Music out of the blue RF & Microwave Designline Blog 4/27/2012 3 comments I love Bluetooth. Little did I know, seventeen years ago when I was assigned my first project to write about the origins of Bluetooth and the viking that inspired the name that it would bring so much joy and convenience to my life
Getting test-ready for 802.11ac Design How-To 4/24/2012 2 comments From a manufacturing test perspective, the evolution of WLAN standards is something that must be understood and planned for ahead of time.
Receiver protection: a game-changer Blog 4/24/2012 5 comments Receiver protection is a pretty important issue in radio transceivers of all kinds. Think about it…the receiver front-end is built to amplify very small signals – fractions of a microvolt – and needs to be protected from the output of the transmitter.
Changing the paradigm for TV silicon tuners Design How-To 4/24/2012 6 comments The ability to achieve the lowest cost system solution without compromising performance requires disruptive technology. This article will look at key TV market trends and their effect on next-generation TV front-end solutions.
Scope roundup RF & Microwave Designline Blog 4/17/2012 3 comments There's been a lot of news and events surrounding oscilloscopes lately, so I thought I would do a round up for you.
What’s up with TI and National Semiconductor? Design How-To 4/16/2012 11 comments It’s been six months since the combination of National Semiconductor and TI, so I thought it was a good time to see how things are going. Here is the text of my interview with Gregg Lowe, senior vice president of the company’s analog business.
Mixer spans 26 to 32GHz Product News 4/9/2012 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has released a triple balanced gallium arsenide (GaAs) metal semi-conductor field efficient transistor (MESFET) MMIC mixer die for microwave and millimeterwave radios, military sensors, and test and measurement equipment applications from 26 to 32 GHz.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...