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A System Architect's Guide to the MIPI-RFFE Bus and Its Capabilities

Posted by Todd Smiley on 2019-Sep-19 09:15:00

With the proliferation of smartphones, smartwatches and tablets in our society, instant and unhindered
access to communication, information, entertainment has become an expectation in our daily lives.
Emerging radio technologies will push download speeds into the Gigabit per second range and latencies
into single-digit milliseconds, but supporting these capabilities ultimately leads to highly complex radio
architectures. In order to address these market pressures, the MIPI RF Front-End Control Working group
was formed to define a highly efficient but flexible control interface for RF front-end devices. MIPI-RFFE
is an open standard being adopted industry wide to address current and future control and monitoring
of modern wireless RF front-ends.

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15th Annual Charity BBQ

Posted by Todd Smiley on 2019-Jun-21 10:58:36

On June 19th, SignalCraft Technologies was pleased to host its annual Charity Barbeque. As a favorite social event of Calgary’s electronics industry for the past 15 years, it never fails to provide a much-needed opportunity for local electronics community to catch up on what’s happening in the industry while raising much-needed cash for a worthy cause. This year’s barbeque was a huge success with everyone’s generous contributions, we all managed to raise nearly over $2200 for a very deserving local charity.

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What is MIPI I3C and How Does It Work?

Posted by Todd Smiley on 2019-Jan-15 09:35:00

In recent years, the electronics industry has experienced an explosion in the growth of embedded sensors being used in high-volume applications such as smartphones, wearables, automobiles, and the Internet of Things (IoT). This rapid growth is fueled by the development of a wide variety of small-sized, low-cost sensors being married to an ever-expanding array of innovative consumer applications. An excellent example is today’s typical smartphone, which incorporates 10 or more sensors measuring anything from light and biometric responses to motion and environmental conditions.

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