History shows that disruptions in the mobile market can happen when least expected. Is the current OS duopoly created by Apple and Google a prime target for disruption? Is an industry with six to eight competing operating systems (or variants) preferable to an industry with only two or three dominant platforms? Here is a look at some of the forces that may be creating the next mobile phone disruption.
Ever since I was about five yearsold, I have always been mystifiedby society’s ability to communicateinformation wirelessly from onelocation to another without any cables. Although I am not sure what it is exactly that amazes meabout wireless communications, whether it is the invisible natureof the data transmission or thefreedom associated with untetheredcommunications.
Timing signal jitter can have a profound impact on a wide variety of applications from analog radio frequency (RF) or audio-to-digital communications. While information in a communications system, for example, is extracted from serial data streams by sampling the data signal at specific points, the presence of small quantities of jitter can alter the edge positions enough to lead to data errors and high bit-error rates.
We’ve all had the experience of buying fresh fruit and vegetables from the supermarket only to find a day or two later that the produce has gone bad and has to be thrown away. Well, imagine that scenario, but on a massive scale. Managing perishable goods is not just a major issue for consumers. It is even a more important issue for manufacturers, transporters and retailers since food and pharmaceutical goods are going to increasingly long and complex supply chains with many dangers of poor temperature control, delays and physical mishandling.
Semtech Corporation is a leading supplier of high-quality analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products. Their products are used in some of the most innovative systems and in some of the fastest growing markets in the industry. Semtech's design team has been designing wireless tranceivers for over 15 years--originating out of two companies in Switzerland that were acquired by Semtech six years ago. It wasn't until this aquisition that Semtech began promoting wireless products.
With the increasing deployment of automated technical solutions in the implementation of automated metering reading (AMR), automated metering infrastructure (AMI) and smart grid infrastructure, security attacks are on the rise. Other vulnerabilities in AMI devices include insecure data buses, serial connections or remote debug port access.
When it comes to putting devices in hard to reach places, power consumption plays a major role. Depending on the application, the device needs to either operate independently for a very long period of time or needs to be sufficiently small so as to not be intrusive, which requires very low power usage. The number of low power applications is extensive and growing all of the time, making this a high demand area. And given the complexity of the solutions, it is also a challenging one.http://www.electronicproducts.com/Power_Products/Power_Management/Low_Power_No_Problem.aspx
The Internet just turned 20 years old and the amount of data traffic has increased and will continue to increase exponentially and we need a way control the energy consumption by the communications networks. Optimizing the networks for energy consumption is what we need to do, according to researchers at the GreenTouch consortium, which is composed of information and communications technology companies, academic, and non-governmental research experts.