Panelists explore system-to-silicon link
News & Analysis 5/31/2006 Post a comment
Panelists at the Medea+DAC conference in Germany offered suggestions for designing system-level silicon, including formal specifications, abstracted hardware-software interfaces and the use of regularity in silicon fabrics.
Chip maker expands LVDS device family
Product News 5/22/2006 Post a comment
IC vendor On Semiconductor is expanding its high-performance ECLinPS MAX family of clock and data management products with a pair of fully differential interface ICs that combine its bipolar capability with an LVDS-compatible output structure, enabling them to interface directly with LVDS devices without sacrificing performance.
Altera, Sequans unveil mobile WiMAX chipset
Product News 5/15/2006 Post a comment
Altera Corp. and Sequans Communications has announced the availability of the first mobile WiMax basestation modem chipset supporting the recently ratified IEEE 802.16e-2005 broadband wireless access standard.
Implementing JPEG2000 compression
Design How-To 5/12/2006 Post a comment
Real-time, high quality HD MPEG encoding with very low latency is still the province of the high-end rack mount. For affordable, real-time HD encoding and decoding with very low latency, use JPEG2000.
Clear the air
Automotive DesignLine Blog 5/11/2006 Post a comment
The advent of cleaner diesel engine technology this fall, along with hybrid cars and gasoline engine improvements, will give consumers a troika of fuel efficient automotive choices.
Yamaha extends license deal with Virage
News & Analysis 5/3/2006 Post a comment
Extending a long-term standard cell technology licensing agreement, Virage Logic announced that Japan-based Yamaha Corp. has strengthened its relationship by licensing components of Virage Logic's IPrima platform including embedded memories and standard cells.
Genesis Microchip posts loss
News & Analysis 5/2/2006 Post a comment
Genesis Microchip Inc. reported a GAAP net loss of $0.3 million, or 1 cent per share on sales of $60.9 million for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2006 ended March 31. In the previous quarter, Genesis earned $7.4 million, or 20 cents per share on sales of $74.0 million.