S3 acquires Portuguese mixed-signal startup News & Analysis 10/30/2007 Post a comment Silicon & Software Systems Ltd. (S3), a licensor of mixed-signal circuits for consumer products, has said it has acquired Acacia Semiconductor SA (Caparica, Portugal), a developer of data conversion intellectual property.
RFID Basics: Antenna Propagation Design How-To 10/30/2007 1 comment While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers antenna propagation.
RF SoC integrates radio, MCU, flash and USB Product News 10/29/2007 Post a comment TI delivers a sub-1 GHz RF SoC with integrated USB controller for wireless sensor networks. The CC1111 chip -- with a RF transceiver, MCU, flash memory and USB -- is said to provide easier assembly and lower system cost.
Ultrawideband under the gun Product News 10/25/2007 Post a comment In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some ultrawideband backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap.
RFID Basics: Antenna Polarization Design How-To 10/23/2007 1 comment While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers antenna polarization.
Wireless audio chips claim 'wired quality' sound Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment The AudioMagic and VoiceMagic wireless audio transmitter/receiver ICs from Avnera Corporation deliver uncompressed CD-quality sound and claim to solve the interference problems that have been typical of previous wireless audio solutions.
WPAN chip set promised News & Analysis 10/22/2007 Post a comment IBM teams with MediaTek to jointly develop a 60-GHz-band millimeter-wavelength radio and baseband chip set for wireless personal area networks providing gigabyte performance.
Startup tries proprietary path to wireless hi-fi Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment Touting a successful pairing of wireless and hi-fi audio, fabless chip vendor Avnera Corp. (Beaverton, Ore.) today will announce chip sets for wireless audio connections in the 2.4-GHz band that outperform data-oriented wireless connections in range, freedom from interference, automatic network configuration and full CD-quality sound.
Is fab lite on analog's diet? Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment As digital integrated-device manufacturers increasingly turn to foundries for their production needs, with some announcing they will no longer build fabs, an inevitable question arises: Will the big analog IDMs follow the same path and move toward fab-lite or even fabless strategies?
ITU includes WiMax in IMT-2000 wireless suite Product News 10/22/2007 Post a comment The International Telecommunications Union's Radiocommunication Sector stole a page from Sprint-Nextel's dictionary on Friday (Oct. 19) when it elected to include WiMax in the IMT-2000 suite of wireless standards.
UWB on ice? Blog 10/16/2007 3 comments Every new technology has some kinks it has to work out. So we gave CWUSB a pass. Now, more than 10 months have passed and the holiday buying season will soon be upon us. We're wondering what's up.
RFID Basics: Antenna Gain and Range Design How-To 10/16/2007 1 comment While this book excerpt from The RF in RFID:Passive UHF RFID in Practice, focuses on RFID applications, it is an excellent primer for RF basics. This part covers the effect of antenna gain on range.
Gen 2 — The Definitive, Myth-Busting, Item-Level Solution News & Analysis 10/11/2007 Post a comment
A resurgence of interest in RFID has attended the use of ultrahigh frequencies (UHF), and, as a result of the physics of RF propagation at UHF, long- and short-range operations can now coexist. This paper describes a UHF Gen 2 for ILT solution and debunks several myths about its effectiveness.
Wired vs. wireless HD connectivity Design How-To 10/10/2007 Post a comment This article examines the facts in the debate surrounding Wired versus Wireless Multimedia Connectivity. The methods used to deploy High Definition video content are analysed in detail to determine the likely outcome in the ongoing Wireless Versus Wired debate.
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.