Technology Filtered by - RF & Microwave

New Electronics strives to bring you all the latest technology news from the RF & Microwave sector. Advances in electronics are often fast-paced and innovative, so we know that as a design engineer you want to be kept up-to-date with current developments.

Below is a comprehensive list of all the latest electronics technology news from New Electronics.

Maximising range and battery life in cost sensitive wireless networks

Given the high profile of 2.4GHz wireless standards such as Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, many manufacturers assume this is the de facto transceiver frequency. While this is true for some applications, many others have relatively low data rate requirements and operate within a closed wireless network. In these cases, a proprietary protocol can reduce system cost significantly.

Identifying new applications for rfid devices

The market for rf identification (rfid) devices is exploding. Active and passive tags are appearing in our cars, clothes, food packaging and luxury goods – even on our bodies – as well as being used throughout the manufacturing, processing, transport and logistics sectors.

Cutting cables: Demand for wireless links is on the increase

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 cables should go, what is the best solution for your product? There's a range of options available to design engineers, but one thing is certain: one size doesn't fit all.

60GHz band emerges as a complement to wifi

The emergence of smartphones and tablet computers alongside digital cameras, tvs and laptops means most interactions will soon be between devices, rather than between a device and the internet. Looking to enable these links, the Wireless Gigabit standard is being aimed as a broad interface that will support key computing and consumer electronics protocols without the need for cabling.

The battle for the ultra low power wireless network market

Traditionally, embedded applications requiring low data rates and power consumption have relied on ZigBee and Bluetooth. However, an independent study claims that ANT powered network nodes use four times less power than a ZigBee node, while providing a simpler sensor and network development environment. So could ANT be the great white hope?

Simulation solution:

Mainstream high speed pcb design has long followed in the slipstream of rf and microwave engineering. Of necessity, techniques have been simplified and made applicable to wider use: for example, IBIS models that describe input/output behaviour without revealing internal design details are published for most high speed ics.

Analyse this

Given the state of the economy and tightening budgets, purchasing the right piece of communications test equipment can become a highly strategic decision.

Pump up the volume

The consumer electronics business is well versed at bringing new products to market with more features and, generally, at lower cost. But the trend does have something of a trade off.

Maximising memory

When is an oscilloscope not an oscilloscope? When it becomes a combination of a vector signal analyser, spectrum analyser and digital oscilloscope.

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