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IET and IoN Create MNT Network

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and the Institute of Nanotechnology (IoN) are to create a joint Microsystems and Nanotechnology (MNT) Network to share knowledge and promote the understanding and application of nanotechnology. The Network will develop both virtual activities and live events, and will draw on the...
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Evolving ZigBee’s Potential Still Unclear

ZigBee, the formal network, security, application-framework and application-profile layer overlay on top of the 802.15.4 PHY (physical) and MAC (media-access-control) layers used in low-power wireless mesh networks, continues to evolve with its potential still unclear, reports In-Stat. Currently, ZigBee technology targets building automation, industrial, medical, home automation, asset management,...
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Analysts Say Mobile Handset Merger a Good Start

Independent market research firm Strategy Analytics applauded Kyocera’s recent acquisition of Sanyo Electronics’ mobile handset division. Having gained important scale in the takeover, Kyocera will now face the formidable challenge of leveraging Sanyo’s resources to drive growth in important 3G product segments. Neil Mawston, associate director at Strategy Analytics,...
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Residual Phase Noise Measurements of the Input Section in a Receiver

If not designed properly, the input section of an analog down-converter can introduce phase noise that can prevail over other noise sources in the system. Residual phase noise measurements on a simplified input section of a classical receiver that is c...
A classical design approach for receivers operating at microwave frequencies is to down-convert the detected signal to some intermediate frequency before digitizing the signal. The final design of a receiver is chosen depending on performances, which can be described by various parameters. The most important ones are the broadband...
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A Microstrip-fed Monopole Antenna for WLAN USB Applications

A compact design for a dual-band microstrip-fed antenna for WLAN USB is presented. The antenna structure consists of a bent copper sheet and a 50 Ω microstrip line. By adjusting the shape and dimensions of the copper sheet, the dual-band character...
Wireless communication systems have been developed to offer higher data transmission, such as the currently popular bands of Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN), IEEE 802.11b (2.4 to 2.48 GHz) and 802.11a (5.15 to 5.35 and 5.725 to 5.825 GHz). The planar antenna has a simple structure, lower profile and...
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