ST, CEA team on miniaturized energy sources solutions News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV and the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) have concluded a collaboration agreement on the development of miniaturized energy sources solutions. Two joint laboratories will be established in Tours and in Grenoble, France, so as to conduct advanced research in solid-state microbatteries and microfuel cells for clean energy generation.
Icera takes HSDPA lead, says report News & Analysis 6/29/2007 Post a comment Independent research suggests that British wireless technology specialist Icera's HSDPA device and chipset outperform parts from much larger rivals such as Qualcomm and Ericsson Mobile Platforms in terms of data throughput for commercially available devices.
Mobile video serial screen link: Part of a healthy power consumption diet Design How-To 6/29/2007 Post a comment Raw power consumption for a competent mobile video display must be reduced by at least 40 percent in order to maintain the same battery life that current cell phone users have become accustomed to. While small improvements in power efficiency can add up, real innovative breakthroughs are required to solve this hardware challenge.
Aeroflex rolls error/noise tester add-ons Product News 6/28/2007 Post a comment Aeroflex has added a G.703 interface pod option to its FB100A bit error rate tester for telecommunications infrastructures. The add-on enables the tester to be used for a wider range of interfaces, ranging from T1 to STM-1 at 155 Mbit/s.
An introduction to UWB over coax technology for HD Design How-To 6/27/2007 Post a comment This document paper provides a brief description of UWB-over-Coax technology (Ultra-wide-Band-over-Coax). It discusses the motivation for and benefits of UWB-over-Coax, its application, and some initial research findings in relation to high definition signals.
SiBeam takes wraps off Wireless HD technology Product News 6/27/2007 Post a comment Gigabit wireless technology startup SiBeam Inc. has revealed some details of the 60GHz technology that it and partners in the WirelessHD consortium plan to deploy to deliver a promised gigabit per second of multimedia content wirelessly in the home.
Global mobile pentration set to pass 50% News & Analysis 6/27/2007 Post a comment There will be 3 billion mobile subscribers by the end of this month, and global mobile penetration is set to exceed 50 percent this year, according to consultancy group The Mobile World (London, England).
Samsung sampling multistandard mobile TV chip Product News 6/27/2007 Post a comment Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started sampling a multi-standard channel decoder and multi-band radio frequency tuner chipset made using its 65-nm process that it says supports almost all mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T, and terrestrial DMB.
RF Design with Op Amps: Part 2 Design How-To 6/27/2007 Post a comment When high performance and stability are important in an application, op amps give the RF designer a powerful new tool in their arsenal to achieve system specifications. Read on to find out how.
Freescale flexes its muscles in 8/32-bit MCUs Product News 6/26/2007 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has started sampling a range of microcontrollers that it says will allow designers to upgrade easily from 8-bit to 32-bit capability with the same on-chip peripheral functions and tool sets.
Big shakeup predicted in flash memory markets News & Analysis 6/26/2007 Post a comment The market for trapped charge and phase change memories is set to outpace many other flash memory sectors and capture a 30.7 share of the $56.5 billion market in 2012, according to market research group Web-Feet Research Inc.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.