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LNA Supports Mobile TV on Handsets

November 24, 2009 7:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

NEC is now shipping its new uPD5740T6N low noise amplifier (LNA), a wideband IC with a bypass/through function, available through California Eastern Laboratories (CEL). This high performance LNA is designed for receiving broadcast TV on mobile phones, smart phones, and other hand held devices.

LISTED UNDER: RF & Microwave/Communications

80-Watt 90º Coupler Covers 1.0 - 4.2 GHz

November 23, 2009 11:35 am | Product Releases | Comments

Innovative Power Products introduces their Model IPP-7015, a 3dB, 90º surface mount hybrid coupler that operates from 1.0 – 4.2 GHz. The IPP-7015 combines two signals of up to 80 Watts CW total output power. This coupler is produced in a compact surface mount (SMD) package size of 1.80" x 0.39" x 0.17".

LISTED UNDER: Passive & Discrete Devices | RF & Microwave/Communications

SMT Transformer Meets Stringent Standards for Telecom Apps

November 20, 2009 8:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SM501-1 Telecom Transformer from Datatronic Distribution is suitable for a wide range of BS6305 Impedance Class A non-speech data and Class B voice applications in telecom equipment, laptops, modems and instrumentation. Its dielectric strength is tested to 4600 Vrms and meets various international safety standards including

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Mezzanine Combines On-board Wireless, GPS and Cryptography

October 7, 2009 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has introduced the XMC-660, multi-function mezzanine card that combines wireless, GPS and cryptography to provide portable, secure in-the-field wireless connectivity. The light-weight, small form-factor XMC-660 helps add

LISTED UNDER: Boards & Modules | Computer Peripherals & Networking Devices | RF & Microwave/Communications

GPS Timing Receiver Suits WiMax Applications

September 9, 2009 7:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designed for use in synchronization and timing in WiMax applications, the Wi125 GPS timing receiver module from Connor-Winfield has an on-board programmable NCO oscillator that outputs a synthesized frequency up to 30 MHz. Steered by a GPS receiver, the self-survey mode of operation allows the receiver to enter a position hold mode

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Wi-Fi via White Spaces

August 18, 2009 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Long-range, low-cost wireless Internet could soon be delivered using radio spectrum once reserved for use by TV stations. TV stations have traditionally broadcast over lower frequencies that carry information longer distances. However, with the ongoing transition from analog to digital broadcasts, more unused frequencies are opening up than ever.

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Group Sets Wireless Power Standards

August 18, 2009 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Wireless Power Consortium released today the 0.95 technical specification for review by its members and announced the launch of prototype testing at a members' interoperability test to be held on 15-17 September, 2009. The Consortium also announced that it has chosen the logo “Qi” (pronounced “chee”, meaning “energy flow”) to represent the first international wireless power standard which brings new levels of convenience to power charging in consumer electronic devices.

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Design Talk - Communications Technology

July 21, 2009 6:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Communications are a keystone of our information-based econonomy and society. The next-gen world of ubiquitous computing and cloud data services will rely on high-quality comms in the user interface, RF, and hard wire, to truly exist. Here are some design articles to help you in your communications design tasks.

LISTED UNDER: RF & Microwave/Communications
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Rugged RF Tester Offers Interference Analyzer Option

July 20, 2009 7:02 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

The FieldFox RF Analyzer from Agilent is now available with an interference analyzer option. Key measurements include: cable and antenna test; spectrum, interference and vector network analysis; true average power measurements; and a vector voltmeter.

LISTED UNDER: RF & Microwave/Communications | Test & Measurement

Improved RFIC For Millimeter-Wave Imaging

June 29, 2009 7:50 am | On Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Electrical engineers from the University of California, San Diego invented radio frequency integrated circuits that could lead to significantly less expensive imaging systems for identifying concealed weapons, for helping helicopters to land during dust storms, and for high frequency data communications. UC San Diego engineers presented this circuit at the 2009 IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits (RFIC) Symposium on June 9, where it won one of the best three-student-paper awards.

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Wireless Power Harvesting for Cell Phones

June 11, 2009 6:01 am | Product Releases | Comments

A cell phone that never needs recharging might sound too good to be true, but Nokia says it's developing technology that could draw enough power from ambient radio waves to keep a cell-phone handset topped up.

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Spectrum Analyzer Provides Improved Broad Sweep Capability

May 26, 2009 6:51 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Targeting a variety of demanding RF applications, Tektronix’s RSA6000 Series of spectrum analyzers now includes advanced time, amplitude, and DPX trigger functions as well as with a swept DPX engine that collects more than 292,000 spectrums/second  (transients as brief as 10.3 µs) over a 110-MHz bandwidth up to 14 GHz.

LISTED UNDER: RF & Microwave/Communications | Test & Measurement

Hitachi Creates Mote-Sized RFID Chips

May 19, 2009 4:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Mu-chip (µ-chip) is Hitachi's pioneering contribution to smart tag technology. It is a radio frequency identification (RFID) microchip that is small enough to be embedded in paper.

LISTED UNDER: ICs | RF & Microwave/Communications

LNA Die covers E-Band Applications from 71 to 86 GHz

May 11, 2009 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Well-suited for automotive radar, MIL/Aero, and wireless LAN, the HMC-ALH508 GaAs HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifier (LNA) die from Hittite Microwave serves E-band applications from 71 to 86 GHz. The amplifier provides 13 dB of small-signal gain, a 4.5 dB noise figure and an output power of +7 dBm at 1 dB compression.

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Amplifier MMIC Comes in a Small Package

May 6, 2009 7:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Providing an integrated GaAs LNA for use in the 1.5 to 8 GHz band, the GaAs MGA-21108 low-noise amplifier MMIC from Avago is provided in a 2.5 x 2.5 x 0.55-mm 8-pin STSLP package. Featues include an input voltage from 1.4 V to 3.3 V, a gain of 18.7 to 10.7 dB at 1.5 to 8 GHz, noise of 1.5 to 2.8 dB at 1.5 to 8 GHz, and a CMOS-compatible variable bias control and shutdown pin.

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