ARM’s sub-volt Cordio radio IP launched

ARM’s acquisition of Wicentric and Sunrise Micro Devices has produced the Cordio family of standards-based, sub-volt, radio IP supporting Bluetooth Low Energy. Each Cordio product includes a pre-qualified, self-contained radio block, related link layer firmware, stack and profiles along with guidelines for design, test, integration, qualification, and application development.Cordio aims at ease of integrati ...

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2meter (144MHz) amateur radio transceiver

I designed , built, tested and operated a 2m hamradio transceiver that includes all the necessary circuitry, in particular the voltage-controlled oscillator (VCO) + phase-locked loop (PLL) for frequency synthesis, low noise amplifier (LNA) for the receiver front-end, power amplifer (PA) for the radio frequency (RF) output stage and PIC based micro-controller (PIC) with serial interface to computer desktop. ...

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Hidden Radio Transmitter Controller

PicCon is a PIC microcontroller based radio controller designed for hidden transmitter hunting. When combined with a radio transmitter, it will produce tone sequences and Morse code messages at user-programmed times. It is completely field programmable via DTMF tones, utilizes EEPROM for all programmed options so they are remembered when power is removed, and is quite compact. PicCon interfaces to a radio t ...

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An “Antique Radio” Christmas Present

I happen to be part of the 5% that have the elusive awesome mother-in-law. For Christmas I wanted to make her an "antique radio" that is super simple to operate and that could play some "old time radio" type programming that she listened to when she was a young'n. However, this is neither an antique or a radio, its an MP3 player. I named it "Radio Betty" after her. Step 1: The MicroMite controller I had bee ...

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TI announces 1st transistor radio, October 18, 1954

Texas Instruments announced plans for the Regency TR-1, the first transistor radio to be commercially sold, on October 18, 1954. The move was a major one in tech history that would help propel transistors into mainstream use and also give new definition to portable electronics. TI was producing germanium transistors at the time, but the market had been slow to respond, comfortable with vacuum tubes. However ...

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Simple Ham Radio Bluetooth Interface

Ham radio is a popular hobby and service in which a licensed amateur radio operator explores communications equipment. Typical ham radios do not have bluetooth support, which may be hassle for some. None of the transceiver manufacturers are providing a wireless interface. However, with this ham radio bluetooth interface, communicating and listening to other entity would be easier. The device uses Bluetooth ...

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