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Wireless Applications: A Natural Evolution

June 1, 2001 5:05 am | Comments

A new generation delivering web-type applications over wireless networks. Arnie Phatak, Syntel Inc. Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) offers the opportunity to adapt enterprise applications so that mobile employees and customers can access them from small, light, inexpensive handheld devices on an anytime, anywhere basis....

PPTC Devices Protect Circuits and Maximize Battery Pack Run Time

June 1, 2001 5:04 am | Comments

Low resistance PPTC devices provide both overcurrent and over-temperature protection By Frank Owen, Tyco Electronics Corporation/ Raychem Circuit Protection Division Wireless communication is transforming the way we live and work, and consumer demand for smaller portable equipment that provides longer run time is driving the development of smaller, lighter cells with higher energy density....


&quotMulti Node Architecture&quot Offers an Innovative Alternative

June 1, 2001 5:04 am | Comments

Combining PCI, cPCI, and custom concepts into a cost-effective, non-proprietary chassis system, Tracewell's Multi Node packaging technique achieves many benefits. By Melissa Lander, Tracewell Systems, Inc. Design engineers who specialize in telecom and datacom applications are under increased pressure to implement designs satisfying a broad mix of critical design factors....


SAW Filters in GPS Applications

June 1, 2001 5:04 am | Wireless Design & Development | Comments

Surface Acoustic Wave (SAW) filters provide improved environment for Global Positioning System (GPS) applications. Max Hasegwa, AVX Corporation Since the earliest days of civilization, man has sought to find a reliable way to determine accurate distances and exact position in relationship to other objects....

Microwave Synthesizer Literature

May 30, 2001 12:36 pm | Comments

New literature is now available for the 20 GHz microwave synthesizer from Giga-tronics, Inc. A data sheet and brochure can be found online for the company's high-performance, low-cost 12000A model. The datasheet provides detailed product specifications including frequency ranges, options and accessories, modulation parameters, frequency modes and input/output specifications....

Switch Catalog

May 30, 2001 12:36 pm | Comments

Tyco Electronics announced the availability of a newly revised Alcoswitch product catalog. The catalog provides 315 pages of detailed information on all Alcoswitch products now available through Tyco Electronics. The product categories included are DIP switched, slide switches, toggle switches, pushbutton switches, rocker switches, paddle switches, rotary switches, keylock switches, industrial controls, pushwheel switches, and knobs....

Accessories Catalog

May 30, 2001 12:36 pm | Comments

Antenna Specialists, a division of Allen Telecom, Inc., released their Cellular, PCS and GPS Antennas & Accessories Catalog. The 48-page catalog contains information on a variety of products offered for mobile, in-building, fixed station, and GPS dual system applications. Specifications are provided for Antenna Specialists' offerings in cellular/PCS dual band antennas, cellular/GPS dual-system antennas, PCS antennas, cellular antennas, ...

Magnetic-latching Relays

May 30, 2001 12:26 pm | Comments

Teledyne Relays' RF170 Series Centigrid® magnetic-latching DPDT (double-pole double-throw) relays are ideal for applications such as cellular base stations; tower-mounted amplifiers; Internet and wide-area network servers and routers; fiberoptic switches and routers; T1, frame relay and ISDN multiplexers; oscilloscopes; spectrum analyzers; signal generators; and semiconductor test equipment....


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....

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....


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