The Need for Linear Circuits
Design How-To 2/23/2009 3 comments
This article focuses on the trend of less filtering and more linearity in radio design, both as a differentiating factor for receivers and as a differentiating factor for analog/RF circuit designers.
The Future of Audio Entertainment in the Car - Part 2
Design How-To 2/19/2009 Post a comment
The connection between user behavior and technology sometimes allows predictions as to which technology will be the next big thing and which one will prevail over a longer period. A study of chip vendor NXP connects user behavior to concrete car radio design.
Startup aims Wi-Fi at embedded systems
Product News 2/16/2009 Post a comment
Startup ZeroG Wireless officially throws its hat into the ring of competitors trying to bring Wi-Fi to embedded systems with a new chip and module that could bring 802.11b connectivity to new lows in cost, size and power consumption.
The Future of Audio Entertainment in the Car - Part 1
Design How-To 2/12/2009 1 comment
The connection between user behavior and technology sometimes allows predictions as to which technology will be the next big thing and which one will prevail over a longer period. A study of chip vendor NXP provides valuable insights in automotive infotainment trends.
Radio chips dial into medical apps
News & Analysis 2/9/2009 Post a comment
Radio frequency CMOS is being applied to a growing but fragmented set of medical applications ranging from imaging and DNA testing to networking in and around the body, according to a panel of experts here in a session before the formal opening of the International Solid State Circuits Conference.
Implementing LTE on FPGAs
Design How-To 2/6/2009 3 comments
Here's a review of the LTE algorithms and a practical implementation on a Xilinx FPGA. The reference design is tested using multiple video stream with varying encoding rates.
Turn down that radio! Or wait, is it a black hole?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/6/2009 Post a comment
Apparently, three years ago scientists in Texas launched seven balloon-borne radio receivers in search of a faint radio signal from the warming of interstellar space caused by early stars. To their surprise, they received a booming signal a full six times louder than their wildest prediction.
Atmel acquires ZigBee IP
Product News 2/3/2009 Post a comment
Taking a step into a new market, Atmel Corp. has acquired the ZigBee-based intellectual-property rights from LuxLabs BVI for an undisclosed sum.
Meet FM antenna design challenges in portable devices
Design How-To 2/2/2009 5 comments
As wireless usage models become more popular in portable devices, customers are demanding wire-free FM radio reception with embedded antennas. This article discusses maximizing sensitivity to improve FM reception using an embedded antenna and the methods to achieve that goal