NEC's Device Wire Adapter Chip Enables Connection of Wired USB Peripherals to Wireless USB-Based Host Systems
NEC Electronics has announced that it has begun sample shipments of its new device wire adapter (DWA) LSI chip, part number uPD720180A, which enables wireless communication between a Wireless USB-compatible personal computer or other Wireless USB host system, and printers, digital home appliances, and other devices supporting USB 2.0.
NEC Electronics Expands Wireless USB Portfolio with New Host Controller
NEC Electronics today expanded its suite of Wireless USB devices with the introduction of the uPD720171 Wireless USB host controller. Building on its first host controller (part number uPD720170), the new uPD720171 controller for PCI Express bus interfaces, enables high-speed, wireless data transmission between PCs that have MiniCard or Half-Minicard expansion cards and PC peripheral devices such as wireless hubs, printers, external storage equip...
Micro-packaged transistors and diodes from ON Semiconductor
ON Semiconductor has announced the expansion of its discrete packaging portfolio with new micro-packaged transistors and diodes. The new additions broaden the company’s micro-packaged portfolio of transistors and diodes targeted to meet the needs of today’s most demanding space-constrained portable applications.
Vishay Launches Miniaturized Encoder/Decoder
Vishay Intertechnology has broadened its optoelectronics portfolio with the release of a new miniaturized encoder/decoder for serial infrared (IrDA) wireless communication, the TOIM5232. The new device provides proper pulse shaping of RS-232 data signals for serial infrared (SIR) IrDA transceivers and supports data rates from 1.2kbit/s to 115.2kbit/s. Offered in the QFN (quad flat no leads) package, which measures 4mm by 4mm by 0.75mm, the TOIM5...
Murata high performance, standardised antennas for GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN applications
Murata has developed a series of platform antennas for GPS, Bluetooth and WLAN 2.4GHz applications. Both On-GND and GND-clearance types are available. These standardised parts require little design resource compared to creating a customised design, and eliminate associated tooling costs. The series achieves high-performance in a tiny package size by using Murata’s high-Q dielectric ceramics.
Power Amplifier for WiMAX from Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has introduced a high power amplifier with InGaP HBTs (Heterojunction Bipolar Transistors) which is tailored specifically for WiMAX terminal applications. The new device dubbed MGFS39E2527 provides up do 30dBm of output power in the frequency range from 2.5 to 2.7GHz.
TI's low-power roadmap should enable more portability for products
Giving engineers the scalable solutions they need to design both basic and feature-laden portable end products, Texas Instruments has introduced its low-power processor roadmap with more than 15 new devices across four product lines.
USB security dongle from Future Technology Devices
Future Technology Devices International has announced the availability of its USB-Key security device. Using a unique, hard-coded identification number, the device can interface to any USB host or hub to provide application software access control (security dongle) or as part of a more sophisticated key-based physical access control. During manufacture, the USB-Key has a unique FTDIChip-ID number burnt into it. This number is only readable over t...
High-power amplifier is designed for mobile jamming applications
Link Microtek, the specialist supplier of RF and microwave components and subsystems, has announced the availability of a new solid-state high-power amplifier module that has been designed for use in military mobile jamming systems to counter the threat of IEDs.
RF front end from Texas Instruments
Texas Instruments has introduced what it says is the industry’s highest integrated 2.4-GHz radio frequency (RF) front end for low-power and low-voltage wireless applications. The CC2591 increases the range (link budget) in wireless systems by integrating a power amplifier for increased output power of +22 dBm and a low-noise amplifier for improved receiver sensitivity of +6 dB.