Entries by RF Design

Smartwatches – the all‑in‑one wearable

Courtesy of u-blox From the Apple Watch, to the Samsung Gear and Huawei 2, more and more smartwatches are popping up every day on people’s wrists. What started as a luxurious fashion accessory is becoming increasingly respected as a useful wearable. Key to the smartwatches’ newfound appeal has been the increasing capability of today’s best […]

Qorvo® Expands Wireless Infrastructure Portfolio to Support All 5G Frequency Bands

Courtesy of Qorvo UNIQUE PRODUCTS ADDRESS THE NEW 600 MHZ/BAND 71 SPECTRUM GREENSBORO, NC – October 17, 2017 – Qorvo® (Nasdaq:QRVO), a leading provider of innovative RF solutions that connect the world, today introduced a line of small-signal products that support the 600 MHz/Band 71 spectrum recently auctioned in the U.S. This expansion of the company’s infrastructure portfolio […]


Courtesy of u-blox The automotive and transport market covers a vast amount of applications. The u-blox product portfolio is designed and developed for such applications, saving both time and money for improved efficacy and operation. Autonomous driving A car without a driver? What not long ago sounded like a fairytale is already in test mode […]

Nordic-powered wearable uses arterial signal-analyzing algorithm to accurately measure and report indicators of suboptimal health

Courtesy of Nordic Semiconductor ‘SPO2 Wristband Solution’ from Veepoo employs Nordic’s nRF52832 SoC to wirelessly monitor users’ blood oxygen saturation values and linked sleep apnea syndrome Oslo, Norway 2017/10/17 Nordic Semiconductor today announces that China-based, Veepoo, integrates Nordic’s award-winning Bluetooth® Low Energy (Bluetooth LE) nRF52832 System-on-Chip (SoC) in its ‘SPO2 Wristband Solution’. The product enables OEMs without […]

CellLocate – enhance GNSS positioning indoors

Courtesy of u-blox Increased reliability and indoor positioning based on hybrid GPS and mobile network attributes Although GPS is a widespread technology, GPS positioning is not always possible, particularly in shielded environments such as indoors, enclosed park houses, or when a GPS jamming signal is present. The situation can be improved by augmenting GPS receiver […]

Connected Cars Place New Demands on Vehicle Electronics Design

Courtesy of Taoglas  Connected Cars Place New Demands on Vehicle Electronics Design By Chris Anderson, CTO, Taoglas. Article featured in Wireless, Design & Development Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 5  The connected car of the future will have more options than ever, expanding beyond basic infotainment and navigation systems to offer the latest in safety features, and […]

u-blox provides concurrent GNSS technology to timing synchronization system

Courtesy of u‑blox Accuracy, reliability and affordability make the LEA‑M8T the right choice. Thalwil, Switzerland – October 10, 2017 – u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, announced that its LEA‑M8T concurrent GNSS timing module is now being used by V3Novus, a provider of a high quality electronic components and embedded system designs based in […]

Vectron TX-707; Low G TCXO Supporting Temperatures to +105°C

Courtesy of Vectron TCXO for High Vibration with Extended Temp Range The TX-707 Series Temperature Controlled Crystal Oscillator combines innovative manufacturing and the latest technology to provide low phase noise while supporting temperatures to +105°C. The fully hermetic assembly includes a dual crystal circuit to cancel opposing g-sensitivity vectors while being enclosed in a 5x7mm […]

Marki Microwave MM1-0626H RF Mixer

Courtesy of everything RF The MM1-0626H from Marki Microwave is a passive GaAs double balanced MMIC mixer with an RF/LO frequency from 6 GHz to 26.5 GHz and IF frequency from DC to 9 GHz. The mixer has excellent conversion loss, isolation and spurious performance across its broad bandwidth. It is available as a wire […]

u-blox launches NINA-B3, its full-featured Bluetooth 5 module

Courtesy of u-blox Thalwil, Switzerland – October 3, 2017 –  u‑blox (SIX:UBXN), a global leader in wireless and positioning modules and chips, is announcing the launch of its full Bluetooth 5 compliant NINA‑B3 wireless MCU (microcontroller unit) module. Featuring Bluetooth low energy long range connectivity, high data transfer rates and supporting Bluetooth mesh and 802.15.4, NINA‑B3 caters to […]