Cirrus Logic, Genesis team on HD-AVR design
Product News 2/23/2006 Post a comment
Image processing semiconductor supplier Genesis Microchip Inc. and audio IC supplier Cirrus Logic Inc. have jointly developed a reference design for High Definition mainstream audio/video receivers (HD-AVR).
90-nm read channel cuts power consumption by up to 70%
Product News 2/21/2006 Post a comment
Agere has introduced TrueStore RC7200, a 90-nm read channel it says provides up to a 50% power savings over competing products, and 70% reduction compared with its 130-nm read channels. The RC7200 read channel supports perpendicular recording technology, enabling hard disk drive capacities to exceed 240-Gbytes per platter.
Broadcom pushes platform strategy at 3GSM
News & Analysis 2/13/2006 Post a comment
The fruits of Broadcom Corporation’s numerous acquisitions of wireless chip companies over the past few years, and some of its internal development in the cellular space, came to bear on this week’s 3GSM World Congress, which opened here today.
Atheros, Qualcomm team on Wi-Fi chip sets
News & Analysis 2/10/2006 Post a comment
Seeking to solidify its presence in the Wi-Fi/cellular market, Atheros Communications Inc. has collaborated Qualcomm Inc. to develop interoperability between its single-chip Radio-on-Chip for Mobile solution and select Qualcomm Mobile Station Modem chipsets.
800-Mbits/s quad LVDS buffer yields low jitter levels
Product News 2/7/2006 Post a comment
National Semiconductor has developed a four-channel LVDS buffer that is an ideal signal integrity driver for low-cost FPGAs and ASICs. Operating at up to 800-Mbits/s, the DS90LV804 is said to offer jitter levels that are 50% below competitors' parts.
FleyRay and AUTOSAR Today, X-By-Wire Tomorrow
Design How-To 2/3/2006 Post a comment
With or without taking a look into a crystal ball, it is obvious: 2006 will be the year of the first FlexRay series application. But when will we see FlexRay x-by-wire? Arnold Zimmermann of Decomsys takes a look at his crystal ball.
Microtune earnings slide
News & Analysis 2/2/2006 Post a comment
TV tuner supplier Microtune Inc. posted fourth-quarter 2005 earnings of $0.5 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $15 million, compared to $2.1 million, or 4 cents per share on sales of $15.4 million a year ago.
ESS posts loss, SiRF profit falls
News & Analysis 2/1/2006 Post a comment
Digital video and imaging semiconductor supplier ESS Technology lost $52.8 million, or $1.33 per share on sales of $44.1 million in its fourth quarter ended December, compared to $20.9 million, or 53 cents per share on sales of $43.1 million in the year-ago quarter.