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.
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