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posted in October 2008
Agilent introduces EMPRO 3D electromagnetic design platform
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Agilent introduced Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), a new design platform for analyzing the electromagnetic (EM) effects of RF and microwave components.
Green Hills offers secure Wi-Fi platform
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Green Hills Software has upgraded its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices with the latest 802.11A/B/G.
TUV Rheinland releases test system for Zigbee Smart Energy products
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland has released its customizable Automizer Test System, designed to test products that meet the ZigBee Smart Energy Public Application Profile.
Toward a structured approach to wireless sensor network design
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Optimize your wireless sensor network design with this look at some practical approaches and tips and tricks that can help you shed many days from the overall design cycle.
Design freebies anyone?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/28/2008   Post a comment
Looking for a new toy to tinker with this fall? Take a look at these two design opportunities.
AWR and UMS announce GaAs MMIC design incentive program
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Offer provides limited-time free access to AWR's Microwave Office design suite and UMS PPH25X design kit
RF Power transistors target airborne distance measuring equipment
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
HVVi Semiconductors announces HVVFET power transistors for DME applications at European Microwave Week
Tektronix brings spectrum analysis to scopes
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Unique combination of vector signal analysis software effectively turns oscilloscopes into wideband vector signal analyzer.
Low-power RF 2.4-GHz solution supports embedded control applications
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has introduced a complete 2.4-GHz solution for the embedded market that delivers a combination of reliable connectivity, power-efficiency and superior range, and is supported by the flexible and easy-to-use PSoC programmable system-on-chip.
Cypress rolls 2.4-GHz RF solution for embedded apps
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Cypress Semiconductor this week is rolling out CyFi, a low-power 2.4-GHz RF solution for the embedded market.
Mobile Handset Solutions: Hotspot and Hotzone Access
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10/26/2008   Post a comment
Curious about the potential for fixed/mobile convergence? Then read on to learn more about the state of handset technology to support unbounded mobile communications.
The future of wireless networks: understanding 802.11n
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Looking for a basic article that explains the nuances of 802.11n? Want to explain to your execs or marketing folks what it all means? This is the article for you. In a top-notch treatment, the team at SiGe Semiconductor really took the time to explain this standard and put it in the appropriate context.
Designing power systems to meet energy harvesting needs
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
Energy harvesting is emerging from the labs but designers need to adapt their ideas of power management system design to fully take advantage of its potential.
Handset chip streams music over FM link
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10/22/2008   2 comments
FM radio could become a bigger part of home and personal-area networks with the rollout from Broadcom Corp. of a new handset chip supporting music streaming via an FM transmitter.
Handheld test set targets radio field tests
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex introduces the 3500A, a powerful and rugged 1GHz hand-held radio test set weighing less than 3.7k
Microcontroller-based RF transmitter family targets automotive remote keyless entry applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has announced the AVR-microcontroller-based RF transmitter family ATA577x for remote keyless entry (RKE) applications, incorporating the company's well-known AVR microcontroller, ATtiny44V, and the T5750/53/54 RF transmitter.
Early reports put positive spin on Sprint WiMax experience
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
WiMax is a shared-media service. As more subscribers use the service, the bandwidth available to any given subscriber will be limited just as it is in cellular 3G networks.
Mobile Internet devices adopt WiMax
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Mobile video chat will be available in South Korea next year with the rollout of a WiMax-based device from a Korean company that uses a chip set from San Diego-based NextWave Wireless.
Comment: Wireless home network? Any takers?
Design How-To  
10/20/2008   4 comments
Who wants a wireless home network?
Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion: The Wireless Signal--Part IX
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10/19/2008   Post a comment
Chapter 10 of the Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion is a discussion of new techniques in wireless signal measurement and thought-provoking ideas about signal analysis in the modern wireless environment. Part IX covers frequency domain measurements.
Wireless HDMI with low-latency, lossless H.264 video codec
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
Wireless HDMI is impractical for single and multiple 1080p uncompressed video signals, but encoding and decoding traditionally creates A/V sync problems and reduces picture quality. How "Super Low Latency" H.264 codec technology overcomes these problems.
Standards Related to RFID--Part IV
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this final segment of the book excerpt.
