July 24, 2014

Radio Architectures, Pt 5: ADCs and Receivers

Analog-to-digital converters (ADCs) are commonly used in receivers for wireless applications for either IF or baseband signal sampling. The choice of ADC is generally determined by the rest of the receiver architecture, and can be affected by the … [Read More...]

Radio Architectures, Pt 4: sensitivity, noise, front-end amplifiers

System sensitivity and noiseThe noise from each component in the front end adds to the receiver's noise floor, which sets the limit on the minimum signal level that can be detected. Noise can be characterized by its power spectral density (PSD), … [Read More...]

ZigBee and ZigBee PRO: Which feature set is right for you?

For those new to ZigBee or who have not yet had a chance to digest the latest specification, this article serves to explore the status quo of ZigBee, provides an overview of the ZigBee and ZigBee PRO feature sets, and discusses ZigBee in the context … [Read More...]

Xilinx offers free circuits for LTE basestations on FPGA

FPGA vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has announced the availability of a "digital front-end" or DFE for 3rd Generation Partnership Protocol (3GPP) Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless communications systems. … [Read More...]

World’s thinnest MEMS oscillator debuts

SiTime's SiT8002XT Micro-Electro-Mechanical System (MEMS) oscillator slims down to .25 millimeters for high-capacity SIM (Subscriber Identity Module), smartcards and other ultra-thin applications. … [Read More...]

WLAN chip market to pass $4B in 2012, IDC says

The worldwide wireless LAN semiconductor market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 22.8 percent through 2012, when it will pass the $4 billion mark, according to market research firm IDC. … [Read More...]

Wireless M-Bus Module Supports Smart Meters

Radiocrafts AS will be showing their new model RC1180-MBUS Wireless M-Bus RF module which is designed for use in automatic-meter-reading (AMR) and Smart Meter applications … [Read More...]

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