Dual-port transceivers target high-speed industrial apps Product News 10/27/2006 Post a comment Take a closer look at this dual-port industrial physical layer transceiver family from National Semiconductor. The DP83849 PHYTER family offers flex-port switching technology and advanced cable diagnostics, two key features for embedded design engineers developing products that require high-speed industrial connectivity and dual-port functionality for redundancy and system management.
340-MHz HDMI transmitter chip connects PCs to HDTVs Product News 10/27/2006 Post a comment Silicon Image's latest VastLane HDMI transmitter chips can drive the biggest, highest-resolution PC monitors on the market with a single-link solution as well as output sound and video to any digital display, from existing DVI LCD monitors, HDTVs and projectors to future low-cost all digital PC monitors with DVI or HDMI inputs.
Silicon Image rolls HDMI transmitters for PCs Product News 10/23/2006 Post a comment Chip maker Silicon Image rolled out a pair of VastLane High Definition Multimedia Interface transmitters said to provide a single-chip solution for enabling PC manufacturers to drive digital output to PC monitors and high-definition TVs.
Pentagon urges 'relevant' R&D News & Analysis 10/20/2006 Post a comment U.S. military planners, faced with mounting casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan along with a decline in federal R&D spending, are pressing contractors to shift their focus from gee-whiz technologies to "relevant" ones that can save lives and improve capabilities today.
Chipset yields high linearity transmitter for GSM/EDGE base stations Product News 10/20/2006 Post a comment Check out this transmitter chipset from Maxim Integrated Products. Aimed at GSM/EDGE base station applications, chipset consists of a SiGe I/Q modulator and highly integrated, digital RF variable-gain amplifier that together deliver what the company says is the lowest noise and highest levels of linearity of any competing direct-conversion zero-IF transmitter product.
IPTV firm chooses NXP platform Product News 10/16/2006 Post a comment Interactive Television Networks, a provider of Internet Protocol TV systems and networks, has selected the NXP STB810 set-top box chip platform to build IP set-top box devices for mass deployment in the U.S.
DVD writer bypasses the PC Teardown 10/16/2006 Post a comment
Sony's VRD-MC1 is a standalone DVD writer that accepts a host of still and video image input media and transfers the files directly to DVD disk; no PC is required. Architecturally, the product resembles a DVD recorder (DVD-R) and its associated optical drive, with added bridge electronics that expand the input options well beyond the composite- or component-video input typical of conventional DVD-R systems.
Amoi leveraging Agere chipset for low-cost handset News & Analysis 10/11/2006 Post a comment Mobile handset maker Amoi is among the first Chinese companies to leverage silicon for ultra low cost phones, saying it will use a recently introduced chipset from Agere Systems that includes MP3 playback to bring its bill of materials cost down to around $30.
LSI Logic rolls next-gen media processor architecture Product News 10/9/2006 Post a comment LSI Logic unveiled the company's next-generation, multi-core transcoding media processor architecture, Domino[X], said to offer flexibility and scalability to address both high-performance professional codec solutions and cost-sensitive consumer electronics products.
Open Source Embedded Asterisk-based PBX Design How-To 10/4/2006 3 comments Building an embedded IP-PBX represents a significant paradigm shift from existing open source PBX designs that typically use PCI cards on x86 platforms. Until recently, current micro controllers
(e.g. those in the 200MHz ARM & MIPs class) typically lack the DSP
horsepower for multiple channels of speech compression or echo
cancellation that is required for analog line interfaces. The Analog
Device Blackfin chip has changed all this......
Korean tech exports soar News & Analysis 10/2/2006 Post a comment Korean IT exports exceeded $10 billion for the first time in September as a result of brisk sales of semiconductors, mobile phones and display panels, the Ministry of Information and Communication said.
Cypress adds mode to USB transceiver Product News 10/2/2006 Post a comment Cypress has taken its high-speed MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver for mobile handsets and added a mode that allows all input/output (I/O) pins on its UTMI interface to be tri-stated. This MoBL-USB TX2 transceiver, which is optimized for Intel's Monahans processor, allows handsets makers to share baseband or application processor general purpose I/O pins between high-speed USB and other features such as a camera module, GPS or DVB-H.
VIA launches HDTV-ready chipset for embedded market Product News 10/2/2006 Post a comment VIA Technologies' latest IGP chip set for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrates graphics, audio, memory, storage and HDTV support all in a single chip design. The VIA CX700M chip set measures just 35-mm X 35-mm, helping designers build smaller products.
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.