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Global Handset Strategy

March 13, 2007 9:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor released its 'Global Handset Strategy' for addressing broad market trends in new generations of wireless phones. TriQuint vice president for handsets, Tim Dunn, said, "The company is building on its successful shipment of more than 150 million highly-integrated RF front-end modules to create a new generation of advanced products to meet the changing needs of a truly global communications marketplace....

Analog Mixed Signal Methodology Kit

March 13, 2007 9:05 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cadence Design Systems, Inc. announces that the Cadence® Analog Mixed Signal (AMS) Methodology Kit has been adopted by Freescale Semiconductor. Freescale has adopted the AMS Methodology Kit to leverage key capabilities of advanced AMS technologies, flows and methodologies. By using the Cadence Kit as their baseline methodology, Freescale can more quickly capture and globally deploy, internally developed world-class design flow capabiliti...

CSR Launches Univox Mobile

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR launches UniVox Mobile to enable mass market dual-mode VoIP mobile handsets. A market, according to ABI Research, that is expected to grow to over 300 million handsets in the next five years. The UniVox Mobile reference design contains all the additional hardware and software to turn a mobile handset into a wirelessly enabled handset that can take and make Voice over WiFi (VoWiFi) calls....

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Kodiak Networks and Airo Wireless Partner to Produce Specialty Devices for Field Workforce, Government and Military Markets

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mobile solutions innovator Kodiak Networks and Airo Wireless Inc., a leading provider of GPS-enabled wireless devices, today announced they have signed a licensing and strategic marketing agreement to integrate Kodiak Connected Applications™ on a variety of specialty devices for outdoor and professional use....

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Partners Develop a Rich User Experience

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

UIEvolution, a leading provider of software solutions for rich media, information and entertainment, has been selected by austriamicrosystems, a global designer and manufacturer of analog integrated circuits for communications, industrial, medical and automotive applications, to develop the graphical user interface for its Mobile Entertainment Platform....

Protect User Identity

March 13, 2007 8:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

With social networks being all the rage, Hackers and Spammers are increasingly becoming wise to the fact that the teenage demographic using these sites are not concerned with protecting the family computer’s personal information. Although you might be extra careful as to what you download and websites you visit; it doesn’t mean your son or daughter isn’t downloading the latest Trojan program that will eventually infiltrate your key strokes ...

Carriers Face a Tough Decision

March 13, 2007 8:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief It is a well known fact that cellular carriers have invested a significant amount of money to improve mobile data revenues as a way of compensating for declining voice revenues. However, if mobile operators continue to stimulate data growth through competitive pricing and enticing applications, there will be a hefty price to pay in order to remain a key player....

Clearing the Path to 3G Handset RF Integration

March 13, 2007 7:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

The economics of RF subsystem integration and manufacturing can be dramatically changed by embedding RF intelligence into the subsystem. By Kent Heath, Freescale Semiconductor Time has always been a scarce commodity for mobile phone designers, and integration of the phone’s RF section has consumed more than its share of precious development resources....

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Tuning Ethernet for Military Networks

March 13, 2007 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

In addition to predictable performance, reliability is a key requirement for any military network. Steve Rood Goldman, Data Device Corporation The DoD’s Net-centric Warfare initiative ensures that IP networks and Ethernet are here to stay. Ethernet is being deployed or implemented in a number of military click to enlarge Figure 1a....

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Combo FPGA/DSP Moves into Multi-Protocol Design

March 13, 2007 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

Designers can offload a number of DSP operations onto FPGAs for highly efficient, cost savings designs. by Arun Iyengar, and Deepak Boppana, Altera Corporation The need for higher data rates is driving the evolution of wireless cellular systems from narrowband 2G Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM), IS-95 click to enlarge Figure 1....

GIC Launches Next Generation Embedded Non-Volatile Memory

February 27, 2007 8:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

To support the low cost and high performance requirements of today’s consumer and secure applications, Virage Logic, a pioneer in Silicon Aware IP™ and leading click to enlarge The NOVeA architecture. provider of semiconductor intellectual property (IP) platforms, introduced its next generation embedded non-volatile product — NOVeA....

M/A-COM Joins Multimedia Over Coax Alliance (MoCA)

February 27, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

M/A-COM, a business unit of Tyco Electronics and a leading provider of wireless radio frequency, microwave and millimeter wave components, announces that the company has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, a non-profit mutual benefit corporation to develop and promote specifications for the transport of digital entertainment and information content over in-home coaxial cable....

Alereon and Stonestreet One Announce Mobile Solutions

February 27, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Alereon, Inc., an ultrawideband (UWB) technology leader for mobile WiMedia and solutions based on Certified Wireless USB, and Stonestreet One, Inc., a leading wireless software company focused on complete solutions for local and personal area networks including WiMedia-based Ultrawideband, announces a wireless USB solution for Microsoft Windows Mobile and Windows CE embedded platforms....

Digi-key Corp. and Cree Inc. Announces Global Distribution Agreement

February 27, 2007 7:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation and Cree, Inc. announce the signing of a global distribution agreement for Cree’s silicon carbide-based power devices. Cree, Inc. is a manufacturer of silicon carbide semiconductors that enhance the value of power, solid-state lighting and communications products by significantly increasing energy performance....

Agilent Tech. Announces Automated X-ray Inspection Capabilities

February 27, 2007 7:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announces that it has shipped its 8.4 software release with enhanced capabilities for the Medalist 5DX Automated X-ray Inspection system. Agilent's 8.4 software release demonstrates the company's continued commitment to improving X-ray inspection. Agilent has been in the AXI business for more than 10 years, producing six generations of automated X-ray products....

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