Imec announced a cognitive baseband radio (COBRA) architecture for 4G applications requiring up to 1Gbit/s throughput and multiple asynchronous concurrent streams (such as simultaneous digital broadcasting reception and high-speed internet access). COBRA is a low-cost, flexible architecture that is ideal for wireless communication where terminals give users ubiquitous broadband access to a multitude of services.
Synopsys introduced DesignWare data converter IP solutions for 40-nanometer (nm) process technologies. The IP is targeted at broadband wireless communications, wired communications, and video designs requiring high-performance, ultra-low power consumption and very compact area. The DesignWare Sigma-Delta ADCs, Current Steering DACs, Video DACs, and General Purpose ADCs and DACs in the 40-nm process are expected to be available in Q1 2010. The DesignWare Data Converter IP solutions are currently available in leading foundries and advanced technology processes from 180-nm to 65-nm.