New Lantiq VDSL Chipset Sets CPE Performance Benchmarks
Lantiq today introduced the industry's most integrated and highest performance VDSL chipset family, the XWAY VRX300. Gateway designs based on the new chipset can reach data rates of 200 Mbits (two pair bonded) and up to 150 Mbits (vectoring) while supporting an array of home networking features, including integrated Wireless LAN (Wi-Fi), Gigabit Ethernet and VoIP.
Freescale RF Technologies and QorIQ Qonverge Base Station-on-Chip Enable Innovative White Space Broadband Solution from TTP
The Technology Partnership has selected Freescale Semiconductor's RF solutions and QorIQ Qonverge BSC9131 base station-on-chip as the foundation of an innovative, low-cost solution for delivering high-speed broadband service over white space spectrum.
New Broadband Diplexer For CATV Application From M/A-COM
A new Broadband Diplexer specifically designed for CATV Customer Premises Equipment applications has been launched today by M/A-COM Technology Solutions. The MAFL-011013 is a high performance 42 / 54MHz Diplex filter ideal for real estate constrained CPE applications.
M/A-COM Announces New 10 Watt Amplifier For High Power, 0.5-3.0 GHz Broadband Applications
M/A-COM Technology Solutions has today announced a new MMIC power amplifier for high power broadband applications. The MAAP-010168 is a two staged amplifier operating between the 500 MHz to 3.0 GHz frequency range. The device is fully matched for input and output at 50Ω, which eliminates the customers' need for any sensitive external RF tuning components.
IDT Announces Industry’s First Low-power Dual 16-bit DAC with JESD204B for Multi-carrier Broadband Wireless Applications
IDT have announced the industry's first low-power dual 16-bit DAC with JESD204B for multi-carrier broadband wireless applications. IDT's high-speed DAC delivers best-in-class dynamic performance, eases system-level cooling requirements, and simplifies board routing with the JESD204B digital serial interface.
Broadcom Drives Future Growth of China's Next Generation Broadband Initiative
Broadcom today announced cable innovations to drive new TV and broadband experiences in China, fuelling the next phase of next generation broadband. With the deployment of two-way cable networks throughout China, cable operators are now looking to deliver a more connected, Internet-based TV and broadband experience to subscribers.
New GaAs MMIC Broadband CATV Amplifier from M/A-COM
M/A-COM Tech has today launched a new broadband amplifier designed for CATV applications. The MAAM-010373 is a GaAs MMIC amplifier that exhibits low distortion and high gain in a lead-free surface mount package. The amplifier employs a monolithic single stage design, featuring convenient 75Ohm input/output impedance which minimizes the number of external components required.
Low Power Voice Solutions for Residential Gateways from Microsemi
Microsemi will unveil its fourth generation subscriber line chipset at the Broadband World Forum tradeshow today in Amsterdam. The new ZL880 series features low power, dual-channel wideband foreign exchange service voice solutions for broadband residential gateways, cable embedded multimedia terminal adapters and fibre to the premise applications. Microsemi will showcase the ZL880 series as well as the VeriVoice line test software in stand D45 at the tradeshow.
Littlefuse develops new SDP Series SOT23-5 of Broadband Protection Thyristors
Littelfuse has developed a new series of broadband protection Thyristors, designed for use in the tertiary or line driver side protection position for ADSL2 and VDSL2, and the 30MHz bandplan of VDSL2+ applications and general I/O protection functions.
TMD highlights advanced TWT amplifiers at EMCUK 2012
A wide range of Travelling Wave Tube amplifiers from TMD Technologies will be on show at the EMCUK 2012 exhibition and conference in Newbury this October. The UK manufactured broadband units are lightweight and compact, and benefit from TMD's extensive expertise in the design and manufacture of high power military radar amplifiers.
Huawei Announces Breakthrough on HSUPA as the Single-User Uplink Peak Data Rate Exceeds 20Mb/s
Huawei declared today that a demonstration it conducted broke the High Speed Uplink Packet Access record for peak single-user uplink data rates with 20Mb/s using Dual Carrier and 16QAM Quadrature Amplitude Modulation technologies.
