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Wireless and RF

  • 400MHz ISM
  • 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN
  • 868/900MHz ISM
  • Basestations (Also see: Basestations/Wireless Infrastructure Appnotes)
  • Broadband Wireless Access
  • Cable Modems and CATV Systems
  • Cellular Handsets
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  • Cordless Phones
  • GPS Solutions
  • Other Applications/Selector Guides/Software/Tutorials
  • Remote Keyless Entry/400MHz-ISM
  • Satellite TV and Radio

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    Tutorial 5499 
    Spectrum Inversion in NCDMA to Ensure Compliance with 3GPP2
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    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
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    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    Tutorial 5436 
    Getting Started with a Radio Design
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    Tutorial 5542 
    Modeling and Simulation of RF and Microwave Systems
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    Tutorial 5432 
    Measure a Voltage Standing Wave Ratio (VSWR) to Quantify Transmission Line Imperfections
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    Tutorial 5417 
    How to Optimize an ISM Radio Frequency (RF) System
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    Tutorial 5265 
    Design a Crystal Oscillator to Match Your Application
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    Tutorial 5422 
    Crystal Calculations for ISM-RF Products
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    Tutorial 5428 
    Squelch in ISM-RF Receivers
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    Tutorial 5426 
    Baseband Calculations for ISM-RF Receivers
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    Tutorial 5300 
    RF Basics
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    Tutorial 5100 
    General Layout Guidelines for RF and Mixed-Signal PCBs
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    Tutorial 4687 
    LEDs Allow New Remote-Controlled Lighting Applications
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    Tutorial 4636 
    Avoid PC-Layout "Gotchas" in ISM-RF Products
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    Tutorial 4686 
    Important Design Considerations for Heart-Rate and Fitness Monitors
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    Tutorial 4300 
    Calculating the Error Budget in Precision Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) Applications
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    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    Tutorial 3631 
    Random Noise Contribution to Timing Jitter—Theory and Practice
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    Tutorial 1890 
    An Introduction to Spread-Spectrum Communications
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    Tutorial 742 
    Impedance Matching and the Smith Chart: The Fundamentals
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    Tutorial 808 
    CATV dBm, dBmV, and dBµV Conversions
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    Tutorial 732 
    Novel Approach Yields 100mW Bluetooth Amplifier

    400MHz ISM

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    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    624.8kB
    Tutorial 5417 
    How to Optimize an ISM Radio Frequency (RF) System
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    250.2kB
    Tutorial 5265 
    Design a Crystal Oscillator to Match Your Application
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    396.9kB
    Tutorial 5422 
    Crystal Calculations for ISM-RF Products
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    477kB
    Tutorial 5428 
    Squelch in ISM-RF Receivers
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    Tutorial 5426 
    Baseband Calculations for ISM-RF Receivers
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    1.9MB
    Tutorial 5300 
    RF Basics
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    102.3kB
    Tutorial 4687 
    LEDs Allow New Remote-Controlled Lighting Applications
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    207kB
    Tutorial 4636 
    Avoid PC-Layout "Gotchas" in ISM-RF Products
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    89kB
    Tutorial 4686 
    Important Design Considerations for Heart-Rate and Fitness Monitors
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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    47kB
    Tutorial 1955 
    Fast Start-Up Oscillator (FOX) Boosts Superhet Performance

    802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN

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    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
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    247.7kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    Tutorial 3630 
    Power Supply and Ground Design for a WiFi Transceiver

    868/900MHz ISM

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    247.7kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    624.8kB
    Tutorial 5417 
    How to Optimize an ISM Radio Frequency (RF) System
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    250.2kB
    Tutorial 5265 
    Design a Crystal Oscillator to Match Your Application
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    396.9kB
    Tutorial 5422 
    Crystal Calculations for ISM-RF Products
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    477kB
    Tutorial 5428 
    Squelch in ISM-RF Receivers
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    1.9MB
    Tutorial 5300 
    RF Basics
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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing

