Terrestrial digital radio goes mobile Product News 12/31/2007 Post a comment At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, HD Radio developer iBiquity will show new features for the terrestrial digital radio format, such as an iTunes "tagging" feature that makes it easier to purchase music, while touting low-power chip support and reference designs tailored to move the HD Radio platform into portable devices.
Top Audio How-To's of 2007 (complete) Design How-To 12/31/2007 Post a comment Here are the ten most popular audio design-related articles for 2007. Topics include loudspeakers and cables, balanced interface design, Class-D amplifiers, HD Audio, subwoofer design, and audio coding.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part III Design How-To 12/26/2007 Post a comment Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. Part III covers signal and statistical perspectives on jitter and noise, and a system perspective on jitter, noise, and BER.
Unleashing the power of High-Definition Design How-To 12/26/2007 1 comment The Home-Definition Audio-Video Network Alliance (HANA) offers a revolutionary approach to unleashing the full potential of home theater systems. Its approach eliminates the cabling confusion, and completely alters the model of how content is played throughout the home.
Shift in the integration equation Design How-To 12/24/2007 Post a comment The trend of the semiconductor road map has always been to pack more functions on a single die through process shrinks and better processing, bolstered by a larger die itself.
Under the Hood: Silicon TV tuners clearing hurdles Teardown 12/24/2007 Post a comment Although mobile phone and WLAN transceivers made the transition to silicon ICs years ago, solid-state TV tuners have been slower off the starting block. Semiconductor Insights takes a look at offerings from several companies that have started to offer IC-based TV receivers that will replace the traditional "can tuner."
Surveillance IP camera design with intelligent encoding for reduced bandwidth, higher quality Design How-To 12/21/2007 Post a comment Software configurable processors targeted at video applications are allowing closer coupling between the intelligence of the video system and the compression stages. The result will be a quantum leap in the quality and features of digital video surveillance systems. The ability to radically change encoder parameters based on the scene dynamics results in higher average compression ratios. This lowers bit rates and makes more efficient use of storage or transmission bandwidth.
RedMere to launch 'in-connector' HDMI deskew chip at CES Product News 12/20/2007 Post a comment Fabless startup RedMere Technology Ltd. (Dublin, Ireland) has said it plans to demonstrate the RM1689 IC for adaptive equalization and de-skew of high definition multimedia interface (HDMI) signals at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
Audio chip targets high-definition wireless platforms Product News 12/19/2007 Post a comment STS Inc. releases its fourth-generation audio baseband chip for digital wireless audio platforms. The STS DARR81 chip enables simultaneous audio connections of consumer electronics devices for uninterrupted streaming of HD uncompressed wireless audio.
Automotive ICs monitor eight remote switches Product News 12/19/2007 Post a comment Maxim's MAX13037 and MAX13038 automotive contact monitors and level shifters feature an integrated voltage regulator, watchdog timer, and reset functions. They monitor eight remote switches while consuming only 28 microamps.
Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High-Speed: A Tutorial--Part II Design How-To 12/17/2007 Post a comment Published November 19, 2007, this Chapter 1 excerpt from Jitter, Noise, and Signal Integrity at High Speed, is a basic and high-level introduction to terminology, definitions, and concepts concerning jitter, noise, signal integrity, bit error rate, and working mechanisms for communication link systems. This segment is a discussion of the sources of jitter and amplitude noise.
USB, Kleer plug into digital TVs News & Analysis 12/17/2007 Post a comment USB Implementers Forum is developing a variant of its technology to link mobile devices and TVs, and startup Kleer Corp. is announcing it has characterized its proprietary wireless link for standard definition video.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 18 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 ...