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Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?"
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
With developments in TV technology, an area that is finally beginning to come into its own is wireless HD. In the past companies like JVC and others have tried to offer wireless displays, but encountered hurdles. Well, it now seems that with advances like 802.11n and other transmission schemes from SiBEAM that wireless HD will finally find its way to consumer homes in 2008 and beyond.
Rohde & Schwarz signal generator upgrade tackles CDMA 1xEVDO
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
In the downlink, data rates are selectable along with rate index and packet size, traffic content can be defined, and a matrix allows flexible testing of reverse power control.
Test instrument delivers pulse and noise generation
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims to introduce the industry's first pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which is said to provide superior signal quality combined with versatile waveforms for general-purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests.
Making sense of low-power wireless network standards
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee all have a place in the world of wireless communications. But for different reasons, none are a particularly good fit for wireless sensor networks.
Sierra Wireless expands embedded module series
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Sierra Wireless is offering two new embedded modules—the MC8785V for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 for EV-DO Revision A networks.
NXP's software-defined radio
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
This sounds like it could be a disruptive technology to me. But before we get too excited, we should remember that other companies are working on SDR solutions as well, although I would bet that few of them have the global reach of NXP.
TriQuint launches two new RF modules
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
The company has introduced a dual-band GSM Tx module for use in the Americas and a high-efficiency PA-Duplexer module for CDMA cellular-band applications.
EmberZNet PRO 3.1 certified as a ZigBee PRO golden unit
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Golden units are reference points for ZigBee Compliant Platform (ZCP) testing going forward.
High-power RF module supports ZigBee
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Radiocrafts AS has expanded its product line with a compact ZigBee RF module that operates at 2.45-GHz and delivers up to 18-dBm output power.
50GHz BiCMOS process enables high-performance signal integrity applications
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Solving today's high-speed signal integrity problems requires a keen understanding of the performance of the data transmission media, the signal-conditioning circuit and having access to a BiCMOS process that reduces parasitics and provides the necessary performance for low-power equalization.
Under the Hood: CSR evolves along with Bluetooth
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Cambridge Silicon Radio (CSR) has a reputation in the industry as a strong provider of Bluetooth solutions.
SkyCross offers multiple feeds in one antenna
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
SkyCross introduces its isolated mode antenna technology (iMAT) with the launch of three new products that allow multiple feeds on a single antenna.
Webcast on advanced RFIC design
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Agilent EEsof EDA is hosting a webcast on designing for yield in advanced RFICs on Wednesday, January 30, 2008.
Bluetooth/FM radio combo chip saves space, cost
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
ST's STLC2690 single-chip Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with fully integrated FM RDS radio receiver and short-range FM RDS transmitter enables a new generation of battery-driven portable devices.
Power amps enable high linearity transmitters
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Ku- and Ka-band power amplifiers from Endwave enable high linearity transmitters for VSAT and broadband satellite networks.
Test platform supports all UMTS bands
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has added test functions for W-CDMA mobile terminal UMTS bands XI and III to its ME7873F performance test system.
ZigBee Alliance completes smart energy profile
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Manufacturers now have a standards-based technology for access to a burgeoning marketplace for green products without worrying about interoperability.
Canadian TV chip startup raises $14.3 million
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Fresco Microchip Inc. (Markham, Ontario), a developer of RF, mixed-signal, and digital signal processing ICs, has said it has raised $14.3 million in a Series B funding led by Celtic House and Ventures West.
WLAN, Bluetooth front-end module features small form factor
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
EPCOS has developed what its says is the most compact all-in-one front-end module worldwide for Bluetooth and WLAN applications meeting the 802.11 b/g/n standard.
Semiconductor choices for RF devices
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Take a look at this interesting overview of semiconductor choices for RF/microwave design. It comes to us from a newly-released second edition of the classic text, RF Circuit Design, by Christopher Boswick.
WLAN tests give edge to Ruckus
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
While most systems fared well at short distances, consistent performance across the coverage area and the ability to adapt to the environment variables in real time were not evident in every case.
RF front ends target WLAN multimedia apps
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor announced two RF front end modules for use in 802.11 a/b/g/n WiFi WLANs.
Picture, picture, on the wall . . .
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Consider, for example, scenarios in which you want to change the picture depending on who is coming to dinner that evening.
Bluetooth audio coding: Past, present and future
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
2008 will be the year when professional quality audio is made available on consumer Bluetooth devices allowing the stereo headphone market to finally reach its potential.
SiGe's 802.11a/b/g/n front end modules speed Wi-Fi system design
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The SE2547A and SE2548A each includes power amplifiers, filtering, power detector, diversity switch, and but require one-third of the size of previous front-end modules.
Broadcom's McGregor eyes 'portable multimedia device' market
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. is accelarating the move to 65-nm process technology as it sharpens its focus on the cellphone market and beyond.
