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Are "RF" and "wireless" defined by their frequency or their media?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
1/30/2010   1 comment
Don't let our inherent ambiguity of common engineering terms cause unintentional confusion
The worldwide mobile phone market grew 11.3% in the fourth quarter of 2009
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1/29/2010   Post a comment
Ending five consecutive quarters of retrenchment, vendors shipped 325.3 million units in 4Q09 compared to 292.4 million units in the fourth quarter of 2008, says IDC.
Report: Smart meters rise to 212 million in 2014
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1/28/2010   Post a comment
Deployments of smart electricity meters worldwide will rise from 76 million in 2009 to reach about 212 million in 2014, according to a new report from ABI Research.
Java Essentials for Embedded Networked Devices - Part 1: Windows and Linux set up
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Designing Embedded Internet Devices" (2003) discusses how to obtain and set up Java for both Windows and Linux personal computers.
VC investment fell in 2009, Q4 signals change
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Venture capitalists invested $17.7 billion in 2,795 deals in 2009, marking the lowest level of dollar investment since 1997, according to the MoneyTree Report by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), based on data from Thomson Reuters.
Over-the-air Testing of MIMO Mobile Terminals (Part 2 of 3)
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
This white paper discusses the issues related to testing of multiantenna multiple-input, multiple-output mobile terminals
S-parameters Without Tears
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1/25/2010   Post a comment
Understand this increasingly critical measurement and its interpretations
Seamless high permeability magnetic shielding tubing meets tight tolerances and offers better shielding performance
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1/21/2010   Post a comment
A.T. Wall Company has partnered with The MuShield Company, of Londonderry, New Hampshire, to develop M_Shield® seamless high permeability magnetic shielding tubing, which offers shielding capability that is 20-30 percent better than a formed and welded product, depending on the welding method used.
Rise of the Embedded Internet
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1/19/2010   Post a comment
This Intel white paper looks at how breakthroughs in computing performance per watt, along with advances in wired and wireless broadband connectivity, will enable the development of billions of new intelligent embedded devices - the embedded Internet.
Over-the-air Testing of MIMO Mobile Terminals (Part 1 of 3)
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1/18/2010   Post a comment
This white paper discusses the issues related to testing of multiantenna multiple-input, multiple-output mobile terminals
Challenges in automotive radio design
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1/15/2010   2 comments
In terms of in-car features, customer expectations are driving the integration of more electronic devices. In addition, new technologies and automotive operational requirements create severe design challenges for suppliers.
Teardown: Moto Droid emulates other iPhone killers
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1/15/2010   2 comments
Motorola's Droid smartphone includes hardware similar to other so-called "iPhone killers" and carries a bill of materials cost of $179.11, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
Coaxial cable designed to support 26.5GHz
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1/13/2010   Post a comment
The Teledyne Storm Phase Master 190E (Enhanced) coaxial cable is designed for 26.5GHz operation and incorporates high levels of shielding to give exceptional phase stability over temperature and flexure.
Analog ASICs show flattish CAGR, says Gartner
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Revenue for application-specific analog integrated circuits (ICs) totaled $28.1 billion in 2008 and will reach $32.2 billion in 2013, according to a new report from Gartner. This corresponds to a CAGR of about 2.75 percent.
Easing the challenge of RF design (Part 2 of 2)
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1/11/2010   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link need not be a nightmare--if you follow some simple guidelines
CES: 'Connected' Ford redefines 'the driving experience'
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1/8/2010   3 comments
Ford Motor Co. CEO Alan Mullaly, at the Consumer Electronics Show, explains how Ford will balance a wave of new dashboard infotainment features with his company's emphasis on reducing "driver distraction" and enhancing safety.
Easing the challenge of RF design (Part 1 of 2)
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1/4/2010   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link need not be a nightmare--if you follow some simple guidelines
Why I am sometimes not so enamored of short RF links
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
1/3/2010   3 comments
The reliability of short-distance, simplex RF links can be a problem


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