RF Micro Devices, Inc. announces the availability of the RF6525 front end module (FEM). RFMD’s highly integrated RF6525 FEM meets or exceeds the system requirements of ZigBee® applications operating in the 2.4 GHz to 2.5 GHz frequency band and supports multiple applications, including smart energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI), home area network (HAN), wireless ZigBee home automation, portable battery powered equipment, and general 2.
NXP Semiconductors introduces its latest high performance RF and mixed signal products for next-generation base stations. Featured products include NXP’s new high-speed data converter portfolio – the world’s first data converters supporting the JEDEC JESD204A serial interface – now available for volume shipment.
Lansdale Semiconductor, Inc. president, R. Dale Lillard, announced the availability of the encoder/decoder pairs and digital to analog converters (ADCs) originally designed and built by Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. These general purpose building block integrated circuits (ICs) include the MC145026, MC145027 and MC145028 encoder/decoder pairs along with MC144110 and MC14111 digital to analog converters.
Anritsu Company introduces the MG3690C series of RF/Microwave signal generators that combines best-in-class phase noise and broad frequency generation to allow engineers to conduct highly accurate tests on subsystems, especially those in local oscillator substitution and clock generation applications.
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) announces the availability of new RF prescaler circuits for a variety of applications, including point-to-point radios, VSATs (very small aperture terminals) and microwave communication systems. A prescaler is a circuit that generates an output signal related to an input signal by a fractional scale factor.
Agilent’s PNA-X Series of microwave network analyzers now offer high-accuracy, source-corrected noise-figure measurements of frequency converters and mixers, as well as amplifiers. For measurements up to 26.5 GHz, an internal low-noise receiver is available that eliminates the need for an external preamplifier, making set up and calibration as easy as that required for measuring S-parameters.
Wireless Digital Audio Streaming Solution Reduces BOM Cost by 50 percent in Consumer Audio ApplicationsMay 24, 2010 8:41 pm | News | Comments
Texas Instruments Incorporated introduces the first device in the family of PurePath™ Wireless audio products for consumer, portable and high-end audio applications, such as wireless headphones and wireless speakers. The CC8520 is an audio transceiver featuring a 2.4 GHz system-on-chip that transmits uncompressed CD-quality wireless audio over a state-of-the-art RF (radio frequency) link with no unwanted noise or dropouts.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. will showcase its broad portfolio of industry-leading RF communications components at the IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS). During the conference, RFMD will host in-booth demonstrations of the Company’s high-power gallium nitride (GaN) products as well as the Company’s smart energy/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) Zigbee® products.
NDK announces the availability of their COTS line-up of Crystals, XOs, TCXOs, VCXOs, SAW devices & FCXO modules. NDK’s facilities have been qualified per MIL-STD-790 and NDK America has QPL status. The product offerings are ideal for high reliability, demanding environments like defense communications, aerospace, down hole, and maritime applications.
12-bit Resolution and 3.6-GSPS Sampling Rate Enables New Applications for Wideband Software-Defined RadiosMay 24, 2010 8:39 pm | News | Comments
National Semiconductor Corp. introduces the industry’s fastest 12-bit analog-to-digital converter (ADC). At 3.6 Giga-samples per second (GSPS), the ADC12D1800 is 3.6 times faster than any other available 12-bit device. The ADC’s dynamic performance of -147 dBm/Hz noise floor, 52 dB noise power ratio (NPR) and -61 dBFS intermodulation distortion (IMD) enables a new generation of software-defined radio (SDR) architectures and applications.
Microchip Technology Inc. announces the availability of mTouch™ Projected Capacitive Touch-Screen Sensing Technology, the first in a series of patent-pending releases supporting projected capacitive touch-screen solutions across the company’s portfolio of 8-, 16- and 32-bit PIC® MCUs. Microchip also announced the mTouch Projected Capacitive Development Kit as well as the PIC16F707 8-bit microcontroller (MCU), featuring two 16-channel Capacitive Sensing Modules (CSMs) that can run in parallel for increased sampling speed.
USB has become the universal interface for mobile applications. Fairchild’s new USB transceiver and USB accessory detection switch bring functional enhancements without adding design complexity or increasing space and power in mobile designs. Through its signal path expertise, Fairchild’s micro-USB switch (FSA9280A) and USB transceiver (FUSB2500) bring significant design advantages to the mobile space: •Auto Detection.
