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posted in May 2011
Wireless sensor node includes solar harvesting
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5/31/2011   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories Inc. has introduced a wireless sensor node solution powered by a solar energy harvesting source.
What's up with silicon on sapphire?
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5/31/2011   5 comments
Dr. Mark L. Burgener and Dr. Ronald E. Reedy, co-founders of Peregrine Semiconductor will be presented with the Noble award at IMS2011. I thought this would be a great opportunity to check in with them on the status of their work.
Wireless receiver design for digital communications: Propagation, Part 2
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5/31/2011   3 comments
In August 2011, SciTech Publishing will release Wireless Receiver Design for Digital Communications, 2nd Edition, by Kevin McClaning.
Wireless stereo audio modules feature audio codec firmware update
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Laird Technologies, Inc., has released its enhanced Bluetooth BTM510/511 and BTM520/521 wireless stereo audio modules with new firmware update.
AFE for auto radar provides signal path: 6-channel mux, PGA, LNA, filter, and 14-bit, 80-MapsADC
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5/25/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices AD8283 analog front end integrates analog signal chain, facilitates design and adoption of car radar
Skyworks broadband quadrature modulators support cellular infrastructure
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5/24/2011   1 comment
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced three wideband quadrature modulators for cellular infrastructure and high performance radio link applications.
Wireless receiver design for digital communications: Propagation, Part 1
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5/23/2011   2 comments
Covering types of propagation, propagation through free space, a homogenous medium, and a non-homogenous medium.
RF switch targets high-precision broadband
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5/23/2011   1 comment
Peregrine PE42551 50-Ohm RF switch minimizes phase and IL drift after switching event
Tiny quad-channel 14/16-bit, 100 MSPS ADC targets medical MRI, available without magnetic "personality"
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5/23/2011   Post a comment
TI ADS5263 delivers low power, small footprint with high SNR; optional non-magnetic package
Wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module offers continuous monitoring of carbon monoxide levels
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5/22/2011   Post a comment
Unitronic is planning to present a wireless-based, solar-powered sensor module for continuous monitoring of the carbon monoxide concentration in various buildings and in industrial applications at SENSOR+TEST 2011 in Nuremberg (Germany) from 7 to 9 June 2011.
Preview new products and technologies at IMS2011
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5/20/2011   2 comments
Heading to IMS2011/MTT-S in Baltimore this year? Get a preview now. Not able to make the show? See what's on tap.
Prisons and cell phones
5/17/2011   7 comments
If you are following the issue of sniffing out mobile phones in prison, you might be interested in some news out of Berkeley Varitronics Systems.
TriQuint extends RF family for cable
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5/17/2011   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor released three new products in its RF line for CATV/FTTH systems.
Gowanda conical inductors operate from 40MHz to 40GHz
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5/17/2011   Post a comment
Gowanda Electronics will launch its inaugural line of ultra-broadband conical inductors in Booth 730 at IMS2011.
Agilent launches scopes for engineering educators
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5/17/2011   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies’ InfiniiVision X-Series oscilloscopes are optimized for low-cost and high-performance and to fit the needs of engineering education.
NXP's foray into 'Internet of things' starts with light bulbs
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5/17/2011   22 comments
NXP Semiconductors’ foray into the “Internet of things” will start with IP-based light bulbs, according to Richard Clemmer, CEO of NXP.
Nordic Semiconductor: Lowering the energy of Bluetooth low energy
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5/16/2011   8 comments
There’s more to a winning chip than just complying with Bluetooth v4.0
Advances in integration for base station receivers
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5/16/2011   Post a comment
SiP technology provides significant performance and size advantages for base station receiver designs.
TV station reveals serious security flaws with RFID-equipped credit and debit cards
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5/15/2011   2 comments
Commenting on a consumer TV report into the insecurity of RFID-equipped credit and debit cards, SecurEnvoy says that the apparent ease with which researchers have been able to create a `magic wand' that reads cards at a distance shows that more work needs to be done on wireless encryption.
AR Benelux preps high power microwave test system for ESA satellites
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5/13/2011   Post a comment
Netherlands-based AR Benelux has developed a 10 channel High Power RF system in Ku-Band (10.7 – 12.8 GHz) for the European Space Agency (ESA) to test key component parts of ESA's future satellites.
NXP: No-big-chip-in-the-middle strategy
5/11/2011   16 comments
Mike Noonen, NXP's senior vice president for global marketing and sales, describes his company's strategy as "no big chip in the middle"--a handset or media tablet without that big fat SoC hogging all the real estate.
Analog Devices' wideband mixers boast industry-leading specs
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5/10/2011   Post a comment
For high performance applications, the solution has been to combine a number of passive mixers to achieve broadband coverage. The team at Analog Devices (ADI) decided to interpret this as a challenge, and set out to design a broader bandwidth passive mixer.
TriQuint unleashes 3G/4G amplifiers
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5/9/2011   Post a comment
TQP3M9006, TQP3M9018 & TQP3M9019 cascadable gain blocks improve performance of 3G / 4G wireless base station amplifiers and WiFi hot-spot applications
ADI shrinks DAC for wireless infrastructure
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5/9/2011   Post a comment
AD9146 D/A converter supports multi-carrier wireless standards using half the PCB space of competing devices
USB modems outselling embedded modules by more than 3:1, says ABI Research
5/8/2011   1 comment
As economies continue to improve, more devices will offer embedded modem connectivity, providing more incentive for customers to buy an embedded device rather than an external USB modem.
So many toys vying for affection
Engineering Investigations  
5/6/2011   24 comments
Do ham radio operators make good engineers or do good engineers make ham radio operators?
Pros and Cons of Using DC/DC Converters to Reduce PA Battery Current
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5/3/2011   Post a comment
With two-state power amplifiers optimized for use with a DC/DC converter offering equivalent performance to a three-state device, RF engineers and designers have several choices to deliver the optimal solution for each device.
Where am I? None of your business!
5/2/2011   10 comments
We shouldn't be surprised by all of the recent hoopla over tracking location information in smartphones.
RF module targets automatic meter reading
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5/2/2011   1 comment
The company reports that this is the world’s first compact RF module in the market compliant with the new standard.
STMicroelectronics combines downconverter and synthesizer for basestations
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5/2/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics announced The STW82100B series of integrated downconverter and synthesizer devices for use in wireless infrastructure equipment and RF instrumentation.
2G module with integrated A-GPS receiver claims to be world's smallest
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5/1/2011   1 comment
The GE864-GPS from Telit Wireless Solutions, is a quad band module and claims to be the smallest, most efficient GSM/GPRS M2M module on the market with embedded GPS receiver.

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