Agilent claims first single-chip mapper for Gigabit-over-Sonet solutions News & Analysis 5/28/2002 Post a comment PALO ALTO, Calif.--Agilent Technologies Inc. today announced the first single-chip solution for Gigabit Ethernet over Sonet and Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH) networks. The Ethernet-over-Sonet (EoS) mapper chip integrates a serializer/deserializer (SerDes), clock data recovery and OC-3 to OC-48 framer functions, Agilent said
ESS taps NEC's MPEG2 technology for chips in DVD recorders, set-top boxes News & Analysis 5/14/2002 Post a comment FREMONT, Calif. -- ESS Technology Inc. today announced it has licensed MPEG2 audio/video encoder technology from NEC Corp. in Japan, and it plans to integrate the function with MPEG4 capability in a new series of single-chip solutions for home entertainment products. The pact also expands the collaboration between the two companies in set-top box ICs.
Flash Storage Alternatives for the Low-Pin-Count (LPC) Bus News & Analysis 5/3/2002 Post a comment Sharon Dagan of M-Systems discusses trends in the embedded market that
have brought about the decline of the ISA bus and its replacement by the Low Pin Count (LPC) bus. Ms. Dagan also reviews LPC bus benefits,
various storage solutions supporting the LPC bus, and a case study
showing migration from ISA to LPC bus on a thin-client platform.
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.