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Company cranks portable wireless audio at CES
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Eleven Engineering Inc. will jump into the pool of providers of wireless audio streaming technology at the Consumer Electronics Show with a set of dongles and speakers using its proprietary 2.4 GHz technology.
The 10 most popular stories of 2009
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12/29/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top ten stories for 2009 as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Tuesday, Dec. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Reducing the Size, Cost and Complexity of RF Circuitry for the Next-Generation of Cellular Technology
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Doing more of the same, but better, may not be the right tactic
You're the Top: Most viewed "RF DesignLine" articles of 2009
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12/28/2009   Post a comment
Measured by page views, here's what your fellow engineers looked at the most
WIRELESS/RF - Embedded Wi-Fi solution offers lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint
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12/24/2009   Post a comment
Atmel and H&D Wireless have collaborated to delivery the industry's most power-efficient IEEE802.11b+g Wi-Fi solution, with lower power consumption, longer range connectivity and smaller footprint.
Avnera chip provides multi-point HD audio connections
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12/22/2009   Post a comment
Fabless chip maker Avnera unveils the world's first multi-point wireless solution to connect up to 10 audio devices from music players to speakers, according to the company.
Isolated Mode Antenna Technology lets a single antenna offer the performance benefits of multiple antennas (Part 2 of 2)
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12/21/2009   Post a comment
Understand how this technology implements multiple feed points, each with high isolation, low correlation, and high radiation efficiency, without the need for multiple antennas in a small space.
Wireless audio IC supports home, portable apps
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12/18/2009   Post a comment
Kleer, a maker of chips for wireless audio, has announced a new release of its flagship KLR3012 wireless audio module, which contains new technology to support both portable audio devices and home audio equipment.
Measurement suite for mobile WiMAX reduces test time by up to 300 percent
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced its Measurement Suite for Mobile WiMAX (IEEE 802.16e-2005), a software suite that engineers can use with modular RF instrumentation for automated testing of Mobile WiMAX devices.
Microchip readies ZigBee RF4CE protocol and XLP compliant platform
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
Microchip's platform for next-generation RF control of consumer electronics consists of eXtreme low power microcontrollers, compliant transceiver and industry's smallest stack.
Study: Indian companies not using innovation to reposition themselves
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12/16/2009   Post a comment
A study of R & D in ICT has found that Indian companies are not using innovation to position themselves higher in the value chain. They also innovate mostly with clients and customers and are mostly short-term oriented in this too.
Improving performance, range, and reliability in 802.11n networks
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12/15/2009   Post a comment
While the hooks to achieving high-performance, ubiquitous wireless access in the home or office are within the IEEE 802.11n standard, there are many options built in for sustaining signals to achieve higher effective throughput at greater distances. The key is to choose the correct options. This feature will help, with an eye toward balancing cost and complexity.
Startup tweaks 802.11n for whole home video
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12/14/2009   2 comments
Startup ProVision Communications is giving customers a sneak peak of its wireless video technology that will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show in January using software and an antenna design based on 802.11n that it claims can deliver video wirelessly throughout a home.
Isolated Mode Antenna Technology lets a single antenna offer the performance benefits of multiple antennas (Part 1 of 2)
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12/14/2009   Post a comment
Understand how this technology implements multiple feed points, each with high isolation, low correlation, and high radiation efficiency, without the need for multiple antennas in a small space.
Programmable RF transceiver features a 135 dBm link budget
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12/11/2009   Post a comment
Semtech Corp. has introduced a programmable radio frequency (RF) transceiver that is claiming market-leading sensitivity and features a 135 dBm link budget that is 10 dB more than competing devices.
U.K. appoints managers for $500 million national VC fund
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has appointed Hermes Private Equity and the European Investment Fund as managers for the UK Innovation Investment Fund.
U.K. launches national plastic electronics initiative
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12/10/2009   Post a comment
The U.K. government has launched a national strategy for plastic electronics and alongside it the government-backed Technology Strategy Board has announced an £8 million (about $13 million) investment in plastic electronics technologies.
Day of the Indian engineer
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12/9/2009   17 comments
Indian engineers can have their day under the sun soon blessed as they are with advantages such as low average age, desirous of staying current on news and continuing technical education and are not blinkered by age-old methods, according to a senior Mentor Graphics executive.
Playing nice -- LBS and Hybrid location technologies
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
The demand for Location-Based Services (LBS) has finally moved beyond the early-adopters with the rise in popularity of the iPhone. With consumer demand and the number of applications rising fast, there is a key prerequisite for their success: quick and accurate determination of a user's current location. Can it be done? Read and find out.
Low-power, single-chip wireless microcontroller family targets the ZigBee market
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12/8/2009   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has released a new family of AVR wireless microcontroller (MCU) devices targeting wireless applications such as ZigBee and IPv6/6LoWPAN.
Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 8 of 8)
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12/7/2009   1 comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
PicoChip, Lime team on femtocell reference design
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12/4/2009   Post a comment
Lime Microsystems and PicoChip Designs have announced they are collaborating to develop a reference design for 3G and 4G femtocells.

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.
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