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
EuMW Amsterdam Delivers On New Technology 3
European Editors Sally Ward-Foxton and Paul Whytock report their findings from the 15th Annual European Microwave Week.
Memory Infusion Allows Chip To Further RFID’s Reach 8
Langen, Germany: RF identification (RFID) has been a major success for the wireless industry, helping manufacturers keep track of parts and products in a multitude of markets. Now, RFID may have the capacity to expand its scope by invading new markets.
When Will 4G Make The Great VoLTE Leap Forward? 1
For all of the hype surrounding Long-Term-Evolution (LTE), it has one inherent flaw: the inability to support voice communication. Voice-over-LTE (VoLTE) technology is attempting to solve that problem.
HetNet Solutions Advance While Femtocell Transceivers Cut Design Costs 1

Increased coverage and operating capacity are sorely needed if future cellular networks are to provide adequate service. With more than one billion mobile-broadband users worldwide, heterogeneous-network (HetNet) technology is progressing rapidly to meet that goal. HetNet will provide substantial numbers of macro-networks and a large number of small cells, including femtocells. In the past, large cells encountered problems when they handled large numbers of users, which reduced the operating capacity per customer.

Test And Chip Breakthroughs Create Smaller, Faster, More Dependable Consumer Products
Wireless consumer-electronic products increasingly include data-intensive applications. Meanwhile, applications below 10 GHzsuch as wireless local-area networking (WLAN)face spectrum scarcity. Consequently, wireless-system designers have to explore ...
Contactless Payment Card Integrates Security Controller
Nearly 1.3 million German citizens will soon be testing a new payment-card system. In this project, bank and savings customers will be offered tap-and-go payment-card facilities in shops and gas stations for payments as high as 20 Euros. Dubbed Girogo, ...
Hearing Aids Embrace Wireless Solutions 1
In other Nordic news, hearing solutions company GN ReSound, has employed the company’s nRF24L01+ in its ReSound Alera™ hearing aid. This offering enables users to wirelessly stream audio from consumer electronics devices such as TVs directly to their hearing aid(s) over a range to 20 m (see figure).
LTE Chipset Development
Still on the subject of Long Term Evolution, Sequans Communications, a 4G chipmaker, is using Rohde & Schwarz test equipment to align its next-generation LTE chipsets. The test solution is built around the R&S CMW500 radio communication tester and is ...
Get The Measure of LTE Device Radiated Spurious Emissions-Fast
The R&S OSP-B155 option from Rohde & Schwarz simplifies the measurement of radiated spurious emissions on LTE devices. Radiated emissions can be a problem with some wireless designs, especially when the levels of those emissions are ...
Graphene May Hold The Key To Future THz Applications
This schematic diagram shows a graphene-based subharmonic FET mixer. LO and RF signals are fed to the gate and drain terminals, respectively, while the intermediate-frequency (IF) signal is extracted from the drain terminal. ...
Fabless Venture Targets Connectivity Chips Incorporating IEEE 802.15.6
According to Professor Chris Toumazou, CEO of Toumaz, "Establishing Toumaz Microsystems is the next logical step for us as is building a subsidiary for our radio-IC chip development with investment and support from a strategic partner, the ...
Company Profiles
Toumaz develops wireless technologies for a range of markets including medical monitoring and Internet-connected consumer devices. The company's licensable smart-sensor interface and transceiver platform, Sensium, is used in the real-time wireless ...
From Dafty To Genius
European Editor Paul Whytock looks at the formative years of one of the worlds greatest mathematical physicists: James Clerk Maxwell.
Protect RF-Activated Data
This new RFID family uses 1-Wire secure-authentication ICs to protect IP in embedded systems. As data stored in RF credentials becomes more valuable, efforts to crack, counterfeit, and duplicate cards and credentials will increase. ...
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