Optimizing Wireless Communication Designs

February 20, 2007 11:28 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Martin Clark, Mike Mulligan, Colin Warwick, The MathWorks, Inc. A multi-domain executable model provides a practical method of global optimization of signal processing and communications systems. Global optimization of the design of a wireless communication system requires exploration of a multi-domain design space encompassing signal processing and communications algorithms and RF subsystem design....

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Low Power A/D Converters

February 9, 2007 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems introduces its AS1526/27 family of 10-bit, single-channel, ultra low power A/D converters. Combining ultra low-power operation at a high sampling speed of 73 ks/s with high dynamic performance in a small SOIC-8 package, this product family is suitable for battery-powered devices and portable data acquisition systems such as remote sensors or pen digitizers....

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Software Shapes Next-generation RF Instrumentation

November 20, 2006 10:25 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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A/D Converter Family

March 2, 2006 7:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

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...

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Multi-channel A/D Converter

May 2, 2005 6:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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Stereo D/A Converter

April 4, 2005 8:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

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,...

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Vector Modulator RFIC

February 25, 2005 9:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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Direct Conversion Modulator

December 23, 2004 7:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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I/Q Demodulator

November 23, 2004 11:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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Gigahertz-speed Dual A/D Converter

September 29, 2004 8:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

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...

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IF Quadrature Demodulator

February 2, 2004 8:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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Digital Receiver and A/D Converter

November 24, 2003 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 – ....

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Modulator Deiver

July 30, 2003 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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Pulse Modulator

July 30, 2003 9:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

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....

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I & Q Vector Modulator

April 29, 2003 7:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Model M2L-59N-5 is a 360°/20 dB PIN diode I & Q vector modulator that operates from 2.0 - 8.0 GHz. This device offers simultaneous phase and amplitude control. Total phase error across the entire band is less than ± 15° and amplitude error is less than ± 2 dB. VSWR is better than 2....

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