UWB test: Call for participation Blog 9/30/2007 Post a comment I'm happy to report that an unbiased performance test is being coordinated by industry expert Fanny Mlinarsky, a highly-regarded consultant with more than 24 years of senior R&D expertise in wireless technologies.
Power couple reconciles News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment IBM and Freescale, which had a parting of the ways after co-developing the Power microprocessor in the 1990s, have reunited their efforts through the Power.org group.
New cable eases data-center crunch News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Quellan Inc. and W.L. Gore & Associates have collaborated on a new copper interconnect for data center systems that the duo claims will significantly reduce power, size and latency while extending reach.
Falling ASPs for TV ICs impact revenue growth News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment While revenue for TV IC manufacturers declined 3 percent quarter-to-quarter due to ASP margin declines in second quarter 2007, TV IC shipments increased 12 percent quarter-to-quarter and 51 percent year-to-year, according to DisplaySearch.
Alcatel-Lucent, Intel team on interoperability testing Product News 9/28/2007 Post a comment Alcatel-Lucent announced it has extended its collaboration with Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.). This comes a few days after the signature of an agreement with California-based Kyocera Wireless Corp on the development of end-to-end WiMAX mobile broadband solutions.
Wideband log detector delivers high dynamic range up to 10 GHz News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced its fourth logarithmic detector/controller product, which is ideal for RF power measurement and control in cellular/PCS/3G, WiMAX, WiBro, fixed wireless, radio link and radar applications over the full 1 MHz to 10 GHz frequency range.
IMEC sets new record for 9bit, 50 MSamples/s SAR ADC with a figure of merit of 65 fJ News & Analysis 9/28/2007 Post a comment An ultra-low power (0.7 mW), high-speed (50 MSamples/s) analog to digital converter (ADC), presented by IMEC at this year's ISSCC conference, achieves a figure of merit of 65 fJ per conversion step. This is 2.5 times better than the best ADC of this kind ever reported in research papers and an order of magnitude better than the best commercially available ADC IP blocks in 90nm CMOS.
Embedded software stuck at C Design How-To 9/27/2007 1 comment Embedded software developers are slowly moving to multi-core architectures, but they lack needed standards and will make the transition without much help from parallel programming languages, said a panel of embedded software experts at the Power.org conference.
Can you invent a better smiley? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 9/27/2007 Post a comment Following my earlier blog on "The 25th Anniversary of the Smiley", one reader suggested a rather clever new design, which set me to wondering...
Avnet pays $80 million for Acal's IT solutions unit News & Analysis 9/27/2007 Post a comment Avnet, Inc. has bought, for £41 million (about $80 million), the IT Solutions division of British distributor Acal plc. Acal said it would now focus on its two other divisions, electronics and parts services, and that some of the proceeds would be used to seek strategic acquisitions to expand these groups.