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Imec reports reconfigurable radio solutions enabling low-cost and low-power spectrum sensing

February 17, 2011 7:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Imec presents a digital front-end component for low-cost and low-power spectrum sensing, paving the way to power-efficient cognitive radios and networks. The new results support industry’s search for increased flexibility and reliability for their next-generation wireless devices. The...

DATE 2011 Exhibition is Back to Growth

February 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The European economy is back to growth; during the downturn Europe’s microelectronics industry has further sharpened the profile of its leading clusters like Grenoble and Dresden. Both of that will be clearly visible at DATE 2011 Conference and Exhibition from …

19-inch industrial computer with Intel Mobile GM45 chipset

February 16, 2011 12:20 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

DSM Computer has expanded its 96M1574 19-inch industrial computer family from the Infinity series with a very high-performance variant based on the compact 96M4296o industrial slot CPU with an Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The robust IPC is installed in …

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Unit testing incorporating hardware

February 16, 2011 11:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The latest version of Tessy, the tool for automated module/unit/integration testing of embedded software, now enables users to incorporate hardware in unit and integration testing. The hardware under test either can be the on-chip peripherals of a microcontroller or hardware …

Picochip Powers LTE Femtocell from Airspan

February 15, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Spain, 14th February – At the Mobile World Congress, Picochip has announced that its picoArray™ technology has been selected to implement LTE and other wireless processing in Airspan’s new multi-standard ‘small cell’ basestation, the AirSynergy. Designed to deliver high-performance data...

Texas Instruments DLP Announces Optimized Chipsets to Enable Brighter-Less Power Hungry Pico Projector Images

February 15, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Spain, 14th February – Driving forward the image quality of mobile pico projectors, Texas Instruments (TI) has revealed the optimized DLP Pico™ chipsets at Mobile World Congress. The chipsets are designed to enhance image brightness without increasing power usage for …

Marvell ‘World Phone’ Single Chip Solution Unveiled at Mobile World Congress

February 15, 2011 9:20 am | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

Spain, 14th February – Marvell has debuted its ‘world phone’ platform based on the the PXA978 communications processor with Marvell HSPA modem. The PXA978 is the industry’s first single-chip solution to feature 3G UMTS (Universal Mobile Telecommunications System) and...

u-blox and Rohde & Schwarz team up on Galileo and GLONASS development

February 14, 2011 7:45 am | News | Comments

u-blox and Rohde & Schwarz (R&S), a worldwide leading supplier of test and measurement equipment, have successfully concluded a simulation of the soon-to-be-deployed European Galileo satellite positioning system.

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Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent Show Live 4G LTE Multi-Continent Gaming at MWC

February 14, 2011 4:34 am | News | Comments

Visitors to the Verizon Wireless and Alcatel-Lucent booths at this year’s Mobile World Congress can experience the power of 4G LTE through live 4G LTE interactive multi-player gaming and live video conferencing between Barcelona and a moving 4G LTE-enabled vehicle in the United States.

Eurepean Commission launches consultation on EU research & innovation funding

February 13, 2011 4:39 pm | by European Institute of Innovation and Technology | News | Comments

The European Commission launched this week a consultation on major improvements to EU research...

Holst Centre Brings Brain Wave Monitoring to the Home

February 13, 2011 4:36 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

The Netherlands, 8th February – The Holst Centre has made significant breakthroughs in enabling technologies for wireless EEG (electroencephalogram) systems, enabling continuous ambulatory monitoring. Its prototype EEG headset is compatible with dry electrodes and combines ease-of-use...

Microsoft Uses Zytronic Touch Sensor Technology

February 13, 2011 4:35 pm | by ECN Europe | Blogs | Comments

UK, 8th February – Zytronic continues to find exciting application openings for its proprietary Projected Capacitive Technology (PCT™). In the latest example, the company has produced a specially designed touchscreen solution now deployed in Microsoft® Corporation’s Envisioning Lab. The...

European cargo rocket to supply Space Station

February 11, 2011 7:58 am | News | Comments

An unmanned Ariane rocket is scheduled to launch a cargo vessel into orbit on Tuesday in Europe's second mission to carry supplies to the International Space Station (ISS), space officials said on Friday. The modified Ariane launcher will lift off at 7.08 p.m. (2208 GMT)...

