DVB-S2 demodulator lowers set-top box design costs Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment For designers looking to reduce the cost of HDTV digital video recorder (DVR) satellite set-top boxes, ST is offering a dual DVB-S2 satellite TV demodulator that provides the functions of two of its predecessor chip in a single package.
TI rolls new version of Code Composer IDE Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment Texas Instruments rolled out version 3.3 of its Code Composer Studio Platinum integrated development environment, which the company claims raises multiprocessor support and analysis features to a higher level to meet the evolving needs of embedded system development.
Dual-channel device converts T1 data rates to fiber optic cable Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment Designed to switch T1 data rates to fiber optic cable, the Dual T1 media converter from Stratos Optical Technologies combines RJ45 interconnected T1 data with fiber optic HMA Expanded Beam technology to provide dual 1.544 Mbits/s data-rate media conversion from copper to fiber and back for tactical communication applications.
BenQ plans niche attack on cell phones News & Analysis 3/1/2007 Post a comment After high hopes of being a handset giant, the tattered remains of BenQ-Siemens will be sold off on eBay. But the company is already planning a comeback, focusing on products that have worked in the past.
AMD tips quad-core performance Product News 3/1/2007 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices upcoming Barcelona quad-core processor will sport floating-point performance 42 percent higher than Intel's current top-of-the line CPU, the Xeon X5355 also known as Clovertown.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 13 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...