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posted in September 2010
AWR readies Microwave Office library for Freescale's RF high power models
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor AWR Corp. said it has delivered a Microwave Office 2010 design software library for Freescale Semiconductor's RF high-power models.
Agilent: Help for testing wideband transmitters
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
9/26/2010   3 comments
I just heard from the team at Agilent that they have a new app note on making wideband radar and satcom measurements.
6-dB Directional coupler from Anatech spans 800 to 2500MHz
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9/26/2010   Post a comment
Anatech Electronics has introduced the AM1650DC838 directional coupler designed for wireless and general-purpose applications from 800 to 2500 MHz. It uses Type N connectors and measures 4.2 x 1.6 x 0.9 in.
Z-Communications releases waveguide-to-coax adapters and termination products
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9/26/2010   Post a comment
Z-Communications' new waveguide-to-coax adapters and terminations are available in rectangular waveguide sizes ranging from WR137 to WR28. 
National Semiconductor: Software Defined Radio: Don’t Talk to Me about ENOBs, Part 2 of 2
Design How-To  
9/25/2010   16 comments
Recent advances in analog-to- digital converter (ADC) technology (12 bits at 3.6-GSPS) have enabled the development of wide bandwidth SDR systems that can simultaneously process multiple channels at high input frequencies. Part 2 of this piece details the limitations of traditional specs for SDR, and which ones really matter.
RFID security - Part 4: Management of RFID security
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9/23/2010   Post a comment
Part 4 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" covers risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as how to manage risks and threats.
FitBit blends wireless, MCUs and MEMS with online interface
Teardown  
9/22/2010   20 comments
The FitBit personal fitness monitor combines wireless, MEMS and cutting-edge algorithms and packaging to keep us in shape, but behind its sleek design are lessons for any designer and aspiring inventor looking to turn what seems to be a simple idea into a truly viable, competitive end product.
Flesh out your RF/Microwave bookshelf
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
9/22/2010   1 comment
I just heard from my contacts over at SciTech Publishing that they are having a clearance sale on some of their RF and Microwave titles. If you are looking to flesh out your bookshelf, now might be a good time.
National Semiconductor: Software defined radio: Don't talk to me about ENOBS (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
9/20/2010   10 comments
Recent advances in analog-to- digital converter technology have enabled the development of wide bandwidth software defined radio systems that can simultaneously process multiple channels at high input frequencies. But do the traditionally important specs hold with this new model?
Use power management solutions to improve operating time in mobile handsets
Design How-To  
9/15/2010   8 comments
Understand the three areas of power consumption in smartphones, and what you can do about them
BenQ K60 e-reader: Trying to stand on the shoulders of giants
Teardown  
9/13/2010   5 comments
Taiwanese electronics maker BenQ joins the e-reader party with its K60, a Wi-Fi-enabled unit aimed at Asian markets.
Power-efficient SDR platform handles multimode 4G
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9/12/2010   Post a comment
Altair's Itay Lusky describes the challenges in developing an efficient 4G user equipment solution and describes a software-defined radio architecture that enables a programmable, powerful, power-efficient implementation.
RMS detector protects basestation PAs
Product News  
9/9/2010   1 comment
Linear Technology just released its model LTC5583, a 40MHz to 6GHz dual-channel, matched RMS power detector that seems exceptionally well suited to monitor VSWR in a basestation transmitter RF power amplifier (PA).
Radiocrafts claims world's smallest KNX-RF module
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9/6/2010   Post a comment
Aimed at building automation applications, the new module measures 12.7x 25.4 x 3.3 mm.
In-vehicle Internet grows slow and steady
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9/2/2010   13 comments
The popularity of smart phone apps is driving demand for in-vehicle Internet connectivity.
RFID Security - Part 2: RFID data communications
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9/2/2010   Post a comment
Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" looks at RFID tag data, how some of the more popular protocols communicate data to the reader, and physical formats.


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