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WiMAX module enables next-generation mobile broadband
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
SyChip has launched its first mobile WiMAX chip-scale module that adds WiMax functionality to mobile handheld devices.
Noise modules provide wide bandwidth frequencies to test filters, RF systems
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Wireless Telecom Group is offering a pair of noise modules for the computing and military equipment markets that deliver the wide bandwidth frequencies required to test filters, electronic circuits or RF systems.
Pickering rolls out PXI RF switching modules
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has introduced high-density RF modules that provide switching characteristics to 3-GHz.
Intel, SiRF work on GPS for mobile platforms
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
GPS chip specialist SiRF Technology Holdings Inc. has signed a license and joint development agreement with Intel Corp.
Mobile TV SoC complies with Japan's ISDB-T standard
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7/31/2007   Post a comment
Newport Media is sampling an SoC for the mobile version of Japan's ISDB-T digital television standard that integrates an RF tuner, demodulator and all required memory.
Progress, controversy mark IEEE 802.11 plenary meeting
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The IEEE 802 committee's recently concluded plenary session included reports of progress in several areas and continuing disagreement in others.
U.S., E.U. agree on common GPS-Galileo signal design
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
The United States and the European Union have moved forward on satellite navigation cooperation after reaching agreement on a common civil signal design for their respective satellite navigation systems (GNSS).
RF design team raises funds for CMOS PA initiative
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7/30/2007   Post a comment
Is it possible to make a CMOS power amplifier for 3G cell phone applications that can operate with the same power efficiency and robustness as a gallium arsenide version? ACCO Semiconductor (Saint Germain en Laye, France) believes it has found a way to do just that and with its patent applications in hand is hoping to reap the benefits in a multibillion dollar market.
Taming the Beast: 802.11n Coexistence with legacy networks
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Without protection protocols, 802.11n devices can hamper the performance of legacy networks, particularly in the 2.4GHz band
Dates added for ZigBee training
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
This hands-on three-day course is designed to provide a solid foundation in RF capabilities, MAC layer communications, OSAL/HAL usage, ZigBee networking and Z-Stack protocol stack-based product development.
EU set to free up spectrum restrictions
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
The European Commission is proposing to repeal long-standing European regulations on using frequency bands that are currently employed for the GSM network.
Review mathematical tools for digital transmission analysis--Part I
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
Here is Part I of an excerpt from Fixed Broadband Wireless Communications: Principles and Practical Applications. Taken from Chapter 3, this segment is an in-depth review of analytical tools, namely spectral analysis of nonperiodic functions and energy and power analysis.
Infineon, ARM extend mobile platform deal
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7/26/2007   Post a comment
ARM Holdings plc and Infineon Technologies AG have extended their licensing deal that will see the German chip maker moving from using its own proprietary solution in its low cost mobile phone platform to using ARM processors in the future.
802.11n: Rules of engagement
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Dual-band operation makes the most sense if you're mixing video and data traffic on the same network.
SPDT switch achieves high isolation, linearity in un-powered state
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics' M/A-COM division has released a broadband, single control line SPDT switch, which achieves high isolation and linearity in an un-powered state.
Metalink releases dual-band 802.11n reference design
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
Multiple HD video streams ride on the 5 GHz band and PC data networking on the 2.4 GHz band.
Millimeter-wave amplifiers provide broadband performance
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
High-frequency RF module provider Endwave Corp. has released the LA series of millimeter-wave amplifiers that consists of 10 models covering 33- to 75-GHz in up to 20-GHz bandwidths.
Understanding RF Instrument Specifications Part 1
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7/25/2007   Post a comment
This is the first of a three-part article series on RF instrument fundamentals from National Instruments. This article covers real time (instantaneous) bandwidth, frequency range, tuning speed, phase noise, and VSWR.
Utilizing UWB in ultra-low power ZigBee wireless sensor nodes
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
The UWB transmitter presented in this article consumes 10 times less power than conventional designs.
Confusion dogs the launch of 3G services in India
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Bharti Airtel, India's largest wireless phone services provider, is awaiting government approval to launch 3G services, but the process is fraught with complications.
Nokia acquires multimedia platform Twango
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
With the takeover of internet multimedia community Twango, Nokia expands its content-oriented activities.
Four win Wireless USB certification
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Products are expected to be in stores for the back-to-school and holiday gift season.
Software package simplifies digital RF test signal creation
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Tektronix has announced the availability of RFXpress, an advanced software package that performs RF/IF/IQ waveform creation and editing of digitally modulated signals for its AWG5000 and AWG7000 arbitrary waveform generators.
PMC/XMC module offers complete software radio system
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7/24/2007   Post a comment
Pentek has released its Model 7140-420 dual digital transceiver with wideband digital downconverter (DDC) core and interpolation filter. This is a complete software radio system in a PMC/XMC module with a GateFlow FPGA IP core that provides high-performance DDC and interpolation.
TI, Ericsson collaborate to develop 3G handset platforms
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments and Ericsson join forces to develop 3G handset platforms and in doing so add another nail in the coffin of single-function chip suppliers to handset manufacturers.
