ADI to upstage Silicon Image with new HDMI 1.4 IC Product News 9/29/2009 5 comments Some new AV receivers or sound bars -- scheduled for Christmas launch -- may come with HDMI 1.4 features including audio return channel and 3D processing, but they will be powered by Analog Devices' new HDMI 1.4 transceiver IC, rather than those by Silicon Image.
Magnetic superpower on the rise News & Analysis 9/29/2009 1 comment At the 10th Cambridge Enterprise Conference, at the end of September, a number of startups showed up to exhibit what could be the next wave of technology to penetrate our everyday lives. Magnifye Ltd was one of them.
Analysis: What's behind Taiwan's decision to ease investment rules? News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Comments reported by local media from Taiwan's economic minister Shih Yen-shiang on the easing investment restrictions with regard to mainland China were enough to send the share prices of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and United Microelectronics Corp. shooting upwards, but the devil could yet be in the detail.
Virage rolls new interface IP products Product News 9/29/2009 Post a comment Intellectual property vendor Virage Logic announced new interface IP products to join its SiPro product line, the group of products that have sprung from the company's January licensing agreement with AMD.
Powerful problems seen for mobile handsets News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Emerging solutions for bridging the power gap required by a growing number of handset features and available handset battery capacity are unlikely to solve the increasing and worrying problem, according to market trackers at IMS Research.
TSMC, UMC boosted by lifting of Taiwan investment ban News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment The Taiwan government is set to lift a long-running ban on investment by Taiwanese companies in Chinese counterparts, according to reports. The result is likely to benefit foundry chipmakers Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and United Microelectronics Corp.
Drive makers at crossroads over next generation News & Analysis 9/29/2009 Post a comment Hard disk makers will have to decide in the next year which of two major paths they will take to tomorrow's drives that will pack a terabit or more per square inch, according to a leading consultant—heat-assisted recording or patterned media.
Secure CPU vendor introduces security server News & Analysis 9/28/2009 Post a comment Secure processor vendor CPU Technology introduced a security server that combines hardware and software used to encrypt embedded applications and configure security features for the company's Acalis CPU872 secure processors.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Arasan adds IEEE 1588 PTP support to Ethernet IP Core Product News 9/28/2009 Post a comment Arasan Chip Systems, Inc. has integrated support for IEEE 1588 Precision Time Protocol (PTP) into its Ethernet IP core. Mission critical environments such as factory automation systems, networking environments, manufacturing, test and measurement systems rely on IEEE 1588 to maintain precise timing synchronization in order to execute activities in real-time.
Emerson Network Power unveils high-efficiency, triple-output AC-DC power solution Product News 9/28/2009 Post a comment Emerson Network Power has launched a new high-efficiency AC-DC power solution which features information technology equipment (ITE) and non-patient contact/critical medical safety approvals, making them ideal for use in ITE and light industrial systems, as well as equipment intended for non-patient contact and non-patient critical use in low power medical, dental and laboratory applications.
VW, Varta JV to speed up e-car battery research Product News 9/28/2009 1 comment Automotive manufacturer Volkswagen plans to intensify its efforts to develop and eventually produce batteries for electric cars. Besides its existing collaboration with Sanyo and Toshiba, the manufacturer plans to launch a research joint venture with Varta Microbattery GmbH.
ARM will overtake Intel in netbooks, smartbooks, says analyst News & Analysis 9/28/2009 4 comments Intel Corp. will claim 94 percent of the netbook/smartbook market in 2009 but ARM Holdings plc and its processor licensees with take the lead in 2012, according to Robert Castellano of market research company The Information Network (New Tripoli, Pennsylvania).
Liquavista takes $3.7 million loan from Dutch government News & Analysis 9/28/2009 Post a comment Electrowetting display pioneer Liquavista BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands has received a 2.5 million euro (about $3.7 million) innovation loan from SenterNovem, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs. The money is intended to accelerate the development of Liquavista's range of eReader display technologies.
Netbook, smartbook, tablet PC: Can anybody straighten this out? News & Analysis 9/28/2009 1 comment Scan the dyslexicon of products targeting the territory between laptops and mobile phones--e-books, mini-notebooks, mobile Internet devices, netbooks, smartbooks, smartphones, tablet PCs and tomorrow's cloudbooks--and you understand why consumers are confused.
Intel vows to make TV personal, social, optical News & Analysis 9/25/2009 Post a comment In Intel's view of the future, television will be ubiquitous on both mobile and home-viewing devices, offering personalized programming, social media capabilities, 3-D and more--all running over Intel's Light Peak optical interconnect technology.
Mapper Lithography gains grant News & Analysis 9/25/2009 Post a comment Mapper Lithography BV has been awarded a subsidy of around 10 million euros ($14.7 million) by SenterNovem, an agency of the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs.
Blog Make a Frequency Plan Tom Burke 17 comments When designing a printed circuit board, you should develop a frequency plan, something that can be easily overlooked. A frequency plan should be one of your first steps ...