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An examination of ways in which RF data and signals can be sent through fiber-optic media and the advantages and disadvantages of this approach.
A look at RF attenuators – their function, why they are used, and the different types available along with a guide of the key selection parameters to look for.
Digital isolation ICs help designers check for proper isolation in a circuit and also provides designs with greater flexibility and accuracy.
Providing smaller and more efficient radios and radio subsystems with the use of miniaturized components such as RF transistors, modulators, and amps.
One antenna serves the needs of multiple front-ends/power amplifiers by separating an incoming signal via bandpass filters into two or more constituent bands.
Miniaturization of key components and systems will allow next-generation wireless designers to provide smaller, more efficient radios and radio subsystems.
As the GaN process and understanding of the tradeoffs in Doherty and envelope-tracking schemes improve, we can expect to see further enhancements in wideband communications.
The advantages of gain blocks explained along with how to leverage available parts to allow maximum transmission range while preserving receive sensitivity.
A look at the many functions of discrete RF detectors based on signal strength, phase and direction for formats including Bluetooth, GPS and more.
A look at low-noise and power amplifiers. These components are critical interfaces between the antenna and electronic circuit.
This article looks at the use of free space optical systems to provide point-to-point networking links in various scenarios.
A look at developing fiber-optic sensor networks including the challenges and advantages.
This article will outline the technical and commercial advantages of the PONs (Passive Optical Network) trend, and consider the challenges that the move towards XGPON systems is placing on optical network component vendors.
This article looks at the integration of sensors into 4-20 mA control loops and field bus implementations in industrial automation applications.
A look at various requirements of data communication systems to understand where optical transmission and the use of fiber optic cable and its associated transceivers can provide a superior solution to conventional copper cables.
The uses of LEDs in industrial measurement and process control systems are discussed including a number of the basic types of LED components that can be used.
Sensors and small-signal analog systems often use sensitive and fragile front-end circuitry that may be easily damaged.
LED lighting is a mainstream technology. LED flashlights, traffic signals, and vehicle lights are commonplace, and the push is on to replace incandescent and fluorescent lamps in mains-powered residential, commercial, and industrial applications.
This year's International Microwave Symposium (IMS2012) was held at the Palais des Congres in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Wireless Local Loop power amplifier options and a comparison of the WiMAX and DECT technologies.