Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds News & Analysis 10/31/2008 1 comment WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC Product News 10/31/2008 Post a comment STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
Over-the-air TV gears for mobile, Web roles News & Analysis 10/30/2008 Post a comment Proponents of over-the-air digital TV are gearing up for new mobile and Web offerings that could hit as early as next year, but even some implementers admit the effort faces a host of daunting challenges.
HDMI gets nod as interface for 3DTV Design How-To 10/30/2008 2 comments The Consumer Electronics Association has started standards work aimed at enabling home systems to play stereoscopic 3-D video, starting off with a planned upgrade for the standard behind the High Definition Multimedia Interface to make sure it is ready to carry stereo 3-D data.
Video: MP3 creator on digital media Design How-To 10/29/2008 Post a comment The future of digital media is about immersive experiences and automated systems that find the content you crave, said Karlheinz Brandenburg, one of the creators of the MP3 format, speaking in a keynote address at the annual technical conference of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Former Cypress exec to head PLX Tech News & Analysis 10/27/2008 Post a comment PLX Technology named 25-year semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Schmitt president and CEO. Schmitt replaces Mike Salameh, who has held the top job at PLX since co-founding the company in 1986.
Fairchild settles patent dispute News & Analysis 10/20/2008 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor said it has signed a settlement and cross-license agreement with Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, ending a patent dispute that began in 2007.
Researchers craft cell-level implants News & Analysis 10/20/2008 Post a comment IMEC has created a novel brain implant chip based on CMOS as well as a handful of techniques to interface electronics with the body, some of them working at the level of individual cells.
Philips shows magic wands and electric dresses News & Analysis 10/16/2008 3 comments A tour of Philips Research showed a host of projects ranging from novel remote controls and 3DTVs to wearable electronics and intelligent buildings, all in progress under a new corporate philosophy of open innovation.
DSP suits up for body-area network News & Analysis 10/14/2008 Post a comment Researchers at IMEC will develop a custom ultra low power digital signal processor as part of work on a wireless sensor node for a variety of applications including a body area network.
Video: IMEC advances software-defined radio News & Analysis 10/14/2008 Post a comment IMEC announced a chip that can handle a variety of advanced forward error correction technologies used in a range of wide and local area wireless networks, a future component for a software-defined radio platform it demonstrated.
Startup claims Gbit version of Wi-Fi News & Analysis 10/14/2008 Post a comment Quantenna Communications Inc. officially joins the ranks of companies crafting high-end variations of 802.11n silicon with a chip set using 4x4 MIMO antennas along with beam forming and mesh technologies to deliver an aggregate throughput of up to a Gbit/second.
Maxim expects revenue to be flat News & Analysis 10/13/2008 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products said it expects to report net revenue of $500 million to $502 million and earnings per share of 19 to 22 cents for the quarter ended Sept. 27.
Intel event lobbies for unified 60-GHz spec News & Analysis 10/9/2008 Post a comment Intel Corp. hosted a gathering of about 120 researchers this week as part of an effort to drive toward a standard for 60-GHz wireless networks that could serve a broad range of computer and consumer systems.
WiMax products debut in Baltimore News & Analysis 10/8/2008 1 comment Intel officially rolled out its WiMax silicon for notebooks, one of several new products discussed at an event marking the roll out of WiMax services in Baltimore.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 24 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 ...