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Triquint and AWR launch incentive program for GaAs-MMIC designs
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
Project Jumpstart combines AWR's electronic design automation (EDA) tools and TriQuint's pseudomorphic high electronic mobility transistor (pHEMT) foundry process.
Avago delivers tiny FETs for multiple wireless apps
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4/30/2008   Post a comment
VMMK-1218 and -1225 do not require negative voltage to operate, which results in lower costs and ease of use for RF designers.
Agilent EEsof enhances ADS
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
In this version, the company reports a 10x speedup in its 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) simulator (known as Momentum), and a 10X speedup in its non-linear harmonic balance circuit simulation with an advanced matrix preconditioner.
RF transceiver targets WiMAX
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products reports it has the industry's first production-ready, single-chip, 2.3GHz to 2.7GHz, WiMAX MIMO RF transceiver that improves receiver SNR by 10dB
SwissQual unveils platform extension for optimization of WiMAX nets
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
The Switzerland-based company's Diversity is a quality measurement platform that provides simultaneous, end-to-end testing for voice, data and video.
Kleer secures $28 million Series B funding
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Kleer's subsampling radio architecture delivers lossless CD-quality digital stereo audio and gives 10 times the battery life of a comparable Bluetooth solution.
Tips and tricks for predicting real-world 802.11n wireless performance
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Wireless testing too often revolves around hooking up a handful or so of laptops, PDAs, IP phones and other mobile devices and blitzing the network with traffic. Although informative, this gives no visibility into the nuances of large networks. Think scalability, degradation and traffic differentiation.
The certification game
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4/29/2008   Post a comment
Wave 1 certification of Mobile WiMAX products is a good thing. Wave 2 certification would be infinitely better.
RF Puzzler: A "Radio Frequency" Device
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/28/2008   2 comments
To simplify home management, this Radio Frequency device was recently installed in my house. Do you know what it is?
Microwave backhaul: design to deployment
Design How-To  
4/28/2008   1 comment
This article takes a look at the issues involved in creating a microwave backhaul system. For many of you, this may provide insight on how your customers are using your equipment. For others, it is a good primer on what to consider when planning microwave backhaul network.
Wavesat powers Indonesia's first WiMAX deployment
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4/28/2008   Post a comment
The 2.3 GHz basestations and subscriber unit solution was manufactured by Hariff DTE.
Tattletale taps Wavecom for wireless portable alarm system
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Wavecom's cellular wireless technology enables portable alarm systems to connect to Internet over the cellular network.
Web seminar addresses radiated performance for WiMAX
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
Ever wish you knew more about how to pass radio conformance, protocol conformance, and interoperability certification tests for WiMAX? Then this web seminar from Agilent Technologies and ETS-Lindgren may be for you.
MMIC switch targets multi-band antenna designs
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4/25/2008   Post a comment
NEC has addressed multi-band antenna tuning with its new UPG2189TB high power single-pole single-throw (SPST) GaAs MMIC switch.
'How to Cheat': The Physics of RFID--Part V
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
In this final segment of Chapter 2 from 'How to Cheat at Deploying and Securing RFID,' we finally pull it all together with a summary of the chapter and a glossary of key terms used throughout the article. The entire chapter--The Physics of RFID--provides a basic understanding of the physics of RFID communications and the characteristics that affect system performance during an RF wave's journey.
WiMAX Forum taps Tektronix for official protocol test tool
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix's G35-WiMAX protocol test solution will serve as the reference point to analyze the responses of individual devices in test scenarios specified by the WiMAX Forum.
Agilent receivers simultaneously measure all wireless technologies in all RF bands
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4/24/2008   Post a comment
The platform gives companies the ability to assess how all competitive networks in the market compare from an overall coverage perspective, regardless of the technology they use.
Aperto delivers 3.56-, 4.9 GHz WiMAX solutions
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
The company's Fixed WiMAX solution now includes support for 5.8 GHz, 5.4 GHz, 5.1 GHz, 4.9 GHz, 3.65 GHz, 3.5 GHz, and 3.3 GHz bands.
Agilent teams with NextWave on WiMAX power calibration, production test
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
The companies will collaborate to optimize RF power calibration speed and production test capabilities
Nitronex and Nujira collaborate on WiMAX PAs
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex and Nujira announced that they are working together to design a power amplifier (PA) reference design for WiMAX basestations delivering over 45% efficiency using GaN devices and high accuracy tracking technology.
Power divider handles up to 250W
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4/23/2008   Post a comment
Narda two-way power divider handles up to 250 W from 500 MHz to 2.5 GHz
When Power-over-Ethernet meets 802.11n: Not a pretty picture
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4/22/2008   2 comments
Despite is inherently longer range in the wireless domain, IEEE 802.11n has a drawback: It can easily consume more power than the IEEE 802.11af-203 Power-over-Ethernet standard allows. This article explains the challenges and how to work around them.
Challenges of silicon television-tuner design
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
The challenges faced in the design of integrated circuits for television receiver systems make television receivers (tuners & demodulators) among the toughest "radios" to build.
Cautionary 802.11n tales on the web
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
There's always at least a few kinks to be worked out with any new technology and 802.11n was not likely to be an exception.
Ruckus Wireless teams 802.11n with meshing technology to cut deployment costs
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4/21/2008   Post a comment
SmartMesh is a software upgrade that implements meshing technology that allow WLANs to self-organize, self-optimize, and self-heal.
Annals of Wireless: Behind the scenes at the creation of the first Bluetooth headset
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4/19/2008   Post a comment
"We had tried infrared and inductive technologies and turned them down. We had a so-called belt-pack solution with the headset connected to a small box you were wearing in your belt."
