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.

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 ...
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 ...

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