Company Spotlight on Broadcom Design How-To 3/27/2009 Post a comment Broadcom's Robert Nalesnik provides insight into the mobile industry related to Broadcom's integrated chipset, which offers BlueTooth, FM, 802.11n and GPS, as well as trends like HD capabilities in cell phones and open source software.
TriQuint rolls new driver amplifiers Product News 3/25/2009 Post a comment TriQuint Semiconductor Inc. has rolled out two new driver amplifiers, including the industry's first surface-mount technology (SMT) device for use in 40-gigabits-per-second networks.
Startup begins shipping MMIC receiver modules Product News 3/19/2009 Post a comment MMIC Solutions Ltd (Ledbury, England), a startup focusing on modules and subsystems for commercial millimetre wave applications, has shipped its first integrated receiver modules to U.S. group HXI LLC, which specializes in radio links for backhaul.
Understand Mobile IP--Part III Design How-To 3/16/2009 1 comment Mobile IP is a dynamic routing protocol where end devices signal their own routing updates and dynamic tunnels eliminate the need for host route propagation. Need to learn about or brush up on Mobile IP? Here's your chance. This excerpt from Understanding Mobile IP, is an exhaustive and valuable tutorial.
The AspireRfid Project Design How-To 3/16/2009 Post a comment RFID middleware is gradually becoming a cornerstone for non-trivial RFID deployments. John K. Soldatos and Didier Donsez provide insight into why this is true in complex heterogeneous environments comprising multiple readers, applications instances, legacy ICT systems, as well as sophisticated business processes and semantics.
Comment: This too shall pass? Blog 3/14/2009 1 comment Though their speaking topics and presentation slides differed, executive after executive who took the podium at the Semico Summit 2009 said, essentially, two basic things: "This is the worst we've seen" and "Semiconductors remain critical to solving the world's problems and will grow again."
Fanfare integrates with Agilent comms test Product News 3/9/2009 Post a comment Automated test solutions vendor Fanfare is extending its partnership with Agilent Technologies to offer joint customers the ability to integrate their test assets while automating complex system testing.
Analyst: DSPs now driving the semis industry Product News 3/9/2009 Post a comment The Digital Signal Processor sector is continuing to lose its identity as a separate chip class, and DSPs have actually become the driver for the entire semiconductor industry, according to an analyst who has long tracked the sector.
RFID sees continued growth Product News 3/6/2009 1 comment Having reached the a high degree of maturity, the RFID technology will continue its growth over the years to come not despite but because of the crisis, says German industry association Bitkom.
Understand Mobile IP--Part II Design How-To 3/6/2009 Post a comment Mobile IP is a dynamic routing protocol where end devices signal their own routing updates and dynamic tunnels eliminate the need for host route propagation. Need to learn about or brush up on Mobile IP? Here's your chance. This excerpt from Understanding Mobile IP, is an exhaustive and valuable tutorial.
What does it mean to be unplugged? RF & Microwave Designline Blog 3/5/2009 1 comment I have found myself in a panic when I cannot find my mobile phone, more so than when I misplaced a credit card. Sometimes I wonder, how healthy is that?
RFID Technology and Testing Design How-To 3/2/2009 Post a comment Transient signals, bandwidth inefficient modulations, backscattered data and passive tags all require special measurement capabilities not commonly found in traditional test instruments. This article examines RFID and NFC technologies and their associated test and measurement requirements.
RF chips to fare better in '09, says analyst News & Analysis 3/2/2009 Post a comment Projections for the overall semiconductor industry in 2009 are dire, but favorable trends in the handset market should keep the market for RF chips from crashing this year and ready to bounce back more quickly than many industry segments, according to an analyst.
As data rates begin to move beyond 25 Gbps channels, new problems arise. Getting to 50 Gbps channels might not be possible with the traditional NRZ (2-level) signaling. PAM4 lets data rates double with only a small increase in channel bandwidth by sending two bits per symbol. But, it brings new measurement and analysis problems. Signal integrity sage Ransom Stephens will explain how PAM4 differs from NRZ and what to expect in design, measurement, and signal analysis.
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