EPCOS : Front-end module for WLAN and Bluetooth occupies less space
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
EPCOS has developed a most compact all-in-one front-end module for Bluetooth and WLAN applications to the 802.11 b/g/n standard.
Understanding RF power amplifiers
Design How-To  
1/21/2008   1 comment
If you would like a better understanding of power amplifier Classes and linearity, look no further. This excerpt from RF Circuit Design, 2nd edition, takes an indepth look at Class A, B, and C amplifiers and explains linearity, distortion, and harmonics.
Solid-state GaAs amplifier offers high linearity
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1/20/2008   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave's 925-960-MHz solid-stae GaAs amplifier for the cellular/GSM telephony market delivers a P1dB of +47 dBm, linear gain of 58 dB, and gain change over temperature of ±0.5 dB.
Simulation of Proprietary Low Power Wireless Systems
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
When developing a proprietary short-range device system, it is critical to ensure that the design meets local regulatory requirements as well as design parameters. By using a simulation tool, designers can save time and keep regulations in mind.
Spectrum Microwave : RF amplifiers provide ultra-high linearity
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Spectrum Microwave introduces the QBH-8900 line of amplifiers that provide ultra-high linearity and a low noise figure.
Pulse : UWB internal planar antennas offer high gain and low profile
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Pulse introduces an ultra-wide band (UWB) family of high-gain, low-profile, internal planar antennas for high-speed, short-range data communication equipment.
Bluetooth turns 10, pushes spec enhancements
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Believe it or not, it has been 10 years since the Bluetooth SIG was founded with on the vision of PAN (personal area networks) and a mission of wirelessly connecting PCs to their peripherals.
The designer's basic guide to WiMAX: Part 2
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 takes a deeper dive into WiMAX technology covering topics such as the protocol stack, randomizer, Reed-Solomon encoder, convolution encoder, interleaver, QPSK modulation, and OFDMA.
Wireless TV inside the home
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
One technology that is a long shot in the near term at least is the 60 GHz distribution systems.
A Practical Guide to Selecting and Applying RFID Tags
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1/16/2008   2 comments
Followers of the ancient Chinese practice of Feng Shui attest to its effects on health, wealth and personal relationships. Practitioners of RFID are equally well served by following the guidelines of "Tag Feng Shui" to place and arrange RFID tags to achieve optimal read performance.
The designer's basic guide to WiMAX technology, standards and implementation
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
This article reviews the fundamentals required by design engineers to understand the WiMAX standard as well as several implementation issues, including simulation and modeling.
GPS-on-GSM set to show 26.2% CAGR, says analyst
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
Global shipments of GPS-enabled handsets are expected to grow from 175 million units in 2007 to 560 million units in 2012, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.2 percent, according to market forecasr firm Berg Insights (Gothenburg, Sweden).
Rohde & Schwarz's signal generators meet all broadcast requirements
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
The same look and feel of each instrument's user interface makes it easy to switch between the the R&S SFE100, R&S SFE, and R&S SFU.
Software Defined Radio: What Every RF Engineer Should Know
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Software defined radio (SDR) has been one of your popular search topics this year on RF DesignLine. Recently I had the opportunity to hear from some people who are very active in this market. I've collected some of the highlights of their remarks, and have also included some links below to some popular SDR items appearing on the site in 2007.
CE's wireless Babel: Connectivity strategies are all over the map
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Now that consumer electronics companies are delivering a full suite of high-definition TVs, DVD players and cameras to the digital living room, they are working out how to connect them.
CE's wireless Babel: Connectivity strategies are all over the map
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Now that consumer electronics companies are delivering a full suite of high-definition TVs, DVD players and cameras to the digital living room, they are working out how to connect them.
Hurdles still loom as TV stations start mobile field trials
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
A broad group of local television stations will start technical field trials of three competing mobile broadcasting technologies next month.
Hurdles still loom as TV stations start mobile field trials
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
A broad group of local television stations will start technical field trials of three competing mobile broadcasting technologies next month.
Wireless IP groups in marketing partnership
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Wireless chip IP specialist Coresonic AB (Linköping, Sweden) has teamed with SySDSoft, Inc., a developer of embedded software for the wireless broadband market, notably WiMAX.
RF power meter combines measurement accuracy with small size
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced the company's first USB-controlled true RMS RF power meter for automated test, measurement and monitoring applications in a small footprint.
Mentor Graphics expands JTAG debug probe support
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Designed for a multicore environment, the MAJIC series probes provide JTAG connection to the debug support unit designed into each OCTEON Plus cnMIPS core.
Bluetooth SIG announces its Best of CES
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Forty-eight Bluetooth products were submitted for the contest in categories focusing on what consumers can do with the technology: talk on a headset; input information; listen to music; transfer information; or, use in an industrial or other vertical environment.
Researchers claim cloak can render subs invisible to sonar
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Duke University engineers will reveal details of an acoustic cloak fabricated from metamaterials that they claim can render objects invisible to sonar.
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