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RFIC Incorporates a Power Amplifier, Low Noise Amplifier, and Transmit/Receive Switch

May 30, 2001 12:26 pm | Comments

The HMC310MS8G from Hittite Microwave Corporation is a multifunction RFIC that incorporates a power amplifier (PA) and low noise amplifier (LNA) with a transmit/receive switch for 2.4 GHz applications including Bluetooth, HomeRF, and low power WLAN radios. The RFIC offers 15 dB gain and 6 dBm P1dB in the transmit mode and 13 dB of gain with an overall noise figure of 2....

Probe for High Performance Test Sockets

May 30, 2001 12:26 pm | Comments

The Pico Probe is designed for fine pitch test sockets and multiple cycle connectors requiring optimum electrical performance and long life (over 500,000 cycles). The patent pending design mounts on 0.0250 pitch and features a 0.0850 uncompressed length with 0.0220 rated travel resulting in a working length or signal path length of 0....

Controller IC Simplifies Implementation of Power Factor Correction

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor International announces the FAN7527, a power factor correction (PFC) controller IC for use with power MOSFETs in electronic ballast and other low power ( The FAN7527, available in SOP and 8-pin DIP packages, is a boundary conduction, current-mode controller with low start up and operating current to minimize power loss and increase efficiency....

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Direct IF Conversion in Next Generation Wireless Base Stations

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

The AD9772A is the newest member of the TxDAC family of transmit digital-to-analog converters from Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI). The AD9772A is a direct IF-capable multi-mode DAC that simplifies and lowers the cost of next generation wireless basestation design by eliminating an intermediate analog conversion stage....

Transient Voltage Suppressors

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

AVX Corporation introduces its MultiGuard® Series of bi-directional transient voltage suppressors in new, smaller case sizes, providing bi-directional ESD protection, EMI attenuation and subnanosecond response time. The MultiGuard chips are now available in 0405 two-element, 0508 two and four-element and 0612 four-element case sizes....

Development Board

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Insight Electronics now offers a Virtex-II Development Board that facilitates evaluation of Xilinx's Virtex-II FPGA family — giving designers a low-cost means to verify aspects of new functions, shorten the learning curve, and expedite product time-to-market. The board's versatile features allow designers to prove a new idea, test an interface to an existing circuit or device, validate a soft IP core, or experiment with Virtex-II FPGA t...

W-CDMA Components

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Murata Electronics launched several Wide-band Code Division Multiple Access (W-CDMA)market components for use in third generation (3G) cellular phones. These devices, including the new Switchplexer™, make the next generation of cellular phones compatible with frequency standards from around the world....

Low-Loss Isolators

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Murata Electronics announced the commercial production of the CE040 series — ultra-compact, lightweight and low-loss isolators for emerging, next generation digital wireless handset standards such as WCDMA and cdma2000. To meet the growing demand for thinner, smaller and lighter products, Murata engineered a number of improvements to build upon the previous isolator....

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Dual and Tri-Couplers Optimized for Cellular Applications

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

These high power dual and tri-directional couplers are ideal for systems applications such as AMPS, TDMA, CDMA, CDPD and GSM where precision site monitoring is necessary. The 722-30-0.892 dual directional coupler is best suited for Tx applications (869 - 894 MHz & 925 - 960 MHz) and measures a compact 4....

GaAs pHEMT MMIC Receiver on a Single Chip

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Mimix Broadband introduced a totally integrated gallium arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receiver on a single chip. This device is a three stage low noise amplifier (LNA) followed by an image reject fundamental mixer using Lange couplers to improve bandwidth. Using 0....

Automated Device Programmers

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

BP Microsystems announced the addition of Very Low Voltage (VLV) support down to 1.5 V (V dd), to their line of automated programmers. The BP-4510 supports more than 14,000 devices and has a maximum throughput of 1200 devices per hour. It supports the latest in device technology, Flash,antifuse, EEPROM, microcontrollers, and CPLD's ranging from the largest QFP to the smallest mBGA....

Adapters

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

QUICK-MATE adapters are designed without coupling nuts to allow fast, dependable connection and reduced wear on the test lead. Available in N, 7/16 and SMA interfaces and electroplated with SUCOPRO, QUICK-MATE adapters provide improved electrical conductivity and low PIM. They perform twice as many mating cycles as adapters with gold plating....

Solderless TNC and N Type Connectors

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Times Microwave Systems has recently announced the availability of 'EZ' solderless TNC and N type connectors for its LMR -240 low loss coaxial cables. The high quality connectors designated as EZ-240-TM and EZ-240-NM have knurled coupling nuts and crimp-style outer contact attachment rings. Adding to the family of 'EZ' solderless connectors for other LMR® cable sizes including 200, 400 and 600, these connectors are particularly well-suit...

Frequency Synthesizers

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

Elcom Technologies has designed a new series of dual output, rugged frequency synthesizers with ultra low microphonics and improved phase noise at least 10 dBc lower than previous models. Designed for high capacity MW and MMW radios up to 38 GHz, the DFSL series offer lower phase noise and guaranteed zero phase hits — a key feature over the competition....

Dual Phase Locked Loop Frequency Synthesizers

May 30, 2001 11:55 am | Comments

National Semiconductor announced the LMX23xxU series of ultra-low power dual phase locked loop (PLL) frequency synthesizers, the latest addition to National's industry-leading family of PLLatinum( PLLs for wireless applications. This new family is pin- and software-compatible with the current LMX23xxL family of PLLs, providing easy upgrade, and consumes up to 43 percent less power....

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