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Toolkit connects LabVIEW to Simulink
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Add-on links the LabVIEW graphical development environment with The MathWorks Inc. Simulink modeling and simulation software.
Nomadic RF Spectrum Analyzer Doubles As Power Meter
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eeProductCenter tech editor Alex Mendelsohn reviews a battery-powwred multi-function spectrum analyzer that doubles as an RF power meter.
French EDA startup is 'fluent' in co-design
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Startup CoFluent Design is gearing up to sell a functional and architectural design tool that helps define a hardware/software architecture and can generate C code and synthesizable VHDL.
SMT coax connectors target high density apps
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ITT Industries, Cannon has unveiled a new range of 75-ohm surface mountable coaxial connectors for switching and transmission equipment in telecommunications applications. Designed to increase connector density, the CoSMID (Coax Surface Mount Interconnect Device) connectors incorporate a unique plastic housing that can be selectively plated and molded into a variety of configurations.
Rotary knobs feature built-in pointer
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Selco Products has introduced a new Soft Touch Bullet Knob series that feature a built-in pointer in two- and three-color designs. Offering a range of color combinations for a variety of control panel aesthetics and functions, these knobs are suited for audio and broadcast equipment, lighting, communications, industrial and test equipment, or other panel applications requiring color-coded knob control.
Custom Test-Fixture Boards Help Grapple With BGAs
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Trouble testing BGA designs? Check out these custom-engineered microchip-socketed test fixture boards that are intended to electrically interface your test gear to BGAs.
Industry's Fastest 12V CMOS Amplifiers Drive High-Performance 16-Bit Data Converters
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A family of low noise, high-speed 12V CMOS operational amplifiers are ideal for driving 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), as well as active filter, transimpedance amplifier, optical networking and portable audio applications. They combine AC characteristics of 20MHz bandwidth, 30V/us slew rate, 6nV/rtHz noise and 0.0003% harmonic distortion.
LDO integrates PowerOK function
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The Most Important Person In Your Company
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In these days of empowered employees, it's politically correct to articulate that every person in a company is highly significant, sharing responsibility to pursue the company's goals. It's understood that every individual's actions is important. Nonetheless, experience shows that there's one position in particular that's more important than all the rest. Who is that person?
Solar cell shocks battery apps
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Clare, Inc. touts its CPC1810, the first member of its new solar cell family, as a high output device that delivers a voltage ten times greater than traditional competing products. Indeed, the cell's output is sufficient to charge a battery directly, according to the company, which builds its photovoltaic device on the company's advanced silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technology.
Half-brick delivers 100 amps at 1.2 volts
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Synqor's Peta series of half-brick DC/DC converters deliver up to 100 amps in a single board, open-frame package for datacom and telcom systems using distributed power architetures.
Compact 150-W DC/DC offers rugged solution
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Absopulse Electronics' MIP150 series, designed for operation in harsh environmental conditions, provides a complete 150-watt power solution in a compact 2.4 by 5.8 by 1.5 inch chassis. It features integrated filtering, high efficiency and reliability. Power components are conduction cooled, and component count is minimal.
Single-Chip 1Mbps 2.4 GHz CMOS RF Transceiver for Very Low -Power Applications
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Here's the first in a series of RF transceivers operating in the world-wide 2.4 GHz unlicensed ISM band. The CC2400 is based on Chipcon's proprietary 0.18 mm CMOS SmartRF 03 technology platform.
AMD Expands Developer Center Support Services for 64-bit Apps
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The company has enhanced both in-lab and "virtually there" development using secure VPN and Remote Desktop Terminal Services. Platforms supported include the beta of Windows XP 64-Bit Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems, the beta of Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition for 64-Bit Extended Systems and the next version of Windows, code named "Longhorn."
SIA blasts China's VAT policy
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Broadest Line of Wireless LAN Front-End Modules
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It's your one-stop WLAN solution. Here are five new solutions making a complete family of integrated 802.11 wireless LAN front-end modules. The new line of front-end solutions reduces the number of components required for building routers, PC cards and PCI adapter access points.
Conduction-Cooled PMC Board Supports 128-bit Graphics
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Exploiting IC maker Silicon Motion's 128-bit Type SM731 graphics accelerator chip, Peritek is rolling out a ruggedized IEEE P1383.1-compliant PMC graphics board. What makes this one different is that it's conduction-cooled.
LVDS serializer touts dc balance feature
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Maxim Integrated Products' MAX9209 21-bit low-voltage differential-signaling serializer offers users a programmable dc balance, which allows isolation between the serializer and deserializer by using ac coupling. The device serializes 21 bits of LVTTL/LVCMOS parallel inputs to three LVDS outputs
Geotest Rolls High Density PXI RF Mux
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At AUTOTESTCON 2003, test equipment maker Geotest-Marvin Test Systems rolled out its Model GX6062 PXI high-density RF multiplexer. The GX6062 product offers 12 groups of 1:4 multiplexers that can be software-controlled to provide various configurations---all maintaining a full 200 MHz of bandwidth.
Measurement Accord Boon To Nano-Tech
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Precision instrumentation vendor Keithley Instruments and Zyvex ink an agreement that's expected to hasten the development and deployment of nano-technologies.
Agilent Expands Measurement Range of Spectrum Analyzers Out To 325 GHz
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Test equipment vendor Agilent Technologies has enhancements to its PSA Series of high-performance spectrum analyzers. The hardware and software enhancements increase measurement frequency range from 50-GHz to as high as 325-GHz.
