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posted in December 2010
Nordic shrinks 2.4GHz ANT products
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12/28/2010   Post a comment
Nordic releases miniaturized 2.4GHz products with wafer-level chip-scale packages for space-constrained sports, fitness, and health applications.
Agilent: GPS receiver testing
Design How-To  
12/27/2010   3 comments
This excerpt from Agilent's 'GPS Receiver Testing' white paper introduces a real-time GPS signal simulation technique capable of generating the required GPS signals for a repeatable and flexible test environment.
Anaren radio modules target European apps
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12/27/2010   Post a comment
Anaren integrated radio modules A1101R08A (antenna) and A1101R08C (connectorized) are ETSI-compliant for 865-868MHz. With the new modules, Anaren aims to save time and costs for OEMs marketing a wireless product in Europe.
Get a clear view on LTE testing
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
12/27/2010   6 comments
My contacts at Agilent just informed me of a special new site they've developed for LTE designers
NXP sells off can tuner operation
News & Analysis  
12/24/2010   12 comments
NXP Semiconductor NV, a chip company that has been undergoing a strategic overhaul and downsizing, after being loaded with debt by private equity buyers has announced that Nutune, a joint venture, has been sold to affiliates of American Industrial Acquisition Corp.
FMEA eases automotive ASIC design and deployment
Design How-To  
12/23/2010   3 comments
FMEA can be an overall development tool beyond its commonly accepted scope of reliability (design for production) and failure sensitivity (design for test).
Is the fade-out of college radio bad for engineers?
Blog  
12/16/2010   36 comments
In addition to its role in music, college radio is often a hands-on training ground for engineers
ST's LRiS64K high-density RFID memory simplifies, speeds maintenance of equipment
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12/15/2010   Post a comment
The LRiS64K from STMicroelectronics is a high-density RFID device that allows technical equipment to 'talk back,' providing detailed information to speed up servicing and simplify record keeping for OEMs and equipment operators. The new chip combines radio tagging (RFID) circuitry with a large 64-Kbit non-volatile EEPROM capable of storing extensive data, such as initial manufacturer details and complete records of repairs or upgrades.
Hardware and software considerations in secure passive immobilizer design
Design How-To  
12/10/2010   2 comments
While top level functionality of a vehicle immobilizer is simple to describe, the underlying technology is intriguing and sophisticated. This article discusses hardware and software aspects of vehicle immobilizer systems with emphasis on design and security considerations.
Three little known facts about the high-power RF products market
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
12/10/2010   4 comments
Most people working in the high power RF design arena think that they know a fair amount about high power RF products and the devices that comprise that market space. I am here to tell you that there are three relatively interesting and unknown facts about the high power RF product market that the consumers generally do not comprehend.
Skyworks: Digital attenuators assist cellular infrastructure
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12/7/2010   Post a comment
Skyworks has released two digital attenuators optimized for attenuation accuracy in base station, cellular-head end, repeater, test equipment and femtocell applications.
Linear Technology: RF detector responds within 7ns
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12/7/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology launches a 15GHz RF detector with an on-chip comparator.
Radiated efficiency: A true measure of antenna performance
Design How-To  
12/7/2010   11 comments
If you are looking for a good, general description of antenna elements and performance parameters, this paper from Pulse Electronics is for you.


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