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posted in September 2011
How to design a traditional radio
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9/29/2011   17 comments
System design considerations for wheel-tuned, digital-display radios
A Ham's Eye View
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9/29/2011   23 comments
Welcome to the first installment of a new blog in the EETimes empire. First, a few words of introduction…I’m Doug Grant, amateur radio callsign K1DG.
Integer-N frequency synthesizer enables multi-band base stations
Product News  
9/28/2011   1 comment
Linear Technology announces the LTC6946, the first device in a family of high performance integer-N frequency synthesizers with integrated VCO.
Software-defined radio: Don't talk to me about ENOBS (Part 1 of 2)
Design How-To  
9/28/2011   Post a comment
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?
Call for Papers!
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9/27/2011   Post a comment
Have you got something to say about the latest RF and microwave design techniques?
TI releases plug-and-play 6LoWPAN products
Product News  
9/27/2011   4 comments
TI's 6LoWPAN sub-1GHz solutions target mesh wireless Internet connectivity for metering, security, street lighting, building automation and other applications.
Avago variable gain amp targets cellular base stations
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9/26/2011   Post a comment
Operating in a broad frequency band from 1450 to 2750 MHz, the ALM-81224 VGA module addresses cellular BTS automatic gain control (AGC) and temperature compensation circuitry applications.
Laird Technologies releases Bluetooth wireless data modules
Product News  
9/19/2011   Post a comment
Laird Technologies, Inc. has announced the release of its BTM 440/441/442/443 Bluetooth® Enhanced Data modules.
Hands On: Improve the output accuracy over temperature for RMS power detectors
Design How-To  
9/19/2011   2 comments
Using high accuracy over temperature, RMS detectors can improve the power efficiency of basestation designs.
Front end modules for Wi-Fi and Bluetooth applications
Product News  
9/17/2011   Post a comment
The modules can be combined with a highly integrated, single chip radio - such as the Broadcom BCM4330 chipset - to provide a connectivity solution for the cellular phone, portable device, and person computer markets.
Bluetooth v4.0 low energy ready module
Product News  
9/17/2011   Post a comment
The ready-to-embed OBS421 module is a mid-range module tailored for the especially tough demands of industrial and medical applications.
SK Telecom embeds NFC in SIM card
News & Analysis  
9/16/2011   Post a comment
Korean mobile phone service provider SK Telecom claims that is has developed the world's first SIM card equipped with a Near Field Communications (NFC) chip which can be retrofitted to non-NFC handsets thereby enabling NFC-based services.
World's first DECT ultra low power wireless devices
Product News  
9/13/2011   1 comment
Leveraging its unique experience with DECT, Dialog Semiconductor jumps into the ultra low power wireless field
Analog Devices’ RFICs support broadband communications
Product News  
9/13/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., (ADI) has introduced two variable gain amplifier (VGA) products that feature new levels of integration and performance for designers of broadband communications systems
ESC Preview: RF & Microwave
Design How-To  
9/12/2011   Post a comment
I've taken a look at the sessions and picked out a few that I think are worth a closer look for RF designers.
Continental brings high-end HMI to volume segment
News & Analysis  
9/4/2011   Post a comment
A concept car from tier one Continental AG is crammed with new developments in the segment of Human-Machine Interface (HMI) the company plans to introduce in the volume segment over the next couple of years.
Meeting the requirements for video-grade Wi-Fi Access Points
Design How-To  
9/4/2011   3 comments
This article shows how current-day Wi-Fi technology has matured and when properly implemented and tailored for the task, it can sustain and deliver multiple HD video streams across an entire home.
Silicon Labs boost audio with multi-band receivers
Product News  
9/4/2011   6 comments
New Si484x multi-band receivers aim to boost RF performance, reduce BOM and manufacturing costs for radios
M/A-COM 1-bit digital attenuator targets CATV applications
Product News  
9/4/2011   Post a comment
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced a 1-b digital attenuator for CATV and set-top box (STB) front-end applications.
Crystal filter targets RF applications
Product News  
9/4/2011   5 comments
Precision Devices Inc. has announced the FTR80220, its latest 124.800MHz fundamental crystal filter.


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