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VCO Features Typical Phase of Noise of 123 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz

August 19, 2008 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating from 136 MHz to 174 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V, the CVCO55FL-0136-0174  from Crystek, is a VCO that features a typical phase of noise of 123 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz offset. Output power is typically +9.0 dBm. The model is packaged in the industry

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Baffle/Filler Boards Redirect Airflow

August 14, 2008 9:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

Fitting into empty slots in MicroTCA chassis, Elma Electronic’s AMC air baffle and filler boards redirect or contain airflow to keep the cool air within critical parts of the enclosure to improve overall thermal performance. The devices prevent open slots and help protect the chassis from outside elements, such as dust. The components

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SMT Crystals Boast Smallest Package Available

August 13, 2008 4:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

With package dimensions of 2.0 x 1.6 x 0.5 mm, the R2016 Series of SMT crystal oscillators from Raltron Electronics are presented as the smallest devices of their type. Targeting small wireless and portable-device applications, the crystal is available in a fundamental frequency range from 20.000 to 80.000 MHz

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Tantalum Caps Handle Military Apps

August 8, 2008 6:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting Mil/Aero and other hi-rel applications, Vishay's Tantamount Hi-Rel COTS T97 Series of solid tantalum chip capacitors are presented as the first of their kind with a 63-V rating and a capacitance of 22µF in the "F" case size. The part addresses the long-standing issue of derating, allowing designers to incorporate solid surface-mount tantalum capacitors into their hi-rel +28-V power supply designs.

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TCXO Controls Voltage for Femtocell Timing

August 8, 2008 5:22 am | Product Releases | Comments

Performing over an output frequency of 26 MHz, Valpey Fisher’s VFTX312 temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) includes a voltage control option from 0 to 3.3 V that is suitable for femtocell (3GPP) reference timing. The device offers a temperature stability of 0.1 ppm while operating over a temperature range

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VCO Exhibits Low Phase Noise

August 6, 2008 5:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Operating over a frequency range from 1560 to 1580 MHz, Z-Communications’ CLV1570B-LF L-band VCO offers a typical phase noise of -108 dBC/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz and a typical tuning sensitivity of 25 MHz/V. The 0.50” × 0.50” × 0.13” device performs in a tuning voltage range from 0.50 to 4.50 VDC on a 5-VDC supply while

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FET Performs as Buffer Amplifier

August 5, 2008 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

Working in the X and Ku bands, California Eastern Laboratories’ NE3515S02 NEC hetero-junction FET operates as a buffer amplifier in applications including DBS LNBs and dynamic range front ends. The device delivers a P1dB of 14 dBm with linear gain of 14 dB and a typical noise figure of less than 0.5 dB from a

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Digital Potentiometers Enable Precision Calibration

August 3, 2008 7:10 am | Analog Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Exhibiting less than 1% end-to-end resistor tolerance (RTol) error over a ±15-V supply range, Analog Devices' AD529x family of single-channel, 10-bit programmable digital potentiometers (digiPot) offer up to 20 times better performance than similar devices. Available in three versions, the parts offer improved system accuracy in demanding applications such as industrial control systems and medical instrumentation.

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VCSO Exhibits Low Phase Noise

July 31, 2008 7:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a typical second harmonic of -14 dBc and no sub-harmonic, Crystek’s CVS575S-500 500-MHz voltage controlled surface acoustic wave (SAW) oscillator (VCSO) generates a phase noise level of -135 dBc/Hz at an offset of 10 KHz. The 5 × 6.5 × 2.5-mm Pb-free SMT-packaged device operates from a 3.3-V

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Panel Potentiometer Offers A Long Life Cycle

July 30, 2008 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a long life of 500,000 cycles, the P10L from Vishay Intertechnology is a panel potentiometer with a temperature coefficient down to ±150ppm/°C and small 9.6-mm size. Featuring a fully sealed IP67 package with pure Sn terminals, the potentiometer is intended for control panel, low-cost actuation proportional pedal, and

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Antenna Can Be Mounted Indoors and Outdoors

July 30, 2008 5:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering a low profile, indoor/outdoor solution for voice or data device applications, the 3dBi from Astron Wireless Technologies is an omni directional dipole antenna that is suitable as a window or wall mount antenna. These antennas were initially developed for Wireless Local Loop (WLL) phone terminals as an alternative to

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Voltage Translator Uses Automatic Direction Control

July 29, 2008 12:49 pm | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Offering independent, automatic direction control performing at 1.1 V, Fairchild Semiconductor’s FXL2SD106 4-bit dual-supply voltage translator eliminates the need to program a general purpose IO and reduces the number of pins required for control from 20 to 16. The 2.5 × 3.5-mm 16-pin DQFN-packaged device

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Design Suite Employs Filter Software

July 28, 2008 10:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Using filter synthesis and analysis software from Nuhertz Technologies, AWR’s Microwave Office design suite directly integrates “delay equalization with off-axis quadruplet and real zeros”. According to the company, the program reduces required computation

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Oscillators Achieve High Accuracy

July 23, 2008 10:16 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offering accuracy at 99.910%, Linear Technology’s LTC6930 Series of precision silicon micropower oscillators operate in fixed frequencies from 32.768 kHz to 8.192 MHz with maximum frequency error of less than

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Sudden Fault Fuse Resistor Eliminates Damage In Breakdowns

July 16, 2008 12:25 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Eliminating damage in gate driver circuit breakdowns, the SFFR from AMS Technologies and Caddock Electronics is a gate resistor in IGBT driver circuits that is available in up to 1100 V. In the resistor, the sudden application of the high voltage fault causes distributed

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