SpaceX: Starlink to Carlink

SpaceX: Starlink to Carlink
by Roger C. Lanctot on 06-13-2019 at 5:00 am

When SpaceX launched 60 satellites into orbit last month – the first of a planned fleet of 12,000 such satellites which will ultimately deliver terrestrial Internet access in concert with earth-bound stations – astronomers were alarmed at the apparent impact on earth-based observatories from light pollution.… Read More


Wireless 5G BTS Need Super DSP core… CEVA XC-12

Wireless 5G BTS Need Super DSP core… CEVA XC-12
by Eric Esteve on 03-02-2017 at 10:00 am

Once upon a time, one wireless base station (BTS) was expected to support one, and only one wireless protocol, like GSM (2G), first deployed in Finland in 1991, or CDMAOne (also 2G) developed by Qualcomm and released through the TIA in 1995. Just a precision: the GSM modem speed was reaching 14.4 Kbps (with only 9.6 Kbps usable by end-user)… Read More


Qualcomm Hit With $853M Penalty for Patent Licensing Practices

Qualcomm Hit With $853M Penalty for Patent Licensing Practices
by Tom Simon on 01-02-2017 at 12:00 pm

Qualcomm was hit in December with a $853M fine by the Korea Fair Trade Commission (KFTC) for not fairly sharing patents related to mobile phone chipsets. In setting the standards for CDMA, WCDMA and LTE, agreements were struck that enable sharing technology to advance the standard. Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory (FRAND)… Read More


Enter the Cellular IoT

Enter the Cellular IoT
by Bernard Murphy on 12-16-2016 at 7:00 am

You could be forgiven for thinking that wireless in an IoT device must be Bluetooth-5 or Zigbee or Thread. After all, that’s what ARM has introduced as a part of their IoT solution and they have market weight that is difficult to dismiss. However those options aren’t the only game in town. There is already some level of (second… Read More


Foggy 5G Forecasts Coming into Focus

Foggy 5G Forecasts Coming into Focus
by Roger C. Lanctot on 11-27-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedMy colleague and automotive safety system guru at Strategy Analytics, Ian Riches, is fond of citing Amara’s Law. Named for Roy Amara (1925-2007), research, scientist, forecaster and long-term president of the Institute for the Future, the “Law” states: “We tend to overestimate the effect … Read More


The Perfect Wearable SoC…?

The Perfect Wearable SoC…?
by Rick Tewell on 08-23-2016 at 12:00 pm

Image RemovedPower is Everything
During Apollo 13 after the oxygen tank in the service module exploded forcing the crew to use the lunar module as a life boat to get back home, John Aaron – an incredibly gifted NASA engineer who was tasked with getting the Apollo 13 crew back home safely – flatly stated “Power isRead More


LTE Trajectory Places High Demands on Baseband Processing

LTE Trajectory Places High Demands on Baseband Processing
by Tom Simon on 08-07-2016 at 7:00 am

LTE stands for Long Term Evolution, and that is exactly what is happening. At the Linley Mobile & Wearables Conference 2016 we received a preview of what is coming in the mobile and wearable markets. LTE is one of the biggest drivers in this entire domain. There was much discussion about the LTE Release 12 and how it increases bandwidth,… Read More


Linley Mobile and Wearable Conference Drills into Rapidly Evolving Markets

Linley Mobile and Wearable Conference Drills into Rapidly Evolving Markets
by Tom Simon on 08-04-2016 at 7:00 am

Last week the Linley conference on mobile and wearables started with an overview and keynote address by the event’s namesake Linley Gwennap. His talk offered a few surprises and was informative all around. As you have seen recently reported here on SemiWiki, he sees smartphone shipments continuing to rise, but with a declining… Read More


Webinar: Design a LTE-based M2M Asset Tracker SoC with CEVA, using GNSS and OTDOA

Webinar: Design a LTE-based M2M Asset Tracker SoC with CEVA, using GNSS and OTDOA
by Eric Esteve on 03-27-2016 at 7:00 am

If you could not attend live to the webinar from CEVA “Lear how to design a LTE-based M2M Asset Tracker SoC”, you have a second chance to access it remotely and to learn a lot. You will learn about CEVA’ Dragonfly platform 1 or 2, based on CEVA-XC8 or CEVA-XC5, and you will discover how mobile Machine 2 Machine (M2M) devices developed … Read More


Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication

Webinar from CEVA: Machine Type Communication
by Eric Esteve on 03-07-2016 at 7:00 am

Image RemovedBy 2020, ABI Research predicts that there will be more than 45 billion connected devices worldwide. More than half of these devices will incorporate multiple standards in the same device, such as Wi-Fi, 802.15.4g, GNSS and cellular communications.

This webinar will address the question: How To Design a LTE-BasedRead More