People love their smartphones. The convenience of having access to the Internet anywhere and at any time is extremely compelling.
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.
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
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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
In this episode we talk to Richard Jacklin of Anite on his insights into the emerging TD-LTE standard.
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.
LPRS has been appointed as the UK technical distributor for the IQRF complete IQMesh wireless network platform, components and systems manufactured by Microrisc.
GreenPeak Technologies, a leading fabless semiconductor company, today announced that their CEO and Founder, Cees Links, has been named as the Marketing Chair of ZigBee RF4CE.
Diodes Incorporated has released what it asserts is the world’s smallest dual output omnipolar Hall effect switch IC, designed for open/close detection in portable, battery-powered products including cell phones and notebook PCs. The dual output AH1891 is
NXP Semiconductors N.V. announced what it asserts are the world’s smallest logic plastic packages measuring 0.9 x 1.0 x 0.35 mm with 0.3 mm pitch. The compact packaging design is suitable for leading-edge portable handheld devices such as smartphones, tablets and SD cards where
Systems used in electronic warfare (EW) and radar applications are essential parts of the strategic environment for threats on the ground, at sea and in the air. Since threats require rapid and shifting tactical responses, the design flexibility provided by programmable logic is essential in military hardware.
Skyworks Solutions' SMV2025-079LF silicon surface mount, hyperabrupt tuning varactor diode is appropriate for use as a high-Q tuning element in an RF voltage controlled osscillator (VCO), voltage-controlled phase shifter