John Glossner : SDR Insider
John Glossner
Sandbridge Technologies CTO & EVP. A fabless semiconductor company building SDR baseband processors.

May 2012

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Nvidia Announces Icera 500

May 25, 2012

“NVIDIA’s second-generation LTE modem – the Icera 500 chipset – addresses high end smartphones as well as tablets and clamshell devices, and provides worldwide LTE support. We expect to see the Icera 500 modem in devices in 2013.” Full Story at Anandtech.

Inside Nvidia’s GK110 monster GPU

May 21, 2012

Nvidia is doing a bunch of different things to make the GPU better at double precision workloads and easier to program for the kinds of workloads that the company expects to be deployed in modern supercomputers. Full Story at The Register.

Living virus generates electricity

May 21, 2012

Scientists have discovered a way to genetically engineer a living virus to be piezoelectric, enabling self-assembling arrays of them to produce enough electricity to power small electronic devices. In their demonstration prototype, a button backed with a virus array generated enough electricity to illuminate an LCD display. Full Story at EE Times.

Inexact processor is more power efficient

May 21, 2012

Processing circuitry that has been designed to allow imprecision has been shown to be 15 times more power efficient than conventional circuitry at performing some tasks. The technique is particularly applicable in audio and graphical subsystems and such circuits could start showing up in hearing aids and tablet computers in 2013, researchers said. Full Story at [...]

NSN to show off gigabit TD-LTE at CTIA

May 4, 2012

NSN is applying LTE-Advanced hallmarks, such as carrier aggregation, to TD-LTE. Full Story at Rethink Wireless.

TSMC pushes 28-nm Cortex-A9 to 3.1-GHz

May 3, 2012

For mobile application signoff conditions the 28HPM process delivers clock frequencies in the range 1.5-GHz to 2.0-GHz… The 28HPM implementation runs twice as fast as the 40-nm counterpart made by TSMC under the same operating conditions… Full Story at EE Times.