Untethered PITA HCT - CA

Warning: PITA Hacking Device – A Threat To Your Personal Computer’s Encrypted Key Strokes

By Amy Jones / July 22, 2015

[br] [br] This small device easily made from off-shelf parts can be a serious threat to your encrypted keystrokes. The “PITA” was named specifically after the popular pita bread, which the device can actually fit into. An economically made hacking device, named PITA (Portable Instrument for Trace Acquisition) is small enough to fit virtually anywhere,…

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Korean Radio Certification - CA

Early Development of The Radio To Today’s Wireless Communication Technology Integration

By Amy Jones / January 14, 2015

 [br] The amount of wireless of connectivity, and the options to do so, are abundant in today’s electronic gadgets. WiFi, Bluetooth, UHF and 4G are just a few of the connect options available to the global consumer. All of this wireless connectivity can all be traced back to a significant invention called “The Radio”. Radio…

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Regulatory Compliance - CA

Company To Pay $80k for Selling Unauthorized Electronic Equipment

By Amy Jones / August 29, 2014

[br] The FCC monitors manufactures nationally and internationally, to make sure regulatory standards are met via intentional and non-intentional RF transmissions. Companies who violate regulations can be subject to fines and legal action. Created by Congressional statute to regulate interstate and global communications by radio, television, wire, satellite, and cable in all 50 states, the…

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Agency Product Safety Approvals - CA

Trilogy of Magnetics by Wurth Elektronik EMC / EMI Proactive Engineering

By Amy Jones / July 31, 2014

[br] Understanding the subtleties involved with proper EMI / EMC design can be challenging. It involves competent knowledge of all the Design Disciplines; Digital Design, Board Layout, Signal Integrity, System Architecture, Power and Mechanical. The parasitic circuits that are unintentionally created via RF signal coupling and induction are unseen, and can be very confusing to…

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Regulatory Compliance - CA

The deciBel (dB) Logarithmic Unit to Express Ratio Between 2 Values

By Amy Jones / May 22, 2014

[br] The decibel (dB) is used for a variety of measurements in science and engineering, most prominently in acoustics, electronics, and EMC / EMI. Gains of amplifiers, attenuation of signals, and signal-to-noise ratios are often expressed in “dB”. [br] The decibel (dB) is a logarithmic unit used to express the ratio between two values of…

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Compliance Testing - CA

Resolution and Video Bandwidth in a Spectrum Analyzer (RBW VBW)

By Bob Cole / February 13, 2014

[br] Resolution and Video Bandwidth settings on Receivers and Spectrum Analyzers, are specified by various governing regulatory bodies for compliance testing. This is a tutorial and demonstration of the basics of the Resolution BW (RBW) and Video BW (VBW) functions in a Spectrum Analyzer. You may wish to review the “Basics of a Spectrum Analyzer”…

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Compliance Testing - CA

RFID in Rail Asset Management

By Bob Cole / November 20, 2013

[br] Radio Frequency Identification – is a revolution in logistics. RFID systems consist of a reader, antenna and a minuscule tag through which objects, animals and/or persons can be identified and followed real-time using radio signals. By using RFID, read data from multiple tags can be processed from a distance, simultaneously, automatically and fast. It’s…

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Korean Radio Certification - CA

Researchers Created Technology Used To See Through Walls Called “Wi-Vi”

By Bob Cole / November 19, 2013

[br] A technology that lets you see behind walls could soon be built in to your cell phone. MIT professor Dina Katabi and graduate student Fadel Adib have announced Wi­-Vi, a demonstration of a technology that uses Wi­Fi to allow a viewer to “see” a person moving behind a wall. (Wi­-Vi stands for “Wi­Fi” and…

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