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
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times