TRIPLE VIDEO DRIVER
Designers can bypass filters
The FMS6407 is designed as the industry's only triple video driver that combines flexibility with sixth-order filtering, high-definition (HD), progressive scan (PS), and standard-definition (SD) filters in one chip. Its triple sixth-order filter is selectable for a 30 MHz, 15 MHz, and 8 MHz cutoff frequency. Designers can bypass the video filters so that the bandwidth is limited only by the output amplifiers to accommodate PC graphics. It has chip clamp select to handle the various video formats, offering a solution for PS (480p) and PC applications, along with SD (NTSC/PAL/SECAM) and HD (1080i/720p). The two-to-one multiplexers accommodate multiple video formats, automatically adjusting its sync tip clamp voltages to the appropriate level.
Increases number of navigation surfaces
Called the world's first navigation sensor for the computer mouse, Agilent's SDNB-6021 is based on laser technology. It is designed to dramatically increase the number of surfaces that can be navigated by the mouse, providing 20 times the surface tracking power of a LED-based optical mouse. The technology is incorporated into Logitech's MX1000 laser mouse, and the laser illumination reveals structure that an LED light cannot express, according to the company. Laser-based optical mice can track easily on painted metal, polished wood-grain surfaces, glossy photo paper, translucent plastic, and frosted glass, among other surfaces.
First to be integrated into monolithic die
Silicon Laboratories' Si4300 is designed as the industry's first CMOS power amplifier for GSM/GPRS cellular handsets and the first to be integrated into a monolithic die. To overcome the gate oxide breakdown, the principal roadblock for developing a CMOS PA, the company implemented a circuit approach, rather than a device physics approach, allowing innovation at the circuit level using standard process technology. The design team was able to distribute high voltages generated during amplification among multiple devices; therefore, no single device is subjected to any voltage greater than what the gate oxide can tolerate. The Si4300 is designed to provide users with the smallest, most integrated PA system, as well as ample margin to key specification, and a system that is easy to design into new or existing platforms.
Eliminates need for bulky and costly isolator
The Agilent AFEM-7731 front-end module is designed for use in dual-band and U.S. PCS mobile phones and wireless data cards. It is reportedly the industry's first combined CDMA duplexer/power amplifier front-end module (FEM), and is a fully matched CDMA-1900 MHz FEM. It integrates the company's ACPM-7833 E-pHEMT power amplifier with its miniature ACMD7401 FBAR duplexer and all matching circuitry into a 5 × 8 × 1.3 mm chip-on board module. The optimized matching between the power amplifier and duplexer eliminates the need for a bulky and costly isolator.
Allows miniature RF modules to be embedded
The Agilent ACMD-7401 is reportedly the industry's smallest film bulk acoustic resonator (FBAR) duplexer for handsets, data cards, and other wireless products operating in the U.S. PCS frequency band. According to the company, it is the first duplexer built with their Microcap bonded-wafer chip scale packaging technology, allowing the ultra-small filters to be assembled in a MCOB module that is less than 1.4 mm high with a 5 × 5 mm footprint. These dimensions also enable miniature RF modules with increased functionality to be embedded into a wide range of portable consumer appliances. The product has enabled a new generation of thinner, smaller, clamshell flip phones.
OPTICAL PROXIMITY SENSOR
Increases mobile phone conversation safety
Agilent HSDL-9100-021 optical proximity sensor is designed to enable an automatic change from loudspeaker to earpiece mode when the mobile phone is placed near the ear, thus eliminating the need for user intervention. It can also detect the opening and closing of popular clamshell mobile phones and can activate the power-saving mode in notebook computers.