Clients to become more like servers, says ARM's CTO News & Analysis 5/24/2010 Post a comment Processors for mobile clients are going to have to take on many of the functions associated with networking infrastructure, according to Mike Muller, chief technology officer of ARM. This will be part of an explosion of processing requirements for wirelessly-connected devices that will require multiple application-specific processors to keep power consumption down, he added.
An overview of the LTE physical layer--Part I Design How-To 5/24/2010 Post a comment This article presents an overview of the LTE physical layer with a focus on essential aspects of the physical layer for FDD mode, which is the dominant mode of operation. Here is useful introduction to practitioners involved in designing LTE based-networks and systems. Part I looks at multiple access techniques and physical layer parameters.
Product How-To: RF remotes view for IR's crown News & Analysis 5/14/2010 Post a comment The IR remote control is a simple, cost effective method of controlling electronic appliances, but it is also a 30-year-old technology that’s showing its age. RF is a better alternative for modern consumers and the competitors are lining up for the designer’s attention.
Cadence to buy Denali for $315 million News & Analysis 5/13/2010 4 comments EDA software vendor Cadence Design Systems Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) has entered into a definitive merger agreement to buy memory model company Denali Software Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) for $315 million in cash. Denali is expected to have approximately $45 million in cash at closing.
HTC sues Apple over phone, pad and pod News & Analysis 5/13/2010 Post a comment HTC Corp., maker of the so-called Google phone, took legal action against Apple Inc. on Wednesday (May 12), filing a complaint with the International Trade Commission to halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.
Reactions mixed to home mesh networking effort News & Analysis 5/12/2010 1 comment Reactions to plans to create a mesh standard for home networks have been mixed as backers praise the effort as the future of whole home coverage, competitors from the Zigbee Alliance critique it as a late comer, those with who have worked on other wireless mesh standards indicate it won't be easy -- and some still haven't heard about it.
Marvell plans 40-nm ARM server processors News & Analysis 5/10/2010 10 comments Marvell Technology Group Ltd. aims to supply silicon for ARM-based servers with 40-nm multicore processors it will ship this year and is working with multiple partners including one that hopes to port a server version of Microsoft Windows to ARM.
Introduction to High-Speed Digital Design Principles Design How-To 5/10/2010 Post a comment This white paper discusses some of the major factors that need to be considered in designing an embedded product and the various high-speed digital design concepts that play a vital role in the functionality of the hardware/product as a whole.
WiGig group teams up with SiBeam, Wi-Fi Alliance News & Analysis 5/10/2010 1 comment The Wireless Gigabit Alliance has struck a deal with the Wi-Fi Alliance to have its specification for 60 GHz networking considered as the next generation of Wi-Fi and persuaded a chief competitor, SiBeam Inc., to be the first to deliver silicon for its spec.
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.