Anritsu Accord With TestMart Part of Mil/Gov Plan
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Test-and-measurement company Anritsu inks an accord with service provider TestMart. Under the terms of the pact, TestMart will provide government marketplace services to Anritsu, part of a plan to better serve military personnel, government users, and contractors.
Pericom announces asynchronous mode support for PCI-to-PCI bridges
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Asynchronous mode allows users to run the secondary bus at a frequency that is not derived from the primary bus, thus providing far greater support for next generation PCI bus designs. Asynchronous mode support is significant as customers engineer newer faster designs that need to merge with slower legacy devices, Pericom says.
New Bits Help Document, Analyze Data On Tektronix Oscilloscopes
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Oscilloscope giant Tektronix has some nifty new hardware and software options---including CompactFlash mass storage---for its TDS1000, TDS2000 and TDS3000B Series of value digital scopes.
National Instruments Enhances Design and Simulation Software
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National Instruments announces a product called MATRIXx 6.3. Priced at just under $1700 a pop, it's billed as the company's first release of the control design and simulation software suite it acquired back in January. With updates and enhancements, it's also an initial step in National Instruments long-term plan for MATRIXx support.
Agilent Test Gear Enables Huge SONET Stress Test
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Agilent Technologies says its equipment played a key role in conducting the industry's largest stress test on an optical core-to-edge transport network. Agilent's OmniBER XM network simulator was used during the test to simulate and measure worst-case failure and recovery results.
Free Software Upgrades EDGE Cellphone Testers
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Test-and-measurement equipment vendor Willtek Communications GmbH is now giving out free software for the company's test gear that lets technicians at service centers rapidly test and align the transmitter sections of EDGE-capable mobile phones.
LeCroy Upgrades Serial Data Capture/Analysis
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High-speed o'scope maker LeCroy Corp. upgrades its Serial Data Analyzer instruments with a serial data trigger. With this news, LeCroy claims its upgrade is the fastest serial data pattern trigger in the oscilloscope industry.
Security Recognition for Atmel's secureAVR Family of MCUs
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Atmel's AT90SC9608RC and AT90SC9616RC crypto-controllers have been granted Common Criteria certification to EAL4+.
Enhanced Z8 Encore! Flash Microcontroller Series Debuts
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New offering delivers selectable enable/disable of voltage brown-out circuitry during stop mode for improved power consumption, four-mode on-chip oscillator, 5V-tolerant I/O pads.
16-bit Microcontrollers for Cost-sensitive Embedded Systems
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The Renesas "Value Series" is aimed at designers wanting to transition from an 8-bit MCU to the 16-bit H8 architecture without a large price increase. Murray Slovick tells us what to expect from this fixed-price product line.
Quadros RTOS integrated with Metrowerks IDE
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Integration extends RTXC Quadros RTOS support to ARM-based platforms.
ADI's 3rd-generation SHARC touts high end functionality DSP for under $15
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With its core running at 200 MHz, ADI's ADSP-21262 SHARC DSP executes complex Fast Fourier Transform operations in 46 microseconds. This third-generation SHARC DSP processor is aimed at high-quality audio and automotive entertainment systems, voice recognition, and medical appliances.
2 GHz band isolator shrinks size, packs performance
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By utilizing innovative assembly processes and simplifying product design, Murata Electronics has launched its next generation 2 GHz band isolator for digital mobile phones in a smaller package size with higher performance levels. The CES30 series 2 GHz band isolator can be used in digital mobile phone systems such as 1.5 GHz band PDC, 2 GHz band W-CDMA and 1.9 GHz band PCS systems. The W-CDMA version is available today.
Why Telecom Test Equipment Must Target The Factory Floor
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Although measurement integrity and reproducibility are important attributes for production testing, instrument accuracy can be taken as an article of faith these days. That can let you turn your attention to factors such as productivity, space, and cost, says Mark Hoersten, VP of Business Management at Keithley Instruments.
PMC-Sierra Adds 1GHz, 64-Bit MPUs to RM9000 Family
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Main features of the single CPU core, MIPS-based microprocessors include I/O interface options such as 3 ports of 10/100/1000 Ethernet MAC, Generic Packet Interfaces (GPI), and PCI or HyperTransport.
DIN rail adapter handles pin and socket connectors
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Tyco Electronics has introduced a DIN rail adapter for MATE-N-LOK cap housings. This new development allows wire and harness installers to bring two ends of a cable assembly or wire harness together at a DIN rail mounted location. As a result, designers can use proven pin and socket connectors with DIN rail mounting.
Clock oscillators replace ceramic resonators
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Micro Oscillator, Inc. has introduced a new clock oscillator, the MOI-2000, that can replace ceramic resonators and crystal oscillators in microcontroller-based systems that don't require precise accuracy.
802.11g Transceiver Solution
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10/28/2003   Post a comment
Check out this new wireless local area network (WLAN) transceiver solution for 802.11g applications. The chip-set is comprised of a transceiver and a power amplifier that enables long battery life, superior range, small size and low bill of material.
Update: Samsung breaks ground on 7th-gen TFT-LCD plant
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Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said it has started construction work at a site where it plans to manufacture 7th-generation TFT-LCD display panels as part of an agreement with Japan's Sony Corp.
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