DVD processor meets audio/video specs News & Analysis 1/25/1999 Post a comment Our design objective was to build a high-performance digital video disk (DVD) player solution with uncompromised audio/video quality at a low cost. In addition, the architecture needed to be flexible and performance-scalable enough to be able to migrate to next-generation process technology.
MPEG-4 systems need specialized CPUs News & Analysis 1/25/1999 Post a comment It is clear that the next generation of multimedia systems in digital television and networked multimedia will require a new type of embedded multimedia hardware architecture, to be used as a coprocessor in desktop applications or as the main processor in others. Driving this trend is the new MPEG-4 standard for interactive networked multimedia.
Feedforward error control tuned for CATV News & Analysis 1/11/1999 Post a comment The most demanding application in the field of AM fiber-optic transmission is for analog cable TV signal transport. System requirements and economics have forced the technical community to develop fiber-optic transmitters with low noise and extremely good large-signal characteristics. Linearity has become the focus of much work for both 1,310-nm and 1,550-nm applications.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.