Paul Whytock

Editor-in-Chief
Microwaves & RF

Paul Whytock is European Editor for Microwaves & RF and European Editor-in-Chief for Electronic Design. He reports on the latest news and technology developments in Europe for his US readers while providing his European engineering audience with global news coverage from the electronics sector. Trained originally as a design engineer with Ford Motor Co., Whytock holds an HNC in mechanical, electrical, and production engineering.

Articles by Paul Whytock
Tablet Sales May Be Declining, But Technology Launches Remain Strong
While tablet users may be less inclined to upgrade to higher-performing models, there has been no shortage of related technology launches.
Joint Ventures And Performance-Testing Breakthroughs Move LTE-A
New enhancements are advancing the state of LTE-A performance testing.
Wireless Charging Gets Power And Efficiency Boosts
To support the expected growth of wireless power technology, solutions ranging from transmitters and receivers to integrated circuits (ICs) are now being developed at a rapid pace.
Maintaining Security For The Internet Of Things
With this new offering, the IoT Inches ever-so-closer toward reality.
SoC Brings Bluetooth Low Energy and ANT+ Compatibility
Formerly incompatible, ANT+ and BLE have now come together within an innovative new SoC.
Europe’s Mobile Operators Face A Fluctuating Future
The financial outlook for the region's mobile sector is most decidely a mixed bag.
LTE-AeICIC Test Solution Solves HetNet Interference
A notable new LTE-Advanced device testing system for eICIC evaluation has been introduced.
Antennas and eICIC Testing Boost Mobile And HetNet Performance Levels
A new single-antenna technology will enable mobile-handset device manufacturers to replace several antennas with one multiband component.
Process Technology To Cut Mobile Device Front-End Size
An advanced component process technology has been developed to shrink the RF front-end of mobile devices.
Is RF Energy Still A Source Of Heat?
A line of silicon LDMOS transistors has been developed specifically for applications in RF heating at 2.4 to 2.5 GHz.
Emulator Takes LTE Testing Into The Real World
As a key feature of Long Term Evolution (LTE), multiple input multiple output (MIMO) introduces complex radio conditions that may be helped by emulators and other testing solutions.
Flexible RFID Sensor Tag Could Cut Food Waste
To help to eliminate waste, an RFID chip, microcontroller, and sensor integrated circuit have been integrated into a flexible tag that monitors the freshness of food.
Card Payments Get Faster And Safer
The Coil-on-Module package combines a security chip and antenna, which enables an RF connection to the antenna embedded on the plastic payment card. By using an RF link rather than a mechanical-electrical connection, this solution provides as much as a 5X increase in speed compared to conventional solutions.
White-Space Communications Will Kickstart The “Internet of Things”
With its ability to utilize unused bandwidth, white-space communications technology is rapidly gaining ground in Europe.
In-Vehicle Wireless Charging Hits The Road…Without Jack (Or Plug) 12
Toyota’s Avalon will feature a wireless charging system. Using Qi and RFID technology, it lets drivers charge their smartphones while driving. All the driver does is place his or her Qi-protocol-enabled phone onto a charging mat built into the dash panel.
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