FreshPatents.com Merchandise tags with removal detection for theft prevention
Security tags such as hang tags are provided for mounting on merchandise in a retail setting. The security tags include a substrate, an RFID chip, an antenna, and a protection circuit. The chip is affixed to the substrate, while the antenna and the protection circuit are electrically connected to the...
InfoWorld Marvell to push wireless LANs to gigabit speeds with new chipset
Marvell's upcoming 8864 chipset for the 802.11ac Wi-Fi standard can achieve gigabit speeds thanks to multiple antennas for reception and transmission, but wireless routers and access points based on the component won't arrive until the middle of next year. While first-generation products based on the 802.11ac technology are now in stores, vendors are working on products that should make, for example, HD video distribution in homes run even smoother.
InfoWorld Intel gets serious about wireless
The fact that LTE connectivity is becoming ubiquitous in smartphones and tablets isn't lost on Intel, which aims for its baseband processors to be used in more mobile devices and base stations. Intel is optimizing LTE modems to be paired closely with its smartphone, tablet and ultrabook chips, and the chip maker ultimately plans to integrate baseband processors, which manage radio functions, inside its mobile chips.
BWE Magazine UltraWideband Rollout Continues Pace by Electing CSR to WiMedia Alliance Board
CSR (LSE: CSR) announced that Kristine Overlaur has been appointed to the board responsible for bringing UWB (Ultra Wideband) Bluetooth to the mass market, the WiMedia Alliance. The appointment underlines CSR's UWB technology for worldwide use in mobile phones and other battery powered portable devices, with single chip silicon available in H208 with volume ramping in 2009.
BWE Magazine Ultrawideband Broadband Wireless Chipset Manufacturer Secures $24 Million in Funding
Wisair, a leading provider of single-chip based Ultra Wideband (UWB) and Wireless USB (WUSB) solutions, announced that it has secured $24 million in its latest round of funding. The financing included four new international investors and was led by Susquehanna Growth Equity (SGE), a US-based private equity fund investing in growth capital and late stage venture opportunities. SGE was joined by European-based Advent Venture Partners, Bridge Capital Fund of Japan (an affiliate of Nikko Antfactory), and Yasud...
BWE Magazine WiMedia Certifies First PHYs for High Band Operation, Paving the Way for Global UWB Adoption
The WiMedia Alliance announced the certification of the first three Ultra Wideband (UWB) physical layer chipsets (PHYs) to support the WiMedia Spectrum Extension Release (SER) announced in August. The chips from Alereon, Realtek and Staccato Communications support operation in Band Groups 1 and 3 (3.1 to 4.8GHz and 6.3 to 7.9GHz, respectively). The Alereon and Staccato chips also support operation in Band Group 6 (7.4 to 9.0GHz).
BBC VIDEO: Intel reveals tech innovations
From 'perceptual computing' to smarter car headlights, chip maker Intel reveals what it thinks is the technology of tomorrow.
All About Symbian How to: watch live TV on your Symbian smartphone
Now I know what you're going to ask: "What's the point? If you're at home then you can use a real TV or a desktop/laptop, and if you're mobile then you probably don't want hours of mobile TV swallowing up your cellular bandwidth!" All very true, but say you're mobile, some breaking news is happening and you're frustrated that all you can see are headlines and textual reports. Wouldn't it be nice to see what's going on by tapping into a live TV stream? With, admittedly, a UK focus, I investigate a few optio...
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Rohde & Schwarz adds GLONASS and P code for GPS to the GNSS simulator in the R&S®SMBV100A Jan 24, 2012 - The options for GLONASS (R&S®SMBV-K94) and GPS P code (R&S®SMBV-K93) have been launched for GNSS chipset and module manufacturers
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