Recent Articles

May 15, 2015 4:25 pm
Dan Jacobs, Senior Product Manager (US), ams AG
Designers face a variety of challenges when selecting the most appropriate type of buttons or controls for basic user interfaces.  Mechanical switches are sensitive to reliability risk; they also require increased design effort...
May 15, 2015 4:46 pm
Nidhish Nair, Keysight Technologies, Inc.
Over 30 years ago digital cellular phones became commercially available and mass produced. These phones were enabled with GSM as the choice of technology providing voice and data services over the air (OTA) with hand-held devices...
May 14, 2015 10:53 am
Robert Green, Keithley Instruments, a Tektronix Company
With each passing month, the number of objects, appliances, vehicles, and other parts of the environment being embedded with sensors and gaining the ability to communicate the information that they gather wirelessly grows steadily...
May 14, 2015 10:42 am
Grant Smith, Business Development Manager, Texas Instruments
Gallium nitride (GaN) RF power amplifiers have improved efficiency and linearity in cellular base stations and military/aerospace systems. As these parts have matured and their reliability has improved, systems engineers are looking at GaN to offer advantages over traditional silicon-based implementations...
April 27, 2015 11:25 am
WDD Staff
Industry experts answer the question at hand: How does the advancement of GaN solid state power amplifier (SSPA) technology affect the future of traveling wave tube amplifier (TWTA) development?
April 27, 2015 10:59 am
AK Emarievbe, Product Manager - Mobile Radio Communication Testers, Rohde & Schwarz
Attending this year’s Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona, Spain, it was apparent that the trend of the day was Machine to Machine (M2M) & Internet of Things (IoT). The reality of a more connected world is finally here with products like smart meters which use wireless ... 
April 20, 2015 4:45 pm
Chris Downey, Product Director, Laird Embedded Wireless Solutions
Wireless M2M solutions have traditionally only had three different technologies that they could rely on for communication. They could accept the limited range of standards-based local area technologies (such as Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Bluetooth), pay the costs for wide-area cellular ... 
April 20, 2015 4:33 pm
James Teel, Director of Business Development for LTE Technology, Harris Corporation
Imagine this: you are a police officer patrolling your beat, just as you do for 40 hours a week - every week. You see a car exceeding the speed limit. You hit your lights in order to pull the car over, and like most nights, you are by yourself as you go through the standard ... 
April 20, 2015 3:42 pm
Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries
We are seeing the rapid emergence of energy harvesting technology, which coincides with the development of low-power communications protocols such as ZigBee, Green Power, Bluetooth LE, and 6LowPan, which all operate within a peak power range of ... 
April 15, 2015 2:47 pm
Janine E. Mooney, Editor in Chief | @JMooneyWDD and James Davis, Wireless Applications Engineer, API Technologies Corp.
Picture this: You're at a major sporting event and you just took a phenomenal snapshot of the field, or the players, or maybe even you on the field with a player. You undoubtedly want to send it to your wife, or kids, or friends, or maybe even your entire friend list on Facebook. You crop it, maybe ... 
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