ELECTRONICS: RFaxis, a fabless semiconductor company focused on innovative, next-generation RF solutions for the wireless and connectivity markets, recently unveiled its next-generation pure CMOS RF Front-end Integrated Circuits (RFeIC) platform to complement its current BiCMOS RFeIC platform used to enable its portfolio of fully integrated, single-chip, single-die RF front-end solutions.RFaxis’ platforms are essentially RF architectural templates that allow the company to quickly spin-up new RF front-end solutions for compelling market opportunities for battery-operated wireless devices and for wireless devices with a continuous power supply. The new pure CMOS platform is architected for standard and proven 0.18 and 0.25 micron CMOS processes, and for abundant and inexpensive CMOS silicon material, making the next-generation RFeICs based on this platform reliable and cost-effectively manufactured.
The RFaxis BiCMOS RFeIC product lines available for delivery in early 2010 will be unveiled in time for the 2010 Consumer Electronics Show in January. More information regarding the RFaxis CMOS RFeIC product roadmap and delivery timetable is forthcoming.
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Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
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For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.