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CML Microsystems Acquires Leading-edge Vocoder Technology

June 21, 2011 11:54 am | Comments

CML Microsystems, a mixed-signal semiconductor company headquartered close to London, England, has acquired the exclusive rights to the RALCWI low bit-rate vocoder products from Spirit, a Moscow based software company. CML originally licensed RALCWI from Spirit a few years ago to run on its proprietary system on chip DSP technology after playing a key role in its specification, and has continued to enhance the performance and feature-set of the product.

Richardson RFPD and Kendeil Team-Up to Improve Lead Times for Large-Size Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors

June 21, 2011 11:31 am | Comments

Richardson RFPD announced it has entered into a global distribution agreement with Kendeil, S.r.l, a manufacturer of screw terminal and snap-in type aluminum electrolytic capacitors headquartered in Gallarate (VA), Italy. A high-quality manufacturer for more than 30 years, Kendeil’s extensive product offering is used  in virtually all high-power inverter applications, such as wind and solar power, industrial motor drives, battery chargers, etc.

TTI Earns Distributor of the Year Award from Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products

June 21, 2011 11:04 am | Comments

TTI announced that the company has been awarded the Distributor of the Year Award from Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products. The award was presented at the annual Electronics Distribution Show and Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. This marks the third year that Spectrum Advanced Specialty Products has presented this award to TTI.

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Microsemi Expands Support for Designers Developing Next-generation High-voltage, High-power RF Generators

June 21, 2011 10:53 am | Comments

Microsemi announced a design guide for developing next-generation high-voltage, high-power systems based on the company's unique digital radio frequency family of hybrid modules. These systems are used in applications including semiconductor processing, LCD glass coating, solar cell manufacturing, optical device and architectural glass coating, hazardous gas treatment, CO2 laser excitation, MRI RF amplifiers, RF scalpels and induction heating systems.

RFMW Enhances Pan-European Strategy

June 21, 2011 10:45 am | Comments

RFMW Europe announces the addition of a new office in France. According to Peter Saxby, Managing Director – Europe, “We can now consider ourselves truly pan-European and we all look forward to helping RFMW and our suppliers meet the various challenges of RF and Microwave component engineering and supply chain logistics.

Apple Wants to Block iPhone Users from Filming Live Events

June 21, 2011 8:27 am | Comments

( Daily Mail ) - The days of filming a live concert or sporting event on your iPhone may soon be a distant memory. Apple is developing software that will sense when a smartphone user is trying to record a live event, and then switch off the device's camera. Anybody holding up their iPhone will find it triggers infra-red sensors installed at the venue.

China Mobile Research Institute and SkyCross Demonstrate Tunable MIMO Antenna for Multimode, Multiband Handsets for LTE Deployments

June 21, 2011 7:58 am | Comments

China Mobile Research Institute and SkyCross today announced a demonstration of a tunable, MIMO antenna design for multimode, multiband handsets in LTE deployments around the globe. The world’s first compact, tunable MIMO antenna covers 12 frequency bands ranging from 700 MHz to 2.7 GHz for TD LTE/LTE FDD/TD SCDMA/GSM EDGE/WCDMA deployments worldwide.

Cavium, Continuous Computing and Picochip Announce "User-to-Core" LTE Small-Cell Demonstration at Femtocells World Summit

June 21, 2011 7:51 am | Comments

Cavium Continuous Computing and Picochip today unveiled the industry’s first demonstration of a Long Term Evolution small-cell operating in an end-to-end system with commercially available user equipment and core network equipment. The companies’ joint exhibit at this year’s Femtocells World Summit shows full interoperation between the Picochip PC960x LTE small cell solution, incorporating Trillium LTE protocol stack software from Continuous Computing running on a Cavium OCTEON processor, LTE dongles using Cavium’s Odyssey 9000 UE chipsets and an LTE evolved packet core (EPC) supplied by a worldwide leader in networking.

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Minimally-Invasive Brain Implant Wirelessly Transmits Neural Signals

June 21, 2011 6:03 am | Comments

A brain implant developed at the University of Michigan uses the body's skin like a conductor to wirelessly transmit the brain's neural signals to control a computer, and may eventually be used to reactivate paralyzed limbs. The implant is called the BioBolt, and unlike other neural interface technologies that establish a connection from the brain to an external device such as a computer, it's minimally invasive and low power, said principal investigator Euisik Yoon , a professor in the U-M College of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.

M/A-COM Technology Solutions Appoints Glen Fields Director of Aerospace & Defense

June 20, 2011 11:41 am | Comments

M/A-COM Technology Solutions is pleased to announce Glen Fields’ appointment as Director, Aerospace and Defense, reporting to Suja Ramnath, Vice President and General Manager of M/A-COM Tech's market-facing businesses. Mr. Fields is now responsible for leading M/A-COM Tech's aerospace and defense initiatives.

JJS Electronics Partners with Lutterworth College for Advanced Apprenticeship Scheme

June 20, 2011 8:04 am | Comments

With an eye to the future, Lutterworth-based JJS Electronics has recently recruited four Engineering students for its Advanced Apprenticeship scheme. JJS worked closely with the Learning South Leicestershire (LSL) Centre at Lutterworth College to define the scheme and identify suitable candidates. John Redmond, Assistant Principal at Lutterworth College said: “We are delighted to announce our partnership with JJS Electronics Ltd and the fact that they have selected some of our students for their Apprenticeship scheme.

Adax, SURF and RadiSys Deliver Cost-Effective ATCA-based LTE-CSFB Solution to APAC Network Provider

June 20, 2011 7:45 am | Comments

Adax, SURF Communication Solutions and RadiSys, global leaders in telecom solutions, announced the successful delivery of a key component in the migration to LTE – CSFB (Circuit Switched Fallback) – to a major APAC provider of integrated wireless solutions. The customer was impressed by the close cooperation among the partners, all members of the RadiSys Alliance Partner Program (RAPP), in providing this standards-based solution in a rapid timeframe.

BTI Systems and DragonWave Announce Partnership to Broaden Mobile Backhaul Solutions

June 20, 2011 7:44 am | Comments

BTI Systems and DragonWave have teamed together to create an integrated solution to deliver cost-effective, scalable capacity across metro fiber networks. Driven by the massive adoption of advanced 3G and 4G wireless services, BTI Systems and DragonWave will address the need for backhaul of mobile broadband data from the tower to the switching center by combining the strengths of their respective packet optical metro networking and high-capacity packet convergence solutions to advance mobile backhaul transport.

The Tinker's Toolbox - Powercast's Harry Ostaffe on Energy Harvesting

June 20, 2011 7:12 am | Comments

Hosted by Alix Paultre, the Tinker's Toolbox is the Advantage Design Group's web-based interview show where we talk about the latest technology, components, and design issues for the electronic design engineering community. In this episode, we talk to Harry Ostaffe of Powercast on energy harvesting technology with a focus on RF power capture.

The Portland Group Updates Compilers to Deliver NVIDIA CUDA Architecture for x86 Platforms

June 20, 2011 6:33 am | Comments

The Portland Group announced that it is now shipping the PGI CUDA C and C++ compilers for systems based on the industry standard general-purpose 64-bit and 32-bit x86 architectures. CUDA is NVIDIA’s parallel computing architecture that enables dramatic increases in computing performance by harnessing the power of NVIDIA GPUs (graphics processing units).

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