Breaking News
Content tagged with RF/Microwave
posted in March 2010
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
Practical Embedded Security - Part 1: PPP, Ethernet and ARP
Design How-To  
3/29/2010   Post a comment
This week, Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Practical Embedded Security" looks at low-level communications protocols, including PPP and Ethernet, and their specific security features and requirements.
DesignArt launches 4G basestation chip family
Product News  
3/29/2010   Post a comment
DesignArt Networks Ltd. (Ra'anana, Israel) has announced its DAN3000 family of ICs for use in 4G LTE and IMT-Advanced basestations. The company said its chips would allow the deployment of multi-gigabit mobile radio access networks (RANs).
Are you ready to go nonlinear?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
3/27/2010   2 comments
S-Parameters are good and still essential, but you need to be ready to go into the nonlinear regime
Adding 3G Radio to Embedded Devices: Five Steps to Success
Design How-To  
3/26/2010   Post a comment
A 3G radio is rapidly becoming standard equipment on embedded devices. 3G technology offers much faster download and upload speeds compared to older cellular technologies and, for the first time, allows for simultaneous data and voice transmission. With these and other benefits, more OEMs are finding 3G radios make their devices much more capable and powerful.
ESC: Microchip simplifies access to embedded wireless
Product News  
3/26/2010   9 comments
Recent moves regarding ZigBee, Wi-Fi and Google have greatly increased the opportunities for designers of embedded systems, once they overcome the many issues associated with embedded wireless, from determinism to FCC regulations to rising concerns regarding security.
Report has microntrollers grow to $12 billion this year
News & Analysis  
3/26/2010   Post a comment
The microcontrollers market will likely exceed a value of $12 billion for 2010, according to a market research firm.
Femtocells set for explosive growth, says iSuppli
News & Analysis  
3/25/2010   Post a comment
The ecosystem around the cellular basestations that improve indoor wireless coverage will experience explosive growth in 2010 and several years thereafter, according to market research company iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.).
Groups seek path to bring smart grid home
News & Analysis  
3/24/2010   2 comments
Members of the ad hoc U-Snap Alliance hope to field this summer the first products based on its specifications for carrying smart grid data over home networks, one of a handful of new efforts seeking ways to unite today's fragmented wired and wireless technologies for emerging energy applications.
Comment: Google PowerMeter is watching you
Blog  
3/24/2010   8 comments
Google PowerMeter is an ambitious project and potentially a good thing, but it is full of social implications.
Google, Microchip develop energy monitor software
News & Analysis  
3/24/2010   Post a comment
Microcontroller company Microchip Technology Inc. (Chandler, Ariz.) has announced the result of a partnership with software giant Google Inc. to produce a reference implementation of the Google PowerMeter application programming interface.
Report highlights emerging 'killer apps' for MEMS
Product News  
3/23/2010   Post a comment
An emerging set of killer applications of micro-electro-mechanical systems is on the horizon, according to Yole Development , which predicts that the total MEMS market will climb from $7 billion in 2009 to over $18 billion in 2015.
Handsets with Wi-Fi to hit 25% in 2102, says In-Stat
News & Analysis  
3/23/2010   1 comment
Mobile handsets with embedded Wi-Fi continued to experience growth in 2009 despite total handset shipment declines, according to market watcher In-Stat (Scottsdale, Ariz.).
SiGe downconverting mixer delivers high linearity, noise performance
Product News  
3/23/2010   Post a comment
Maxim's latest SiGe downconverting mixer delivers a combination of high linearity, noise performance, and component integration over a wide band of operation.
Greening processor design
Design How-To  
3/22/2010   8 comments
For the engineers and designers, delivering a high-performance design, while keeping energy conservation in mind, remains a delicate balance. Fundamental advances at the silicon design level, however, have led to significant improvements in power efficiency for many of these electronics. To that effect in the last few years much of the attention of the industry has been focused on multicore architectures. While this architecture shift has certainly helped address some power concerns, a lesser kn
4G/LTE chips coming . . . but first, a little chaos
News & Analysis  
3/22/2010   8 comments
As the wireless industry transitions to WiMax/LTE, gone are the days when baseband chip vendors could continuously hold onto their existing 3G/2G solutions. On the horizon is the industry's growing appetite for DSPs -- specifically designed to run Software Defined Radio (SDR), according to CEVA.
RFID firm raises $12 million in Series D funding
News & Analysis  
3/18/2010   Post a comment
Tagsys, developer of RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) systems, announced it has secured 8 million euros ($12 million) in a fourth round of financing, bringing the total venture capital raised to date to 71 million euros ($97.7 million).
LTE wireless ramp surges to $5B in 2014
News & Analysis  
3/18/2010   Post a comment
