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.

Articles by Paul Whytock
Wireless Standards Advance While Deployments Soar
A COMPLICATED COCKTAIL that mixed exhibition razzmatazz with serious, forward-looking communications technology is one way of summarizing the Mobile World Congress (MWC), which was held February 14-17 in Barcelona, Spain. Another would be to ...
Communications Technologies Poise For Breakthroughs At Barcelona MWC
At next months GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Microwaves & RF will be reporting on trends like LTE, MIMO, and femtocells.
Mobile-Communications Technology Faces The Challenges Of 2011
At next months Mobile World Congress exhibition, Microwaves & RF will be reporting on the latest developments from Barcelona.
International Project Targets Advances In Power Semiconductors
CATANIA, ITALY: A 42-month European research project called LAST POWER (Large Area silicon carbide Substrates and heTeroepitaxial GaN for POWER device applications) is tasked with advancing wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductor technology. The ...
Network Analyzer Continuously Calibrates Via GPS
BROMMA, SWEDEN: Time and frequency test specialist Spectracom has developed a Sync Tester/Analyzer for nextgeneration communication networks. Typically, synchronization testers are dedicated to doing tests in one type of network. Yet the new ...
Integrated IF VGAs Cover 100 To 4000 MHz
ANALOG DEVICES (ADI) debuted its series of highly integrated RF/intermediate-frequency (IF) variable gain amplifiers (VGAs) at EuMW. The ADL5201, ADL5202, ADL5240, and ADL5243 amplifiers combine as many as four discrete RF/ IF blocks into a ...
TriQuint Names VIPER RF As Design Source
ANOTHER EuMW exhibitor, TriQuint Semiconductor, has entered into a co-marketing agreement with English company VIPER RFa specialist in microwave and RF ICs. Under the agreement, VIPER RF will offer design support and specialized RF expertise to ...
Paris Points The Way To RF Design And Analysis
Active, ambitieuse et un vision pour lavenir is how the French might summarize this latest European Microwave Week (EuMW) event.
Wireless Power Consortium Launches Charging Standard
London, England: The Wireless Power Consortium (WPC) has launched the Qi 1.0 standard in support of interoperable wireless inductive charging devices. The Qi standard will ensure that Qi battery-powered devices from different companies can power ...
Demand For Data Will Drive LTE
LONDON,ENGLAND: Independent RF consultant RTT has released the findings of its latest research on trends in mobile-broadband demand. The research shows that a relatively small investment in optimizing wireless-communications user equipment can ...
Test Solutions Reach 500 GHz
PARIS, FRANCE: At this year's European Microwave Week, Rohde & Schwarz presented solutions that range to 500 GHz. The highlights included the R&S FSVR real-time spectrum analyzer covering to 30 GHz and the R&S ZVA high-end network analyzer with ...
LTE Developments Accelerate As Joint Ventures Bear Fruit
Geneva, Switzerland and Stockholm, Sweden: Ericsson and ST-Ericsson, the joint venture company formed between STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, recently demonstrated what they claim to be the first complete end-to-end timedivision Long-Term ...
LTE, HSPA+, 3G, And GSM Platform
In other LTE design and development news, ST-Ericsson and Sagem Wireless are developing a multimode platform for the launch of commercial multimode LTE/HSPA+ products. Sagem Wireless, which is based in Cergy-Pontoise, France, is working with ...
Single-Chip Bluetooth Platform
The Bluetooth platform developed by CSR is a single-mode, single-chip low-energy platform. Low-energy Bluetooth systems are important to the wireless communications sector for applications like remote controls, health and well-being devices, ...
Energy Efficiency Drives Automotive And Bluetooth Developments 3
NEUBIBERG, GERMANY AND CAMBRIDGE, ENGLANDTwo new developments are promising to help the automotive, industrial, and communications sectors develop more energy-efficient systems. German chipmaker Infineon Technologies, for example, unveiled its ...
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