Top RF Articles of 2008
Design How-To 11/28/2008 Post a comment
It's been another excellent year for RF DesignLine, and thanks to all of you for your comments, contributions, and insights. Here are the top articles that you voted for this year with your "clicks."
NXP, Phonak team for enhanced acoustics
Product News 11/26/2008 Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Phonak have jointly developed a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems that is being integrated into Phonak's forthcoming range of hearing aids and wireless accessories.
Zigbee-based demand-response systems reduce home energy usage
Design How-To 11/25/2008 5 comments
Households consume one-fifth of the nation's energy each year, with 60 percent of that consumption in the form of electricity. At the same time, utilities are struggling to manage the peak energy demand dilemma, where about 10 percent of electric generating capacity exists only to be used less than one percent of the time.
Smart transport comes to New York
News & Analysis 11/17/2008 Post a comment
Kapsch-TrafficCom eWAVE DSRC module provides a portable and integrated on-board vehicle communication system that supports WiFi communication applications using 802.11 a/b/g and public safety 5.9 GHz bands.
Blog 11/9/2008 Post a comment
Before we close the books on UWB, let's remember that not all start-up companies are expected to survive when a new technology hits the streets.
MEMS device switches among RF sources
Product News 11/6/2008 Post a comment
Electronic switching of high-frequency signals currently must be handled by either mechanical switches or reed relays. Now, MEMS switches can do the same job in a smaller package, according to Omron Corp.
Intel, IMEC ponder cognitive radio
News & Analysis 11/6/2008 Post a comment
Intel Research is hosting a workshop on cognitive radio this week, one of many efforts around the globe including work at Europe's IMEC research group exploring cognitive and software-defined radios for more efficient wireless networks.
Want more RFID?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 11/5/2008 Post a comment
Over the last year, one of the hottest topics on this site was RFID. Next Wednesday Nov 12th at 2PM Eastern time, TechOnline will be hosting a webinar: "Using RFID to Improve Business Efficiency in the Oil & Gas Industry: A Webinar with Motorola, EPCglobal, NOV, and the Oil & Gas RFID Solution Group."
Testing GPS Receivers with Real-World Data
Design How-To 11/3/2008 Post a comment
Testing GPS receivers with recorded signals has several benefits over traditional simulation or drive testing approaches. Not only does this approach introduce real-world impairments, but it does so in a manner that is repeatable.