Danish researchers target 4G test
News & Analysis 5/27/2009 Post a comment
The Danish National Advanced Technology Foundation has awarded Euros 6 million towards a project at Aalborg University in which the researchers there will work with Infineon Technologies and Agilent Technologies on topics such as high performance, easy test infrastructure and low power consumption.
Schott, Transense develop durable torque sensor
Product News 5/25/2009 Post a comment
Measuring torque in rough automotive environments is a non-trivial task: The sensors have to deliver exact data and at the same time have to be oil-proof over the vehicle's entire lifetime. Schott and Transense claim to have found a solution that meets both requirements.
3G vs. USB vs WiFi Coming
Blog 5/25/2009 1 comment
In the new tests I'm going to look at how long it takes to download content across different. I'm going to test downloading on a 3G network, USB and WiFi across three different phones - the iPhone 3G and the BlackBerries Storm and Bold. Not only am I going to look at the amount of time it takes, but also which is easiest. There is definately something to be said about the portability of being able to download content on the go with wireless standards, but are they going to be fast enough to m
Handheld ultrasound gets FDA approval
News & Analysis 5/21/2009 Post a comment
Startup Signostics got approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to ship what it claims is the world's smallest ultrasound device, the pocket-sized, one-pound Signos that sells for about $4,000 as a kind of visual stethoscope.
Micronas rolls 3D hall sensor
Product News 5/20/2009 Post a comment
For applications requiring three-dimensional position measurements, Micronas has developed a 3D hall sensor. The device is implemented as a monolithic component, allowing for higher operational temperature range than competing products, the vendor claims.
RFEL signals another 'exclusive' design win
News & Analysis 5/20/2009 Post a comment
Signal processing specialist RF Engines Limited (RFEL) is to develop an algorithm and the optimum architecture for determining the fine time of arrival of classified signals for SELEX Galileo, the military surveillance, navigation and tracking division of Italian engineering and defense group Finmeccanica.
Groups demo LTE platforms, test cases at Berlin summit
Product News 5/18/2009 Post a comment
Silicon IP licensor Ceva Inc. ((Herzelia, Israel) has teamed with communications network integrator and software supplier Aricent to demonstrate a licensable IP platform solution for LTE baseband terminals based on Ceva's DSP core at this week’s LTE World Summit that takes place in Berlin, Germany.
Analyst: SATS sector set for further declines
News & Analysis 5/18/2009 Post a comment
The back-end semiconductor manufacturing capacity of integrated device manufacturers (IDM) is likely to fall to 40 per cent by 2010, according to an analysis of the semiconductor packaging, assembly and test (SATS) sector by Gartner Inc.
Wipro sets up product testing center in Bangalore
News & Analysis 5/7/2009 3 comments
India will finally have a product testing center. WiPro is setting up one in Bangalore that will help test and certify electronic products in the computer, automotive, aerospace, computing and communication markets.
Cutting Back Energy in the Data Dungeon
Design How-To 5/4/2009 Post a comment
While consumers and corporations alike may be getting 'greener', the biggest energy offenders may lurk in the unnoticed regions of the enterprise: the data center. Amounting to 40 percent of a data center's total cost (including operation and equipment), the opportunities and payoff for reducing the power consumption here is substantial. Take a look to see how these solutions are spurring an industry.