Alcatel-Lucent, Intel team on interoperability testing Product News 9/28/2007 Post a comment Alcatel-Lucent announced it has extended its collaboration with Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.). This comes a few days after the signature of an agreement with California-based Kyocera Wireless Corp on the development of end-to-end WiMAX mobile broadband solutions.
AMCC readies 1-GHz embedded processor Product News 9/27/2007 Post a comment Based on the Power Architecture standard, AMCC's latest processor for wireless infrastructure and enterprise networking applications embeds a superscalar core that delivers a frequency ranging from 667-MHz to 1.2-GHz with 2.0 Dhrystone MIPS/MHz.
Ding Dong: Plasma is not dead, according to support group Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment According to the Plasma Display Coalition (PDC), through global manufacturing initiatives, investment in advanced technology and production capacity, the plasma display category is poised for growth as the industry enters the fourth quarter holiday sales season. The PDC sees 25-percent growth in 2007 because of "Full HD" models.
Controller supplies power to CableCard hosts Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Designed to supply power to CableCard 2.0 cards in CableCard host systems, the MIC2569YQS from Micrel supports both S-Mode (Single Stream Video) and M-Mode (Multiple Stream Video) through a simple-to-control parallel interface.
Audio amp reduces EMI, optimizes power Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor says it has introduced the industry's first single-chip 3-W mono Class D audio amplifier with spread spectrum technology and an integrated boost converter. This device enables portable products to operate at a constant output power even at low battery voltages.
Pyxis Announces NexusRoute Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Pyxis Technology has announced NexusRoute, a DFM-aware, yield-driven auto router that comprehends and optimizes manufacturability and yield concurrently with the actual routing and timing closure process.
Elektrobit interface tester supports WiMAX, LTE Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Finnish communications group Elektrobit has started selling to chip developers, equipment suppliers and network providers a bsestation interface tester that conforms to both mobile WiMAX and 3GPP Long Term Evolution specifications.
150-W power conversion IC speeds energy-efficiency compliance Product News 9/26/2007 Post a comment Power Integrations has announced the TOPSwitch-HX AC-DC power conversion chip, which incorporates a 700-V power MOSFET, high voltage switched current source, PWM control, oscillator, thermal shutdown circuit, fault protection and other control circuitry onto a monolithic device.
POL converters deliver 30 A Product News 9/25/2007 Post a comment SynQor has expanded its NiQor family of non-isolated point of load (POL) converters with the introduction of the NQ15W50SGA30 device that delivers up to 30 A in the DOSA standard footprint and pinout.
Regulators open Singapore's market to ultrawideband Product News 9/25/2007 Post a comment Brushing aside industry concerns that ultrawideband (UWB) devices could interfere with existing mobile and broadcasting networks in Sinapore, the city-state's Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) said any devices complying with its technical and emission standards would be exempt from licensing requirements to allow "keen industry players to develop and commercialize [UWB] with greater ease."
Dish TV operator EchoStar offers $380M for Sling Media Product News 9/25/2007 Post a comment Dish TV operator EchoStar Communications Corp. has offered $380 million to acquire Sling Media Inc., in a move that would make the Slingbox beholden to a single DBS operator and spell potential trouble for the hardware's continued acceptance among cable MSOs.
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