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 Product News 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.
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.
ST's LRiS64K high-density RFID memory simplifies, speeds maintenance of equipment Product News 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.
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.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
January 2016 Cartoon Caption ContestBob's punishment for missing his deadline was to be tied to his chair tantalizingly close to a disconnected cable, with one hand superglued to his desk and another to his chin, while the pages from his wall calendar were slowly torn away.122 comments