Network-on-Chip für SoCs News & Analysis 12/20/2005 Post a comment Halbleiterexperten sind sich einig, dass eine neue Verbindungs-Technologie nötig ist, wenn man SoC-Bausteine mit einer Milliarde und mehr Transistoren erfolgreich realisieren will.
Zoran, Chinese company team on product lab News & Analysis 12/19/2005 Post a comment Digital TV semiconductor supplier Zoran Corp. has opened a joint product development laboratory with Xiamen
Overseas Chinese Electronic Corp. Ltd. (Xoceco), a China-based consumer electronics maker.
De-interlacing video basics Design How-To 12/19/2005 Post a comment An engineer from Gennum, maker of high-end video de-interlace image processing chips for consumer electronics, explains interlace essentials, why de-interlace quality varies, and what their algorithms do better.
Single-channel UART's operating voltage drops to 1.8-V Product News 12/16/2005 Post a comment : Exar Corp. has developed a 1.8-V single-channel UART in 24- and 32-pin QFN packages, dubbed the XR16L570, which it is targeting at the portable and mobile sectors. The XR16L570, 1.8-V UART consumes less power than the company's previous-generation device, the XR16L580, which has an operating voltage of 2.5V.
Sigma to acquire UWB chipset maker News & Analysis 12/15/2005 Post a comment Digital media processor supplier Sigma Designs has signed a definitive agreement
to acquire Blue7 Communications, a developer of advanced wireless technologies and ultrawideband (UWB) semiconductors.
RapidChip prototyping platform speeds SoC development Product News 12/14/2005 Post a comment LSI Logic's RapidChip SoC prototyping platform based on the ARM926EJ-STM processor enables designers to emulate their cell-based ASIC or RapidChip Platform ASIC design before tape out, provides FPGA-based system verification, and enables software development to begin earlier.
Disk controller supports NAND flash memory in mass-storage systems Product News 12/14/2005 Post a comment The SST55LC100 CompactFlash NAND flash disk controller from Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (SST) enables designers to build mass-data storage systems with standard NAND flash memory. By embedding SuperFlash technology, the SST55LC100 CompactFlash NAND flash disk controller can support the latest NAND flash components through firmware changes that are programmed into the embedded flash.
Wisair debuts wireless USB reference design News & Analysis 12/12/2005 Post a comment Wisair has announced a wireless USB dongle and hub reference design that will allow consumer devices such as printers, scanners and cellular devices to connect to a USB-enabled PC at rates of up to 480 Mbits/s.
Bridging chip upgrades bus interface designs to PCI Express Product News 12/12/2005 Post a comment PLX Technology Inc.'s latest bridge chip dubbed the PEX 8311 is designed to upgrade standard processor, DSP and FPGA bus interface designs to PCI Express (PCIe). The PEX 8311 1-lane PCIe to 32-bit, 66-MHz generic local bus bridge offers protocol translations between these two standards.
iSCSI storage blade tailored for embedded data applications Product News 12/12/2005 Post a comment SBE has developed an iSCSI storage blade with serial attached SCSI (SAS) that delivers fault-tolerant IP storage transport for carrier class applications. The iSCSI storage blade is based on the HW400c/2 gigabit switched PCI telecom mezzanine card (PTMC) processing platform for building powerful processor enabled CompactPCI (CPCI) telephony and data communications I/O products.
Catalyst, Tripath report results News & Analysis 12/1/2005 Post a comment Analog and mixed-signal semiconductor supplier Catalyst Semiconductor Inc. reported net earnings of $0.93 million, or 5 cents per share on sales of $16.9 million for its second 2006 fiscal quarter ended Oct. 31.
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.