Electronic Design

September 14, 2006

 

FEATURES

COVER STORY / ENGINEERING FEATURE · Louis E. Frenzel
  Ready For WiMAX?
This wireless metropolitan-area network is making great progress as a superior alternative broadband access method.

TECHNOLOGY REPORT · Louis E. Frenzel
  The Elusive Software-Defined Radio
Will SDR become the ubiquitous wireless method, or is it destined to fall into the "niche technology" category?
 
 

DEPARTMENTS

  LEAPFROG: FIRST LOOK · Louis E. Frenzel
Poly-Band Mobile Broadcast Tuner Makes Adding Radio/TV A Snap
 
DESIGN SOLUTION · Fred Mohamadi, TiaLinx Inc.
Build A Phased Array On A Wafer To Boost Antenna Performance
For ultra-high-frequency applications, a phased-array antenna manufactured entirely on an 8-in. wafer can create narrow beam widths and high gains.
 
DESIGN BRIEFS
Novel Differentiator Handles Discrete Time-Domain Signals
Richard Lyons, Besser Associates

Add Caliber Determination To Gunshot Detectors
John R. Ambrose, Mixed Signal Integration Corp.

TECHVIEW


  THE INDUSTRY · Christine Hintze, Richard Gawel
· With ZigBee Mesh Network, Remote Caregivers Keep Tabs On Patients
· Mobile Phone Sales Top $4.4 Billion So Far In 2006
 
ANALOG & POWER · Don Tuite
· Antenna-Analyzer Designer Bypasses The Business Bull
 
EMBEDDED · William Wong
· Visual Design Tool Tackles Multiple MCUs
· RTOS Handles Dual-Core Bound And Symmetrical Multiprocessing
· 64-Bit Processor Line Cuts Mobile Power Consumption With Dynamic Cache Sizing
 
EDA · David Maliniak
· PC-Board Design Suite Spans Layout, Schematic Capture, Routing, And Library Development
 
WIRELESS · Louis E. Frenzel
· NFC Makes Great Progress In The Wireless World
 
DIGITAL · Daniel Harris
· FPGA Delivers SPI-4.2 Core Built On Low-Cost Fabric
· Digital Design Tip: A Few HDL "No-Nos"
· Pondering: Internet Access On Airplanes


COLUMNS NEW PRODUCTS
 

EDITORIAL · Mark David
Technology Takes Kids From Toys To Engineering Careers

PEASE PORRIDGE · Bob Pease
Bob's Mailbox

POV: POINT OF VIEW · Chris Baumann, Atmel Corp.
ZigBee Or 802.15.4 Network Layer?Is There Room For Both?

· Test Platform Yields More Thorough RF Hardware Measurement

· Public Safety VPN Solution Upgraded For Better Coverage

· Partnership Leads To RFID Antenna Developments
 

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