Mentor extends its RTOS-based smart user interface platform to Atmel MCUs
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4/18/2008   Post a comment
Demos running on the respective ATmel MCU evaluation kits are available for download from Mentor's web site.
'How to Cheat': The Physics of RFID--Part IV
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4/18/2008   1 comment
In this fourth segment of Chapter 2 from 'How to Cheat at Deploying and Securing RFID,' we finally experience the travel adventures of RF waves. Come along for the ride. The entire chapter--The Physics of RFID--provides a basic understanding of the physics of RFID communications and the characteristics that affect system performance during an RF wave's journey.
SiGe Semiconductor's PA boosts Wi-Fi performance
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4/17/2008   Post a comment
Packaged in a 3x3 QFN package and delivering excellent linearity, the SE2587L is the smallest of SiGe Semiconductor's discrete power amplifiers.
Electronics designer needed for small high-end wireless audio project
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4/16/2008   Post a comment
A poster on the Audio DesignLine forum is looking for an electronics designer to design a PCB for a small high-end wireless digital audio project. Anyone interested?
NXP, ST and NFC (Who wins?)
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4/15/2008   Post a comment
Near-field communications (NFC) is near and dear to NXP's strategic vision. And it's clearly one technology that it wants to keep after (if and when) the JV is formed.
How Bluetooth, UWB, and 802.11 stack up on power consumption
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4/15/2008   2 comments
Digital still cameras, mobile phones and personal media players require high bandwidth and low power consumption, and therefore also demand a wireless data connectivity technology capable of addressing these needs.
How to characterize surface-mount RF devices
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4/14/2008   1 comment
Learn how to use a simple linear simulator capable of manipulating S-parameters and S-Y-Z-matrix transformation to accurately de-embed surface-mount RF components on low-cost test fixtures
Small wideband RF tuner delivers versatility, flexibility
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4/14/2008   Post a comment
The RF200-2500TUNV1 is the first in a family from NuWaves Engineering of wideband, RF tuners (HiPerTUNER) that is designed for both receiver and transmitter filter applications.
Integrated audio processor targets two-way radios
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has introduced the CMX138, an integrated audio processor designed primarily for analog "leisure" two-way radio products.
Silicon Labs expands FM receiver portfolio
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4/11/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include four FM receivers, two of which provide embedded antenna support to enable FM radio reception without an external wired headset.
'How to Cheat': The Physics of RFID--Part III
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4/9/2008   1 comment
In this third segment of Chapter 2 from 'How to Cheat at Deploying and Securing RFID,' the topic is performing antenna power calculations. The entire 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.
An interesting hybrid
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4/9/2008   Post a comment
The first trial will be on three French national railway TGV trains. Since the trains travel at speeds as fast as 175 mph, this seems like quite an accomplishment.
Home automation group uses Enocean radio layer
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
At the Light & Building trade fair in Frankfurt, a group of home automation solution providers has launched the Enocean Alliance to foster the homonymous radio technology provided by startup company Enocean GmbH. The group standardizes on the Enocean physical layer, enabling interoperability between applications.
CSR's CEO ups the ante in wireless
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Joep van Beurden has been in the hot seat at wireless networking chip pioneer CSR (Cambridge, England) for just over four months, and as traditional with incoming CEOs, is in the midst of an 'operational review' that will be outlined to investors in May. He took time out to discuss with EE Times Europe some of the challenges and opportunities for both CSR and the industry.
Real-world deployments of wireless HD video: Is 802.11 ready?
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4/8/2008   Post a comment
Although one typically thinks that wireless anti-jamming technologies are used solely by the military and public safety entities, there is actually a growing need for commercial wireless systems to employ anti-jamming technology as well
Choosing and using resistive power splitters and dividers
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4/7/2008   Post a comment
Ever wonder when to use a two resistor versus a three resistor power splitter? Or, what's the difference between a splitter and a divider? Satori Technology's Tony Lymer takes this topic on as well as the ever popular topic of S-parameters.
Mentor Graphics and Agilent Technologies aim to streamline RF PCB development
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4/7/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics and Agilent Technologies announce an EDA integrated solution that they expect will cut RF-PCB development time in half
Network analyzer can test four ports up to 50 GHz
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4/6/2008   Post a comment
The Rohde & Schwarz R&S ZVA50's two integrated sources make it possible for the first time to perform measurements on multiport and balanced components at up to 50 GHz with a single instrument.
Power amplifier targets CDMA wireless handsets
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
ANADIGICS, Inc. has introduced the AWT6309 linear power amplifier (PA) designed specifically for use in CDMA wireless handsets and data devices that operate in the 1.7-GHz band.
LeCroy expands M-Type scope lineup
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy Corp. has expanded its M-Type oscilloscope lineup to include six new models ranging from 200 MHz to 2 GHz with comprehensive debug, validation and documentation tools.
RF chip provides WiMAX, WiFi connectivity
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4/4/2008   Post a comment
GCT Semiconductor is offering a single-chip solution that integrates WiMAX and WiFi radios, an ARM9 RISC processor, a 32-bit uniscalar DSP along with a full range of advanced interfaces for network, storage, and audio/visual device applications.
'How to Cheat': The Physics of RFID--Part II
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
Here is the second segment 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.
Spirent adds MIMO, beamforming options to channel emulator
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
With the new Spirent SR5500 configurations, users can quickly and accurately validate the performance of even the most complex MIMO and beamforming implementations.
Artimi receives wireless USB certification
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4/3/2008   Post a comment
As a certified as a silicon building block for wireless USB devices, the Artimi A0150 gives manufacturers a head-start on gaining product-level certification.
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