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Two RF transceivers enable secure transmission of remote data for smart grids
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced two new RF transceivers that deliver the best-in-class performance, low power consumption and high integration effective for smart grid and home and building automation applications.
RF transceivers address short-range ISM-band, io-homecontrol protocols
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices' latest RF transceivers enable secure and robust transmission of remote data for smart grids and home and building automation.
Nujira's DPD module said to simplify basestation design
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) claims the digital pre-distortion (DPD) version of its Coolteq-h power modulator will simplify the design of cellular basestations.
Swept spectrum analyzer offers sophisticated triggering for elusive signal capture, insight
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix RSA6000 Series operates to 14 GHz, triggers on signals within signals, performs sophisticated analysis
Design Tip: Simulating "Raw" Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) for a Quick Measure
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
This Agilent article shows a quick method of obtaining relatively complex information about a design's performance, specifically around EVM (Error Vector Magnitude) or BER (Bit Error Ratio).
Optimizing WLAN Test Systems for Measurement Speed
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
Understand the tradeoffs of the different test strategies for reducing test time of wireless local area networks
Fiber vs. satellite for long links: what's your pick?
5/23/2009   Post a comment
We use both types of long-distance connectivity techniques, and there are good reasons for doing so.
Acoustic applications are cutting through the noise
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Acoustic signal processing technologies examined at the Acoustical Society of America meeting focused on cutting through noise to improve signal detection and localization using arrays of MEMS microphones.
ADI claims power, BoM advances for transceivers
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has started sampling RF transceivers to support 4G picocell and microcell basestations that it claims could reduce power consumption and bill of material costs by 50 percent.
ZigBee Alliance proposes ZigBee Smart Energy as basis for future IEC Standard
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
The ZigBee Alliance is proposing the ZigBee Smart Energy public application profile should be used by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a basis for an IEC standard.
Goodbye, UWB; but we hardly knew you
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/16/2009   5 comments
Ultrawideband (UWB) was supposed to be the "next big thing", but it's not there yet (and may never be); what happened?
Why would anyone bolt-down mount an RF device?
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5/15/2009   Post a comment
Bolt-down versus solder-mount of RF power devices: what are the performance implications?
RFMD : Broadband products improve CATV infrastructure
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5/14/2009   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has added two products to its portfolio of broadband transmission products: the RFMD’s D10040300GTH hybrid power doubler amplifier module and OS10040320PW optical receiver module.
LNA targets applications in the 1.5 to 8-GHz band
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5/13/2009   Post a comment
Aimed at a wide range of wireless mobile communications applications, Avago Technologies has developed a fully integrated GaAs low-noise amplifier MMIC for use in the 1.5 to 8 GHz band.
2.4-GHz RF SoC supports IEEE 802.15.4 standard
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5/13/2009   Post a comment
TI is offering a complete low-power RF solution for ZigBee/IEEE 802.15.4, ZigBee RF4CE and smart energy.
ZigBee Alliance plans further integration of Internet protocols
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5/11/2009   Post a comment
By incorporating IT standards into its specification portfolio, the Alliance will help enable a new generation of Smart Grid applications including HAN devices, plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs), distributed generation and storage applications.
AMIMON launches second generation wireless 1080p chipset
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5/11/2009   Post a comment
The AMN 2120/2220 for HD video and high quality computer graphics conforms to the WHDI standard, delivers a multiform range (i.e. beyond 100 feet), and boasts a latency of less than 1 millisecond.
Design Considerations for Robust, Low-Power RF Products (Part 3)
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5/11/2009   Post a comment
Understand the techniques you can use to minimize power dissipation while achieving performance goals
CDMA cell-band, PCS front end modules boost handset efficiency
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5/7/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies announced two new front end modules (FEMs) that incorporate a power amplifier (PA), duplexer, band-pass filter and coupler to improve efficiency and extend talk time in mobile handsets.
Wi-Fi backers drive to 60 GHz
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5/6/2009   3 comments
Five top Wi-Fi chip makers and a handful of computer and consumer OEMs have created the Wireless Gigabit Alliance that aims to release later this year a specification for 60 GHz networking at rates up to 6 Gbits/second, competing with startups such as Amimon and SiBeam that have rallied similar alliances around their technologies and already delivered working chips to OEM partners.
High-linearity direct-quadrature offers frequency range of 5MHz to 1600MHz
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5/5/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology is offering a 5MHz to 1.6GHz high-linearity direct-quadrature modulator that extends the dynamic range performance of wireless transmitters.
Murata : Tiny RF switch is suitable for ultra wide band
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5/5/2009   Post a comment
Murata has enhanced the operating frequency range and reduced the footprint of its tiny RF switch connectors to create the SWG series, suitable for UWB (ultra wide band) applications.
Agilent rolls out WirelessHD compliance test system
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5/5/2009   Post a comment
Agilent's CTS-1000 system provides WirelessHD adopters with a complete solution for testing compliance of their devices to WirelessHD standards.
LNA line features pHEMT, SiGe technologies
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5/4/2009   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions' new product line supports high performance requirements for GPS, infrastructure, ISM band, satellite radio and WLAN applications.
Using Antenna Diversity to Create Highly Robust Radio Links
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5/4/2009   Post a comment
An improved algorithm can ease the burden of managing diversity antennas despite the additional hardware or software load they impose
Report: Ultrawideband dies by 2013
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5/4/2009   5 comments
Ultrawideband technology is effectively dead in consumer and computer markets, according to a new report from market watcher In-Stat that says Wi-Fi will take the vast majority of the market for handling high definition video over wireless links while Wi-Fi variants and 60 GHz options will grab a thin slice of the pie.
Motorola's "Green Phone" renews and recycles
Design How-To  
5/4/2009   1 comment
With the W233 Renew, Motorola attempts to oblige with a carbon-neutral, mostly recyclable entry-level GSM offering.

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