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Epson, u-blox team up on GPS dead reckoning
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
The Swiss GPS company has added Epson's XV-8000-CB gyro to the reference design based on its LEA-4R dead reckoning GPS module.
Under the Hood--Video: iPhone clones surpassing original
Teardown  
8/31/2007   1 comment
Semiconductor Insights took its video cameras inside some Apple iPhone clones and concluded that while initial attempts were laughable, the more recent counterfeits are close to surpassing the original.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part II
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. Part II is a discussion regarding the issues related to addressing in IP wireless networks.
Ultra-low-power DSP design
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Here's how IMEC built a sub-100uW DSP by tuning its algorithm, processor architecture, and memory system, as well as through clock gating. The article presents detailed power results for each optimization.
Linley dishes on wireless
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/30/2007   Post a comment
The Linley Group's latest newsletter is full of insight on Nokia, ST, and Infineon.
Nordic Semiconductor's 2.4 GHz transceiver enables high-performance wireless USB dongles
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
The nRF24LU1 provides native support for up to five bidirectional ultra-low power wireless peripherals communicating via a single, ultra-compact full-speed USB 2.0-compliant dongle.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part I
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. If you plan, develop, deploy, or manage wireless IP networks, you'll find this book an indispensable resource.
Phones, BackPacks, Cheating, and YouTube
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/29/2007   Post a comment
While we take great pride in the latest RF devices that enable communications at lower and lower costs with higher functionality, sometimes there can be some "collateral damage."
The femtocell explosion
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
There's no doubt that femtocells are a promising technology. Having your very own mobile communications in your home will solve a lot of problems.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 5
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8/29/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. In this final installment, Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at transmit modulation and direct conversion.
AMIMON chipset delivers wireless, uncompressed HDTV
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Systems operate in the 5-GHz unlicensed band, in compliance with FCC regulations.
Updated: QuickLogic backs away from FPGAs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
QuickLogic Inc. is backing away from the FPGA market, saying that it will focus on an ASSP-like market called customer specific standard products (CSSPs).
Agilent adds 3D-planar electromagnetic simulation to EDA platform
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Fully integrated with the Genesys EDA platform, Agilent's Momentum GX enables RF and microwave designers to reduce design steps and speed the design and verification process for complex RF and microwave passive circuit designs.
RF protocol stack optimized for wireless 2.4-GHz control devices
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor has developed a complete off-the-shelf RF protocol stack for leading-edge wireless desktop control devices using its low-power 2.4-GHz transceivers.
3G basestation design leverages femtocell technology
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Although used in a basestation, the two-chip radio is based on a consumer-grade handset component.
Green-card red tape sends valuable engineers packing
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Disenchanted with life in immigration limbo, San Antonio resident Praveen Arumbakkam is abandoning his American dream and returning to his native India.
How to mitigate 802.11n interference with PC peripherals
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
DSSS technology can mitigate 11n interference. In the absence of a clear agreement on interference mitigation within the 802.11n committee, a proprietary solution may be in order.
NASA confirms Einstein
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
NASA astronomers have found a new way to perform fundamental physics research on ultra-dense objects like black holes, yielding the latest confirmation of Einstein's theory of relativity.
Symbian expands R&D to China
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Operating system vendor Symbian Ltd. has opened another R&D center. The new center, the company's fourth, is located in Beijing. The facility is destined for the continuing development of Symbian OS.
Verifying your low-power designs
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8/28/2007   Post a comment
Here are some of the power reduction techniques used in today's chip designs, the pitfalls of each, and how to set up low-power verification.
The nuts and bolts of WiMAX--Part VIII
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
So far in Parts I-VII, Chapter 2 of 'Fundamentals of WiMAX' written by Andrews, Ghosh and Muhamed provided an overview description of the WiMAX broadband wireless standard, focusing on the various features, functions, and protocols. Now, in this final segment, we briefly turn to the system performance of WiMAX networks.
VCO operates between 1 to 2 GHz
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Crystek has introduced a voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 1 GHz to 2 GHz with a control voltage range of 1 V to 20 V.
Innovative topology lets low-power op amp defeat crossover distortion
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
Single-supply op amp features high performance, low power
MIPS grabs Chipidea in analog IP move
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has acquired privately-held Chipidea Microelectronica S.A. (Lisbon, Portugal) for $147 million in cash.
Speed MATLAB by optimizing memory access
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
MATLAB code is often slowed down by excess memory accesses. Here's how you can speed things up.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 4
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8/27/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be. This part focuses on power amplifier (PA) linearization.
Autonomous vehicle finds way without GPS
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
In the European Land Robot Trial, a vehicle of the university of the German armed forces (Universitaet der Bundeswehr) is the winner in the speed discipline. In comparison the Darpa Grand Challenge, the European contest demands more autonomy, participants say.
