CEL (California Eastern Laboratories)

- California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) is the exclusive sales and marketing partner in North America and Latin America for products made by the Compound Semiconductor Devices Business Division (CSDBD) of Renesas Electronics Corporation, formerly NEC Electronics Corporation. These products include RF components and RFICs, optocouplers, solid state relays, and lasers and detectors for fiber optics. CEL maintains extensive inventories, sets pricing, and provides engineering and applications support at its design center in Santa Clara, CA. CEL also develops its MeshConnect™ line of IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee radio modules and transceiver ICs and is a member of the ZigBee Alliance (www.zigbee.org).

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Module NamePreviewAudioNon-AudioDurationParts List
  • MeshConnect Solutions
3.7MB975KB5 minParts List
  • MeshConnect Wireless Lighting Control
5.0MB1.2MB15 minParts List
  • Optical Time Domain Reflectometer
2.2MB633KB10 minParts List
  • Optocouplers and Isolation Overview
4.8MB1.3MB15 minParts List
  • Optocouplers for Motor Drives
6.2MB534KB20 minParts List
  • Solid State Relays
8.3MB2.7MB25 minParts List

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RF & Wireless Semiconductors

Design Guides

Application Based Optocoupler Design Guide
The Application Based Optocoupler Design Guide is the most comprehensive tool for selecting the proper Optocoupler to be used in CEL's focus applications. Not only do the block diagrams illustrate where the parts are used but also provides details on the selection criteria for each individual application. Then the reference table can be used to review basic specifications and help steer customers towards CEL's focus devices thus providing the quickest method for designing in the most competitive cost vs. performance devices at the point of design. From the guide itself, see how to best utilize the design guide:

Application Based Optocoupler Design Guide

RF Switch IC Guide
We are pleased to announce that CEL has released a new product selector guide for RF Switch ICs as attached. CEL offers many Switch ICs with subtle performance and price differences. This selector guide should be a great aid to your customers to simplify their selection of the best and most economical RF Switch IC for their application.

RF Switch IC Guide

Product Information

Automated Meter Reading
CEL ZigBee®/802.15.4 Radio Modules
CEL ZigBee Radio Modules
Discrete Power Devices
GaAs CATV Hybrid Amplifiers
GaAs Power Amplifier ICs
Intelligent LED Lighting Control Solution
Optocoupler Package Creepage & Clearance
Optocouplers & Solid State Relays
MeshConnect Table
RFIC Switches
Small Signal GaAs FETs
Small Signal Silicon Bipolars
Silicon Amplifiers, Frequency Converters, Tuners and Prescalers
Solar and Wind Power Solutions
Transceiver ICs and Range Extension Components for 802.15.4/ZigBee® Applications
ZigBee Helps Light the Future
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