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.
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.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.