Recent Articles

March 7, 2014 3:59 pm
Marlee Rosen, Principal Analyst, Rosen Associates
Internet technology will move from being something that is kind of independent of us to something that is literally woven into our daily existence. From your shoes to your shirt, stove to your toilet, the future may be found in connecting every part of our lives...
March 7, 2014 5:21 pm
Matt Maupin, SoC Marketing Manager, Silicon Labs
Wireless connectivity continues to expand across all markets and industries as growing numbers of electronic devices and systems add wireless controls and communications. Consumers desire the convenience of ubiquitous communication so wireless functionality is...               
March 6, 2014 4:14 pm
Anjan Ghosal, President and CEO, Diametriq
Today, most of the world still communicates wirelessly over 3G and 2G networks. That’s expected to change as more cellular traffic moves to 4G (for fourth generation) LTE (Long Term Evolution) networks. Meanwhile, the majority of cellular subscribers use pre-paid, rather than...                 
March 5, 2014 3:53 pm
Paul McClusky, Member IEEE, Product Marketing Manager, TRABTECH, Phoenix Contact USA
The telecommunications world is quickly moving from third-generation (3G) to fourth-generation (4G) configurations, with announcements for 5G already starting. The 4G has acted as a stimulus for a paradigm shift of the cell tower structure, which has included the implementation of fiber-to-the-antenna (FTTA) architecture...                
February 21, 2014 9:09 am
WDD Staff
What are the benefits of using GaN HEMTs in place of silicon LDMOS for Doherty amplifiers...                                                                                 
February 20, 2014 4:45 pm
Yogesh Ramadass, Electrical Design Engineer, Texas Instruments
Thermoelectric harvesters are a preferred medium to harvest electrical energy from ambient heat energy. Applications for these harvesters can be found in industrial and residential settings, along with the emerging wearable sensors market. While it is well-known that operating the...
February 19, 2014 3:43 pm
Vivek Mohan, Senior Product Manager, Wireless Products, Silicon Labs
The worldwide focus on energy conservation in the last decade has led to tremendous growth in smart meter deployments, which help manage energy distribution and consumption more efficiently than traditional utility meters...                       
February 19, 2014 2:54 pm
Caitlin Johnson, Contributing Editor
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) is everywhere. According to Electronics.ca Publications, the global market for EMI materials and technologies is expected to reach $5.2 billion in 2016, for a compound annual growth rate (CGR) of 2.8 percent. Wireless communication, broadcast radio, television, and medical devices are...  
February 19, 2014 2:36 pm
Melissa Barnes, Associate Editor
Peter Finn was recently promoted to the position of deputy executive director and chief learning officer of the The Society of Women Engineers (SWE). In this interview, Finn discusses his new role and SWE’s commitment towards promoting women in engineering...
February 19, 2014 9:27 am
Meaghan Ziemab, Editor
Losing the ability to move is a traumatic experience, mentally and physically, but recent advances in medical technologies have helped tetraplegics regain a part of their lives they once thought to be lost forever. Losing the ability to move results in the loss of touch, a sense necessary to perform the most basic tasks – from...
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