ZigBee chip works with Wi-Fi Design How-To 3/26/2013 1 comment GreenPeak believes that ZigBee will become an essential third RF network in the smart home, alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It has therefore produced a ZigBee transceiver optimized to work alongside Wi-Fi in set-top-box hubs.
What were they thinking: A clock Engineering Investigations 3/22/2013 18 comments It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another idea…
GaAs device market grew in 2012 Design How-To 3/21/2013 1 comment GaAs market growth is expected for 2013 at a similar level to that achieved in 2012. Skyworks and WIN lead but CMOS threat looms, according to Strategy Analytics
M2M deal keeps tabs on cargo Design How-To 3/21/2013 Post a comment Deutsche Telekom has signed a multimillion dollar deal with cargo monitoring service provider Arviem based on machine-to-machine communication over the cellular network.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.