Toshiba PCX2600: cable modem's analog origins Teardown 2/11/2004 Post a comment While consumer broadband is still in the relatively early phase of market share of cable-based delivery is claimed lead over the primary competition from DSL solutions. Inherently a fat digital pipe to your PC, the cable modem must first deal with the analog realities of RF frequency control, tuning, line filtering, modulation, demodulation, and general power management for the supporting components. For Planet Analog, David Carey looks Under the Hood of a new cable modem.
Wireless Gets a Boost from WiMAX Design How-To 2/3/2004 Post a comment Imagine Wi-Fi on steroids. Imagine a wireless data technology that covers ranges up to 30 miles instead of a couple of hundred feet. Imagine data rates many times higher than for Wi-Fi's 802.11b technologyeven higher than for the newer 802.11a and 802.11g. What you've just imagined is an implementation of IEEE standard 802.16a. Gary Legg describes this new technology that's increasingly referred to as WiMAX (World Interoperability for Microwave Access).
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.