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Smartphone makers to woo developers in Barcelona

February 11, 2011 7:55 am | News | Comments

The shotgun marriage of Nokia and Microsoft's smartphone platforms puts software developers center stage at next week's Mobile World Congress and is likely to herald further consolidation. Nokia and Microsoft, the global leaders in mobile phones and software, announced a wide-ranging strategic alliance on Friday that increases their chance of building an iPhone killer...

Oberthur & NXP Announce Licensing Agreement for MIFARE on SIM Cards

February 11, 2011 7:45 am | News | Comments

Oberthur Technologies has announced a licensing agreement for NXP Semiconductors’ MIFARE™ technology. This agreement enables Oberthur to integrate MIFARE™ into its SIM cards globally.

Renesas Mobile & Nokia Siemens Networks Collaborate on LTE Demonstration for Mobile World Congress 2011

February 10, 2011 5:53 am | News | Comments

Renesas Mobile has announced an end-to-end Long Term Evolution (LTE) demonstration, using the 1800 MHz spectrum, together with Nokia Siemens Networks, at Mobile World Congress 2011 from 14th-17th February, 2011.

Should spies spend more time on Twitter?

February 8, 2011 9:51 am | News | Comments

With unrest and chaos apparently having taken Egypt's rulers and Western states by surprise, governments and spies are increasingly looking to social media like Twitter to detect political threats in advance. Protesters who overthrew Tunisian President Ben Ali and brought revolution to the streets of Egypt used sites such as Twitter and Facebook to coordinate action.

France's Orange ditches Google's DoubleClick for startup OpenX

February 8, 2011 9:43 am | News | Comments

French telecoms carrier Orange has ditched Google's Internet advertising-serving company DoubleClick in favor of independent OpenX, in a sign of the smaller company's growing challenge to the major players. Orange said four-year-old OpenX had the scale and maturity to compete with giants such as Google...

Mars500 ‘arrives’ in orbit around Mars

February 8, 2011 9:00 am | News | Comments

The first full-duration simulation of a manned voyage to Mars has reached a major milestone: the ‘spacecraft’ yesterday ‘arrived’ at Mars after 244 days of virtual interplanetary flight. Three crewmembers will ‘land’ on Mars on 12 February and make three sorties onto simulated martian terrain.

Call for Media: witness Mars500 crew emerge onto alien surface

February 8, 2011 8:45 am | News | Comments

PR 05-2011 After more than eight months ‘flying’ to the Red Planet, the isolated Mars500 crew will finally take their first steps onto a mock-Mars surface on 14 February – and members of the news media can apply now for ringside seats.

3U CompactPCI Serial SBC with Intel Core i7

February 8, 2011 4:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The G20 from Men Mikro, based on the extremely fast Intel Core i7 processor, reaches a base frequency of 2.53 GHz. In addition, the processor supports the Intel Turbo Boost technology, which enables a maximum turbo frequency of 3.2 GHz dependent on the workload.

CSR µEnergy Platform Powers Bluegiga Bluetooth OEM Module

February 8, 2011 4:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

CSR’s high performance µEnergy platform has been selected by Bluegiga Technologies for its new BLE211 Bluetooth low energy OEM module. Targeting sensors and accessories requiring ultra-low-power connectivity...

Wolfson’s Power Management IC Selected by NVIDIA

February 8, 2011 4:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Wolfson Microelectronics’ WM8325 power management IC has been selected by NVIDIA for its Tegra 2 mobile super chip. Tegra 2 will bring extreme multi-tasking to cell phones with a dual-core CPU, hardware accelerated Flash...

Ultra-Low Energy Radio Chip

February 8, 2011 4:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Toumaz has launched the TZ1053 TELRAN, an ultra-low energy radio for wireless sensor networks, remote controls, green energy solutions, smart meters, and environmental monitoring. Built on its proprietary AMx mixed signal technology...

Picochip Successfully Participates in Femtocell Plugfest

February 8, 2011 4:23 am | News | Comments

Picochip announces that it has participated in the second plugfest, which focused on femtocell management. The event was run by the Femto Forum, the independent industry and operator association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide.

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