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CMOS A/D Converter

February 4, 2002 3:31 am | Comments

Signal Processing Technologies announced a new industry breakthrough: the first CMOS 14-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC) performing at 20 MSPS. The SPT8000 is the most cost-effective high-performance, monolithic 14-bit, self-calibrating analog-to-digital converter on the market today. It uses a digitally calibrated, pipelined CMOS architecture to achieve excellent dynamic performance and linearity....

IC-Style DC-DC Converters

February 4, 2002 3:31 am | Comments

C&D Technologies (NCL) has expanded its family of IC-style DC-DC converters by launching two miniature, 3.3 V input, dual-output parts that provide extended temperature operation and improved reliability while saving board space and simplifying final assembly. Ideal for low-voltage applications where analogue circuits need to be combined with the latest low-voltage processor technologies, the new 3....

Power Supply and Compliant Connectors

February 4, 2002 3:31 am | Comments

Hirose has introduced the HR31 series of low-profile power supply connectors that are DeviceNet Compliant. Ideal for factory automation networks, HR31 connectors are supplied in five-positions, and in 5.08 mm pitch. The "through-hole" type headers are available in both straight and right-angle versions and contacts can be ordered with solder or grid plating; gold plating contacts increase mating/unmating cycles to 1000 times....


Dry Film AC Capacitor

February 4, 2002 3:31 am | Comments

A new series of film capacitors for motor run applications where high PWM and other feedback currents are present on top of the line frequency offers superior performance versus other brands, because of the unique high current and response terminations and the dry film construction, that results in improved space utilization and reliability — is now available from the manufacturer, Electronic Concepts, Inc....

Detect Switch

February 4, 2002 3:31 am | Comments

Totally protected against overload, the KSU top-actuated ultra-miniature detect switch from ITT Industries, Cannon features a light actuation force of 0.7 N without tactile effect. It has a hard metal actuator, two large terminals, normally-open contacts, gold or silver contact plating and a long life rating of over 500 k operations....

Dual Track And Hold Chip For Ultra-Wideband Data Acquisition

February 4, 2002 3:31 am | Comments

Rockwell Scientific Company LLC (RSC) has introduced a 10 GHz bandwidth 1 GS/s dual track and hold (T/H) circuit for ultra-wideband data acquisition. Designed for direct sampling of multi-GHz signals, the RTH020 circuit features unprecedented bandwidth and aperture jitter performance. The bandwidth of the RTH020, 9 GHz for 0....

Designing Embedded Devices for Bluetooth Compatibility

January 29, 2002 5:05 am | Comments

Using Bluetooth qualified components during the design process will help reduce cost and time-to-market. By Dan Jerrestam and Staffan Bernström, Enea Realtime and Eva Skoglund, OSE Systems A systematic approach is needed when building products with Bluetooth capabilities, as a number of obstacles must be overcome....


BeO and AlN Attenuators

January 29, 2002 5:03 am | Wireless Design & Development | Comments

By Patrick Biebersmith, Florida RF Labs The design of microwave attenuators for high power applications are developed using two preferred ceramics; Beryllium Oxide (BeO) and Aluminum Nitride (AlN). Florida RF Labs has been providing these high power resistive products in both BeO and AlN for nearly 25 years and has found that each material has its own benefits and applications....

Coding and Modulation of Satellite DVB Systems

January 29, 2002 5:03 am | Comments

Various steps used by a satellite based DVB communication system By Maurice L. Schiff, Elanix, Inc. The world is going wireless. In the last decade the explosion of wireless services has been phenomenal. Companies big and small have jumped on the bandwagon to provide one type of service or another....

Harmonic Considerations When Designing with GSM Power Amplifiers

January 29, 2002 5:03 am | Comments

An accurate system design must be implemented to meet ETSI standards. By Jackie Johnson, RF Micro Devices Although the cellular handset market has begun to migrate to 2.5G and 3G technologies, the Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) remains one of the most widely implemented systems in the world....

Do You Know <U>Your</U> Alphabet?

January 29, 2002 4:13 am | Comments

By Kim Stokes, Editor-in -Chief, I thought I knew my alphabet, especially being from the Sesame Street Generation. But since the IEEE announcement of another 802.11 tentative standard for Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) — 802.11g — I'm not so sure. As an editor, I am occasionally approached by companies who claim that their widgets are the best and only ones in the world that exist with particular...

Custom Design and Fit Antennas

January 29, 2002 4:05 am | Comments

TECOM Industries., a TRAK Communications company, introduces the model 506051E embedded antenna as the newest member of the established series of Covant embedded antennas. This new model is used in Wireless LAN, IEEE 802.11, bar code scanners, and point-of-purchase RFID applications. The antenna is custom designed to specific size, weight, shape, and performance while providing easy assembly placement....

W-CDMA Product Line Expanded

January 29, 2002 3:56 am | Comments

Fujitsu Compound Semiconductor. expanded its W-CDMA product offering with the introduction of its new FMM5049VT. Featuring very high linear gain (33.0 dB) and 41.0 dBm output power, this MMIC complements their existing "FLLxxxx(yy)-2C Series" of GaAs FET power amplifier products. The FMM5049VT is designed for 2....

Surface Mount Toroidal Inductor

January 29, 2002 3:56 am | Comments

The ST series surface mount inductor is as low as 1.2 mm in height. The catalog ST2006 series is 1.5 mm maximum height. The small size, low DC resistance and high efficiency makes the ST series ideal for DC - DC converter applications in portable electronics. The low-loss, toroidal ferrite core allows an operating frequency to 1 MHz with high efficiency in an extremely small package....


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