Cymbet introduced the CBC-EVAL-11 EnerChip RF Induction Charger evaluation kit. This eval kit enables electronics designers to experiment with near field RF (Radio Frequency) charging of EnerChip CC rechargeable solid state energy storage devices. The EVAL-11 kit includes an RF charging transmitter board, a USB cable to power the transmitter board from a PC, and an EnerChip CC CBC3150-based receiver board. The receiver board has a connector for a Texas Instruments eZ430-RF2500T wireless network endpoint device. The Cymbet CBC-EVAL-11 EnerChip CC RF Induction kit is available now.
AgO introduced AnXplorer, which is a circuit optimization tool for analog and RF design. Its optimization is based on either simulation or equations. The tool works with industry standard SPICE netlists and supports industry standard simulators including Synopsys HSPICE, Cadence Spectre and Legend Design Technology MSIM. It runs on the Linux operating system. Starting with an unsized SPICE netlist, variables for device dimensions and a set of design objectives and constraints, AnXplorer optimizes device sizes by exploring the design space.
The ZigBee Alliance introduced the ZigBee Remote Control, which is the new global standard for advanced RF remote controls. ZigBee Remote Control features non-line-of-sight operation, two-way communication, longer range of use and extended battery life for a variety of consumer electronic (CE) devices including HDTV, home theater equipment, set-top boxes, and other audio equipment. ZigBee Remote Control is the first public application profile designed specifically for use with the ZigBee RF4CE specification.
The NI Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005) is a software suite that engineers can use with modular RF instrumentation for automated testing of Mobile WiMAX devices. With NI Measurement Suite, engineers can perform Mobile WiMAX component and device testing faster than with traditional instruments, and with better accuracy and greater flexibility. NI Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX is priced from $5,999 (euro 5,499; 882,000 yen).
Berkeley Design Automation introduced Analog FastSPICE RF (AFS RF), which is the first true SPICE accurate device noise analysis for RF circuits. AFS RF accurately analyzes nanometer-scale device noise impact for all types of pre-layout and post-layout circuits, ensuring early insight into its impact on performance, power, and area. For complex circuits, Analog FastSPICE RF is 5 to 10 times faster than traditional RF tools that can only approximate device noise effects. It is available immediately.