Neul raises $12.8 million for M2M radio News & Analysis 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? Blog 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.
RFICs integrate ESD, RF overdrive, DC overvoltage Product News 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.
Sensors: More than MEMS Blog 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.
AWR 2011 enhancements offer design sharing Product News 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.
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.
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?
ADI launches industry-leading PLL Product News 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.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 6 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...