Design ConvergenceThe Next Big Challenge Design How-To 12/19/2001 Post a comment Ray Bingham, Cadence Design Systems' President and CEO, discusses the barriers between four electronic-design domainsembedded software, digital logic, analog circuit, and PCB designand what EDA tools designers will need to break down these barriers and accelerate design convergence.
MIPS, software make for smooth DVD decoding News & Analysis 12/18/2001 Post a comment Digital videodisk playback is a complicated process that requires decoding many different complex data types and coordinating the flow of time-sensitive data through a complex series of transformations.
Meeting MPEG-4 advanced audio coding requirements News & Analysis 12/18/2001 Post a comment MPEG-4 audio does not require a single or small set of highly efficient compression schemes but rather a complex toolbox to perform a wide range of operations from low-bit-rate speech coding to high-quality audio coding and music synthesis.
Conexant, Alpha to create new wireless chip company in 2002 News & Analysis 12/17/2001 Post a comment NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.-- In a move to create a third independently-traded chip company from its operations, Conexant Systems Inc. here today announced plans to spin off and merge its wireless IC business with Alpha Industries Inc. to form a new supplier of integrated radio-frequency solutions for all major standards in 2.5 and 3G cellular phones.
Microtune offers RF chips to greatly cut cost of video-on-demand cable networks News & Analysis 12/10/2001 Post a comment PLANO, Tex. -- Microtune Inc. here today announced it has developed the industry's first silicon-based upconverter chip set for video-on-demand (VOD) applications under a partnership with nCube Corp. The new VideoCaster product shrinks radio frequency electronics into three chips using proprietary circuit designs and silicon-germanium (SiGe) technology, according to Microtune.
TI soups up 14-bit DAC to handle 400 million samples per second News & Analysis 12/10/2001 Post a comment DALLAS -- To address higher performance in third-generation, multi-carrier wireless base station designs, Texas Instruments Inc. today launched a new 14-bit resolution digital-to-analog converter that's capable of handling output frequencies up to 400 million samples per second.
Anadigics reports improvement in wireless products sales in Q4 News & Analysis 12/10/2001 Post a comment WARREN, N.J.--Anadigics Inc. today said it now expects revenues in the fourth quarter to be on the high end of its previous estimate, or about $20.5 million, because of increased demand for CDMA and TDMA wireless products. Anadigics' new estimate places its Q4 sales 20.5% higher than $16.3 million in the third quarter.
National revenues up 8% from prior quarter, trimming losses News & Analysis 12/6/2001 Post a comment SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- National Semiconductor Corp. today reported an 8% sequential increase in revenues to $366.5 million in the company's fiscal second quarter, ended Nov. 25, compared to $39.3 million in the prior quarter. National's net loss totaled $46.6 million in the just-ended quarter, compared to a loss of $54.6 million in the prior quarter.
Reuse of system-level model key News & Analysis 12/5/2001 Post a comment The consumerization of electronics is driving technology convergence to ready products for wireless communications or additional multimedia capabilities.
Coexistence needed for last mile News & Analysis 12/5/2001 Post a comment The coexistence of numerous broad-band communication standards aimed at the last mile and local-area networks (LANs) as well as the continuous development of new standards have created a demand for processing platforms that support multiple standards.
Cores in channel for packet voice News & Analysis 12/5/2001 Post a comment The voice-over-packet market continues to grow and evolve. From the residential gateway up to central office processing, the market is robust and open to a wide range of options.
DSPs stretch to meet complex RF demands News & Analysis 12/5/2001 Post a comment >Every other week, it seems, digital signal processor vendors come up with new terms for their DSPs-such as reconfigurable processors-or are sticking to the standard techniques but making myriad implementation changes, whether through core modifications, extensions or full-blown coprocessors for dedicated functions.
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.