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The ABCs of RFID

June 30, 2014 1:34 pm | by Klemens Sattlegger, TI NFC/RF Product Marketing | Comments

There are a myriad of acronyms out there related radio frequency identification and near-field communications technology – UHF, LF, RF, UHF, NFC, LF. What do they all mean and how exactly do designers use these types of NFC/RF technology and specifications in application design?...

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Benefits of a Multi-Band Summation Block in an Interpolating DAC

June 19, 2014 1:22 pm | by Philip Pratt, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments | Comments

Field-programmable gate arrays (FPGA) in wideband transmit systems can be expensive. Two factors that drive up FPGA cost are requirements for high internal logic speed and high-speed serializer/deserializer. In communications systems that transmit very wideband signals...

Letters to the Editor: The Societal Risks of Self-Driving Cars

June 17, 2014 9:25 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

A recent letter to the editor identifies some apprehensions with connected car technologies...                             

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EMI-Quiet Environments Anywhere ... Almost

May 30, 2014 10:52 am | by Alan Lowne, CEO, Saelig Company | Comments

RF signal reduction structures are also needed for command and control operations, as well as other applications where strength, weight, collapsibility, and portability are vital for successful and secure military field operations...                         

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The Evolution & Economics of E-Band for Wireless Backhaul

May 30, 2014 9:03 am | by David Richardson, Product Line Director, Wireless, MACOM | Comments

The ongoing, rapid proliferation of wireless devices and accelerating demand for bandwidth-intensive data services is putting a strain on point-to-point and backhaul radio networks, and cellular base stations, particularly in densely populated metro environments...           

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How Byte-Level Caching Relieves the Mobile Data Crunch

May 29, 2014 10:54 am | by Vaughan Emery, President and CEO, CENTRI Technology | Comments

For mobile operators, it’s the best of times and the worst of times. According to Yankee Group, mobile data traffic is growing more than 60 percent annually, but average revenue per user (ARPU) growth is in the low single digits...                      

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Optimizing Throughput in Transceiver Testing with a PXIe Vector Signal Generator

May 23, 2014 12:44 pm | by Mike Millhaem, Application Engineer, Agilent Technologies | Comments

Transceivers are one of the basic building blocks for mobile phones, wireless LAN access points, and the cellular infrastructure. These devices handle both reception and transmission of multiple wireless formats, so testing can be complex, time-consuming, and costly...            

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Device Miniaturization, Isolation & Multiband Operation

May 23, 2014 12:12 pm | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

According to a recent Wireless Design and Development (WDD) reader survey, some of the growing trends among RF power dividers, which are used for splitting or combining signals in the RF/microwave community, include wider bandwidth, device miniaturization, multiband operation, increased insulation and energy conservation, and isolation...

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Connected Cars – Changing the Way We Travel

May 23, 2014 10:16 am | by Meaghan Ziemba, Editor | Comments

Recent advancements in wireless technologies are not only leading to exciting and innovative car designs, but are also changing the ways in which we travel. A recent U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) announcement exemplifies this, outlining how vehicle-to-vehicle...    

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How to Increase Battery Life in VoLTE Devices to Ensure QoE

May 13, 2014 10:19 am | by Andreas Roessler, Rohde & Schwarz | Comments

Companies within the wireless industry, and network operators in particular, are investing significant resources worldwide to implement Voice over LTE (VoLTE) in currently deployed 4G LTE networks. Besides the concern of achieving at least the same high-standard audio quality...

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Meet the Board: Edgardo Menendez – AVX Corporation

May 2, 2014 8:28 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is honored to introduce editorial advisory member, Edgardo Menendez, Field Applications Engineer at AVX...                                

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Meet the Board: Phyllis Cosentino – National Instruments

April 30, 2014 3:01 pm | by WDD Staff | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is excited to announce one of its newest editorial advisory board members, Phyllis Cosentino...                                    

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Meet the Board: Charles Trantanella, Custom MMIC

April 30, 2014 10:07 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is honored to introduce Dr. Charles Trantanella, Vice President of Engineering at Custom MMIC...                            

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Meet the Board: Mario Bokatius – Freescale Semiconductor

April 29, 2014 9:42 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Wireless Design and Development (WDD) is honored to introduce Mario Bokatius, the RF Product Line Manager responsible for small signal and low power RF products at Freescale Semiconductor in Tempe, AZ. Mario has been with Freescale since 2000 and has held various positions in design and applications engineering...                     

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Meet the Board: Janine R. Whitacre – Agilent Technologies

April 23, 2014 10:38 am | by WDD Staff | Comments

Wireless Design and Development is excited for its newest editorial advisory board. From Agilent Technologies, we are honored to introduce Janine R. Whitacre, LTE Mkt Program Manager, Electronic Measurement Group...           

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