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- RF & MICROWAVE DESIGN october 2014 WLAN 802.11ad and beyond – what next for 60 GHz WiFi? The almost insatiable growth in demand for high volumes of data to be transferred over wireless networks shows no signs of abating. RF power amplifier evaluation… In a box Next generation RF switching solutions for 4G/5G DelfMEMS’ RF MEMS switches to the rescue of LTE-A. The use of wireless modules TÜV Managing Director Jean-Louis Evans shares some good practices for compliance with the R&TTE Directive. Automatic radar signal analysis speeds up ADAS development Besides cameras and ultrasonic sensors, the automotive industry is turning more and more to radar as the cost of the associated technology decreases. 26 28 30 34 36 - ANALOGUE DESIGN Expanded options for the system clock When faced with the decision of what to use for the clock source in an electronic design, the traditional assumption has been that the only realistic choice for any application that needs even moderate accuracy is a quartz-based oscillator.. Measuring the accuracy of an ultrasonic heat meter with the MAX35101 Simulation and correlation of flow-rate measurement in an ultrasonic heat-meter design is critical to the success of the heat-meter development process. Power routing in analogue design Keith Sabine, product manager at EDA firm Pulsic, discusses the issues around power net routing for analogue blocks within integrated circuits. 40 44 46 Reader offer This month, Oscium is giving away three of its iMSO-204L dual analogue iOS oscilloscopes, worth USD400 each. 46 distribution corner opinion Consumer-driven surveillance takes shape iWaste of time 4 50 news & TECHNOLOGY Dutch startup shrinks 60GHz radars, increases precision Vast numbers, vague predictions at Trillion Sensor Summit Ever heard of a Brontobyte? No? This is the amount of data generated by the trillions of sensors the Internet of Things will comprise. Will Direct-to-Digital conversion displace microwave converters? Europeans flex skills to commercialize OLED and OPV devices Centralised architecture: Apps as driver assistant systems CEO interview: AMS’ Laney on driving a sensor-driven business Kirk Laney, CEO of Austrian mixedsignal chip and sensor company AMS, wants to leverage the opportunity that technology affords to create new markets for sensors and sensor interfaces. Could AMS’ expansion be bad news for Europe? MultiSIM tool comes free in Mouser’s blue Time to switch to a free wireless protocol, says Arveni French startup Arveni is launching a line of batteryless wall switches, able to remotely control a relay & timer receiver unit through a very low power radio link whose protocol it is making open source. 6 8 10 12 12 14 16 19 21 DESIGN & PRODUCTS SPECIAL FOCUSES: - DISPLAY TECHNOLOGIES Is there life after touchscreens? A review of innovative touchscreen solutions exhibited at Taiwan Touch expo. Lemoptix pico-projector excels The microelectromechanical system (MEMS) market for picoprojectors is heating up with the entry of Lemoptix SA. 22 25 49 3 Electronic Engineering Times Europe October 2014 www.electronics-eetimes.com


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