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.
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.