CTIA: TI integrates GPS with Bluetooth, ULP and FM Product News 3/31/2008 Post a comment Texas Instruments has leveraged its Digital RF Processing (DRP) technology to integrate assisted GPS (A-GPS) capability with Bluetooth 2.1 EDR, ULP and FM to lower power and space requirements on handsets starting in the $70 to $100 range.
ARC, Toshiba extend licensing deal Product News 3/31/2008 Post a comment ARC International and Toshiba have extended their partnership developing configurable multi-processor technology and, as part of the deal, the Japanese chip maker has also extended its license to use the ARChitect Processor Configurator.
Mango DSP and Steelbox Networks create analytic-enabled intelligent video networks Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment Mango DSP, a provider of intelligent video servers for the CCTV, video surveillance and homeland security defense markets, and Steelbox Networks, developer of "the world's fastest media appliance", have signed a partnership agreement. The partnership will present the industry with a comprehensive intelligent video, processing, distribution, storage and management solution.
LGA socket operates up to 40 GHz Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment The XG-LGA-7000 socket from Ironwood Electronics are designed for a 12-mm package size, and operate at bandwidths up to 40 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.
Legend Silicon powers aigo's new USB HDTV receiver Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment Legend Silicon has partnered with China's aigo to create a revolutionary new product for viewing high definition television anywhere at any time. The USB
Dongle will enable Chinese consumers to view
terrestrial high definition television being programmed by China Central Television.
Profinet controllers are IRT-enabled Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment In recognition of the fact that an increasing number of Profinet industrial Ethernet installations uses high-speed Isochronous Realtime communication schemes, Siemens has equipped several Simatic controllers with the respective interfaces.
Continental to close French site, says report Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment Four months after the acquisition of Siemens VDO, automotive supplier Continental AG announced its intention to close ex-Siemens VDO Automotive site in Sophia-Antipolis, on the French Riviera, according to French local news website SophiaNet.
Researchers tout foldable, stretchable Si circuits Product News 3/28/2008 1 comment Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings, and can operate during stretching, compressing, folding and other types of extreme mechanical deformations, without a reduction in electrical performance.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times