Stanford kicks off parallel programming effort News & Analysis 4/30/2008 2 comments Six companies are contributing a total $6 million to kick off a three-year project at Stanford University to explore fresh models for parallel programming, one of three efforts recently funded by a computer industry increasingly concerned software will not be able to keep pace with the evolution of multicore processors.
Researchers claim photovoltaic cell advance News & Analysis 4/30/2008 Post a comment Scientists at the University of Tel Aviv in Israel claim they have found a way to construct efficient photovoltaic cells costing at least a hundred times less than conventional silicon based devices, and with similar or better energy conversion efficiency.
Broadcom switch paves road to 40G News & Analysis 4/29/2008 Post a comment Companies driving to 40 Gbit/s Ethernet could settle on a single proposal as early as their next meeting, thanks in part to a recent switch from Broadcom which unveiling a range of new 65nm Ethernet chips at Interop.
PA powers EGSM WCDMA networks Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Engineered specifically for use in advanced 3G handsets for EGSM (Band 8) UMTS wireless networks, Anadigics' WCDMA linear power amplifier (PA) reduces average current consumption by 75 percent compared to competing devices.
Teridian launches third generation power meter ICs Product News 4/29/2008 Post a comment Teridian Semiconductor has launched its third generation of electricity metering chips that includes residential single phase, commercial and industrial three phase ICs, offering up to 256K bytes of storage with 10 MIPS processing power, advanced power management, LCD contrast adjust, and 0.5 second/day hardware RTC which consumes only 0.5µA.
Leadis rolls out standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Leadis Technology Inc. is sampling standalone Class-G headphone amplifiers that are well suited for power sensitive applications such as mobile phones, MP3/PMPs, portable gaming, GPS/PNDs, notebook computers, and other portable audio products with a headphone output.
Single junction circulators target cellular base stations Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment RF Micro Devices has introduced five single junction circulators that deliver optimum electrical performance and rugged construction required by the demanding operational requirements of the high power, linear amplifier and transceiver sections of cellular base stations, repeaters and other forms of transmission equipment.
Software gap in NFC mobile payment vision News & Analysis 4/28/2008 Post a comment Near Field Communication is poised to take off perhaps as early as 2010 as an enabling technology for mobile payment systems using cellphone handsets, but significant pieces of the software infrastructure for this market are missing and silicon opportunities in NFC may be limited, according to an upcoming report from the EE Times Market Intelligence Unit.
Cray links with Intel in super deal News & Analysis 4/28/2008 Post a comment Cray Inc., which once used only CPUs from Advanced Micro Devices, plans to develop a range of supercomputers and processor and interconnect technologies with Intel Corp. as part of a broad agreement between the two companies.
Vocoder IC offers full duplex capability Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment CML Microcircuits has added to its voice coder/encoder (vocoder) family a robust advanced low complexity waveform interpolation (RALCWI) IC dubbed the CMX638 that offers full duplex capability.
Synopsys debuts 5 GHz PCI express core Product News 4/28/2008 Post a comment Synopsys officially rolls out a silicon core for PCI Express 2.0 April 28, claiming the 5 GHz technology is beginning to get attention from designers at a time when experts say the industry is moving at a relatively slow pace down the Express road map.
Single chip IDTV software debuts Product News 4/25/2008 Post a comment Cabot Communications, a specialist digital TV software supplier, announces that it has developed a single software stack IDTV solution that seamlessly supports both analogue and digital TV broadcasts.
Infineon, Qimonda dominate story rankings News & Analysis 4/25/2008 Post a comment Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, April 20, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, April 25. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.