IMS Research projects that by 2016, wireless-enabled consumer medical devices will use Bluetooth Smart technology the most. IMS Research forecasts that more than 4.7 million consumer medical devices containing Bluetooth Smart will be shipped in 2016 with more than 10.3 million shipped from 2012 to 2016.
Developed and manufactured by Syfer, these passive devices provide an enhanced capability using the existing, very stable, High Q material system that provides excellent, low loss performance in systems to beyond 3GHz. ESR at 1GHz for a typical 10pF capacitor is below 0.1Ohms, demonstrating a significant improvement over standard High Q devices.
Variable gain amplifier allows operation in all RF bands between 400 to 2700MHz with a single moduleJune 26, 2012 3:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments
RF Micro Devices today announced the release of the RFVA0016 – a highly integrated one-quarter watt (¼W) analog-controlled variable gain amplifier (VGA). RFMD’s broadband RFVA0016 VGA features external matching to allow operation in all RF bands between 400 to 2700MHz with a single module. The RFVA0016 delivers 24dBm output compression power with 25dB gain...
A team of UCLA researchers has created the most powerful high-performance nanoscale microwave oscillators in the world, a development that could lead to cheaper, more energy-efficient mobile communication devices that deliver much better signal quality.
Samsung Electronics' struggle to keep pace with rampant demand for its new Galaxy S III smartphone may have cost the South Korean firm some 2 million units of sales in just a month.
Wireless tower operator SBA Communications Corp will buy 3,252 mobile phone tower sites in the United States and Puerto Rico from privately held TowerCo for about $1.45 billion to benefit from an explosion in data traffic.
Thanks to rapid advances in both the software and hardware, network engineers are able to use wireless to fill in the old communications gaps. They’re extending the network’s edge to include devices of every description, and turning those devices into nodes on modern, intelligent data communications systems. Wireless makes it possible to network-enable just about any device, just about anywhere.
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc. introduced a series of surface-mount multilayer ceramic chip capacitors (MLCCs) offering high self-resonance, a high Q factor of ≥2000, and a low dissipation factor of ≤0.05 percent for operation in high-frequency commercial applications. With their low
T-Mobile USA says it has agreed to buy wireless spectrum rights from Verizon Wireless and swap other spectrum holdings with the company, bolstering the ability of both to offer faster wireless data services.
RF Micro Devices today announced the introduction of three new power amplifiers for high-frequency point-to-point radio applications. RFMD’s RFPA1002, RFPA1003, and RFPA1702 deliver >1W RF output power in the 10GHz to 20GHz frequency bands and expand the Company’s portfolio of radio chipsets targeting cellular backhaul and other markets.
The CMX973 Quadrature Modulator/Demodulator is the latest RF building block from CML Microcircuits following on from the CMX970 and CMX971. The RF Building Block range is designed to provide the flexible, high performance ICs required for HF/VHF/UHF, professional radios, wireless data terminals, wireless microphones, marine and avionics radio systems.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. unveiled two new series of high performance and low power LNAs for multiple industrial, scientific, medical (ISM) bands and next generation cellular infrastructure applications. Skyworks’ newest low noise amplifiers enable enhanced wireless receiver sensitivity, wider dynamic range and a high level of design flexibility. With the addition of these latest devices, Skyworks now powers solutions with continuous coverage from 30 to 3000 MHz. Various customers are already leveraging Skyworks’ devices for power line monitoring and security systems, government radio networks, in-building wireless devices and cell signal boosters.
City Labs, Inc. has released its first commercial product, a tritium-based betavoltaic power source that enables low-power microelectronic and sensor applications where battery replacement is difficult, impossible, or life-threatening. The Model P100a betavoltaic power source provides
Phase shifter delivers low phase and attenuation error, high linearity and serial control capabilityJune 18, 2012 4:00 pm | Product Releases | Comments
M/A-COM Technology Solutions Inc. introduced today a new 6-Bit digital phase shifter for communication antenna and radar applications.
Analog Devices announced what is said to be the industry’s highest performance 13 GHz PLL synthesizer. The ADF4159 achieves a phase detector operating frequency of 110 MHz and simultaneously consumes less than 100 mW of power, which is five-times
InterDigital Inc said on Monday it had agreed to sell to Intel Corp about 1,700 wireless technology patents for $375 million, sending InterDigital shares up 29 percent.
AVX Corporation has developed a new wideband directional coupler with high directivity. Based on thin-film multilayer technology, which provides the miniature part with desirable frequency performance and rugged construction for
The head of the Federal Communications Commission is asking for a review of the agency's stance on radiofrequency energy emitted from cell phones amid lingering concerns that the devices may cause brain tumors.
Smartphones set to be released this month by Samsung and Sony will be able to learn things when you touch them to pre-programmed "tags."
The CLX-900 Phase-Locked Oscillator from EM Research operates at 900 MHz and features exceptionally-low phase noise (<-114 dBc/Hz @ 10 KHz). Phase-locked to a 100 MHz external reference, the unit offers +7 dBm output power and features low power consumption (+5 VDC @ <65 mA)
Fastrax today introduced the Fastrax UC530 - a new edition of the world’s smallest OEM GPS receiver with an integrated chip antenna. The module features the same ultra small form factor as the widely popular Fastrax UC430, while providing new benefits to designers, developers and manufacturers of handheld digital devices.
NFC (Near-Field Communication) is a well-established open platform RF communication technology that enables communication between devices at a distance of not more than 10 cm. It supports different data transmission rates but it is currently limited to relatively low throughput, up to 424 kbit/s for a maximum of 1 MByte.
Cellergy has announced its CLC Series, offering low leakage current (LC) for its small footprint products (12 mm x12.5 mm), with heights ranging from 2.4 mm to 3.6 mm. The maximum LC for single cell configurations is 1.5 µA and for double cell configurations is 3 µA. The supercapacitors are suited for
Federal election officials say small-dollar donors may use their cell phones' text messaging to contribute to political campaigns.
RTX announced the launch of a software development platform for its newest ultra low power Wi-Fi module at the Connected World Conference in Illinois. The software development kit (SDK) will enable application developers to bring M2M (machine to machine) applications to market rapidly and cost effectively.