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Broadband RF mixer targets MIMO
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6/29/2011   Post a comment
Linear Technology's dual-broadband RF mixer draws 300mW/channel for 4G MIMO multi-mode receivers
Neul raises $12.8 million for M2M radio
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6/29/2011   2 comments
Neul Ltd., a startup company working with Microsoft, Nokia and Samsung to use so-called TV white-space spectrum for machine-to-machine communications, has raised $12.8 million from a venture capital syndicate.
GPS an unreasonable search?
6/28/2011   23 comments
Today the AP reported that the US Supreme Court will take up the case to decide whether the use of GPS devices violates the fourth amendment to the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.
Adapt low-band ISM transmitters for high-band operation
Design How-To  
6/28/2011   5 comments
The article specifically discusses a series of tests and analyzes how much power can be transmitted at 868MHz from one or more of the ISM-band RF transmitters designed for the 300MHz to 450MHz range.
ANADIGICS’ PA offers best in class power efficiency
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
The new device aims for small-cell wireless infrastructure such as microcells, picocells, and femtocells.
High-Power, ceramic-based filters target military and homeland security markets
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. recently introduced connectorized, high power filters for military, homeland security, airborne and high-end commercial transceiver applications from its Trans-Tech division.
Skyworks LNAs serve 1.5 to 3GHz
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6/28/2011   Post a comment
The new LNA runs on only 5mA of current for general purpose wireless applications.
RFICs integrate ESD, RF overdrive, DC overvoltage
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6/27/2011   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor recently released the first members in a new family of integrated RF amplifiers that aim to lower power consumption while protecting mobile networks from disruption and service failures across 0.4 to 4GHz.
Smart energy module combines metering and control
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6/26/2011   Post a comment
ByteSnap Design has developed a ZigBee Smart Energy-compliant module that provides both metering and control in smart energy systems.
Sensors: More than MEMS
6/21/2011   2 comments
The fact that I spend too much time focusing on consumer electronics was brought home to me vividly by a visit to the recent Sensors Expo 2011 in Chicago. Far from the niche show that I expected, it was swamped by over 4,000 attendees checking out 140 exhibiting companies, making navigating the aisles a good application for GPS, LIDAR, a 3-axis accelerometer and a collision-avoidance system.
Narda's circulators cover 2 to 4 and 7 to 12 GHz
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6/20/2011   Post a comment
Narda, an L-3 Communications, has unveiled the Model 4923 and Model 4925 that are claimed to cover 2 to 4 and 7 to 12 GHz, respectively
AWR 2011 enhancements offer design sharing
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6/17/2011   Post a comment
AWR 2011 adds new features and productivity enhancements to every product in the suite, including Microwave Office™ high-frequency design software, AXIEM® 3D planar electromagnetic (EM) analysis software, Visual System Simulator™ (VSS) communication system design and optimization software, and Analog Office® RFIC design software.
Smart energy module combines metering and control
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6/14/2011   Post a comment
ByteSnap Design has developed a ZigBee Smart Energy-compliant module that provides both metering and control in smart energy systems.
Peering inside a portable, $200 cancer detector, Part 1
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6/13/2011   2 comments
Harvard University and Massachusetts General Hospital have developed a small, inexpensive cancer-detection device; here are the design and construction details
CMOS PAs improve RF performance and save BOM for 3G mobile handsets
Design How-To  
6/11/2011   5 comments
For increased market success, it is necessary for CMOS PAs not only to deliver lower system cost, but also to outperform GaAs PAs on important system metrics.
Impressions of IMS2011
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
6/11/2011   1 comment
Basestations, Backhaul, and Radar
Toshiba GaN HEMTs include PA for satcom
Product News  
6/11/2011   1 comment
At IMS2011, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. announced the TGI1314-25L, a gallium nitride (GaN) semiconductor high electron mobility transistor (HEMT), the latest addition to its power amplifier (PA) product family.
NXP puts the 'extreme' in extremely rugged LDMOS transistors
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6/10/2011   Post a comment
New XR family is designed for the toughest engineering environments, surviving VSWR of 125:1 at 1200W.
AVX Accu-P series thin-film capacitor
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6/9/2011   Post a comment
AVX is providing tight tolerance capacitors and inductors with any requested value specifically for matching antenna circuits.
Wide Bluetooth, Wi-Fi adoption seen in handsets
6/7/2011   1 comment
UBM TechInsights reviewed the lineups of Qualcomm and acquisition Atheros to assess their merger’s impact on a handset market, including silicon, that’s embracing Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.
Final Preparations for MTT-S IMS2011!
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
6/2/2011   Post a comment
This week before as we’re doing the final packing, completing our checklists and handling those last minute issues we do it with growing excitement and expectation mixed with a bit of worry – will it all go okay?
Integrated switch and LNA modules target TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE base stations
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Avago Technologies has announced a series of high-power switch low-noise amplifier (LNA) modules dedicated for use in front-end receiver designs of TD-SCDMA and TD-LTE base transceiver station (BTS) applications.
Avago rolls first WiMAX coexistence front end module
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Avago Technologies introduces the market's first WiMAX coexistence front-end module in an effort to simplify the design of mobile electronics
Free RF design tools aim to speed time to market
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
ADI's RF signal chain calculator and PLL synthesizer tools allowing engineers to model RF signal chains using ADI’s RFIC devices.
ADI launches industry-leading PLL
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) reports that its new PLL (phase-locked loop) synthesizer for wireless communication systems features the industry’s best combination of integration, performance, flexibility and the widest continuous frequency-range coverage for a single RF device.
RFMD IQ modulators include local oscillator
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices, Inc. announced two new low-power IQ modulators featuring integrated fractional-N synthesizers and voltage controlled oscillators (VCO).
Crystek's CVCO55CC-0827-0840 VCO
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Crystek's latest VCO (Voltage Controlled Oscillator) operates from 827 MHz to 840 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.2 V to 4.7 V.
Fastrax UC430 GPS chip antenna
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Fastrax has unveiled the Fastrax UC430, a combination of a complete GPS receiver and an integrated chip antenna packed in a miniature form factor.
Molex 2.4 GHz ISM antenna is one of the smallest in its class
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6/1/2011   Post a comment
Molex's standard antenna for applications using the 2.4 GHz band and Wi-Fi measures just 3 mm x 3 mm x 4 mm.

In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.
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