Telecom and Networking

Energy Efficient Ethernet

Ethernet link speeds of 100 megabits per second or even 1 Gbit/s per second are typical in today’s LANs. When everything is wired to Ethernet LAN very many LAN connections are needed and they consume some power. And the faster the Ethernet connection is, typically more power it consumes. IEEE Spectrum Energy-Efficient Ethernet article tells

System level transient voltage protection

The challenge of protecting today’s systems from transient threats is more complex than ever before. As semiconductor manufacturers introduce new wireline transmission devices built on smaller CMOS geometries, more circuit protection challenges are emerging. CommsDesign article System level transient voltage protection–Five in-depth answers to ESD questions gives answers to important questions that can ensure that

EU and cookies

EU Chews on Web Cookies article tells on Europe’s effort to regulate online “cookies”. The effort to regulate online “cookies” is crumbling, exposing how tough it is to curb the practice of tracking Internet users’ movements on the Web. EU officials see themselves as leaders on consumer-safety issues. European Union last year passed a law

Mobile TV has failed

Very much hyped Mobile TV seems to be doomed. Mobile TV bubble has been busted. Consumer uptake had never met expectations for the mobile TV service. There has been very much worldwide Mobile TV subscriber uptake than projected by many. Separate mobile TV broadcasting networks seems to be doomed to demise in most markets. DVB-H

NetFPGA

NetFPGA is a FPGA based line-rate, flexible, and open platform for research, and classroom experimentation. I found the address of this page because one of the blog comments had link to this web site. Looks interesting. The NetFPGA platform promises that it enables researchers and instructors to build working prototypes of high-speed, hardware-accelerated networking systems.

Spy tools

Toolkit: A Look at the Gear That Experts Use to Spy on Spies is an interesting article. Kevin Murray heads one of the most sophisticated surveillance-detection firms according to the article. Wired asked Murray about the bevy of gizmos he and his staff use to sniff out corporate espionage.

Power line networking problems

Power-line networking has been increasing in popularity at some areas but the success does not become without problem. Power line tech could crash aircraft and shut down the Archers article says that an extensive study commissioned by Ofcom concludes that power line networking could crash airplanes and block Radio 4 in UK. According to the

New positioning technology

GloPos Confirms Indoor Positioning Accuracy of 7.7 to 12.5 Meters in Independent Tests press release tells about a new positioning technology. GloPos, the developer of a software-only positioning technology that makes all mobile phones location aware,  has confirmed an indoor positioning accuracy of 7.7 to 12.5 meters in an independent test of its software conducted

Optical networking in broadcast studio

Optical networking is transforming the broadcast studio. The continued transition to HDTV within the professional broadcast industry, the advent of 1080p50/60 production, D-Cinema production and higher resolution / bit depth formats, are all factors driving the widespread adoption and build out of 3G SDI capable broadcast infrastructure. Optical SDI Networks: Broadcasters Beware! 2010 NAB Show