Operators form group for 4G service News & Analysis 6/30/2006 Post a comment Seven mobile phone operators are forming an industry organization to create a 4G mobile phone network standard that would complement the work of existing standards groups.
Ness, Pulsic set up India development center News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment Global IT solutions provider Ness
Technologies Inc. has established an extended development center (EDC) with Pulsic Ltd., a supplier of physical design solutions for analog, mixed signal and custom digital design. The development center is located at Ness' facility in Bangalore, India.
Protocol analyzer gets Wireless USB security support Product News 6/29/2006 Post a comment At the recent Certified Wireless USB Developers Conference, test-and-measurement vendor LeCroy Corp. demonstrated the benefits of its extensible UWBTracer protocol analyzer. The company's platform now supports multiple Certified Wireless USB Association and Security models.
First quarter Western Europe EDA revenue up 13% News & Analysis 6/29/2006 Post a comment First quarter EDA revenue from Western Europe grew 13 percent year-to-year to reach $218 million, part of a strong quarter for EDA that saw worldwide revenue grow hit double digits for the first time in more than two years, according to the EDA Consortium.
Korea seeks to bolster economic status News & Analysis 6/28/2006 Post a comment At an investment conference, speakers from numerous Korean economic and trade groups said the world's tenth largest economy is primed for strong growth and is an attractive investment target.
16-bit PCI-bus plug-in lets your PC do high-speed signal analysis Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment PC instrumentation house AlazarTech says it's got the world's fastest 16-bit PCI waveform digitizer. Designed for both OEM applications as well as lab use, the digitizer can be used for RF signal analysis, biomedical imaging, ultrasonics, radar, and more. The plug-in's two simultaneous analog inputs can each be sampled at rates up to 125-Msamples/s.
Wireless functional tester slashes cost-of-test Product News 6/28/2006 Post a comment Agilent Technologies now offers a mobile-phone functional tester that's priced starting at about $25,400. The tester includes a mobile test station and test software, as well as a special RF-shielded box with build-in antenna coupler.
Dual-channel logarithmic detector IC to measure and control RF signals Product News 6/27/2006 Post a comment Here's news of of an RFIC that works from 1-MHz out to 10-GHz, comprising a dual detector/controller. When it debuts in quantity later this year, the 6-stage demodulating chip will be able to be used to closely measure and control gain across a transmitter and receiver signal path, letting it serve in AGC circuits, power-level control circuits, and even to measure VSWR.
LG-Nortel, Microsoft team on IP phone News & Analysis 6/27/2006 Post a comment South Korea-based LG-Nortel Co., Ltd. announced it will team with Microsoft Corp. to develop a business-enabled IP desktop phone built on Microsoft's newly-announced unified communications platform.
Data-acquisition board implements parallel realtime processing on your PC Product News 6/26/2006 Post a comment If your data-acq application needs realtime processing, yet you typically run engineering applications on a Windows PC, check out Microstar Laboratories's latest Data Acquisition Processor. The company's mid-range DAP plug-in provides concurrent processing, using an on-board Pentium, to achieve deterministic acquisition on a PC.
16-bit hybrid A/D modules address digital RF, imaging, ATE Product News 6/26/2006 Post a comment Slated primarily for RF systems, here are some low-distortion 100-Msample/s hybrid 16-bit A/D converter modules. These $80 hybrids can reduce non-linear distortion in pipelined data converters as designed into high-IF radio strips, where they offer an enhanced ENOB, bestowing higher data rates. They also lend themselves to scalability, letting you include more channels in a system.
HD to help cable operators ward off IPTV, say execs Product News 6/23/2006 Post a comment Cable multisystem operators needn't fear the claims of IPTV dominance by telcos, provided they are aggressive in rolling out their own switched digital video plans, cable executives agreed at panels of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers here earlier this week.
Xilinx receives SEC inquiry on stock options News & Analysis 6/23/2006 Post a comment Programmable logic device supplier Xilinx Inc. said that the Securities and Exchange Commission is conducting an informal inquiry into the company' practices, procedures, and disclosures on stock options grants.
Tektronix income jumps 48 percent News & Analysis 6/22/2006 Post a comment Test and measurement powerhouse Tektronix posted a 48 percent increase in year-to-year net income on an increase in revenue of 11 percent for its fiscal fourth quarter.
MIPS joins Spirit Consortium News & Analysis 6/22/2006 Post a comment Intellectual property provider MIPS Technologies has joined the Spirit Consortium, the organization created around the IP reuse specification of the same name.
Intel opens third 65nm plant, in Ireland News & Analysis 6/22/2006 Post a comment Intel Corp. has opened its next wafer fab in Leixlip, Ireland. It is the chip maker's third facility to use 65-nm process technology and reportedly the industry's first 65-nm production plant in Europe.
Scalable emulator checks RF paths for multi-path fading Product News 6/21/2006 Post a comment Every designer of an RF communications system knows that digitally modulated signals can be adversely affected by fading and multi-path propagation. Worse, mobile wireless environments are so diverse that they create combinations of these effects. The problem for receiver and transmitter designers, as well as system implementers, is how to characterize these effects to advantage. Here's a piece of test gear that can help.
ITC delays Actions Semi-SigmaTel patent decision News & Analysis 6/20/2006 Post a comment The U.S. International Trade Commission has extended the target date for completion of an investigation of a patent infringement claim brought by U.S.-based SigmaTel against Chinese fabless IC provider Actions Semiconductor.
Synthesized-instrument voltage module boosts boundary-scan Product News 6/20/2006 Post a comment If you implement IEEE-1149.x JTAG boundary-scan testability into your designs, you'll be interested in this synthesized-instrument. It's a 16-channel voltage measurement module with application-specific in-system re-configurable add-on resources. It can take bipolar voltage measurements on up to 16 different points on a DUT.
100-kHz realtime DSP systems shake out vibration Product News 6/19/2006 Post a comment Working with low-bandwidth sensors? Need a turnkey data-acq system that can be expanded to include as many channels as you need? Then take a look-see at these realtime DSP data-acq boards that are also available packaged, equipped with BNC connectors, and supported under Windows.
Bristol U., Advance Nanotech patent FED technology News & Analysis 6/19/2006 Post a comment Advance Nanotech Inc., announced that its subsidiary, NanoFED, has filed for four further patent applications of its core nanodiamond technology in the U.S., European Union, Japan and South Korea, in collaboration with the University of Bristol.
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.