Category Archives: Mobile

Smartphones: Where PCIe has not gone before—but will. Sooner rather than later.

Rick Merritt has just published an interesting article in EETimes: the PCI Special Interest Group (PCI SIG) expects to announce an adaptation of the ever-popular PCIe interface for mobile devices including smartphones. Merritt reports that the PCI SIG and MIPI … Continue reading

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Nikon announces Android-powered camera: the $349 Coolpix S800c

Nikon has just announced an Android-powered point-and-shoot camera—the $349 Coolpix S800c. It’s a 16Mpixel camera with a 10x optical zoom but the real innovation appears on the back in the form of a touch-panel LCD 0.8Mpixel OLED display that is … Continue reading

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Does your next SoC design include a “constellation of coprocessors”?

Jeff Bier is one of the industry’s most insightful observers and his specialty is digital signal processing, which includes graphics, image, and video processing these days in addition to the original definition that sort of included audio, radar, and sonar … Continue reading

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Apple iPhone 4S: How about a peek under the hood?

Friday was the first day to get your hands on an Apple iPhone 4S. I saw a photo in the San Jose Mercury News of Steve “Woz” Wozniak sitting in a lawn chair camped out at a local Apple store. … Continue reading

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7 interface standards you must have to design mobile devices and how to make sure they work

Everyone knows that there’s a standard set of interfaces that PC chipsets must support: the DDR standard of the day (today it’s likely to be DDR3, tomorrow DDR4), PCIe, Ethernet (10/100/1G), USB (today it’s 2.0, tomorrow 3.0), and HDMI to … Continue reading

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