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SIP streamlines low-energy Wi-Fi for smart homes
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3/27/2012   Post a comment
Qualcomm Atheros releases 802.11n low-energy Wi-Fi system-in-package for the intelligent home and building markets
Boosting long-haul microwave capacity with 1024 QAM
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3/27/2012   14 comments
As microwave spectrum is limited and is often encumbered with expensive frequency fees, advances in modulation techniques can contribute significantly to microwave spectrum efficiency and thus to capacity improvements.
Telit's HE910 is world's smallest penta-band HSPA+ module for M2M tracking
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3/21/2012   Post a comment
Telit Wireless Solutions claims that its HE910 is the world's smallest pentaband HSPA+ M2M module.
BAE Systems wins $34M DARPA contract
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3/21/2012   1 comment
BAE Systems plc (Bristol, England) announced it has obtained a $34 million contract from Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop the next generation Multi-Function Radio Frequency Advanced Rotary Wing Multifunction Sensor system for helicopter operations.
Antenna IP looks to slash cost
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3/20/2012   2 comments
Ploughshare Innovations (which licenses intellectual property developed by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory) has introduced an antenna design that operates across multiple frequency bands and features a bill of materials (BOM) cost that is expected to be under 10 cents in volume.
DESIGN West RF preview
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3/20/2012   Post a comment
If you are heading out to DESIGN West this year (March 26-29, McEnery Convention Center in San Jose), there are a lot of great things for RF & microwave engineers.
How FRAM RFID improves the medical sterilization process
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3/16/2012   Post a comment
Clean uncontaminated products, are critical for medical diagnostics and equipment; ferroelectric RAM and RFID technologies are combining to help assure that these products are safe.
AXSEM transceiver targets narrowband apps
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3/13/2012   Post a comment
The AXSEM AG model AX5043 is a SRD transceiver IC optimized for narrowband standards in Europe, the United States as well as in most Asian countries including Japan and Korea.
Antenna boosts in-building cellular communications
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3/13/2012   1 comment
Laird Technologies, Inc. has released the CMD69273 LTE MIMO 2-port omnidirectional celling mount antenna solution for 3G and 4G data communication within the in-building wireless (IBW) industry.
How to design a digital FM radio
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3/13/2012   14 comments
A plug-and-play FM receiver can be built using an FM receiver chip with a microcontroller or system on chip (SOC)
Exploiting the 5-GHz band for medical devices
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3/11/2012   1 comment
Understand benefits and issues when deploying the next wireless unlicensed LAN band
Transmitter/receiver pair serves as antitheft alarm
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3/8/2012   3 comments
Simple circuit consists of a transmitter/receiver pair that functions as an automobile antitheft alert system. When the vehicle leaves the area, this circuit sounds an alarm because the distance between the transmitter and receiver increases and the received power level falls below a predetermined threshold.
Skyworks unleashes family of switches for smartphones and tablets
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3/6/2012   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has expanded its series of antenna switch modules (ASMs) for smartphones and tablets, offering solutions in up to 14 throw counts to meet various handset manufacturers’ layout preferences and design needs.
ANADIGICS PAs support wireless infrastructure
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3/6/2012   Post a comment
ANADIGICS, Inc. offers the AWB7128 and AWB7228 power amplifiers (PAs) for E-UTRA Band 7 wideband code division multiple access (WCDMA) and LTE application
RF front-end module enables Wi-Fi applications
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3/6/2012   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc. offers the SST12LF03, an integrated RF front-end module for WLAN IEEE 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth® systems.
Product Roundup: Mobile World Congress, part 2
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3/2/2012   Post a comment
Wish you had made it to Barcelona? Never fear, intrepid reporter Larry Desjardin (contributing editor for Test & Measurement World) was on the scene, covering the best and brightest test equipment on display at Mobile World Congress.
Tuttle replaces Sayiner as CEO at Silicon Labs
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3/2/2012   4 comments
Tyson Tuttle (shown) will take the helm at analog and mixed-signal specialist Silicon Labs, the company announced, replacing Necip Sayiner as president and CEO effective April 18.


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