Camera in a pill surveys GI tract
Teardown 8/21/2006 Post a comment
Able to provide physicians with an internal view of a patient's digestive path, Given Imaging Ltd.'s PillCam is an ingestible diagnostic tool that provides images of the small intestine without invasive surgery or probes.
BOM shrinks handset costs
Teardown 8/14/2006 Post a comment
Reducing the handset bill of materials can be a chip designer's nightmare, involving further integration of the various radio, baseband and audio functions to reduce chip count. By comparing the silicon solutions developed by Infineon for the Panasonic EB-MX6 handset and the new PMB7870 E- GOLDradio, one can see the cost savings and system simplification achievable with the more highly integrated solution. This article will also review some key aspects of the PMB7870 E-GOLDradio.