The WIZnet WizFi630 is a high-performance embedded Wi-Fi gateway module. The board transforms RS-232 and TCP/IP protocol into IEEE802.11 b/g/n wireless LAN protocol. WizFi630 enables a device with a RS-232 serial interface to connect to LAN or WLAN for remote control, measurement, and administration. WizFi630 can also operate as an IP router due to its internally embedded switch. WizFi630 WiFi modules are available now. Prices start at $35.
RedMere Technology and Fresco Microchip are merging to form a new company: Spectra7 Microsystems. The new company will be a high performance analog semiconductor company. Spectra7 will offer high bandwidth components for mobile infrastructure and consumer products. The new company has a capital investment of over $80 million, a portfolio of patents and development centers in four countries. Spectra7 Microsystems is expected to raise an addition $10 million in equity.
Li-Shiuan Peh, an associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science at MIT, will present a paper at the 2012 Design Automation Conference in June. Peh and her colleagues will present a paper that summarizes ten years of research on networks on chip. In the paper, the researcher team established theoretical limits on the efficiency of packet-switched on-chip communication networks. In addition, they also presented measurements performed on a test chip in which they came very close to reaching several of those limits.
Digi International rolled out iDigi Connector, which is a free software download that enables devices to seamlessly connect to the iDigi Device Cloud. iDigi Connector works with any device, regardless of manufacturer or operating system. As a result, any device, anywhere, can now connect to any Internet application. The iDigi Connector makes the iDigi Device Cloud a completely open platform and extends the benefits of cloud connectivity to any device.
Connected consumer electronics devices, which have the ability to connect directly to the Internet or to a home network and can deliver IP-based video content, will continue to grow rapidly. According to a research report by NPD In-Stat (The Global Market for Connected and Smart CE Devices), the connected device installed base will grow from 256.8 million units in 2011 to 1.34 billion units in 2016.
PMC-Sierra, Inc. (NASDAQ: PMCS), the premier Internet infrastructure semiconductor solution provider, has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Wintegra Inc., a leading provider of highly-integrated network processors optimized for mobile backhaul equipment. Mobile networks worldwide are reaching a breaking point driven by the explosive growth in video and data traffic fuelled by the rapid adoption of 3G and 4G smartphones, tablets and netbooks. Carriers are entering into multi-year upgrades of their mobile backhaul equipment as they transition from TDM to packet-based architecture. Packet-based mobile backhaul enables carriers to cost effectively scale bandwidth capacity to accommodate the increasing levels of media streaming that drives the projected 10 times growth in mobile data traffic over the next three to four years.
Floreat, Inc. announces the immediate availability of FloFax, a suite of host and embedded software-based Fax and Fax over Internet Protocol (FoIP) solutions, and product engineering services for global markets to meet the growing demand of innovative products such as Green fax, IP enabled gateways, next generation fax machines and specialized applications. In addition to reducing time-to-market requirements, these Fax and FoIP software products and services reduce manufacturers’ costs by 50-75%.
Connect One, the Device Networking Authority, unveiled Wi-REACH Classic, a compact, battery-operated, mobile, personal WiFi hotspot that delivers high-speed Internet connectivity for laptops and wireless devices such as cameras, PDAs, and multimedia players. Using 3G/4G mobile network technology, Wi-REACH Classic quickly and easily provides multi-connection Internet access wherever you are, whether at the beach, in the car, or on the train.