Time to stock the RF library
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 10/31/2011 Post a comment
I just heard from the team at SciTech publishing that they are setting up a big sale on RF/Microwave titles. I asked for details, and this is what they sent me. I hope you find it useful...
GHS and Silex build secure Wi-Fi platform
Product News 10/30/2011 Post a comment
Silex's latest Qualcomm Atheros Wi-Fi radio modules and security supplicant software offerings are now integrated and available for Green Hills Software's INTEGRITY real-time operating system – the foundation for its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices.
HSPA+ module for M2M applications is 2mm thin
Product News 10/30/2011 Post a comment
Cinterion has released what the company claims to be the world's thinnest HSPA+ M2M module, featuring flexible surface mounting technology and enabling secure, high-speed voice and data communications on global 2G and 3G cellular networks.
What's up with Linear Technology?
Design How-To 10/27/2011 17 comments
How have things changed at Linear over the years? Bob Dobkin, VP Engineering, Chief Technical Officer, and Linear co-founder was gracious enough to sit down with the RF & Microwave Designline and tell us about it.
TriQuint DVGAs enhance transceiver signals
Product News 10/18/2011 Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. released a family of broadband, digitally-controlled variable gain amplifiers (DVGAs) that are optimized for high linearity, gain and output power with a low noise figure and a broad range of output gain control.
Hands On: Improve performance in RF transceiver designs
Product How-To 10/18/2011 Post a comment
This paper describes ZIF and superheterodyne receiver differential interfaces for the demodulator, IF VGA, mixer, and analog port of the ADC, as well as transmitter differential interfaces between the TxDAC and FMOD, using Analog Devices parts for active portions of the signal chain. Gain calculations and simulation results are presented for the application filters that were designed for these circuits.
Wireless window contacts benefit from energy harvesting sensors
Research 10/16/2011 3 comments
Research scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Microelectronic Circuits and Systems IMS in Duisburg have now developed wireless window contacts which indicate when a house's windows are open or closed. The fail-safe system uses sensors that harvest the energy they need to run from ambient radio signals.
ADI rolls new demods and PLL
Product News 10/11/2011 Post a comment
Today, Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) has released two new quadrature demodulators and a new phase locked loop (PLL) for use in wireless infrastructure and point to point systems
How femtocells will solve data capacity
Design How-To 10/4/2011 2 comments
Data traffic is overwhelming mobile operator's networks reports Steven Brightfield of Qualcomm CDMA Technologies. Projections from major operators confirm this trend, with recent reports ranging from data capacity doubling every 3 months (KT/Korea) to 12 months (Vodafone).
STMicro transistors aim for wireless systems
Product News 10/4/2011 Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced the LET family of RF power transistors for applications such as government communications, private mobile radio as used by emergency services, and L-band satellite uplink equipment.
Demand for NFC grows, says NXP
News & Analysis 10/1/2011 Post a comment
NXP says it has responded to growing demand, with the NTAG2 family of NFC tag solutions to effectively deploy NFC in emerging use cases such as smart posters, social media, service discovery, and electronic enhancement of printed media.
Wall switch brings 802.11n Wi-Fi to hotels
News & Analysis 10/1/2011 1 comment
Ruckus Wireless announces that its high-speed Wi-Fi wall switch has experienced broad adoption by hotels around the globe looking to deliver a myriad of IP-based in-room services over a unified wired/wireless infrastructure, while also providing high-speed wireless Internet access to a flood of new Wi-Fi-enabled mobile and handheld devices.