Mobile MIMO Wi-Fi unveiled Product News 2/15/2011 Post a comment Targeting such handheld products as smartphones and tablets, Marvell unveiled the industry's first high performance MIMO combination radio with advanced power management.
C2X communications scheme takes shape News & Analysis 2/13/2011 Post a comment Car-to-car and car-to-infrastructure communications, summarily called C2X, is one of the big technology projects currently under development in the automotive and IT industries. The Fraunhofer Institute for communication technology systems now has developed a configurable C2X system which shows the basic structure of future C2X services.
Beating signal degradation in wireless networks Design How-To 2/13/2011 4 comments For wireless operators, using passive intermodulation distortion (PIM) equipment correctly requires greater care than standard voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) site sweeps or distance-to-fault transmission line testing.
Does EMC stand for exasperating, magic, or confusing?—Part 1 Design How-To 2/10/2011 10 comments While it is merely a nuisance to experience radio interference, it is definitely a serious matter if an ABS, stability control, or airbag suffers a malfunction because a vehicle passes a TV tower too closely. Thus, mastering EMC is a basic requirement for automotive electronics designers. Part one of this article explains basic strategies and provides useful hints.
Learn to optimize opamps Blog 2/10/2011 Post a comment OnFebruary 9th at noon eastern time Analog Devices will be running a 60minute webcast that explains the different types of operational amplifiers, their basic function and describe how engineers can select the right op amp for their circuit design.
Learn to optimize opamps RF & Microwave Designline Blog 2/8/2011 Post a comment OnFebruary 9th at noon eastern time Analog Devices will be running a 60minute webcast that explains the different types of operational amplifiers, their basic function and describe how engineers can select the right op amp for their circuit design.
Introducing LTE-Advanced Design How-To 2/5/2011 6 comments LTE-Advanced is being specified initially as part of Release 10 of the 3GPP specifications, with a functional freeze targeted for March 2011. Read on for an introduction to what is expected and involved.
Nordic releases chip for Bluetooth low energy Product News 2/3/2011 Post a comment Nordic Semiconductor ASA has released the µBlue nRF8001, which it reports is the first fully qualified Bluetooth v4.0 low energy design to combine the radio, link layer, and host into one end product listing (EPL), which enables designers to create new Bluetooth end products without any additional listing fees.
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.