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Will Ethernet AV help unify home networks?
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12/29/2008   1 comment
IEEE 802 working groups are in the process of completing Ethernet AV, a set of modifications to existing Ethernet standards to make the protocol "rock solid" for transmitting streaming audio and video. Some are betting on Ethernet to become the answer for home networks by late 2009 and beyond.
DARPA chief reviews legacy
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
Trends in RFID--Part III
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
Here are the answers to adoption questions around design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
Demo platform claims world's smallest WiMAX solution
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
Coresonic AB's LeoCore WiMAX personality pack and associated firmware is designed to enable WiMAX connectivity to be added to any new chip design,
Avago Technologies releases first GPS RF front end module with FBAR filters
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
GPS low noise amplifier with integrated filters is well suited for S-GPS and small form factor designs
CML unveils RF quadrature modulator
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has released the CMX993, a general-purpose I/Q modulator that offers 100MHz to 1GHz operation and is optimized for wide-band noise performance.
What Every RF Engineer Should Know: OFDM & WiMAX
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
OFDM and WiMAX are hot topics on the RF DesignLine, so I had a virtual "sit down" with some leaders in the industry to see where the technology is, and where they think it is going. Click here to find out more.
SiGe Semiconductor announces record revenues and shipments
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor reports 350 million chips shipped since inception and 2008 revenue growth of more than 40% over 2007.
Trends in RFID--Part II
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Here' are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
Power transistors target UHF
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
HVVi Semiconductors introduces HVVFET power transistors for UHF applications
Skyworks introduces PA for LTE applications
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Claming an industry first, Skyworks released a multi-band, multi-mode FDD/TDD power amplifier for 4G/LTE
Readers' top ten stories of 2008
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12/18/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top ten online stories for the year so far as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Thursday, Dec. 18. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Rohde & Schwarz baseband generator tailored to UWB, aerospace
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
The AFQ100B can generate signals for a wide variety of digital communications standards in addition to WiMedia UWB, including WCDMA, HSPA+, WiMAX, WLAN, LTE
Reading between the frequency lines
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
Femtocells and "white-space" devices are expected to revolutionize wireless access, opening up new markets that were previously unimaginable.
The long road to 4G wireless
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
Although the specification for 4G wireless, or Long Term Evolution (LTE), will be finalized in December, product rollouts aren't expected until 2010 or 2011.
What Every RF Engineer Should Know: RFID
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
RFID is hot on the RF DesignLine, so I had a virtual "sit down" with some leaders in the industry to see where the technology is, and where they think it is going. Click here to find out more.
RF in Action
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12/15/2008   Post a comment
If you are inspired to write something up for the RF DesignLine, but want to write something "further along in the foodchain," then here is your chance.
Wi-Fi: Mobile Feature or Fundamental RAN?
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12/13/2008   Post a comment
It's UMA/GAN technology that makes Wi-Fi a RAN technology, extending the mobile network over IP. Here's why Wi-Fi is poised to become the highest-performance, lowest-cost, indoor RAN technology on the market.
SiGe Semiconductor claims world's smallest Wi-Fi front end
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12/12/2008   Post a comment
Integrating two fully-matched power amplifiers on a single die, the SE2566U measures 3x3mm
TV tuner chip for automobiles does 125 mph, worldwide DTV and analog
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
Microtune's MT2067 is engineered to solve the technical challenges associated with receiving analog and digital TV signals in a constantly changing, fast-moving environment.
Trends in RFID--Part I
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
Here' are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at advances in tag designs.
Digital radio weighs on Imagination's profits
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12/11/2008   Post a comment
A slowdown in sales in several regions and reduced margins at its Pure digital radio subsidiary saw pre-tax profits decline for the six months to October 31 at Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England), but the company says it managed to grab important licensing deals for its SoC intellectual property during the period.
Analysis: Open Handset Alliance on a roll
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12/10/2008   Post a comment
The Open Handset Alliance, the main backer of Google’s Android open source platform, has garnered 14 new members, including big hitters such as Vodafone and Sony Ericsson, as well as ARM.
Analog Circuits: World Class Design (Chapter 4, Part 1 of 3)
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12/10/2008   3 comments
Increase your understanding and insight into analog systems, circuits, and components with two chapters from this recent book, presented in serial excerpt form.
Samsung expands mobile software strategy
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
Samsung will expand its use of open operating systems and applications and services available for its handsets in an effort to eke out some growth in an otherwise declining cellular market.
Top Five Selection Criteria for Industrial Wireless Technologies
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12/9/2008   Post a comment
Select the right wireless technology for your application by considering key factors including reliability, simplicity, power efficiency, range, and cost.
How to design a broadband stepped quadrature hybrid coupler in triplate stripline configuration
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12/8/2008   1 comment
Check this article out to learn about a general design method for forcing the central section to broadside coupling and adjusting other impedances to get the required overall coupling.
MODULES: AdvancedMC module brings multicore DSP/FPGA speeds to WiMAX & LTE
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12/8/2008   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC-3C87F includes optical CPRI/OBSAI antenna interfaces and SRIO
Cypress : Environmental kit allows easy set-up of weather station
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12/8/2008   Post a comment
The CY3271-EXP1 environmental sensing kit is the first of an expansion offering for Cypress Semiconductor's recently introduced PSoC First Touch Starter Kit with CyFi Low-Power RF.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network--Wireless Network Design--Part IV
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12/8/2008   Post a comment
Here is a multi-part excerpt that covers exploring the design process, identifying the design methodology, and understanding wireless network attributes from a design perspective.
TI rolls femtocell DSP, unveils design wins
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments today announced the TCI6484, its first DSP designed specifically for femtocell base stations.
Bosch picks Infineon SiGe chip for 3G radar system
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
Robert Bosch GmbH has chosen Infineon's RASIC (Radar System IC) product family for its next-gen radar devices to be used in Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistant systems.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network--Wireless Network Design--Part III
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12/1/2008   Post a comment
Here is a multi-part excerpt that covers exploring the design process, identifying the design methodology, and understanding wireless network attributes from a design perspective.


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