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Our blog posts are written by CML’s expert team of application engineers and provide you with the latest trends, new technology, myth-busters and information on topics of importance in the electronics industry.
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The CMX655D – an Open-Source Solution to the Voice Codec Challenge

11 August 2020

Micro Electrical Mechanical System (MEMS) technology is having a huge impact on the IoT, as traditional mechanical sensors are being replaced by microscopic, electro-mechanical versions in a wide spectrum of devices, including accelerometers, gyroscopes, pressure sensors and tilt sensors. This trend is…

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A Google Smart Speaker and Soft Synths? – This CML Solution can do both!

8 July 2020

Earlier this year CML released the EV6550DHAT, a HAT (Hardware Attached on Top) based CODEC and PA solution for the Raspberry Pi2, 3 or 4 single-board computers. This board was made available with a GUI interface that runs natively on the Raspberry Pi enabling quick and easy demonstration of the CMX655D…

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CMX998 LNC block diagram

New Tool for calculating noise when using a Cartesian Feedback Loop

9 June 2020

Many transmitters using non-constant envelope modulation schemes benefit from the improved efficiency and linearity associated with using a Cartesian feedback around the power amplifier. Though the concept of using feedback to linearize an amplifier is straightforward, there are many system elements and parameters that can influence the resulting transmitter noise performance in a real system…

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Simplifying the Development of Industrial IoT Modems

13 May 2020

Industrial IIoT has unique requirements which make selection of suitable communications technologies more of a challenge than in applications such as Smart Cities where IoT is used to monitor free parking spaces or the control and monitoring of street lamps. In industries such as Utilities wireless systems have been used for many years…

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Visit CML at Embedded World 2020!

4 February 2020

CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce it will be present at the Embedded World Trade Fair, Nuremburg, Germany, 25th-27th February 2020. Embedded World is the leading international trade fair for embedded systems and welcomes over 32,000 trade visitors from 77 countries…

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CMX655D Codec made easily accessible to Raspberry Pi enthusiasts

23 January 2020

The global popularity of the SBC (Single Board Computer) has opened up a world of embedded developments that are not easily achievable by any other means. These powerful tools have allowed engineers, software developers and hobbyists to rapidly design solutions to a multitude of problems…

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Emitel successfully conducts VDES field trials in Poland

15 November 2019

The main activity of Emitel is to provide broadcast infrastructure for terrestrial radio and television, but they also provide GMDSS radio-communication services for Polish maritime administration. Therefore Emitel decided to build a VDES test installation that would allow them to learn the basics of the VDES system and gather some practical skills.

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Direct Satellite Communications; a New Era for the IoT

12 November 2019

The falling costs of space access have stimulated a recent surge in the numbers of small satellites and CubeSats being launched into Low Earth Orbit, (LEO). These satellites offer new opportunities to developers of remote IoT applications, making satellite communication economically as well as technically feasible.

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MEMS microphones, why is digital best?

29 October 2019

The first MEMS microphone was introduced in 1983 and in the following 36 years microphone technologies have evolved significantly giving designer’s a wider range of choices than ever. Technology wise, since 2014 MEMs microphones have surpassed condenser microphones as being the most popular choice for developers.

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RFMW’s Annual NA and European Sales Conference

4 October 2019

Last month CML participated in RFMW’s Annual NA and European Sales Conference. This was a great opportunity to spend a lot of time with the inside and outside sales teams as well as RFMW’s executive management.

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Direct Conversion: After nearly 200 years of radio, we’re still finding ways to improve it

23 September 2019

While the Internet of Things is a worldwide wonder that promises to connect everything, it’s probably worth remembering that the study of electromagnetism started nearly 200 years ago and was, in a very real way, the birth of radio.

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Looking back on IMS 2019

20 June 2019

CML has been exhibiting at IMS2019 in Boston, showcasing the latest developments in our high frequency and RF devices. The exhibition was well attended and in a great location.

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Come and meet CML at IMS 2019!

22 May 2019

From the 4-6 June, CML will be participating at the International Microwave Symposium (IMS) exhibition in Boston, MA. You can find us at booth 128, where we will be displaying a selection of our RF products.

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Quick Start Enclosure for VDES Evaluation or Base Station Installation

18 April 2019

We are now in a position to provide a very quick start evaluation enclosure for VDES testing and even base station installation for field trials.

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Looking back on Embedded World 2019

22 March 2019

CML Microcircuits is happy to announce another successful year at the Embedded World exhibition in Nuremburg, Germany. The show celebrated its 17th year, welcoming 31,000 trade visitors and 1,117 companies from countries all over the world. Live demonstrations of the recently-launched CMX655D Ultra-low Power Voice

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CMLs VDES1000 Module

Field Testing Made Easy with the VDES1000

4 March 2019

CML Microcircuits and Stone Three Communications have demonstrated a VDES Evaluation Platform that has been used in a number of VDES field trials that have taken place. The VDES1000 module is a Software Defined Radio (SDR) specifically designed to cover the whole maritime radio spectrum; 156.025 MHz to 162.025MHz.

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Canadian Coast Guard VDES Trials

11 February 2019

The Canadian Coast Gard has forecast that VDES is to become a key medium for ship-shore communication. It was therefore very important for Canada to do its own verification of VDES performance in a real-world situation, gauge performance and investigate any potential adverse effects on AIS.

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First VDES Base Station Installed

31 January 2019

The Institute for Maritime Technology (IMT), a division of Armscor SOC Ltd., continued South Africa’s strong maritime legacy by installing and operating the first VHF Data Exchange System (VDES) base station in the world. This effort forms part of the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) technology

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Come and see us at Embedded World 2019!

28 January 2019

CML Microcircuits is excited to announce that we will be exhibiting at this year’s Embedded World trade fair in Nuremburg, Germany, from 26th-28th February 2019. Embedded World is one of the most important exhibitions in the embedded electronics industry, welcoming over 32,000 attendees last year.

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Looking back on Electronica 2018

7 January 2019

“Connecting everything – smart, safe and secure” CML Microcircuits is pleased to announce another successful year at the 2018 Electronica exhibition. CML participated as a Co-Exhibitor with our German Distributor, SE Spezial Electronic AG, ensuring that we were listed in the Official Show Guide. The

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Now the world works in HD, it’s time for the voice codec to catch up

7 December 2018

Not too long ago, popular fiction still treated the voice interface as something that belonged in the future, but it is now a reality. When we use the phone to talk to a service provider, often we are talking to technology first and a person

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Direct Conversion: After nearly 200 years of radio, we’re still finding ways to improve it

29 August 2018

While the Internet of Things is a worldwide wonder that promises to connect everything, it’s probably worth remembering that the study of electromagnetism started nearly 200 years ago and was, in a very real way, the birth of radio.

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CML’s VDES1000: A flexible platform supporting VDES Solution Development

29 August 2018

Introduced in 2002, the maritime Automatic Identification System, (AIS), has been so successful that its use has expanded well beyond its original scope, leading to more and more traffic using the system.

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Use a Building-Block Strategy for RF Designs if You Want to Get to Market Quickly

29 August 2018

We live in a world that is increasingly connected and where the need for wireless communications is omnipresent. The range of RF applications is growing rapidly with everything from wearables to smart home appliances requiring reliable, wireless connectivity.

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