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Stealth PA targets 700MHz band
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave introduces the SM07080-47, a 50W GaAs FET solid-state power amplifier (PA) designed for next generation 700 MHz applications.
GreenPeak Academy provides training for ultra low power wireless sensor networks
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Initiative offers courses for designers of ultra low power sensor networks utilizing energy harvesting
WiMAX forum expects 133 million using WiMAX by 2012
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
The study estimates that approximately 70 percent will use mobile and portable WiMAX devices to access broadband Internet services
CEL's ZigBee radio module features TI's transceiver platform
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
The Matrix radio module's 10mW maximum power makes it well-suited for regions where regulatory agencies limit transmission power.
See how to demodulate GSM off the air
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
Ever read an article on RFDL and think, "boy, I wish I could see that happening"? Well, today's your lucky day!
Sniffing GSM off the air
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3/31/2008   2 comments
National Instruments' David A. Hall shows you how to build your own software defined radio using LabVIEW.
TI rolls single- and dual-channel DAC family
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
TI has introduced the DAC568x family of single- and dual-channel DACs, which includes a high-performance 16-bit, dual-channel, 1 GPS device with 1 Gbits/s LVDS inputs.
SARFT-compliant silicon tuner targets STB market in China
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3/31/2008   Post a comment
NXP has launched a highly integrated silicon tuner—TDA18252HN—with multi-standard digital cable reception to address the domestic Chinese set-top box (STB) market.
Microtune sounds alarm on tuner performance in certified US TV converter boxes
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3/28/2008   Post a comment
Microtune sends letter to the NTIA raising compliance issues about subsidized U.S. digital TV converter box program and shares its test data on non-compliant boxes with the NTIA.
Agilent demos automated DisplayPort physical layer compliance test
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent claims to demonstrate the industry's fully automated DisplayPort receiver physical layer compliance test solution at DisplayPort Plug Test in Yokohama, Japan.
Audio DSP integrates MP3, voice, Bluetooth functions for handsets
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
The MusiCore1 audio processor from CSR is a single low-power chip for mobile phones that provides high-quality stereo audio music, background noise reduction and Bluetooth wireless connectivity.
Getting a handle on the high-speed Bluetooth controversy
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
At least one reader was sufficiently upset by the article to post a comment in the WirelessNetDesignline forum taking issue with the authors.
LandAirSea taps u-blox GPS technology for vehicle tracking
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3/26/2008   Post a comment
Check out what LandAirSea Systems has done with u-blox 5 GPS technology.
It's out of my hands
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
3/26/2008   Post a comment
Recently, in my home state of NJ, police received the authority to stop and fine motorists for using hand-held cell phones while they drive. But are we actually safer?
How to ensure Bluetooth/Wi-Fi co-existence with attention to detail
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Certain devices such as wireless VoIP phones and multi-standard cell phones are putting heavy demands on chip design. Bluetooth/Wi-Fi coexistence requires a fresh look at usage models and the introduction of new technologies.
'How to Cheat': The Physics of RFID
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
Here is the first section of Chapter 2 from 'How to Cheat at Deploying and Securing RFID.' The chapter--The Physics of RFID--provides a basic understanding of the physics of RFID communications and the characteristics that affect system performance during the journey of an RF wave.
WiQuest unveils reference design kit for Wireless USB and Bluetooth
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
The combo card design has already achieved FCC modular certification.
Analog market to grow 10% in 2008, says analyst
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3/25/2008   Post a comment
After falling back by 1 percent in 2007 the analog semiconductor market is set to grow by 10 percent to rise above $40 billion in 2008, according to Databeans Inc.
Azimuth MIMO channel emulator adds models, enhancements
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Now supported are configurations from full 4x4 to multiple 2x2, uni-directional or bi-directional -- all with simple configuration and no re-cabling.
Radio Architectures, Pt 5: ADCs and Receivers
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3/24/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about radio architectures? Then this series is for you. This final part takes a closer look at the importance of ADCs in relation to front end design and offers a case study of a communications receiver.
Sparks fly over Wi-Fi/Bluetooth combo
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3/21/2008   Post a comment
The interference charge has been met with consternation inside parts of the wireless design community.
Put RFID in the Toolbox
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
We're past the hype--so how does really RFID fit into today's toolbox?
Spectral analysis and modulation, part 5: Phase shift keying
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3/20/2008   Post a comment
This article introduces Phase Shift Keying (PSK) and its variants BPSK, QPSK, QAM, and GMSK. We look at complex modulation, a method encompassing all PSK methods, and the Hilbert Transformer, a filter model for sideband (SSB) signals.
Wavecom's new OS supports C and Lua
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
The developed code can be re-used, without modification, on multiple Wavecom wireless CPU devices.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
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3/19/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include two radio data system (RDS) receivers that meet the growing demand to couple RDS traffic message channel and open data applications with static GPS navigation maps to dynamically route drivers around traffic anomalies.
