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MIMO’s Challenges When Evaluating WiMAX Equipment

December 12, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

WiMAX employs Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) technology to improve system performance by either increasing signal-to-noise ratio or data throughput or both. Implementation of MIMO requires an unprecedented collaboration of RF and high-speed digital signal processing technologies and complex software and presents new challenges for design engineers at all levels of product development....

Bluetooth Secure Simple Pairing

December 12, 2007 6:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The existing method of pairing Bluetooth devices generally consists of several steps, such as searching for the device, connecting to it and authenticating the device to make sure it is the correct device. In the pre- 2.1+EDR compliant Bluetooth devices (legacy devices), in order to simplify the user experience, the products used an authentication procedure, which is vulnerable to simple security attacks....

Integrated EMI Filters and the Need for More Bandwidth

December 12, 2007 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

In previous generations of cell phones, when the design called for more data to be moved around, the solution was to add more data lines. Only a handful of data lines were sufficient at first, since there was only basic numeric data to be displayed and data rates were rather low. We all remember the old analog flip phones with their LED displays, you pushed the keypad and a digit appeared....

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Standard sRIO Feature Use in baseband

December 12, 2007 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Today, serial RapidIO (sRIO) has become the embedded interconnect of choice for designers everywhere. At the forefront of driving this adoption is the wireless telecommunications infrastructure, particularly the baseband. Evidence of this fact comes from major OEMs around the world who are now in production of system designs based on the serial RapidIO specification, versions 1....

Boosting Bluetooth to 250 Mb/s with Ultra-Wideband

December 12, 2007 5:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

After significant analysis of high-speed technologies, last year the Bluetooth SIG selected WiMedia-based ultra-wideband (UWB) for a new, fast wireless specification. Originally conceived as a short-range, low-power, low data rate cable replacement for audio headsets and keyboards, the new, high-speed Bluetooth opens up a world of opportunity to capture and share our lives through images and sound—such as printing high-res pictures directly...

Mining RFID's Potential to Track Ore

December 12, 2007 5:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Typically, mining companies such as CVRD Inco use a labor-intensive, inexact process to determine ore yields and grades. By improving the accuracy of such information, CVRD Inco believes it could optimize the mix of chemicals it uses to produce nickel, copper, cobalt and other metals. That's why the Toronto-based mining company is testing an ultrahigh-frequency (UHF) RFID system at its Stobie Mine in Sudbury, Ontario, incorporating EPC Ge...

Internet Radio to the Mass Market with Sub $15 BOM

December 12, 2007 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR recently introduced to the market RadioPro, a WiFi Internet radio example design based on the company’s UniFi single-chip WiFi platform. RadioPro provides wireless streaming of Internet radio via WiFi, without the need for a PC and supports over 10,000 radio stations through a dedicated Internet radio portal....

Iridium Provides Critical Support for Harris Corporation's Falcon Watch

December 12, 2007 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Iridium® Satellite has played a critical role in providing global monitoring and transmission capabilities to Harris Corporation’s Falcon Watch RF-5408-RI Remote Imager, part of the Falcon Watch Remote Intrusion Detection and Surveillance System. The Harris solution is an innovative remote imaging and unattended ground sensor product used in military and law enforcement applications....

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Mobile Traffic Map Provides an Alternative to Gridlock

December 12, 2007 5:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Help is on the way for commuters who get stuck in Chicago¹s third worst traffic jams in the nation. To recover some of those lost hours, the TrafficGauge Mobile Traffic map, which delivers real-time traffic conditions anytime and anywhere, is now available in the Chicago area. TrafficGauge is the first and only dedicated mobile traffic map covering the Chicago area region....

Principles of Updating Mobile Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA)

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Sharon Peleg, Founder and Chief Technology Officer Red Bend Software Firmware Over-the-Air (FOTA) technology enables device manufacturers and network operators to deliver updated firmware to mobile phones in consumers’ hands. Today’s mobile devices contain enormous amounts of software, mainly firmware, to support advanced features....

Key Criteria for Evaluating Technologies for Effective Firmware Over-The-Air (FOTA) Updating of Mobile Phones

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Red Bend Software This paper provides a detailed discussion of the key considerations for evaluating Firmware Over The Air (FOTA) updating technologies. It describes the components and basic operations of FOTA update technology and explains the constraints imposed on the update process by the mobile phone environment....

SISO to MIMO: Moving Communications from Single-Input Single-Output to Multiple-Input Multiple-Output

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Mark Elo, Marketing Director of RF Products, Keithley Instruments Commercial radio technology has reached an inflection point, similar to the transition from analog to digital; now we’re moving from single carrier technologies, where we transmit one digital symbol at a time, to a new paradigm, where we’re potentially transmitting hundreds of symbols simultaneously....

Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing

November 28, 2007 5:39 am | Product Releases | Comments

By Mark Elo, Marketing Director of RF Products, Keithley Instruments Orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) is a form of digital modulation used in a wide array of communications systems. This paper will explain what OFDM is, why it’s important, where it’s used, and what test instrumentation is required to maintain it....

Sunlight-readable LCDs

November 21, 2007 6:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phoenix Display International Inc. introduces a line of 2.2-inch TFTs with QCIF+ (176 × 220) resolution. These sunlight-readable LCDs offer high brightness, contrast and color saturation with exceptional transflective properties for outdoor applications. PDI achieves these qualities by manufacturing the TFT cell using high aperture panel technology, high transmittance color filters, and high transmission polarizers....

802.11n Support Added to B/A/G Analysis System

November 21, 2007 5:57 am | Product Releases | Comments

Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc. announces that is has added 802.11n support to its Yellowjacket B/A/G analysis system. In addition to full 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz spectrum analysis, the system performs Wi-Fi packet analysis for b, a, g, h and now 802.11n packets as well. The 802.11n packet analysis includes antenna selection, spatial multiplexing, link adaption, RIFS usage, beamforming, reverse direction responder, calibration, CSI/steering an...

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