HDMI sticker shock Blog 7/31/2007 Post a comment Obtaining certification for an HDMI cable -- just a cable -- will set a manufacturer back $5,000. And for a DVD player or TV/monitor, it runs $15,000. HDMI repeater devices cost $12,000. And for $75,000 manufacturers can enjoy "elite" membership benefits that include priority testing that moves you to the front of the line.
Articles in the extreme Blog 7/30/2007 Post a comment As you know, I've been running a Tip of the Week for several weeks now. From time to time, I will be adding a new article category, and it's Extreme.
Connect the dots Blog 7/30/2007 Post a comment The semiconductor market is awash in fabs for sale, and right now someone in China, India or other emerging technology hub is rubbing his hands at the prospect of picking up expensive equipment cheaply.
Clear channel for MediaFLO? Blog 7/30/2007 Post a comment The signals are breaking up for the Digital Video Broadcasting-Handheld flavor of mobile TV in the United States, even before they've had a chance to light up mobile phone screens and drain the handsets' energy.
Denon goes blue Blog 7/27/2007 Post a comment Earlier this week, Denon Electronics held its annual product introduction showcase, which focused on HDMI v1.3a-enabled AV Receivers and their first Blu-ray Disc players. This was a significant BD introduction as Denon is the first major audio company to offer a next-generation high definition optical disc player.
Clearing the air Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 7/27/2007 Post a comment Maybe it's the heat, but it seems that there's lots of concern about the environment and energy savings this summer. Greenpeace weighed in recently, and now we've got an unusual technique for cutting electrical costs.
Holidays in July - LG Blog 7/20/2007 Post a comment Holidays in July continued with week with new offerings from Audiovox, Sony, and LG. This Blog will focus only on LG because it introduced several new flat-panel display products. Reminiscent of masterpieces by Da Vinci and Michelangelo, consumer electronics works of art by LG Electronics were on display last night (July 20) at LG's Summer Line Show held at the famed Christie's Auction House in New York City.
Going green yields green Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 7/20/2007 Post a comment It's nice to see that electronic manufacturing companies recently got some kudos from no less than Greenpeace.
The "Ring of Steel" meets YouTube Blog 7/20/2007 Post a comment What's not widely known about London's surveillance camera system is that ordinary British citizens who are captured by the system -- which includes just about anyone walking or driving in London -- have the right to obtain a copy of the footage in which they appear.
More than meets the eye Blog 7/18/2007 Post a comment There are many figures of merit for comparing wireless technologies, not just range and data throughput, although these might be the most important.
One Stop Shop Blog 7/17/2007 Post a comment The three leading EDA vendors have made acquisitions since the close of DAC to better serve their leading edge IC design customers.
Polluting the spectrum? RF & Microwave Designline Blog 7/16/2007 Post a comment Today, EE Times Europe posted this email to the editor addressing interference from broadband over powerline systems from one of our friends at the National Association for Amateur Radio, the ARRL.
Commentary: I offer you the Apple iGame Blog 7/13/2007 Post a comment Who will win the video game console war? Nintendo? Microsoft? Sony? Or perhaps a lurking potential player? Let me suggest a company that might or might not be thinking about entering the video game box market. How about Apple Inc.? With its flair for great design, application integration, promotional drama, marketing savvy, the Steve Jobs appeal, intensely loyal customer base and interest in the consumer sector, I dare say Apple could introduce a game console that could turn the whole market on
Holidays in July - Samsung Blog 7/13/2007 Post a comment Every year at this time, CE companies like to celebrate the holidays. Yes, that's right -- almost six months early. CE manufacturers like to re-fresh the memory of journalists, and remind them of what products will be out in the 4th quarter of the year around the holidays. Well, Samsung surprised me yesterday by actually introducing new displays.
Wow, a USB-based ultrasound probe! Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/12/2007 Post a comment Would you believe that everything you need to implement a state-of-the-art ultrasound probe can be run from the scant five volts trickling through a USB cable?
Pay-by-portable phone Blog 7/11/2007 Post a comment I've blogged about cell-phone purchasing before -- but always in the context of a sophisticated technology rollout such as NFC plus an augmented credit-card infrastructure
Magic Wheel looks mega-cool Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 7/11/2007 Post a comment This definitely comes under "The-Kids-Will-Want-One" heading. Consisting of a really big wheel and a smaller wheel, this is sort of a cross between a unicycle and a skateboard.
Infineon Buys TI DSL Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 7/10/2007 Post a comment Infineon is acquiring TI's DSL business, leaving Conexant and Broadcom as its only real competitors.
It's all about the iPhone RF & Microwave Designline Blog 7/10/2007 Post a comment This week has been full of news on what's inside the Apple iPhone, what people think of the iPhone, and what's next for the iPhone. I thought I would take a minute and compile a list of recent iPhone stories for you, in case you haven't had enough of it.
Femtocells hit London Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment More than 240 delegates from leading telecom companies just met at the Avren Events conference to discuss the technologies, business models and timeframes for the introduction of femtocells--router sized home basestations for cellular phones.
Bigger than the iPhone Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment The iPhone got all the coverage, but the dual-mode cellular/WiFi phones announced last week may be more important.
SOS for sinking design flow methodology Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment As we get down to 65-, 45- and 32-nanometer designs that are increasingly complex and harder to manufacture, we're assuredly going to run into design closure and manufacturability problems--to the extent that we'll effectively shut down chip design if we continue using our current design flows.
The EDA Dozen Blog 7/9/2007 Post a comment There are a dozen EDA companies among the 60 recognized by EE Times as the emerging companies in 2007.
The neverending HD optical disc format wars Blog 7/6/2007 Post a comment The next-generation high-definition optical disc format war is starting to sound like he said/she said argument. Every time I turn around, one camp or the other is claiming a new victory over the other. And, in the end, you don't know who to believe.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times