Under the Hood: Sonos brings multi-zone digital audio to life
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
The designers of the Sonos Digital Music System made four inspired design decisions early on to realize its ground-breaking, multi-room digital audio system, but deep into the design process, even they were humbled by the intricacies of effective wireless system design. See why.
What is ULP, really?
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3/18/2008   Post a comment
It all starts with a practical distinction based on batteries, or, more precisely, battery power.
Testing raises concerns over 802.11-based high-speed Bluetooth
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3/18/2008   3 comments
According to the authors, IMT-2000 and 802.11 radios will interfere with each other unless they are located approximately 8 meters apart for 2.6 GHz and 16m apart at 2.3GHz.
RF switch platform aims to cut custom development time in half
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Check out Agilent Technologies' new RF switch platform that is designed to simplify the task of defining and building a custom switch matrix.
Harris receives $45.2 million order from U.S. Air Force for Falcon radios
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Find out more about the tactical radios Harris is supplying to enable a fleet of mine resistant ambush protected vehicles.
Design considerations when integrating GPS into a cell phone
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Tessera's Bob Bernert takes a look at how incorporating GPS functionality and maintaining small device form factors places greater demands on integration, reduced component size, and mechanical and material engineering.
Ethertronics ships 100 million embedded antennas
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Ethertronics Inc. announced the company has shipped more than 100 million of its isolated magnetic dipole (IMD) antennas.
Staccato delivers Certified Wireless USB native device development kit
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
The kit is built around the Ripcord Control Library (RCL), a fully abstracted software library that provides services to simplify the interface to the Ripcord1.
Miniature power meters range up to 26.5GHz
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3/17/2008   Post a comment
Satori Technology releases the ST265 high dynamic range USB power meters.
Radio Architectures, Pt 4: sensitivity, noise, front-end amplifiers
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3/14/2008   Post a comment
Wish you knew more about radio architectures? Then this series is for you. Part 4 continues the discussion, covering RF system sensitivity and noise as well as the basics of RF front end amplifiers.
Study forecasts sunny future for femtocells
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3/14/2008   Post a comment
Forward Concepts has released an analysis of the worldwide femtocell market and the chips that enable them.
IEEE launches new program to certify engineers
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3/14/2008   Post a comment
New Wireless Communication Engineering Technologies Certification Program certifies practical knowledge and technical skills of wireless communications professionals
WiMedia chip companies announce certifications
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3/12/2008   Post a comment
Wordwide operation and FCC approvals were announced separately by Wisair, Alereon and WiQuest.
60 GHz in our future?
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
It's not a matter of if, but when.
Coresonic delivers WiMAX baseband solution tailored for silicon vendors
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
Based on the company's LeoCore programmable baseband processor technology, the solution provides complete IEEE 802.16 functionality from the RF interface through to the central processor interface.
Wi-Fi test bed automation makes certification testing more efficient
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3/11/2008   Post a comment
Increasingly, Wi-Fi is evolving and adapting into new and clever uses. This article from a certification test company gives designers the inside scoop on the Wi-Fi testing and certification process.
TriQuint buys WJ Communications for $72M
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has signed a deal to acquire WJ Communications Inc. for $72 million in stock.
Triple-mode PCTV chip supports worldwide broadcast standards
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors is calling its SAA7231 the world's smallest single-chip PCTV product that supports worldwide broadcast standards.
CSR advances Bluetooth headset design
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3/10/2008   Post a comment
CSR has launched BlueVox DSP, a low cost Bluetooth mono headset design with enhanced DSP-based Clear Voice Capture (CVC) echo and noise cancellation technology.
Rohde & Schwarz upgrade handles A-GPS conformance testing
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
The option is available for the R&S SMU200A and R&S SMATE200A vector signal generators as well as for the R&S AMU200A baseband signal generator.
Hardware needs limit software radio
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3/7/2008   3 comments
This paper presents major design and implementation issues and reaches the conclusion that even using intensive software processing, the attempt to design a real world software radio will result, contrary to common expectations, in a big, heavy, power hungry and very expensive device.
Galileo sat-nav test bird set for April launch
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3/7/2008   Post a comment
Galileo, Europe's technically advanced but politically mired satellite navigation project, is set to hit the airwaves again as Giove-B, the second demonstrator spacecraft , has been given a late April launch date.
RFID Essentials: An Introduction to RFID--Part III
Design How-To  
3/6/2008   1 comment
RFID--What is it? Here is the third segment of an excerpt from Chapter 1 of RFID Essentials. This multi-part series will take you from nuts and bolts, through challenges, all the way to adoption guidelines. This week features a focus on applications.
ZIF tuner targets UHF-Band MMDS applications
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3/6/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2117 zero-IF (ZIF) tuner for UHF-band MMDS applications. Suitable for set-top boxes, the ZIF tuner is compatible with most DVB-S demodulators.
InGaP power amplifiers address base station apps
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3/5/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has expanded its wireless infrastructure product portfolio with the introduction of the SPA-1426Z and SPA-1526Z power amplifiers.
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