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Base Station Market Trends: LTC5585 Wideband I/Q Demodulator

January 30, 2012 8:39 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The exponential growth of smart phones, iPADs, tablet PCs, notebooks and netbooks has contributed to an insatiable demand for wireless network data speed and capacity. Wireless service providers everywhere are scrambling to accelerate the deployment schedule for 4th generation wireless technology, LTE, which promises a significant increase in data rate.

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Broadband Quadrature Modulators Address Cellular Infrastructure Market

June 10, 2011 10:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:SWKS), an innovator of high reliability analog and mixed signal semiconductors enabling a broad range of end markets, today introduced three wideband quadrature modulators for cellular infrastructure and high performance radio link applications. Skyworks’ modulators are the latest additions to its wireless infrastructure portfolio and designed to support the world's leading 3G and 4G base station providers.

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IQ Modulators Integrate Fractional-N synthesizers and VCOs

June 1, 2011 10:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices, a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance radio frequency components and compound semiconductor technologies, today announced it has extended its portfolio of broadband components to include two new low power IQ Modulators featuring integrated fractional-N synthesizers and voltage controlled oscillators (VCO).

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Multichannel D/A Converter Drives Productivity in Process Control I/O Systems

November 16, 2010 7:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. introduces a multichannel DAC (digital-to-analog converter) with innovative dynamic power control circuitry including ADI’s leading dc-to-dc switching converters and diagnostic features. This new DAC can enable increased system productivity, while simultaneously lowering power use without affecting safety and reliability....

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Low-Cost, Full-Featured Evaluation Board for StarCore-Based SC3850 DSPs

November 1, 2010 9:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a low-cost evaluation module for the MSC815x and MSC825x family of programmable digital signal processors (DSPs) intended for medical, aerospace, defense and test/measurement applications. The MSC8156 Evaluation Module (MSC8156EVM) is a PCI Express® short card form factor development solution that allows for the deployment of Freescale’s highest performing DSPs alongside the company’s QorIQ P4080 a...

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300- to 4800-MHz IQ Modulator Integrates Wideband LO Synthesizer, Reducing Cost while Simplifying Design

October 22, 2010 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Inc. introduces the industry’s first integrated IQ modulator in full production for the wireless infrastructure market. The high-performance TRF372017 integrates a direct up-conversion IQ modulator with a phase-locked loop (PLL) and wideband voltage crystal oscillator (VCO) to simplify local oscillator (LO) design and reduce board space....

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Multichannel D/A Converter Drives Productivity in Process Control I/O Systems in Industrial Applications

July 19, 2010 11:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices, Inc. today introduced a multichannel DAC (digital-to-analog converter) with innovative dynamic power control circuitry including ADI's leading dc-to-dc switching converters and diagnostic features. This new DAC can enable increased system productivity, while simultaneously lowering power use without affecting safety and reliability....

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Optical Modulator Drivers Suited for 10 GbE Transmitters

April 8, 2010 1:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Two new SMT packaged optical modulator drivers are now available from Hittite Microwave. These drivers operate from DC to 20 GHz, and are designed to drive Lithium Niobate Mach-Zehnder (MZ) and Electro-Absorptive (EA) optical modulators with up to 8 Vp-p signals, while exhibiting low additive RMS jitter.

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A/D Converter Provides Twice the Sample Rate for Wireless Communications

December 14, 2009 11:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments' new analog-to-digital-converter (ADC) combines 12 bits of resolution with a 1-GSPS sampling rate, effectively doubling the amount of signal bandwidth that can be captured in a single ADC. The ADS5400 offers an unmatched signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 59 dBFS and 75 dBc spurious-free dynamic range (SFDR) in first Nyquist, and 58 dBFS SNR and 70 dBc SFDR performance for intermediate frequencies (IFs) beyond 1000 MHz.

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12-bit Quad D/A Converter with Non-Volatile EEPROM

October 8, 2009 12:10 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology's MCP4728 Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) is a 12-bit Quad DAC featuring a non-volatile EEPROM, which enables the DAC's configuration to be loaded automatically on start up. With this capability, plus its four-channel architecture and internal voltage reference, the MCP4728 DAC reduces design size and cost for a variety of battery-powered and power-constrained applications.

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Optimizing the Embedded Software Design Process

August 12, 2009 1:02 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Many tools and techniques are available to help reduce time and cost during the product development cycle and can be applied regardless of the software methodology used. Joe Fabbre, Green Hills Software There are many different software design methodologies out there: Waterfall, V-Model, Agile, Extreme Programming — the list goes on and on....

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Quad Sampling A/D Converter for Image Processing

August 3, 2009 9:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions has introduced a new quad sampling Analog to Digital (A/D) converter for image processing applications where low noise performance and the ability to convert full-scale step input signals at a 10 MHz conversion rate is required. The ADSQ­1410 is a functionally complete, quad 14-Bit resolution, 10 mega samples per second (MSPS) converter.

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Modulator Driver Targets 40-Gb/s Lightwave Systems

January 21, 2009 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Narda Microwave-East’s FO-MDA-40-25G-1 lithium niobate modulator driver serves 300-pin MSA transponders employed in DPSK long-reach 40-Gb/s lightwave communication systems. The 1.10” × 1.10” × 0.34” device produces an eye pattern with electronic eye-crossing control from 40 to 70%. The unit demonstrates a 3-dB bandwidth from 85 kHz to 40 GHz, gain of 29 dB, input and output return loss of 12 dB, rms additive jitter of 550 ps, rise...

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RF Quadrature Modulator Offers 100-MHz to 1-GHz Operation

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

CML Microcircuits unveils its CMX993 highly integrated, general purpose, RF quadrature modulator that offers 100-MHz to 1-GHz operation and optimal wide-band noise performance. Additional features include gain control and uncommitted differential amplifiers. Targeted to meet the requirements of wireless data (digital TV, CATV modulators, ISM transmitters, Wireless LAN, WLL) and two-way radio systems (APCO P25), the device's I/Q architecture...

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Σ Δ A/D Converters Fill the Gap

December 30, 2008 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

A low noise, wide bandwidth family of continuous-time sigma-delta (CTSD) analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) is available from Analog Devices. The 16-bit, AD9261 and AD9262 CTSD converter, and the AD9267 CTSD modulator couple low noise and high dynamic range with a bandwidth of up to 10 MHz. The AD9267 is exportable to China....

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