Paul Whytock

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
New Beacon System to Feature Batteries Lasting Up to Six Years
Startup company Kontakt.io, a beacon communication firm based in Poland, has specified Nordic’s nRF51822 Systems-on-Chip (SoCs) to provide the Bluetooth Smart Wireless connectivity in its Cloud Beacon pre-integrated beacon hardware platform.
Drug Delivery Reaches Sci-Fi Highs
Drug delivery methods have achieved science fiction status following news of two breakthroughs.
Standards Battle Heats Up: Wireless Charging Booms
With the global wireless charging market poised to explode, standardization bodies jostle for the dominant position.
Companies Join Forces to Optimize Field Programmable Radio Frequency
UK field-programmable RF transceiver specialists Lime Microsystems and logic device leader Altera Corp. have agreed to focus jointly on developing and promoting programmable solutions intended for a range of broadband wireless markets.
Eye on Europe: First Channel Models Published for 5G
Wireless equipment test specialist Anite plc has published what it claims are the world’s first channel models for 5G cellular communications systems.
Collaboration To Develop Low-Power IP For WiGig And 4G Backhaul Apps
A new partnership agreement between UK-based Blu Wireless Technology and Cadence Design Systems, San Jose, Calif., aims to advance and promote a set of design IP software for designers to develop low-power solutions for emerging 60-GHz WiGig and Fourth Generation (4G) cellular backhaul market sectors.
Bluetooth Beacon Kit Lights The Way On Varying RSSI Levels
Penetration of Bluetooth on all mobile phones is predicted to hit an all-time high—in no small part due to smart beacons.
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.
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