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Is the "Last Mile" going Wireless?

May 27, 2011 8:20 am | Comments

Recently I read the April 2011 edition of the Deutsche Bank newsletter Signals to Investors that covered testing of cellular data speeds in various parts of the US.   The testing included Sprint, the T-Mobile 4G network and Verizon’s LTE network. The results of the Verizon LTE testing in particular caught my interest as regards a future Life without Wires™.

Adopting Multicore Processors for 40G Telecom Equipment

May 27, 2011 8:13 am | by Charlie Ashton of 6WIND and Gene Juknevicius of GE Intelligent Platforms | Comments

Driven by the needs of high-bandwidth Internet applications, next-generation telecom blades are required to achieve 40Gbit/s throughput for Ethernet and IP-based traffic. While several suppliers provide multicore processors optimized for these high-performance systems, each is based on a proprietary architecture and there is no software compatibility between processors from different suppliers.

Aeroflex Delivers Comprehensive LTE Test Solutions

May 25, 2011 1:42 pm | Comments

-Sponsored content- For comprehensive LTE test solutions, no other test and measurement manufacturer compares to Aeroflex. Delivering LTE products since 2007, Aeroflex offers a complete range of end-to-end test systems that help operators around the globe deploy LTE networks successfully. Aeroflex's LTE test portfolio covers R&D, service and manufacturing test applications for LTE TDD (Time Division Duplex) and LTE FDD (Frequency Division Duplex) network equipment and terminals.

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IEEE DySPAN 2011 Expands the Research and Deploy of Next Generation Smart Radio Technologies

May 24, 2011 7:53 am | Comments

The IEEE Symposium on New Frontiers in Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN 2011), the leading international conference dedicated to the advance of cutting-edge wireless technologies, recently celebrated its 5th annual event in Aachen, Germany with hundreds of international experts addressing the challenge of delivering next wave Dynamic Spectrum Access (DSA) technologies from the research stage to the global telecom marketplace.

SPOT Connect Satellite Communications App Brings Satellite Messaging Capabilities to iPhone and iPad

May 24, 2011 7:17 am | Comments

Spot LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Globalstar Inc. (Nasdaq:GSAT) and leader in satellite messaging and emergency notification technologies, today announced its SPOT Connect App is now available on the App Store. The SPOT Connect App pairs iPhone, iPad and iPod touch with SPOT Connect, a revolutionary satellite communications device, to allow users to transmit messages via satellite from virtually anywhere in the world.

Globalstar Encouraged by FCC Chairman's Spectrum Initiative

May 23, 2011 3:42 am | Comments

Globalstar, a leading provider of mobile satellite voice and data services to businesses, government, and individuals today announced the Company's response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Julius Genachowski's recent speech to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Speaking at the TIA's 2011 Inside the Network summit in Dallas, TX Chairman Genachowski stated, "Clearly, the opportunities of mobile broadband are enormous.

Robots Show the Evolution of Altruism

May 20, 2011 6:46 am | Comments

Altruistic gene expression is not foreign to nature; one generation gets it from the one that came before. A case in point is worker ants. These ants are sterile and make the altruistic sacrifice by not transmitting their genes in order to guarantee the survival of the queen's genetic makeup. Kin selection is when an individual makes a sacrifice so as to ensure the survival of a relative's genetic code.

Creative Use of TV Whitespace Addresses Community Broadband Needs

May 20, 2011 6:40 am | Comments

Many have asked the question, “How can we fill the need for rural broadband Internet access in our rural community?” But few have actually ventured beyond the question to attempt to make it happen.    Ryan Peel, owner of Vergennes Broadband LLC is one of those rare few.   Having lived in the scenic rural town of Vergennes, Michigan most of his life, he had been continuously frustrated with the lack of broadband access.

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Dual-Chip High-Resolution Architecture Reduces Parts and Increases Design Flexibility

May 20, 2011 5:06 am | Comments

At the SID Display Week exhibition today, Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced a dual-chip high-resolution architecture for its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) touch-and-write technology. The architecture is based on two hardware enhancements that enable Stantum customers (OEMs) to produce high-resolution touch panels with half as many controller chips as the previous architecture, thanks to a new breakthrough scanning engine, which is part of Stantum's PMatrix IP core and firmware and choose between a new chip-on-board-based controller and BGA-on-motherboard options.

Voluntary amputees opt for bionic hands over real ones

May 19, 2011 9:30 am | Comments

(io9.com) - After being electrocuted at work, a young Austrian man named Patrick found that he could no longer move one of his hands. He lived with the injury for a few years, but then decided he'd rather amputate the hand and replace it with something bionic - a synthetic hand controlled by nerve signals from his brain.

International Micro Assembly Meeting Comes to Berlin

May 19, 2011 8:56 am | Comments

On September 29, 2011, Finetech will hold the 8th International User Meeting “micro assembly” in Berlin. This series of events aims at prospects, users and experts alike and has become a fixed point of the annual industry calendar, attracting a steadily growing number of visitors. Like last year, the focus will be on trends and challenges in the micro assembly sector.

Collaborative Innovation Drives Economic Growth

May 19, 2011 7:57 am | Comments

In my role as the CEO of a global technology company, I’m often asked to reveal the secret to market growth. When I think of what drives our brand and our interaction with customers two words come to mind: collaborative innovation. I define this as “innovation with a purpose” aiming to fully capitalize on technology’s promise to create new markets and enhance lives.

Multi-Touch Technology Supports Android OS

May 19, 2011 4:33 am | Comments

Stantum, a leading developer of multi-touch technology, announced today that its patented Interpolated Voltage Sensing Matrix (IVSM) technology now supports Google's Android operating system. IVSM technology's native compatibility with Android's multi-touch framework is being showcased on a demonstration kit in Stantum's booth (#1354) at the SID Display Week exhibition in Los Angeles.

TriQuint Semiconductor, Agilent Technologies Collaborate on Next-Generation Wireless Design Flow

May 19, 2011 4:29 am | Comments

TriQuint Semiconductor and Agilent Technologies announced results on their collaboration for building next-generation RF solutions. This includes enhanced TriQuint process design kits with support for Agilent’s Advanced Design System 2011 EDA software and the development of an ADS RF Module PDK for TriQuint’s RFIC/MMIC and RF Module integrated design flow.

Partnership to Deliver Breakthrough Connected Lighting Solution

May 18, 2011 7:28 am | Comments

GreenWave Reality, an innovator in home energy management and automation systems, today announced that it has partnered with NXP Semiconductors ( NASDAQ: NXPI ) to provide a breakthrough, intelligent lighting control and management solution that can be utilized by manufacturers of energy-efficient compact fluorescent (CFL) and solid state (SSL) lighting.

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