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Wireless Networks

An Ant-Sized IoT Radio

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An Ant-Sized IoT Radio

UC Berkeley and Stanford University engineers develop a possible solution for the wireless demands of the Internet of Things-- a cheap tiny (3.7mm x 1.2mm) dual-band radio powered by the signals it receives.

Similar tiny radios already exist, but unlike similar solutions (which operate on low frequencies), the Berkeley/Stanford radio receives data on the 24GHz band and transmits on 60GHz. This reduces the power requirements by so much the radio charges itself with energy from received signals.

Higher frequencies also allow very fast data transmission rates, even if in the data transmitted is of low volume.

“One of the benefits of going to high frequencies is that the wavelengths get smaller and you can put the antennas on the chip itself,” UC Berkeley Wireless Research Center director Ali Niknejad tells Wired.

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Broadcom Intros "Most Powerful" 5G Wifi Chip

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Broadcom Intros

Broadcom claims to double the wifi performance in upcoming smartphones and tablets with the BCM4358, a 5G 802.11ac wifi 2x2 Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) combo chip.

MIMO technology uses multiple antennas for both transmitter and receiver. It is already found in the iPad Air and iPad mini with Retina Display.

"The combination of 5G WiFi and 2x2 MIMO unlocks the full potential of today's smartphones and tablets. These technologies are becoming de facto requirements for connectivity in high-end mobile devices," the company says. "With the BCM4358 we are addressing critical multi-radio interference challenges while setting a new bar for performance that reflects Broadcom's continued commitment to be first to deliver the most powerful solutions in the market."

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The Smallest Modem for the IoT

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The Smallest Modem for the IoT

Intel reveals what it claims is the smallest standalone 3G modem in the world-- the XMM 6255, a chip around 300m2 in size designed for networked sensors, wearable devices and other Internet of Things (IoT) applications.

It features a SMART I UE2p transceiver, an Intel design combining transmitter and receiver functionality with an integrated power amplifier and power management on a single chip.

Intel says the design not only allows for a smaller modem, but also protects the radio from overheating, voltage peaks and damage from tough conditions. It also simplifies the design and minimises production costs.

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Gowex Goes Bankrupt Following Cooked Books

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Gowex Goes Bankrupt Following Cooked Books

Spanish free wifi provider Gowex files for bankruptcy and CEO Jenaro Garcia Martin resigns following allegations of falsified accounts-- allegations later confirmed by no other than the CEO himself.

Initially the company refuted the report by investment firm Gotham City Research, and even threatened legal action. But just a day later Garcia Martin admitted he has been cooking the books for "at least" the last 4 years.

"Mr Garcia Martin, CEO and Chairman, has told several board members that the accounts of the company, for at least the last four years, were unfaithful and that he was responsible for this misrepresentation. The board ... has accepted his resignation," a company statement published on the Spanish MAB stock exchange reads.

Such a sorry state of affairs is a far cry from the Gowex known as a Spanish success story, whose founder and CEO was described by Spain's marketing association as "a magician who converted wifi into water" last May.

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Qualcomm Bets on WiGig With Wilocity Buy

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Qualcomm Bets on WiGig With Wilocity Buy

Qualcomm moves forward in WiGig 60GHz wireless technology (aka 802.11ad wifi) adoption with the acquisition of pioneer Wilocity and the announcement of a mobile SoC reference design featuring the technology.

"WiGig will play an important role in Qualcomm's strategy to address consumers' increasingly sophisticated smartphone, tablet and computing requirements," the company says. It does not reveal how much it paid for Wilocity, but its pricetag was reportedly set at around $300 million.

Wilocity is one of the founding members of the 802.11ad working group, and already sells WiGig solutions to Dell and Cisco.

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