Analog Devices unveiled the newest additions to its SHARC portfolio of 32-bit floating point digital signal processors – the SHARC 2148x and SHARC 2147x Series. With up to 5 Mb of integrated memory, these processors are said to extend single-chip, floating point signal processing precision to
National Semiconductor announced a configurable I/O chip for serial digital interface (SDI) broadcast video equipment. This I/O chip allows manufacturers to program their BNC interface connectors as either inputs (equalizer) or outputs
Connor-Winfield released a GPS disciplined reference and synchronous clock generator. The FTS250 is a TCXO based module that offers desirable timing and frequency characteristics with low power consumption in a small, cost-effective design. The module is a
Here Frank Hammerschmidt of Microchip demonstrates their ZigBee RF4CE implementation.
Agilent Technologies announced the release of its V3500A Handheld RF Power Meter. The palm-sized meter includes a built-in display and integrated power sensor. The meter is appropriate for
TT electronics BI Technologies has developed a new SMT power inductor. Designated the HM72B Series, the inductor measures 6.8 mm x 7.23 mm, with a maximum board height of 3.0 mm, and is designed for use in harsh environments.
Extech Instruments introduced the EX845, a 1000A AC/DC CAT IV clamp meter with the company’s Meterlink technology and a built-in infrared thermometer. Meterlink technology wirelessly connects FLIR infrared cameras to Extech meters via Bluetooth to
MPD’s BK-53 surface mounting AA battery clip uses two spring arms to capture and hold a AA battery in place. These arms are said to make it easy to insert and remove a AA battery because of the desirable access afforded. Normally used in pairs, the clips are
The ZigBee Alliance announced it completed development of ZigBee Telecom Services, a new public application profile standard defining value added services for mobile network operators, businesses and governments.
Micropelt has collaborated with Royal Dutch Shell to prove the concept of converting waste heat into a sustainable, maintenance-free power supply for wireless sensor devices.
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced today it is teaming with Ember Corporation to introduce ZigBee front end modules (FEMs) for smart grid applications that give utilities and consumers more control over how they monitor and save energy.
San-tron, Inc. announced the launch of S292 Connectors, a new series of 2.92 mm connectors that operate through K band. Initiating a design standardized to a Thunderline-Z TL-150 glass-to-metal feed-through, the company has
Skyworks Solutions introduced a suite of broadband synthesizers designed to cover all GSM, WCDMA and LTE frequency bands with one device. The SKY73134 wideband integer-N frequency synthesizer with
Bluetooth technology wirelessly records readings to your laptop computer. The A1-SDI Multi-Measure by Lufft instruments provides precision and flexibility by adjusting data output to the attached sensor.
Echoflex Solutions introduced the EEK200C Evaluation Kit. The kit enables integrators and OEMs to explore EnOcean wireless energy harvesting technologies within the context of their own buildings. Encapsulated in the kit are the
Although common in the data-communications industry, plugfests are less familiar to those of us who work in mobile communications.
Narda, an L-3 Communications company, introduced the Model MS-SMA-020 SPDT fail-safe RF mechanical switch that operates from DC to 3 GHz. It is appropriate for
Logic Supply introduced an ultra-slim, fanless Intel Atom system housed in a ruggedized, small-footprint enclosure. A flexible, efficient solution for seamless deployment in industrial environments, public access areas, or remote locations, the SolidLogic Atom JT01 is designed to
Janus Remote Communications expanded its Terminus platform of GSM/GPRS, CDMA, and UMTS modem devices to include board-level, plug-in modules for use in wireless communication applications. Developed in cooperation with wireless module manufacturer Telit Wireless Solutions, these interchangeable modules are
I’ve recently read Peter Rysavy’s excellent analysis on the demand for mobile broadband and spectrum availability; the report is very interesting & well worth reading.
The 74-piece RFA-4022 Unidapt Mega-Plus Kit from RF Industries contains everything needed to troubleshoot and test 7-16 DIN, BNC, F, Mini-UHF, MCX, MMCX, N, RCA, reverse polarity SMA and TNC, SMA, SMB, TNC and UHF terminated devices.
Elma Electronic Inc. offers a family of modular enclosures in a compact size. The MiniBox 34 serves a wide range of applications including medical, communications, industrial, test and measurement, military/aerospace, and other markets. Its construction allows
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced two new SMT packaged optical modulator drivers, which operate from DC to 20 GHz, and are designed to drive Lithium Niobate Mach-Zehnder (MZ) and Electro-Absorptive (EA) optical modulators with up to 8 Vp-p signals, while exhibiting
Today’s automobiles have a wide variety of RF systems with antennas on them for Sirius and XM radio, collision avoidance radars, the Global Positioning System (GPS) and other systems. Conventional test facilities can only perform terrestrial directed pattern measurements of the antenna on the automobile.
Microtune, Inc today announced that its multi-standard automotive antenna amplifier, the MT119 is being deployed in the automobiles of BYD Co., Ltd. (www.byd.com) of Shenzhen, China. The MT1119 is currently used in BYD’s fuel-based sedans and all-electric vehicles. It is planned for rollout in BYD’s most popular-selling compact models by March and in all BYD models by year end.