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IoT Startup Rides LoRa
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1/18/2017   Post a comment
Startup TrackNet got $7 million in funding from two OEMs who aim to help it build and sell IoT systems for consumers and business users.
FTC Slaps Qualcomm with Suit
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1/17/2017   Post a comment
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a complaint alleging Qualcomm is unfairly using its dominance in cellular baseband processors against rivals and customers.
5G Radio on Trial in France
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1/17/2017   Post a comment
Researchers in France are preparing a trial that will add more grist to the debate over waveforms for the air interface of 5G cellular.
5G Report Gauges Trillion-Dollar Impacts
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1/17/2017   5 comments
A report sponsored by Qualcomm said 5G networks ultimately will have economic benefits measured in trillions of dollars.
2G Sunset a Slow Burn
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1/7/2017   6 comments
Subscribers around the world rely on 2G cellular, a still-vital technology for machine–to-machine (M2M) communications and network availability in rural parts of many countries--and that won’t change for some time.
MediaTek Auto Gambit: Radar, Vision SoC
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1/7/2017   Post a comment
In an exclusive interview with EE Times during the CES, JC Hsu, MediaTek’s corporate vice president, emphasized that telematics and multimedia aren’t MediaTek’s only tools in its automotive strategy.
Intel Tips Plans for 5G Modem
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1/4/2017   3 comments
Intel announced that they will sample a 5G baseband modem for smartphones later this year, following Qualcomm in a race to the market.
Qualcomm Unveils New SoC at CES
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1/3/2017   5 comments
Qualcomm unveiled its Snapdragon 835 smartphone processor at CES, a 10nm mobile SoC that is its first to run Microsoft Windows 10.
Wi-Fi Expands with .11ax at CES
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1/2/2017   Post a comment
As we approach the yearly post-New Year’s Eve torture that is CES, one piece of good news is Wi-Fi is about to get better.
Korea Fines Q’comm Nearly $1B
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12/28/2016   5 comments
Korean regulators fined Qualcomm nearly $1 billion following a two-year investigation into its patent licensing practices, a decision the company will appeal.
Sensor Net to Run on RF Power
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12/20/2016   1 comment
Researchers at PARC are developing a distributed building automation network using sensors that sip power from 900-MHz RF hubs.
Startup Launches IoT Net in Canada
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12/15/2016   1 comment
Two former developers from Research in Motion launched startup Eleven-X now operating a LoRa network for the Internet of Things in Canada.
Bluetooth Beams New Spec, Chips
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12/7/2016   3 comments
The Bluetooth SIG ratified its version 5 spec, enhancing range, throughput, and beacon support.
IoT to Get Security, Gateway Benchmarks
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11/29/2016   1 comment
The EEMBC group has started work on benchmarks for Internet of Things security and gateways and has existing work in measuring IoT connectivity.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
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11/29/2016   Post a comment
Disaster Tech Lab needs a few technically minded volunteers to help set up solar power and Wi-Fi networks in global disaster sites and refugee camps.
16 Views of ARM TechCon
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10/28/2016   3 comments
ARM’s annual event was all about building and securing the Internet of Things with help from Softbank and little said about its server initiative.
FCC Orders Seller to Halt Marketing RF Power Amps
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10/27/2016   2 comments
North Carolina online retailer forced to remove FM amplifiers from its web site.
LeEco is China’s Disruptive Hybrid
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10/20/2016   8 comments
China’s LeEco is coming to the U.S. with ultra low cost smartphones and smart TVs and an R&D center for them and their deep-learning online services.
IoT Hears LTE Calling
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10/19/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm said AT&T, Verizon and five module makers will use its chip for Cat-M1 and NB1 trials this year and commercial services in 2017.
Qualcomm Tips 28 GHz 5G Chip
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10/17/2016   3 comments
Qualcomm announced a 5G modem for 28 GHz networks that Korea Telecom and Verizon will use in trials and services.
Startup Takes Wireless Patch to Hospital
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10/4/2016   3 comments
Startup HMicro announced an SoC, co-developed with STMicroelectronics, that uses Wi-Fi and other radios to link sensors to patient monitors in hospitals.
EDICON 2016: Resolution Bandwidth
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9/28/2016   Post a comment
The first EDICON, covering RF, Signal/power integrity, and EMI, was a bit flat. But then, it was the first in the U.S.
"Cloak" Makes Signal-Blocking Wall Disappear
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9/21/2016   Post a comment
In a demonstration at EDICON, front scattering from a fractal structure shows how EM waves can turn a wall into a window.
5G Cellular 'Still in Early Stages'
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9/16/2016   1 comment
Despite talks of early trials and even commercial systems, the work on a 5G standard at the 3GPP is still in an early phase, said a Qorvo engineer attending the meetings.
RF Emissions Need Data Model
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9/16/2016   Post a comment
An international standard data model for radio frequency emissions is in the works and welcomes your input.
Apple Debuts Three Custom Chips
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9/7/2016   16 comments
Apple described three new chips powering its iPhone 7, Apple Watch 2 and a new family of wireless earbuds and headphones.
