Cutting RF power in W-CDMA phones News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment The spread-spectrum wireless communications standard, IS-95/3GPP, embodies stringent specifications for linearity and adjacent-channel power ratio (ACPR), says this Maxim engineer. The power amplifier does not operate continuously in voice mode. When the phone user isn't speaking, it runs at a half rate (50 percent of the time) or at a one-eighth rate, so there's no worry about the phone's heating during voice mode. But in data mode the PA runs continuously until the data transmission is complet
Power reduction remains top priority for 3G mobiles News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment Earlier this year, Vodafone chief executive officer Arun Sarin said that product quality deficiencies would slow the rollout of third-generation (3G) mobile phones. They are bulky, they get hot, and they don't have enough battery life," he said. Rob Keenan uses this as the kick-off point from an EE Times' article package on cell phone power managmenet. The big issue is in W-CDWA power consumption, he warns.
DVD players, LCD screens driving DTV adoption News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment High-quality LCD and plasma screens capable of showing crisp, vivid images, coupled with the popularity of DVD players, are coaxing a growing number of consumers to buy digital televisions. For CMP's TechWeb.
Experts worry that synthetic biology may spawn biohackers News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment Design automation systems tailored to the task of genetic engineering could prove to be double-edged tools. While they represent a central thrust of the emerging synthetic biology movement, they also can lead to the accidental or deliberate creation of pathogenic biological components. Chappell Brown has this report.
Study: RFID saves money, displaces workers News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment As companies spend several billion dollars over the next three years installing inventory-tracking technology, the financial benefits they reap from increased supply-chain efficiency will be at the expense of millions of displaced workers.
Nomadic RF spectrum analyzer spans 100-kHz to 7-GHz Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment RF test company Anritsu is debuting a battery-powered and handheld spectrum analyzer that's just the ticket for looking at IEEE-802.11a, 3G cellular, ultra-wideband, and WiMAX signals, up to 7-GHz. At the oppossite end of the spectrum, the unit goes down to 100-kHz. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn gives his impressions of Anritsu's new portable.
My Way or the Highway Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Virtual IDM Approach Provides One-Stop Shop For All Aspects Of Complex IC Design Through To Manufacturing Services and Volume Silicon Delivery
Analyse : Les réseaux optiques passifs conviennent-ils à tous ? News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment L'un des débats actuels dans le secteur des réseaux optiques concerne ce que l'on appelle les 'réseaux optiques passifs' (passive optical networks) ou PON. Certaines entreprises de notre industrie promeuvent l'utilisation des PON pour les résidences à occupants multiples et les zones urbaines denses. Font-ils la promotion de leur technologie aux dépens des conceptions de réseaux efficaces et du sens pratique ? Existe-t-il un meilleur moyen pour livrer des services de réseautage haute largeur de
ReShape raises $12 million as EDA funding soars News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment Riding a wave of new venture capital funding for EDA companies, IC physical design provider ReShape Inc. announced Wednesday (June 30) that it has closed a $12 million round of series C funding. ReShape is among nine EDA companies who have collectively received over $87 million in the first six months of 2004.
Digitale Schnittstelle gibt WLAN neue Möglichkeiten News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment Die räumliche Trennung von von WLAN-Modem und HF-Chip erlaubt eine Entwicklung des IP-Anbieters NewLogic. Die Technik beruht auf der Digitalisierung der Schnittstelle zwischen den beiden Funktionseinheiten und gibt WLAN-Chipdesignern eine Reihe von Vorteilen an die Hand.
The Next Generation Floppy? Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment 100% Guaranteed Biometric Security ClipDrive Bio flash drive utilizes state of the art security solutions such as biometrics and seamless AES based encryption to deliver unparalled security for the transportation of sensitive data.
LVDS ASIC Family - for high resolution imaging applications Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment There is a wide range of imaging devices that use Low Voltage Differential Signaling (LVDS) standard to transmit serialized RGB data at gigabit rates. EPSON has been supplying LVDS Receiver for many years in applications with focus on liquid crystal panels and home electronic appliances. Taking advantage of such experience EPSON has developed a more worthy and flexible solution: a specific Embedded Array family with LVDS Receiver Macro included.
Power-Over-Ethernet - for IP phones, WLAN access points, etc Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Helping customers harness power delivered over a standard Ethernet cable, Texas Instruments announced a versatile IC controller and the industry's first Power-over-Ethernet plug-in power module that reduces design time and eases implementation of Ethernet-powered industrial and commercial devices such as WLAN access points, IP phones, security and point-of-sale systems.
Network Switch Chip - creates a soft-assignable array Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Fulcrum Microsystems announced general availability of the PivotPoint FM1010, the industry's first SPI-4.2 switch chip. The six-port System Packet Interface 4 Phase 2 (SPI-4.2) switch chip seamlessly interconnects devices (such as transceivers, NPUs, traffic managers, co-processors, and custom ASICs and FPGAs) used in high-performance networking and storage applications.
Timing is Everything Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Leading Provider of Timing Solutions Secures Design Wins at Major Vendor to Provide PC Clock Devices for Next-Generation, High-Performance Desktop Platforms
Stacking Up Against the Competition Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Staktek and Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc.
Announce 576Mb Network FCRAMTM
Stacked and packaged DRAM doubles current industry standard for enterprise network technology
Vicor licenses Sony to use, supply 'V-I Chips' News & Analysis 6/30/2004 Post a comment Power supply manufacturer Vicor Corp. has licensed Sony Corp. to use various power conversion technologies, including Vicor's Factorized Power Architecture, V-I Chip power converters and the enabling technologies and semiconductor components used within them.
40V & 60V Power MOSFETs - up to 90% lower on-resistance Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Automotive 12V boardnet high-side switches and electric motor drives are the target applications for a record-setting family of p-channel MOSFETs announced by Siliconix. The 40V and 60V devices are the first with these breakdown voltage ratings to be built using Vishay's advanced p-channel technology, which reduces MOSFET on-resistance to record-low levels.
Digital Bus Switches - offer beyond rail-to-rail switching Product News 6/30/2004 Post a comment Pericom Semiconductor has released eight NanoSwitch digital bus switch products that are ideally suited to address the operational requirements of next generation Servers, RAID, Super VGA, Memory Bank Switching, and High-performance Networking/Telecom Backplanes.
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