Compact broadband amplifier operating right across the 0.5 GHz - 2.5 GHz frequency range
Amplifier Technology Ltd announces the latest addition to its product range: the 8817 broadband amplifier which operates across a huge spectrum, covering all frequencies between 0.5GHz and 2.5GHz.
RFVA0016 Analog Controlled Variable Gain Amplifier 400MHz to 2700MHz
RFMD's new RFVA0016 is an integrated, analog-controlled, Variable Gain Amplifier for broadband applications with external matching, allowing operation in all bands from 400MHz to 2700MHz with a single module. It features exceptional linearity, OIP3 > 40dBm, and provides a >30dB gain control range. A mode logic pin enables the VGA to be selected for either a 0V to +3V or a +3V to 0V analog-controlled attenuation slope.
Huawei Unveils Mobile Broadband Backhaul Adaptive Solution for Enhanced Transmission Efficiency
Huawei today unveiled its Backhaul Adaptive Solution, a mobile broadband solution that provides operators with an IP Backhaul Performance Monitor and IP Backhaul Quality Management services for improved IP backhaul efficiency. The widespread global adoption of smart phones has ushered in a new era of mobile internet access, leading to unprecedented increases in data traffic.
Huawei Unveils Highest Spectrum Efficiency WDM Prototype
Huawei today unveiled its new WDM prototype, improving upon the current mainstream commercial products that use a 50GHz fixed spectrum interval. Boasting the highest spectrum efficiency among WDM products currently available, Huawei's WDM prototype features a flexible spectrum interval with a minimum granularity of 12.5GHz, which not only increases the spectrum utilization and flexibility of the WDM system, but also lays a solid foundation for multi-carrier technologies and next-generation bandwidth-flexible optical networks beyond 100G.
RFCA3302 Linear CATV 40MHz to 1008MHz GaAs Amplifier
RFMD's new RFCA3302 is a high performance InGaP HBT MMIC amplifier designed to run from a single +5V supply without the need for an external dropping resistor. The high gain, high linearity, and low distortion from 40MHz to 1008MHz make this part ideal for broadband cable applications. An integrated bias circuit provides stable gain over temperature and process variations. It is offered in a small SOT-89 package and is RoHS compliant.
DC to 24 GHz Time Delay for 10G, 40G RZ-DQPSK, 100G DWDM RZ
Hittite Microwave Corporation has recently expanded its Broadband Time Delay/Phase shifter portfolio adding the HMC911LC4B, which is ideal for 10G, 40G RZ-DQPSK, 100G DWDM RZ Carver clock chain and skew adjustments in the fiber optic domain.
RF Micro Devices expands industry-leading PowerSmart product family
RF Micro Devices, Inc. today announced the expansion of the Company's family of PowerSmart power platforms to include multiple new 3G and 4G LTE PowerSmart product variants. RFMD's PowerSmart power platforms are at the forefront of the technology shift to converged front ends in multimode, multi-band applications, including smartphones, tablets, and other data-centric mobile broadband devices.
Broadcom Announces World's First CMOS 40G Serial Mux/Demux Chipset
Broadcom Corporation today introduced two new chipsets in its expanding line of 40 gigabit products. The two serial multiplex/demultiplex (mux/demux) chipsets are the world's first 40G CMOS-based solutions that enable tri-rate CFP (C-form pluggable) modules and VSR/DPSK applications (very short reach/differential phase shift keying). Both of the mux/demux chipsets take advantage of 40nm process nodes and are engineered to achieve best-in-class performance. They also deliver the industry's lowest power consumption — only two watts combined and 60 percent lower than the nearest competitor.
Iridium Pilot Raises the Bar for Affordable Broadband Maritime Communications
Iridium Communications Inc. announces the launch of its second-generation maritime broadband platform, Iridium Pilot. Iridium Pilot will utilize the Iridium OpenPort service -- the world's first when it comes to fully global maritime broadband.
RF3928B 380W GaN Wideband Pulsed Power Amplifier
RFMD's new RF3928B is a 65V 380W high power discrete amplifier designed for S-Band pulsed radar, Air Traffic Control and Surveillance, and general purpose broadband amplifier applications. The RF3928B is a matched GaN transistor in a hermetic, flanged ceramic package. This package provides thermal stability through the use of advanced heat sink and power dissipation technologies.
