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S8 Displays Smartphone’s Scale
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3/31/2017   4 comments
Samsung and Huawei provided a glimpse of the microns-to-megabucks complexity in mobile design with their smartphone news this week.
Analog Devices Buys Broadband Amplifier Vendor
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3/31/2017   Post a comment
ADI says acquisition of OneTree Microdevices will enable it to support the complete signal chain for next-generation cable access networks.
Eight Views of Bluetooth World
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3/30/2017   Post a comment
Bluetooth World, coming right after the 5.0 release and before the mesh networking launch in July, focused on startups and new use cases for short-range wireless.
5 IoT Trends to Watch in 2017
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3/23/2017   1 comment
Networking, security and machine learning are among five key areas to track this year as the Internet of Things goes mainstream.
Wireless Networks Vie for Air Time
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3/21/2017   1 comment
Debates among wireless competitors at an IEEE event spanned cellular IoT, 5G, and Wi-Fi.
Alexa, Rivals Speak to OEMs
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2/24/2017   Post a comment
Amazon's Alexa is growing in both partnerships and rivals this year for embedding smart voice services in consumer products.
Wi-Fi, LTE Spar over Location
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2/22/2017   Post a comment
Wi-Fi chip makers and an LTE software startup announced ways of delivering location services they claim are superior to Bluetooth and ultrawideband.
Intel, Q’comm Show Cellular's Split
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2/21/2017   Post a comment
Intel debuts a gigabit LTE modem and Qualcomm shows RF modules at Mobile World Congress, an event expected to focus on the 5G future.
G’foundries debuts 45nm RFSOI
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2/21/2017   9 comments
Globalfoundries announced it has development kits for its 45nm RFSOI process, a node geared for uses such as 5G millimeter-wave chips.
Cree, Infineon Nix Wolfspeed Deal Over U.S. Government Worries
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2/20/2017   Post a comment
Firms call off $850 million deal after Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States raises concerns.
IoT Group Sets Broad Agenda
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2/15/2017   Post a comment
The OpenFog Consortium released a reference architecture it will use to guide efforts on standards and product design for the Internet of Things.
16 Views of ISSCC
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2/10/2017   5 comments
The Internet of Things is rising among the hundreds of papers at the annual ISSCC event dedicated to design of microprocessors, memories, wireless chips, and more.
RFID Sensors on the Rise
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2/6/2017   Post a comment
RFID is moving beyond wireless identification alone to wireless sensing of parameters such as temperature, humidity and much more.
Industrial IoT Nets Blossom
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1/31/2017   Post a comment
A survey shows growth in large deployments of the Internet of Things in industrial markets as a trade group prepares an analysis of competing protocols.
Patent Suits Hit Q’comm Profits
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1/25/2017   8 comments
Qualcomm’s quarter profits fell as a result of a fine from the Korea government in one of now five cases alleging unfair patent licensing.
5G Calls for Silicon in 2017
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1/20/2017   Post a comment
This year, work on silicon and antenna architectures for 5G cellular networks begins in earnest, said a Nokia CTO.
IoT Network Reboots Its Efforts
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1/19/2017   1 comment
The Weightless-P network for the Internet of Things gets a new backer as the special interest group behind it carves out a broader role for itself.
IoT Startup Rides LoRa
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1/18/2017   1 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   1 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   7 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   4 comments
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   3 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.
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