By Chris Keeser, Cypress Semiconductor Corp. The other day I was driving to the local dump to drop off a load of trash carefully stacked into the back of the family minivan. Suddenly I noticed that the “trunk open” light came on. I quickly pulled over just as the rear hatch popped all the way open and the van began to empty my garbage bags all over the road.
Third- and fourth-generation wireless base stations that use today’s most-common interface standards, such as WCDMA, TD-SCDMA, LTE, TD-LTE and Wimax, require a large amount of signal processing to keep up with the uplink and downlink bandwidth requirements.
Agilent Technologies Inc. introduces automated compliance test software for Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) physical-layer transmitter compliance testing that includes measurement support for SAS 6-Gbps and 12-Gbps interfaces. Using the Infiniium 90000 Series or 90000 X-Series oscilloscope and the automated N5412B SAS-2 compliance test software, engineers can maximize their design margins and gain greater insights into their system performan...LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Test and Measurement, Oscilloscopes | Chipsets, Other
SiliconBlue® Technologies recently announced the immediate availability of the iCE65L01™ mobileFPGA device in the CS36 package, which is a 36-pin, 2.5 x 2.5 mm wafer-level chip scale package. At 6.25 mm² and 11.5 milligrams, the iCE65L01 is small and light, yet it provides over 14 times the logic capacity of its nearest competitor....LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
Anritsu Company introduces additional Release 8 HSPA Evolution software for its MD8480C Signaling Tester that builds on existing Dual Carrier downlink capability to create a more comprehensive Release 8 HSPA Evolution test solution. The new software includes features for testing Uplink Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC), including Improved Layer 2 and Enhanced Cell FACH support, and provides developers of 3GPP protocol stacks, chipsets, a...LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Chipsets, Other
Aeroflex announces the launch of a new option for the 7100 LTE Digital Radio Test Set that supports CDMA-based data standards such as Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) and evolved High Rate Packet Data (eHRPD) as well as LTE-eHRPD hand-over. As CDMA network operators migrate towards LTE, the devices used by their subscribers will need to operate with both the legacy EV-DO sectors of the network and those that have been upgraded to LTE, a...LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Chipsets, Other
Automotive Chipsets Deliver Video and Control Continuously Over a Single Wire Pair to Improve Driver SafetyJune 16, 2010 9:50 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments
National Semiconductor Corp. today unveiled its FPD-Link III family of automotive-grade serializer and deserializer (SerDes) chipsets featuring the industry’s first real-time, bidirectional control channel for driver-assist video cameras. The FPD-Link III chipsets improve driver safety and response time by delivering clock, data, and real-time I2C bidirectional control, continuously over a single differential pair....LISTED UNDER: Automotive | Automotive | Chipsets, Other
Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation has entered in an exclusive agreement with IBM for the development and manufacture of future generations of Peregrine’s patented UltraCMOS™ silicon-on-sapphire (SOS) process technology, the industry’s highest-performance radio frequency complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (RF CMOS) process.
Test Solution Addresses the Rapidly-Growing Demand for Validating Wi-Fi Positioning Performance of Mobile DevicesJune 9, 2010 7:51 am | Wireless Design & Development | Product Releases | Comments
SUNNYVALE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The rapidly-growing demand for ubiquitous location-based applications is driving the use of Wi-Fi positioning, in addition to existing location technologies such as A-GPS and Cell ID, to provide subscribers with location information more quickly and in more places....LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Chipsets, Other
Fairchild Semiconductor's USB accessory switch, the FSA800, was announced as a winner in the 20th annual EDN Innovation Awards in the category of Analog: Signal Path. Fairchild's FSA800 is a 3:1 USB accessory switch enabling USB, audio and UART data to share a common connector port. The FSA800 also has a charger detection function, microphone connection capability and provides superior audio signal integrity as well as overvoltage prote...LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
After three years of deliberation, the IEEE802.16m air interface definition will be ready for prime time in the next few months. This critical step toward creating true 4G cellular technology based on WiMAX is important enough to earn compliant products a new name: WiMAX 2. Further proof came last month, when an impressive subset of the WiMAX community created the WiMAX 2 Collaboration Initiative to "improve the economics of mobile broadband" and "to create a better value chain for service providers.
SiGe Semiconductor’s SE2601T is a RF switch/LNA front-end IC (FEIC) designed to enhance the performance and functionality of converged Bluetooth™/Wi-Fi™ chipsets for embedded applications. The device addresses the increasing convergence of connectivity requirements such as Wi-Fi™ and Bluetooth™ for the new generations of smartphones, netbooks, personal media players and digital cameras....LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
Santa Clara, Calif. – Amimon announced that it has surpassed half a million units in chipset sales and orders. The company has been experiencing very strong and rapidly growing demand for its wireless 1080p WHDI™ (Wireless Home Digital Interface)™ chipset. With a very strong first quarter and multiple new WHDI products to be launched in the next few months, Amimon is on track to crossing the one million chipset sales milestone by Holiday S...LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
The Emergence of JESD204A in Data Converters and Low Power FPGAs in Wireless Infrastructure EquipmentApril 14, 2010 12:12 pm | Articles | Comments
The increasing data throughput demands on base stations have led to increased radio unit component cost and power, with associated printed circuit board and interface complexities, as well as heightened signal integrity concerns.
By Brian Blum, Texas Instruments Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) is fast-becoming the hottest buzz-word in low-power wireless communications. Within five years, we have seen a variety of standard and proprietary networking protocols emerge, begin to show promise, and occasionally open up new market spaces and fundamental opportunities for technical innovation.