Ted Rappaport, founding director of NYU WIRELESS and a leading proponent of using the millimeter wave spectrum for wireless communications, discusses the FCC's recent rulemaking actions and technology developments that are paving the way to 5G.
Richardson RFPD Inc. announces immediate availability and full design support capabilities for a new 3 dB hybrid coupler from Anaren. The low profile, high performance X3C25F1-03S, the latest Femto-sized coupler in the Xinger® III family of products from Anaren, has been miniaturized to a 3 mm x 5 mm footprint without sacrificing electrical performance.
Custom MMIC, (www.CustomMMIC.com), a developer of performance-driven monolithic microwave integrated circuits, announces the introduction of the CMD172, a new voltage-variable attenuator (VVA) in die form operating from 18 to 40 GHz.
Linear Technology Corp. introduces the LTC2314-14, a 14 bit 4.5 Msps successive approximation register (SAR) ADC in a tiny 8-lead TSOT-23 package, offering up to 90% reduction in size over competing solutions for space-conscious applications. This small SAR ADC integrates a precision 2.048 V/4.096 V reference with 7 ppm/°C typical and guaranteed 20 ppm/°C maximum temperature coefficient into an 8 mm² footprint.
EMA Design Automation, a provider of mechanical and electrical CAD tools, announced the release of FootprintGen, an app that accurately automates the generation of complex PCB footprint (land pattern) models in a fraction of the time compared to typical manual methods.