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posted in April 2012

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Music out of the blue
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/27/2012   3 comments
I love Bluetooth. Little did I know, seventeen years ago when I was assigned my first project to write about the origins of Bluetooth and the viking that inspired the name that it would bring so much joy and convenience to my life
CEL modules claim best-in-class ZigBee performance
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
California Eastern Laboratories (CEL) recently announced sample availability of its MeshConnect™ EM357 Mini Modules, which are built around the EM357 ZigBee chip from Ember Corporation.
RF driver amp adjusts bias, extends temperature range
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4/24/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) has made available its ADL5324 half-Watt RF driver amplifier.
Comment: re: Scope roundup - 4/24/2012
Comment: re: Testing E911 - 4/20/2012
Antenna-sharing IC enables sleek designs and 4G performance
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4/17/2012   Post a comment
The DIP1524 diplexer utilizes ST’s Integrated Passive Device (IPD) technology, fabricated on a glass substrate designed to minimize insertion losses
Radio IC targets low-cost 60 GHz application
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4/17/2012   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has released an integrated HMC6000/6001 silicon transceiver chipset for 60 GHz applications.
SPDT switch assists cellular designs
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4/17/2012   Post a comment
A commercialized switch designed to provide simple switching between RF filters with differential inputs is available from Skyworks Solutions. 
Scope roundup
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/17/2012   3 comments
There's been a lot of news and events surrounding oscilloscopes lately, so I thought I would do a round up for you.
What’s up with TI and National Semiconductor?
Design How-To  
4/16/2012   11 comments
It’s been six months since the combination of National Semiconductor and TI, so I thought it was a good time to see how things are going. Here is the text of my interview with Gregg Lowe, senior vice president of the company’s analog business.
WiseMote RTLS tags serve Wi-Fi apps
Product News  
4/9/2012   Post a comment
Redpine Signals, Inc. has introduced Wi-Fi real time location system (RTLS) tags operating in the 5 GHz band.
RFID readers target embedded and consumer applications
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4/9/2012   Post a comment
RFID reader chips from austriamicrosystems combine low-power operation, small size and low cost for implementation in embedded, portable and consumer devices.
Mixer spans 26 to 32GHz
Product News  
4/9/2012   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has released a triple balanced gallium arsenide (GaAs) metal semi-conductor field efficient transistor (MESFET) MMIC mixer die for microwave and millimeterwave radios, military sensors, and test and measurement equipment applications from 26 to 32 GHz.
Buck converter aims to increase mobile talk time
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4/3/2012   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor’s buck converter aims to reduce power consumption in GSM/GPRS/EDGE, 3G/3.5G and 4G mobile deigns
Limiter diodes offer receiver protection
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4/3/2012   Post a comment
Skyworks introduces three surface mount limiter diodes for receiver protection applications.
u-blox launches satellite positioning module
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4/3/2012   Post a comment
The LEA-6N (17.0 x 22.4 x 2.4 mm) supports all available satellite positioning systems, including GLONASS and GPS positioning required by M2M applications in Russia


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