TES expands Indian multimedia design group News & Analysis 2/20/2008 Post a comment Electronics design and manufacturing services group TES (Langon, France) is planning to grow its embedded hardware, software and system design team in India from currently 50 engineers to over 100 in over the next six months.
Option, Qualcomm link on Gobi wireless modules News & Analysis 2/18/2008 Post a comment Wireless module startup Option NV (Leuven, Belgium) is working with Qualcomm Inc. on a multi-mode mobile Internet design for laptops based on the chip maker's Gobi platform that will be available from the second half of this year.
Sun preps Infiniband for broad net role News & Analysis 2/14/2008 Post a comment Sun Microsystems hopes to get a jump on Ethernet developers later this year when it rolls out its first Infiniband products capable of natively handling networking, storage and clustering jobs, leapfrogging a similar vision of a unified data center network based on advances in Ethernet.
Freescale opens MXC mobiles to Linux Product News 2/12/2008 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has started supporting Linux on its cellular products and is demonstrating the capabilities of its cellular platform using the open source operating system at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
With UWB uptake slow, Bluetooth hops on Wi-Fi News & Analysis 2/11/2008 Post a comment The Bluetooth Special Interest Group will provide a mechanism to let its protocol to ride on top of 802.11 networks while its longer term plan to create a version 3.0 based on ultrawideband technology moves slowly forward, a recognition of the market's rapid adoption of .11n and the relative slowness of UWB to gain traction.
Laird buys wireless modules specialist News & Analysis 2/11/2008 Post a comment Laird Technologies, Inc., the U.S. based wireless related division of U.K. engineering group Laird plc, has bought, for an undisclosed sum, privately owned Ezurio Ltd, a chip and module design specialist focusing on short range wireless technologies, including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and M2M (Machine-to-Machine).
Xilinx, Freescale demo DPD design for efficient PA's Product News 2/11/2008 Post a comment Xilinx Inc. is demonstrating a digital pre-distortion (DPD) based reference design based on its Virtex range of FPGAs and XtremeDSPs that is optimized for Freescale Semiconductor's LDMOS power amplifiers at this week's World Mobile Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
The companies say the deisgn could significantly reduce development time and both capital and operational expenditure of wireless infrastructure.
YouTube comes to mobiles Product News 2/11/2008 Post a comment YouTube is coming to mobile handsets, as On2 Technologies rolls out a multi-format configurable hardware decoder, called Hantro 8190, which supports H.263, H.264, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, VC-1, Sorenson Spark and VP6 video formats, along with up to 16MP JPEG still images.