VIA launches dual core VB8004 Mini-ITX Mainboard Product News 7/27/2011 Post a comment VIA Technologies, Inc has announced a dual core version of the low power VIA VB8004 Mini-ITX board. Coupling the 1.6GHz VIA Nano X2 E-series processor with the VIA VX900 media system processor, the VIA VB8004 provides a high performance and highly scalable solution for advanced digital signage and gaming systems.
Ultra-low power DAC delivers crystal-clear audio Product News 7/27/2011 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics plc has unveiled the company's latest high performance ultra-low power stereo digital-to-analog converter (DAC) which delivers superior audio to portable applications including mobile phones, tablet PCs, wireless headsets, multimedia players and handheld gaming devices.
Audio SoC gives access to DSP cores Product News 7/26/2011 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics has announced a single-chip audio processor that could, potentially, replace up to five of its discrete ICs in mobile devices, including mobile phones, tablet PCs and other handheld media devices.
VoIP SLIC promises smaller BoM Product News 7/26/2011 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories is claiming the title of industry's most integrated, cost-effective and power-efficient subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC) solution for voice-over-IP (VoIP) gateways, with its new Si3226x Dual ProSLIC family.
Triad offers 1 million gates plus analog Product News 7/25/2011 4 comments Triad Semiconductor Inc., whose via-configurable arrays offer programmable analog with a microcontroller, has announced the availability of its largest configurable array to date, the VCA-6, with more than one million ASIC gates.
Wolfson announces programmable audio hub Product News 7/21/2011 1 comment Fabless chip company Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced the imminent availability of the WM5100 integrated circuit, which the company describes as the world's first audio system-on-a-chip.
IAR releases starter kit for NXP’s LPC1780 MCUs Product News 7/20/2011 Post a comment IAR's KickStart Kit for LPC1788 is a complete starter kit for NXP’s ARM Cortex-M3 based LPC1780 microcontroller family. The kit includes an evaluation board, software development tools, an IAR J-Link Lite debug probe, and software.
Parallel x86 software support for $250 Product News 7/19/2011 Post a comment Vector Fabrics BV has announced the availability of its vfThreaded-x86 cloud-based software tool to help with the parallelization and optimization of applications for multi-core x86 architectures.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.