HD interface chipsets allow CE systems to connect wirelessly Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Check out these Wireless High-Definition Interface (WHDI) chipsets from Amimon, that make it possible for a wireless HD video connectivity net that allows consumer electronic devices to share HD content throughout the entire home, up to 30 meters (100 feet) through walls, while maintaining wire-equivalent quality with no latency.
NOR rivals' gambits fly in the face of flash capacity glut News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Unfazed by overcapacity and pricing pressures in the the tumultuous market for NOR flash memory, Spansion Inc. has begun limited production in the industry's first 300-mm NOR fab. During a kickoff event here last week, the world's largest NOR supplier provided a rare glimpse inside the fab.
e2v joins Power.org alliance News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v is joining the Power.org group, the company announced at the Power Architecture Developer Conference.
ARC buys multimedia IP design group Product News 9/24/2007 Post a comment Configurable processor specialist ARC International (St. Albans, England) has bought, for 2 million pounds ($4 million) in cash multimedia IP developer Alarity Corp. (Rutherford, N J.).
Startup tools Ethernet for telecom News & Analysis 9/24/2007 Post a comment Startup Lightstorm Networks has come out of stealth mode with its plans and its first chip, the Brooklyn-10, tailoring Ethernet switching to the needs of telecom carriers.
British group pushes Active RFID adoption News & Analysis 9/21/2007 Post a comment A British start-up, RFTRAQ (Guildford, England) is ramping up production of its Active RFID tags in an attempt to help jump start the use of the devices and expand into new application sectors.
Optical transceiver targets wireless base stations Product News 9/21/2007 Post a comment Designed to support standards for cellular, WiFI, and WiMAX networks, Avago's latest optical transceiver supports high speed serial links over multimode optical fiber at signaling rates up to 3.7-Gbits/s for wireless base station applications involving the OBSAI or CPRI protocols.
Intel chip targets iPhones News & Analysis 9/19/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. showed progress and a peak down the road map toward its goal of enabling a new class of iPhone-like devices using its x86 processors and the WiMax network with its Silverthorne processor and Menlow and Moorestown platforms.
Micron, Dialog in new iPod nano Product News 9/19/2007 Post a comment For its latest version of the iPod nano, Apple apparently has exchanged most semiconductor suppliers, U.S. based market researcher group iSuppli has found. For instance, NXP chips are no longer used. However, with Dialog Semiconductor another European chip maker made it on Apple's shopping list.
Moore reflects on his Law News & Analysis 9/19/2007 1 comment On what Intel Corp. billed at the 50th anniversary of the integrated circuit, Gordon Moore, the company's founder and chairman emeritus, took to the stage at the Intel Developer Forum here for an informal reflection on his thoughts on everything from cubicles to ecology.
Ericsson modules challenge Qualcomm, WiMax Product News 9/19/2007 Post a comment Ericsson AB has developed its first module to bring high-speed cellular data to notebooks and other client devices, challenging a market where Qualcomm reigns and crossing swords at the Intel developer Forum with Intel which is promoting adoption of WiMax.
Precision op amps tout low noise Product News 9/18/2007 Post a comment National Semiconductor has introduced two precision operational amplifiers that it claims offers the industry's lowest input voltage noise and highest accuracy for products operating at low frequencies and low supply voltage.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 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 ...