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posted in April 2013
Tracking down interference in complex RF environments
Design How-To  
4/30/2013   4 comments
Agilent system engineers report how the use of "gapless capture" allows the continuous measurement of data over long durations to ensure the capture of RF events.
Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders
Design How-To  
4/30/2013   3 comments
Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.
Active antennas invade next-gen smartphones
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
OEMs trying to span more spectrum bands and ultimately boost coverage, battery life and data rates.
Open-source goes RF
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4/23/2013   Post a comment
RF is amazingly powerful, ubiquitous in our world and a valuable tool for any engineer. Sadly, my rough introduction and the high barrier to entry has kept me from digging too deeply into RF thus far in my career.
API adds GaN to power amplifiers
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
API Technologies expands high-performance power amplifier line to includes GaN-based power amplifier.
Energy harvesting wireless — the secret to M2M's success
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
Technological developments and the flexible capabilities of cloud services have made it possible to cost effectively provide a great deal of information for M2M applications using wireless modules.
Serial startup CEO takes over at 'white-space' pioneer
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
Stan Boland, former CEO of soft-modem company Icera, has taken over as CEO of Neul, a U.K. startup pioneering the use of television white-space spectrum for machine-to-machine communications.
Dual-interface NFC tags connects smartphones to any device
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4/6/2013   Post a comment
Inside Secure has released an innovative near field communication (NFC) tag that creates virtually limitless possibilities for interactions between NFC mobile devices like smartphones and a broad range of medical, communications, entertainment and other electronic devices.
Robo-fish to patrol oceans
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4/4/2013   6 comments
Cyro, Virginia Tech's robotic jellyfish, will surveil ocean, monitor for pollutants.


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