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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.

New government mandate: FM chips in all mobile phones

August 18, 2010 7:04 am | by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

For years, radio broadcasters and artists have duked it out over performance rights. Enter the highly-contentious Performance Rights Act, which would expand copyright law to include all public performances of copyrighted sound recordings. And it’s gotten even wilder: an amendment would mandate that all mobile phones contain FM radio chips.

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Multiple Antennas Boost Cell-Phone Performance

August 13, 2010 5:26 am | by Tom Simonite, Technology Review | Blogs | Comments

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a design that could make signal worries a thing of the past, and extend battery life as well.

10 Things to Consider When Securing an Embedded 802.11 Wi-Fi Wireless Device

August 7, 2010 5:52 am | by Timothy Stapko, Lead Software Engineer and Project Manager, Digi International | Articles | Comments

The risks to users of wireless technology have increased as the popularity of wireless grows. Hackers are becoming more sophisticated so it's very important that wireless device manufacturers secure their devices properly.

Linear LED Drivers Conserve Space in Portables

August 6, 2010 11:11 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5622/24/26 linear LED drivers tout a design that reduces overall component count by eliminating additional passive components used in charge pumps and series boost LED drivers. They feature an

RF Power Detector Boasts Highest Precision

August 5, 2010 4:48 am | Product Releases | Comments

Delivering a dynamic range of up to 40 dB, the PowerWise LMH2120 linear root-mean-square (RMS) RF power detector from National Semiconductor is presented as having the industry’s highest precision .

30 MHz Function-AWGs Tout Signal Accuracy

August 4, 2010 6:29 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the 33521A one-channel function/arbitrary waveform generator and the 33522A two-channel function/arbitrary waveform generator. They are said to provide the lowest

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12-Bit 500MSPS A-D Converter Delivers Low Power Consumption in a Miniature Package

August 3, 2010 12:37 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil introduced a family of 8-, 10- and 12-bit 500MSPS analog to digital (ADC) converters. The lead product, the 12-bit, ISLA112P50IRZ 500MSPS converter, features power consumption of 468 milliWatts – said to be

Lighting Management Unit for Mobile Applications Offers Flexibility

August 3, 2010 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

austriamicrosystems has announced the AS3676, an Integrated Lighting Management Unit (LMU) with ambient light sensing (ALS) and dynamic luminance scaling (DLS). The chip integrates 13 current sinks, a high-efficiency step-up DC/DC converter and high-power charge-pump, an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a

RF Switch Touts Low insertion Loss, Small Package Size

August 2, 2010 12:41 pm | Renesas | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is shipping two RF antenna switches, the uPG2413T6M and the uPG2413T6Z. The single pole triple throw (SP3T) switches, designed by Renesas Electronics Corporation, feature

X-Band Signal Generator Offers Phase-Continuous Linear Frequency Sweeping

August 2, 2010 12:32 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix Technology Corporation, a designer and manufacturer of RF and microwave test equipment and communications products, has announced the introduction of an X-band signal generator to their Lab Brick product line.

Multichannel RF Remote Control Application Board

August 2, 2010 9:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Leading wireless solutions manufacturer Radiometrix has just introduced the CTA88 remote control chip application board offering.

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Intro to PBRC/V and PRQC Resonators

August 2, 2010 8:26 am | by digikey | Videos | Comments

http://bit.ly/9bPUhG - This tutorial, provided by Digi-Key and AVX, will introduce AVX's PBRC/V and PRQC/V series of ceramic resonators. Also included is a comparison between quartz crystals and ceramic resonators as well as a thorough part number breakdown for each series.

Remote Control Application Board Suits Long Range Industrial, Commercial Telecommand Apps

July 31, 2010 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Radiometrix introduced the CTA88 remote control chip application board offering. These boards provide simple eight-channel digital input/output implementations of remote control functions, using either

Liquid-cooled 30 kW Power Supply Comes in a 2U Package

July 31, 2010 7:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pioneer Magnetics expanded its liquid cooled product line to include the 365 Volt at 82 A PM37224-10P – A 30 kW power supply in a 2U package that yields

Precision Adapters Are Designed for Low Insertion Loss-VSWR up to 18 GHz

July 31, 2010 7:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Precision Products has released a complete line of the most popular test adapters covering SMA and N-types. Precision machined passivated stainless steel construction for

Power Transistor is Thermally Enhanced

July 31, 2010 7:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nitronex’ NPT1012 is a thermally enhanced 25 W device for applications from DC to 4 GHz. It was developed to meet the growing demand for wideband, high power and robust RF power amplifiers required by the military communications, jammers and radar market segments.

X-Band Signal Generator Offers Phase-Continuous Linear Frequency Sweeping

July 29, 2010 8:40 am | Product Releases | Comments

Vaunix has introduced an X-band signal generator to their Lab Brick product line. The LMS-123 operates from 8 GHz to 12 GHz, and offers low phase noise, fast 100 usec switching time, and fine 100 Hz frequency resolution. The LMS series also offers

Wireless Terminal Provides Communication Control for CDMA Networks

July 29, 2010 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Janus’ Terminus CDMA864D with Sprint Certification offers desirable communication control over CDMA networks. Its dual band design allows for applications deployment on CDMA networks around the world. The CDMA864D contains

Bringing Broadband to India

July 29, 2010 4:52 am | by Rupert Baines, picoChip (www.picochip.com) | Blogs | Comments

picoChip announced a partnership with a local firm (Entuple) which will help with our sales and support in India, and rather more importantly, we announced a major design win with Rancore for a 4G basestation design.

TD-LTE Reference Design Serves Wireless Terminal Design

July 27, 2010 10:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Altair Semiconductor, a leading developer of 4G LTE chipsets, announced the commercial availability of a new TD-LTE terminal reference design for use in a range of products, including USB dongles, data cards, CPEs and handheld devices.

Successive Detection Log Video Amps Are Offered in Die and Module Packaging

July 8, 2010 11:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hittite Microwave has launched two successive detection log video amplifiers (SDLVA) that operate over the 0.6 to 20 GHz and 2 to 20 GHz frequency ranges respectively. Available in die format, the HMC913 features power limiter circuitry at its RF input and carries

A demo of the TI MSP430 + CC2560 Bluetooth platform

July 8, 2010 7:22 am | by texasinstrumentsVlog | Videos | Comments

A demonstration of the MSP430 + CC2560 Bluetooth® platform. Demonstration done at a trade show using the EZ430 kit that comes with a target board, battery, as well as another target...

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July 2, 2010 8:23 am | by RCSuperPowers | Videos | Comments

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