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"Why Choose a CPLD Over an FPGA?"

November 29, 2001 9:09 am | Comments

By Michael T. Moore, Cypress Semiconductor As Complex Programmable Logic Devices (CPLDs) move into higher densities, they offer an exciting alternative for implementing complex digital designs. CPLDs offer the digital designer a level of flexibility, ease of use and fast time to market that until now has been unknown for large designs....


November 29, 2001 9:06 am | Comments Simulate RFIC, board and system designs with broadly versatile analysis methods for powerful flexibility. Free download: APLAC Circuit Simulation and Design Tool full-feature student version....

Plastic Equivalent Packages

November 29, 2001 8:54 am | Comments

StratEdge PTI Division announces the availability of a complete line of plastic equivalent packages (PEP), a glass walled surface mount package used for Bluetooth™ semiconductors, C band VSAT amplifiers, cellular base station amplifiers, and semiconductors for wireless networking applications....


Small Modular Fixed Frequency Synthesizers

November 29, 2001 8:54 am | Comments

MTI-Milliren Technologies announced a new line of small modular fixed frequency (SMF) synthesizers as an addition to its family of products. The SMF Series was designed to offer customized features in a standard package and boasts multiple phase locked and time synchronous outputs as well as dual independent phase locked loops (PLL) referenced to a single source....

Power Amplifier Integrated Circuit

November 29, 2001 8:54 am | Comments

Sirenza Microdevices expanded its SPA Series of linear power amplifier radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs) with the addition of two new high-gain models. The SPA-2118 and SPA-2318 offer cellular, PCS and 3G equipment designers 32 dB of gain at 900 MHz and 23 dB of gain at 1.9 and 2.1 GHz, along with exceptional linearity previously unavailable in a single integrated circuit....

High Power Amplifier

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

Ophir RF announces the availability of Model 5107, a high power solid state amplifier with a minimum linear power of 80 W across the frequency band 700 MHz - 3000 MHz. Model 5107 is ideally suited as a laboratory bench amplifier covering all the major communication bands. This small and lightweight amplifier is suited to passive intermodulation (PIM) testing, RF power device testing and for TWTA replacement....

Coaxial Ceramic Inductors

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

A full line of coaxial ceramic inductors is available from Spectrum Control's Signal Products Group. This new low radiation inductor line is designed to reduce EMI and is an ideal inductor below its self-resonant frequency. Spectrum coaxial ceramic inductors are for use as the inductive element of high frequency VCO and LC circuits....

Highly Integrated GaAs MMIC Receiver

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

Mimix Broadband announced the introduction of a Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) monolithic microwave integrated circuit (MMIC) receiver, which is comprised of a two stage low noise amplifier (LNA) followed by a pair of sub-harmonic mixers, configured to form an image reject mixer. The image reject mixer removes the need for a bandpass filter after the LNA to remove thermal noise at the image frequency....


Bluetooth Radio Transceiver

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

Ericsson Microelectronics announces Bluetooth™ v1.1 qualification, the latest Bluetooth standard, for its PBA 31301/3 radio transceiver. The radio transceiver combines robust performance in radio-intensive environments and low power consumption, making it ideal for battery operated applications....

Ultra Wide Band Bias Tee and DC Block

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

Anritsu Company introduces the V255 Gen II Ultra Wide Band Bias Tee and V265 DC Block that feature Anritsu's V Connector® to create excellent performance over the 50 kHz to 65 GHz frequency range. The V255 and V265 have been developed specifically for next-generation OC768 optical systems that operate at 40 Gbps and other high speed pulse, data or microwave applications....

EDA Software Speed the Generation of RF Product Designs

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

With the introduction of Advanced Design System 2001 (ADS 2001), Agilent has enhanced its communications product Electronic Design Automation (EDA) software and extended the capabilities beyond RF and microwave design to include RF IC design. This new and more comprehensive software release advances usability and simulation performance for RF and microwave designers of all types....

Software Speeds Design of Wireless Products

November 29, 2001 8:39 am | Comments

Ansoft announced the latest release of Ensemble (Version 8.0) with new functionality targeting the needs of RFIC, MMIC, PCB, and planar antenna designers. This new version of Ensemble expands the speed and accuracy needed for characterizing all planar structures found in wireless, broadband, and optical components....

Battery Adapter Compatible With Lithium Ion

November 29, 2001 8:38 am | Comments

iTECH announces the release of a lithium ion battery adapter compatible with Motorola Saber MX1000, MX2000 and MX3000 radios (battery part number NTN8818A). This adapter design uses the radio bayonet-type interface and eliminates the need for multiple adapters to support multiple capacities. iTECH battery adapter part number BA6501 is compatible with the iTECH iQ five ® battery analyzer/conditioner with software version 9....


GaAs Field Effect Transistor

November 29, 2001 8:38 am | Comments

Agilent announced that it has introduced the Agilent ATF-541M4, a small, single-voltage E-pHEMT GaAs FET. The Agilent ATF-541M4's miniature leadless package measures 1.4 mm × 1.2 mm × 0.7 mm and takes up 60 percent less board space than the conventional SC-70 package (2.1 mm × 2.0 mm × 0....

Solid State RF Medium Power Amplifier

November 29, 2001 8:38 am | Comments

Aethercomm P/N SSPA 6.0-18.0-2 is a broadband, medium power solid state power amplifier that operates from 6 GHz to 18 GHz. This PA is ideal for electronic warfare systems, test equipment, laboratory use or anywhere where broadband, high gain, decent linearity and medium power are required. Minimum gain from 6 to 16 GHz is typically 30 dB....


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