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Fundamentals of Molecular Nano-Communication Networks at IEEE ICC 2012

May 11, 2012 5:18 am | Comments

By Dr. Ian F. Akyildiz, Ken Byers Chair Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology The concept of nanotechnology was first pointed out by the 1965 Nobel laureate physicist Richard Feynman in his famous speech entitled “There’s Plenty of Room at the Bottom” in December 1959.

Custom Color LCD Display Module

May 8, 2012 11:16 am | Comments

The newest color technology is called Field Sequential Color (link to ) or FSC LCD display.   FSC LCD’s ( ) are a uniquely different color technology. They are not a replacement for OLED’s or TFT’s because they do not display video or high resolution photos.

Intelligence on the Edge

May 8, 2012 5:21 am | by Brian Anderson, Vice President of Marketing, Solutions and Services, Sierra Wireless | Comments

The machine-to-machine (M2M) space continues to expand rapidly, with businesses in the transportation, energy, industrial automation, and enterprise segments seeking to track and monitor their assets, automate their data collection and management, and maintain mission critical equipment as cost-efficiently as possible.


Exploring IPv6 Industry Issues & Challenges at IEEE ICC 2012

May 3, 2012 7:33 am | by Latif Ladid, President IPv6 Forum, Senior Researcher, SnT – University of Luxembourg | Comments

The long-awaited upgrade of the Internet’s main communications protocol took a momentous leap last month when Akami, the world’s largest content delivery network (CDN), officially offered IPv6 services to its entire customer base. The company, which carries between 20 to 30 percent of the world’s daily Internet Web traffic, spent nearly two years adapting 100,000 servers based across 71 different countries to support the next generation Internet Protocol.

National Cell Phone Alert Program Launched

May 3, 2012 7:23 am | by Rick Wimberly, President, Galain Solutions | Comments

After several years of development, the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS) has been activated, allowing public safety authorities to send alerts to cell phone users anywhere, anytime—without the need for customers to opt in. Not since the Emergency Broadcast System in the 1960s has there been such a broad alerting initiative in the U.

The Sleepless City vs. the Valley of the Geeks

April 25, 2012 12:28 pm | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Silicon Valley has never been shy to turn away dim startups, but that’s not the reason young entrepreneurs are looking towards the east coast to plant their roots. Let’s take a look at the cold, hard facts here - Silicon Valley is a breeding ground for tech startups. They are known as being more “ ambitious ”, according to Business Insider.

International Experts to Explore Smart Grid Security, Threat Identification and Management at IEEE ICC 2012

April 25, 2012 7:08 am | by Dr. Stan McClellan, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Ingram School of Engineering at Texas State University | Comments

In less than two months, it will be my pleasure to join thousands of international communications professionals, academics and government officials at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC 2012) to discuss the newest advances in global voice, data, image and multimedia technologies.

Distributed Radios Need Centralized Intelligence

April 25, 2012 6:16 am | by John Spindler, Director of Product Management for In-building Wireless Products at TE Connectivity | Comments

The rise of 4G services is dictating a new radio network architecture for mobile operators. Rather than relying on macro cell sites operators deploy small cells that bring capacity closer to the end customer. One way to bring capacity closer to the end user is to deploy a network of distributed radios, essentially small base stations that are placed on utility poles or buildings.


Can Neil Young's Studio-Quality Audio Format Curtail Music Piracy?

April 19, 2012 1:01 pm | by Ron M. Seidel, Editorial Intern | Comments

Just one day after the Internet blackout protest against SOPA and PIPA , the Justice Department made new legislation seem superfluous when it swiftly shut down Megaupload , one of the web’s most popular file-sharing sites. The Recording Industry Association of America applauded the move , charging that the site had been used “predominantly for trading unauthorized content.

Leading the Small Cell Revolution

April 19, 2012 8:55 am | Comments

By Rupert Baines, VP Strategic Marketing and Marcom, Mindspeed Technologies Inc.   It’s been a busy few months for Mindspeed and at Mobile World Congress we made our first public appearance after the acquisition of Picochip. What was interesting at MWC this year was how small cells have really taken off, with many of the analysts listing small cells as one of the highlights of the show.

Hot Cases Help Keep Phones Cool

April 19, 2012 7:59 am | by Janine E. Mooney, Editor | Comments

Summer is right around the corner. This means vacations, trips to the beach, and high temperatures. For myself, I’ve invested in a floppy straw sun hat to keep my body at a cool temperature, but what about my black, heat-absorbing cellphone? Cellphones have components for thermal management, such as heat sinks and special heat-sinking material, known as pyrolytic graphite sheets (PGS).

Power Supply Challenges in Data and Voice Communication Systems

April 18, 2012 7:53 am | by Gregory Waterfall, Masashi Nogawa and Dheepan Sundaram, Texas Instruments | Comments

Voice and data communication systems rely on highly accurate data converter and clocking systems to acquire, convert and manage high-speed digital and analog signals. The level of timing accuracy directly determines the data transmitting capacity of these systems.

Why Wi-Fi for the Internet of Things will move to 5 GHz

April 17, 2012 10:02 am | by N.Venkatesh, Vice President, Advanced Technologies, Redpine Signals, Inc. | Comments

More than a billion Wi-Fi devices were shipped over the past year and the market is growing fast. These devices are destined not just for laptops, tablet PCs and mobile phones, but for all the everyday equipment used in homes, offices, public spots, and literally everywhere. Equipment like washing machines, refrigerators, energy meters, surveillance cameras, industrial robots, point-of-sale terminals, photo frames – a really long list – all coming together as the Internet of Things.

How a New ISO/IEC Standard Will Drive Demand for Building/Home Automation

April 17, 2012 8:29 am | by Laurent Giai-Miniet, CEO of EnOcean | Comments

The success of new technologies that reduce energy consumption in buildings and homes has led to a burgeoning of wireless solutions aimed at simplifying how building automation solutions are installed. Among the building automation solutions available, some wireless devices stand out because they are powered by limitless sources of energy that are omnipresent in buildings.

How Mobile Carriers Can Leverage Mobile Advertising Platforms to Increase Revenue

April 16, 2012 7:04 am | by Eddie Callaghan, Mobile Advertising Development Manager, Jinny Software | Comments

With the increased demand of mobile video, mobile music, data, and the convergence of these services with social media platforms, the mobile phone market is growing rapidly. But the move toward these services leaves mobile carriers struggling with falling ARPU and the potential of being relegated to bit-pipe providers.


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