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Synchronous or Nonsynchronous Topology? Boost System Performance with the Right DC-DC Converter

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Did you know that every 10°C rise in ambient temperature reduces every component’s lifetime by 50%?1 That power supplies with drop-offs or variances can lead to premature failures and even completely fried parts in your system? Indeed, most agree that power-intensive applications need, really must have, long-lasting and efficient power supplies. But what topology? Synchronous or nonsynchronous? Let’s look at the trade-offs of each topology.

LTE-Advanced Release-12 Shapes New eNode Transmitter Architecture: Part 2, Analog Integration Challenge

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Abstract: Analog integration plays an important role in addressing new challenges faced by LTE-Advanced radio engineers. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is working on Release 12 (Rel-12) of the LTE-Advanced standard. 3GPP Rel-12 includes many enhancements to 4G radio access technology including wideband carrier aggregation, multi-layer spatial multiplexing and advanced antenna configurations. The Rel-12 enhancements will challenge radio designers to integrate more RF transmitter channels that will enable smaller, lower power and higher performance eNodeB base stations. Advancements in RF analog integration and disruptive radio architectures can help engineers successfully overcome the integration challenge.

LTE-Advanced Release-12 Shapes New eNodeB Transmitter Architecture: Part 1, Technology Evolution

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Analog integration plays an important role in addressing new challenges faced by LTE-Advanced radio engineers. The 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) is working on Release 12 (Rel-12) of the LTE-Advanced standard. 3GPP Rel-12 includes many enhancements to 4G radio access technology including wideband carrier aggregation, multi-layer spatial multiplexing and advanced antenna configurations. The Rel-12 enhancements will challenge radio designers to integrate more RF transmitter channels that will enable smaller, lower power and higher performance eNodeB base stations. Advancements in RF analog integration and disruptive radio architectures can help engineers successfully overcome the integration challenge.

Need NFC/RFID? Tomorrow Is Today in This Constant State of Innovation

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New applications for near-field communications (NFC) and radio frequency identification (RFID) continue to emerge every day in many consumer and industrial markets. This application note provides a short overview of the NFC/RFID technology. It proposes a common circuit block based on the DeepCover® MAX66242, a secure dual-interface passive tag. The proposed circuit will make it easy to add NFC/RFID short-range wireless technology to any embedded electronic platform. Now OEMs can enable new, contactless NFC/RFID capabilities in portable electronic products.