Molex high-density SFP+ interconnects support 10G Product News 1/31/2007 Post a comment Molex announced the development of the SFP+ Interconnect System. This complete solution meets the next generation Small Form Factor (SFF) 8431 specification and reaches 10 Gbps speeds using the same port space as a standard SFP system.
Dual current sense amplifiers deliver fast response, precision Product News 1/31/2007 Post a comment Linear's LTC6103 contains two independent, high side current sense amplifiers that feature input bias current of 170-nA max and maximum input offset voltage of 450-µV. This precision performance allows the part to resolve very small currents and still operate over a large dynamic range.
GloNav taps Jazz to produce low-power GPS RFIC Product News 1/31/2007 Post a comment Using Jazz's 0.18-micron SiGe BiCMOS process, GloNav has developed a low-power L1 GPS RFIC that operates from a single 1.8-V supply to consume just 15-mW of power, a key requirement for today's cellular handsets, portable consumer devices and battery-operated GPS devices.
WUSA-TV brings HD to the Web Product News 1/31/2007 Post a comment Digital Rapids' format-agile StreamZHD media encoding and streaming system was used by Washington, D.C. CBS affiliate WUSA-TV delivered the President's January 23 State of the Union Address live on the Web in high definition.
DVD platform boasts Wi-Fi capability Product News 1/31/2007 Post a comment Zoran has teamed with middleware provider Kestrelink to offer a wireless-connected DVD player platform with Wi-Fi capability, based on Zoran's Vaddis DVD multimedia processor and the KestrelMedia networking connectivity suite.
IBM, CeRoma team for Power PC-enabled media chips Product News 1/31/2007 Post a comment IBM and CeRoma Ltd. (Caesarea, Israel) have formed a partnership to develop, manufacture and sell digital media chips based on the PowerPC architecture for applications such as set-top boxes, internet protocol television (IPTV), digital television (DTV) and multiple transmission standards.
Enhanced Xilinx FPGA tool extends serial I/O debug capabilities Product News 1/30/2007 Post a comment Check out Xilinx's latest version of its ChipScope Pro software and Serial I/O toolkit. Version 9.1i extends serial I/O debug capabilities to support 65-nm Virtex-5LXT FPGAs. This release also delivers 60% faster clock speeds and comprehensive low-cost BERT capabilities for RocketIO multi-gigabit transceivers.
Submini relay switches up to 10 amps Product News 1/30/2007 Post a comment CIT Relay & Switch has released the subminiature J105E series relay for low voltage signal change-over in a variety of instrumentation, computer, security, telecommunications, test and medical equipment applications.
Software extensions improve imultimedia platform Product News 1/30/2007 Post a comment CSR has expanded its portfolio of high quality third party software extensions for its BlueCore-Multimedia platform with the ATS6000MM SoundClear Multi-Mic noise cancellation and hands-free audio processing software from Acoustic Technologies.
PoE desktop supply delivers 60 watts Product News 1/30/2007 Post a comment PowerGate LLC's Cincon TR60A power-over-Ethernet supply delivers 1.2 amps at 48 volts for wireless multi-radio access points with A, B and G standards and IP phones with streaming video displays.
Non-volatile memory IP targets security apps Product News 1/29/2007 Post a comment Virage Logic Corp.'s next generation embedded non-volatile memory called NOVeA provides a multi-programmable embedded memory which is key in applications requiring sophisticated security and digital rights management capabilities such as Flash memory cards, DVD players and and RFID tags.
Motorola expands use of TI Omap for 3G, WiMax Product News 1/29/2007 Post a comment Motorola is broadening its use of Texas Instruments' Omap processors for 3G and WiMax products, and may be retreating further from StarCore and other designs that originated with Motorola spinout 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.