Sierra Wireless [NASDAQ: SWIR] has introduced the industry’s most advanced architecture for embedded wireless communications, designed to vastly simplify and accelerate the development and deployment of M2M solutions. The architecture will be available across 2G to 4G technologies in the next generation of AirPrime embedded wireless modules.LISTED UNDER: Circuits, Thin Film | Components, Other | Memory, DRAM
Pentek, Inc. has announced rackmount additions to its Talon RF/IF signal recording and playback systems. The Model RTS 2707 rackmount system and Model RTR 2747 rugged rackmount system, offer recording and playback of RF/IF signals up to 700 MHz with signal bandwidths up to 200 MHz.LISTED UNDER: Circuits, Mixed Signal | Components, Other | Digital Hardware, Other
Scientists at the University of Tokyo have found inspiration for their autonomous sensory-driven robots by examining male silkmoths … lookin’ for love. Their new two-wheeled robots are piloted by male silkmoths in search of a special lady.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | Automotive
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"Watson," no, not Sherlock's sidekick, but the famous supercomputer who beat the world's best human at Jeopardy, is going back to school. IBM is sending the Watson system to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, so it can improve its "thinking" skills.LISTED UNDER: Amplifiers | Antennas | Automotive
Microchip Technology Inc. [NASDAQ: MCHP] has announced an expansion of its SPI Flash memory portfolio, with the introduction of the SST25PF020B, SST25PF040B, and SST25PF080B devices. The SST25PF020B, SST25PF040B, and SST25PF080B offer 2-, 4-, and 8-Mbit of memory.LISTED UNDER: Memory, Embedded | Memory, Flash
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By Thomas Dippon, Agilent Technologies When testing wideband RF components and systems, it is necessary to stimulate the device under test (DUT) with a wideband signal that is as close to the “real” signal as possible. For some measurements, wideband noise or a multi-tone signal might be appropriate.
In the operating environment seen by electronics today there are numerous sources of electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI). This is due in large part to the increased use of RF technology. These types of interference result in the need for common mode filtering in applications utilizing differential interfaces.
Silicon Laboratories Inc. recently introduced an EZRadio® wireless IC solution designed to reduce the cost and complexity of one-way wireless links used in a wide range of consumer, industrial and automotive systems. The new Si4010 system-on-chip (SoC) RF transmitter enables developers to optimize remote keyless entry (RKE), garage door opener, remote control, building automation and security device designs for the lowest system cost and highest performance while ensuring one-way link integrity.
By Chris Desalvo, Agilent Technologies Commercially available RF transmitters in the ever-evolving wireless communications technology give SIGINT and COMINT mission managers a most difficult task. They need to detect traditional push-to-talk signals, wideband digital communications, and always be thinking of future threats.
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has entered in an exclusive agreement with IBM for the development and manufacture of future generations of Peregrine’s patented UltraCMOS™ silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) process technology, the industry’s highest-performance radio frequency complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (RF CMOS) process.
By Keith Anderson, Agilent Technologies click to enlarge Figure 1. NVNA block diagram. High-power RF amplifiers are used in telecommunications, biomedical, and military systems. With output power levels ranging up to 1kW, these amplifiers are typically designed to operate near or into compression in order to provide the maximum output power possible.
By Moray Rumney and Hiroshi Yanagawa, Agilent Technologies, Inc. Operator acceptance testing is yet another step in the process and includes more user-centric tests. click to enlarge Table 1. Base station RF transmitter characteristics tests.