IoT Is Changing M2M Economics
News & Analysis 2/28/2014 2 comments
The emergence of the Internet of Things is changing the way mobile network operators are making money from M2M. The next step is moving up the value chain to offer more end-to-end solutions.
Validity of New Feature Phone Market
News & Analysis 2/27/2014 23 comments
What once looked like a sky-is-a-limit smartphone market is grounded. If the Mobile World Congress has given us any clue, low-cost mobile handsets are back in the spotlight.
IoT Plus Google Analytics: What a Combo
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/27/2014 1 comment
Usable and targeted data is much needed in the burgeoning industrial IoT arena, where data abounds, but the ability to customize and analyze is slower to catch up.
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.
IEEE & MEMS Industry Group Team Up on Standards
News & Analysis 2/26/2014 2 comments
IEEE, MEMS Industry Group team on standards The IEEE Standards Association and MEMS Industry Group trade association have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a working group to develop standards for e-health and the Internet of things (IoT).
MWC: Best Wearables for Navel Gazers
Blog 2/25/2014 22 comments
The Mobile World Congress is showcasing a whole new generation of wearables you have to strap on to your wrist. Junko Yoshida says they are designed for navel gazers, and selfies are for idiots.
LTE Built-In GM Cars: No Smartphones Required
News & Analysis 2/25/2014 24 comments
Smartphones are no longer the only platform hotly pursued by cellular operators eager to boost their revenue. Now, it’s cars. GM has partnered with AT&T, and Qualcomm launched 20nm LTE-A chipset for automotive.
Wearable Patent Battles Ahead
Blog 2/24/2014 3 comments
The rapid rise of wearable computing products will likely spawn another round of patent battles, many of them fought at the International Trade Commission
Who Has the Best Android Phone in China?
News & Analysis 2/24/2014 3 comments
Which company offers the best Android smartphone to Chinese consumers? The Mobile Experience Alliance has launched a new rating system called Certimo that both consumers and OEMs can use.
Broadcom Chip Locates Wearables
News & Analysis 2/21/2014 4 comments
Broadcom announced a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) and sensor hub integrated SoC. The 40nm chip is designed for low-power, mass-market wearable devices and aims to fix issues associated with high cost, often inaccurate GPS systems.
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.
Industrial Ethernet’s Role in the Factory of the Future
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/20/2014 3 comments
This third industrial revolution requires a greener, faster, and smarter way to produce products. The challenge lies in the limited resources available to serve more people using more products, particularly as demand increases in developing countries.
5 Game-Changers at MWC 2014
Blog 2/19/2014 17 comments
Beyond Nokia's first Android phone, Samsung's Galaxy S5, and Sony's renewed mobile push, I see five big trends destined to change the nature of the Mobile World Congress and the electronics industry at large.
Spansion to Launch HyperBus I/F for Automotive
News & Analysis 2/18/2014 12 comments
Spansion has developed HyberBus Interface, targeting in-car systems that demand “instant-on” and “interactive graphical user interface.” The proprietary interface offers low latency, high read throughput, and low pin-count.
Sonics' New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented
News & Analysis 2/18/2014 3 comments
Sonics revealed the issuance of patent 8,601,288 "Intelligent Power Controller" from the US Patent Office. The hardware-based power-management IP lets SoC designers partition power domains and turn them on and off without software intervention.
5 Hot Papers from ISSCC
Slideshow 2/14/2014 9 comments
More than two dozen scientific papers are on display at this week's International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco. These five technologies showcase the latest innovations from research institutions, startups, and big market players.
Devices on Net to Top 6 Billion in 2014
News & Analysis 2/13/2014 13 comments
A new IHS report shows that Internet-connected devices will surpass the 6 billion make in 2014, and devices with more versatility are replacing more traditional form factors.
Did Apple Steal DLNA's Thunder?
Blog 2/13/2014 23 comments
Within its closed iOS device universe, Apple has delivered an "interoperable" experience, "or at least the belief in such" among its users, says an analyst. Does that mean Apple stole DLNA's thunder?
Qualcomm Answers 'Auto-Grade Dilemma'
Blog 2/10/2014 1 comment
Qualcomm is ideally positioned to answer what I call the "auto-grade dilemma." It's a dilemma because moving technologies originally designed for smartphones to automotive use is a big challenge -- especially for a company like Qualcomm.
Google Cloud Needs Lower Latency
News & Analysis 2/10/2014 8 comments
A Google fellow asked engineers at ISSCC to come up with new techniques to reduce latencies to handle a rising tide of sensor data from wearables.
Top 10 Sensor Trends to Watch
Slideshow 2/10/2014 22 comments
Here’s a look at 10 trends in 10 sensor applications emerging from the recent International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) and over the past year.
Embedded Vision: Detect Pedestrians
Blog 2/10/2014 Post a comment
Recently published European New Car Assessment Program test results reveal significantly better detection performance from Subaru Outback's vision-based system versus radar and Lidar.