This newest amplifier is made for electronic devices embedding a GPS function. It is the first low-noise amplifier that has integrated matching networks and a built-in power-down function, making this design smaller and cheaper. It runs well on the 1.575 GHz GPS frequency, with a power gain of 17 dB and noise figure of 1 .4 cB, and has a current consumption of 8.5 mA. It is stable, with a standby current consumption of as little as 10 nA. The amplifier maintains this performance even in an environment of -40 to 85C.
With major product releases coming from big names like Sony, Microsoft, and Samsung, and big investments by companies like Facebook, 2015 could be the year that virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) finally pop. Here's take a look back at some of the technologies that got us here (for better and worse).
Good engineering designs are those that work in the real world; bad designs are those that don’t. If we agree to set our egos aside and let the real world be our guide, we can resolve nearly any disagreement.
The Industrial Internet of Things is bringing a previously reluctant process industry into the wireless fold. The ability to connect smart sensors to the Internet has spiked the demand for wireless devices in process manufacturing, according to the new study from ARC Advisory Group.
If you’re developing an embedded monitoring and control application, then you’ll want to take note of the upcoming Design News Continuing Education Center class, “Embedded Development Using Microchip Microcontrollers and the CCS C Compiler."
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