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STMicro’s New ST53G System-in-Package Chip Could Add Contactless Payment to Your Smart Watch
Could this be the chip that brings contactless payment in wearables to the forefront? This News Brief takes a look at the ST53G SiP (system-in-package) from STMicroelectronics.
October 23, 2017
5G Internet Before 2020? Verizon and Qualcomm Partner to Test 5G NR Protocol
Verizon and Qualcomm hope to champion the 5G wireless specification needed to support things like autonomous vehicles to consumers by 2020. That's a tall order—can they make it happen?...
October 19, 2017
Dialog Semiconductor to Acquire Silego for $306 Million in Bid for the IoT
Dialog Semiconductor is set to acquire Silego for a reported $306 million. How will this affect their product lines?
October 14, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Square Chip and NFC Reader
In this Teardown Tuesday, we are going to take a look at the insides of a Square chip reader.
October 03, 2017
LoRa Backscatter Device Provides Long-Range Communication with Low-Power
Researchers at the University of Washington have developed the first wide-area backscatter communication system, the LoRa Backscatter, that is not only is low-power and cost-efficient at 10...
September 28, 2017
The LimeSDR Mini Open Source, USB, Programmable Software-Defined Radio
The popular open source LimeSDR USB stick programmable software-defined radio is about to get a smaller, cheaper little brother.
September 26, 2017
BlueBorne Bluetooth Attack Puts Over 8 Billion Devices at Risk
This month, the "BlueBorne" Bluetooth vulnerability was revealed that can make Bluetooth-enabled devices vulnerable to remote control and access by an unauthorized user....
September 20, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Bluetooth-Enabled Cordless Barcode Scanner
In this teardown, we open up and scrutinize a 1D cordless barcode scanner made by Besteker.
September 12, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Bluetooth Car FM Radio Transmitter
See what's inside this Bluetooth device that allows you to use your radio for wireless music in your car.
September 05, 2017
Timing, Crowdfunding, and Device Durability: Interview with Quinn Connell of the MVP Tackling Dummy
Quinn Connell of the MVP|Drive tackling dummy spoke with us about iterative prototyping, crowdfunding, and the power of having a cause.
August 07, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Epson XP-330 Printer
In this teardown, we investigate the PCBs, LCD, motors, and ribbon cables found inside the wireless all-in-one Epson XP-330 Printer.
August 01, 2017
How the Space Race Gave Us GPS Technology
The history of the Global Positioning System (GPS) began miles above the Earth, going 18,000 mph.
July 26, 2017
Improving Narrowband RF Systems: A New Transceiver IC from AKM
The AK2401 uses a direct-conversion architecture instead of the more standard heterodyne approach.
July 24, 2017
u-blox and Huawei Begin Testing the NB-IoT Standard in Brazil with a Pet-Tracking Wearable
In this news brief, we'll look at how u-blox and Huawei are researching NB-IoT implementation.
July 20, 2017
Early Prototyping Challenges of the “MVP” RC Football Tackling Dummy
When Dartmouth engineers designed their popular RC tackling dummy, "iterative prototyping" was the name of the game just as much as "football" was....
July 08, 2017
Teardown Tuesday: Bluetooth Battery Charger
This Teardown Tuesday looks at the Bluetooth LE enabled E4 battery charger by ESyb.
July 04, 2017
Communicating Over Billions of Miles: Long Distance Communications in the Voyager Spacecraft
The Voyager Spacecraft have been providing scientific data for the last 40 years. This article is an introduction to the very long distance communication systems on the spacecraft....
July 02, 2017
High-Frequency Upconversion and Downconversion: A New RF Mixer from Linear Technology
New RF devices such as the LTC5553 help you to maintain high performance even at very high frequencies.
June 27, 2017
The Importance of Wireless Communication for ADAS and Autonomous Vehicles
Vehicles are getting smarter and part of that is allowing them to "talk" to one another.
June 13, 2017
Understanding Mesh Networking: The Future of Wireless Connectivity
Want to know more about mesh networking? Check out this intro.
June 12, 2017
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