Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Did you know that the cumulative electricity bill savings enabled by semiconductors might exceed $1.3 trillion through 2030? Semiconductor technologies are so essential to advances in energy efficiency gains that the U.
Securing product performance in the field by using laboratory channel emulation can give a competitive edge to companies that use these solutions. By Janne Kolu, Elektrobit Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1. Emulation of a radio channel in the laborotary conditions.
By Mike Green, European Correspondent Wireless Design & Development The year 2009 is set to be the toughest year to date for European mobile operators. They are facing a fully saturated market, declining voice revenues due to hyper-competition, and a subscriber base that is going to attempt to cut its expenditure on all non-essentials.
By Steve Cooper, Axis Network Technology WiMAX has recently come of age with two significant network roll-outs being implemented (one in Moscow and another in Baltimore), and the announcement of the imminent availability of a number of WiMAX-equipped notebook PCs and handheld terminals.
Aftermarket vendors may resort to practices that compromise the end user experience or safety to make battery packs inexpensive and attractive to the consumer. Jeffrey VanZwol, Micro Power Electronics Figure 1. Insufficient welds that are not fully on the tabs.
Diverse modulation formats and sampling rates between various standards make designing common building blocks challenging. Deepak Boppana, Altera Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1. Farrow Filter Structure. Remote radio heads (RRH) technology with support for simultaneous operation of multiple air-interface protocols is an emerging product requirement for operators.
EPC-compliant RFID UHF tags deliver accurate, affordable and unique identification. They create real-time visibility for identifying and tracking objects moving through the supply chain or on and off the shelves. But there are many different types of tags and formats to choose from, depending on the application.
Nancy Maas Editor-in-Chief Every morning we wake up to a barrage of reports on the global state of the economy and how it is impacting our citizens, our government as well as nations around the world. One day the market is up and showing possible signs of recovery; the next day the market takes back any profits we made the previous day and the media is again reporting all "doom and gloom.
With the integration of MEMS technology in the remote, motion signatures can be digitized for the game control. By Michelle Kelsey, Freescale Semiconductor The evolution of gaming is on its way - Freescale's accelerometer, MCU and radio portfolio enables an ideal chip set for low power with high integration.
It's in the Tag: The Importance of Considering Power Efficiency when Choosing a Real Time Location SystemMay 27, 2009 7:31 am | Comments
For a location system to deliver a return-on-investment, a critical mass of assets must be tagged for tracking. By Steve Jackson, RadarFind Corporation Figure 1. Status switches on RTLS tags. While more organizations are realizing the value of investing in a real time location system, demonstrating the return-on-investment is critical to garner broad support.
A virtualized network provides each operator with full independent control of their own virtual Base Transceiver Subsystem (vBTS), and connectivity to their own Base Station Controller (BSC) and core network. Steve Muir, Vanu®, Inc. click to enlarge Figure 1: Basic structure of a Virtualized System.
When it comes to choosing between FPGAs and ASICs, both technologies have their pros and cons. Ultimately it is the designer's decision as to which one will help get the product to market on time or better yet, before the competition does. Q: In high-volume consumer electronic devices, which is the best technology to use: FPGA Design Flow or ASIC Design Flow? By John Burton, Vice President of Marketing for Octera Solutions The answer of course is 'It depends'.
Incorporating touch into a wireless product design introduces additional complexity with radios, antennas and the attendant higher power consumption. By Bruce DeVisser, Fujitsu Components America, Inc. Figure 1. Identifying early-on where a wireless touch device is primarily being designed to perform will help to quickly bring together the right touch parameters.
By Svenn-Tore Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Semiconductor Like many organizations in today's electronics sector, my company, Nordic Semiconductor, is rising to the challenge of operating in a global semiconductor market that analysts say could drop by around 20 percent this year compared to 2008.
By considering packaging in the early stages of product development, design teams can determine the best architecture for their particular application. By Ralph Ebbutt, Maxtek Components Corp. click to enlarge Figure 1 - An example of a system-on-chip (SoC) device.