Music out of the blue
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 4/27/2012 3 comments
I love Bluetooth. Little did I know, seventeen years ago when I was assigned my first project to write about the origins of Bluetooth and the viking that inspired the name that it would bring so much joy and convenience to my life
Future of linear LDMOS lies in 48V Vdd operation
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 3/13/2012 Post a comment
The main point of this blog is to point out that there is a major shift in LDMOS technology for cellular applications and the device operating voltage is changing from the current 28V range up into the 48V region.
GPS shoe tracks dementia patients
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 12/6/2011 7 comments
Omnilink Systems, GTX Corp and Aetrex have come together to develop the GPS Shoe for people with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss.
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/7/2011 Post a comment
Today, MILCOM 2011 kicked off in Baltimore, MD and the show promises to celebrate its 30th anniversary in style.
Time to stock the RF library
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 10/31/2011 Post a comment
I just heard from the team at SciTech publishing that they are setting up a big sale on RF/Microwave titles. I asked for details, and this is what they sent me. I hope you find it useful...
Final Preparations for MTT-S IMS2011!
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 6/2/2011 Post a comment
This week before as we’re doing the final packing, completing our checklists and handling those last minute issues we do it with growing excitement and expectation mixed with a bit of worry – will it all go okay?
Cut backhaul bills
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 3/14/2011 Post a comment
If you need a strategy to lower a LTE/4G backhaul bill, then Aviat Networks may just have the webinar you are looking for.
Time to 'Get Smart'?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 3/14/2011 18 comments
As I struggle with this and decide if I really want email chasing me around the world, I get this press announcement about smartphones from Berg Insight.
Green, LTE, FPGA: All the buzz
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 3/1/2011 Post a comment
I just heard from Xilinx that they have put together a webinar on "Designing cost-effective, greener, LTE basestations with Xilinx FPGAs."
The new alliance… the bigger apple?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/14/2011 Post a comment
Mobile World Congress: Now for sure, when the conversations will get boring and start to die, people won’t talk about Facebook or Wikileaks but definitely about Nokia moving from Symbian to Microsoft.
Let the RAT race begin…
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/14/2011 Post a comment
So are you ready for the biggest mobile industry wireless event on the old continent? The buzz at least in the test and measurement space is who are the first ones on the market supporting LTE-Advanced, the Release 10 of the 3GPP standard, the evolution of the Long-Term Evolution, 4G and beyond.
Air of promise filled DesignCon
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/13/2011 3 comments
With strong booth traffic, well-attended presentations and an overall positive feeling, it was proof that trade shows and exhibitions still have a prominent place in our industry.
Learn to optimize opamps
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/8/2011 Post a comment
OnFebruary 9th at noon eastern time Analog Devices will be running a 60minute webcast that explains the different types of operational amplifiers, their basic function and describe how engineers can select the right op amp for their circuit design.
Tune in for LTE training
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/1/2011 3 comments
Great news! I know a lot of you are interested in LTE, and the EETimes Ed&Training group has put together a training session with Agilent Technologies called "How to verify the Data in your LTE uplink signal."
Three little known facts about the high-power RF products market
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 12/10/2010 4 comments
Most people working in the high power RF design arena think that they know a fair amount about high power RF products and the devices that comprise that market space. I am here to tell you that there are three relatively interesting and unknown facts about the high power RF product market that the consumers generally do not comprehend.
Big score for TriQuint GaN program
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/30/2010 4 comments
I just heard from TriQuint that they scored a $17.5M GaN manufacturing development contract form the US Air Force Research Laboratory.
Wherefore art thou oh 60GHz?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/22/2010 14 comments
After three years, WirelessHD and the vaunted 60GHz bandwagon hasn’t gone anywhere. Moreover, it hasn’t showed up in any other interesting applications either. Why? It isn’t because it can’t be made to work.
Program aims to make the connected home a reality
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/12/2010 5 comments
With more broadband penetration in homes and new home and building automation enabling technologies such as ZigBee and low-power IP being embedded into products, broadband service providers are looking to enter the security, monitoring and automation (SMA) market this year.
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/1/2010 3 comments
I just got back from European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Paris and have to share my enthusiasm.
What do you know about smart radio?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 10/28/2010 6 comments
If you've got something to say about smart radio, then it's your lucky day. IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) 2011 has issued a call for papers and demonstrations, with a deadline of November 15th.
Supporting LTE and multiple standards with SDR
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 10/14/2010 15 comments
Håkan Samuelsson, the Chief Technology Officer at Axell Wireless discusses the role that SDR and digital filtering will play in enabling operators to simultaneously deliver LTE and existing network standards
SciTech Publishing: More deals for your bookshelf
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/29/2010 53 comments
For those of you who enjoyed the list of sale books from SciTech Publishing, here is some more. They tell me that the sale went so well, they are extending it to these titles, but only until October 8th.
Flesh out your RF/Microwave bookshelf
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/22/2010 1 comment
I just heard from my contacts over at SciTech Publishing that they are having a clearance sale on some of their RF and Microwave titles. If you are looking to flesh out your bookshelf, now might be a good time.
ESC Boston: RF highlights
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 9/14/2010 1 comment
If you are in the Boston area next week (Sept 20 to 23, 2010) or already plan on attending the ESC Boston show, here are some highlights that might appeal to RF and microwave engineers