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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.