Introduction to video transcoding for CE
Design How-To 3/21/2008 Post a comment
Adapting media to play on different consumer devices, such as to convert a hi-def set top box recording for playback on a portable media player or cell phone, requires more than changes in codecs, frame rates and resolution -- it also requires adapting container formats and adapting network protocols.
SoC schedules: slip slidin' away
News & Analysis 3/21/2008 Post a comment
No prudent chip company would admit as much to customers, but the unspoken truth in today's complex world of system-on-chip design is that most ICs will neither be developed nor delivered on time. EE Times has learned that an enterprise resource planning tool is coming to the rescue.
RDS receivers enhanced for portable, in-car navigation devices
Product News 3/19/2008 Post a comment
Silicon Labs has expanded its broadcast audio portfolio to include two radio data system (RDS) receivers that meet the growing demand to couple RDS traffic message channel and open data applications with static GPS navigation maps to dynamically route drivers around traffic anomalies.
Power controller supports upcoming PoE standard
Product News 3/18/2008 Post a comment
Akros Silicon's Powered Device controller implements the 2-Event Physical Layer Classification functionality of the IEEE 802.3at standard, which raises the maximum available PD input power to 30W from the previously specified level of 13W, opening a range of new applications for Power-over-Ethernet.
FlatWire aims to short-circuit WPANs
Product News 3/18/2008 2 comments
FlatWire is said to obviate the need for wireless personal area networks (WPANs) by offering all standard wiring cables in a flat form factor that can be glued to walls and ceilings, then concealed with a coat of spackle and paint.
Fujitsu MCU integrates SMSC's MediaLB interface
Design How-To 3/16/2008 Post a comment
Fujitsu has started to implement SMCS's Media Local Bus technology in the latest member of its 32-bit MB91460 MCU product series that is designed to support high-performance automotive and industrial applications for fast data processing and distribution.
Video quality analysis with automated, scripted testing
Design How-To 3/7/2008 Post a comment
Subjective video analysis is useful for development and evaluation purposes but does not lend itself to operational monitoring, production line testing, troubleshooting, or equipment specific repeatable measurements. The demand for objective video quality testing arose from the need for quantitative, repeatable video analysis.