    Basestations (Also see: Basestations/Wireless Infrastructure Appnotes)

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    303.1kB
    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
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    247.7kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    575.6kB
    Tutorial 5542 
    Modeling and Simulation of RF and Microwave Systems
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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    Tutorial 2875 
    Three Methods of Noise Figure Measurement
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    101kB
    Tutorial 686 
    QPSK Modulation Demystified

    Broadband Wireless Access

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    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing

    Cable Modems and CATV Systems

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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    47kB
    Tutorial 3250 
    Characterizing the S-Parameters of 75Ω Circuits using 50Ω Lab Equipment
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    Tutorial 2866 
    Converting S-Parameters from 50Ω to 75Ω Impedance
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    Tutorial 808 
    CATV dBm, dBmV, and dBµV Conversions
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    Tutorial 972 
    CATV Minimum Loss Pad for 75Ω Measurements

    Cellular Handsets

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    303.1kB
    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
    View   In New Window   Tutorial 4651 
    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    Tutorial 3813 
    Measuring Single-Tone Desensitization for CDMA Receivers

    Cordless Phones

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    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing

    GPS Solutions

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    303.1kB
    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
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    247.7kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
    View   In New Window   Tutorial 4651 
    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
    View   In New Window PDF
    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing

    Other Applications/Selector Guides/Software/Tutorials

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    303.1kB
    Tutorial 5594 
    System Noise-Figure Analysis for Modern Radio Receivers
    View   In New Window PDF
    247.7kB
    Tutorial 5429 
    The IP3 Specification - Demystified
    View   In New Window PDF
    250.2kB
    Tutorial 5265 
    Design a Crystal Oscillator to Match Your Application
    View   In New Window PDF
    1.9MB
    Tutorial 5300 
    RF Basics
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    93kB
    Tutorial 3813 
    Measuring Single-Tone Desensitization for CDMA Receivers
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    Tutorial 3250 
    Characterizing the S-Parameters of 75Ω Circuits using 50Ω Lab Equipment
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    Tutorial 2866 
    Converting S-Parameters from 50Ω to 75Ω Impedance
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    74kB
    Tutorial 2875 
    Three Methods of Noise Figure Measurement
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    Tutorial 2041 
    Understand Wireless Data Sheet Specifications - Part 1
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    Tutorial 2019 
    Buffer Amplifiers Solve VCO Problems
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    Tutorial 1890 
    An Introduction to Spread-Spectrum Communications
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    Tutorial 1768 
    Tracking Advances in VCO Technology
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    Tutorial 742 
    Impedance Matching and the Smith Chart: The Fundamentals
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    Tutorial 686 
    QPSK Modulation Demystified
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    Tutorial 749 
    Use Selectivity to Improve Receiver Intercept Point

    Remote Keyless Entry/400MHz-ISM

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    624.8kB
    Tutorial 5417 
    How to Optimize an ISM Radio Frequency (RF) System
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    396.9kB
    Tutorial 5422 
    Crystal Calculations for ISM-RF Products
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    477kB
    Tutorial 5428 
    Squelch in ISM-RF Receivers
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    402.5kB
    Tutorial 5426 
    Baseband Calculations for ISM-RF Receivers
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    1.9MB
    Tutorial 5300 
    RF Basics
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    207kB
    Tutorial 4636 
    Avoid PC-Layout "Gotchas" in ISM-RF Products
    View   In New Window   Tutorial 4651 
    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    47kB
    Tutorial 1955 
    Fast Start-Up Oscillator (FOX) Boosts Superhet Performance

    Satellite TV and Radio

    View   In New Window   Tutorial 4651 
    Web Seminar: Wireless Technology Tutorial
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    101kB
    Tutorial 3822 
    Phase-Noise Profiles Aid System Testing
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    47kB
    Tutorial 3250 
    Characterizing the S-Parameters of 75Ω Circuits using 50Ω Lab Equipment
    View   In New Window PDF
    106kB
    Tutorial 808 
    CATV dBm, dBmV, and dBµV Conversions