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.
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.
High-density AdvancedMC signaling controller debuts Product News 6/27/2006 Post a comment This high-density narrow-band AdvancedMC signaling controller board should fill the bill for designers of media gateway controllers, and SGSN, GGSN, MSC, HLR/VLR, and BSS nodes in next-generation networks. Up to four modules will be able to be mounted with an AdvancedTCA carrier card, for a high density ATCA signaling blade.
Data-acquisition board implements parallel realtime processing on your PC Product News 6/26/2006 Post a comment If your data-acq application needs realtime processing, yet you typically run engineering applications on a Windows PC, check out Microstar Laboratories's latest Data Acquisition Processor. The company's mid-range DAP plug-in provides concurrent processing, using an on-board Pentium, to achieve deterministic acquisition on a PC.
16-bit hybrid A/D modules address digital RF, imaging, ATE Product News 6/26/2006 Post a comment Slated primarily for RF systems, here are some low-distortion 100-Msample/s hybrid 16-bit A/D converter modules. These $80 hybrids can reduce non-linear distortion in pipelined data converters as designed into high-IF radio strips, where they offer an enhanced ENOB, bestowing higher data rates. They also lend themselves to scalability, letting you include more channels in a system.
10-Gbit/s AdvancedTCA platform packs AdvancedMC Product News 6/20/2006 Post a comment At the leading edge, board-level equipment supplier Performance Technologies rolls out an ATCA application-ready platform replete with AdvancedMC functions and a 10-Gbit/s Ethernet fabric. The platform also packs two AMC compute modules, and an ATCA 10-Gbit AMC carrier blade. These products are also available individually.
NCT hardware module cleans up speech Product News 6/19/2006 Post a comment Noise Cancellation Technologies (Europe) Ltd, (NCT) has released a hardware module for engineers looking to remove noise and echo from embedded communication systems. The ClearSpeech Module targets applications including wireless systems, intercom systems, voice over IP and voice recording.
100-kHz realtime DSP systems shake out vibration Product News 6/19/2006 Post a comment Working with low-bandwidth sensors? Need a turnkey data-acq system that can be expanded to include as many channels as you need? Then take a look-see at these realtime DSP data-acq boards that are also available packaged, equipped with BNC connectors, and supported under Windows.
UWB RF silicon to deliver broadcast-quality video Product News 6/14/2006 Post a comment Check out this 2-chip UWB chipset supported by reference design boards. The ICs will let you transmit near-flawless broadcast-quality video over wireless networks. It can meet the IEEE's link-reliability and MPEG packet error-rate requirements defined by Panasonic, Philips, Samsung, Sharp, and Sony.
RF intellectual property serves high-volume consumer gear Product News 6/13/2006 Post a comment If you're designing your own chips, check out these RF intellectual property offerings. Two cores are for developers of video-enabled handheld appliances and personal navigation devices. As CMOS-based RF platforms, they'll help you craft a DVB-H mobile tuner and GPS satellite receiver.
LNA module comes in ultra-thin package Product News 6/13/2006 Post a comment Here's news of an ultra-thin GPS LNA that can improve receiver sensitivity to assure reliable satellite location. This MMIC is for handsets for location-based services, and for those that must meet the FCC E911 mandate.
8-GHz PLL synthesizer IC streamlines converter stages Product News 6/12/2006 Post a comment Eliminating the need for frequency multiplier stages, thereby slashing cost in RF designs, IC maker Analog Devices rolls out the industry's first 8-GHz PLL synthesizer chip. It can be used to implement LOs in up-conversion and down-conversion stages.
Eval kit exercises multi-standard mobile TV chipset Product News 6/12/2006 Post a comment As mobile TV takes off big time, many design teams are searching for routes to shorten time-to-money. Serving designers of TV handsets, digital-radio chip vendor Frontier Silicon is now offering an evaluation kit for its TV tuner and baseband chipset.
AdvancedTCA platform to run 2-GHz Intel Dual-Core Xeon processors Product News 6/6/2006 Post a comment Exhibiting powerful network performance and power efficiency, an AdvancedTCA processor board will serve telecom equipment manufacturers. The board will run two Dual-Core Intel Xeon 2-GHz microprocessors and support two AdvancedMC modules. It should serve well as a compute-intensive mobile IP Multimedia Subsystem network element.
Wireless USB system-in-a-package includes development kit Product News 6/6/2006 Post a comment Wireless USB is taking off, and vendors are now supplying OEMs with ICs and tools for implementation. Here's news of a fabless semiconductor company that's debuting a reference design kit for developers of Certified Wireless USB HWA and DWA designs. The kit supports the company’s latest WUSB all-in-one CMOS silicon.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.