Gallium arsenide ICs aim to expand the wireless world News & Analysis 4/17/2000 Post a comment Driven by an explosive demand for wireless services at increasingly high gigahertz frequencies, gallium arsenide (GaAs) chip designers are turning out power amplifiers; receiver blocks, such as mixers and low-noise amplifiers; switches; and attenuators that meet increasingly tight performance specifications and levels of integration.
Benchmarks elusive in DSP world News & Analysis 4/11/2000 Post a comment In response to the demand for faster, cheaper, smaller, more energy-efficient digital signal processors, vendors have developed processor architectures that depart significantly from those of traditional DSPs.
FPGAs cranked for software radio News & Analysis 4/11/2000 Post a comment Software-defined radios are highly configurable hardware platforms that provide the technology for realizing the rapidly expanding third-generation digital wireless communication infrastructure.
Configurable DSP core eyes wireless News & Analysis 4/11/2000 Post a comment As the personal wireless communication industry moves from second-generation voice-centric systems to third-generation multimedia-enabled systems, system designers are faced with more complex challenges.
Multiservices over broadband cable News & Analysis 4/11/2000 Post a comment Though the cable network has traditionally been designed to deliver analog video services, recent infrastructure upgrades to the hybrid fiber coax (HFC) distribution network has enabled it to provide two-way Internet Protocol data services.
Semiconductor sales soar in February News & Analysis 4/6/2000 Post a comment Worldwide sales of semiconductors soared 33.4 percent in February compared to a year ago, with the Japan and Asia-Pacific regions again leading the way, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Trio builds open-source MP3 player News & Analysis 4/4/2000 1 comment An MP3 player that is among the first designs based on Cirrus Logic's Maveric EP7212 processor has been built by Red Hat Software, Mojo Designs and Cirrus Logic. The three teamed up to use a combination of open-source operating system and graphical-user-interface tools with a proprietary graphical-interface library.
Categorizing power management chips News & Analysis 4/3/2000 Post a comment While conserving energy is a universal goal, defining "power management" and its areas of application is basically a function of individual preference and company scope.
Battery-manager ICs hit the road News & Analysis 4/3/2000 Post a comment Until on-the-road charging stations become more common than public telephones, conserving every bit of battery energy will be the major focus in power management for portable devices and an increasingly mobile population waiting to access the Internet remotely.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...