Paul Whytock

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.

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. ...
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
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 ...

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