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.
Single-chip RF circuits coming, says analyst Product News 2/10/2006 Post a comment Researchers are using microelectromechanical system (MEMS) technology to develop a single-chip RF circuit that integrates discrete functions to reduce weight and cost, according to a Frost & Sullivan report.
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.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros & cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight, as are piloted airplanes? Is the technology advancing faster than we can answer the questions it poses?
Panelists: Chad Sweet, Director of Engineering, Qualcomm; Yannick Levy, VP Corporate Business Development, Parrot; Jim Williams, ex-FAA drone chief; Michael Drobac, Exec. Director, Small UAV Coalition; Moderator: Junko Yoshida, Chief Int'l Correspondent, EE Times