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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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!