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Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 2 of 7)
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
Maybe we're not as smart as we think we are?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/29/2009   3 comments
When you look at what it takes to be in the IC business, versus the return, sometimes you have to wonder if it makes sense at all
Book Excerpt--RF Front-End: World Class Designs (Part 1 of 7)
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Learn about RF/IF circuits from Chapter 9 of this recently published book, presented here in serial form
RF startup Sequoia Communications shuts down
News & Analysis  
8/20/2009   1 comment
Fabless RF chip vendor Sequoia Communications has ceased operations due to inability to secure additional funding, according to one of the company's venture capital backers.
NEC rolls high power SPDT switches for WiMAX
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
NEC's latest RF switches enable WiMAX, Wi-Fi and automatic meter reading applications
Smart Metering Technology Promotes Energy Efficiency for a Greener World
Design How-To  
8/18/2009   2 comments
The venerable electromechanical power-line meter is being replaced by the electronic smart meter. Understand the various types of smart metering and the benefits these meters offer.
Book Excerpt, part 6 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
"Wireless" is usually good, but is it sometimes it is too much of a good thing?
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8/15/2009   Post a comment
It's easy to say that when you connect without wires, that's good, but sometimes it is not the case.
Infineon readies single-chip WLAN ICs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG announced the introduction of its single-chip XWAY WAVE100 family for low-cost 802.11n WLAN home gateways.
Book Excerpt, part 5 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
CML : Wideband RF quadrature modulator targets wireless infrastructure
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits is targeting its new wideband RF I/Q modulator IC at the designers of broadband wireless access systems (WiMAX), microwave link transmitters (including ODFM/COFDM), cellular picocell/nanocell systems, satellite communications and any other wideband wireless infrastructure systems requiring hi
Semtech adds low-power 300MHz-510MHz transceiver, receiver to ISM band RF platform
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
With what Semtech says is a receive current up to six times lower than the competition, its SX1212 and SX1213 offer low power (<3mA) solutions for the entire ISM RF band.
RF switch enables NFC, combo Bluetooth + Wi-Fi, and ZigBee/802.15.4 applications
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8/5/2009   Post a comment
NEC has developed a compact GaAs MMIC SP3T dubbed UPG2405T6Q that is designed for many wireless applications, including Near Field Communications (NFC), RFID, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee/802.15.4.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use
Design How-To  
8/3/2009   1 comment
The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
Book Excerpt, part 4 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Improving your TX side or your RX side: which makes more sense?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/1/2009   2 comments
To improve your transmitter, or enhance your receiver?--that is the question. Sometimes the decision is clear-cut, often it is not.


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