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Mini TCVCXO delivers 10- to 40-MHz frequency range
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11/30/2007   Post a comment
Bliley Technologies has introduced a RoHS-compliant TCVCXO with a frequency range of 10 to 40 MHz for cellular infrastructure, GPS and telecommunication system applications.
EU ministers back spectrum farming for 3G, caution on DVB-H for mobile TV
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11/29/2007   Post a comment
European Union telecommunications ministers have endorsed the EC's proposals to open radio frequencies, initially allocated to GSM mobile phone services, to other technologies including 3G. However, they only partially backed proposals to mandate DVB-H as the technology of choice in Europe for mobile TV.
Simulating and verifying complex, large-scale (big) analog/RF circuits using Spice tools
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
Compare traditional SPICE, Digital FastSPICE, and Analog FastSPICE for analysis of big analog/RF circuits
Aeroflex base station tester adds encryption support
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
The new feature provides a field portable and easy-to-use base station test solution for installation and commissioning, routine maintenance and fault finding.
UWB's prospects
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
UWB in general and the WiMedia Alliance's Certified Wireless USB n particular will be in the news quite a bit over the next few weeks.
Amplified ZigBee module achieves 2.5-mile range
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11/28/2007   Post a comment
MeshNetics is sampling an amplified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee module that offers high range and low power.
What does ZigBee Pro mean for your application?
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Among the specific problems addressed by ZigBee Pro include doing away with the highly complex routing tables that are typical of larger 2006 ZigBee networks.
The Basics of ZigBee Testing, Part 1: Transmitters
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
In this two-part article, we will describe test methodologies and techniques for transmit (Tx), receive (Rx) and compliance testing for ZigBee. This Part focuses on transmit testing.
Rohde & Schwarz's microwave signal generator delivers 43.5 GHz ultra-pure signals
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
To compensate for power losses due to cable attenuation and transfer impedance, the R&S SMF100A also offers an output power of up to +26 dBm (at 20 GHz).
Fractual antenna combines mobility and indoor coverage
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Dual-band operation enables a new generation of smaller emergency alert devices that work both indoors and outdoors anywhere in the world without a second antenna.
RF power divider delivers low insertion loss, high isolation
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
Narda has introduced the 4436 RF power divider that covers the 500-MHz to 8-GHz frequency range for commercial applications.
Enhanced transceiver boosts data throughput in remote sensor networks
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
The XE900SL10-N transceiver from Xecom has been updated with features to serve process control and remote monitoring systems.
RF Technology Roundup 2007: UWB
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11/26/2007   Post a comment
It's been a pretty big year for UWB news, products, and design on the RF DesignLine. This Roundup includes an interview with Roberto Aiello, CTO of Staccato Communications.
50-channel GPS module acquires satellites in less than 1 second
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
u-blox AG has launched a pair of GPS modules called u-blox 5 that is based on its fifth generation positioning engine.
Compact DVB-H external antenna targets wireless devices
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
Pulse's digital video broadcast handheld (DVB-H) planar printed wire board (PWB) antenna offers a compact design and operates at a frequency range of 470- to 750-MHz.
Infineon unveils next-generation LTE RF transceiver
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
Measuring just 5 x 5 mm in a WFSGA-81 package the SMARTi LTE helps provide high data rate uplink and downlink connections for upcoming LTE network field trials.
Driver amplifier eliminates external components
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband has introduced a two-stage feedback driver amplifier in a 3 x 3-mm surface-mount QFN package for a variety wireless infrastructure, instrumentation, satellite communications and defense applications.
Agilent EEsof offers free webcast on SDR design
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11/21/2007   Post a comment
If you are designing SDRs for military or commercial applications, consider checking out this informational webcast.
Panel debate: Open OS for cell phones? Not yes/no but how/when?
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
The Open OS rebellion will shake things up in terms of cellular pecking order far more than technology clashes such as WiMAX vs. LTE.
How to simplify debugging and documenting wireless applications
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
PC-based analyzers that stream capture buffer data into a PC's memory simplify the mundane task of capturing data and greatly reduce post-processing and analysis time.
FET amplifier targets broadband wireless access market
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
The SM2527-47L solid-state GaAs FET amplifier from Stealth Microwave is aimed at the broadband wireless access market.
Freescale establishes innovation center in India
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor, which has been designing chips and developing software in India since 1998, will next establish an International Center of Excellence for Innovation in India.
France gets its first 5.8GHz WiMAX network
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Deployment starts in December 2007 and Sloka Telecom's WiMAX equipment is powered by Wavesat's chipset.
Portable spectrum analyzer operates up to 7.5 GHz
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
Boonton has introduced its 9103 handheld spectrum analyzer that operates at frequencies up to 7.5 GHz for applications in the communications industry.
picoChip's femtocell reference design supports WiMAX Wave 2, IO-MIMO
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
The company claims it is the first to deliver an integrated PHY and MAC Wave 2 solution in a single chip -- the picoArray-based PC205 processor.
u-blox : GPS module offers 1s acquisition time
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
u-blox announces two GPS modules that set new benchmarks in terms of speed, sensitivity and ease of integration. The LEA-5 GPS module series is based on the company's fifth generation positioning engine, u-blox 5, which boasts an acquisition time of less than one second.