LPWA Nets Call on Cellular Partners
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9/7/2016   Post a comment
Two low power wide area network companies struck deals with makers of cellular modules to expand their links in the Internet of Things.
Z-Wave Specs Released Online
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8/31/2016   1 comment
Seeking to attract more users and developers, Sigma Designs released key aspects of its Z-Wave home network for the Internet of Things.
Shifts Sited in Mixed-Signal Design
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8/16/2016   Post a comment
Profound changes in the design of high-speed mixed-signal ICs are needed to cope with their increasing complexity and performance demands.
Wi-Fi Interference Hits Spotlight
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8/9/2016   2 comments
The levels of interference between Wi-Fi access points are all over the board according to tests presented at the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Cellular, Wi-Fi Clash in Air War
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8/8/2016   8 comments
A test plan for LTE-U has sparked a battle between cellular and Wi-Fi companies over how to share unlicensed 5 GHz spectrum.
Wearables Try On Package Options
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7/28/2016   1 comment
The fragmented market for wearable computers is pushing innovations in device packaging and interconnects said Qualcomm, Mediatek and others.
Smartwatches Give Mobile Uptick
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7/26/2016   Post a comment
Smartwatches will dominate wearables which are driving growth and excitement in mobile amid a slowing smartphone market, said analyst Linley Gwennap.
Startup’s IoT SoC Packs a Punch
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7/25/2016   1 comment
Startup Greenwaves is working on a high performance SoC to make nodes on the Internet of Things capable of machine learning and high data rates.
Intel a Bear on PCs, a Bull on Flash
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7/20/2016   1 comment
Amid second-quarter results, Intel said it expects a double-digit PC decline this year but sees flash picking up as it continues a 14nm rollout and starts a 10nm ramp.
5G Research Gets U.S. Call
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7/16/2016   Post a comment
The U.S. took a step ahead in 5G cellular research with a $400 government effort drawing praise from experts who called for global harmony on spectrum.
IoT Hears a Cellular Call
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7/7/2016   3 comments
Hugo Fiennes sees a few forks in the road to the Internet of Things and he plans to take them.
5G, Cellular IoT Step Ahead
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6/27/2016   Post a comment
Qualcomm followed Ericsson and others rolling out prototype 5G products as the 3GPP finished 4G standards for the Internet of Things.
Bluetooth Steps Beyond PAN
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6/17/2016   12 comments
With Bluetooth 5 and mesh chips the former personal area network will extend its reach in home and building automation, challenging Zigbee.
Zigbee Mesh Gets Early Praise
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6/15/2016   Post a comment
The JupiterMesh wireless network specification from the Zigbee Alliance is getting early praise from analysts as an alternative to Wi-Sun for smart meters and cities.
Apple Expands in AI, Smart Home
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6/13/2016   9 comments
Apple announced software upgrades for the iPhone/iPad, Macintosh, Apple TV and Apple Watch, expanding its reach in machine learning and the smart home.
IPhone Deal Would Boost Intel
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6/10/2016   9 comments
Growing reports say Apple will use Intel LTE chips in iPhone 7 handsets for AT&T, a deal which could propel Intel into third place in mobile basebands.
Cellular IoT Raises Hopes, Concerns
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6/9/2016   2 comments
Emerging cellular LTE and other low power wide area networks are creating a fragmented web of options to connect the Internet of Things.
Biometric Sensor Startup Raises $5M
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6/7/2016   Post a comment
Sensifree Ltd. (Cupertino, Calif.) a developer of an RF-based low power biomedical sensor, has completed a $5 million round of Series A financing.
Is 5G a Rorschach Test for RF?
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6/6/2016   Post a comment
The sky is not falling -- it is filled with radio waves. What some call the “Golden Age of Wireless,” citing the tera- and zeta-Byte data feeds consumed Facebook and the like, may likely resemble a Rorschach test, in which RF equipment suppliers impose their own order on otherwise ambiguous picture.
17 Views from Imec Tech Forum
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5/27/2016   5 comments
The annual Imec Technology Forum provided insights on the silicon road map including the outlook for EUV and FinFETs as well as an update on the Internet of Things.
Friday Quiz: Signal Conditioning Circuits
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5/27/2016   1 comment
Most sensors need some kind of amplification, isolation, filtering, or buffering between them and an ADC.
IoT Chip Supports Five Networks
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5/24/2016   Post a comment
Imec announced a low-cost chip supporting five low-power wide area networks for the Internet of Things and started work with Infineon on a car radar device.
IoT Standard EEBus Available for Everyone
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5/23/2016   1 comment
After a series of successful field tests, the EEBus Initiative has released version 1.0 of its interoperability standard. Based on the idea of open systems, the specifications can be downloaded freely for everybody; a membership in the EEBus group is not required.
18 Views of an IoT World
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5/13/2016   4 comments
Established and emerging companies showed their latest ideas for the emerging Internet of Things at IoT World.
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