NFC on a roll
Blog 2/27/2008 Post a comment
It's already in mobile phones and you're going to see it in a lot of other wireless stuff sooner rather than later.
Exceeding the standard for wireless sensor networks
Design How-To 2/26/2008 1 comment
ZigBee claims to be "Wireless Control That Simply Works" and is optimized for low power operation and cost. But ZigBee is just one solution for wireless sensor networking applications and others can be easier-to-implement, more compact and use less power.
Sidedbar: Comparing ANT and ZigBee
Design How-To 2/26/2008 Post a comment
When designing a wireless sensor network, the decision between standard-based and proprietary solutions is not always an easy one. Here's one assessment of the pros and cons.
Ofcom denies spectrum bundling
News & Analysis 2/21/2008 Post a comment
U.K .communications regulator Ofcom has denied rumors that it will further delay the 2.6 GHz mobile broadband auction so refarmed 900 MHz spectrum can be bundled into the same auction.
Analog's answer to FPGA opens field to masses
News & Analysis 2/21/2008 8 comments
By making analog circuits easier to design and simulate, researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology hope to further the cause of analog while enabling engineers to incorporate lower-power circuitry into their products. In the same way that field- programmable gate arrays have spawned advances in digital signal processing, the Georgia Tech researchers believe their large-scale field-programmable analog array (FPAA) has the potential to seed growth in analog.
Dialog Semi lands order from Asustek
Product News 2/18/2008 Post a comment
Fabless chip vendor Dialog Semiconductor plc (Kirchheim, Germany) succeeded in attracting 3C vendor Asustek as a customer. The Taiwanese company plans to equip its next-generation smartphones with two Dialog ASSPs.
Harry Potter and the future of streaming video?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/18/2008 Post a comment
As Harry channeled the evil Voldemort's experiences and could see from Voldemort's eyes, I could not help thinking, hey, this could be the future of mobile streaming video. How freaky would it be to simply have the images appear in your head?.
3G transmit system simplifies handset design
Product News 2/15/2008 Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has announced the availability of its RF6280 3G transmit system that is designed to simplify and accelerate implementation of multi-band and multi-mode 3G handsets and mobile device platforms.
Blog 2/12/2008 Post a comment
Work on the technical specifications is underway and published specifications will be unveiled as they are completed.
Antenna chip sharpens mobile digital TV reception
Product News 2/12/2008 Post a comment
Mobile TV chipmaker Siano Mobile Silicon launched its second-generation antenna-chip product, the SMS8022, that is aimed at helping drive mass adoption of mobile digital TV (MDTV) on mobile phones, portable multimedia players, notebooks, UMPCs and accessory cards.