The nuts and bolts of HDCP Design How-To 2/20/2008 Post a comment As the digital distribution of television, movies and music expands, content providers are growing increasingly concerned about the simplicity with which content pirates can copy and share copyrighted material. Various digital rights management (DRM) schemes have been developed. To protect digital content as it's transmitted over cables between devices, Intel developed a DRM scheme known as the High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection system (HDCP).
Sun preps Infiniband for broad net role News & Analysis 2/14/2008 Post a comment Sun Microsystems hopes to get a jump on Ethernet developers later this year when it rolls out its first Infiniband products capable of natively handling networking, storage and clustering jobs, leapfrogging a similar vision of a unified data center network based on advances in Ethernet.
Chip makers turn the crank on 10G Ethernet News & Analysis 2/13/2008 Post a comment Chip makers including NetXen and ServerEngines are gearing up a new wave of 10Gbit/second Ethernet silicon supporting the latest PCI Express links and virtualization standards to take servers another step down the road to converged data center networks.
DVB-H/T receiver housed in 5-mm x 5-mm CSP package Product News 2/11/2008 Post a comment Abilis' digital mobile TV receiver integrates a multi-band RF tuner, advanced OFDM demodulator, memory and interfaces onto a single 90nm CMOS die, with the receiver performance surpassing the MBRAI 2 and Nordig 1.0.3 specifications.
High-speed USB slips under $1 mark Product News 2/7/2008 Post a comment The cost of putting high-speed USB into a product drops to less than $1 with the release of an integrated product from SMSC, which is also squeezing the size and power consumption to new lows with its 332x family of transceivers.
Mobile TV heats up (again) with Broadcom's 65-nm SOC Product News 2/6/2008 1 comment The oft-hyped mobile TV market is re-emerging with a vengeance at the Mobile World Congress as Broadcom joins the fray with the industry's first single-chip DVB-T/DVB-H system-on-chip based on 65-nm CMOS process technology.
ISSCC shrinks 11n, Wimax and Bluetooth Product News 2/6/2008 1 comment The cost of the latest Wi-Fi and Bluetooth links are headed south, and WiMax may come to a cellphone near you soon based on papers from Atheros and STMicroelectronics at the International Solid State Circuits Conference.