Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that it donated bench-top electronic measurement equipment worth $300,000 to the Texas Instruments Electronics Design Laboratory, which opened at the University of California, Berkeley. The new lab will provide more than 1,000 Berkeley students each year with hands-on experience applying the principles they learn in gateway electrical engineering courses such as microelectronic circuit design.
Optenni Ltd. announces a new version of the Optenni Lab matching circuit optimization and antenna analysis software featuring a unique easy-to-use simultaneous multiport matching capability for antennas and other RF applications.
Isola Group S.a.r.l., a market leader in copper-clad laminates and dielectric prepreg materials used to fabricate advanced multilayer printed circuit boards, announced that it has enhanced its Quick Turnaround (QTA) Service in the U.S. to support its customers’ Just-in-Time (JIT) inventory strategies and QTA programs.
Analog Devices Inc. introduced the CN0267 demonstration circuit for a loop powered HART® (Highway Addressable Remote Transducer) enabled smart transmitter, for industrial applications that need to operate within a set 3.5-mA power budget. This field instrument circuit demonstrates a complete low power, high precision signal chain solution with minimum area overhead, which has been tested and verified by ADI as part of their Circuits from the Lab™ reference circuits’ initiative.
MathWorks announced strengthened support for wireless communications and radar design with MATLAB and Simulink. Release 2013a now allow designers to speed up modeling and simulation within the familiar MATLAB and Simulink environments.
Auriga Microwave, an innovator in the design of high-powered RF and microwave devices, announces that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office granted a patent for technology that will make the control circuit design much simpler for high-power RF switches used in many communication systems.
Piconics Inc. and Modelithics Inc. have collaborated to upgrade the previous Piconics conical inductor S-parameter models to full equivalent circuit models, now offering substrate scalability/selectability, series and shunt configurations, and broadband validation up to as high as 65 GHz for some configurations. These models represent the first comprehensive, measurement-based equivalent circuit models for conical inductors in the Modelithics Library.
VidaRF offers low cost Drop-In, 1”x1” Circulators & Isolators designed for various wireless and power amplifier applications. The robust design provides high performance and reliability, typ specs: VSWR 1.13/Loss 0.25dB/ISOL 23dB, great IMD, and is magnetically shielded. Circuit tab can be straight or bent flush with base for surface mounting.
What: AWR is a gold sponsor at the Electronic Design Innovations Conference (EDI CON) 2013, which runs from March 12 -14 in Beijing, China. Together with parent company National Instruments, AWR will be showcasing at Booth #255 joint hardware/software solutions, as well as the first update in 2013 of the AWR Design Environment™, inclusive of Microwave Office®/Analog Office® circuit design software, VSS™ system design software, as well as AXIEM® 3D planar EM software and Analyst™ 3D FEM EM software.