Symbol, Terabeam settle patent suit News & Analysis 2/28/2006 Post a comment Symbol Technologies Inc. has entered into a licensing agreement with Terabeam, Inc., the parent company of Proxim Wireless Corp., settling long-standing patent litigation between the two companies.
Lab test system gets handset trace capability Product News 2/28/2006 Post a comment RF test equipment vendor Aeroflex adds handset trace capability to its existing SystemAT test system. The SystemAT is used for regression testing wireless network software prior to rollout, and handset validation/interoperability testing. It also accommodates network load and capacity testing.
India readies high-tech manufacturing policy News & Analysis 2/28/2006 Post a comment The Indian government will soon announce a policy that will enable it take equity in and help boost the manufacture of high-technology products, such as semiconductors, wafers, storage devices, plasma and LCD panels.
Silicon Design Chain claims methodology validation News & Analysis 2/28/2006 Post a comment The Silicon Design Chain Initiative claimed that a second, enhanced version of its power-management methodology and implementation up to tapeout of the ARM 1136JF-S processor is proof of the methodology and its interdependent technologies.
PCI-X board runs parallel TI DSPs Product News 2/27/2006 Post a comment Designed for high-speed I/O and processing, here's news of a board-level PCI-X drop-in that harnesses the power of up to nine TI TMS320C6414T DSPs. With that you can get over 2000-Mbytes/s of concurrent I/O, and the ability to combine any number of customer-specific channels of data for up to 500-Mbytes/s of continuous data input from an external source.
Rambus claims victory in antitrust case News & Analysis 2/23/2006 Post a comment A San Francisco court has ordered the evidence in the Rambus antitrust hearings to be turned over to Rambus, in an apparent coup for the chip licensing company’s quest to prove that several chip makers colluded to fix prices and engage in other anti-competitive practices.
USB data-acq modules synchronously sample multiple analog signals Product News 2/23/2006 Post a comment Check out this series of analog-input multi-function data acquisition modules for USB 2.0. They provide two or four channels of simultaneous 16-bit analog measurement at throughput speeds up to 2-MHz/channel. Each channel has its own 16-bit A/D converter that uses a common clock and trigger for synchronous sampling of all analog and digital inputs at the exact same instant in time.
IPCC becomes IMS Forum News & Analysis 2/23/2006 Post a comment The International Packet Communications Consortium has acknowledged the popularity of the “IMS” (IP Multimedia Subsystem) acronym by reincorporating as the IMS Forum.
Vietnam OKs Intel chip plant News & Analysis 2/23/2006 Post a comment Vietnam's Ministry of Investment and Planning has approved an investment license for based Intel Corp., which plans to build a $605 million plant in Ho Chi Minh City, a ministry official was quoted as saying in an Associated Press report.
Video tester gets HDMI CEC support Product News 2/22/2006 Post a comment Providing a Consumer Electronic Control test approach, ranging from development through pre-compliance testing, video test maker Quantum Data now has an HDMI CEC development and compliance test suite for its existing test equipment. CEC is an HDMI option that provides automatic power-on, automatic signal routing, and single-point remote control for CEC-enabled products.
High-speed XMC data-acq board packs Virtex-4 FPGA Product News 2/22/2006 Post a comment Designed for high-speed data acquisition applications such as software-defined radio, SIGINT, tactical communications, and radar, here's a VITA 42 board that can simultaneously sample two inputs at frequencies up to 210-MHz, at a resolution of 12 bits. Total aggregate I/O bandwidth is 12.5-Gbits/s.
Probe targets Serial RapidIO, PCI Express Product News 2/21/2006 Post a comment Check out this Serial RapidIO protocol analysis probe. An optional modification can add PCI Express analysis capability. The probe works with most Agilent Technologies 16700 and 16900 logic analyzer modules.
Court says ITC erred on Energizer patent decision News & Analysis 2/17/2006 Post a comment Energizer Holdings Inc. has announced that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) ruled that the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) erred in 2004 when it concluded that Energizer's patent covering mercury-free batteries was invalid.
TechWing vows to fight patent claim News & Analysis 2/17/2006 Post a comment TechWing Inc., the Korean IC test equipment maker locked in a patent dispute with Advantest Corp., said it will fight the Japanese company's petition in a Taiwan court.
African entrepreneur tweaks U.S. at 3GSM News & Analysis 2/16/2006 Post a comment In the midst of Europe's largest mobile telephony conference Wednesday, an African entrepreneur interjected a wry critique of "American know-how" and provided participants at the 3GSM World congress a rare note of levity.
DRM panel called 'bunch of big girls' Product News 2/16/2006 Post a comment At a 3GSM World Congress discussion on digital rights management, audience member David Birch called the panelists “a bunch of big girls” for buckling under to the demands of Hollywood studios and record companies.
Study: Outsourcing is more than saving costs News & Analysis 2/16/2006 Post a comment Contrary to popular belief, intellectual capital and university collaboration, not just lower costs, are driving companies to locate R&D activities outside their home country, according to a study sponsored by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
Yokogawa expands in Singapore News & Analysis 2/15/2006 Post a comment Yokogawa Electric plans to ramp up investment in its regional headquarters in Singapore as part of an effort to boost the company's presence in Southeast Asia.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.