Industry News

IBBT Chosen as Alcatel Research Partner

Belgium’s Interdisciplinary Institute for BroadBand Technology (IBBT) has joined the Alcatel Research Partnership Program. The programme fosters the company’s technology innovation through strong relationships with best-in-class universities and research institutes. The programme facilitates collaboration and offers the opportunity for the partners to complement and strengthen research programmes, share visions...
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WLAN Switch… or Just “Switch”?

According to In-Stat, the enterprise WLAN equipment market is at an interesting crossroads. While Symbol and a variety of start-up vendors have pioneered an overlay “WLAN switch” architecture for centralized management of so-called “thin APs,” they are now being increasingly challenged in the market by large Ethernet switch vendors,...
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ZigBee Alliance Surpasses 150 Members

The ZigBee™ Alliance, an association of companies working together to enable wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard, announced 20 new member companies, bringing its total membership to more than 150 companies. New member companies include: Contec Co. Ltd.; Creston Electronics Inc.; Digital Sun...
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The Book End

Radio-Frequency and Microwave Communication Circuits Analysis and Design, Second Edition Devendra K. Misra J Wiley Interscience 626 pages; $135 ISBN: 0-471-47873-3 Wireless technology continues to grow at a tremendous rate, with new applications still reported almost daily. The second edition of this book maintains the earlier approach of a...
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Raytheon Affordable AGBR Successfully Completes Testing

Raytheon Co. Affordable Ground Based Radar (AGBR) successfully completed all planned system performance testing recently. The final milestone is the culmination of more than four years of working with the Marine Corps to find the best solutions, utilizing engineering innovation, development, integration and test activities sponsored by the Office...
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New Literature

Design Application Note This application note is for designers using FPGAs to create easy-to-update products in a wide variety of markets. “Selecting an I/O Architecture for Your FPGA Design” will help engineers clearly understand leading factors that degrade performance in today’s most popular I/O. Agilent Technologies Inc., Palo Alto,...
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