Cypress Semiconductor Corp. [NASDAQ: CY] has unveiled the PSoC 4 programmable system-on-chip architecture, which combines Cypress’s best-in-class PSoC analog and digital fabric and industry-leading CapSense capacitive touch technology with ARM’s power-efficient Cortex-M0 core.LISTED UNDER: Circuits, SOC | Components, Other | Receivers, Other
IAR Systems (Sweden) has released a new version of its development tool suite IAR Embedded Workbench for Renesas RL78. The new version 1.30 adds a large amount of new functionality for code writing and debugging.LISTED UNDER: Transmission, Other | Development Kits / Platforms | Components, Other
Elma Electronic Inc. (Fremont, CA), in cooperation with Pentek, Inc. (Upper Saddle River, NJ) and Concurrent Technologies (Woburn,MA), has developed a small form factor (SFF), OpenVPX-based signal acquisition system for processing and recording applications.LISTED UNDER: Circuits, Mixed Signal | Components, Other
LCR Electronics Inc. has announced their EC1032 electronic controls. In conjunction with an available potentiometer assembly, the EC1032 is an inexpensive, simple, and flexible way to incorporate a new feature into applications including fluid pumps, fans, small appliances, lighting, heating, equipment cooling, humidity control, and exhaust ventilators.LISTED UNDER: Components, Other | Interconnect, Cables | Power, Controllers
OMRON’s MEMS switch has a SPDT（Single Pole Double Throw） contact configuration. Two MEMS chips that have a SPST (Single Pole Single Throw） contact configuration are installed on the ceramic package using the flip chip bonding method as shown Figure 1.LISTED UNDER: IC | Components, Other | Switches, IC
Binder-USA has expanded its Series 768 and 718 M8 product line with new 8-pin panel-mount receptacles. The receptacles provide an ideal solution for applications requiring high pin numbers in areas with limited space. The connectors are commonly used for sensors and actuators...LISTED UNDER: IC | Components, Other | Interconnect, Connectors
Lantronix, Inc. [NASDAQ: LTRX] has announced the launch of its new xPico Wi-Fi module, a compact, embedded wireless device server designed for easy and fast serial-to-Wi-Fi connectivity. The xPico Wi-Fi device features afootprint of 24 x 16.5 mm.LISTED UNDER: Components, Other | Digital Hardware, Other | Digital Hardware, Signal Processing
IAR Systems has announced the launch of IAR Academy, an educational offering aimed at new as well as experienced users of IAR Embedded Workbench, the world-leading development tool suite for embedded applications.LISTED UNDER: Computing | Consumer | Components, Other
Sierra Wireless [NASDAQ: SWIR] has introduced the industry’s most advanced architecture for embedded wireless communications, designed to vastly simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of M2M solutions. The architecture will be available across 2G to 4G technologies in the next generation of AirPrime embedded wireless modules.LISTED UNDER: Circuits, Thin Film | Components, Other | Memory, DRAM
Pentek, Inc. has announced rackmount additions to its Talon RF/IF signal recording and playback systems. The Model RTS 2707 rackmount system and Model RTR 2747 rugged rackmount system, offer recording and playback of RF/IF signals up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths up to 200 MHz.LISTED UNDER: Circuits, Mixed Signal | Components, Other | Digital Hardware, Other
By Thomas Dippon, Agilent Technologies When testing wideband RF components and systems, it is necessary to stimulate the device under test (DUT) with a wideband signal that is as close to the “real” signal as possible. For some measurements, wideband noise or a multi-tone signal might be appropriate.
By Chris Desalvo, Agilent Technologies Commercially available RF transmitters in the ever-evolving wireless communications technology give SIGINT and COMINT mission managers a most difficult task. They need to detect traditional push-to-talk signals, wideband digital communications, and always be thinking of future threats.
By Keith Anderson, Agilent Technologies click to enlarge Figure 1. NVNA block diagram. High-power RF amplifiers are used in telecommunications, biomedical, and military systems. With output power levels ranging up to 1kW, these amplifiers are typically designed to operate near or into compression in order to provide the maximum output power possible.
By Moray Rumney and Hiroshi Yanagawa, Agilent Technologies, Inc. Operator acceptance testing is yet another step in the process and includes more user-centric tests. click to enlarge Table 1. Base station RF transmitter characteristics tests.
By Benjamin Zarlingo, Agilent Technologies Inc. In designing, troubleshooting and optimizing WiMAX Wave 2 systems, a variety of dual-channel measurements can provide essential insight into their operation and performance. click to enlarge Table 1.