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Micro RF Test Switch from Rosenberger

August 5, 2014 1:09 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

RFMW announced design and sales support for Rosenberger’s 15K101-40ME4 Micro-RF test switch connector. The 15K101-40ME4 Micro-RF test switch is an ultra-miniature...

A Closer Look: Secure Your Phone without Passcodes

August 4, 2014 5:41 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Passcodes are outdated. They're a pain to use, and they aren't secure when they are based on easy-to-guess digits, such as a birth date or street address. Many people don't bother using them on phones, even though that means any thief can get instant access to email, banking apps and more...

Microsoft Sues Samsung in Royalty Dispute

August 4, 2014 10:38 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Microsoft said Friday it is suing Samsung for threatening to stop paying Microsoft royalties for patents behind the Android operating system. The two companies came to a deal in September 2011 to cross-license each other's patent portfolios...

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Cree Releases Two New 50 V Broadband GaN HEMTs

August 4, 2014 9:29 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cree has released two new unmatched 50V gallium nitride (GaN) high electron mobility transistors (HEMTs) ideal for use in high power broadband amplifier, CW, and pulsed applications...

92mW Direct Conversion I/Q Modulator

July 31, 2014 3:40 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

A new low power I/Q modulator from Linear Technology enables battery-powered transmitters operating in the 30 MHz to 1.3 GHz frequency bands, breaking new ground in power consumption, sideband suppression, carrier leakage and dynamic range performance...

TankScan TSM8000 Liquid Tank Monitor

July 31, 2014 3:29 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

The TankScan TSM8000 from ATEK Access Technologies is tank level monitoring solution for fuel distributors, waste oil collectors and others managing liquid assets. It provides the tools necessary to accurately monitor fluid levels in multiple tanks, across multiple sites...

Cypress’s EZ-USB CX3 Camera Controller Delivers 5-Gbps USB 3.0

July 31, 2014 3:19 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced that Raytrix GmbH has selected Cypress’s EZ-USB CX3 USB 3.0 camera controller for its new 3-D camera. The EZ-USB CX3 controller, which is now in full production, delivers 5-Gbps performance to the innovative R42 3-D Light Field Camera...

Pasternack Releases New Family of Millimeter Wave Antennas

July 30, 2014 9:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pasternack Enterprises released a new family of high frequency, WR-15 waveguide antennas. Offered in this release are four high gain WR-15 horn antennas operating between 50 GHz and 70 GHz and are available in 20 dBi, 24 dBi, 34 dBi and 42 dBi gain models...

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Replace 20 Discrete Chips with One Configurable Data Converter

July 30, 2014 9:44 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Now engineers can mix and match 20 ADCs, 20 DACs or 20 High voltage digital I/O pins in any order using the MAX11300, the new mixed-signal PIXI technology from Maxim Integrated Products...

Multi-Channel PXI-Based Test Solution

July 30, 2014 9:16 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies announced the LTE/LTE-Advanced multi-channel PXI-based test solution, which accelerates the setup of multi-channel test system configurations and enables engineers...

Pulse Electronics' SMD Gate Drive Transformers

July 30, 2014 8:18 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pulse Electronics has introduced its new gate drive transformers for high efficiency DC/DC converters. The PG1427 series has a high HIPOT of 2700VDC and functional insulation between the gate and the drive windings...

July/August 2014 – Stanford's Electroceutical Devices

July 30, 2014 12:41 pm | by WDD Staff | Digital Editions | Comments

The July/August issue of Wireless Design and Development (WDD) focuses on electroceutical devices and wireless sensing systems for bridge infrastructure. It also features and article from Texas Instruments, and a new teardown of the Samsung Gear Live smartwatch...

Pentek Introduces Talon Value Series Recorders

July 29, 2014 11:37 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Pentek has introduced the first member of the Talon recorder series, the Model RTV 2601 single-channel multiband recording and playback system. This recorder is part of the new Talon Value Series of rackmount recorders...

