellation, beam forming, and amplitude/phase correction applications....LISTED UNDER: Modulators
A direct conversion modulator from Linear Technology enables the design of next generation, less costly 3G wireless base station transmitters. The LT5528 is a direct I-Q modulator with uncompromising performance. The LT5528 is targeted for high performance wireless infrastructure applications, including W-CDMA, TD-SCDMA, GSM, and PHS....LISTED UNDER: Modulators
A very high linearity and low noise I/Q demodulator from Linear Technology provides the performance needed for direct conversion and IF conversion of radio signals to baseband for high performance receivers. The LT5517 has an IIP3 of 23.5 dBm and a noise figure of 9.5 dB at 200 MHz, allowing the detection of weak signals, even in the presence of high level interference....LISTED UNDER: Modulators
National Semiconductor Corporation debuts a new dual high-performance CMOS analogue-to-digital converter that consumes significantly less power while providing the gigahertz speeds necessary for reliable measurements of high-frequency signals. These high-speed, low-power devices are designed specifically for applications such as digital oscilloscopes, automated test equipment (ATE), base stations, satellites, and communications systems requ...LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
A monolithic, high performance IF quadrature demodulator from Linear Technology operates with a supply voltage as low as 1.8V, making it suitable for portable applications. The LT5546 has applications in GPS receivers, wireless local loop, satellite IF receivers, and mobile wireless data receivers....LISTED UNDER: Modulators
Echotek announces a 2-channel wideband digital receiver and A/D converter which provide sampling rates of 12 bits at 210 MHz using the AD9430. Model numbers for these boards are ECDR-2-12210-PMC and ECAD-2-12210-PMC. These boards operate in the clock frequency range from 40 MHz up to 210 MHz. The typical Spurious Free Dynamic Range (SFDR) is 80 dBm with an analog input at ....LISTED UNDER: Digital Hardware, A / D Converters
TriQuint Semiconductor introduces the TGA4953 optical modulator driver for high-speed optical networking applications. The TGA4953 is a multi-chip module consisting of two high performance wideband amplifiers including off-chip bias circuitry assembled in a compact (.350 × .450 × .080 inches) surface mount Land Grid Array (LGA) package....LISTED UNDER: Modulators
AMC Model No. SWM-DJV-1DT-2ATT is an ultra-high speed pulse modulator with >= 2 nS Rise and Fall times with a >= 20 nS minimum pulse width at 50% duty cycle. The modulator operates from 0.5 to 20.0 GHz and can handle RF input power up to +20 dBm with ± 10 mV maximum video transient. The isolation is ?60 dB with >= 2....LISTED UNDER: Modulators