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White space on hold as Weightless switches to narrowband M2M comms

Machine-to-machine communication industry body Weightless is switching its focus from whitespace radio to ultra-narrow-band radio. “Weightless not pursuing white space as availability is not coming along anything like as quickly as we thought it would. We won’t return to whitespace for two or three years…

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Rohde & Schwarz shows 5G millimetre-wave setup at Korea summit

At the 5G Global Summit, taking place in South Korea this week, Rohde & Schwarz will present details of a test setup for generating and analysing signals up to 67GHz, the millimetre wave band, as part of research for 5G mobile communications. The millimetre-wave test setup consists of the…

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Pre-silicon software verification will speed development, says Mentor Graphics

Delivering a system-on-chip (SoC) is no longer simply deploying silicon. Modern devices are delivered with significant amounts of software, including software stacks, middleware, boot code, and drivers. You could wait until the silicon has been delivered and put it on a board to begin developing this software, but…

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Hydrogen-powered car designed in the cloud

Riversimple, a Powys-based start-up developing a road-going hydrogen fuel cell powered car is carrying out some of its design in the cloud and has adopted Cadonix cloud-based automotive harness CAD tools. “We’re designing a radically new car – which will be in market trials late next…

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Altera quals auto SoCs

Altera has qualified nine of its Enpirion power SoCs devices as compliant with the automotive AEC-Q100 temperature qualification standard…

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Consortium eases digital power second-sourcing

A consortium has been set-up to reduce risk the specification of digital point-of-load power supplies (POLs, see below). The issue is second-sourcing. For a long time, there have been standard footprints for POLs, agreed by organisations such as POLA and DOSA. All the time POLs were…

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Homes at centre of smart metering revolution, says Maxim

The world is becoming a smarter place. We have come to expect more out of devices, communications, and networks. Think smart meter and smart grid. Although “smart” means different things to different people, broadly speaking it simply implies more capability and more features. It suggests the ability to make intelligent…

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