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Communication Design

The truth about phase noise in signal generators 08/04/2014

Manufacturers of signal generators set great store by the specification of phase noise, such that, regardless of the application, phase noise is ...

NFC yet to secure its role in securing mobile payments 25/03/2014

Novel approaches, such as Host Card Emulation (HCE) and potential threats such as the emergence of Bluetooth Low Energy – another technology standard ...

DSL technology could allow data to be sent to the home at ... 25/03/2014

Once the plain old telephone service, the role of the telephone wire continues to be refashioned. The latest digital subscriber line (DSL) standard ...

Qualcomm applies its ‘DNA’ to create a processor for the ... 25/02/2014

The Internet of Things (IoT) is manifesting itself in a range of guises, but the underlying theme – whether it's consumer or industrial applications ...

Modulation approach set to solve spectrum congestion 11/02/2014

As mobile communications become more pervasive, the amount of data flowing around the various networks and – importantly, the various parts of the ...

The Internet of Things is pushing microcontroller ... 28/01/2014

It's not too long ago since the 'go to' microcontroller for electronics designers was a humble 8bit device, often featuring the 8051 core. But times ...

Do polymer fibres make for good interconnect solutions? 14/01/2014

Fibre optics are good for transmitting high speed data across the Atlantic, but do they make good interconnect solutions in industrial applications?

Compliance and interopability can only be guaranteed ... 10/12/2013

Wireless connectivity forms the heart of modern data exchange, whether that be between people or machines.

Ethernet finds use in the automotive industry 26/11/2013

The automotive industry is turning to Ethernet to address high-bandwidth applications emerging within the car. But it is Ethernet with a twist, ...

IoT set to solve many societal and industrial challenges 12/11/2013

The phrase 'Internet of Things' arrived with little fanfare a couple of years ago. Since then, it's turned into the 'buzzword' of the age; there's ...

How black zinc nickel plating is bringing RoHS to military ... 12/11/2013

When the Reduction of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) Directive came into force in 2006, the intention was to remove, as far as possible, the use of six ...

Does using 'standard' connectors reduce design advantage or ... 12/11/2013

Connectors are not the glamorous end of the market. They are expected to do what it says on the tin rather than be responsible for adding much value.

Outlook 2014: IoT set to benefit embedded systems market 12/11/2013

Embedded systems have experienced significant growth over the past decade in markets such as telecommunications, industrial, security and consumer ...

Cisco pushes the boundaries with a 4billion transistor ... 08/10/2013

Cisco Systems has announced the nPower X1, the industry's first single chip 400Gbit network processor. The chip is designed for the next stage in the ...

The connected car: Coming soon to a street near you? 24/09/2013

The idea of the connected car and of vehicles communicating with some kind of infrastructure have been developing for some time, and it appears the ...

UK researchers in race to develop 5G technology 10/09/2013

Mobile device users in the UK are about to be offered mouth watering deals to entice them to shift to faster data rate services as competition ...

What should designers consider when choosing between ... 10/09/2013

Bluetooth Classic, the original standard, has been in the market since 1998, moving from version 1.0 to the current version 2.1. During this time, it ...

Demands of LTE backhaul push chip companies to create more ... 12/08/2013

Mobile data usage is growing at a clip and this will continue with the rollout of Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Globally, smartphone mobile ...

Dealing with the problems of obsolescence 23/07/2013

When we asked readers what were the critical issues facing their company, many replied along the lines of dealing with obsolescence and the related ...
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Many core solutions meet growing demands of comms processors 09/07/2013

The volume of data being transmitted around the globe is reaching staggering levels – and we 'ain't seen nothing yet', according to leading players ...

How to combat the many causes of radio sensitivity ... 08/07/2013

Zero-IF (homodyne) receivers are an increasingly popular form of radio receiver, offering several notable advantages over older and more complex ...

It might have just turned 40, but the party is definitely ... 25/06/2013

Ethernet, the data networking protocol often hailed as the most ubiquitous enabling technology in the communications sector, celebrated its 40th ...

Is cable 'just cable', or is there more to linking systems ... 25/06/2013

Despite all the focus on the leading edge technologies involved in electronics products of all descriptions, almost all will depend upon an ...

FPGAs are displacing asics and assps in high data rate ... 28/05/2013

Modern networks are carrying vast amounts of data in various formats – recent figures show that more than 30% of North America's data traffic is ...

Forum puts the spotlight on rf innovation 28/05/2013

RF and Wireless will take centre stage on 25 June 2013 at the Williams F1 centre near Oxford. It is the second of a series of forums that will ...
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