Yogitech claims first OCP universal verification component News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Design and verification technology provider Yogitech SPA is rolling out what it claims is the industry's first mixed-language Open Core Protocol (OPC) universal verification component (UVC). The company claims it is the only commercial verification solution to fully support revision 2.1 of the OCP protocol and comply with the OCP 2.0/2.1 compliant checks document
Encoder modules target office automation Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Avago Technologies offers an enhanced series of ultra-small optical encoder modules with resolutions of up to 360 lines per inch (LPI), which is said to be the highest in the industry. The new AEDS-964x series is a drop-in replacement for the company's AEDS-962x series.
HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
JVC rear-projection TV hangs on wall Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment To better compete against flat-screen TV sets, Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) has developed an optical engine that allows a 60-inch class rear projection TV to have a depth of just 10 inches.
Rugged optical interconnect comes in lower profile Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has expanded its rugged PRO BEAM optical interconnect systems with the low-profile PRO BEAM Mini connector that shortens the connector length and reduces its weight by over half as compared with the original PRO BEAM Jr. product.
Resistors target medical apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Stackpole has launched a new product group for medical applications. These medical-grade components include high- and medium-voltage chip resistors, divider networks, high precision resistors, and special precision resistors.
Hynix, ST to open 300-mm fab in China News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Hynix-ST Semiconductor Ltd., a joint memory venture between Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and STMicroelectronics Inc., is slated to open and launch its 300-mm fab in China on Oct. 10, according to the Korean company.
Vast adds ARM PrimeCell models and AXI bus Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of Vast models of the ARM PrimeCell PL080 DMA Controller, PL011 UART, PL190 Vector Interrupt Controller, PL131 Smart Card Interface and the AMBA AXI bus.
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
China's IPTV future still unclear News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
Philips completes sale of majority of semis division News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of an 80.1 percent stake in its semiconductors business to a private equity consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, Apax Partners and AlpInvest Partners NV.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
OCP-IP adds six members News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment The Open Core Protocol International Partnership, an intellectual property plug and play organization, announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics, Digital Media Professionals, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx and TrustIC.
My Mom the Radio Star Max MaxfieldPost a comment I've said it before and I'll say it again -- it's a funny old world when you come to think about it. Last Friday lunchtime, for example, I received an email from Tim Levell, the editor for ...
A Book For All Reasons Bernard Cole1 Comment Robert Oshana's recent book "Software Engineering for Embedded Systems (Newnes/Elsevier)," written and edited with Mark Kraeling, is a 'book for all reasons.' At almost 1,200 pages, it ...