Zetex announces technology breakthrough in LNB design
A 4:2 IF switch announced by Zetex Semiconductors is the world’s first to feature integrated gain and control functions. Dramatically improving IF signal reliability, eliminating false switching and significantly reducing circuit complexity, the ZXHF5000 chip is set to have a far-reaching impact on the design of twin and quad LNBs and satellite TV distribution networks.
Low Power Active Mixer with Bandwidth to 4GHz from Linear
A new high performance mixer from Linear Technology features low power consumption and the capability of operating from low frequency up to 4GHz. The LT5560 can be configured either as an up- or a downconverting mixer, providing flexibility for a wide range of high performance portable or fixed wireless systems, including public-safety handheld radios, WiMAX transceiver modems, handheld RFID readers, VHF/UHF transceivers, wireless headphones and ...
ADI's 2nd-generation chipset for advanced multimedia mobile handsets based on the 3G TD-SCDMA Interface
Analog Devices has announced the availability of its second-generation chipset for developers of advanced multimedia mobile handsets based on the 3G TD-SCDMA Low Chip Rate (LCR) air interface. The new SoftFone-LCR+ chipset expands Analog Devices’ portfolio of TD-SCDMA technology solutions and builds upon the company’s legacy as a leader in TD-SCDMA technology development by adding support for a wide range of enhanced multimedia functions.
Digital Satellite Tuner RFIC from TDC
The CX24118 and CX24116 from Conexant, which form the front end (tuner and demodulator) for set top boxes supporting DVB-S2. The CX24118A Digital Satellite Tuner RFIC is Conexant’s third generation direct down-conversion satellite tuner intended for high-volume digital video, audio and data receivers.
Semtech Adds Jitter Attenuating and Multiplying PLL Devices for Cost-Sensitive Telecom Systems
Semtech Corp has announced the ACS8946 and ACS8944 jitter attenuating and multiplying (JAM) phase locked loop (PLL) devices for generating low jitter output clocks for low-cost SONET/SDH and Gigabit Ethernet line cards.
High-Speed Interface ICs for mobile phones
Texas Instruments has introduced the expansion of its FlatLinkTM3G family of high-speed interface integrated circuits that transmit true 24-bit (16 million color) RGB color data for high-resolution video content in handheld electronics such as clamshell phones, multimedia players and digital cameras. The new one- and two-channel subLVDS (sub-low voltage differential signaling) serialisers and deserialisers support LCD resolutions from QVGA to XGA...
Single chip Ethernet controller
Available from DT Electronics, SMSC’s LAN9218 is a full-featured, single-chip 10/100 Ethernet controller that uses HP’s Auto-MDIX technology. HP Auto-MDIX eliminates the confusion associated with device pin assignments, the need to add a manual MDIX switch or use cross-over cables. The LAN9128 is driver-, register- and footprint –compatible with the previous generation of LAN9118 devices. Designed for embedded applications where performance...
DSL Solutions Based on TI's Next-Generation UR8 Residential Gateway Architecture
Texas Instruments has announced the availability of five new xDSL solutions from its next-generation UR8 residential gateway family. Based on an advanced multimedia gateway processor, these platforms give manufacturers the flexibility to design RGs with multiple home networking options and variations of feature functionality, including enhanced voice capabilities and advanced video services, over all ADSL and VDSL2 standards.
Jitter Attenuator with 250MHz Reference Clock
IDT has announced the introduction of a jitter attenuator optimized for the Xilinx Virtex-4 family of FPGAs. Designed to support PCI Express (PCIe), this component is said to be the industry’s first timing device capable of attenuating or “cleaning” the jitter from a 100 MHz PCIe input clock, while translating it to a 250 MHz LVDS output.
1.8V high-speed DUARTS
DT Electronics has made available Exar's family of dual universal asynchronous receiver transmitters (DUARTS) that operate from a 1.62V to 3.63V supply and feature 16, 32 or 64-byte FIFOs. Designated the M-series, each channel of these devices is capable of data rates up to 16 MBps at 3.3V with a 4X sampling clock.