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How to test carrier aggregation in LTE-Advanced networks
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
Implementing carrier aggregation in a network will mean that operators and infrastructure vendors will require a test mobile equipped with carrier aggregation, ahead of real mobile terminals becoming available.
Bluetooth HCI module with antenna for automobiles
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6/27/2012   Post a comment
ALPS Electric Europe has developed the UGXZD–G Series Bluetooth HCI module with antenna for automobiles. Mass production is already underway. Principal applications are car navigation and audio systems.
TriQuint targets WLAN with RF module
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6/26/2012   Post a comment
The dual-band WLAN module proves a solution for 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications.
Rugged FETs span 1MHz to 2 GHz
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6/26/2012   Post a comment
Two wideband RF power LDMOS FETs are available to meet these needs for applications from HF through L band, 1 MHz through 2 GHz.
SP10T and SP12T switches target 4G LTE
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6/26/2012   Post a comment
Peregrine announces its highest-linearity switches for 4G LTE applications
Product How To: Multichannel DDS enables efficient FSK/PSK modulation
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6/26/2012   Post a comment
This article describes how two synchronized DDS channels can implement a zero-crossing FSK or PSK modulator.
The proving ground for multi-layer insulation materials
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6/25/2012   1 comment
Engineers on a constant quest to reduce the weight of space vehicles will look to next-generation materials, replacing metals with fabrics that provide the same thermal and radiation protection while giving the spacecraft a fighting chance of survival outside the Earth’s atmosphere. This article will address current materials used, as well as a new generation of high-performing materials.
Spreadtrum TD-SCDMA IC goes in Samsung GALAXY S III
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6/19/2012   3 comments
Spreadtrum announced that the company’s TD-SCDMA baseband modem and its RF transceiver are designed into Samsung's latest TD-SCDMA smartphone – Galaxy S III - for China Mobile.
Cool old microwave test equipment
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6/18/2012   3 comments
I'm on the ground here at IMS2012 and found a neat historical display. Here are some photos for your amusement.
Top 10 Tips for selecting a cellular radio
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6/18/2012   1 comment
It is important to carefully consider an array of factors when choosing the cellular radio that best suits your needs.
Consider interoperability when selecting airborne downlinks
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6/13/2012   2 comments
John Payne, IMT's CTO explains the requirements for airborne downlink systems for EMS, firefighters, law enforcement, and military personnel.
Remembering Dr. Roger Pollard: A life of innovation, collaboration and leadership
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6/12/2012   Post a comment
Perhaps the best way to think about Roger is he didn’t think outside the box. How could he? He never saw a box.
Switch spans 500MHz to 40GHz
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6/11/2012   Post a comment
PMI Model No.P2T-500M40G-USB is a SPDT absorptive switch
Skyworks switch targets GSM
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6/11/2012   Post a comment
Skyworks has introduced the SKY13388-465LF, a 0.1 – 2.7 GHz SP4T switch with integrated logic decoder for GSM quad-band receive and diversity-antenna applications.
IMS2012 preview
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6/11/2012   1 comment
Next week, the International Microwave Symposium opens in Montreal, Canada (June 17-22), and it promises to be an interesting venue, conference, and exhibition. Here's a run down of some of the things you can see at the show.
Dell'Oro: LTE, core nets up; routers in slide
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6/11/2012   Post a comment
LTE and optical markets are on the rise, but core routers slid to their lowest level in seven quarters, said market watchers at Dell'Oro Group.
Next-gen CAN transceivers boost energy efficiency, robustness
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6/2/2012   Post a comment
Low leakage and quiescent currents cut energy use. Infineon devices also feature improved immunity against EMI, reduced electromagnetic emissions, and ESD robustness.
Making MIMO Work: Test architectures for MIMO RFICs (part 2 of 2)
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6/1/2012   Post a comment
Careful selection of test equipment selection and set up can address the practical constraints of testing RFIC devices in a MIMO topology.


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