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posted in July 2009
MIT's 'bokode' chip said to outperform bar codes
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7/29/2009   Post a comment
A new kind of identification tag that combines the security of a bar code with the capacity of an RFID tag will debut at the Siggraph 2009 conference.
Maxim designs compact LNA for automotive systems
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7/28/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has rolled out a low-noise amplifier (LNA) optimized for remote keyless entry (RKE) and tire pressure monitoring (TPM) applications operating in the 315MHz and 433MHz bands.
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
The venerable electromechanical power-line meter is being replaced by the electronic smart meter. Understand the various types of smart metering and the benefits it offers.
Book Excerpt, part 3 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/27/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
High linearity upconverting mixer supports all LTE/cellular bands
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7/24/2009   Post a comment
Linear's wide bandwidth active upconverting mixer delivers high dynamic range performance from 400MHz to 2.7GHz, supporting all of the allocated LTE (Long-Term Evolution) broadband wireless services.
LDMOS knocks bipolars off the radar
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
The long-established bipolar discrete device is under serious assault by LDMOS--and designers benefit
Linear rolls 800MHz, 31dB range analog-controlled VGA
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7/21/2009   Post a comment
Linear's 800MHz VGA with 31dB analog control range delivers 35dBm OIP3 from 3.3V supply.
Book Excerpt, part 2 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/20/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Minimize GSM buzz noise in mobile phones
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7/20/2009   3 comments
Understand the source of GSM buzz and the common techniques you can use to minimize it
What's a "system on a chip", anyway?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
7/18/2009   1 comment
My SOC is not necessarily your SOC
How to design a low power wireless sensor network
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7/17/2009   Post a comment
Driven by the demand for "green" technology and better use of power, a new generation of extreme low power wireless networks is being developed for use in machine to machine networks. With this in mind, a new approach towards truly wireless networks is needed.
Front end IC simplifies board design, reduces cost
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
NEC's latest Front End IC combines a power amplifier, low pass filter, and two single pole double throw switches into a single chip.
Digital predistortion µModule receiver simplifies base station design
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTM9003, a wideband RF-to-digital receiver subsystem that includes a high performance 12-bit, 250Msps ADC, a bandpass filter, IF amplifier and a high linearity RF downconverting mixer.
Digital radio tuner for DAB and FM signals integrates fast RSSI function
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Designed for consumer and automotive applications, Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX2172 digital radio tuner for FM and digital audio broadcast (DAB) signals, with a high sensitivity for the FM, VHF, and L-band frequency ranges.
Balanced low noise amplifiers target cellular infrastructure applications
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7/15/2009   Post a comment
Avago Technologies' ultra-low noise, high linearity matched pair LNAs are economical, easy to install and supports all major cellular bandwidths.
Book Excerpt, part 1 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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7/13/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
RF links come home
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7/11/2009   4 comments
Even simple wired links in the home are succumbing to the lure and benefits of basic RF connectivity
UMTS Band 2 duplexer features tiny footprint
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7/10/2009   Post a comment
Designed for use in UMTS Band 2 handsets, Avago's latest high isolation duplexer is one-third smaller than previous versions and provides designers with advanced RF performance.
Microtune buys Auvitek for $9 million
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7/10/2009   Post a comment
Microtune Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Auvitek International Ltd. for approximately $9 million in cash and stock.
Anritsu : Base station analyzer supports emerging 4G standards
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7/9/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu introduces the BTS Master MT8221B, a high-performance handheld base station analyzer that has been developed to support emerging 4G standards as well as installed 2G/3G networks.
Ultra-low-noise amplifier features selectable gain and broad bandwidth
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
ADI's AD8432 dual ultra-low-noise amplifier is designed for high channel count, wide-bandwidth communications and medical applications.
Wireless Handheld Devices—The 802.11n Advantage
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Here's how the full benefits of 11n in an enterprise scenario may be compromised by the presence of legacy 11b/g devices, and why a single-stream 11n solution is the best fit for upcoming handheld devices.
Tutorial: the new JEDEC interface standard for data converters, Part 3 of 3
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
Understand the design implications of JESD204A for high-speed analog/digital and digital/analog converters
LTE/WiMax synthesizer IC offers extremely low noise, improves EVM, sensitivity, spectral purity
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7/6/2009   Post a comment
ICs in National Semiconductor LMX2541 frequency synthesizer family feature integral VCO
What's the status of software-defined radio?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
7/4/2009   1 comment
We keep hearing that SDR is coming soon to widespread applications, but where does it really stand?
Murata : Bluetooth and WiFi SAW filter has high power capability
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7/3/2009   Post a comment
The latest advances in Murata’s filter technology are implemented in a SAW filter whose high power capability means it can be used as a top filter, replacing two interstage filters with a single component.
Tutorial: the new JEDEC interface standard for data converters, Part 2 of 3
Design How-To  
7/2/2009   Post a comment
Understand the design implications of JESD204A for high-speed ADCs and DACs


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