Breaking News
Content tagged with RF/Microwave
posted in January 2009
RFID read/write devices with ISO functionality
Product News  
1/28/2009   Post a comment
Siemens's Industry Automation Division has redesigned its high frequency 13.56 megahertz range Simatic RF310R and RF380R RFID read/write devices so that they can also work with ISO 15693 standard transponders (tags).
NXP reveals world's first fully integrated Doherty amplifiers
Product News  
1/27/2009   Post a comment
The world's first fully integrated Doherty amplifiers for TD-SCDMA and WCDMA base stations has been launched by NXP Semiconductors to expand the company's portfolio of RF power transistors.
Clearing the confusion on battery life and range for 2.4-GHz low power RF
Design How-To  
1/26/2009   6 comments
This article explains how may vendor specifications are misleading and shows: how to accurately evaluate power consumption and range, how to use link budgets, and how to work with current profiles to maximize sleep time, minimize retries, and avoid interference.
RF IN ACTION: Microwaves in Medicine-- Meridian Medical Systems Takes On the Status Quo
Design How-To  
1/23/2009   Post a comment
In our first RF in Action article, a new series planned for 2009, we learn how Meridian Medical Systems leveraged AWR's Microwave Office and TriQuint Semiconductor's ICs to create innovative new products for the medical industry.
Solar energy harvesting kit enables permanently powered wireless sensor networks
Product News  
1/20/2009   Post a comment
The eZ430-RF2500-SEH kit combines Cymbet's EnerChip thin-film battery solution with TI's ultra-low power MSP430 MCU and RF technology.
Qualcomm buys parts of AMD's handhelds business
News & Analysis  
1/20/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc is paying about $65 million for the graphics and multimedia IP and assets of what was AMD's handhelds business.
Commentary: Digital radio needs makeover
Blog  
1/20/2009   Post a comment
Component suppliers and radio makers have welcomed the U.K.’s Digital Radio Working Group report on how to promote DAB technology, released just as the lights were going out in most offices before a holiday break that they hoped would boost sales of digital radios.
Anritsu releases LTE base station simulator
Product News  
1/20/2009   Post a comment
MD8430A signaling tester enables 2x2 MIMO system handover tests in a simulated network environment.
What Every RF Engineer Should Know: Scopes
Design How-To  
1/19/2009   1 comment
Oscilloscopes remain a hot topic on the RF DesignLine, so I had a virtual "sit down" with some leaders in the industry to see where the technology is, and where they think it is going.
TI sampling energy harvesting development kit
Product News  
1/19/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has started sampling a solar energy harvesting wireless sensor development kit that converts ambient light into power for industrial, transportation, agricultural and commercial applications.
In a stampede toward PC TV, 'programmable broadband' emerges
Design How-To  
1/19/2009   5 comments
In a stampede toward the PC-TV market, the mobile TV industry's debate is now on whether to embrace CrestaTech's "programmable broadband" solution using the increasing horsepower on multi-core CPU cores or go with a dedicated hardware for hybrid TV receiver launched by Telegent Systems.
AWR buys in 3D FEM expertise
News & Analysis  
1/19/2009   Post a comment
Design software specialist AWR (El Segundo, Calif.) has bought, for an undisclosed sum, Simulation Technology and Applied Research, Inc. (STAAR), which focuses on RF and microwave simulation software.
IMS Research : Wireless in industry - where it stands and where it goes
News & Analysis  
1/16/2009   Post a comment
In 2007, the estimated worldwide market for wireless products in factory automation was only 0.5 million units. By 2013, shipments are forecast to increase to almost 4 million units.
Looking for a job?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
Looking for a career change or a new job? Maybe this will help.
Rodgers reveals next big thing at Cypress
Product News  
1/15/2009   Post a comment
What's the next big thing at Cypress Semiconductor Corp.? Try energy and energy harvesting.
Cheap Bluetooth?
Blog  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
According to IMS Research, lower-tier handsets will be the recipients of Bluetooth ICs from now through 2013 as average selling prices fall more than 40% over that period.
Chip firms share slots in next gen femtocell
News & Analysis  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