Tampa, RT Logic roll out satellite simulator with delay
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Tampa Microwave has launched the SatSim Plus product family of satellite simulators, which combines its link simulation system with the advanced capabilities of channel simulators from RT Logic.
Tom Tom bids $2.5 bn for digital maps supplier
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Dutch satellite navigation systems pioneer Tom Tom has offered $2.5 million for Tele Atlas NV, the software group that supplies most of its digital maps.
Telit readies dual processor M2M module
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Italian machine-to-machine networking modules specialist Telit has developed a GSM/GPRS module based on a dual CPU that it says significantly simplifies M2M design for POS terminals, fleet management systems and automated meter reading applications.
Femtocells mobilize to fight Wi-Fi in the home
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
The past few weeks have seen frenetic activity in the still largely untested business of femtocells--also known as home basestations or 3G access points.

Time domain blurs RF test definitions
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Traditionally, digital and RF testing have been two different cultures. A substantial gap in the frequency domains of interest led to different test approaches and instrumentation requirements.
Bringing ZigBee designs to high volume
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
The ZigBee wireless networking standard is fostering a wide range of newly untethered products for applications such as home and building automation, utility metering and building security. Devices without the cost or power budgets to support wireless connectivity now can leverage proven ZigBee technology for new innovation possibilities. However, "going wireless" brings new test challenges for designers unfamiliar with radio technology.

Is there a race for the wireless home control market?
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Both Z-Wave and ZigBee are low-power wireless control technologies that provide mesh networking in license-exempt frequency bands--and that's about all they have in common. Nonetheless, they are often seen as competitors.
Startup launches microwave-powered light bulb
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7/23/2007   Post a comment
Startup company Ceravision Ltd. (Milton Keynes, England) has said it has invented a microwave-powered light bulb that is more efficient than filament or fluorescent lighting and with a long stable lamp life. The company said it has prototypes available for evaluation by lamp and electronics manufacturers.
Mimix transmitter spans 32 to 45GHz
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7/21/2007   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband, Inc. introduces a 32 to 45 GHz GaAs MMIC transmitter with integrated mixer, LO doubler/buffer and output amplifier
802.11n: Beast in the band?
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7/20/2007   Post a comment
We hear a lot about 802.11n's spectral efficiency. Could that also make it a beast in the band?
Conference to trial printed organic RFID in badges
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7/20/2007   Post a comment
Printed organic RFID circuits are set to be used in a field trial at the Organic Electronics Conference (OEC-07) in Frankfurt, Germany, due to take place Sept. 24 to 26.
Research center to fathom terahertz applications
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
German research group Leibniz-Gemeinschaft has launched a terahertz research center. The institute, based in Braunschweig, will explore technology and applications for terahertz radiation with emphasis on semiconductor material research.
Intel pushes on mobile Linux
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7/19/2007   Post a comment
Intel is stepping up its efforts in the development of mobile Linux with an initiative dubbed Moblin.
More than meets the eye
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
There are many figures of merit for comparing wireless technologies, not just range and data throughput, although these might be the most important.
The need for RF in remote controls
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Although remote controls were first introduced to the world in the 1950s, it wasn't until the use of infrared (IR) signals as the communication medium in the early 1980s that started the revolutionary adoption of remote controls in consumer electronics. However, there are several drawbacks to IR.
All Connected: A multi-protocol, multi-radio architecture
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
To maximize the value based on Metcalfe's law, we need to allow all protocols to communicate using all available radios.
25-W power amplifier targets military applications
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Stealth Microwave has introduced the SM1822-44, a GaAs FET amplifier designed for high performance military and commercial markets.
IEEE adopts 'one entity, one vote' for 802.20 mobile broadband
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
IEEE 802.20 working group changes voting structure to one vote per entity in response to ballot-stuffing allegations.
Noise Com introduces J7000 series jitter test systems
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
The NoiseCom J7000 Jitter Test System is a designed to be a powerful test instrument to alter serial signal streams through injection of Gaussian noise in a way that reflects real-world signal behavior.
New ID system is 'lousy' technology but it's cheap
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Three different identification card programs under development in the United States will use three different technologies with no consistency, little long-term strategy and a virtually nonexistent regime of government coordination.
RF Engines gets grant for flexible receiver development
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Signal processing design specialist RF Engines Limited (RFEL) has secured a £65,000 research grant from the U.K. government for work on a flexible receiver architecture that is reconfigurable "on-the-fly".
European chip production not competitive, warns Infineon CEO
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart warned the European semiconductor production has already lost its competitiveness against Asian countries. Wages are too high and government aid is too low in Europe, he said.
CSR, Freescale team for wireless connectivity
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7/18/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is integrating Bluetooth chip specialist CSR's BlueCore4-ROM chip into its i.MXS development kit, bringing wireless connectivity to portable media designs.
NRL researchers report spintronics advance
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7/17/2007   Post a comment
Naval Research Laboratory scientists will next month describe a technique that could bring next-generation spintronics--silicon semiconductors that encode bits based on the spin of individual electrons--a step closer.
Chipidea unveils mixed-signal IP platform
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7/17/2007   Post a comment
The platform addresses Wi-Fi, GPS, USB, WiMAX, Bluetooth and other applications.
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