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posted in December 2011
The FCC’s best-kept secret on medical wireless frequencies
Design How-To  
12/19/2011   Post a comment
Ultrawideband frequencies offer a treasure trove of many gigahertz of available FCC spectrum
Skyworks unveils PIN diode for switching applications
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12/18/2011   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions has introduced a PIN diode for transmit and receive switching applications.
Self-diagnosing sensor to detect telecom equipment failure
News & Analysis  
12/16/2011   1 comment
Researchers at Rochester Institute of Technology and PPC have developed a “Smart Connector” sensor to automatically detect equipment damage and pinpoint its exact location using self-diagnostics.
2011: The year mobile took over the world
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
12/16/2011   3 comments
I just heard from Mobile Future about a video they made summarizing the 2011 top statistics in mobile
NXP launches LNAs for GPS
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12/16/2011   Post a comment
New GPS LNAs from NXP dynamically suppress strong transmit signals
Optimize SDR performance
Design How-To  
12/15/2011   2 comments
Hands-on example using AWR Visual System Simulator: This article explains the attributes of SDR, the design challenges, and it includes hands-on examples of how AWR’s Visual System Simulator (VSS) software for system simulation of RF end-to-end architecture design can be used to address these challenges.
ZAP (EMP)! (hissssssssss)
Blog  
12/15/2011   18 comments
I live in New Hampshire. There are several things that happen regularly here.
Radio susceptibility follows laws of physics
Design How-To  
12/14/2011   Post a comment
Adding complexity to enable RS protection for internal system parts is not a cost-effective strategy.
Processors enable global software defined radio platforms
Design How-To  
12/12/2011   1 comment
Moving radio functions from hardware into software opens up cost benefits for global car production. Secondly, it affords producers flexibility when making decisions about future innovations in the pipeline—such as car-to-X. But what is needed is the right mix of specialized and flexible function blocks.
Top ten articles in RF and microwave for 2011
Design How-To  
12/12/2011   2 comments
You voted with your page views, and here are the top 10 technical articles and top 10 products from the RF & Microwave Designline that you selected this year.
TriQuint base station amps aim to lower power consumption
Product News  
12/12/2011   1 comment
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc. has released two new linear RF amplifier family members that aim to lower power consumption while protecting mobile networks from disruption and service failures.
ANADIGICS PA boosts for WiMAX/LTE signals
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12/12/2011   Post a comment
The company reports that its new AWM6268 WiMAX/LTE power amplifier provides world-class linearity while increasing output power to deliver greater range and throughput in the 2.5 GHz to 2.7 GHz frequency band
Smart posters, mobile marketing to account for 70% of NFC tag shipments in 2016
Research  
12/11/2011   Post a comment
Smart posters and mobile marketing are the greatest opportunity for service providers and manufacturers of NFC tags; they account for over half of shipments to date and are expected to be the fastest growing segment, accounting for 70% of shipments in 2016, according to ABI Research.
900-MHz wireless module offers high power in small package
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12/11/2011   Post a comment
Laird Technologies has released the High Power LT1110 900 MHz wireless module, based on proprietary FlexRF™ technology, which offers more than forty times the output power of the current Low Power LT1110.
Bluetooth Ethernet port adapter boasts range up to 1000 meters
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12/11/2011   Post a comment
connectBlue launched a rugged Bluetooth Ethernet port adapter, the RBE231 which features Bluetooth 2.1+EDR and a communication range of up to 1000 meters.
GPS shoe tracks dementia patients
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
12/6/2011   7 comments
Omnilink Systems, GTX Corp and Aetrex have come together to develop the GPS Shoe for people with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
EE Times' 20 hot technologies for 2012
Blog  
12/6/2011   57 comments
What follows is a list of 20 technologies EE Times editors think can bring big changes, and that we will be tracking in 2012.
Qualcomm unveils health subsidiary, cloud hub
News & Analysis  
12/5/2011   5 comments
Qualcomm has announced the spin-off of its wireless health division into a wholly owned subsidiary called Qualcomm Life. The firm said Qualcomm Life would be in charge of a $100 million fund, managed by Qualcomm Ventures, to invest in wireless health technologies.
Defining the 4G PHY architecture design challenges
Design How-To  
12/5/2011   2 comments
As with most emerging technologies, design challenges for LTE-A abound, particularly when it comes to the physical layer (PHY) architecture development. Addressing these challenges remains critical to the successful development and deployment of LTE-A designs.
Questions about wireless for medical?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
12/5/2011   Post a comment
If you are just getting into designs in this area, or even if you are a seasoned 'veteran,' I'd like to point out a webinar that might be of use.
Arbitrary waveform vector signal generator simplifies broadband test
Product News  
12/3/2011   Post a comment
The 4CH-VSG2000 is well-suited for testing multi-receiver or MIMO-enabled systems that require generation and playback of broadband signals with user-definable waveform sequences simulating real-world signal environments.
Pickering Interfaces launches PXI microwave switch
Product News  
12/3/2011   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces expanded its range of 3U PXI Microwave switch solutions with the introduction of the 40-784, which supports one or two microwave switches in two slots of 3U PXI.
Integrated transceivers save space in LIN, CAN applications
Product News  
12/1/2011   Post a comment
Automotive-qualified compact integrated circuits also target cost in vehicle comfort and convenience, and industrial designs.
Rf warhorse takes on TI transceiver as booster
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12/1/2011   Post a comment
A supplier of microwave components and sub-assemblies to the defense electronics and wireless markets has launched a sub-1 GHz radio frequency module, based on Texas Instruments' CC110L sub-1 GHz transceiver.


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Rishabh N. Mahajani, High School Senior and Future Engineer
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A future engineer shares his impressions of a recent tour of top schools and offers advice on making the most of the time-honored tradition of the college road trip.

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Juggling a Cornucopia of Projects
Max Maxfield
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I feel like I'm juggling a lot of hobby projects at the moment. The problem is that I can't juggle. Actually, that's not strictly true -- I can juggle ten fine china dinner plates, but ...

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Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
41 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...

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July Cartoon Caption Contest: Let's Talk Some Trash
Karen Field
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Steve Jobs allegedly got his start by dumpster diving with the Computer Club at Homestead High in the early 1970s.

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