Freescale's platform pitch: Lose the remote Product News 6/26/2007 Post a comment Freescale says its entertainment control platform obsoletes today's remote controls, replacing them with controllers and controlled consumer electronic devices that wirelessly communicate among themselves.
Mobilygen fields H.264 codecs to turn on flash-based TV Product News 6/26/2007 Post a comment Fabless chip company Mobilygen (Santa Clara, Calif.) is betting its new family of next-generation H.264 codecs, in tandem with swiftly sinking prices for solid-state memory, will spur development of such products as TVs that can accomplish "pause" and "instant replay" of broadcast programming without a hard drive.
Freescale flexes its muscles in 8/32-bit MCUs Product News 6/26/2007 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor has started sampling a range of microcontrollers that it says will allow designers to upgrade easily from 8-bit to 32-bit capability with the same on-chip peripheral functions and tool sets.
JVC launches new 1080p flat panel LCD TVs Product News 6/25/2007 Post a comment JVC has expanded its LCD TV line-up with the addition of four new models that offer 1080p full HD resolution. All four models, in 37-, 42- and 47-inch screen sizes, incorporate an array of JVC technologies that combine to deliver sharp, natural images with even the most challenging program material.
French startup readies DVB-H IP encapsulator Product News 6/25/2007 Post a comment Seeking to simplify and accelerate the rollout of mobile TV services worldwide, UDcast SA, French provider of IP over broadcast media, has introduced the first DVB-H IP Encapsulator (IPE) with integrated MIP (Megaframe Initialisation Packet) insertion.
Atmel extends AVR 32-bit MCU family Product News 6/25/2007 Post a comment Atmel's second flash-based MCU family based on the AVR 32 UC core developed for low power PC-centric applications has Full-Speed (12-Mbits/s) USB 2.0 with On-The-Go (OTG) capability.
System LSI chip pair targets STBs with HDDs Product News 6/25/2007 Post a comment Designed for set-top boxes (STBs) with internal hard disk drives, the EMMA2SE (part number uPD61140) and the EMMA2SE/P (part number uPD61142) single-chip devices from NEC include all of the key functions needed to receive, record and play back digital TV broadcasts.
Copper shielding gaskets offer shorter lead times Product News 6/22/2007 Post a comment Laird Technologies shortens the delivery time for 31 of its most popular fingerstock shielding gaskets made from Recyclable Clean Copper (RCC). Available in two days or less, the copper-based devices offer beryllium-free EMI shielding.
DC/DC module optimized for low cost, environment Product News 6/22/2007 Post a comment Ericsson Power Modules has introduced a pinned version of its MacroDens PKR DC/DC module that is fully compatible with the previous platform. The PKR-PI module is also environmentally friendly and easier to recycle at end-of-life.
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.