The Tinker's Toolbox - Tim Colleran of Qualcomm Atheros on the Smart Grid and the 'Internet of Things'August 15, 2011 11:23 am | Podcasts | Comments
In today's podcast we talk to Tim Colleran, Director Internet of Things, Qualcomm Atheros. The 'Internet of Things' is the idea that everyday objects can be readable, recognizable, locatable, addressable, and controllable via the Internet.
Wireless technology, with its ability to increase system flexibility and mobility, has become an integral part of many embedded and consumer applications. Even a simple RF system, however, introduces many critical design issues with a fair number of tradeoffs.
Electric vehicles can be charged contact-free via inductive energy flow. It is safe and no cables are needed.
Altair Semiconductor announced that its TD-LTE chipset, integrated in a commercial USB dongle, achieved download speeds of more than 100Mbps in a live over-the-air demonstration.
Gartner Group estimates that by 2015 over 294 million tablets and over 1 billion smartphones will be in use - making mobile devices one of the hottest platforms for software developers to migrate to.
In today's podcast we talk to Cees Links, the Founder and CEO of GreenPeak, a fabless semiconductor company with a strong focus on wireless for sense and control networks in combination with battery-less technology.
Crystek’s new CVCO55CXT-6250-6250 Coaxial Resonator Oscillator (CRO) is a coaxial-based VCO with an internal proprietary frequency doubler.
Fairchild’s FAN156 and FAN256 low power comparators typically consume less than 10 µA of supply current. They operate at a low voltage of 1.6 V and are fully operational up to
Uncertainty in global financial markets will likely take its toll on the market for mobile devices in the second half as growth slows in Western Europe, according to research firm Gartner.
TÜV Rheinland, one of only three organizations authorized to test products for compliance to ZigBee standards, has developed a proprietary software-based testing system that is faster and more flexible than previous testing environments.
AVX has expanded its rugged automotive portfolio to include a miniature, dual element AC multilayer varistor designed for use in automotive low power AC circuits.
Power Sources Unlimited announces the "NEW" Unipower & Unipower Telecom Products web page and shopping cart.
TESEQ introduces a new Line Impedance Stabilization Network (LISN) for conducted emissions testing of Grid Connected Power Conditioners (GCPC).
Return to Zero is a funny comic strip for engineers, with lab humor, odd situations, and exploding circuits that of course makes a sport out of solving the trickiest of engineering problems.
Asian technology vendors Sumitomo Electric, Hitachi, Shenzhen GongJin and Ralink have recently joined the Home Gateway Initiative (HGI), the world’s leading organisation for publishing requirements for key components of the digital home.
IT Europa announced that it will be staging the fifth annual European ISV Convention on 1 March 2012 in Berlin.
UK-based millimetre waveband and wireless Point-to-Point specialists, Sub10 Systems, confirmed it had reached an agreement with HUBER+SUHNER, to take over production and sales of its SENCITYLink 100, 160, 320 Mbps product line.
Digi International announced that its ConnectPort X5 R is now certified to use the Iridium satellite network for global, two-way, low-latency data communications.
National Semiconductor introduced a pair of quad- and dual-channel, digital variable gain amplifiers (DVGA) that enable higher-performance wideband radio systems.
Anite announced the availability of Scenario Mode, an enhancement to its Development Toolset suite for wireless device and chipset development that allows test engineers to rapidly design test scenarios (test scripts) through an easy-to-use graphical interface.
TTI’s Big Job campaign featuring a series of four webisodes chronicling the company’s quest for a new spokesperson, has received a Bronze Telly Award.
The company is launching its mobileDNA service as part of a package to help marketers that do not yet have a mobile strategy to get campaigns up and running in a matter of days.
Axel Technologies is pleased to announce that our Fuugo TV software has been shortlisted at the ConnectedWorld.TV Awards at IBC2011.
American Microwave Corporation brings Microwave Integrated Circuit technology to the Solid State Switch Matrix resulting in a hybrid switch matrix on a single substrate.