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Radio Frequency Identification: Evolution of Reader and Antenna Circuit Design

Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has become and will continue to be very important in the area of automatic identification. The purpose of this article is to discuss the various circuit designs of two RFID components — the antenna and the reader —...
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) has become and will continue to be very important in the area of automatic identification. Regarded as a potential successor to the bar-coding technologies and other automatic identification methods that are used today, RFID’s significant advantage is the contact-less, non-line-of-sight nature of the technology. RFID...
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Elcoteq Expands South American Facilities

Elcoteq SE , a global provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS) for the communications technology industry, is moving to new facilities in Manaus, Brazil and Juarez, Mexico this month. Relocating to these new premises enhances the manufacturing and office space, and enables the company to provide state-of-the-art services to...
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China’s RF and Microwave Opportunity: Building a Strong Commercial Presence

The market for RF, microwave and wireless components, materials, subassemblies and test equipment in Greater China (defined as Hong Kong, the People’s Republic of China, Singapore and Taiwan) has grown dramatically during the past five years. The market, once dominated by small domestic military programs and low technology/low margin...
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Automated Test and Data Management

Spartan Automated Test and Data Management is a value-added software application for automating the measurement and evaluation of electrical performance parameters of RF and microwave components, subsystems and systems. Spartan adds value to the organization through efficient test automation and a built-in data management system. Although the initial test...
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Understanding the Operation and Test of a Bluetooth Enhanced Data Rate Radio

Bluetooth® wireless technology is a short-range communication system intended to provide connectivity of voice and data between information appliances. Bluetooth enables point-to-point and point-to-multipoint networking without the need for a formal wireless infrastructure. Two or more devices sharing the same wireless channel form an ad-hoc network or piconet. With...
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