Sally Ward-Foxton

Associate Editor,
Electronic Design

Sally Ward-Foxton is Associate Editor of Electronic Design Europe. Her beat covers all areas of the European Electronics industry, but she has a particular interest in wireless communications and display technology. Based in London, Sally holds a Masters Degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge, UK.

Signal Generator Simplifies Complex MIMO Tests
This vector signal generator covers frequencies to 6 GHz and includes support for all of the major wireless standards, with particular emphasis on MIMO.
EuMW Amsterdam Delivers On New Technology
European Editors Sally Ward-Foxton and Paul Whytock report their findings from the 15th Annual European Microwave Week.
Wireless SoCs Use Cortex-M0 Core To Slash Power Consumption

For more than a decade, designers of wireless products have been struggling to deliver ever-increasing performance while consuming less power. Among the latest products promising to satisfy these opposing demands are two wireless system-on-a-chip (SoC) devices from Nordic Semiconductor ( Conveniently, the first two low-power wireless SoCs in the nRF51 series share the same architecture and multi-protocol radio. While the nRF51822 has a Bluetooth-low-energy/proprietary 2.4-GHz stack, the nRF51422 has an ANT/ANT+ stack (see p. 42 for more on ANT).

Reference Design Helps Remote Controls Do Justice To TV GUIs
1. The 2.4-GHz Smart Remote reference design features a multi-touch touchpad, six-axis motion sensing, and a full QWERTY keyboard on the back of the remote. According to DisplaySearch, the market for Internet-enabled ...

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