FCC OKs Verizon's MCI acquisition News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment The Federal Communications Commission approved the proposed acquisition of MCI Inc. by Verizon Communications Inc. after concluding the transaction advances the public interest.
Pre-validation interoperability test software is for 3G cellphones Product News 10/31/2005 Post a comment If you've ever grappled with 3G cellphone pre-validation interoperability testing, you'll be interested in new Windows-based software from Anritsu. It's new network simulation library for its existing signaling tester hardware lets you conduct pre-validation of interoperability testing between 3G user equipment and the world's various 3G networks.
Outsourcing helps, not hurts U.S. economy, says trade group News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Global outsourcing of U.S software and IT services has benefitted the domestic economy by improving wages, encouraging investment and spending, and ultimately by increasing the number of jobs, according to a study by the Information Technology Association of America.
Court OKs Mosaid request to appeal Infineon case News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor IP supplier Mosaid Technologies Inc. has announced that U.S. District Judge Fogel has issued a stipulation and order granting the company the right to appeal the court judgement in its patent dispute with Infineon Technologies AG.
Nokia unveils DVB-H broadcast solution News & Analysis 10/31/2005 Post a comment Nokia Inc. has announced a commercial service management solution for DVB-H services, the Nokia Mobile Broadcast Solution 3.0, that supports the broadcasting of different types of digital content such as live TV, radio and video clips over DVB-H networks to mobile devices.
Qualcomm: Claims to EU have no merit News & Analysis 10/28/2005 Post a comment CDMA technology supplier Qualcomm Inc. said the allegations of withholding intellectual property made to the European Commission by six rivals are factually inaccurate and legally meritless.
Industry groups seek to stem IP violations in China News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment The office of the U.S Trade Representative has initiated a special process under World Trade Organizaion rules to probe China’s intellectual property enforcement (IP) efforts. The Semiconductor Industries Association (SIA) applauded the move.
I/O module packs on-board Web server Product News 10/26/2005 Post a comment There have been a number of USB data-acq module products introduced of late, but here's one with a built-in Web server. A compact module can replace a PC-based system for many data acquisition and control applications, including remote monitoring of equipment, wireless data collection, and Web enabling of legacy systems. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Altera, Wi-LAN to partner on WiMAX modems News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment FPGA supplier Altera Corp. has formed a partnership with Canadian broadband wireless technology provider Wi-LAN Inc. to deliver a programmable, low-cost WiMAX-compliant base transceiver station (BTS) modem solution supporting the IEEE 802.16-2004 standard.
System to identify AC distribution impedance Product News 10/26/2005 Post a comment Are you worried about poor AC power quality and excess energy use in your facility? For performing energy management and power quality studies, a very new company called Z Meters is readying a product that will address those concerns. It will use time-synchronized multi-point measurement and correlation techniques to characterize the impedance of an AC power distribution system.
Magma sues Synopsys for patent infringement News & Analysis 10/26/2005 Post a comment The protracted legal tussle between electronic design automation rivals Magma Design Automation Inc. and Synopsys Inc. took another turn. This time, Magma sued Synopsys on the grounds that claiming that Synopsys' Astro and IC Compiler products infringe a Magma patent.
Caulfield joins Novellus News & Analysis 10/25/2005 Post a comment Novellus Systems Inc. said it has appointed Tom Caulfield its new executive vice president of sales, marketing and customer satisfaction.
Development tool supports hardware-independent mobile test Product News 10/25/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a hardware-independent and modular R&D tool for the development, testing, and debugging of mobile terminal applications. The GCF/PTCRB-compliant platform is a one-box tester facilitating the development and implementation of individual test scenarios during the engineering design phase of mobile applications.
Freebie RF terminology guide clears the air Product News 10/25/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement house Keithley Instruments is publishing a free guide to understanding the vocabulary of wireless. The 32-page booklet defines a variety of technical terms and acronyms, and includes some useful tables.
Wireless USB tools to address ultra-wideband development, test Product News 10/25/2005 Post a comment Supporting certified Wireless Universal Serial Bus and WiMedia UWB interface standards, new protocol analysis and traffic-generation tools soon to be released from LeCroy promise to provide insight at each stage of a product's development lifecycle. These tools come just as the WUSB v1.0 spec has been published.
IC test software gets better, supports Teradyne FLEX Product News 10/25/2005 Post a comment Semiconductor test provider Pintail Technologies is releasing the latest version of its SwifTest 5.2 realtime statistical sampling software suite for semiconductor testing. This new version promises to reduce test cost, improve quality, and boost test efficiency. The company will also be supporting Teradyne test platforms.
Agilent joins ZigBee Alliance News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced it is the first test and measurement equipment manufacturer to join the ZigBee Alliance, an association of more than 100 companies working to enable cost-effective, low-power, wirelessly networked monitoring and control products based on an open global standard.
Ericsson plans R & D center in India News & Analysis 10/24/2005 Post a comment Swedish telecom firm Ericsson plans to invest hundreds of millions of dollars in India, setting up an R & D center in India, expand its existing manufacturing facilities, and build a global distribution center.
Sound and vibration recorders rely on RAID Product News 10/21/2005 Post a comment Offering secure digital data recording with 12-Mbit/s recording rates, Sony Manufacturing Systems America is starting to roll out a series of sound and vibration recorders. These modular data-acq systems rely on redundant 200-Gbyte hot-swappable RAID arrays for storage.
R&D spending surges in Singapore News & Analysis 10/21/2005 Post a comment Singapore witnessed a significant increase in research and development spending in 2004, with electronics and precision engineering firms accounting for much of the growth, a government report released Oct. 19 stated.
Connectorless Probing Enables HyperTransport Debug at 2.4Gb/s News & Analysis 10/20/2005 Post a comment HyperTransport is becoming one of the most popular links for chip-to-chip communication. As HyperTransport continues to appear in more and more platforms, system engineers are requiring sophisticated debug tools to aid in validation. In most cases, engineers select a logic analyzer as their debug tool of choice. One of the biggest challenges facing engineers as they try to debug HyperTransport links is making the physical connection between their logic analyzer and the target system. Brock J. La
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