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Easing the challenge of RF design, Part 2: Avoiding Interference
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link needn't be a nightmare if you follow some simple guidelines. Jay Tyzzer explains. This part includes how to avoid interference and some knowledge of "the not-so-fine art of creative RF-datasheet writing."
Consumer group licenses Belfast audio codec
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Armour Group plc (Tunbridge Wells, England), a company that trades under the names of a number of consumer electronics brands, has licensed the apt-X audio codec from audio compression specialist Audio Processing Technology Ltd. (Belfast, Northern Ireland).
NXP : HD radio solution optimizes in-car entertainment
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8/27/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has developed a multi-standard radio IC dedicated to digital in car-reception together with iBiquity Digital Corp., the developer of digital HD Radio technology.
Agilent Technologies introduces RF conformance test system for 3G mobile handsets
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. announced a new member of its GS-8800 family of RF design verification and conformance test solutions: the GS-8853 3G RF Conformance Test (RCT) system.
4GHz modulator targets basestations
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8/26/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments new 4-GHz quadrature modulator is designed to support multiple wireless communications standards on a single transceiver card.
Easing the challenge of RF design: Wireless Links and Antennas
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Designing in a wireless link needn't be a nightmare if you follow some simple guidelines. Jay Tyzzer explains. This part covers fundamentals of the wireless link and computing antenna size.
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part V
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8/25/2008   Post a comment
Here is segment five of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
Expanding the role of WiMAX CPE transceivers into base station applications
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Single-chip WiMAX transceivers offer distinct cost and area savings over discrete designs, but strict transmit performance requirements have traditionally precluded their use in base station designs
Updated: Intel CTO surveys tech future
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8/21/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2008, and Intel CTO Justin Rattner devoted his keynote address at its developer forum to "what the next 40 years of technology might look like."
Beamforming optimizes WiMAX range and bandwidth
Design How-To  
8/19/2008   1 comment
WiMax is an IP-based wide\area wireless network technology that both competes with wired broadband services and that can serve mobile users with Wi-Max-equipped notebook PCs. Beamforming is an option for WiMax designs that can deliver an improvement in range and data rate, and the data rate dictates capacity or the number of subscribers a basestation can serve.
Agilent Technologies announces integrated simulation solution
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced an integrated design flow solution that includes full 3D EM (electromagnetic) simulation for RF Module Design.
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part IV
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Here is segment four of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
Wolfson teams with Ozmo on audio PAN
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8/18/2008   Post a comment
Ozmo Inc. (Palo Alto, Calif.) is working with Wolfson Microelectronics plc (Edinburgh, Scotland) to deliver a wireless audio reference design. The design uses Ozmo's Wi-Fi personal area network chip (OZMO1000) and Wolfson's codec (WM8987L).
Now that's low power!
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/17/2008   Post a comment
You want low power? How does 27 uW/MHz sound? That's what Cambridge Consultants is claiming for its new XAP5 processor.
Trends and challenges for wireless mobile connectivity
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8/17/2008   Post a comment
TI's Amir Faintuch and Ram Marchness take a high-level view of the trends in RF design for wireless mobile connectivity.
RFID: Find Your Stuff
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8/14/2008   Post a comment
Excerpted from Cisco Networking Simplified, this segment breaks down the complicated world of internetworking into easy-to-understand and visual parts. Learn quickly and easily the fundamentals of a variety of topics--in this case, RFID.
Wireless data rates, part 1: Bandwidth, noise, and interference
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
Part 1 lays out Shannon's law for channel capacity, and explains how bandwidth varies with signal power, noise, and interference. It also introduces the concepts of MIMO and spatial processing.
Tips and Tricks: How RF reference modules bridge the design and integration gap
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8/13/2008   Post a comment
An RF reference module provides the ability to evaluate a radio chip, a BOM cost analysis, as well as well-tested design schematic and layout guidelines--bridging the gap between radio IC manufacturers and OEMs.
Nikola Tesla: Father of Industrial Automation?
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
Inventor/engineer Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) devoted much of his work to the "Art of Teleautomatics" - envisioning the fields of robotics and automation long before they became a practical reality.
Will the mobile modem become the computer?
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8/12/2008   Post a comment
It wouldn't surprise me to hear Qualcomm state something akin to "the mobile radio is the computer." Of course computer is probably the wrong word there because the object of the sentence is really the all-everything wireless appliance that plays music, displays electronic books, plays interactive games and runs productivity applications.
Skyworks exceeds two billion power amplifier module shipments
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. announced that it has shipped more than two billion power amplifier (PA) modules since the product's inception.
Ansoft announces workshops for high-performance electronic design
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
Click here to learn about Ansoft's "Inspiring Engineering" application workshops for how applications of advanced electromagnetic and circuit simulation solve some of today's most challenging design problems.
Design a PIN diode switch for high-linearity applications
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8/11/2008   1 comment
This paper describes the basic aspects of a PIN diode, and then delves into the design considerations, process, testing, and optimization strategies for a +40 dBm PIN diode switch housed in a low-cost 2x2 QFN surface mount plastic package
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part III
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8/11/2008   Post a comment
Here is segment three of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
Energy harvesting module powers wireless sensors
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
AdaptivEnergy LLC has introduced its Joule-Thief vibration energy harvesting module that is capable of harvesting usable energy at vibration amplitudes that are below the threshold of human perception to power electronics devices.
Cellular nets need antenna, backhaul upgrades
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8/8/2008   Post a comment
Cellular networks need better antennas and backhaul upgrades if they are going to optimize the performance of next-generation technologies, said an engineering manager who has helped build many such nets.
Tutorial: Radio Basics for UHF RFID--Part VIII
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8/7/2008   Post a comment
Here is Part VIII, the final segment of Chapter 3--Radio Basics For UHF RFID--from The RF in RFID: Passive UHF RFID in Practice. Written for the electrical engineer but not the RFID expert, Dr. Dobkin explains what to expect, develop, and use while implementing an RFID system.
What's Required for RF4CE?
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
The RF4CE protocol is an RF-based remote control standard that can enable interoperability and novel features. Read on to find out more about this protocol, and how to ensure good performance when including it in a design.
Design Resources for TD-SCDMA
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
China's forced deployment of the TD-SCDMA standard is a face-saving effort that will extend the wireless dark ages for its populace, and may, in the end, go down as one of the greatest wastes of engineering capital and resources in the history of wireless.
Digging a hole in China
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
China's forced deployment of the TD-SCDMA standard is a face-saving effort that will extend the wireless dark ages for its populace, and may, in the end, go down as one of the greatest wastes of engineering capital and resources in the history of wireless.
Local spec takes its mark
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8/4/2008   Post a comment
For some observers, the performance of the athletes next month will take a backseat to the performance of China's much-anticipated, homegrown 3G wireless network. The time-division, synchronous code-division multiple-access (TD-SCDMA) 3G network began commercial trial rollouts in earnest on April 1. It is scheduled to cover at least 10 Chinese cities in time for the Games, Aug. 8-24


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