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Signal Analyzer Boasts Desirable Acquisition Bandwidth, Real-time Capabilities

January 4, 2011 7:07 am | Tektronix | Product Releases | Comments

Tektronix, Inc. expanded its spectrum and vector signal analysis offerings with the introduction of the RSA5000 Series Signal Analyzer. The series is appropriate for spectrum management, radar, electronic warfare, radio communications and EMI/EMC. Featuring advanced

Qi-Certified Kit Reduces Development Time of Wireless Power Solutions

January 4, 2011 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced the industry’s first Qi-certified wireless power development kit, which enables design engineers to speed the integration of wireless power technology in consumer electronics, at CES.

GreenPeak launches three new chips for the RF4CE market

January 3, 2011 5:21 am | Product Releases | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies today announced the launch of three new chips, allowing the development of robust and low cost ZigBee RF4CE remote control applications for TV’s and set-top boxes, addressing an overall one billion unit annual market.


Vehicle-Mounted Computer Supports Lubuntu Linux OS

January 3, 2011 3:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advantech announced it has a new option available for the TREK-743, 7-inch Vehicle-Mounted Computer with support for Lubuntu, a lightweight, derivative of the Ubuntu operating system.

High-Density Memory Targets RFID Applications

December 30, 2010 7:52 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

An RFID device from STMicroelectronics now allows technical equipment to 'talk back', with detailed information such as a full maintenance history, to speed up servicing and simplify record-keeping.

Distortion Analysis Software Helps Optimize Active RF Components

December 29, 2010 10:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz has introduced the R&S FS K130 distortion analysis software for optimizing active RF components such as power amplifiers and mixers. This software allows users to

Reference Designs Create Wireless HDMI Video Solutions

December 29, 2010 4:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alereon announced the addition of several new wireless HDMI reference designs: The AL5750 1080p Wireless UWB Audio/Video Adapter, the AL5810/11 Wireless HDMI Encoder/Decoder and the AL5820/21 Wireless HDMI Encoder/Decoder with 3D support.

Radio Modules Designed for European Applications

December 28, 2010 5:09 am | Product Releases | Comments

In order to meet operating demands and compliance requirements specific to the European market, the AIR line now includes ETSI-compliant models A1101R08A (embedded antenna) and A1101R08C (connectorized).


LTE Test Feature Touts Simplified Base Station Testing

December 20, 2010 12:41 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The LTE test case wizard is asserted to ease the task of generating the correct signals for specific LTE base station test scenarios. An operator of a signal generator only has to

Security in Smartphones

December 10, 2010 7:48 am | by Martin Bakal, IBM Rational ( | Blogs | Comments

The smartphone market is expected to increase 24.5% in 2011, as projected by IDC. Managing security will be a big concern and key area of focus for most mobile companies going forward. Companies who address this concern successfully will most likely capture the market share.

Wireless Sensing System Offers Unprecedented Network Sampling Capacity

December 7, 2010 6:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today, MicroStrain introduces the extended range, synchronous wireless sensing system, combining breakthrough precision wireless time synchronization and enhanced system scalability accommodating hundreds of wireless sensor nodes with extended range communication.

FPGA Integration Module is Based on Spartan-6

December 3, 2010 5:08 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Opal Kelly XEM6110 integration module is based on a Xilinx Spartan-6 (XC6SLX45) FPGA. In addition to a high gate-count FPGA, the module uses the blazing transfer rate of PCI Express for configuration downloads, enabling

Talkin’ LTE

December 1, 2010 9:59 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Blogs | Comments

UMTS Long Term Evolution, short LTE, is the technology of choice for the majority of network operators worldwide, providing mobile broadband data and high-speed internet access to their subscriber base. Due to the high commitment LTE is understood as the innovation platform for the wireless industry for the next decade.


GaN RF Unmatched Power Transistor Boasts Improved Performance

November 29, 2010 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The RF3932 highly-efficient 75-watt gallium nitride (GaN) RF unmatched power transistor operates over a broad frequency range (DC to 3GHz) and delivers high peak efficiency of >65%.

A Cautionary Tale about Wi-Fi Direct

November 22, 2010 5:35 am | by by Eric Broockman, Alereon ( | Blogs | Comments

Wi-Fi Direct is a mechanism to add a soft access point in one device so that two different products can form a direct point to point secure wireless connection. Supposedly it will be easy to set up and relatively fast.

IF mixers support frequencies up to 300MHz

November 19, 2010 5:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

RF Micro Devices today announced the expansion of the Company's RF component catalog to include two new high linearity differential IF mixers: the RFMX0015 and RFMX1015. Both new products are optimized for operation across a broad range of end markets...

What is 4G?

November 15, 2010 11:13 am | by Rupert Baines, Picochip ( | Blogs | Comments

There is a bit of debate on 4G (or "faux G" as Dan Jones of Light Reading nicely put it).

Femtocell Reference Design Boasts Economy, Efficiency

November 15, 2010 4:34 am | Agilent Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

picoChip today launched the PC7300, a complete femtocell hardware reference design that is said to combine the industry’s lowest system costs and power consumption with the fastest possible time to market.

Handheld Cable and Antenna Analyzer Cuts Installation Time

November 11, 2010 5:55 am | Product Releases | Comments

Rohde & Schwarz launched its R&S ZVH portable cable and antenna analyzer designed to facilitate the installation of antenna stations. In the field, all acceptance tests are performed quickly and easily with

Ultra-Small ZigBee Module Is Based on Atmel’s Newest Single Chip

November 10, 2010 12:57 pm | Articles | Comments

Adaptive Network Solutions, a leading system design house, its @ANY2400SC IEEE 802.15.4/ZigBee RF module for 2.4 GHz ISM band. With an ultra-small footprint of just over 3 square centimeters, the new module offers a combination of

Frequency Flexible CMOS Octal Clock Generators Include On-Chip VCXO

November 9, 2010 12:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Silicon Laboratories Inc. introduced what it asserts is the industry’s most frequency flexible in-circuit programmable CMOS clock generators. The new Si5350/51 octal clock generators with on-chip voltage-controlled crystal oscillators (VCXOs) replace

Signal Generators Feature Simplicity, Portability, Modularity and RF Performance

November 9, 2010 12:09 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aeroflex announced its S-Series RF signal generator family touting simplicity, portability, modularity, and RF performance at an attractive price. The first in the series is the SGA analog RF signal generators. They are compact and lightweight with

Base Station SoC Incorporates Programmable DSPs Which Enable Full Multicore Entitlement

November 9, 2010 6:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments unveiled a wireless base station system-on-chip (SoC). The TMS320TCI6616 SoC is based on The company’s new TMS320C66x digital signal processors (DSPs) and KeyStone multicore architecture, and is asserted to more than double the

Brainstorm: The Smart Grid

November 8, 2010 6:04 am | by Edited by Jason Lomberg, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments

What is your opinion on the smart grid? Do you support or oppose its deployment?

Current Sense Chip Resistor Comes In Small 0201 Size

November 5, 2010 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

KOA Speer Electronics, Inc. announced the new 0201 size in its SR73 current sense chip resistor line. Measuring 0.6 mm x 0.3 mm x 0.1 mm, the 0201 size chip is 66 percent smaller than the 0402 size chip resistor, making it

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