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RF & Microwave

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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

First things first: Don't leave placement of the antenna ... 14/05/2013

Demand for machine to machine communications – M2M – is growing rapidly and that is pushing more companies to include wireless functionality in their ...

Optimising direct conversion for high performance systems 12/02/2013

Zero IF receivers have had limited success in high performance systems, such as wireless basestations, due primarily to their limited dynamic range.

How rfid can bring value to the technology creation chain 11/12/2012

The electronics industry has been searching for an auto ID solution that can more than traceability. Ideally, such a technology could become the ...

Outlook 2013: Leading the way 23/10/2012

One of the trends during the 21st Century has been the integration of SoC like components into an FPGA fabric.

Outlook 2013: Rack and stack takes a back seat 23/10/2012

Over the last several decades, the basic model of instrumentation has remained largely unchanged. Engineers and scientists have typically selected ...

How the 458MHz ISM band suits short range, low data rate ... 11/09/2012

The radio spectrum is a crowded place – and some parts of the spectrum are more crowded than others. So it's no surprise that licensing authorities ...

Will mobile operators be amongst the winners at the London ... 24/07/2012

Are you one of the lucky few with Olympics tickets? Well, you may need to come out on top in another lottery, should you wish to share your ...

Developing a test regime for white space communications ... 12/06/2012

The digital switchover is making a range of spectrum available that is being vacated by analogue tv transmissions. Now industry is looking to exploit ...

As analogue tv switches off, innovative applications are ... 08/05/2012

As the last elements of the UK's analogue television network are switched off, attention is turning to what industry might be able to do with the ...

Maximising range and battery life in cost sensitive ... 14/02/2012

Given the high profile of 2.4GHz wireless standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, many manufacturers assume this is the de facto transceiver ...

Identifying new applications for rfid devices 13/12/2011

The market for rf identification (rfid) devices is exploding. Active and passive tags are appearing in our cars, clothes, food packaging and luxury ...

Cutting cables: Demand for wireless links is on the increase 13/09/2011

Cables are, in almost every application, yesterday's technology; if it isn't wireless, it's almost not worth considering. If you've decided that ...

60GHz band emerges as a complement to wifi 09/08/2011

The emergence of smartphones and tablet computers alongside digital cameras, tvs and laptops means most interactions will soon be between devices, ...

Increasing operating frequencies provide new opportunities ... 26/07/2011

People like wireless data communications: if you walk into a typical high street coffee house, you're likely to see customers updating their Facebook ...
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