Miniature Ultra-Broadband Capacitors from AVX Deliver Low Insertion and Return Losses
AVX Corporation has expanded on its miniature ultra-broadband capacitors, GX Series, to include the GX01 ultra-broadband capacitor that addresses DC blocking issues from 160kHz (-3dB roll-off) to 40GHz. The GX01 capacitor provides a low insertion loss value of <0.5dB through at least 40GHz. Designed utilizing AVX's patented precision termination process, the GX01 ultra-broadband capacitor features a standard EIA 0201 footprint to minimize board space requirements, and is available with X5R or X7S dielectric characteristics.
Sierra Wireless MC8705 3G HSPA+ MiniCard Module
The MC8705 enables users to take advantage of the fastest mobile broadband networks offering download speeds up to 21Mbps. 2k1 is now stocking the latest HSPA+ / 3G wireless embedded module from Sierra Wireless.
RF1604D Broadband low power SP4T switch
RFMD's new RF1604D is a broadband single-pole four-throw (SP4T) switch designed for Receive Diversity switching applications. The RF1604D is ideally suited for battery-operated applications requiring high performance switching with very low DC power consumption. It features very low insertion loss and is optimized for diversity routing with 1.3V GPIO control voltage compatibility.
RFMD Expands Broadband Product Portfolio With Market Leading Differential Amplifiers for CATV Networks
RF Micro Devices, Inc. has announced the introduction of a new product family of high performance differential amplifiers for cable television (CATV) networks. The broadband CATV products leverage RFMD's product and technology leadership to deliver enhanced functionality and improved performance to CATV access networks worldwide.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Announces New CATV / Broadband Transformer Designers’ Kit
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. (M/A-COM Tech), a leading supplier of high performance analog semiconductor solutions, introduced today a new transformer designers' kit for CATV / broadband applications. The kit features 12 transformer models covering multiple impedance ratios and wind schematics.
High-Speed Powerline Transceiver Ensures Reliable Broadband Powerline Communications in Industrial Environments
The MAX2982 is highly integrated and offers significant design flexibility. An enhanced "Robust" mode provides a receiver that operates at -1dB signal-to-noise (SNR) to ensure reliable communications in the presence of noise. The device operates from -40 degrees Celsius to +105 degrees Celsius and is qualified under AEC-Q100-Rev-G for harsh applications. The MAX2982 is an easy-to-use, industrial, broadband powerline communications solution for automation and control, remote monitoring, energy management, wireless base-station control and monitoring, and local area networking (LANs).
MoCA – a better access technology than DSL
Today, DSL is the preferred access technology among broadband operators, using twisted-pair copper wiring originally only intended for telephony. The proven MoCA technology, using the existing and technically superior, in-house coaxial network is an exciting alternative to DSL. InCoax Networks has leveraged the MoCA home networking technology for use in multi-apartment buildings and building areas, providing 100 Mbps to each home today and Gbps tomorrow.
RF1602 Broadband SPDT Switch
The RF1602 is a single-pole dual-throw (SPDT) switch designed for switching applications requiring very low insertion loss, high isolation, and high power handling capability coupled with minimal DC power consumption. The performance of RF1602 has been optimized for cellular applications demanding stringent linearity requirements.
Broadband PXI Local Oscillator Modules with Low Phase Noise and Fast Switching Speed
This paper presents two local oscillator modules developed for PXI instrumentation. The modules are based on a novel, patented PLL design that combines fast switching speed, low phase noise, and low spurious characteristics. The modules cover 3-10 and 2-20 GHz frequency ranges respectively. The step size is 0.1 Hz for both modules. The measured phase noise at 10 kHz offset is about –121 dBc/Hz at 10 GHz and -115 dBc/Hz at 20 GHz respectively. The switching time is less than 500 microseconds to be within ±50 kHz from the final frequency for any frequency step within the entire operating range. Spurs do not exceed the –70 dBc level. Both developed modules occupy two standard 3-U PXI slots and can be used in a variety of synthetic instruments based on the PXI platform.