IoT Startup Rides LoRa
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
2G Sunset a Slow Burn
Blog 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Korea Fines Q’comm Nearly $1B
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Tech Volunteers Heed the Call
News & Analysis 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
Slideshow 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.
IoT Hears LTE Calling
News & Analysis 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.
5G Cellular 'Still in Early Stages'
News & Analysis 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.
Z-Wave Specs Released Online
News & Analysis 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.
Wearables Try On Package Options
News & Analysis 7/28/2016 1 comment
The fragmented market for wearable computers is pushing innovations in device packaging and interconnects said Qualcomm, Mediatek and others.
Startup’s IoT SoC Packs a Punch
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Bluetooth Steps Beyond PAN
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.
Is 5G a Rorschach Test for RF?
Blog 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
Slideshow 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.
IoT Chip Supports Five Networks
News & Analysis 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
News & Analysis 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.