SkyCross has expanded personal connectivity and improved end-user satisfaction by enabling Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to operate simultaneously in netbooks. Because 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth operate at 2.4 GHz, interference between the two RF signals previously made using both functions at the same time nearly impossible, particularly when the two antennas were in close proximity inside a device.LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
Designing a wireless data network without fully accounting for the mix of applications, the types of client devices and number of users risks reduced performance. By Dr. Roger Skidmore, Motorola click to enlarge Figure 1.
Lower voltage IC technologies now enable ultrasound receiver chips with unprecedented high gain and low noise numbers. By Ismail Oguzman and Arash Loloee, Texas Instruments click to enlarge Figure 1. Typical block-diagram of a complete medical ultrasound system.
CHELMSFORD, Mass., PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Airvana, Inc. announced the company's planned participation in the upcoming "1st Femto Forum UMTS Femtocell Plugfest" scheduled to take place in March 2010. Airvana will be showcasing interoperability of the company's HubBub™ UMTS femtocell with other vendors' products within the femtocell ecosystem....LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Chipsets, Other
NXP has unveiled a truly industry-standard Near Field Communication (NFC) controller, delivering a fully compliant platform for handset manufacturers and operators to introduce next-generation NFC devices and services. The new NXP PN544 chip is based on the latest NFC specifications by the European Telecommunications Standard Institute (ETSI)....LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
Diverse modulation formats and sampling rates between various standards make designing common building blocks challenging. Deepak Boppana, Altera Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1. Farrow Filter Structure. Remote radio heads (RRH) technology with support for simultaneous operation of multiple air-interface protocols is an emerging product requirement for operators.
Keithley Instruments, Inc. introduces the Model 2891-IQ Upconverter, which provides comprehensive support for transceiver testing by processing analog I and Q baseband signals for testing a transceiver’s transmitter, as well as processing analog I and Q output signals for testing a transceiver’s receiver....LISTED UNDER: Services, Calibration / Test | Chipsets, Other
With the integration of MEMS technology in the remote, motion signatures can be digitized for the game control. By Michelle Kelsey, Freescale Semiconductor The evolution of gaming is on its way - Freescale's accelerometer, MCU and radio portfolio enables an ideal chip set for low power with high integration.
Skyworks Solutions, Inc. has introduced a pseudomorphic high electron mobility transistor (pHEMT) gallium arsenide (GaAs) integrated circuit (IC) SP3T switch for 0.1 to 6.0 GHz. The SKY13317-373LF symmetric switch offers low insertion loss and high isolation with a 44% reduction in size than SKY13309-370LF....LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
By Svenn-Tore Larsen, Chief Executive Officer, Nordic Semiconductor Like many organizations in today's electronics sector, my company, Nordic Semiconductor, is rising to the challenge of operating in a global semiconductor market that analysts say could drop by around 20 percent this year compared to 2008.
By considering packaging in the early stages of product development, design teams can determine the best architecture for their particular application. By Ralph Ebbutt, Maxtek Components Corp. click to enlarge Figure 1 - An example of a system-on-chip (SoC) device.
By Danny Tseng, Cypress Semiconductor Designing a platform with modularity in mind is one approach that can shorten design time as well as enable easier feature upgrades. click to enlarge Figure 1. Architecture modularization of a mobile handset.
Anritsu Company introduces the MD8430A Signaling Tester, a LTE base station simulator. Providing flexible and responsive support for the latest 3GPP LTE standard, the MD8430A is a highly accurate cost-effective solution for manufacturers of LTE chipsets and mobile devices to evaluate their products and improve time to market....LISTED UNDER: Chipsets, Other
The recent advent of low-cost FPGAs equipped with high-performance transceivers and DSP blocks will greatly reduce the build and deployment costs of a video broadcast system. By Shakeel Peera, Lattice Semiconductor Corporation click to enlarge Figure 1.
Protecting infotainment dynamic data is essential. The unique advantage of F-RAM guarantees higher availability & performance. By Duncan Bennett, Ramtron International The use of non-volatile ferroelectric RAM (F-RAM) in automotive applications began with airbag applications. This type of safety critical application was click to enlarge Figure 1.