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
Advances Drive LTE And Home Networks As RF Transmitted Data Gets Security Boost
Self-organizing-network (SON) features are an integral part of fourth-generation (4G) Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks. Standards bodies, such as the 3G Partnership Program (3GPP) and Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN), are currently ...
Gateway Reference Design Simplifies Home Automation
Also in Germany, Dialog Semiconductor has debuted its SmartPulse IP-gateway reference design. This reference design enables SmartPulse and other DECT ULE home-automation wireless-sensor/actuator products to be connected to the web for remote ...
EM Analysis Software Speeds Design While Beefing Up FDTD Simulation
1. Thanks to this FDTD simulation engine, the electric field of a waveguide filter can be shown at two frequencies: one in the filter's passband and the other in its stopband. 2. This software promises to speed the simulation of RF designs ...
PHY Software Targets LTE Small-Cell Market
DUISBURG, GERMANY: A collaboration on 3GPP-compliant LTE physical-layer (PHY) software has been forged between Texas Instruments and mimoOn, a specialist in LTE software licensing for software-defined-radio (SDR) platforms. TI will now ...
Module Design Enables GPS And GLONASS Reception While Software Collaboration Targets Small Cells 1
NEUBIBERG, GERMANY: The new front-end receiver modules from Infineon Technologies promise to simplify the addition of Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) functionality in smartphones and other handheld devices. According to the firm, the ...
Band-Aid Heart Monitor Makes Easy Work Of ECGs While Collaborations Advance Communications
OSLO, NORWAY: To support low-cost, continuous electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) heart monitoring, a clinical-grade wireless cardiac monitor is now commercially available from British medical-services specialist Isansys Lifecare. The HRV011 is ...
lTE PHY Software Runs On TI SoCs
DUISBURG, GERMANY: Long-Term-Evolution (LTE) software-licensing specialist mimoOn is collaborating with Texas Instruments on 3GPP-compliant LTE physical-layer (PHY) software. TI plans to offer complete PHY software for LTE Releases 8 and 9 ...
Nokia And CSR Collaborate
CAMBRIDGE, ENGLAND, and San Jose, CA: Thanks to a licensing agreement, Nokia Corp. can now incorporate CSR's aptX Bluetooth audio-compression technology into its consumer-electronics products. Using CSR aptX technology and associated CSR ...
Forum Awards Recognize Technical Progress As Femtocell Global Deployment Grows 60%
THE FEMTOCELLS World Summit witnessed the first demonstration of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) small cell operating in an end-to-end system with commercially available user equipment (UE) and core network equipment. The demo was staged jointly ...
Femtocell Services See 60% Growth Rate
In a presentation given at the Femtocells World Summit, Informa Telecoms & Media reported that there are now in excess of 2.3 million 3G femtocells globally compared to 1.6 million 3G macrocells. Worldwide, commercial femtocell services have reached a ...
Antennas For Austria
BARCELONA SPAIN: To help reduce cost, save printed-circuit-board (PCB) space, and increase circuit reliability, radio-frequency-identification (RFID) components maker PREMO will provide low-frequency (LF) antennas for austriamicrosystems' ...
Wireless Modules Move Forward But Retain Backward Compatibility
OXFORDSHIRE, ENGLAND: Short-range radio technologists Low Power Radio Solutions (LPRS) have added new features to the easyRadio Advanced (eRA) low-power wireless modules. Amongst the new design elements is a facility that allows users ...
Power To The Portables
UNTERPREMSTAETTEN, AUSTRIA: Lowering power consumption is an ongoing struggle for portable devices. Among recent innovations to help designers reach this goal is austriamicrosystems' AS3605 power-management integrated circuit ...
Thunder Clap Hails New Modem Design While Watch Plays Smartphone Tag
OSLO, NORWAY: "Thor" isn't just the name of the mythological God of Thunder and a new Hollywood movie. It also is the name chosen by ST-Ericsson for two of its first wireless modems based on a new architecture. According to the company, these ...
LTE-Advanced Requirements Drive Mobile World Congress 2011
DESIGNERS CONCERNED with LTE and LTE-Advanced found their time was well spent at this year's Mobile World Congress (MWC). The event was dominated by new products at all levelsfrom device through modeling and testand even included some ...
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