Antenna for 2.4-GHz wireless LANs debuts News & Analysis 10/29/2003 Post a comment Pacific Wireless has introduced an omnidirectional, extended-range "rubber duck" antenna for wireless LANs operating at 2.4 GHz and meeting the 802.11 standard. The Model IN24-5RD provides a 5.5-dBi gain rather than the industry-standard 2.2 dBi, thus doubling the signal strength for WLAN communications, the company said. It provides a 360 degrees horizontal transmission pattern and a 50 degrees vertical transmission pattern.
2 GHz band isolator shrinks size, packs performance Product News 10/28/2003 Post a comment 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.
MEMS: The Applications Triage News & Analysis 10/21/2003 Post a comment Emerging MEMS applications have one challenge in common with virtually all entrepreneurial technology companies: They must find a way across the chasm between the early adopters of new technology and the "early majority adopters." If they don't, they becomeat besta niche company or application. Jack Shandle reports on a panel at the recent MEMS Executive Forum.
SMT inductors boost power up to 32 amps Product News 10/20/2003 Post a comment Pulse, a Technitrol Company, has introduced the PG0084 series of low profile (4.0 mm), high power inductors. Providing current ratings up to 32 amps, the surface-mount inductors are designed for AC-to-DC switched-mode power supplies and DC-to-DC converters in distributed power architectures (DPA), point of load (POL) systems and voltage regulator modules (VRM) for servers, workstations, telecommunications switches, routers and base station equipment.
Integrated magnetic connector adds TVS Product News 10/20/2003 Post a comment The XFMRS Group offers an integrated magnetic connector (COMBO) module with transient voltage suppression (TVS) compliant with Belcore GR1089, FCC Part 68 and IEC standards. The module integrates various magnetics, LEDs, TVS and a RJ45 connector.
Crystal touts savings in space News & Analysis 10/16/2003 Post a comment Fox Electronics claims to offer the smallest miniature watch crystal, measuring 3.2 mm x 1.2 mm with a low profile of 0.95 mm. This new FSN watch crystal can be used in space-constrained applications such as handheld and portable devices.
Array packaging shrinks component size, cost News & Analysis 10/2/2003 Post a comment Driven by portable-appliance designers' miserly space allotments for electronics, component suppliers are integrating capacitors and resistors into arrays and networks and are increasingly turning to chip-scale and ball-grid-array packaging. The advantages, aside from the obvious space savings, are assembly cost reductions as well as faster throughput. Gina Roos has these insights.
Array packaging shrinks size, cost Product News 10/2/2003 Post a comment Driven by portable-appliance designers' miserly space allotments for electronics, component suppliers are integrating capacitors and resistors into arrays and networks and are increasingly turning to chip-scale and ball-grid-array packaging.
Focus on components in Asia Product News 10/1/2003 Post a comment As manufacturing continues to migrate from the United States and Europe to China, North American components distributors are taking a hard look at what it means to support their customers and what it will take to have a major presence in China.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times