The future of wireless networks: understanding 802.11n Design How-To 10/22/2008 Post a comment Looking for a basic article that explains the nuances of 802.11n? Want to explain to your execs or marketing folks what it all means? This is the article for you. In a top-notch treatment, the team at SiGe Semiconductor really took the time to explain this standard and put it in the appropriate context.
Handset chip streams music over FM link Product News 10/22/2008 2 comments FM radio could become a bigger part of home and personal-area networks with the rollout from Broadcom Corp. of a new handset chip supporting music streaming via an FM transmitter.
Mobile Internet devices adopt WiMax Product News 10/20/2008 Post a comment Mobile video chat will be available in South Korea next year with the rollout of a WiMax-based device from a Korean company that uses a chip set from San Diego-based NextWave Wireless.
Standards Related to RFID--Part IV Design How-To 10/17/2008 Post a comment How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this final segment of the book excerpt.
Groups partner for wireless sensor nets Product News 10/15/2008 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor and Nivis LLC, a leading developer and integrator of wireless network technologies, are to combine their respective technologies to provide wired-to-wireless platform for commercial and industrial sensor mesh networks.
Mobile Handset Solutions, Part 1 Design How-To 10/13/2008 Post a comment Curious about the potential for fixed/mobile convergence? Then read on to learn more about the state of handset technology to support unbounded mobile communications.
Standards Related to RFID--Part III Design How-To 10/11/2008 Post a comment How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this book excerpt.
Startup claims short-range gigabit wireless at 60-GHz Product News 10/8/2008 1 comment Radiospire Networks Inc. (Hudson, Mass.) has claimed to have demonstrated wireless data transmission at 1.6-Gbit per second using a carrier at 60-GHz. The company used a silicon-germanium millimeter wave radio supplied by IBM along with its own AirHook baseband chip.
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part XI Design How-To 10/6/2008 Post a comment Here is the final segment of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
ZigBee and ZigBee PRO: Which feature set is right for you? Design How-To 10/6/2008 Post a comment For those new to ZigBee or who have not yet had a chance to digest the latest specification, this article serves to explore the status quo of ZigBee, provides an overview of the ZigBee and ZigBee PRO feature sets, and discusses ZigBee in the context of various markets and applications, including a discussion of ZigBee's applicability to the medical market.
Pulse claims smallest GPS antenna Product News 10/2/2008 Post a comment Pulse has introduced the W3011 surface-mount ceramic GPS antenna, which the company claims is the industry's smallest and highest-performing antenna in its size category.
Standards Related to RFID--Part II Design How-To 10/2/2008 Post a comment How do standards help technology adoption? What are key RFID standards? What does the EPCglobal standard mean and what is generation 2? How are standards different globally? How can you ensure compliance while standards evolve? Read the answers in this book excerpt.
Microchip, ON Semi plan audacious raid on Atmel Product News 10/2/2008 Post a comment Microchip Technology Inc. and ON Semiconductor Corporation are combining forces in an attempt to acquire Atmel Corporation in a deal that values the latter at $2.3 billion. Microchip is leading the initiative, and the deal would in part be financed by the sale of Atmel's nonvolatile memory and RF and automotive businesses to ON Semiconductor.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times