Comment: Sparking interest in engineering Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 2/23/2010 Post a comment Intel is behind a $3.5 billion initiative to support investment in U.S.-based growth-oriented industries. The initiative also wants to increase jobs available this year for recent college graduates.
Tiny RF switch delivers +67 dBm IIP3 Product News 2/22/2010 Post a comment Peregrine Semiconductor recently announced an SP4T RF switch that is designed using the company's green UltraCMOS silicon-on-sapphire process technology, yielding broadband RF performance to 3-GHz.
ZeroG chief executive joins GainSpan News & Analysis 2/17/2010 Post a comment Greg Winner has been named chief executive of embedded Wi-Fi chip startup GainSpan Corp., fresh from closing a deal in January to sell its competitor startup ZeroG to Microchip Technology Inc.
Broadcom sees feature phones getting smarter Blog 2/11/2010 Post a comment EE Times caught up with Robert Nalesnik, senior director of marketing with Broadcom's Mobile Platforms group, to ask him questions about trends in wireless handsets as part of a series of interviews with wireless chip vendors in advance of Mobile World Congress.
Ceva, MimoOn to demonstrate LTE platform at MWC News & Analysis 2/8/2010 Post a comment LTE software company MimoOn GmbH (Duisberg, Germany) and Ceva Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) have announced that a joint demonstration of an LTE user equipment PHY platform is set to take place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Multimode vector radio dismantles barriers to SDR software portability Design How-To 2/8/2010 Post a comment With new 3G and LTE wireless standards every year, software-defined radio (SDR) remains a Holy Grail. To ensure cost reduction of SDR platforms via economies of scale, software portability across multiple processors must be achieved. The new generation of SDR, called multimode vector radio (MVR), offers that portability.
Cognitive radio's foundation on display at ISSCC 2010 News & Analysis 2/5/2010 1 comment The ethereal concept of cognitive radio will be seeking paths to corporeal form among the many wireless breakthroughs being presented at ISSCC 2010 conference in San Francisco. From highly integrated SAW-less front ends to multistandard, multiband systems on chip to emerging 60-GHz interfaces , the foundational elements of our ubiquitous wireless future will be on display for all to see.
Monopole antennas enable multiple M2M applications for Zigbee and ISM Band Product News 2/5/2010 Post a comment Pulse, a Technitrol Company, is offering a set of monopole antennas that deliver Zigbee 2.4 GHz and ISM bands 868 MHz, 915 MHz, and 2.4GHz. These antennas are ideal alternatives to using trace antennas because they occupy very little printed circuit board space while maintaining their key properties regardless of changes to the board.
FCC may redraw spectrum allocations in broadband plan News & Analysis 2/4/2010 1 comment A Federal Communications Commission director suggested the agency is exploring new ways to use a swath of spectrum to serve multiple users including utilities building smart electric grids as part of a national broadband plan the FCC will release March 17.
Dash7 sensor network alliance rolls working groups News & Analysis 2/2/2010 Post a comment The Dash7 Alliance, a coalition of organizations promoting a standard for wireless sensor networks based on the ISO18000-7 standard, has announced it now has more than 40 participating organizations, including leaders from the semiconductor, supply chain and RFID industries.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...