There is a lot to see and discuss with AWR at IMS 2010 in Booth 1318. Preview the new features coming in the 2010 release of Microwave Office®, AXIEM™, Visual System Simulator™, and Analog Office® design suites. Demos will include new technologies such as iFilter™ lumped and distributed filter synthesis software, antenna analysis and visualization in AXIEM 3D planar EM software, and support for nonlinear behavioral models from many of the test equipment manufacturers exhibiting at the symposium.
Anritsu’s VectorStar™ MS4640A delivers performance and a frequency range that are light years ahead of its time. Rich features include unprecedented single sweep frequency coverage from 70 kHz to 70 GHz, the highest dynamic range available (100 dB @ 70 GHz), and the fastest throughput with 20 µs per point real-life measurements.
M/A-Com Technology Solutions showcased a new family of surface mount broadband 2 to 20 GHz HMICTM PIN diode switches for Test Instrumentation, Satellite and other wide frequency range applications at the 2009 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Microwave Theory & Techniques Symposium (MTT-S) show last week.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced at the show that the company has formed a gallium nitride (GaN) Foundry Services business unit to supply high-reliability, high-performance and price-competitive GaN semiconductor technology into multiple RF power markets. The RFMD GaN Foundry Services business unit will leverage the company’s expertise in gallium arsenide (GaAs) manufacturing capacity and cycle times, as well as a range of new customer services, to drive shorter time-to-market and minimize time between initial wafer order and final delivery.
Rohde & Schwarz demonstrated new capabilities for evaluating differential (balanced) devices at the International Microwave Symposium last week. The R&S ZVA and R&S ZVT series of vector network analyzers (VNAs) equipped with the R&S ZVA-K6 true differential option can now take advantage of the coherent signal sources to adjust them to a selected phase or amplitude offset.
Attendees discovered why OEMs worldwide choose Averna to help them accelerate time-to-quality and improve productivity when dealing with short NPI cycles. Averna uses their depth of knowledge in digital microwave and RF - as well as system-level experience and rigorous engineering processes - to help designers manage unforgiving deadlines and stay on-budget.
First Dual LDMOS Integrated Power Amplifiers Suited for Doherty Architecture and Compact Cellular Amplifier DesignsJune 18, 2009 8:16 am | News | Comments
At the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium, Infineon Technologies AG introduced an industry first series of dual integrated LDMOS power amplifier for wireless network base stations. Incorporating two LDMOS amplifiers in a single package, the devices provide two output power stages, making them well suited for Doherty-based amplifiers and for compact designs that benefit from reduced board space.
At the MTT-S show this year National Instruments introduced the NI Measurement Suite for Fixed WiMAX (IEEE 802.16-2004), a software suite that can be used to configure software-defined PXI RF measurement systems. With this suite, engineers can test WiMAX base stations and mobile subscriber stations as well as components such as transceivers, power amplifiers and other RFICs.
At MTT-S this year Richardson Electronics, a global provider of engineered solutions and a leading distributor of electronic components, gave a sneak preview of the new www.rell.com which will be coming to a screen near you in July 2009. This very unique, comprehensive and well thought out website is a global community for RF, Microwave and Power Conversion engineers to find the latest parts for today’s applications quickly and easily.
Boonton, a Wireless Telecom Group Company, introduced a new, very fast 59318 Peak Power Sensor that is optimized for Boonton's 4540 and 4500B Peak Power Meter product lines at the MTT-S show last week. Wireless communication and aerospace technology is getting increasingly complex. Highly dynamic signals with noise like signal characteristics, fast switching carriers, as well as pulsed signals need to be measured and analyzed.
Agilent Technologies Inc. demonstrated its newest innovations in design and measurement solutions for advanced RF and microwave research, development and manufacturing at the IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium 2009 last week. Connecting experts to experts, the popular MicroApps Theater, sponsored by Agilent, will offer 19 MicroApps sessions.
Anritsu Company introduced two premium models at the MTT-S 2009 show. The MS2026B and MS2028B, part of its popular VNA Master family line, satisfy both RF and microwave cable and antenna analysis requirements with frequency coverage from 5 kHz to 6 GHz and 20 GHz, respectively. In addition to providing one of the industry’s broadest coverage for handheld S-parameter measurement solutions, the new B series VNA Master offers field engineers and technicians fast tuning speed, 12–term error corrections, and a flexible user interface.
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