IoT Pulse Checked at EE Live!
News & Analysis 3/10/2014 1 comment
A market researcher will report at EE Live! whether engineers are increasing or dialing back their expectations for the Internet of Things.
SDN Spawns Shift, Slowdown
News & Analysis 3/5/2014 8 comments
The move to software-defined networking holds opportunities, say backers, but it damped 2013 sales of routers and switches, says a market researcher.
FCC Ponders Wireless 10GE Plan
News & Analysis 3/3/2014 10 comments
The contract research firm Battelle has petitioned the FCC to open up the 102-109.5 GHz range for wireless 10 Gbit/s Ethernet services for a range of uses.
400G Ethernet Effort Begins
Blog 2/27/2014 2 comments
Work to define a 400 Gbit/s Ethernet standard formally begins in March, says John D'Ambrosia, outlining some of the key issues ahead.
Ford Invites Open-Source Community to Tinker Away
News & Analysis 2/27/2014 14 comments
Zachary Nelson, a recent MIT graduate and an engineer with Ford, will speak at EELive! and discuss how the Open XC and open-source platform could allow people with smartphones to connect with real-time vehicle data.
5G Spectrum Needed, Says Expert
News & Analysis 2/26/2014 8 comments
US regulators should open up 28-90 GHz bands for cellular applications, paving the way for a wireless renaissance, said a veteran researcher.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at MWC
News & Analysis 2/24/2014 12 comments
Samsung announced the next generation of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. The water and dust proof S5 has cat 4 LTE coverage and is designed to complement the company's new line of wearable devices.
64-Bit Rush Is On at MWC
Blog 2/24/2014 10 comments
Intel, Mediatek, Nvidia, and Qualcomm are in a race to roll 64-bit mobile apps SoCs at MWC, but until the software is ready, 32-bitters will lead in performance.
5G Needs MIMO, Multi-GHz
Blog 2/20/2014 4 comments
5G may require massive MIMO and millimeter-wave technologies to meet the demands of a heterogeneous network linking 50 billion nodes.
Comms Guru Preps MOOCs
Blog 2/19/2014 1 comment
Behzad Razavi, a veteran communications circuit designer, will post to YouTube this year UCLA's first online EE courses.
Big Data 4x Faster
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/13/2014 Post a comment
Scientists at IBM set a new speed record for Big Data that they say will improve Internet speeds to 200 – 400 Gb/s and do it at low power.
Google Ramps Up Chip Design
News & Analysis 2/12/2014 35 comments
Evidence is mounting that Google is ramping up a broad and deep chip design capability, but its focus and timing are still unclear.
NFV Spec Nearly Done
Blog 2/11/2014 3 comments
The final draft of the spec for Network Functions Virtualization is nearly complete, but several challenges lie ahead.
Chips Break Sales Record in 2013
News & Analysis 2/5/2014 12 comments
The semiconductor industry posted record sales in 2013, climbing 4.8% to reach $305.6 billion. The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) announced that global sales in December 2013 were the strongest on record at $26.6 billion.
Imaging Goes Hyperspectral
Blog 2/3/2014 6 comments
Hyperspectral imaging promises to open up a diverse set of new applications and opportunities for an evolving imaging industry, says an Imec researcher.
DesignCon Revs to 28 G, Beyond
Blog 1/27/2014 7 comments
Here are eight hot sessions on high-speed design -- many driven by the move to 100G Ethernet -- at least some of which Rick Merritt hopes to see this week.
Qualcomm Drives LTE-A to 5 GHz
News & Analysis 1/23/2014 9 comments
With the goal of addressing an expected 1,000x increase in mobile data traffic, Qualcomm has announced the development of a new technology to extend LTE Advanced to the 5 GHz band of unlicensed spectrum.
Power Over Ethernet Group Forms
News & Analysis 1/22/2014 18 comments
The Ethernet Alliance has launched a Power Over Ethernet Subcommittee as part of the alliance's work in Power over Ethernet (PoE). PoE is the delivery of power over Ethernet cables, which has has potential for less power-hungry remote devices, such as wall-mounted cameras and automotive advanced driver assistance systems
OpenFlow Taps Into Mobile Nets
News & Analysis 1/21/2014 4 comments
A new working group, including mobile carriers and gear makers, will extend the OpenFlow protocol for cellular and business networks.
Top 2013 Comms Stories Go Mobile
Blog 1/21/2014 1 comment
Teardowns of smartphones were the most popular communications stories in 2013 in a year when mobile mania about Intel, Bluetooth, and LTE drove the most clicks.
TSMC: Solid Growth in Q4 Backed Up by Mobile
News & Analysis 1/16/2014 6 comments
TSMC showed a solid 10.9% year-over-year growth in revenue in the fourth quarter, backed up strong mobile growth. But the demand for computer, consumer, and industrial-related products all declined by double digits.
Chips Are Down for VCs, Wall Street
News & Analysis 1/8/2014 14 comments
Venture funding, IPOs, and acquisitions were all down in 2013 for the semiconductor industry, said a new report, and an analyst said the situation will only worsen.
NXP’s JV Bets on China’s Tenuous EV Market
Blog 12/10/2013 3 comments
Given China’s strong government support for new energy technologies, and the fact that China has the biggest, fastest growing automotive market in the world, a plan by the joint venture between NXP and China’s state-owned Datang Telecom Technology Co. to go after automotive is a no-brainer.
Pebble CEO Turns Back Clock
News & Analysis 12/6/2013 11 comments
The chief executive of Pebble Technology told the story of the launch of the Pebble Watch effort at an event sponsored by Broadcom.
Spansion Exec Reassures Fujitsu Customers
News & Analysis 11/25/2013 9 comments
The most tangible technology advances, after Spansion acquired Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU/analog business, will come from the adoption of Spansion’s proprietary eCT technology in embedded MCUs -- to be released in 2015.
Sensor Showcase From Japan With Love
Slideshow 11/22/2013 18 comments
At Embedded Technology 2013, vendors were talking up M2M, sensors, energy harvesting ICs, battery-less wireless connectivity, HTML browsers, and big data -- all thrown together as a solution.
Omron: Never Underestimate Blood Pressure
News & Analysis 11/21/2013 10 comments
To win the next-generation smart healthcare battle, Omron executive says it's important to know the types of data your technology must "sense, track, accumulate, and send" to doctors who are treating patients' lifestyle illnesses.