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posted in July 2006
Amtech tag lets RFID ride the rails
Teardown  
7/24/2006   Post a comment
North of Austin is a piece of Old Texas where two railroad lines and a 120-year-old lime factory converge. During a recent train-spotting stop, I found a curious little box trackside and recognized it as an asset-tracking badge that had somehow gotten detached from a passing railcar. That meant electronics within--and a teardown waiting to happen.

Avoiding Interference in the 2.4-GHz ISM Band
Design How-To  
7/1/2006   2 comments
Designers can create frequency-agile 2.4 GHz designs using procedures provided by standards bodies or by building their own protocol.


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