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 Cheat': The Physics of RFID
Design How-To 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.
Radio Architectures, Pt 5: ADCs and Receivers
Design How-To 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.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
Product News 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.
Hardware needs limit software radio
Design How-To 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.
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.