RF Power Dividers Gaining Attention in Recent Magazine Survey

Wireless Design & Development (www.wirelessdesignmag.com) recently published a reader survey about RF power dividers. These devices split or combine signals in RF/microwaves, affecting bandwidth, device miniaturization, insulation and energy conservation and isolation.  Temperature range, not surprisingly, tops the list of design challenges engineers reported [...]

iFixit Publishes Samsung S5 Teardown

iFixit.com, a great site that publishes teardowns of some of our most popular consumer products, just published a new teardown of the popular Galaxy S5 Mini.  Just how are they getting that great battery life?  [...]

Qualcomm Video Illustrates Envelope Tracking

Qualcomm included a video in a recent news release detailing the powerful impact of envelope tracking in extending cell phone battery life. By providing tight control over the voltage being sent to the power amplifier, less wasted energy is released as heat, [...]

RF Mergers Picking Up Speed

Pat Hindle, one of the best RF industry journalists out there, writes for Microwave Journal.  He recently published a blog on RF Merger Mania (http://www.microwavejournal.com/blogs/9-pat-hindle-mwj-editor/post/22873-rf-merger-mania) predicting the pace of industry mergers would continue and that it’s the result of what he calls a maturing [...]

SmartWatches Enter the Discussion on Mobile Device Battery Life

As smartphones evolve to smartwatches – or try to – device designers face the same struggles on prolonging battery life for this new form factor that they have for cell phones for decades.  EETimes recently published a nice piece on the problem: http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1323204 [...]

Tech Tips on Extending Battery Life for Android

Always on the looking for good advice on extending battery life.  Here’s an interesting article on 12 tips for Androids. http://www.techradar.com/us/news/phone-and-communications/mobile-phones/12-android-battery-life-tips-and-tricks-697772 [...]