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?Cellular Infrastructure?

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Start with the news release Gain blocks for cellular bands GSM, CDMA and UMTS from Avago Technologies, which we summarised at the time by saying "Avago Technologies has expanded its high-performance power amplifier range with the MGA-31589 and MGA-31689 0.5-watt gain blocks, suitable for cellular infrastructure applications.". Several months prior to that, we featured the news release VGA for wireless infrastructure transceivers from Maxim Integrated Products: "Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2062, a fully programmable, multistate, dual-channel, analogue and digital IF/RF variable-gain amplifier suitable for automatic gain control circuits.".

In December 2010, we covered the news from Avnet Memec - take a look at PLDs for low-power consumer design applications which says: "Avnet Memec is offering Lattice Semiconductor's MachXO2T programmable logic devices (PLDs), which offer low-density PLD designers low cost, low power and high system integration in a single device.".

Take a look also at the news release from XP Power, AC/DC power supplies suit harsh environments, as well as Chip filters optimise performance of mobile phones from Taiyo Yuden, and RMS detector can be used in rugged environments from Linear Technology.

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MEMS oscillator fits fibre-channel applications (November 2010)

At Electronica 2010, IQD announced the availability of a high-frequency MEMS oscillator for applications such as fibre channel, Ethernet 10G, HDMI, SATAS and USB3.

Analyser facilitates antenna station installation (November 2010)

Rohde and Schwarz has launched the R and S ZVH, a portable cable and antenna analyser that has been designed to facilitate the installation of antenna stations.

Power-management circuits for portable electronics (November 2010)

Texas Instruments has introduced two power-management integrated circuits for point-of-load designs in portable electronics, communications and industrial applications.

Prysmian cables increase fire safety on railway (October 2010)

Prysmian will supply the Avrasya Metro Group (AMG) with Afumex fire-resistant power cables in the Kadikoy-Kartal metro line in Istanbul, Turkey.

Kontron develops packet processor for 4G networks (October 2010)

Kontron has unveiled its second generation of AdvancedMC packet processor modules for 4G network applications, which features the Cavium Networks Octeon II CN6335 MIPS64 six-core processor.

Low-noise amplifiers ideal for handheld devices (October 2010)

Maxim Integrated Products has introduced MAX2666/MAX2668 low-noise amplifiers (LNAs) for high-data-rate wireless protocols such as HSPA and LTE found in smartphones and tablets.

Demonstration platform supports Serial RapidIO 2.1 (October 2010)

Lattice Semiconductor has announced the availability of a fully integrated evaluation and demonstration platform supporting its Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint core and utilising the Lattice ECP3 FPGAs.

Penta-band antenna is ground plane independent (October 2010)

Pulse has introduced a penta-band standalone antenna for applications such as point-of-sale terminals, credit-card readers, data loggers, automated meter readers (AMR) and industrial communications.

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