RF Technology Roundup 2007: UWB Design How-To 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.
u-blox : GPS module offers 1s acquisition time Product News 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 Design How-To 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
Wireless and autism -- where is the link? Blog 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 News & Analysis 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.
Single-conversion tuner for mobile TV achieves low BOM Product News 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.
RF amps power 802.11n Product News 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.
SDR Basics Part 2: Receivers Design How-To 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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times