Wireless carriers will buy as much as $240 million in gear for the 4G Long Term Evolution networks this year, surging to $5 billion by 2014, according to Dell 'Oro Group.
Smart grid protocol will ride Wi-Fi at home
Product News  
3/17/2010   Post a comment
Zigbee and Wi-Fi backers will collaborate to on bringing the Smart Energy 2.0 protocol to Wi-Fi networks as the first phase of a broad collaboration between the Zigbee Alliance and the Wi-Fi Alliance on wireless home area networks for smart grid applications.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - People Power announces SuRF Developer's Kit for home area networks
Product News  
3/16/2010   Post a comment
People Power Company has announced the SuRF (Sensor Ultra Radio Frequency) Developer's Kit for OSHAN (Open Source Home Area Network). The kit is designed to ease development of smart, environmentally friendly applications for household electronics and devices.
Understanding Assembly Language for IA-32 and Intel 64 Architectures - Part 1: Basic overview and instruction set extensions
Design How-To  
3/15/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of a look at understanding assembly language for IA-32 and Intel 64 architectures offers a basic overview of the instruction sets and details on Streaming SIMD Extensions and Advanced Vector Extensions.
Analyst: Smartphones sales surged in 4Q '09
Product News  
3/15/2010   Post a comment
Smartphone sales surged 25 percent in the fourth quarter of 2009 compared to sales in the previous quarter with Apple, Nokia and Research in Motion all riding the wave, a particularly sharp rebound from generally depressed sales last year, said an analyst from ABI Research.
Chip firm makes solar cells on RF production kit
News & Analysis  
3/15/2010   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices Inc., a provider of radio frequency integrated circuits for wireless communications applications, has claimed that it has manufactured the industry's first photovoltaic cell using high-volume six-inch gallium arsenide (GaAs) semiconductor production machinery.
Email: Is energy harvesting for WSNs overhyped?
Blog  
3/12/2010   2 comments
A marketing professional with an interest in wireless sensor networks suggests a couple of questions to be put to the panel due to take place at Embedded Systems Conference.
This Town Ain't Big Enough for the Both of Us. . .
Design How-To  
3/12/2010   1 comment
LDMOS vs. GaN in the Battle for the Tower Top
HARDWARE TOOLS - ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 JumpStart Kit speeds wireless multimedia dev
Product News  
3/12/2010   Post a comment
Digi International's ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 Digi JumpStart Kit includes the ConnectCore Wi-i.MX51 core module, the industry's first core module designed specifically for low power, wireless multimedia applications, as well as development board, Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R3 board support package, and a 7-inch WVGA LCD.
Email: Is there still room for startups in WSN?
News & Analysis  
3/12/2010   2 comments
A postgraduate student from Newscastle in the northeast of England writes asking if there is room left for startups to make an impact in wireless sensor networks. If so, he asks that the industry to save a space for him while he finishes his PhD.
Ralink, TrendChip merge to form wireless, broadband IC player
News & Analysis  
3/11/2010   Post a comment
Ralink Technology Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan), a developer of wireless chips, has announced an agreement to take over the broadband chipset supplier TrendChip Technologies Corp. (Hsinchu, Taiwan).
Discrete audio amplifier basics - Part 1: Bipolar junction transistor circuits
Design How-To  
3/10/2010   8 comments
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Audio Engineering: Know it All" covers the basics of bipolar junction transistors and looks at some typical BJT audio circuit configurations.
Audio codecs, algorithms target the ARM Cortex-M4
Product News  
3/10/2010   Post a comment
Ittiam Systems has announced audio processing software for the ARM Cortex-M4 processor, including a fully optimized implementation of MP3 and WMA decoders, complemented by a set of audio effects and acoustic processing algorithms.
BOARDS - Digi launches industry's first 'foolproof' programmable ZigBee module
Product News  
3/10/2010   Post a comment
Digi launches industry's first 'foolproof' programmable ZigBee module with isolated software that speeds ZigBee development.
Small-sized PA reduces component cost
Product News  
3/9/2010   Post a comment
Targeted at Bluetooth, 802.15.4/ZigBee and other 2.4 GHz applications, California Eastern Laboratories is now shipping its new µPG2251T6M GaAs power amplifier (PA), which eliminates the need for RF component matching.
TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications - The Network Layer, Part 1: The Internet Protocol
Design How-To  
3/8/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "TCP/IP Embedded Internet Applications" begins with a look at the Internet Protocol, including the IP header, the IP checksum and fragmentation.
Optimizing Embedded Designs for the Intel Atom Processor
Design How-To  
3/8/2010   Post a comment
Designers must understand intricacies involved in hardware, software, and end delivery to select the right Atom-based solution for their embedded devices.
Analog Devices offers WSN transceiver
Product News  
