Samsung Galaxy S5 Unveiled at MWC News & Analysis 2/24/2014 12 comments Samsung announced the next generation of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S5, at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona. The water and dust proof S5 has cat 4 LTE coverage and is designed to complement the company's new line of wearable devices.
Sony Xperia Handset Emphasizes Mobile Media News & Analysis 2/24/2014 1 comment Sony introduced the Xperia Z2 at Mobile World Congress this week, highlighting the handset as the company’s flagship smartphone for advanced multimedia. Sony Mobile CEO Kunimasa Suzuki touted Xperia Z2 as “the best of Sony.”
Comms Guru Preps MOOCs Blog 2/19/2014 1 comment Behzad Razavi, a veteran communications circuit designer, will post to YouTube this year UCLA's first online EE courses.
Wireless Charging Shift Ahead News & Analysis 2/18/2014 26 comments Several wireless charging solutions are in development or on the market, but consolidation is necessary before the technology can become ubiquitous.
Sonics' New IP for Low-Power SoCs Patented News & Analysis 2/18/2014 3 comments Sonics revealed the issuance of patent 8,601,288 "Intelligent Power Controller" from the US Patent Office. The hardware-based power-management IP lets SoC designers partition power domains and turn them on and off without software intervention.
Qualcomm Answers 'Auto-Grade Dilemma' Blog 2/10/2014 1 comment Qualcomm is ideally positioned to answer what I call the "auto-grade dilemma." It's a dilemma because moving technologies originally designed for smartphones to automotive use is a big challenge -- especially for a company like Qualcomm.
ISSCC Keynote: No Silicon, Software Silos News & Analysis 2/10/2014 10 comments As consumers and the technical community expect the next generation of computing devices to become cheaper and smaller, technology has hit a wall with energy efficiency. Specialization will be key.
What Is Digital Power System Management? EET Videos 2/10/2014 Post a comment Digital power or digital power system management (PSM) allows systems designers to simplify and accelerate system characterization and optimization during prototyping, deployment, and field operation.
Power Week-in-Review: 10 EV Predictions News & Analysis 2/6/2014 2 comments This week, 10 market and technology predictions for electric vehicles in 2014, an energy harvester that continuously converts low-frequency vibration to electricity, a "proton flow" battery that could offer an economical hydrogen-based alternative to lithium, and a real-time AC power monitor IC.
Government OKs Car-to-Car Talk News & Analysis 2/5/2014 23 comments In announcing vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication technology Monday, the US Dept. of Transportation pledged to “begin taking steps to enable” V2V for light vehicles. But it stopped short of proposing rulemaking.
Intersil Sensor Brightens Mobile Display News & Analysis 1/27/2014 8 comments After being off the tech radar in recent years, Silicon Valley-based Intersil has released a new RGB light sensor that aims to optimize screen brightness and improve resolution, battery life, and color quality for mobile device displays through management of ambient light.
Samsung SDI Climbing Onto China's EV Bandwagon News & Analysis 1/23/2014 2 comments Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. has signed a preliminary agreement to build an electric car battery factory in Xi'an, China, where Samsung Electronics is already building a multi-billion dollar fab for NAND flash memory chips.
Power Over Ethernet Group Forms News & Analysis 1/22/2014 18 comments The Ethernet Alliance has launched a Power Over Ethernet Subcommittee as part of the alliance's work in Power over Ethernet (PoE). PoE is the delivery of power over Ethernet cables, which has has potential for less power-hungry remote devices, such as wall-mounted cameras and automotive advanced driver assistance systems
OpenFlow Taps Into Mobile Nets News & Analysis 1/21/2014 4 comments A new working group, including mobile carriers and gear makers, will extend the OpenFlow protocol for cellular and business networks.
Uninterruptible Power Surges as Datacenters Spike News & Analysis 1/21/2014 1 comment Increased dependency of mission-critical applications within the datacenter have offered a boon to the uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) market. Power supplies are increasingly important, especially as the worldwide economy rebounds.