Market watcher slashes chip forecast News & Analysis 9/26/2007 Post a comment Market watcher iSuppli Corp. has cut its forecast of global semiconductor revenue growth in 2007 to 3.5 percent, down from its previous prediction of a six percent rise due to weakness in sales in the first half of the year that will not be offset by the current uptick in growth.
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.
Tool 'engages' EE students News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Why have American students been losing interest in electrical engineering? One theory is that dramatic technological advances in electronics have had the unintended consequence of making electronics less accessible to curious young minds.
e2v joins Power.org alliance News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v is joining the Power.org group, the company announced at the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
Beast of a fight ahead over Galileo funding News & Analysis 9/21/2007 Post a comment Differences between member states could scupper the European Union's plans to salvage funding for the ill fated Galileo satellite navigation system after private companies earlier this year decided not to back the project as originally intended.
Less is more for new HP Labs director News & Analysis 9/21/2007 Post a comment The new director of HP Labs, Prith Banerjee, hopes to help sort through a forest of R&D projects at Hewlett-Packard Co. to replicate his successful experience turning a university research project in the commercially successful startup Accelchip.
Emerson joins SCOPE Alliance Product News 9/20/2007 Post a comment The Embedded Computing business of Emerson Network Power announced it has joined the SCOPE Alliance and introduced SCOPE-compliant AdvancedTCA blades this week at the AdvancedTCA Europe Summit in Chessy, France.
U.K set to free up spectrum for mobile broadband News & Analysis 9/20/2007 Post a comment Britain's communications and media regulator Ofcom has opened up the possibility of another specrum auction as it revealed plans to open some of the 900 MHz bands to more efficient use and increasing competition in mobile services.
European court rejects Microsoft antitrust appeal News & Analysis 9/17/2007 Post a comment Microsoft has suffered a major setback in Europe as the Luxembourg-based European Court of First Instance rejected almost all the substative arguments in its appeal to annul the antitrust decision made in 2004 by the European Commission.
Instruments improve chip test productivity News & Analysis 9/14/2007 Post a comment Keithley has expanded its product line for semiconductor characterization and production tests. New models of its series 2600 allow measurements of extremely low currents while at the same time reducing costs, the company claimed.
Altera, European firms launch HD initiative News & Analysis 9/13/2007 Post a comment Seeking to foster the adoption of high definition broadcast systems design, Altera Corp. has launched the High Definition Quality Initiative. 4i2i Communications Ltd, ATEME SA, Let It Wave SA and PLD Applications joined the initiative as founding members.
Fast tuning low power VME-based ELINT tuner News & Analysis 9/13/2007 Post a comment The M/A-COM TU-6401 is a lightweight low power SIGINT microwave tuner designed for signal search and collection applications. It provides simultaneous narrowband and wideband IF (intermediate frequency) outputs centered at 160 MHz (100 MHz bandwidth) and 1 GHz (500 MHz bandwidth).
Test tool targets mobile WiMAX devices Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Agilent Technologies has introduced a wireless networking test set and OFDMA measurement application software as a complete one-box transmitter and receiver test solution for mobile WiMAX devices.
Debugger supports ARM Cortex cores Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment American Arium has launched SourcePoint 6.5.1, the latest update to its debugger line for ARM-architecture processors. Version 6.5.1 supports ARM7, ARM9, ARM11 and Cortex cores; offers serial wire debug (SWD), and delivers enhanced Linux OS-aware debug support
Patent litigation on the rise in semi sector News & Analysis 9/12/2007 Post a comment Patent protection litigations are on the increase in the semiconductor industry and the trend is expected to continue for the near future as more companies push to enforce their rights over inventions and as small technology companies push to raise their royalty revenues.
Tele-health group delivers specs News & Analysis 9/12/2007 Post a comment The Continua Health Alliance has defined an initial set of standards including versions of Bluetooth and USB to enable networked consumer health care systems and services and will roll out early next year a logo and compliance program.
Microwave tuner analyzes RF signals at top speed Product News 9/12/2007 Post a comment Tyco's TU-6401 SIGINT microwave tuner features an RF down converter that is coupled with a direct digital synthesizer to separate tuning speed from phase noise, providing what the company claims is the industry's fastest tuner.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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