Agilent Technologies has available the EMDS-for-ADSan integrated design flow solution that includes full 3D EM simulation for RF Module Design. It is integrated into the company's Advanced Design System EDA software platform and eliminates the need for standalone EM tools.
The AMCA has released a draft of a new Australian Radiofrequency Spectrum Plan for public comment. When completed, the plan is intended to replace the current Spectrum Plan developed in January 2005.
Agilent Technologies has announced integrated attenuation control units operating in the DC to 6, 18 and 26.5 GHz frequency range.
Electronics graduate Glenn Boardman has won the 2008 Victorian Institution of Engineering and Technology Student Prize for designing wireless speakers that can reproduce hi-fi sound good enough for home theatre systems.
The Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) has released guidelines on how it will handle applications for licences to trial new technologies that make use of spectrum, such as digital broadcasting or wireless internet technologies.
Radiometrix has introduced an addition to its LMT2/LMR2 transmitter/receiver series. Making use of the 458.525-459.1 MHz British frequency band (instead of the 433.875-434.650 MHz EU band used in previous versions), these higher power modules increase the distance over which they can communicate to 1 km, allowing engineers to enhance systems that previously had insufficient range (or insufficient link margin).
Miteq has introduced a range of linear SSPA drivers. Three models cover all the common satellite communication bands, AMFLD-05700850-60-16P for C-/X-band, AMFLD-12501850-60-16P for Ku-/DBS-band and AMFLD-27003100-60-12P for Ka-band.
Aimed at applications where RF engineers need to consider the interference effects of nearby vibrating machinery, Radiometrix has developed the HVR2 receiver module, a high vibration-resistant version of the RLC2 that uses the company’s direct digital synthesiser (DDS) local oscillator design to make it almost totally immune to mechanical vibrations at frequencies below 500 Hz.
Nordic Semiconductor ASA says designers without specialist RF knowledge can now build an ultra-low power ISM-band wireless link into a product or application within hours by using pre-approved modules developed by RF Digital.