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Single-core, Floating-point DSP Asserted to be Industry’s Fastest

October 19, 2010 11:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the C6A816x Integra DSP + ARM generation of processors which feature what are said to be the industry’s fastest single-core floating- and fixed-point DSP performance (up to 1.5 GHz) and the fastest single-core ARM Cortex-A8 core with performance up to

Microprocessors Offer Highest-performing Single-core ARM Cortex-A8, Extreme System Integration

October 19, 2010 11:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments expanded its portfolio of Sitara ARM microprocessors (MPUs) with new AM389x Sitara MPUs that offer the industry’s highest-performing, single-core ARM Cortex-A8 with performance at up to 1.5 GHz. These MPUs also integrate peripherals that make them suitable for single-board computers, gateways, routers

Bluetooth SoC and ANT Processor Combo Enables Year-Long Coin-Cell Operation

October 19, 2010 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CC2540 single-mode Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip and the CC257x ANT network processor can enable target applications to operate on a coin cell for more than a year.


Brainstorm: Wireless Electronics

October 19, 2010 6:48 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What factors do you consider critical when working with your customers and their utility partners to deliver reliable utility communication services?

Flash Board Cuts Development Time for Developers of Wireless Embedded Applications

October 18, 2010 10:15 am | Product Releases | Comments

Precision Technology, Inc. (PTI) today announced the availability of the PTI Flash Board, a new, low-cost development board and prototyping platform for product developers looking to optimize their embedded applications, including portable data terminals...

Module Delivers Best-In-Class ZigBee Performance

October 18, 2010 10:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is now shipping its new MeshConnect EM357 module, built on the industry’s leading integrated circuit (IC) for ZigBee, the EM357 from Ember Corp. Designed for ZigBee Pro applications, the module runs the full ZigBee Pro software stack and Smart Energy profile, enabling applications such as smart meters...

Collaboration Aims to Boost Wireless Network Performance

October 11, 2010 7:00 am | News | Comments

Wind River today announced its collaboration with Alcatel-Lucent to develop common platform assets for Alcatel-Lucent’s wireless network base station portfolio.

Radio Thermostat in Microchip Booth ESC Boston 2010

October 8, 2010 5:22 am | by MicrochipTechnology | Videos | Comments

John Day gives a overview of the Radio Thermostat demo in the Microchip Booth from the 2010 Embedded Systems Conference in Boston. Learn more about smart energy at


Datatronic Modem Transformer Receives Approval As Reference Design

October 7, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Teridian Semiconductor Corporation has approved the new Model PT79546 V.22bis Modem Transformer from Datatronic Distribution, Inc., for use with its reference designs that include the Teridian IC Models 73M901CE and 73M1903.

Color PMOLED Suits Mobile Hand Held Applications

October 7, 2010 11:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSD’s 0.95” Full Color PMOLED is suitable for mobile hand held applications. It features a 96 x 64 resolution and is approximately 2 mm thick. Additional features include a high contrast ratio of 2000:1 and 65K colors. This compact display has

Fixed Output Step-Down Switching Voltage Regulator Provides Desirable Transient Response

October 7, 2010 7:57 am | Fairchild Semiconductor | Product Releases | Comments

Fairchild Semiconductor’s FAN5358 is a step-down switching voltage regulator that delivers a fixed output from an input voltage supply of 2.7 V to 5.5 V. Using a proprietary architecture with

VNA Features Four-Port 110 GHz Single-Sweep Solution for Millimeter-Wave Measurements

October 7, 2010 6:20 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. Introduced a 67 GHz PNA-X Series vector network analyzer (VNA). The new N5247A 67 GHz PNA-X allows engineers, working up to 67 GHz, to work with the company’s single-connection, multiple-measurement, PNA-X platform. This makes

Transceiver platform touts world’s highest bit rate

October 7, 2010 4:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Semtech Corp. today announced the SX1233, a programmable ISM-band transceiver that combines the world’s highest bit rate (600 kbps) with a world-class link budget (137 dB), ultra-low power consumption, excellent ACR (adjacent channel rejection) and blocking immunity.


Ku-Band Synthesizer Features RF Enable-Disable Design for OOK, ASK, PPM Modulation

October 5, 2010 2:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The THOR-16000 Ku-Band frequency synthesizer from EM Research operates at 15.5 GHz over a >5 percent bandwidth and features a RF enable/disable switch, suitable for On-Off Keying (OOK), Amplitude-Shift Keying (ASK) and Pulse-Position Modulation (PPM) techniques.

Broadband 10-dB Directional Coupler Covers 225 MHz to 10 GHz

October 5, 2010 12:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Narda introduced the Model 3000-10, a coaxial directional coupler that provides 10 dB of coupling from 225 MHz to 10 GHz, has flat frequency response characteristics, high directivity, and

Low-loss, 18 GHz RF Coaxial Cable Assemblies Are Armored

October 5, 2010 12:03 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Crystek has ruggedized its LL142 low-loss RF cable assemblies by incorporating a spiraled stainless steel casing, along with extra fortification provided by heavy-duty adhesive strain relief with a

Tiny Modem Module Supports Worldwide 3G Standards

October 4, 2010 10:18 am | Product Releases | Comments

u-blox announces LISA, a new family of small, ultra-fast wireless modems that support a wide range of high-bandwidth applications such as mobile computing, car infotainment, telematics systems and hand-held terminals.

PC-104, 1 GHz SBC Supports Networking and Communications

September 30, 2010 6:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

WinSystems introduced a PC/104-compatible 1 GHz single board computer (SBC), dubbed the PCM-VDX-2-512. It is designed for headless space- and power-limited systems. It has two Ethernet, four USB 2.0, and four asynchronous serial channels plus

Wireless IO Modules and Radio Modems Are Outdoor-rated

September 29, 2010 8:53 am | Product Releases | Comments

B&B Electronics Manufacturing Co., Inc. today announced that it is expanding its Zlinx Industrial Wireless product line with the Zlinx Xtreme IP67 Outdoor-Rated Radio Modems and I/O Modules. Featuring license-free, proprietary RF, the products are

Low Profile Power Inductors Tout Desirable DC Bias Characteristics

September 29, 2010 8:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Taiyo Yuden’s BRL2515 (2.5 mm x 1.5 mm, with a maximum height of 1.2 mm) and BRFL2518 (2.5 mm x 1.8 mm, with a maximum height of 1.0 mm) wire-wound power inductors offer

RF Directional Coupler Offers hard to Find Interfaces

September 29, 2010 8:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF directional couplers from Aviel Electronics are available with common interfaces such as N type female connectors. The company designs and manufactures RF directional couplers with uncommon interfaces such as the HN female. The HN coaxial interface is a

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

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

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