Posts Tagged ‘RF’

Lantronix Wi-Fi module is very small

The xPico embedded Wi-Fi module from Lantronix is available from Alpha Micro. This serial-to-Wi-Fi device has a footprint of 24mm x 16.5mm and is a pin and form factor compatible member of the xPico product family.

The module is available with a  full IP stack…

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Maxim DAB tuner supports software-defined radio

Maxim Integrated Products has designed a tuner IC for digital audio broadcast (DAB) applications which integrates a radio tuner, analogue-to-digital converter (ADC), and digital filtering, and uses a digital I2S output to interface directly to digital signal processors (DSPs). Dubbed “RF to Bits”, the supplier’s radio platform…

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Open-source RF boards available from Richardson RFPD

The open-source RF design initiative, dubbed Myriad, has the support of US-based distributor Richardson RFPD. Richardson RFPD will begin stocking and selling the Myriad-RF-1 board to customers around the world via its website immediately. Myriad was launched by UK-based chip supplier Lime in March 2013…

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Vishay 100mA IR LEDs

Ofgem has approved an industry code-of-practice designed to protect consumers during the smart meter roll-out. “With the roll-out of smart meters getting fully under way next year, it is essential that householders and businesses have confidence that meter installations are done in a fair and professional…

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Agilent to host RF and Digital Measurements seminar in North West

Agilent Technologies is hosting a complimentary full day seminar in Stockport on Wednesday 5 June. It is called ‘Back to Basics RF and Digital Measurements workshop’ Who should attend the workshop? It is aimed at engineering students in their penultimate year, recent engineering graduates and technicians, experienced R&D…

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Avago 1A optocoupler has dual outputs

Avago Technologies has a 1A output current gate drive optocoupler with dual outputs optimised for driving both high-side and low-side gates of the mosfet buffer stage.

The ACPL-339J has internal active timing control for preventing cross conduction and minimising switching losses in the mosfet buffer stage.

The…

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ADI's 14-bit 250MSPS ADC in stock at Richardson RFPD

Richardson RFPD has available the dual, 14-bit analogue-to-digital converter (ADC) from Analog Devices. The AD9250 device cores feature a multi-stage, differential pipelined architecture with integrated output error correction logic, as well as wide bandwidth inputs supporting a number of user-selectable input ranges. There is an…

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TI adds phase detector and PLL to precision RF synthesiser

Texas Instruments has introduced a wideband frequency synthesiser with integrated low phase-noise voltage-controlled oscillator.

The device combines a low noise phase-locked loop (PLL) and a phase detector in a  frequency synthesiser that outputs 50 to 3760 MHz.

Designated the LMX2581, the chip’s phase detector frequency of…

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NI adds IP for software designed RF instruments

National Instruments has announced 10 blocks of application IP as part of its offering to allow engineers to build custom RF instruments in LabVIEW.

This IP integrates with PXI FPGA targets such as the PXIe-5644R vector signal transceiver (VST) and extends their default capabilities by adding new features or…

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Toshiba wireless charging chipset senses device position

Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a free positioning wireless charging chipset for charging smartphones and other mobiles on a battery charging pad. The chipset is compliant with the Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) Qi interface specification, A4, A8, A12 and A14.  It includes the TB6865FG power transmitter and TB6860WBG receiver and…

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