Mini-Circuits is pleased to present the industry’s widest selection of products specially designed and specified for DOCSIS 3.1 compliant systems and equipment. Their catalog for these applications features over 60 off-the-shelf models from passive devices such as transformers, splitter/combiners, couplers and diplexers to active components including amplifiers, switches, equalizers and more.
NI (formerly AWR Corp.) announces AWR Connected™ for DWT, a new NI AWR Design Environment™ flow that enables integration with Design Workshop Technologies’ (DWT) design-rule checking (DRC) and/or layout vs. schematic (LVS) tools for printed circuit board (PCB) and module design. The new AWR Connected for DWT DRC and LVS flow can run in one of two ways: in the full view/DWT user-interface (UI) mode or transparently from within the Microwave Office UI.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. released a new series of thick film chip resistors designed to meet the demand for high voltages in industrial and medical applications while saving valuable PCB space. Vishay Draloric RCV e3 devices offer high limiting element voltages of 400 V and 500 V in the compact 0805 and 1206 case sizes, respectively.
MIPI® Alliance, an international organization that develops interface specifications for mobile and mobile-influenced industries, announced an updated version of its MIPI RF Front-End Control Interface for mobile devices: MIPI® Alliance Specification for RF Front-End Control Interface (RFFE), Version 2.0.
Vishay Intertechnology Inc. introduced a new series of RoHS-compliant, surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) for automotive applications. Available with C0G (NP0), X7R and X8R dielectrics in six body sizes ranging from 0402 to1812, Vishay Vitramon VJ....31X RoHS Automotive series devices offer high voltages and high-temperature operation to +150 °C for increased reliability.
ABI Research estimates that 676 million 4G LTE handsets will be shipped in 2015, growing 204 million units from 2014. Furthermore, ABI Research estimates that the total number of LTE connected devices shipped worldwide will exceed 1.89 billion units by end 2019, demonstrating the need for infrastructure and spectrum to support the stellar growth in the industry.
A new report by Juniper Research has found that fitness wearables in-use will almost treble by 2018, compared to an estimated 19 million in-use devices this year. Juniper expects fitness to remain the dominant wearables segment until that time, driven by intuitive use cases and lower retail prices.