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January 21, 2015 5:44 pm
Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird and Stephanie Lubrano, Marketing Communications Specialist, Laird
There are many factors that go into deploying a radio frequency (RF) solution. One that is often overlooked is the environment of the chosen application. Whether you are looking to connect across 10 meters in a crowded hall or 10 kilometers outdoors, the environment ...              
January 13, 2015 11:30 am
Eric Bilange, Head of Rich Engagement Services, Acision
Amongst many technological advances, 2014 witnessed smart watches hit the market with the same (or better) computing and processing power as desktops. Such developments are driving new levels of smart device adoption, with the GSMA predicting penetration rates to reach 75 percent in Europe and North America by 2020 ...              
January 8, 2015 8:15 pm
Sook-Wai Wong, Keysight Technologies
The traditional key requirements for RF power measurements for wireless chipset or power amplifier manufacturing are good repeatability, fast measurement speed, and high accuracy ...                                    
January 6, 2015 12:05 pm
WDD Staff
The “internet of things” is having a clear impact on spectrum analysis on quite a few fronts. Frequency utilization is becoming more refined and deployed services are vying for ever-diminishing spectrum. The constant proliferation of unique wireless applications is having a clear impact on end-product design considerations, and ... 
December 19, 2014 9:56 am
Meaghan Ziemba, @MZiembaWDD
In attempts to connect the “other three billion”, O3b Networks is launching four additional satellites to accompany its existing network (launched in 2013) that is connecting, enabling, and transforming parts of the world that are currently unconnected and underserved ...           
December 12, 2014 3:00 pm
Phyllis Cosentino, Senior Product Manager, National Instruments
We rely heavily on mobile devices for a wide range of our needs, from serving as our primary method of communication to being a flashlight or alarm clock. The last thing any user wants is a dead battery. To extend battery life and improve efficiency, designers are focused on the power efficiency of the radio, particularly for modern communication ... 
December 11, 2014 2:57 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD
We’re all familiar with the microwave. It has changed the way we cook meals by allowing families to rapidly heat food that, before, took some time to prepare ...                                  
December 10, 2014 11:50 am
Sol Jacobs, Tadiran Batteries
Wireless devices have become ubiquitous, with new applications continually emerging to address the needs of a technology-driven world. Wireless devices can now be found virtually everywhere; from underwater sensor networks that warn of seismic activities that could lead to tsunamis ...               
December 9, 2014 4:40 pm
Meaghan Ziemba, Editor, @MZiembaWDD
Not all design engineering ideas begin as sketches on a restaurant napkin. Some designs start in the labs at the most prestigious engineering schools around the world, such is the story of Jung-Chih (J.C.) Chiao and Smitha Rao’s micro-windmill that generates wind energy ...                             
December 8, 2014 12:08 pm
Jim O'Callaghan, President of EnOcean Inc.
The trend towards ultra-low power wireless communication is ongoing. It allows data communication wherever power-hungry standards like WiFi or GSM are not suitable. This is particularly interesting for high-density sensor networks that deliver information from hundreds or thousands of measuring points, enabling intelligent ... 
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