RFaxis touts integrated, single die BiCMOS front ends Product News 5/29/2009 Post a comment Wireless chip startup RFaxis (Irvine, Calif.) has started sampling its first two devices, both offering a replacement for traditional RF front-end modules, combining all the functionality into a single-die, single-chip that use "breakthrough and disruptive" design methodologies.
Bosch starts ECU production in India Product News 5/28/2009 Post a comment Automotive supplier Bosch group (Stuttgart, Germany) has launched the production of electronic control units (ECU)s in Bangalore. The production will serve the growing demand from local automotive OEMs.
Technology group launches car radar initiative Product News 5/28/2009 Post a comment 'Radar on chip for cars' (RoCC) is the name of a joint effort to drive the development of radar technology for automotive use. The group embraces luxury car manufacturers BMW AG and Daimler AG, automotive tier ones Bosch and Continental and chip vendor Infineon Technologies.
Startup Netronome rolls new family of programmable network processors Product News 5/28/2009 Post a comment Programmable chip vendor Netronome Systems announced the availability of a family of network processors said to remove the barriers to unified computing architectures by combining high-performance network, content and security processing with general purpose processors, such as Intel's IA, through I/O virtualization.
Desktop Widget for Monitoring 802.11n Wi-Fi Routers Product News 5/27/2009 Post a comment D-Link announced the availability of a desktop widget that allows users to monitor any D-Link 802.11n Wi-Fi routers to monitor Internet and network send/receive rates, along with other settings of the home network including security settings and network name.
Schott, Transense develop durable torque sensor Product News 5/25/2009 Post a comment Measuring torque in rough automotive environments is a non-trivial task: The sensors have to deliver exact data and at the same time have to be oil-proof over the vehicle's entire lifetime. Schott and Transense claim to have found a solution that meets both requirements.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and 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? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.