Femtocell specialist Ubiquisys Ltd (Swindon, England) is readying an upgrade of its ZoneGate residential and enterprise device that will use processors from both picoChip (Bath, England), the company's traditional supplier of SoCs, and from Israeli group Percello (Ra’anana, Israel).
Texas Instruments : System-on-chip targets e-metering applications
Product News  
1/14/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has announced the MSP430FE42x2 microcontroller (MCU) series, reducing electronic bill of materials (EBOM) to the $1 range in high volumes for single-phase electricity metering (e-metering) applications.
What Every RF Engineer Should Know: Power Amplifiers
Design How-To  
1/12/2009   Post a comment
Power amplifiers (PAs) are a hot topic on the RF DesignLine, so I had a virtual "sit down" with some leaders in the industry to see where the technology is, and where they think it is going.
CSR : Wireless stereo development kit targets Bluetooth headsets and speakers
Product News  
1/12/2009   Post a comment
CSR announces TrueWireless Stereo, a software development kit for high-end Bluetooth stereo headphones and speakers.
Cyan, Micrel team for industrial RF modules
Product News  
1/12/2009   Post a comment
Cyan Holdings (Cambridge, England) has teamed with Micrel Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) for the development of subsystem level RF modules targeting systems for automated meter reading infrastructure, public lighting management, Ethernet gateways and RF sensor networks.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network--Wireless Network Design--Part V
Design How-To  
1/11/2009   Post a comment
Here is a multi-part excerpt that covers exploring the design process, identifying the design methodology, and understanding wireless network attributes from a design perspective.
Energy-harvesting RF chip aims at Mars, Earth
News & Analysis  
1/6/2009   Post a comment
Energy harvesting radio technology targeted for future Mars missions could make use of a single-chip microtransceiver being developed at Kansas State University.
CSR tunes in to Bluetooth based stereo headsets
Product News  
1/6/2009   Post a comment
CSR plc (Cambridge, England) will demonstrate at this week's CES in Las Vegas a stereo development kit with which, it says, it is possible to simplify and speed the design of Bluetooth headsets.
Trends in RFID--Part IV
Design How-To  
1/6/2009   Post a comment
Here are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This final segment takes a look at evolving standards and legislation.
Mimix releases 30W power amplifier module for satcom
Product News  
1/5/2009   Post a comment
The XP9003 is a fully matched amplifier with 38dB gain and 3W linear power
What Every RF Engineer Should Know: ZigBee
Design How-To  
1/5/2009   2 comments
ZigBee is a hot topic on the RF DesignLine, so I had a virtual "sit down" with some leaders in the industry to see where the technology is, and where they think it is going.
Reliability vs. power in embedded wireless applications--What datasheets don't say
Design How-To  
1/5/2009   Post a comment
Measuring typical power consumption of the components in use in a system, while the more traditional means of comparing wireless solutions, does not tell the complete story of how well a particular solution minimizes system power consumption. Reliability drives down power consumption. Read on.
Video: Ford's new 'Active Park Assist'
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
1/5/2009   Post a comment
Here's a fun use of DSP technology. Parking-assist technology has been available from a while, but only in high-end cars. Hopefully Ford will make it more affordable!


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Energizing the Young Engineers of Tomorrow
Max Maxfield
15 comments
It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock
1 Comment
As we do every year, Dr. Dobb's recognizes the best books of the last 12 months via the Jolt Awards -- our cycle of product awards given out every two months in each of six categories. No ...

Engineering Investigations

Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
Engineering Investigations
2 comments
It's autumn in New England. The leaves are turning to red, orange, and gold, my roses are in their second bloom, and it's time to remove the air conditioner from the window. On September ...

David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
5 comments
I find myself going to Kickstarter and Indiegogo on a regular basis these days because they have become real innovation marketplaces. As far as I'm concerned, this is where a lot of cool ...