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Music out of the blue
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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
Future of linear LDMOS lies in 48V Vdd operation
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3/13/2012   Post a comment
The main point of this blog is to point out that there is a major shift in LDMOS technology for cellular applications and the device operating voltage is changing from the current 28V range up into the 48V region.
JEDEC goes wide with mobile DRAM
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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).
iPhone 4S best new gadget of 2011?
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12/29/2011   9 comments
According to the opinion-site, the iPhone 4S is the best new gadget of 2011.
2011: The year mobile took over the world
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12/16/2011   3 comments
I just heard from Mobile Future about a video they made summarizing the 2011 top statistics in mobile
GPS shoe tracks dementia patients
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12/6/2011   7 comments
Omnilink Systems, GTX Corp and Aetrex have come together to develop the GPS Shoe for people with Alzheimer's, dementia, and memory loss.
Questions about wireless for medical?
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12/5/2011   Post a comment
If you are just getting into designs in this area, or even if you are a seasoned 'veteran,' I'd like to point out a webinar that might be of use.
Mobile phone fun: Troubleshooting 101
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11/21/2011   4 comments
When off doesn't really mean off
MILCOM rocks
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11/7/2011   Post a comment
Today, MILCOM 2011 kicked off in Baltimore, MD and the show promises to celebrate its 30th anniversary in style.
Time to stock the RF library
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10/31/2011   Post a comment
I just heard from the team at SciTech publishing that they are setting up a big sale on RF/Microwave titles. I asked for details, and this is what they sent me. I hope you find it useful...
Sign me up for home karaoke!
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10/25/2011   3 comments
Those of you who know me, know that I have a keen interest in the ultra low power wireless market.
Investors drop $19 million on wireless backhaul
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10/18/2011   Post a comment
This latest development adds proof that the wireless backhaul market is on the move.
Massive growth for wireless backhaul
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10/11/2011   12 comments
I always thought of it as the ugly stepsister, but wireless backhaul seems to be finally getting its due.
MTT-S IMS2011 is complete—but the work continues
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6/21/2011   Post a comment
One of the key highlights: Our engineers and scientists had more than 1,000 interactions with attendees from industry and academia.
Drowning in chargers
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6/21/2011   36 comments
I'm begging my engineering friends out there: can you PLEASE fix this.
Impressions of IMS2011
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6/11/2011   1 comment
Basestations, Backhaul, and Radar
Terahertz Thursday: The bleeding edge of research opens up new opportunities
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6/11/2011   9 comments
Today’s focus at IMS2011 is trends in millimeter wave technology, which is a hot topic this week. To easily understand the trends, it’s best to look at the different frequency bands being measured.
Nonlinear Wednesday is sure to resonate with all involved
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6/10/2011   Post a comment
From IMS 2011: It promises to be a large-signal, nonlinear type of day.
Let the crabs be unleashed: MTT-S IMS2011 is now open for business
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6/9/2011   Post a comment
Greetings from Baltimore. It has been a crazy weekend of unpacking and setting up equipment for our booth, seminars and briefing rooms—and now it’s time for the fun to begin.
Final Preparations for MTT-S IMS2011!
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6/2/2011   Post a comment
This week before as we’re doing the final packing, completing our checklists and handling those last minute issues we do it with growing excitement and expectation mixed with a bit of worry – will it all go okay?
Cut backhaul bills
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3/14/2011   Post a comment
If you need a strategy to lower a LTE/4G backhaul bill, then Aviat Networks may just have the webinar you are looking for.
Time to 'Get Smart'?
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3/14/2011   18 comments
As I struggle with this and decide if I really want email chasing me around the world, I get this press announcement about smartphones from Berg Insight.
Amimon and SRI team up for WHDI
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3/1/2011   10 comments
WHDI proponents looking for traction in consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, and medical applications.
Green, LTE, FPGA: All the buzz
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3/1/2011   Post a comment
I just heard from Xilinx that they have put together a webinar on "Designing cost-effective, greener, LTE basestations with Xilinx FPGAs."
Au Revoir, Goodbye, Ciao, Auf Wiedersehen… Fare well!
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2/21/2011   7 comments
Like every year, the last day started really slow with exhibition visitors still suffering from their last night’s wireless hangover or mobile overdose or…
Is there an app for wireless hangover at MWC? Just take a tablet!
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2/17/2011   Post a comment
After the first couple of days at the exhibition, going thru the 8 different halls, it is amazing to discover the number of new toys we will be able to enjoy by Christmas 2011.
A couple of tapas… and a slice of the wireless network, please!
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2/15/2011   1 comment
My demo equipment is there… I think… At least I see carton boxes and my booth looks almost complete. Ready to do the setup! My entourage of colleagues is also there, the mood seems to be as good as the weather. Time to make the magic happen
The new alliance… the bigger apple?
