Falling prices sink Indian chip market News & Analysis 8/31/2007 Post a comment While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Texas Instruments presents 3-D DLP technology Product News 8/31/2007 Post a comment On the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Texas instruments has introduced an enhancement to its DLP projection technology that enables TV sets to display three-dimensional images. Mitsubishi and Samsung are among the first OEMs to implement the technology in their products, TI said.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified News & Analysis 8/30/2007 Post a comment Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
Secure supervisor circuit incorporates tamper detection Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Maxim says the SPI-compatible DS3650 is the industry's first secure supervisor with tamper detection to meet the payment card industry's voltage- and temperature-monitoring requirements. It integrates a battery-backup controller, system power monitor, CPU supervisor, temperature sensor, along with two tamper-detection comparators.
Multiplexer supports high-voltage and dual-voltage SD/SDIO/MMC Product News 8/29/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor says the FSSD06 is the first multiplexer that supports high voltage and dual-voltage secure digital (SD)/secure digital I/O (SDIO)/ multimedia cards (MMC), enabling an application's processor to multiplex between a SD card, SDIO card, MMC card and peripherals
Mobile processor enhances gaming notebooks Product News 8/28/2007 Post a comment AGEIA Technologies has launched the PhysX 100M mobile processor for high performance gaming notebook PCs that features low power and thermal design with power dissipation of nearly 10-W under game-play conditions.
HDMI transmitter claims to be first to feature on-chip consumer electronic control support Product News 8/27/2007 Post a comment Analog Devices' ADV7520NK is a low-power HDMI(TM) v1.3 (High-Definition Multimedia Interface(TM)) transmitter for portable media and DVD players, video recorders, and other mobile multimedia devices capable of supporting high-definition audio and video content. The ADV7520NK is the first HDMI transmitter to incorporate a CEC (Consumer Electronic Control) buffer on-chip, which reduces component count, eases design complexity and speeds time to market for portable high-definition (HD) devices by e
GM's chief to address Consumer Electronics Show Product News 8/27/2007 Post a comment Rick Wagoner, chairman and CEO of General Motors Corp., joins Microsoft's Bill Gates, Panasonic's Toshihiro Sakamoto and Intel's Paul Otellini as confirmed keynoters as confirmed keynoters for the 2008 International Consumer Electronics Show., slated for Jan. 7-10 in Las Vegas.
Under the Hood: Gauging standard-cell performance Teardown 8/27/2007 Post a comment Standard-cell-based design has become the mainstream methodology for designing the digital-logic sections of ASICs. Semiconductor Insights shows how it used advanced imaging and algorithms to go deep inside the structure of TI's OMAP2420 SoC.
TI rolls out pair of HDMI switches Product News 8/27/2007 Post a comment These switches connect either two or three digital video signals coming from devices such as game consoles, digital video switch boxes, set-top boxes or DVD players to a single HDTV display.
Autonomous vehicle finds way without GPS News & Analysis 8/24/2007 Post a comment In the European Land Robot Trial, a vehicle of the university of the German armed forces (Universitaet der Bundeswehr) is the winner in the speed discipline. In comparison the Darpa Grand Challenge, the European contest demands more autonomy, participants say.