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Making MIMO Work: Test architectures for MIMO RFICs (part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
5/29/2012   4 comments
Careful selection of test equipment selection and set up can address the practical constraints of testing RFIC devices in a MIMO topology. Part 1 provides an overview of MIMO.
Home sweet smart home
Design How-To  
5/29/2012   11 comments
With energy costs as a top concern and the proliferation of connected electronic products, the need for a connected smart home and smart meter is more real than ever. In short, the smart grid and the smart home network need to evolve to the next level to meet user demands.
Dresden sets up 5G communications research lab
Research  
5/28/2012   1 comment
The Technical University of Dresden in Germany is setting up a laboratory to explore technologies for 5G wireless systems beyond LTE-Advanced.
EMI receiver reduces test time from hours to seconds
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5/23/2012   Post a comment
External modules extend the instrument's frequency range to 18 GHz.
Switch enhances network, military communications
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. has introduced a 120 Watt PIN Diode single pole double throw (SPDT) switch MASW-000936 for network applications and military communications.
Front end module targets LTE and WiMAX
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5/22/2012   Post a comment
RFMD’s RFFM7600 front end module (FEM) for 2.5GHz to 2.7GHz LTE/WiMAX contains an amplifier with transmit (Tx) harmonic filtering and Tx/Rx switching
Building better M2M devices through antenna optimization
Design How-To  
5/21/2012   4 comments
This article discusses the important process of antenna selection, how to incorporate antennas in M2M devices and the recipe for connectivity success.
Semtech SX1243 RF transmitter
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5/17/2012   Post a comment
Semtech's latest RF transmitter has very low current consumption and operates between 310MHz – 928MHz.
Analyzer measures time domains and channel power
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5/16/2012   Post a comment
Portable unit is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
The basics of testing op amps, part 4:Testing op amps requires stable test loops
Design How-To  
5/16/2012   7 comments
To achieve stable test loops, you need to use the right capacitor values. A spreadsheet can help you find those values. Two loop-compensation methods will work, but one will achieve loop stability much faster than the other.
Mixer targets broadband radio signals
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5/15/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology announces the LTC5567, a 300MHz to 4GHz downconverting mixer that supports 4G wireless base stations and range receiver applications.
5GHz RFIC supports multiple WLAN devices
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5/15/2012   Post a comment
The RFX5000 RFeIC is a single-chip/single-die, integrated RF front-end on pure complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) silicon and covers the 802.11a/n/p frequency band (4.90 to 5.95 GHz).
Multichannel DDS enables efficient FSK/PSK modulation
Design How-To  
5/14/2012   2 comments
This product how-to article describes how two synchronized DDS channels can implement a zero-crossing FSK or PSK modulator.
How to engineer EM circuits, Part 3: Understanding Numerical Integration
Design How-To  
5/11/2012   3 comments
This excerpt covers types of integration rules (including classical polynomial rules and Newton-Cotes polynomial rules)
Freescale baseband-to-antenna reference design targets femtocells
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
Targeting femtocells the new reference design works for WCDMA as well as LTE and is configurable for FDD and TDD applications up to 2.7GHz.
Maxim’s femtocell transceivers target WCDMA, cdma2000
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX2551 and MAX2553 femtocell transceivers for WCDMA (Bands 1 to 6 and 8 to 10) and cdma2000 (Band Class 0, 1, and 10).
Filter bank spans 950MHz to 18.05GHz
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
Planar Monolithics Industries, Inc. now offers an eight channel switched filter bank that covers passband frequencies of 950MHz to 18.05GHz.
Five band 3G module for global M2M applications
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5/6/2012   Post a comment
Sierra Wireless has developed a five band 3G HSPA+ module for global deployments of M2M systems.
DVGAs promise convenience for 3G 4G communications
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5/1/2012   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor, Inc has released two digitally-controlled variable gain amplifiers (DVGAs) that are designed to integrate functionality and reduce bill of material
Portable video RF link enhances HD/SDI capable cameras
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5/1/2012   Post a comment
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC now offers its RF Central microLite HD Elite  System.
Book Excerpt: How to engineer EM circuits
Design How-To  
5/1/2012   6 comments
Designed for use by microwave engineers, this 300-page text entitled Numerical Methods for Engineering: An Introduction Using MATLAB and Computational Electromagnetics teaches how to create the necessary computer code to engineer antennas, microwave circuits, and other applications using EM fields and waves.


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