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2/14/2011   Post a comment
Mobile World Congress: Now for sure, when the conversations will get boring and start to die, people won’t talk about Facebook or Wikileaks but definitely about Nokia moving from Symbian to Microsoft.
Let the RAT race begin…
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2/14/2011   Post a comment
So are you ready for the biggest mobile industry wireless event on the old continent? The buzz at least in the test and measurement space is who are the first ones on the market supporting LTE-Advanced, the Release 10 of the 3GPP standard, the evolution of the Long-Term Evolution, 4G and beyond.
Air of promise filled DesignCon
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2/13/2011   3 comments
With strong booth traffic, well-attended presentations and an overall positive feeling, it was proof that trade shows and exhibitions still have a prominent place in our industry.
Learn to optimize opamps
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2/8/2011   Post a comment
OnFebruary 9th at noon eastern time Analog Devices will be running a 60minute webcast that explains the different types of operational amplifiers, their basic function and describe how engineers can select the right op amp for their circuit design.
Tune in for LTE training
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2/1/2011   3 comments
Great news! I know a lot of you are interested in LTE, and the EETimes Ed&Training group has put together a training session with Agilent Technologies called "How to verify the Data in your LTE uplink signal."
Unfair advantage or open airwaves?
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1/6/2011   Post a comment
Ofcom (the UK regulator/authority for the UK communications industry) has cut loose the use of 2G spectrum for 3G mobile broadband.
Get a clear view on LTE testing
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12/27/2010   6 comments
My contacts at Agilent just informed me of a special new site they've developed for LTE designers
Three little known facts about the high-power RF products market
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12/10/2010   4 comments
Most people working in the high power RF design arena think that they know a fair amount about high power RF products and the devices that comprise that market space. I am here to tell you that there are three relatively interesting and unknown facts about the high power RF product market that the consumers generally do not comprehend.
Top wireless gadgets on Santa's list
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12/7/2010   4 comments
Although I am addicted to most of my wireless gadgets, I have steadfastly resisted e-readers.
MIPI Alliance looking at steady growth
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12/2/2010   7 comments
Recently, they gave me some updates on their progress, here are some bullets for you
Big score for TriQuint GaN program
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11/30/2010   4 comments
I just heard from TriQuint that they scored a $17.5M GaN manufacturing development contract form the US Air Force Research Laboratory.
Social media for engineers: good or garbage?
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11/28/2010   31 comments
Two weeks ago, I attended an EDAC panel session on Social Media for emerging companies to learn from the big guys.The insightful take-away… Engineers hate Twitter!
Wherefore art thou oh 60GHz?
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11/22/2010   14 comments
After three years, WirelessHD and the vaunted 60GHz bandwagon hasn’t gone anywhere. Moreover, it hasn’t showed up in any other interesting applications either. Why? It isn’t because it can’t be made to work.
Program aims to make the connected home a reality
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11/12/2010   5 comments
With more broadband penetration in homes and new home and building automation enabling technologies such as ZigBee and low-power IP being embedded into products, broadband service providers are looking to enter the security, monitoring and automation (SMA) market this year.
Webinar targets BT low energy, ZigBee, and WiFi for medical apps
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11/12/2010   4 comments
If you are in the wireless/medical game, it might be worth checking out this webinar from TI and In-Stat.
Voice service with LTE: Can you still hear me now?
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11/4/2010   1 comment
There’s a lot of speculation and misinformation regarding how voice service will be delivered once LTE is deployed on a large scale.
Recession buster!
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11/1/2010   3 comments
I just got back from European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Paris and have to share my enthusiasm.
What do you know about smart radio?
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10/28/2010   6 comments
If you've got something to say about smart radio, then it's your lucky day. IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) 2011 has issued a call for papers and demonstrations, with a deadline of November 15th.
Supporting LTE and multiple standards with SDR
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10/14/2010   15 comments
Håkan Samuelsson, the Chief Technology Officer at Axell Wireless discusses the role that SDR and digital filtering will play in enabling operators to simultaneously deliver LTE and existing network standards
SciTech Publishing: More deals for your bookshelf
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9/29/2010   53 comments
For those of you who enjoyed the list of sale books from SciTech Publishing, here is some more. They tell me that the sale went so well, they are extending it to these titles, but only until October 8th.
Agilent: Help for testing wideband transmitters
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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.
Flesh out your RF/Microwave bookshelf
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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.
ESC Boston: RF highlights
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9/14/2010   1 comment
If you are in the Boston area next week (Sept 20 to 23, 2010) or already plan on attending the ESC Boston show, here are some highlights that might appeal to RF and microwave engineers
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