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.
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.
ANADIGICS PA boosts for WiMAX/LTE signals Product News 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
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.
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.
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.