High density FPGA prototype for space-bound systems cuts design risk Product News 6/30/2006 Post a comment Aimed at space-bound systems, Actel's four million-gate RTAX4000S FPGA prototype enables designers to obtain the same architecture, density and timing properties, and packaging options offered by space flight-quality RTAX-S devices, without the added costs of MIL-STD 883 qualification and hermetically sealed packaging.
Color sensor board measures active light sources Product News 6/30/2006 Post a comment MAZeT offers the color sensor board 'Colorimeter 2' which delivers the MTCS-ICs from MAZeT in a board level product. Colorimeter 2 is designed as a new hardware solution for the measurement of active light sources such as LED mixed color control.
LabVIEW voice blocks speed Blackfin development Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment
NCT is making its noise and echo cancellation libraries available as a LabVIEW block for the Blackfin processor. The move is intended to ease development of applications including mobile phones, radio systems, intercoms, hands-free kits and voice recognition systems.
Color sensor assembly combines 64 photodiodes Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment OPTEK's OPB780 reflective color sensor assembly combines 64 photodiodes to provide a programmable color output frequency. The sensor assembly gives design engineers the capability to sort or match surfaces by color.
Monolithic quad-band GSM/GPRS PA debuts in CMOS Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment Stemming from breakthrough technology developed at the California Institute of Technology, cellphone device supplier Axiom Microdevices says it's sampling a patented quad-band CMOS-based PA that will give you access to the advantages of mainstream CMOS instead of GaAs. This device should help make cellphone design smaller and more highly integrated.
Watchdog timer touts automotive edge Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment EM Microelectronic says its EM6152, EM6152A, and EM6153 are the only system power ICs for automotive applications that incorporate a multi-mode windowed watchdog timer, reset logic, and 5-volt, 400-mA LDO.
Pre-matched PAs serve WiMAX applications Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment RF components supplier Mimix Broadband rolls out samples of internally pre-matched PAs designed for linear WiMAX applications. Its surface-mount plastic-packaged PAs are slated for operation in 700-MHz, 2.5-GHz, and 3.5-GHz circuits.
Protocol analyzer gets Wireless USB security support Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment At the recent Certified Wireless USB Developers Conference, test-and-measurement vendor LeCroy Corp. demonstrated the benefits of its extensible UWBTracer protocol analyzer. The company's platform now supports multiple Certified Wireless USB Association and Security models.
U.K. firm preps chip for NFC tagging of objects Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment Innovision Research & Technology plc, supplier of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) and Near Field Communication (NFC) design services and intellectual property, has produced a passive integrated circuit for embedding NFC capability in consumer objects, such as posters and the pages of books and magazines.
Enhanced myPower tools accelerate DC/DC reference designs Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment International Rectifier's POWIR+ chipset reference designs, an enhanced expansion to the company's myPOWER collection of on-line design services, simplify and accelerate the design of single-phase synchronous buck converters appropriate to the power level for computing and high-end consumer applications.
Tenor Call routes calls on a smaller scale Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Quintum Technologies, a leading innovator in VoIP technologies, is pleased to announce that they have redesigned their Tenor Call Routing Server to offer its powerful call routing capabilities on a smaller scale.
LEDs are RoHS compliant Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Philips Lumileds Lighting has announced its LUXEON, SnapLED and SuperFlux LEDs are fully compliant with the EU's RoHS directive.
Card-edge connectors target power apps Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment FCI has developed a low-cost Power Card-Edge series that can be used for DC power output from embedded AC/DC power supplies or for power distribution between boards within an enclosure.
16-bit PCI-bus plug-in lets your PC do high-speed signal analysis Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment PC instrumentation house AlazarTech says it's got the world's fastest 16-bit PCI waveform digitizer. Designed for both OEM applications as well as lab use, the digitizer can be used for RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, ultrasonics, radar, and more. The plug-in's two simultaneous analog inputs can each be sampled at rates up to 125-Msamples/s.
Secure processor touts integrated RFID Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Broadcom's BCM5890 secure processor with integrated radio frequency identification technology is designed to secure personal authentication transactions associated with physical access, logical access (into a PC or network) and contactless payment applications.
Wireless functional tester slashes cost-of-test Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Agilent Technologies now offers a mobile-phone functional tester that's priced starting at about $25,400. The tester includes a mobile test station and test software, as well as a special RF-shielded box with build-in antenna coupler.
A6-size electronic paper achieves Quad-XGA resolution Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Epson has developed A6-size (7.1” on the diagonal) electronic paper using a plastic substrate. Drawing on the company’s original SUFTLA technology, the electronic paper achieves Quad-XGA resolution (1536 x 2048 pixels), and shows the potential for increasing screen size.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...