3/8/2010   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has announced today the availability of an RF transceiver targeting short-range wireless systems in the 2.4-GHz ISM band.
Broadcom takes stake in multicore pioneer Tilera
News & Analysis  
3/8/2010   Post a comment
Broadcom Corp. (Irvine Calif.) has made an investment in multicore processor developer Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.).
Improved user experiences are possible with enhanced FM radio data system (RDS) reception
Design How-To  
3/8/2010   Post a comment
Understand this FM broadcast "add-on", factors influencing RDS performance, and why it is important to improve the receiver performance.
Email: Where's the top down view of wireless sensor networks?
Blog  
3/8/2010   Post a comment
A reader asks "What is the overall blueprint for sensor networks?"
WIRELESS/RF - Rabbit launches first wireless comm and control on chip for industrial automation
Product News  
3/6/2010   Post a comment
Rabbit launches first wireless comm and control on chip for industrial automation, plans easy-to-use, ultra-compact MiniCore networking modules.
RF meets power lines: designing intelligent smart grid systems that promote energy efficiency
Blog  
3/5/2010   1 comment
Low-power analog, mixed-signal, and RF building blocks are needed to tranform the power-grid plans into reality
RF meets power lines: designing intelligent smart grid systems that promote energy efficiency
Design How-To  
3/5/2010   Post a comment
Low-power analog, mixed-signal, and RF building blocks are needed to tranform the power-grid plans into reality
Blue Wonder launches LTE modem core, software
Product News  
3/5/2010   Post a comment
Blue Wonder Communications GmbH (Dresden, Germany) has launched what it claims is the world's first embeddable LTE modem core.
Beamforming Wi-Fi startup raises $15 million
News & Analysis  
3/4/2010   Post a comment
Quantenna Communications Inc., a developer of silicon for wireless networking that delivers guaranteed bandwidth, has raised $15 million in a Series D round of financing from its current investors Grazia Equity, Sequoia Capital, Sigma Partners, Southern Cross, Swisscom, and Venrock Associates.
ESC: Panel to debate wireless sensor networks
News & Analysis  
3/4/2010   4 comments
A panel of experts has been drawn together to discuss the future of wireless sensor networks at the Embedded Systems Conference, which take place April 26 to 29 at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California.
Wi-Fi tester encapsulates "keep it simple" principle
Product News  
3/3/2010   Post a comment
This handheld unit provides extensive insight and troubleshooting for IEEE 802-based LANs
Digital Signal Processing: A Practical Guide (Part 5) - Radar
Design How-To  
3/3/2010   Post a comment
This book is intended for those who work in or provide components for industries that use digital signal processing (DSP).
Bluetooth enters smart grid market
News & Analysis  
3/3/2010   Post a comment
The Bluetooth SIG has formed the Smart Energy Study Group to address smart energy initiatives sponsored by governments and other organizations on energy management throughout the world.
Dual-interface EEPROM enables remote access to electronic device parameters
Product News  
3/2/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has started to sample RFID-compatible EEPROMs that provide the flexibility to remotely program or update electronic products, anytime during their lifetime, and anywhere in the supply chain.
Unclonable 'silicon DNA' secures RFID tags
News & Analysis  
3/2/2010   Post a comment
Verayo's unclonable chips leverage each chip's unique "silicon DNA" to combat counterfeiting. Extending the concept from military apps to mass-market RFID tags required a tweak of Verayo's authentication technology to free it from reliance on an online database.
Netbooks dominate segmenting mobile sector
News & Analysis  
3/1/2010   Post a comment
Netbooks will continue to command the lion's share of a rapidly growing and segmenting market for mobile systems, according to projections from ABI Research.
Bridge Architecture: revolutionizing dual-mode 4G cellular-modem dongle design
Design How-To  
3/1/2010   2 comments
Understand your design options and tradeoffs when providing next-level wireless network access
Page 1 / 2   >   >>


Flash Poll
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Life
Frankenstein's Fix, Teardowns, Sideshows, Design Contests, Reader Content & More
Max Maxfield

Feast Your Orbs on My Jiggly Exercise Machine
Max Maxfield
52 comments
Last weekend, I was chatting with my mother on the phone. She's all excited that I'm coming over to visit for a week in November. "I'll be seeing you in only seven weeks," she trilled ...

Glen Chenier

Missing Datasheet Details Can Cause Problems
Glen Chenier
3 comments
It is often said that "the devil is in the details." All too often those details are hidden deep within a datasheet, where you can easily overlook them. When a datasheet reference circuit ...

David Blaza

RadioShack: The End Is Nigh!
David Blaza
123 comments
I'm feeling a little nostalgic today as I read about what looks like the imminent demise of RadioShack, at least as we currently know it. An old ubiquitous cartoon image popped into my ...

Larry Desjardin

Engineers Should Study Finance: 5 Reasons Why
Larry Desjardin
47 comments
I'm a big proponent of engineers learning financial basics. Why? Because engineers are making decisions all the time, in multiple ways. Having a good financial understanding guides these ...