MWC: The Promise of NFC
Blog 2/27/2014 1 comment
One of the topics of conversation popping up at the 2014 Mobile World Congress is the promise of Near Field Communication technology.
400G Ethernet Effort Begins
Blog 2/27/2014 2 comments
Work to define a 400 Gbit/s Ethernet standard formally begins in March, says John D'Ambrosia, outlining some of the key issues ahead.
MWC: Best Wearables for Navel Gazers
Blog 2/25/2014 22 comments
The Mobile World Congress is showcasing a whole new generation of wearables you have to strap on to your wrist. Junko Yoshida says they are designed for navel gazers, and selfies are for idiots.
Roundup: Next-Generation Memory
Blog 2/25/2014 4 comments
There are a number of next generation memory technologies on the horizon. Here’s a few that merit watching in the next year, including several DRAM alternatives.
Qualcomm, Allwinner & MediaTek All Go Octa
Blog 2/24/2014 7 comments
If there was any doubt about the potential for octa-core ARM-based processors, the flurry of announcements at MWC puts it to rest. Allwinner, MediaTek, and Qualcomm all announce 8-core SoCs for mobile devices. The new devices join octa-core solutions already available from MediaTek and Samsung.
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC
Blog 2/24/2014 10 comments
Intel, Mediatek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are in a race to roll 64-bit mobile apps SoCs at MWC, but until the software is ready, 32-bitters will lead in performance.
Wearable Patent Battles Ahead
Blog 2/24/2014 3 comments
The rapid rise of wearable computing products will likely spawn another round of patent battles, many of them fought at the International Trade Commission
What’s Happening at SPIE?
Blog 2/20/2014 Post a comment
As we march down the shrink roadmap, foundries are faced with the unenviable task of having to maintain their time-to-mask targets while managing the lithography related computational complexities and doing so with limited resources.
5G Needs MIMO, Multi-GHz
Blog 2/20/2014 4 comments
5G may require massive MIMO and millimeter-wave technologies to meet the demands of a heterogeneous network linking 50 billion nodes.
Comms Guru Preps MOOCs
Blog 2/19/2014 2 comments
Behzad Razavi, a veteran communications circuit designer, will post to YouTube this year UCLA's first online EE courses.
5 Game-Changers at MWC 2014
Blog 2/19/2014 17 comments
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5, and Sony's renewed mobile push, I see five big trends destined to change the nature of the Mobile World Congress and the electronics industry at large.
Tech-Based Firm Makes Fun of Engineers -- Not Cool
Blog 2/18/2014 6 comments
InVisage Technologies Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company developing a quantum-dot-based film material to enable more efficient light capture in image sensors. So why would it make a video that derides the communications skills of engineers?
Warning: This Is Not a Toy
Blog 2/17/2014 7 comments
Inspired by the same technology NI has provided to industry customers for years, NI myRIO equips today's students with the tools of their future careers.