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Simplifying Wide Input Voltage DC-DC Converter Design with COT Topology

July 29, 2014 5:22 pm | by Vijay Choudhary, Applications Engineer, Texas Instruments | Articles | Comments

Constant-on-time (COT) regulators provide transient performance with minimum design effort and component count without the requirement of loop compensation. The adaptive on-time provides immediate input voltage feed-forward and fixed switching frequency, making COTs suitable for many low power and bias applications...                

Testing Times in the Continuing Evolution of WLAN

July 29, 2014 3:52 pm | by Yu Qian, Marketing Engineer, Keysight Technologies | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things (IoT) — forecast by some companies to host up to 50 billion wirelessly-connected devices by 2020 — demands yet more network capability and capacity. Equipment based on the 802.11 wireless LAN (local area network) standard is forecast to fulfill a major part of this need...                 

NST Series Negative Temperature Thermistors

July 29, 2014 1:31 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

NIC Components has announced the expansion of surface mount negative temperature thermistors with the NST series. NST continues the expansion of surface mount construction with the availability of 3 standard sizes.

New PLLs Deliver Wide Frequency Range Coverage and Low VCO Phase Noise

July 29, 2014 1:22 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Analog Devices introduced today three new phase-locked loop devices one of which features the industry’s widest frequency coverage and lowest voltage-controlled oscillator phase noise in a single device...

Bridge-Saving Sensors Eliminate Infrastructure Deficiency

July 29, 2014 12:45 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Articles | Comments

According to the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), “One in nine of the nation’s bridges are rated as structurally deficient."1 In order to eliminate bridge infrastructure deficiency, the Federal Highway Administration (FWHA) claims that $20.5 billion needs to be invested on an annual basis...                

Bluetooth Smart Arduino Solution

July 28, 2014 9:23 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor announced that Hong Kong-based Arduino specialist, RedBear Company Ltd, has developed a Nordic nRF8001 Connectivity IC-based single board Bluetooth Smart Arduino solution...

Rohde & Schwarz Upgrades MW200A High-End Vector Signal Generator

July 28, 2014 4:53 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has expanded the frequency range of its R&S SMW200A high-end vector signal generator to 20 GHz. The R&S SMW200A is the only instrument on the market to combine a baseband generator, RF generator and fading simulator in a single box...

High-Performance OEM LVDT/RVDT Signal Transmitter

July 28, 2014 4:34 pm | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Measurement Specialties has developed a compact OEM signal conditioning transmitter designed for high performance across a wide temperature range of -25° to +85°C...

Gadget Watch: PadFone Novel as Phone-Tablet Hybrid

July 28, 2014 1:38 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Companies often blend old products to give you something new. This summer, AsusTek Computer Inc. claims you don't need both a phone and a tablet — as long as you get its new PadFone X. The PadFone works like any other phone and has a screen that measures 5 inches diagonally...

Talking to Mars with Commercial Orbiting Satellites

July 28, 2014 9:23 am | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

This week on WDD's HoSpot, real ocean broadband for the martime industry; Altech customized enclosures; a new mathematically-based technique that can make the Internet faster; and commercial Mars-orbiting satellites to provide telecommunications capabilities for future robotic missions...             

Samsung Postpones Launch of Tizen Smartphone

July 28, 2014 8:59 am | by Youkyoung Lee, Associated Press | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. said Monday it is delaying sales of its first Tizen-powered smartphone in the latest setback to the company's ambition to create a mobile platform to rival Google's Android or Apple's iOS.The South Korean company had planned to start selling the phone, the Samsung Z, in Russia this quarter...

Portable, Stand-Alone or USB-Powered Data Acquisition System

July 28, 2014 8:45 am | by WDD Staff | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Designs has announced the global market launch of its Model 3340 G-Logger. The Model 3340 is a three-channel, low cost, portable data acquisition system, offering...

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