After working abroad on GaN developments, a 31-year-old engineer began to worry that his work could compromise US national security. He was later found dead, having supposedly committed suicide....More
Driving the evolution of the body-area network (BAN), this technology promises to provide a secure, low-cost method for implementing short-range, low-data-rate wireless communication with low power consumption....More
To track birds, a MEMS-based system houses a solar-powered GPS tag with rechargeable batteries, a tri-axial accelerometer, two-way data communication to a ground-station network, and automated data processing and visualization....More
This SoC, which integrates a multi-mode baseband and RF on a single die, features a flexible dual-core architecture based on the ARM Cortex-M3 processor. It targets low-power and line-powered applications supporting the “Internet of Things,” such as smart energy...More
The Coil-on-Module package combines a security chip and antenna, which enables an RF connection to the antenna embedded on the plastic payment card. By using an RF link rather than a mechanical-electrical connection, this solution provides as much as a 5X increase in speed compared to conventional solutions....More
NEC and Ubidyne have joined forces to investigate the benefits of 3D beamforming small cells with the use of the latest active antenna technology. This approach can lower the cost of site acquisition and network-wide power consumption while improving network optimization....More
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