Family of High-Linearity, Low Insertion Loss SPDT RF Switches

September 26, 2012 1:06 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ: PSMI), a fabless provider of high-performance radio frequency integrated circuits (RFICs), today announced the expansion of its high-linearity, low insertion loss RF switch family with the availability of the HaRP™ technology-enhanced SPDT PE42422 RF switch.

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Switches, IC

Model 176X/Ku TWT Amplifier

September 17, 2012 6:23 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

The Model 176 TWT Amplifier has been designed specifically to operate pulsed traveling wave tubes in the 1 to 2kW peak power range at frequencies up to 18GHz.   Particular emphasis has been placed on the generation of the output RF pulse shape without the use of RF switches.   Pulse width control is with an external pulse.


Signal Conditioners Feature Various Inputs for Standard Voltage, Current

September 11, 2012 5:11 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pepperl+Fuchs introduces KFU8-VCR-1 Transmitter Power Supply Signal Conditioners. Featuring various inputs for standard voltage and current inputs, these 1-channel signal conditioners offer maximum installation flexibility to suit a wide range of application needs. Input and output signal ranges are selected by switches located on the front of the device.


Breakthrough Performance in DisplayPort and HDMI Switches

September 4, 2012 12:38 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

NXP Semiconductors announced two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures. The latest additions to NXP’s high-speed computing portfolio include the CBTL06DP213 , a bi-directional switch for DisplayPort 1.2 applications featuring industry-leading bandwidth over 11 GHz; and the CBTL06GP212 , the industry’s first switch to enable simultaneous support for both DisplayPort 1.

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GaN, High-Power Switches

September 4, 2012 11:08 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW, Ltd. announces design and sales support for TriQuint Semiconductor’s high power RF switch family. Four models span frequencies up to 18GHz and power levels to 40W.  These SPDT switches offer switching speeds <50nS and insertion loss <1.5dB. Targeting applications in military and civilian radar, EW, communications and test instrumentation, these GaN on SiC switches are available from stock at RFMW, Ltd.

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Hard-to-find Components for Enclosures and Plug-in Units

August 31, 2012 7:49 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Pixus Technologies offers components and hardware for electronics enclosures that can be challenging to locate. Pixus offers enclosure systems in Eurocard and commercial designs, as well as plug-in board components such as ejector handles, panels, and more. The company also individually sells subcomponents for these products.


USB Powered Switches Feature 10 W Power Handling Capability

August 28, 2012 6:33 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of USB controlled and powered test equipment, has announced their new LSW Series Switch products. This new Lab Brick product family has a 10 W power handling capability and offers reliable, high isolation, low power and low cost solid state switch products in both single pole double throw (SPDT) and single pole four throw (SP4T) configurations.

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Stop Switch Ideal for Space Sensitive Applications

August 27, 2012 11:27 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

EAO Corporation of Milford, CT USA, a premier global supplier of Human Machine Interface (HMI) Systems and Components, introduces the Series 51 Stop Switch.  These units are ideal for space sensitive applications often found within: Medical diagnostic equipment Handheld pendants and devices Machine and process control Instrumentation Disabled lifts The compact design results in a slight back-panel-depth of just 18.


Momentary Pushbutton Switch Delivers 250V Line Power Directly

August 17, 2012 12:00 pm | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components has developed a momentary power pushbutton switch that can handle 240V line power directly as a main switch.   The PWR Series pushbutton switch features redundant double-break contacts for dishwashers and other white good applications.    The RoHS-compliant and IP65-sealed switches provide excellent tactile feel, similar to a tact switch or a rubber dome switch.


Wireless Operator Interface Pushbutton Controller

August 13, 2012 6:12 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Honeywell announced the release of the new Limitless™ Wireless Operator Interface, WOI Series, which expands Honeywell’s Limitless™ wireless switch and receiver portfolio by providing a packaged pushbutton controller for manufacturers and OEMs. The WOI Series adds a human interface device to the product-driven interfaces of the Limitless™ portfolio.

LISTED UNDER: Receivers, Other | Switches, IC

Load Switches Provide Power Efficiency, Advanced Protection

July 25, 2012 6:11 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

High-complexity mobile devices, such as smart phones, tablets, digital cameras and other consumer goods require seamless power management and battery switching in order to provide greater flexibility and better reliability. Fairchild Semiconductor’s IntelliMAX family of advanced load management switches help designers increase system protection and reduce complexity in their designs while achieving greater system power and reliability.

LISTED UNDER: Switches, IC | Switches, IC

Wireless Monitoring and Alerting System Allows Faster Response Times for Process Plants

July 25, 2012 5:22 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Quick Talk RQT is an industrial-grade radio transmitter with sensor inputs and voice recording storage that automatically alerts radio-equipped personnel when plant conditions change.   This proven technology accepts inputs from up to 4 switches or sensors to monitor conditions so that when a change is detected, a pre-recorded message alerts plant personnel to that specific sensor variance.


Smart 'Easy Mount' Enclosures for Electronic Devices

July 23, 2012 6:01 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

TEKO have extended their popular range of Smart ‘Easy-Mount’ enclosures. These universal enclosures incorporate external mounting ears which allow fast mounting to walls, machines, furniture or any vertical or horizontal surface. There is no need to open the case. Typical applications will include remote sensing and detection devices, RF equipment, switching units, security devices and connection nodes.


Step-Down Switching Regulator with 100% Duty Cycle Operation

July 9, 2012 8:32 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Linear Technology Corporation announces the LT3504 , a quad 1A output, 40V step-down switching regulator with 100% duty cycle operation. The LT3504’s 3.2V to 40V input voltage range makes it ideal for automotive and industrial applications that require multiple outputs. Its internal 1.5A switches can deliver up to 1A of continuous output current per channel to voltages as low as 0.


Revolutionary Front-end Solution

June 26, 2012 10:09 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments

Skyworks Solutions, Inc. today announced that it has launched a breakthrough front-end system that integrates all RF and analog content between the transceiver and antenna for simplified design within demanding next generation mobile platforms. Leveraging Skyworks' silicon integration expertise, advanced manufacturing technologies and proprietary techniques, SkyOneT is the world's first semiconductor device to condense multiband power amplifiers and high throw switches along with all associated filtering, duplexing and control functionality into a single, ultra-compact package---all in less than half the area of the industry's most advanced approach.

LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers, Other | Switches, IC


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