Intel lab explores nanoscale power storage News & Analysis 2/18/2010 1 comment Intel researchers are exploring nanoscale materials that could be used to create ultracapacitors with a greater energy density than today's lithium ion batteries as part of work in a new lab dedicated to work on microgrids.
Teardown: Falling costs to make femtocells soar in 2010 Design How-To 2/12/2010 2 comments As chip, software and system vendors gather to regale carriers at next week's Mobile World Conference, falling costs and proven viability will give many the courage to declare 2010 the year of the femtocell, and quietly, eagerly, put 2009 behind them.
Cognitive radio's foundation on display at ISSCC 2010 News & Analysis 2/5/2010 1 comment The ethereal concept of cognitive radio will be seeking paths to corporeal form among the many wireless breakthroughs being presented at ISSCC 2010 conference in San Francisco. From highly integrated SAW-less front ends to multistandard, multiband systems on chip to emerging 60-GHz interfaces , the foundational elements of our ubiquitous wireless future will be on display for all to see.
Monopole antennas enable multiple M2M applications for Zigbee and ISM Band Product News 2/5/2010 Post a comment Pulse, a Technitrol Company, is offering a set of monopole antennas that deliver Zigbee 2.4 GHz and ISM bands 868 MHz, 915 MHz, and 2.4GHz. These antennas are ideal alternatives to using trace antennas because they occupy very little printed circuit board space while maintaining their key properties regardless of changes to the board.
Dash7 sensor network alliance rolls working groups News & Analysis 2/2/2010 Post a comment The Dash7 Alliance, a coalition of organizations promoting a standard for wireless sensor networks based on the ISO18000-7 standard, has announced it now has more than 40 participating organizations, including leaders from the semiconductor, supply chain and RFID industries.
Case study: Collaboration changes in agile workspaces Design How-To 2/1/2010 Post a comment High-performing collaborative spaces are composed from persistent everyday objects and may include any combination of large-scale wireless displays, sensor-augmented building blocks (walls, floors), USB-enabled components (tables, shelves, carts), and computing devices.
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.