After more than 30 years of domination by a single microarchitecture—Intel Corp.’s X86—the PC microprocessor (MPU) market finally is set for some real competition, with shipments of ARM processors set to soar in the coming years and projected to appear in nearly one out of every four notebook PCs made in 2015.
Image courtesy of Grossman/Kolpak A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever it’s needed. Storing the sun’s heat in chemical form — rather than converting it to electricity or storing the heat itself in a heavily insulated container — has significant advantages, since in principle the chemical material can be stored for long periods of time without losing any of its stored energy.
Infonetics Research White Paper: How Carrier Ethernet Can Solve the Challenges of LTE Mobile BackhaulJuly 19, 2011 5:24 am | Comments
Earlier this year Infonetics Research published an 18-page white paper, Using Carrier Ethernet to Backhaul LTE, written by principal analyst and company co-founder Michael Howard. "The appeal of and quest for a less complex, more efficient operation than layer 3 routing leads many mobile operators and backhaul transport providers to stipulate the use of Carrier Ethernet for LTE backhaul.
AWR announced the availability of a Microwave Office model library for Mitsubishi Electric’s nonlinear GaAs and GaN RF devices. The model library includes high power and low noise HEMT devices, which are commonly used in base station and DBS receivers and other radio communications equipment, given their high power, high efficiency, broadband and low noise advantages.
TELEHOUSE America announced that Sidera Networks will provide its ultra low latency, scalable, reliable network infrastructure to TELEHOUSE customers for increased resiliency and advanced performance. Sidera’s network delivers unique access between major financial exchanges and leading colocation facilities throughout the New York and New Jersey metropolitan areas.
A new active RFID-based, stand-alone solution for ensuring sensitive and controlled areas, where access is strictly limited, are secured against unauthorized entry, has been launched by Albis Technologies. Already being deployed in 2011 by a number of major German retailers, the ZOMOFI Gate Access Management System is signaling a new gateway for secure and efficient access operations.
Leading-edge 32-bit microcontrollers from STMicroelectronics have been selected for the new generation of operator-friendly, touch-screen production-line control panels from Erhardt+Leimer. As the interface from the operator to the manufacturing equipment, production-line control panels play a critical role in maintaining productivity across industries.
To consolidate and expand its broadband VSAT services, STM announced its worldwide service branding under the name of Global-IP. The brand will immediately include STM's service operations in Spain, Brazil, and Indonesia, with five strategically located teleports. The consolidated Global-IP network operations allows for continuous worldwide support currently serving customers with terminals installed in over 30 countries.
PREMO GROUP announces a new distribution agreement in France with EQUIPEMENTS-SCIENTIFIQUE The new distribution agreement is part of the growth process and international implementation that guides the Spanish inductive components manufacturer from the last 10 years. Present in France since 2008, with the opening of a R+D center in Grenoble, the group hopes to achieve through this partnership a leading position in the French market for passive components.
From e-health and e-government to sustainable solutions, next-generation wireless standardisation and deployment and more, the ITU Telecom World 2011 Technical Symposium will take an in-depth look at the cutting-edge technological developments which are defining and influencing the future of networks and services.
STMicroelectronics and Soundchip Announce Substantive Collaboration in High Definition Personal AudioJuly 18, 2011 7:54 am | Comments
STMicroelectronics together with Soundchip SA, announced a substantive collaboration aimed at bringing HD-PA to market by leveraging their respective strengths in audio system and semiconductor technology, product design and industrialization methods, audio software and sales and marketing. HD-PA represents an aspirational statement of sound quality for personal audio systems.
New findings from IMS Research's Global Bandwidth Utilization Model reveal that the telcos who are IPTV providers face substantial challenges adapting their networks to accommodate the onslaught of over-the-top (OTT) video. IMS Research estimates that in 2010 peak bandwidth utilization was 44 percent of capacity, and that the bandwidth usage per household is forecast to increase by more than 50 percent between 2010 and 2015.
Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRCY, www.mc.com), a trusted provider of commercially developed ISR subsystems, confirmed that it has been awarded a contract from a global supplier of advanced communication and navigation solutions for an advanced signal and image processing engine. Mercury’s technology will perform critical computationally-intensive functions in the customer’s sophisticated land-based and shipborne active phased array radar system.
SemiGen has announced that the company is moving to a new facility and expanding its RF/microwave assembly and test capabilities. To meet the demands of customer requirements and to accommodate SemiGen’s recent acquisitions and new product line repair business, SemiGen has relocated from its former location in Londonderry, NH to 920 Candia Road in Manchester, NH.
M/A-COM Technology Solutions recently named Mouser Electronics as an authorized global distributor. Mouser Electronics is a top design engineering resource and global distributor for semiconductors and electronic components. Mouser Electronics, with their user-friendly “EZ Buy” online catalogue, enables customers to buy online for fast and efficient fulfillment of product orders for M/A-COM Tech’s customers.