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Wideband I/Q demodulator improves receiver performance
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology announces the LTC5585, an ultrawide bandwidth direct conversion I/Q demodulator that supports new generation wideband LTE multimode receivers’ and digital pre-distortion (DPD) receivers’ bandwidth requirements.
What's private anymore?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/29/2012   13 comments
I was reading this opinion piece in the NY Times today on "Privacy, Technology, and Law," and it wrestles with the question of what is protected as "privacy" in the US given the vast technological changes.
PCB debug and test event
Blog  
1/29/2012   1 comment
I just heard about the ElectroTestExpo2012, which could be of particular interest for my UK friends.
Avago amplifier cleans signal quality and drops power usage
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1/28/2012   Post a comment
Avago Technologies announced a high-gain, high-linearity power amplifier for high-data-rate applications found in 700-800 MHz cellular infrastructure equipment.
Analog front end targets femtocells and software-defined radio
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1/28/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced an analog front end (AFE) for femtocell base stations and portable software-defined radio (SDR) applications.
Tektronix power sensors/meters speed measurements
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1/26/2012   Post a comment
Tektronix, Inc. has introduced compact RF and microwave power sensors/meters that increase measurement speed, cover a wide frequency range, and provide extensive power measurements from basic average power to pulse profiling.
Test solution troubleshoots cellular networks
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1/24/2012   Post a comment
The MW8208A aims to help wireless network field technicians and engineers accurately and quickly locate the source of passive intermodulation (PIM) either in the base station antenna system or in the surrounding environment.
Cloudy with a chance of protons
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/24/2012   5 comments
We are currently in the midst of the largest solar storm in more than six years.
High-tech conference promises help with design
Memory Designline Blog  
1/24/2012   Post a comment
DesignCon 2012 starts January 30 and ends February 2nd in the Santa Clara Convention Center.
Anritsu analyzer offers portable accuracy
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced an NBFM for its LMR Master S412E handheld analyzer that measures narrowband analog FM (NBFM) land mobile radio (LMR) system performance.
Front-end module boosts power and reduces energy consumption
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices, Inc. has released the RFFM6201, a 2.4GHz band single-chip Zigbee® front-end module (FEM) featuring an integrated power amplifier, low noise amplifier, and diversity switch.
Software tests high-speed compliance for real-time scopes
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has released high-speed inter-chip (HSIC) compliance test software for real-time oscilloscopes.
8GB DDR3 modules target high-end industrial PCs and servers
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1/23/2012   Post a comment
Swissbit's 8GB modules are compliant to the respective JEDEC DDR3 specifications and are supported by the latest DDR3 memory controllers.
Hittite advances clock generators
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1/21/2012   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation now offers two surface-mount packaged clock generators, the HMC1032LP6GE and the HMC1034LP6GE for cellular/4G infrastructure, fiber optic and networking applications.
Kingston Digital offers portable flash solutions
Product News  
1/21/2012   1 comment
Kingston Digital, Inc. announced several portable flash memory-based solutions for thin notebook, tablet and smartphone users.
MIPI Alliance offers new specs for RF control
Blog  
1/17/2012   5 comments
Today, the MIPI Alliance announced new DigRF and RFFE specifications, and yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak with Jim Ross, of Skyworks, and Dr. Dietmar Wenzel, of Infineon about the changes. Both men are part of the MIPI Alliance.
Amplifer targets radar, air traffic, surveillance
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
RFMD’s new RF3928B is a 65V 380W high power discrete amplifier designed for S-Band pulsed radar, air traffic control and surveillance, and general purpose broadband amplifier applications.
MMIC band pass filter tunes from 19 to 38 GHz
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced a tunable MMIC band pass filter for hybrid and microwave integrated circuit (MIC) applications in wideband test and measurement equipment, communication systems and electronic warfare (EW) subsystems to 38 GHz.
PLL chip set spans DC to 7GHz
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1/15/2012   Post a comment
The HMC983LP5E DC to 7 GHz Fractional-N divider and frequency sweeper and the HMC984LP4E digital phase-frequency detector and charge pump are targeted for PLL and frequency modulated continuous wave (FMCW) sweeper applications.
Gowanda chip inductors meet military specs
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1/14/2012   Post a comment
Gowanda Electronics recently achieved qualification to the military’s MIL-PRF-83446 (/36A and /37A) for its ML0603 and ML0805 series of RF surface mount wire wound ceramic core chip inductors.
Mixer serves millimeter wave transceivers
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1/10/2012   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has released the HMC1015 triple-balanced GaAs MESFET MMIC mixer die which is well suited for microwave and millimeterwave radios, military sensors, and test/measurement equipment applications from 26 to 32 GHz.
CES: Frontier Silicon network audio module features dual-band 802.11n connectivity
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1/10/2012   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon announced the launch of Milan, a module for high volume networked wireless speaker and docker applications.
Ultra-low-power wireless makes inroads into many applications
Design How-To  
1/9/2012   2 comments
Once the insignificant step children of the wireless world, lower-power wireless technologies are hot, and they are making inroads into many new applications.
CES: Greenpeak releases ZigBee RF4CE chip for motion sense remote controls
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1/9/2012   Post a comment
Greenpeak Technologies has announced the GP570 single system on chip (SoC) that aims to help allow the development of low cost motion-enabled remote controls.
Toshiba accelerates flash memory devices
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1/9/2012   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC) unveils its new lineup of USB flash memory products – the TransMemory-EX TM series
DesignCon memory preview
Design How-To  
1/9/2012   Post a comment
It's nearly time for DesignCon 2012, and the place to be is the Santa Clara Convention Center January 30-February 2nd.
JEDEC goes wide with mobile DRAM
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
1/8/2012   2 comments
Last week, JEDEC announced a new standard for wide I/O mobile DRAM: JESD229 Wide I/O Single Data Rate (SDR).
TI introduces power management ICs for SSDs
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1/8/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced three single-chip, power management integrated circuits (PMICs) for all the supply rails in solid state drives (SSDs), hybrid drives and other flash memory management applications.
Sony unveils 1 Gb/s memory cards
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1/6/2012   Post a comment
The new Sony XQD™ memory cards support the recently adopted XQD specification for high-speed, high-performance digital image capture
Synthesizer spans 350MHz to 6GHz
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1/5/2012   Post a comment
New integer-N frequency synthesizer from LTC targets multi-band applications.
Transceiver supports NFC capability in cars
Product News  
1/3/2012   Post a comment
Designed for automotive applications, the Melexis MLX90132 is a 13.56MHz, fully integrated, multi-protocol RFID/NFC transceiver IC that supports ISO/IEC protocols 18092, 14443A and B, 15693 as well as 18000-3
Skyworks targets wireless networking with SOI switches
Product News  
1/3/2012   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions has introduced its first set of discrete silicon-on-insulator, single-pole, triple-throw switches for the wireless networking market.
Premo unveils antenna for near field communications
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1/3/2012   Post a comment
Premo antennas targets RFID and NFC applications.


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