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Fraunhofer IIS Premiers Extended HE-ACC at Mobile World Congress 2012

February 23, 2012 3:27 am | Comments

Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, will premiere Extended HE-AAC, the latest upgrade to the MPEG AAC family. Extended HE-AAC significantly improves the audio quality of music and speech particularly at very low bit rates of 8 kbit/s and more, and is compatible with HE-AAC streams.


Gowanda Electronics First to Achieve QPL MIL-PRF-27 Level T

February 22, 2012 10:53 am | Comments

“MLP” Series First to be Approved for Qualified Products Listing to MIL-PRF-27 Level T Gowanda Electronics has achieved the highest level of certification on three surface mount power inductor series. Gowanda’s three “MLP” series have been added to the military’s Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Land and Maritime Qualified Products List (QPL) for MIL-PRF-27 Level T.


GRT Joins the National Emergency Management Association

February 22, 2012 10:09 am | Comments

Global Relief Technologies (GRT), a global leader in Mobile Field-Data Workflow Solutions proudly serving numerous industries and companies including Emergency Response Management & Disaster Recovery Organizations, today announced they became a Corporate Member of the National Emergency Management Association (NEMA).


Everything You Need to Know About Wireless Spectrum

February 22, 2012 8:44 am | by Written by Alex Fitzpatrick, . | Comments

Spectrum is going to be a hot issue in the upcoming year. Freeing up spectrum is a major part of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) National Broadband Plan, and last week Congress passed a law allowing TV stations to auction their spectrum to the highest bidding wireless broadband companies.


Symantec Survey Reveals Significant Adoption of Enterprise Mobile Apps

February 22, 2012 6:33 am | Comments

Symantec has announced the results of its 2012 State of Mobility Survey, which revealed a global tipping point in mobility adoption. The survey highlighted an uptake in mobile applications across organizations with 71 percent of enterprises at least discussing deploying custom mobile applications and one-third currently implementing or have already implemented custom mobile applications.


IEEE 1666 SystemC Language Standard for Electronic System-Level Design Now Available

February 22, 2012 5:24 am | Comments

The Accellera Systems Initiative announced today that the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA), a globally recognized standards-setting body within the IEEE, now offers the latest version of the IEEE 1666 "Standard SystemC Language Reference Manual," for download at no charge, as part of the IEEE Get program.


Cambridge Wireless Wins Funding for Technology Strategy Board Internet of Things Initiative

February 22, 2012 5:05 am | Comments

Project to explore how data can be shared to reduce impact of severe weather on individuals, utilities, transport and UK economy Cambridge Wireless - the leading independent wireless business and technology community – has been awarded an initial £50k funding for a multi-company research project under the government-backed Technology Strategy Board’s Internet of Things (IoT) Convergence initiative.


3G + LTE Dual-mode SoCs at Mobile World Congress 2012

February 22, 2012 4:51 am | Comments

Mindspeed Technologies will be showing over 30 different small cell products from 25 customers and demonstrating the latest in small cell technology at Mobile World Congress 2012 in booth 1E.57 at the Fira Montjuïc in Barcelona, Spain from February 27 to March 1, 2012. Mindspeed will be featuring the latest T22xx and T33xx dual-mode small cell system-on-chip (SoC) products, alongside other members of its award-winning Transcede family, as well as Picochip’s 3G portfolio, following the recent acquisition.


CeBIT 2012: Test Gigabit Ethernet, ADSL, VDSL and SHDSL With Just One Device

February 22, 2012 4:41 am | Comments

With the ARGUS 165, intec will present the latest generation of combi testers at this year’s CeBIT: The xDSL + GigE combi tester not only combines all standard broadband interfaces (ADSL, VDSL, SHDSL) with comprehensive Triple Play test functions - it also has a fixed 1000Base-T (RJ45) and two variable copper or fiber GigE interfaces using SFP slots.


Ovum Reveals a Strong Finish to 2011 for Fixed Broadband Access Market

February 22, 2012 4:20 am | Comments

The market for fixed broadband access equipment saw exceptional growth for the second consecutive year, according to Ovum. Preliminary results for 2011 show PON equipment shipments doubled from 2010, annual DSL port shipments surpassed 100 million and CMTS port shipments crossed the 1 million mark for the first time ever.


Green Hills Software to Present and Exhibit at Embedded World 2012 in Nuremberg

February 22, 2012 4:15 am | Comments

Green Hills Software will deliver technology presentations at the embedded world 2011 Conference in Nuremberg, Germany, from February 28 – March 1, 2012. In Hall 4, Stand 325, Green Hills Software will also demonstrate its latest embedded software solutions. Please visit Green Hills Software's website to request a meeting and register for free exhibition entrance.


Opportunity for Audio and RF Devices to Further Drive MEMS in Mobile Phones

February 22, 2012 4:05 am | Comments

A new report from Juniper Research finds that annual revenues generated by MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices built into mobile phones including sensors, audio, displays and RF will exceed $6 billion by 2016, as the mobile device market accelerates, including smartphones, tablets, eReaders and Ultrabooks.


Antennaless RFID Tags Developed at NDSU Solve Problem of Tracking Metal and Liquids

February 21, 2012 12:17 pm | Comments

Tracking and identifying metal objects can prove difficult for some radio frequency identification (RFID) systems. A patent-pending technology developed by a research team at the Center for Nanoscale Science and Engineering (CNSE) at North Dakota State University, Fargo, could solve these RFID tracking problems.


TÜV Rheinland to Hold International Approvals Roundtables

February 21, 2012 4:35 am | Comments

TÜV Rheinland is hosting a series of free International Approvals (IA) roundtable discussions on the global regulatory approval of products. Professionals involved in legal placement of products in global markets, including marketing, compliance and engineering staff, are invited to participate in the discussions that will include: • An overview of global regulatory/IA requirements with focus on telecom/radio, wireless, product safety (including EN60950, EN60065 and EN60335), EMC and Mutual Recognition Agreements • Information on country-specific regulatory requirements in: o BRICK countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and Korea) o Countries with regulatory changes (Russia, Korea, Taiwan and Ukraine) o Additional challenging markets The sessions will also introduce TÜV Rheinland’s IA services, including global service and delivery, final in-country product registration services and IA program management.


Fraunhofer MPEG Surround Format chosen for BBC Radio Drama download

February 21, 2012 4:34 am | Comments

Starting this week, the drama ‘Private Peaceful’ will be available for download in 5.1 Surround Sound Fraunhofer IIS, the world’s renowned source for audio and multimedia technologies, announces its continuing online experiments with the BBC and MPEG Surround Codec. After the success of the “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols” MPEG Surround streaming experiment during Christmas 2011, the BBC is offering a radio play for download in 5.



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