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Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 7 of 8)
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Quantifying Gain Compression in RF Power Amplifiers: An Improved Method for OFDM Signals
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges of this vital but complex measurement, and a way to achieve it.
Ceravision signs Toshiba for microwave lighting
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Ceravision Ltd. (Milton Keynes, England), developer of a microwave-powered light bulb, has formed an alliance with Toshiba Electronics to accelerate development of magnetrons for lighting applications.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 6 of 8)
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
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11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Optimizing LDMOS Transistors Bias Control: Developing An Accurate Solution for Basestation RF Power Amplifiers
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
RF power amplifiers with LDMOS and GaAs transistors can provide excellent performance but require temperature-compensated bias circuitry
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 5 of 8)
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
16-bit All Flash microcontrollers feature embedded IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE
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11/14/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics has unveiled three new 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency (RF) transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE, an industry standard for remote control in consumer electronics.
Seven predictions for handset OEMs
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11/14/2009   Post a comment
Handset OEMs have recently launched a number of new phones.
Japan's DoCoMo tries to simplify handsets with RF MEMS
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
MEMS technology is critical to the success of future of wireless handsets, according to an executive with the wireless subsidiary of Japanese carrier NTT.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 13, 2009 edition
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Qualcomm sampling 1-GHz smartphone chipsets
News & Analysis  
11/12/2009   2 comments
Qualcomm said it is sampling a new smartphone chipset family that emphasizes multimedia capabilities and boasts performance of up to 1 GHz. The company also announced sampling of its first chipsets supporting dual-carrier HSPA+ and multi-mode 3G/LTE.
EnOcean Alliance reveals first open specification for battery-less wireless sensors
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
The first global, open specification for energy harvesting wireless sensors which ensures interoperability between products of different manufacturers is to be published by The EnOcean Alliance.
Passive low frequency interface features battery charge function
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments claims to offer the industry's first passive low frequency interface (PaLFI) device designed to wirelessly supply an ultra-low-power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) with energy to operate even if the optional battery is empty.
Demand uptick strains supply chain, says analyst
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Prices for most categories of electronics parts rose in the third quarter compared to the second, according to market research firm iSuppli. But because of uncertainty regarding fourth-quarter demand levels, component makers are reluctant to expand capacity or build inventories, placing strains on the global electronics supply chain, according to the firm.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 4 of 8)
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11/9/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
RF chip maker MaxLinear files for IPO
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11/6/2009   Post a comment
MaxLinear Inc., a provider of CMOS-based radio-frequency analog and mixed-signal semiconductors, announced that it has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its Class A common stock.
EE Times' Top 10 women in microelectronics
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11/4/2009   Post a comment
EE Times has compiled an international list that celebrates women who are business and technology leaders in microelectronics.
AdaptivEnergy, GainSpan link on energy harvesting Wi-Fi nodes
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11/3/2009   Post a comment
Energy harvesting company AdaptivEnergy Inc. (Hampton Roads, Va.) and GainSpan Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), a developer of Wi-Fi sensor network technology, have entered into a technology development partnership.
Atheros targets cellphone with Wi-Fi chip
News & Analysis  
11/2/2009   1 comment
Atheros Communications debuts a Wi-Fi chip for cellphones that supports a single-stream version of the latest 802.11n standard, attacking giants such as Broadcom and Texas Instruments who have been winning sockets in handsets with .11g chips that have integrated Bluetooth and FM radio features.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 3 of 8)
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11/2/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice


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It doesn't seem all that long ago when I was a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed young engineer. Now I feel like an old fool, but where are we going to find one at this time of the day (LOL)?

Jolt Judges and Andrew Binstock

Jolt Awards: The Best Books
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Air Conditioner Falls From Window, Still Works
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David Blaza

The Other Tesla
David Blaza
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