Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile Product News 12/31/2007 Post a comment At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part III Design How-To 12/26/2007 Post a comment Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Part III covers signal and statistical perspectives on jitter and noise, and a system perspective on jitter, noise, and BER.
RF Basics: Diversity Techniques Design How-To 12/21/2007 Post a comment If you wish you knew more about diversity ( including space, frequency, and polarization diversity) then take a close look at this excerpt from Bruce Fette's book, RF and Wireless Technologies.
Filtronic sells compound semis business to RFMD News & Analysis 12/20/2007 Post a comment Filtronic plc has sold its compound semiconductor division, FCSL, to RF Micro Devices Inc. for just £12.5 million (about $25 million) in cash. The deal provides for RFMD to retain the fab at Newton Aycliffe, England, which is already a supplier of GaAs pHEMT semiconductors to RFMD.
Audio chip targets high-definition wireless platforms Product News 12/19/2007 Post a comment STS Inc. releases its fourth-generation audio baseband chip for digital wireless audio platforms. The STS DARR81 chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics devices for uninterrupted streaming of HD uncompressed wireless audio.
The ZigBee PRO Feature Set: More of a good thing Design How-To 12/18/2007 Post a comment The ZigBee spec now includes two feature sets: ZigBee and ZigBee PRO. Both define key aspects of how a mesh network operates but ZigBee PRO's feature set offers improved network scalability, resiliency, security, and ease-of-use, especially for larger, more complex networks.
RF Basics: Multipath Design How-To 12/18/2007 Post a comment If you would like a better understanding of multipath fading, flat fading, and Rayleigh fading, take a close look at this excerpt from Bruce Fette's book, RF and Wireless Technologies.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part II Design How-To 12/17/2007 Post a comment Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. This segment is a discussion of the sources of jitter and amplitude noise.
USB, Kleer plug into digital TVs News & Analysis 12/17/2007 Post a comment USB Implementers Forum is developing a variant of its technology to link mobile devices and TVs, and startup Kleer Corp. is announcing it has characterized its proprietary wireless link for standard definition video.
Sidebar: UWB Test Methodology Design How-To 12/13/2007 Post a comment This test focused on measuring UWB throughput over wireless and coaxial media. We have uploaded the latest drivers for all the devices under test from the manufacturer's web sites.
WiMedia's day in the sun: CES 2008? Blog 12/12/2007 Post a comment Competition and "letting the market decide" is important to achieving the best possible technologies and products. We should also remember that competition and market decisions are best based on facts, not PowerPoint presentations.
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.