Category Archives: Cell phones

Are You Ready To Be An Internet Node?

I read an interesting article in this month’s IEEE Communications on the impact that 5G wireless communications will supposedly have on us. Call me old fashioned but I still remember when mobile phones were used for making phone calls. Well … Continue reading

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The RF Challenge in Portable Designs

In simpler times most designs were digital. Add a few converters to handle I/O and you could ship the product. Consumer electronics—and cell phones in particular—changed all that. Now there are few consumer designs that don’t involve a large analog/mixed-signal … Continue reading

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Share the Air(waves)

With seemingly everyone in the world over the age of six owning a smart phone, the FCC estimates that the demand for wireless services will continue to increase over 50% year-over-year. While the cellular network load due to voice traffic … Continue reading

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Is Cell Phone Radiation a Health Hazard?

Everyone with a microwave oven knows that radio waves can heat up water molecules, which is handy when you’re making Mac and Cheese for the kids but a little more problematic when you spend hours every day with a cell … Continue reading

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