SDR Basics Part 3: Transmitters
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11/20/2007   Post a comment
This book excerpt provides a sample of the comprehensive information available in this text. The book aims to be a complete desk reference and features input from numerous industry-leading experts. This part covers transmitters for software defined radio
CSR delivers reference design for Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
With an eBOM of under $10, BlueCore Player lowers the bar on component cost.
Bluetooth MP3 player design achieves under-$10 electronic BOM
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
CSR has introduced a Bluetooth-enabled MP3 player reference design with an electronic bill of materials of less than $10.
AM/FM radio receivers offer short-, long-wave band coverage
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio product line to include what it is touting as the industry's first fully-integrated AM/FM radio receivers with short-wave (SW) and long-wave (LW) band coverage.
Wireless and autism -- where is the link?
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
We have had scares about cellular phones and cancer and more recently suggestions that Wi-Fi causes all kinds of nausea and illnesses. Now a couple of scientists are warning that wireless networks may be responsible for accelerating the rise of autism in children.
Greenpeace: iPhone not green enough
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Environmental pressure group Greenpeace recently sought to upstage Apple’s grand party to launch its iPhone in Europe by warning that the phone is not as “green” as it could be.
CSR design targets low cost MP3 players
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Bluetooth chip pioneer CSR plc (Cambridge, England) has started shipping a single chip MP3 reference design platform with an electronic bill of materials (eBOM) of less than $10.
Quanta uses Sequans' chips for mobile WiMAX devices
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11/19/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan-based original design manufacturer Quanta Computer, Inc. has selected the chips developed by French WiMax chip supplier Sequans Communications SA (La Defense, France) to build a new range of mobile WiMAX devices.
Lime launches MicroTCA WiMAX transceiver platform
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
The transceiver has 6 user-selectable channel bandwidths from 1.5MHz to 14 MHz and can be digitally configured to operate in bands from 2 to 4GHz.
Compromise reached at WRC over mobile spectrum
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
The World Radiocommunications Conference reached a compromise ahead of its final plenary that gives mobile service providers access to bandwidth now reserved for television broadcasts.
First Components : RF MOSFET allows lossless switching
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
First Components announces the lossless switching RF MOSFET KTK920T from KEC. The device can reduce the power consumption of TV sets such as DVD and VTR that have built-in tuners.
Designing a CMOS synthesizer RFIC
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
Synthesizer design challenges the designer's analog and digital skills. Read on to learn more about designing a CMOS synthesizer RFIC.
Channel stacking switch technology for residential DBS reduces cabling and STBs
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11/16/2007   Post a comment
With channel stacking, multiple channels are transmitted on a single cable based on the demands from multiple STBs and tuners connected to that cable. A single cable drop from the outdoor unit provides each STB tuner with dedicated channels, eliminating the need for multiple cables.
Agilent upgrades ADS EDA software platform with major enhancements
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11/15/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its Advanced Design System release 2008 EDA software platform with productivity enhancements for high-frequency, high-speed electronic design.
SiGe launches 802.11n building blocks
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The SE2537L and SE2581L power amps simplify design and reduce system bill of materials cost by as much as 30 percent.
RF receiver line covers 300-to-930-MHz frequency band
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The two latest members of Melexis' RF receiver family are the MLX71120 and MLX71121, which are automotive-qualified ICs with dual RF inputs that allows the user to easily set up an antenna diversity scheme.
Single-conversion tuner for mobile TV achieves low BOM
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
The MAX2165 tuner from Maxim integrates all of the tuning functions along with an RF-tracking filter, low-noise amplifier, transmit-reject notch filter and programmable baseband, lowpass channel-selection filters into a small, 5mm x 5mm, 28-pin TQFN.
Utilizing FPGA-based circuit emulation to reduce wireless backhaul costs
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
Users of IP cores can implement all key aspects of a circuit emulation system on a flexible and compact FPGA-based platform.
RF amps power 802.11n
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11/14/2007   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor introduces two RF power amplifiers for 802.11n WiFi that aim to simplify design and reduce the system bill of materials cost by 30 percent.
Sprint breaks up with Clearwire, ponders WiMAX commitment
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
With Sprint and Clearwire cutting the contractual knot that was only a bit more than a year old, what are we to think of WiMAX's prospects now—at least in the U.S.?
Aeroflex adds JTAG/boundary scan option
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
The 5800 Series will feature as an option, the PXI-based SCANFLEX platform from GOEPEL Electronic, a leading vendor of JTAG/boundary scan solutions.
Anritsu : Microwave counter offers high stability at low cost
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
Anritsu announces the MF2400C microwave frequency counter, succeeding the company's MF2400B line.
SDR Basics Part 2: Receivers
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11/13/2007   Post a comment
This excerpt from the book "RF & Wireless Technologies" provides a sample of the comprehensive information available in this text. This part covers architectures, specifically receivers, for software defined radio.
Transistor delivers transition frequency of 70-GHz
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11/12/2007   Post a comment
This microwave NPN transistor from NXP offers a blend of high switching frequency, high-gain and low noise, making it suitable for a variety of RF applications.
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