New on EDA Blog – 2007.07.27

50% Off on SenzaEval TestKit
E-Senza Technologies is offering a 50% discount on their TestKit. The TestKits are used by leading industry pros and help them build wireless networks with their own devices. SenzaEval TestKit features a user-friendly interface and offers a quick and flexible solution for entering the world of SenzaNet — a license-free radio technology.

Configurable Automotive Instrument Displays
According to a new study from ABI Research, the availability of more applications for drivers has led to a shortage of dashboard space for information. As a result, configurable screens that can handle multiple tasks have become more popular. Initially, driver information screens were offered only in high-end vehicles.

Mobile Broadband
According to a new study from ABI Research, portable consumer electronics (such as digital cameras, media players, and portable game devices) are beginning to offer direct mobile broadband connections to the Internet. By 2012, annual shipments of such devices are expected to approach 50 million.

Femtocell Access Points
According to ABI Research, femtocell vendors are faced with the difficult task of driving costs down while meeting carrier-driven requirements for products (simple stand-alone products, products that integrate multiple cellular standards, ADSL gateways, multiple transport layer technologies, Wi-Fi). They are in a market where there are no firm ideas about what a femtocell is and what a femtocell system needs to support. As a result, manufacturers will look to add multimode functionality in order to reach a point where economies of scale can contribute to lowering costs.