Want to win? Blog 4/26/2006 Post a comment So last week I announced a new series on Network Systems DesignLine, the publishing of excerpts of recently published books.
The pathways of NAB 2006 Blog 4/25/2006 Post a comment Well, NAB 2006 opened yesterday to much hoopla and fanfare. The broadcasters have finally realized that high-definition is an inevitably, and are embracing it. And, not just for Prime Time. HD is everywhere from the North Hall to the Central Hall to the South Halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center. In fact, I even spotted a countdown clock that is winding down the days, hours, minutes and seconds till the cut-off date in February of 2009 for analog signals.
Mobile TV news keeps coming Blog 4/24/2006 Post a comment The latest mobile TV news comes from UTStarcom, who has signed a contract with China Netcom to deploy its RollingStream end-to-end IPTV solution in China.
The road to NAB Blog 4/23/2006 Post a comment NAB attracts movie makers, content producers, broadcasters, engineers, and telecommunication carrier that are rushing to lay claim in Internet protocol television (IPTV) and streaming media to mobile devices and cellular phones. It also highlights emerging trends and developments in HDTV.
I love to read Blog 4/20/2006 Post a comment A dilemma always is whether or not to purchase a book that I’m not sure about—so I enjoy excerpts first whenever I can manage to find them. I’m hoping you’re like me.
There's a laser in your future, Mr. Bond Blog 4/13/2006 Post a comment Mitsubishi unveiled its new 2006 line of HDTVs over last weekend to the press in Huntington Beach, CA. To show how focused Mitsubishi is, the company uses the moniker of "Get the Big Picture." Certainly, this is a company who has set its sights on 1080p display products only.
Being an Ace Blog 4/10/2006 Post a comment I attended the EETimes 2006 Ace Awards banquet last week at the Embedded Systems Conference, and was fortunate to be at a table where one hopeful sat nervously.
Forget the iPod and focus on the smaller volumes Blog 4/10/2006 Post a comment
At last month's Texas Instruments Developer Conference, I attended a panel on the future of signal-processing applications. As has been the case at most industry events I've attended, the panelists focused on ultrahigh-volume applications like DVD players and the iPod.
Innovation drives auto features electronics Blog 4/10/2006 Post a comment
In the coming years, electronics is destined to play the strategic role in about every aspect of automotive technology and innovation. By the end of this decade, electronic systems will supervise and control such mission-critical functions as braking and steering. In an even shorter time, automobile infotainment systems will become sophisticated enough and versatile enough to rival in-home entertainment in terms of the user experience and will be superior to home systems in ease of use.
The real issue is outsourcing Blog 4/10/2006 Post a comment Caspar Weinberger, architect of the Reagan era's arms buildup, died in late March, in the middle of a week capped by Alcatel's $36 billion acquisition of Lucent Technologies Inc.
The search for WMC Blog 4/10/2006 Post a comment It was a friendly invasion as a couple of thousand designers and the 23 editors from our organization who were embedded with them descended on Silicon Valley last week in search of weapons of mass construction: embedded Linux development tools.
Wind River calls for open source STB software Blog 4/7/2006 Post a comment Speaking at the Consumer Video Design track of the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose on Thursday, Chris Perret of Wind River announced that his company is offering several set top box software modules as open source code, in an effort to move the set top box industry away from the current chaos of processors, operating systems and middleware that makes the integration of each new box design a start-from-scratch project.
Spirit and Opportunity Blog 4/6/2006 Post a comment For me, the highlight of the Embedded Systems Conference will forever be attending a "From the Earth to the Stars" event at The Tech Museum in San Jose jointly sponsored by IBM and Freescale Semiconductor.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.