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Frequency Signal Generators Tout OCXO Equivalence

September 29, 2010 7:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pletronix’ OeXO (OCXO equivalent Crystal Oscillators) Series of precision frequency signal generators provides the accuracy and precision of traditional OCXO’s but offers smaller package size and lower power, according to the company. The series is

Buzzers Suit Mobile Equipment Applications

September 29, 2010 7:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CUI Inc announced a new addition to its buzzer product line with the CSS-05 Series. Available in three configurations, the buzzers are housed in a 5 mm x 5 mm SMT package. Using magnetic technology, the series has

VCO Operates From 1490 MHz to 1550 MHz

September 29, 2010 7:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek's CVCO55CC-1490-1550 VCO (voltage controlled oscillator) operates from 1490 MHz to 1550 MHz with a control voltage range of 1.0 V to10 V. This VCO features a typical phase noise of -115 dBc/Hz at 10 kHz offset and has

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Crystal Notch Filter Has 10 MHz Center Frequency

September 29, 2010 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Anatech Electronics introduced the the AS10CN801 crystal notch filter, which has a notch center frequency of 10 MHz and notch bandwidth of 1 kHz. The filter’s rejection in the notch bandwidth is

Transient Blocking Units Feature a Broad Range of Trigger Currents, Voltages

September 29, 2010 7:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Bourns, Inc. introduced its next-generation Transient Blocking Unit (TBU) Series of circuit protection devices designed to protect a broad selection of industrial and telecommunications applications. The series provides

2.45 GHz Antenna Comes in Rugged, Cosmetically Attractive Package

September 29, 2010 7:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Antenna Factor announced 2.45 GHz models of its HW and HWR Series antennas. These 1/2-wave center-fed dipole antennas offer desirable performance in a rugged and cosmetically attractive package. The HW has a

Isolated Quarter-Brick DC-DC Converters Have Output of 22 A

September 28, 2010 7:55 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Power Solutions extended its HPQ range of high power quarter-brick isolated DC-DC converters with the introduction of the HPQ-8.3, a 182.6W model with 8.3 V output, and a

Reference Designs Enable Energy Efficiency Through Digital Power

September 28, 2010 7:50 am | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc. announced two digitally controlled DC/DC converter reference designs with advanced, high-efficiency topologies. Complete documentation — including software, Gerber files, MATLAB® models, Webinars and application notes — can be downloaded for free from Microchip’s Web site. These new reference designs are

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New ERA for easy-Radio Wireless Modules

September 28, 2010 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

LPRS announces the introduction of the latest generation of its market leading low power wireless modules, easy-Radio Advanced. eRA continues to offer simple to use, out-of-the-box wireless communication as previous versions, but with a number of new, innovative, features...

Femtocells - The Green Solution?

September 24, 2010 11:08 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

Cellular networks use a surprisingly large amount of power: approximately 2% of UK energy - about the same as aviation. Yet while greenhouse emissions of flying are very public/controversial, the wireless energy use is less visible.

Vote for your Favorites in the ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards

September 17, 2010 10:48 am | Articles | Comments

This has been a good year for the electronic design community, with advances in hardware, software, materials, and technology. Take a moment to nominate your favorites for the 2010 ECN Readers Choice Tech Awards.

802.11n Wireless Access Point Enables High-Speed Transmissions

September 16, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Industrial Automation Group of Advantech introduced the EKI-6311GN, an IEEE 802.11n industrial wireless access point. It is said to deliver three times the throughput rates of a normal 802.11g. It is fully

Type D Micro Connector Meets HDMI Specification 1.4a

September 16, 2010 7:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Molex Incorporated announced that its next generation HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is available. The HDMI Type D (Micro) connector is a new miniaturized connector solution designed to

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Public Access Femtocell Solution Enables 32 Channels for Simultaneous Voice, HSPA+ Data

September 14, 2010 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

picoChip unveiled the PC333, a System-on-Chip (SoC) device specifically designed to extend the femtocell into the realm of public access infrastructure such as metro femto, rural femto and strand-mounted systems. The PC333 SoC is asserted to

Cellular Usage Around the World

September 14, 2010 7:35 am | Blogs | Comments

It is fascinating how cellular usage varies around the world, its impact on emerging economies, and how that drives economic growth and improves lives.

Critical Demands on Ruggedized Wireless Systems

September 10, 2010 5:21 am | by Gregory Powers, Market Development Manager, Tyco Electronics | Articles | Comments

Wireless systems are now fully mainstream in our lives, not only in the consumer world of cell phones, wifi enabled laptops and satellite television, but also in the mission and life critical world of aerospace and defense. Recent applications such as ADS-B (Automatic Dependant Surveillance - Broadcast) managed commercial airline flight...

Audio Codec Enhances Loudspeaker Performance, Uses Little Power

September 9, 2010 11:47 am | Product Releases | Comments

Maxim Integrated Products introduced the MAX98088 stereo audio codec that leverages the company’s Flexsound audio processor. This proprietary technology is said to improve loudspeaker performance by

Programmable DSP Core Touts Power Efficiency for Next-Gen Communications and Multimedia SoCs

September 9, 2010 10:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

CEVA, Inc. introduced the CEVA-X1643, a 1 GHz DSP core designed to boost overall chip performance for a broad range of applications including wireline and wireless communications, surveillance and portable multimedia. Features include

TFT Features a High-Resolution WVGA 5.0” Format

September 9, 2010 8:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The OSD050T0714-29 features a high-resolution WVGA (800xRGBx480) format in a 5.0” diagonal size. This TFT-LCD display features a parallel 24-bit TTL interface with a high-quality 16.7M color palette. The module has

Multi-channel 2.4 GHz FSK Transceiver Includes Built-in Star Network Manager

September 8, 2010 6:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3940, the first fully integrated 2.4 GHz multi-channel FSK (frequency shift keying) transceiver with integrated link manager for reliable control of star networks (up to eight clients). It features low power, high sensitivity (-100 dBm at 250 kbps, -92 dBm at 2 Mbps), data rates from

Wi-Fi and Femtocells

September 7, 2010 7:47 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

Although it is tempting to portray technology discussions as “battles” with a winner and loser, more often they will co-exist with technologies serving different needs at different times.

How Low Can You Go with “Low-Power Wireless”?

September 2, 2010 4:49 am | by Ross Sabolcik, Director of Marketing, Wireless Products, Silicon Labs (www.silabs.com) | Blogs | Comments

One thing I’ve learned over the years in the semiconductor industry is that I really don’t know anything. Or rather, what I think I know is always changing or isn’t quite what I thought it was.

Evaluation Kit Explores Induction Charging

August 31, 2010 6:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

This kit is an easy way for electronics designers to experiment with near field RF (Radio Frequency) charging of EnerChip CC rechargeable solid state energy storage devices.

Code-Hopping Receiver Decoder Enhances Security

August 31, 2010 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Offered with a basic antenna included, the KDEC code-hopping receiver from Radiometrix provides the user with a complete ready to use receiver interface, enabling quick and easy deployment of a secure RF remote control system.

Get off the fence on net neutrality

August 24, 2010 9:49 am | by Chris Warner, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Since I last wrote about Net Neutrality, things have gone from unsettling to downright precarious. On August 9, when many Americans were on vacation, Verizon and Google announced “A joint policy proposal for an open internet,” which was breathtaking in its brazenness and frightening in scope.

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