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Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress: Your Electronics Weekly guide

Mobile World Congress
The annual Mobile World Congress highlights the latest trends in mobile technology and services. It runs from 2 – 5 March in Barcelona, this year, and is organised by the GSMA (GSM Association). The congress brings together mobile operators, equipment vendors as well as industry figures, and Electronics…

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MWC: Danish firm shows low cost eye-tracking at MWC 2015

MWC: Danish firm shows low cost eye-tracking at MWC 2015

Eye tracking software that will run on Android smartphones was demonstrated by Denmark-based firm Eye Tribe at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week.

Eye Tracking SDK for Android opens the possibility of integrating affordable eye tracking into mobile devices.

According to Anders Bo Pedersen of the Eye Tribe…

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MWC: ARM CEO calls for mobile network re-think

MWC: ARM CEO calls for mobile network re-think

ARM CEO Simon Segars told delegates at Mobile World Congress today that mobile network infrastructure needs to dramatically change if global markets are going to realise the true potential universal broadband communications.

“Mobile infrastructure is now seen as an enabler for economic growth around the world, but without investment and…

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MWC: Tackling LTE-A HetNets is a challenge, says Cobham

MWC: Tackling LTE-A HetNets is a challenge, says Cobham

As small cell basestations are now seen as a necessary part of managing spectrum efficiency in the roll-out of next generation LTE-Adanced mobile networks, the network operators have the problem of managing a network made up from different-sized cells ranging from big macrocells to small cells. This…

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Ford combines a smartphone and bicycle into an e-bike

Ford combines a smartphone and bicycle into an e-bike

Ford demonstrated two e-bikes which really need the rider to use their smartphone to ride them.

Motor company last year asked its staff to put forward designs for e-bikes as part of its project called “Handle on Mobility” which is intended to help the company discover the transport…

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MWC: ARM thinks IoT not happening fast enough

MWC: ARM thinks IoT not happening fast enough

ARM thinks the development of devices which embed its processors for the internet of things (IoT) is not happening fast enough.

In other words the industry cannot have too many starter kits for designing devices that connect to the internet.

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So ARM has…

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MWC: Rohde & Schwarz provides voice over LTE test option

MWC: Rohde & Schwarz provides voice over LTE test option

Rohde & Schwarz has added an analysis capability for voice over LTE (VoLTE) data and media traffic as an upgrade option for its CMW500 wideband radio communication tester.

The IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) server upgrade allows for verifying the IMS and VoLTE functionality of mobile devices.

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Samsung confirms processor for S6 is its own design

Samsung confirms processor for S6 is its own design

Samsung yesterday announced two new, highly anticipated, flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge, at Mobile World Conference in Barcelona, writes Tom Wilson.

However, ARM-based CPU manufacturer Qualcomm is noticeably absent from the hardware specification of the new Galaxy S smartphones, with Samsung finally opting for their…

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MWC: Firm uses VR headset to give mobiles 360 degree video

MWC: Firm uses VR headset to give mobiles 360 degree video

Canadian firm Summit Tech has demonstrated 360 degree video calling using virtual reality (VR) headsets at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today.

The intention of this is to allow users to look around in an immersive 360 degree view of the place they are calling.

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MWC: MediaTek first with ARM's Cortex-A72 'PC-class' mobile chip

MWC: MediaTek first with ARM's Cortex-A72 'PC-class' mobile chip

MediaTek expects to see the first smartphone with a mobile processor it has designed based on an ARM Cortex-A72 dual core processor before the end of the year.

MediaTek of Taiwan is believed to be the first chip firm to see first silicon of the new 64-bit processor…

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MWC: Phone charger powered by water

MWC: Phone charger powered by water

Swedish power company myFC will introduce a mobile phone charger which is powered by a fuel cell charger at the Mobile World Congress, in Barcelona today.

The card-shaped charger, which is called JAQ, derives enough power to charge a phone from a fuel cell containing water and salt and…

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