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Agilent Electronic Test Products to be Used by NXP in WiGig RFIC Demo at CES

January 11, 2012 5:04 am | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its electronic test equipment will be used by NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a demonstration of its beam-forming technology for the next generation of communication and radar products at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13. NXP will demonstrate a multi-Gbps wireless link based onthe Wireless Gigabit Alliance and the IEEE 802.

Collaboration to Offer MoCA-to-Wi-Fi Solutions for Home Networking

January 11, 2012 3:49 am | Comments

Entropic Communications, a leading provider of silicon and software solutions for connected home entertainment, today announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros to deliver home networking solutions and products based on the recently approved IEEE P1905.1 Draft Standard for Convergent Digital Home Networks, which provides a single protocol for unifying networks based on Ethernet, MoCA(R) (Multimedia Over Coax), Wi-Fi and HomePlug Powerline.

Summit Announces Industrial/Medical Grade Combination Wi-Fi/Bluetooth Modules

January 10, 2012 10:16 am | Comments

Summit Data Communications announced two new modules that deliver support for the latest Wi-Fi standards as well as fully integrated Bluetooth. These combination modules enable manufacturers to reduce device size, current consumption and build cost resulting in less expensive, more ergonomic products with improved battery life.

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Cypress Announces USB-IF Certification of SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Controllers

January 10, 2012 9:52 am | Comments

Cypress Semiconductor announced USB-IF certification of its two SuperSpeed USB Peripheral Controllers: EZ-USB FX3 (CYUSB3014) and West Bridge Benicia (CYWB0263BB). Both of these peripheral controllers are in full production now. EZ-USB FX3 is one of the first USB 3.0 peripheral controllers in the industry, and the only programmable solution.

PCTEST Integrates Anritsu LTE RF Conformance and Supplementary RF Test System into Lab

January 10, 2012 9:48 am | Comments

Anritsu Company and PCTEST Engineering Laboratory (PCTEST Lab) announce that PCTEST Lab has selected the Anritsu ME7873L RF Conformance Test System to enhance its offering of LTE test services. The selection of the ME7873L allows PCTEST Lab to offer LTE RF Conformance Test (CT) and LTE Supplementary RF testing to wireless carriers, OEMs and chipset companies for Carrier Acceptance Test (CAT).

Mobile500 Alliance Demonstrates End-to-End Solution for Monetizing Mobile DTV at CES

January 10, 2012 8:38 am | Comments

The Mobile500 Alliance unveiled a breakthrough end-to-end solution that will enable its member broadcasters to build new revenue streams through Mobile DTV (MDTV). The goal is to make the solution available to Alliance member companies after beta launch and evaluation in Seattle. The demonstration shown at 2012 International CES includes a Mobile500 application for iOS devices that supports audience measurement, ESG data, channel logos, interstitial ads and banner ads.

Anaren-Tesla Alliance Aims to Streamline Wireless Apps Using ZigBee

January 10, 2012 8:30 am | Comments

Anaren, Inc. announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Tesla Controls (San Diego, CA) to develop and market a unique, streamlined approach to the typical familiarization routine, basic programming, and development process of wireless applications for the ZigBee Standard. The new solution will premiere at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), at the Texas Instruments booth (#21318E) located in the ZigBee Alliance-sponsored ZigBee TechZone at that show.

Foryou Chooses u-blox GPS for In-Car Navigation and Infotainment

January 10, 2012 7:33 am | Comments

Foryou General Electronics, a major Chinese supplier of in-car navigation and infotainment systems for domestic and global automotive markets, has designed in u-blox 6 GPS receiver modules for two lines of advanced in-car infotainment systems, the Android-based AN6B01 and CE6620 . “Our in-car infotainment and navigation systems offer the highest level of performance in terms of design, quality, user-friendliness and satisfying user experience,” said Mr.

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Industry Leaders Aim to Redefine Power as Smart and Wireless

January 9, 2012 11:58 am | Comments

IEEE, the world's largest professional association for advancing technology for humanity, today announced a community of global industry leaders are joining forces with the intention to form the Power Matters Alliance (PMA) under the IEEE Standards Association (IEEE-SA) Industry Connections Program. The PMA is dedicated to remaking consumers’ daily interaction with power as wireless, environmentally sound, and smart.

Fulton Innovation Unveils the Next Generation of Wireless Power Solutions at CES 2012

January 9, 2012 11:42 am | Comments

Fulton Innovation, the creator and exclusive licensor of eCoupled intelligent wireless power, is announcing technological breakthroughs in wireless power, showing demonstrations of multi-range, multi-protocol, and multi-surface applications at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES)in Las Vegas. Fulton Innovation, the leader in wireless power, is taking wireless technology to the next level by increasing spatial freedom with interoperability that enables a device to be moved around both on and above a surface while maintaining efficient and continuous charge.

Go Ahead, Drop This Tablet Into the Toilet

January 9, 2012 10:55 am | Comments

Admit it, you’ve used your favorite gadget gear in the bathroom and, at least once, that phone (or even your tablet) has taken the plunge. You fumbled and in it went into the toilet or sink — or perhaps the tub. If you have one of these new tablets and phones from Fujitsu, though, you don’t have to worry.

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A Refrigerator That Helps You Diet? LG Unveils High-Tech Smart Appliances

January 9, 2012 10:34 am | Comments

LG is paving the way for a new era in smart appliances. From a refrigerator that helps you diet and keeps track of your groceries, to a robot that vacuums via smartphone control, LG is giving the household a whole new tech makeover. The company announced at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show an array of new products to its Smart ThinQ appliance line.

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A Step Too Far? Motorized Shoes Let You Go for a Spin

January 9, 2012 10:22 am | Comments

For those hoping for flying cars and jetpacks, a new product is launching at the Consumer Electronics Show that is a huge step for personal mobility: motorized skates that let you zip around at up to 10 mph. SpnKiX by Action turns any pair of sneakers into wearable skates. The battery-powered motorized skates strap right onto shoes and are hand-controlled by a wireless remote, which controls both feet at one time.

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Netflix UK Launch: U.S. Giant Takes A Gamble As Fierce Web-TV Battle Shapes Up With Amazon

January 9, 2012 10:19 am | Comments

(Reuters) - Netflix launched in Britain and Ireland on Monday, taking on BSkyB's premium drama and movies offerings and prompting Amazon-owned rival Lovefilm to offer a new cut-price service. In its first expansion outside the Americas, which the company has said will push it into a loss this year, Netflix said its prices and instant access to a broad range of online entertainment would attract new customers.

Sustainable Energy Solutions with the Largest Gadget Ever at CES 2012

January 9, 2012 9:48 am | Comments

A cleaner and smarter energy future - available today - is on display at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. NRG is at the Consumer Electronics Show for the second time to highlight how innovations from NRG and two of its consumer businesses - electricity retailer Reliant and electric vehicle charging network eVgo - are pioneering cleaner, smarter energy choices for consumers.

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