Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?" Blog 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.
Test instrument delivers pulse and noise generation Product News 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.
NXP's software-defined radio Blog 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.
Semiconductor choices for RF devices Design How-To 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 News & Analysis 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.
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.
Simulation of Proprietary Low Power Wireless Systems Design How-To 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.
A Practical Guide to Selecting and Applying RFID Tags Design How-To 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.
GPS-on-GSM set to show 26.2% CAGR, says analyst News & Analysis 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).
Software Defined Radio: What Every RF Engineer Should Know Design How-To 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.
Bluetooth SIG announces its Best of CES News & Analysis 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.