Analog Devices (ADI) will host a webinar on February 16, 2011, at 12:00 pm EST (archived after the 16th). The Interfacing RF Components webcast will discuss the interfacing of stages within the RF receive and transmit paths and explores harmonics, attenuation, and other challenges that could arise when RF stages are not properly connected. The online event will examine RF (radio frequency) interface design challenges and cover best practices to help engineers get the most out of their RF circuits. The Interfacing RF Components webinar is intended for engineers seeking design and system-level support.
Cymbet introduced the CBC-EVAL-11 EnerChip RF Induction Charger evaluation kit. This eval kit enables electronics designers to experiment with near field RF (Radio Frequency) charging of EnerChip CC rechargeable solid state energy storage devices. The EVAL-11 kit includes an RF charging transmitter board, a USB cable to power the transmitter board from a PC, and an EnerChip CC CBC3150-based receiver board. The receiver board has a connector for a Texas Instruments eZ430-RF2500T wireless network endpoint device. The Cymbet CBC-EVAL-11 EnerChip CC RF Induction kit is available now.
The ZigBee Alliance introduced the ZigBee Remote Control, which is the new global standard for advanced RF remote controls. ZigBee Remote Control features non-line-of-sight operation, two-way communication, longer range of use and extended battery life for a variety of consumer electronic (CE) devices including HDTV, home theater equipment, set-top boxes, and other audio equipment. ZigBee Remote Control is the first public application profile designed specifically for use with the ZigBee RF4CE specification.