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SeaPAC R9 8.4-inch Touchscreen Computer Delivers RISC Performance with Extended Temperature Range

May 16, 2011 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The SeaPAC R9-8.4 combines a powerful RISC-based embedded computer with a bright 8.4” TFT LCD to create a wide-temperature, ruggedized, flat panel computer perfect for a variety of HMI and control applications.

Research from Informa Telecoms & Media Identifies Eight Core LTE Bands

May 16, 2011 5:57 am | News | Comments

A recent survey conducted by Informa Telecoms & Media of more than 150 operators and 50 national regulators in the world’s major markets, indicates that eight core LTE bands are emerging as the most popular choice for initial LTE launches.

Temperature Sensor Simplifies Thermal Profiling of Portable Consumer Electronics

May 14, 2011 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments unveiled its TMP103 digital temperature sensor, which consumes 97 percent less power and is 75 percent smaller than the next closest competitor, according to the company. It also provides

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Field-to-Lab Testing Equals Better Real-World Performance for Mobile Devices

May 13, 2011 10:03 am | by Vivek Vadakkuppattu, Azimuth Systems (www.azimuthsystems.com) | Articles | Comments

Real-world drive testing is very expensive; lab testing is much less expensive and faster -- provided that the real world can be emulated with sufficient fidelity.

1.95-mm SIM Card Connector Suits Space-Constrained Consumer Devices

May 12, 2011 2:07 pm | Product Releases | Comments

TE Connectivity (TE) launched 1.95-mm connectors to fit into various consumer devices such as cell phones and tablets that have limited space for SIM cards. These connectors offer partial shielding that provides

N Female Connector Is Designed for Popular Plenum Cable

May 12, 2011 1:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

To meet the connection needs of Times Microwave’s LMR-400-LLPL plenum cable, RF Connectors has designed the RFN-1028-I2 N female connector with

Will Femtocells or Wi-Fi Save Mobile Networks from the Data Deluge?

May 12, 2011 6:08 am | by Steve Shaw, Kineto Wireless (www.kineto.com) | Articles | Comments

People love their smartphones.  The convenience of having access to the Internet anywhere and at any time is extremely compelling.

RF-IF Amplifiers and VGAs Cover The Entire Signal Chain

May 12, 2011 5:16 am | by Ashraf Elghamrawi, Analog Devices (www.analog.com) | Articles | Comments

The amplifier is one of the most versatile building blocks used in RF/IF signal chains today. They are commonly used throughout designs to overcome signal losses incurred from passive mixers, filters, baluns, and other passive elements.

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VCXOs Tout 1600 PPM Pull Range and 1 Percent Linearity

May 10, 2011 8:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

SiTime Corporation introduced the SiT380X family of MEMS-based Voltage Controlled Oscillators (VCXOs) for telecom, networking and embedded applications. The SiT3808 and SiT3809 VCXOs offer

Enabling ZigBee’s Smart Energy 2.0 with Advanced Wireless Modules

May 5, 2011 11:05 am | by Dennis McCain, Director of Marketing for Murata Wireless Solutions | Articles | Comments

Smart Meters, a key part of the modernization of the electric grid system coined “Smart Grid”, are now smarter with the deployment of the ZigBee Alliance’s Smart Energy (SE) version 2.0 application profile. Nearly all Smart Meters are mandated...

SP3T Switches Handle High Power

May 5, 2011 6:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Aeroflex MSW3200-320 and MSW3201-320 SP3Ts cover frequencies of 10 MHz to 1500 MHz and 200 MHz to 4500MHz respectively. Both switches handle up to

FPGA Family Includes 4 x 3.125 Gbps SRIO

May 5, 2011 6:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Lattice Semiconductor announced the availability of a 4 x 3.125 Gbps version of the Serial RapidIO 2.1, Level 1 endpoint core using the LatticeECP3 FPGA family. This is an extension of the previously announced SRIO v2.1 core that

4-20 mA Current Loop Lightning and Surge Protectors Prevent Device Repairs

May 5, 2011 6:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

L-com, Inc. carries a complete line of 4-20 mA current loop lightning and surge protectors. The new protectors can minimize risks to expensive sensors and process controllers by lightning strikes or power surges. All of the

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30-V, 2.4-A P-Channel MOSFET Comes in SOT-23F

May 4, 2011 5:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Central Semiconductor Corp. introduced the CMPDM302PH 30V, 2.4A P-Channel MOSFET in the industry standard SOT-23F package. It features a desirable continuous drain current rating of 2.4 A, a combination of an exceptional

Codec Chip Can Encode Multitude of Audio Formats

May 4, 2011 5:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

VLSI Solution announced the VS1063 audio codec chip. According to the company, this IC can encode an unforeseen multitude of audio formats, from MP3 and Ogg Vorbis to G.711 u-law, G.711 A-law, G.722 and 16-bit PCM. The proprietary

Capacitive Touch Controllers Integrate Haptic Effects

May 4, 2011 5:22 am | Atmel Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Atmel Corporation has integrated haptics capability to its QTouch capacitive touch controllers to support buttons, sliders and wheels (BSWs). This integration allows our customers to have a richer experience with

16-bit Low Power FRAM MCUs Tout Faster Write Times, Power Savings

May 3, 2011 1:49 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments announced what it asserts are the industry’s first ultra-low-power ferroelectric random access memory (FRAM) 16-bit microcontrollers. The MSP430FR57xx FRAM Series ensures data can be

IC Combines Downconverter and Synthesizer for Next-gen Basestations

May 3, 2011 6:22 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has announced an integrated device targeting next-generation mobile network basestations. The STW82100B Series will also target RF instrumentation and general wireless-infrastructure applications. The ICs integrate

LNAs Feature Bypass and Shutdown Functionality

May 3, 2011 5:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Avago Technologies announced four low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) to extend the RF performance and diversity of LNA portfolio. The modules feature high linearity that improves an application’s ability to

VCO Operates From 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz

April 30, 2011 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek’s CVCO55CC-2850-2950 operates from 2850 MHz to 2950 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.3 V to 4.7 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -105 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has

Geo-Magnetic MEMS Modules Tout Accurate Output for Mobile Compassing

April 30, 2011 8:58 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics introduced the LSM303DLHC geo-magnetic module. Housed inside a miniature 3 x 5 x 1 mm package with operating current consumption down to just 110 uA, this module meets

Wide Band WiMax Filter Covers 5.2 GHz to 5.8 GHz

April 29, 2011 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sangshin Elecom introduced a fully customizable, wide band, ceramic filter for 5 GHz applications. Covering 5.2 GHz to 5.8 GHz, the MBP33RC5500S600A exhibits 1.0 dB of insertion loss across the BW and is housed in a

Field Wireless Devices Based on ISA100.11a Industrial Communications Standard

April 27, 2011 10:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces that it has developed the world’s first field wireless devices based on the ISA100.11a1 industrial wireless communications standard and was released in Foreign Markets in July 2010.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Talking about TD-LTE with Richard Jacklin of Anite

April 25, 2011 9:20 am | Podcasts | Comments

In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.

What the SiBeam Acquisition by Silicon Image Means

April 21, 2011 8:05 am | by Eric Broockman, Alereon (www.alereon.com) | Blogs | Comments

I've been asked multiple times about the meaning, from a technology and market perspective, of the acquisition of SiBeam by Silicon Image. The answer is very simple – 60GHz is not ready for high volume in consumer products for many years to come. Period.

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