FYI, Looks like a bit of a preannouncement, but if it'll do what they say, it'll be a neat part. Eric ---------------------------------------------------------------- http://www.technoconcepts.com/news35.htm New Chip by TechnoConcepts to outperform Current Industry Standards Production Deliveries to begin in 1Q2007 Van Nuys, CA, Tuesday May 16, 2006 -- TechnoConcepts (OTCBB:TCPS) today announced that preliminary performance simulations indicate its True Software Radio TC-RX1000 RF-to-Digital receiver chip will exceed the highest performance available on the market today, for a fully software-programmable RF/D front-end receiver continuously operating over frequencies from 450MHz to 6GHz. Preliminary results were obtained using the Agilent Advanced Design System (ADS). This industry-standard circuit level simulation validates that TechnoConceptsâ?? design exceeds the technical targets set by its strategic partners and industry requests for high performance, with a Signal to Noise plus Distortion Ratio (SDNR) of 80dB at 5MHz bandwidth and at a Conversion Rate of 6 GSPS (Giga Samples per Second). TechnoConceptsâ?? new chip will support both cellular base stations and certain handset applications. The TC-RX1000 chip will be programmable for multiple modes, including family radio, emergency, shortwave, all cellular protocols (GSM/CDMA/EDGE/3G), and GPS, because it can operate continuously across a wide range of frequencies. TechnoConceptsâ?? True Software Radio chip receives the RF signal at the antenna and directly converts it to digital data, ready for baseband processing, replacing all active and passive components usually associated with a conventional RF front-end receiver, including the superheterodyne analog receiver, the IF analog processing section, and the A/D converter section. The Company is integrating its exclusive True Software Radio technology into Jazz Semiconductorâ??s 0.18 micron Silicon Germanium (SiGe) process. The TC-RX1000 chip is expected to come in an 88-Pin MLF Package with a compact 10mm x 10mm footprint. The Company anticipates delivering chip samples to its strategic partners as early as the fourth quarter of this year, with full scale production units anticipated to begin shipping in the first quarter of 2007.
on 2006-05-16 22:33
on 2006-05-17 03:12
Preannouncement is an understatement. They have an ADS simulation that works...... I could put that together in a couple of days. Now, of course, you could have a pretty detailed simulation in ADS, if you were so inclined. However, there's a lot of work between a ADS simulation and a working part. Dave