New transmission mechanisms for MOST enable powerful video applications Design How-To 9/10/2009 Post a comment The MOST infotainment network was originally launched with a bandwidth of 25 Mbps, a bandwidth that was more than adequate for audio applications. The latest generation, MOST150, has a capacity of 150 Mbps, and is designed to serve powerful video and packet data applications in your car, as well as classic audio applications. Besides the higher bandwidth, MOST150 introduces additional transmission mechanisms such as isochronous data transfer over the synchronous network.
Nokia + Netbook = what exactly? Join the conversation News & Analysis 9/8/2009 4 comments Nokia Corp.'s entry into the netbook sector signals the company's willingness to help foster the convergence that's bringing a wide range of wireless and consumer products together on one platform but the move does not appear to better position the company for the intense rivalry it must confront in its main business.
Augustine panel urges 'flexible path' to Mars landing News & Analysis 9/8/2009 1 comment A presidential commission on the future of U.S. manned spaceflight has concluded that a manned landing on Mars must wait while NASA perfects space operations on the moon and pursues a "flexible path" to explore other parts of the solar system.
Consortium touts crosstalk eliminating DSL technology News & Analysis 9/8/2009 Post a comment Two of the founding members of the iSMART consortium, ECI Telecom and Actelis Networks, said at this week's Broadband World Forum in Paris they have completed the first successful tests of the consortium's Dynamic Spectrum Management Level 3 (DSM L3) technology in conjunction with three major operators.
Austin startup claims first CMOS PA for 3G News & Analysis 9/8/2009 1 comment Fabless semiconductor company Black Sand Technologies Inc. (Austin, Texas) has said it has produced an RF power amplifier for 3G communications in CMOS and claimed it is the world's first.
Dual-band 5 GHz antenna targets Wi-Fi, WiMAX, LTE News & Analysis 9/7/2009 Post a comment Laird Technologies' new antenna system integrates the 2400-2850 MHz and 4900-5850 MHz frequency bands with the company's patented RJ45-ECS field replaceable feed-through Ethernet connector and UV-resistant radomes made of ASA plastic and stainless steel hardware. Additionally, seven antenna connector options are available to adapt to any user's equipment.
Wi-Fi connectivity becoming pervasive News & Analysis 9/7/2009 3 comments Manufacturers launched over 1,000 new Wi-Fi-enabled products in 2008 and 2009 promises to surpass 2008 in new product introductions, according to market research firm In-Stat.
Testing the limits of organic electronics News & Analysis 9/7/2009 Post a comment The testing and characterization of organic electronic devices is becoming an increasingly important aspect of this growing sector, and the United Kingdom’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is gearing up to play a key role in developing equipment and techniques to meet the demand.
Chartered deal would earn GlobalFoundries global status News & Analysis 9/7/2009 Post a comment It is an apparent match made in heaven. It allows AMD's holding in GlobalFoundries to be further diluted taking it yet further to being a fabless chip company. It allows the state of Singapore to off-load its interest in chip making which having served its purpose in the 1990s it no longer sees as strategic. And it allows GlobalFoundries to achieve critical mass and stability.
Qualcomm lowers power for body area networks News & Analysis 9/4/2009 Post a comment Qualcomm described a new algorithm to lower the power of body area networks at the EMBC '09 conference, attracting attention from several attendees including representatives of implantable device maker Medtronic.
Huge growth seen in OLED use for phone displays News & Analysis 9/4/2009 Post a comment Global shipments of OLED displays for use in mobile phones are expected to rise by a factor of eight from 2009 to 2015, up from 22.2 million units now to 178 million units in 2015, according to market trackers at iSuppli.
Untangling the Challenges of the Connected Car Design How-To 9/3/2009 1 comment Increasingly, car owners want to integrate their loved living room consumer electronics environment into their set of wheels. Plus they don't want to forego connectivity. This creates headaches for automotive electronics experts: Too different are technical requirements and product life cycles. An approach to solve the problem could be a flexible, upgradeable software environment.
Nanoscale laser harnesses plasmons News & Analysis 9/1/2009 Post a comment What is being billed as the world's smallest semiconductor laser boasts a 5-nm active region that is 20 times smaller than the wavelength of the light it emits, according to university researchers.
CST EM Studio and Simulink for the dynamic simulation of a two-state linear actuator Design How-To 9/1/2009 Post a comment This article shows a common approach to the simulation of electromechanical problems. A parametric set of 3D magnetostatic simulations are carried out using CST EM Studio (CST EMS) on a linear actuator in order to obtain its electromagnetic characteristics for use in Simulink where both the electrical and dynamic performance can be obtained i.e. coupling with mechanical system: spring, damping, etc. and coupling with external circuit with a rectangular voltage waveform.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.