Linear Technology’s Dust Networks® product group introduces the SmartMesh™ LTC5800 (system-on-chip) and LTP5900 (module) families, the industry’s lowest power IEEE 802.15.4E compliant wireless sensor networking products. SmartMesh ICs and modules enable tiny sensor “motes” to be designed with a battery life of over 10 years, while companion network manager components enable the development of highly robust and secure wireless sensor networks (WSN).
RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless connectivity and cellular mobility markets, announced it will start volume production of its second-generation, pure CMOS-based RFeICs in Q4 2012. The new solutions will serve rapidly growing markets including smartphone and tablets, WLAN 11a/n/ac, ZigBee, wireless audio, smart energy and home automation.
The series of application-focused webcasts instruct to make precise RF and microwave measurements with the new FieldFox family of microwave analyzers. Test results are comparable to that of benchtop equipment in the lab as well as field installation and maintenance environments. Topics include techniques for precise interference measurements, cable and antenna measurements, calibration and alignment measurements, time domain measurements and precise power measurements.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced the industry’s widest-bandwidth real-time digital downconverter option on the M9703A AXIe eight-channel high-speed digitizer. The new DDC functionality enables faster, more flexible measurements in high-channel-count applications.
Rogers Corp. will be displaying three of its leading high-performance circuit materials for mobile and fixed-site antennas at the upcoming Mobile Antenna Systems 2012 conference and exhibition. This key event for designers and specifiers of antennas for a wide range of fixed and mobile applications is scheduled for September 18-19, 2012 at the Hyatt Denver Tech Center (Denver, CO).
AWR Corp. is taking its very successful AWR Design Forum to numerous cities throughout Europe starting on the 11th of September in the United Kingdom (UK) and concluding on the 29th of November in France. A complete listing of ADF locations and agenda details, as well as registration information, is available online at www.awrdesignforum.com.
Researchers from A*STAR’s Institute of Microelectronics (IME) have developed the first compact high performance silicon-based cavity-backed slot (CBS) antenna that operates at 135 GHz. The antenna demonstrated 30 times stronger signal transmission over on-chip antennas at 135 GHz. At just 1.6 mm x 1.2 mm, approximately the size of a sesame seed, it is the smallest silicon-based CBS antenna reported to date for ready integration with active circuits.