Mobile WiMAX PHY: Modulation and Frequency Tests
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about WiMAX testing needs? Check out Agilent's take on how to test for WiMAX.
Groups partner for wireless sensor nets
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Nivis LLC, a leading developer and integrator of wireless network technologies, are to combine their respective technologies to provide wired-to-wireless platform for commercial and industrial sensor mesh networks.
Green Revolution: RFID and the Rise of Convenient Sustainability--Part III
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Consider the possibilities of green loyalty. More and more at retail and in service businesses, brand mass marketing is supplanted by relationship marketing, where companies try to identify individual customers and meet their needs. Learn how to meet those needs with RFID, loyalty cards and near field communication.
Here's another breaktime tip: Webinar for you
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/15/2008   Post a comment
So, grab a croissant, chicken sandwich, or whatever strikes your fancy, put up your feet, and enjoy this webinar on High-Speed PCB Layout.
Ferroxcube : RFID tags may be used in liquids
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Ferroxcube has announced the Ferroxtag high frequency RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) tags with epoxy and silicon seal packaging.
TriQuint rolls integrated GPS front-end module
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
RF device and foundry supplier TriQuint Semiconductor introduced a front-end RF module for GPS navigation systems combining filter and low noise amplifier functions in a 3x3mm form factor.
Mobile Handset Solutions, Part 1
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Curious about the potential for fixed/mobile convergence? Then read on to learn more about the state of handset technology to support unbounded mobile communications.
Are mobile navigation services finally taking off?
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
A new report by Berg Insight AB, and offered by Research and Markets says they are, based on the introduction of GPS handsets.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network--Wireless Network Design--Part I
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10/13/2008   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.
Standards Related to RFID--Part III
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10/11/2008   Post a comment
How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this book excerpt.
Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion: The Wireless Signal--Part VIII
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Chapter 10 of the Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion is a discussion of new techniques in wireless signal measurement and thought-provoking ideas about signal analysis in the modern wireless environment. Part VIII begins a discussion of RTSA trigger sources and data-capture techniques.
Startup claims short-range gigabit wireless at 60-GHz
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10/8/2008   1 comment
Radiospire Networks Inc. (Hudson, Mass.) has claimed to have demonstrated wireless data transmission at 1.6-Gbit per second using a carrier at 60-GHz. The company used a silicon-germanium millimeter wave radio supplied by IBM along with its own AirHook baseband chip.
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part XI
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
Here is the final segment of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
ZigBee and ZigBee PRO: Which feature set is right for you?
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10/6/2008   Post a comment
For those new to ZigBee or who have not yet had a chance to digest the latest specification, this article serves to explore the status quo of ZigBee, provides an overview of the ZigBee and ZigBee PRO feature sets, and discusses ZigBee in the context of various markets and applications, including a discussion of ZigBee's applicability to the medical market.
Highly integrated RF range extender targets 2.4-GHz low-power wireless networks
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10/3/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced a highly integrated RF range extender for 2.4-GHz wireless applications such as ZigBee networks, wireless sensor networks and industrial, consumer and audio equipment.
Pulse claims smallest GPS antenna
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Pulse has introduced the W3011 surface-mount ceramic GPS antenna, which the company claims is the industry's smallest and highest-performing antenna in its size category.
Standards Related to RFID--Part II
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this book excerpt.
Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion: The Wireless Signal--Part VII
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Chapter 10 of the Signal Integrity Engineer's Companion is a discussion of new techniques in wireless signal measurement and thought-provoking ideas about signal analysis in the modern wireless environment. Part VII covers applying real-time spectrum analysis.
Microchip, ON Semi plan audacious raid on Atmel
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10/2/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. and ON Semiconductor Corporation are combining forces in an attempt to acquire Atmel Corporation in a deal that values the latter at $2.3 billion. Microchip is leading the initiative, and the deal would in part be financed by the sale of Atmel's nonvolatile memory and RF and automotive businesses to ON Semiconductor.
AC/DC: Not just a rock band anymore
Design How-To  
10/2/2008   7 comments
Sharp Corp. and TDK Corp. have revived the apparently never-ending DC vs. AC debate, first contested by Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla.


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