Nortel adds Germany, Russia to 4G research drive
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8/24/2007   Post a comment
Nortel Networks Corp. (Toronto, Ontario) is teaming up with an international group of universities to develop technologies for 4G mobile broadband applications such as video, mobile TV and other multimedia services.
Turning technology into dollars
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
So-called disruptive technologies, which we tend to think of as being "bolts from the blue" that nobody could have predicted, are, in fact, very predictable.
Rugged VHF power RF MOSFET operates up to 165-V DC
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Microsemi's VHF Power RF MOSFET for broadband linear amplifier applications uses a new patented process and finer geometry that operates reliably at up to 165 volts DC, delivering much higher peak power and RF gain than in previous high voltage parts.
Micronas rolls single-chip full HD TV receiver
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Following the trend towards high definition TV, Micronas has introduced a complete HDTV receiver on a single chip.
VoIP platforms for the evolving residential gateway
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8/23/2007   Post a comment
Residential VoIP gateways are becoming responsible for video and cellular traffic, security processing, and more. Here's how to design a platform that can handle these roles.
Crystal ball: Part 2: A plausible future is not an inevitable future
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Forget the bits and bytes for a few minutes and learn how to predict those big, disruptive technology events that make reputations and fortunes. Learn how to bowl with a crystal ball.
Agilent debuts simulation tool
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced 3D simulation technology designed to expand the accuracy of passive circuit libraries used in RF and microwave designs.
Calibration kit measures cable loss in wireless test set-ups
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
LitePoint Corp. has released its TrueCable calibration kit which measures cable loss in precision wireless test set-ups.
Tuners for DOCSIS 3.0 cable modems
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
The DOCSIS 3.0 specifications enable cable modems to achieve unprecedented uplink and downlink data rates, and it comes not a moment too soon. The growing market strength of telecommunications service providers' fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) services is mounting a significant threat to cable operators, and the race is on to achieve DOCSIS 3.0-network class speeds to stay in the competitive game and win the consumer.
RF transceiver consumes less than 3 mA in RX mode
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8/22/2007   Post a comment
Semtech's SX1211 UHF RF transceiver consumes less than 3 mA in RX mode, doubling the battery life in wireless sensor systems.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 3
Design How-To  
8/22/2007   1 comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be. This part focuses on key performance issues in the transmit path, including frequency error and power control.
100W GaN-on-silicon RF power transistor enters volume production
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
RF power transistor vendor Nitronex has developed a 28V, 100W-class gallium nitride on silicon (GaN-on-silicon) HEMT for applications operating between 2.1- and 2.7-GHz.
Crystal ball: Part 1: Market disruptions create opportunities
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Forget the bits and bytes for a few minutes and learn how to predict those big, disruptive technology events that make reputations and fortunes. Learn how to bowl with a crystal ball.
Multicarrier WCDMA Feasibility, Part 2
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
If you are looking to implement a multi-carrier transceiver for WCDMA, then this series of articles is for you. Brad Bannon and Bill Schofield of Analog Devices take an in-depth look at the feasibility of implementing a 3G multi-carrier transceiver, and what the performance of the major subsystem needs to be. Part 2 focuses on variable gain amplifier (VGA) implementation and spurious free dynamic range (SFDR).
RF connectors target high-power applications
Product News  
8/21/2007   Post a comment
Bomar Interconnect Products has expanded its line of V-Bite RF edgecard connectors with the introduction of a male Type N connector optimized for high-power applications.
Agilent upgrades antenna modeling system with hearing-aid compatibility
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Simulating a system with AMDS can eliminate up to 75 percent of the typical modeling and setup time required by other types of EM simulators.
Modeling tool verifies antenna systems with hearing-aid compatibility
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has introduced the latest release of its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS) that incorporates new capabilities to verify that handheld wireless devices are equipped with hearing-aid compatibility.
Implementing an FPGA-based scalable OFDMA engine for WiMAX
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
The underlying nature of OFDMA is ideal for an FPGA-based WiMAX basestation design physical layer.
TriQuint to acquire Peak Devices
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Peak Devices Inc. for an undisclosed price.
Nordic offers wireless desktop protocol stack
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor ASA (Olso, Norway) is offering the Wireless Desktop Protocol, a communications protocol stack for use with the company's 2.4-GHz transceivers, such as the nRF24L01TM, the company said.
Gemalto, NXP cooperate on NFC solutions
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
Smart card provider Gemalto and chip manufacturer NXP will jointly develop NFC solutions in connection with SIM cards. The move aims at using the inherent SIM security for NFC applications.
Buffer amplifier pair covers 4- to 21-GHz frequency range
Product News  
8/21/2007   Post a comment
Mimix Broadband is offering a pair of buffer amplifiers in standard RoHS compliant 3x3mm QFN plastic packages, making them easy to implement and handle in volume applications.
RF driver, power MOSFET unite in low-inductance package
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8/21/2007   Post a comment
IXYS has developed a device that integrates a driver and power MOSFET in an isolated, surface mountable and low inductance package for RF and power pulse applications.
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