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posted in April 2011
How to get smart about wireless backhaul
Design How-To  
4/26/2011   1 comment
Can microwave really support 4G backhaul capacities?
Freescale RF power LDMOS transistors target wireless base stations
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4/26/2011   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has introduced two LDMOS RF power transistors that allow wireless base station amplifiers to cover all channels in an entire allocated frequency band.
Telit supports smart metering initiatives with energy-efficient, wireless M-Bus module
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4/24/2011   Post a comment
Telit Wireless Solutions has launched a module featuring wireless M-Bus transfer technology.
Battery-less, RF-powered energy harvesting wireless sensor system targets building and industrial automation
Product News  
4/24/2011   1 comment
Powercast Corporation has unveiled its Lifetime Power Wireless Sensor System for wireless environmental monitoring in HVAC control and building automation.
One-box emulator targets LTE
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4/21/2011   Post a comment
Spirent Communications has introduced the VR5 HD Spatial Channel Emulator for testing MIMO-based wireless base stations and mobile devices.
RFM adds Wi-Fi and Bluetooth combo modules to portfolio
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4/17/2011   Post a comment
RF Monolithics has introduced the WLS-series of Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi plus Bluetooth combination modules to the company's integrated short-range radio products.
Testing times for LTE – can it co-exist with 2 and 3G systems?
Design How-To  
4/15/2011   9 comments
The article expands on this industry background, including the introduction of voice over LTE, and defines and describes the various scenarios for Inter-RAT (Radio Access Technology) handover, including the proposed alternative fall-back scenarios for voice.
Murata JSC series RF micro coaxial connectors
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4/14/2011   Post a comment
Murata's latest RF micro coaxial connector series has a maximum profile of just 1.0mm, making it well-suited for high-tech wireless products including tablets, smart phones, e-books and other mobile devices.
VCXO targets 4G wireless infrastructure
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4/14/2011   Post a comment
Precision Devices has announced the VC40, a voltage-controlled crystal oscillator (VCXO) that spans 60 to 800MHz.
Open source wireless connectivity
Blog  
4/12/2011   2 comments
I heard from Texas Instruments today about some new Wi-Fi and Bluetooth drivers available on openlink.org.
How to design next-generation RF remote controls
Design How-To  
4/12/2011   9 comments
If you are looking for an explanation of all the flavors of ZigBee and how RF4CE plays in this area, this article if for you.
Avago front end combines Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Product News  
4/12/2011   3 comments
Avago Technologies has released a front-end module for 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and Bluetooth radios in handsets and mobile routers for tablets and other portable PC devices.
Z-Communications source spans 3261 to 3263 MHz
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4/12/2011   Post a comment
Z-Communications, Inc. has announced a RoHS-compliant voltage-controlled oscillator
Multi-use gamma-sterilizable Gen 2 UHF tag
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4/10/2011   Post a comment
The Tego Radion tag is what manufacturers Tego announced as the first Gen 2 UHF tag capable of surviving repeated gamma-sterilization and other intense radiation exposure.
Agilent boosts performance in millimeter wave signal analysis
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4/8/2011   Post a comment
Agilent's new millimeter-wave PXA signal analyzer covers to 50GHz, and extends to 325+GHz with external mixing.
Skyworks: Varactor diode targets VCOs and filters
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4/5/2011   Post a comment
Skyworks has introduced the SMV2025-079LF hyperabrupt varactor diode that is optimized for a wide tuning range and low phase noise for VCO and voltage tuned filter applications
PXI RF switch achieves highest density
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4/5/2011   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has introduced the 40-755 multiplexer module as part of its line of PXI RF switches
Designing electronic circuits for EMC
Design How-To  
4/4/2011   10 comments
SciTech Publishing has just released a text called Designing Electronic Systems for EMC by William G. Duff. Here's an excerpt.
Optimize power control in 3G handsets
Design How-To  
4/4/2011   3 comments
Jim Nohrden, Black Sand's VP of Marketing, posits that closed-loop power control that relies on actual power delivered will allow mobile device designers to better balance radiated power, elegant design, and safety limits.
3D antenna printing yields an order of magnitude better performance than monopole antenna designs
Research  
4/3/2011   2 comments
Researchers at the University of illinois have experimented with omnidirectional printing techniques using metallic nanoparticle inks and a 3D controlled dispensing nozzle to manufacture very compact and high-performance antennas.
ISM band wireless gateways and nodes for industrial sensor networks
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4/3/2011   Post a comment
The SureCross Performance wireless gateways and nodes from Banner Engineering feature a high-power radio frequency architecture with 1-Watt transmit power in the 900 MHz ISM band.


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