8-bit MCU features dual bus design for complex multi-chip A/V subsystem control
Product News 6/30/2008 1 comment
Its dual SMBus feature, small form factor and support for a wide range of operating voltages make the SST89C58RC MCU an ideal solution for numerous applications, including HDMI, HDTVs, A/V receivers, home appliances, industrial instruments, notebook PCs, DVD players, Blu-ray players, RF modules and security applications such as fingerprint identification.
Video: 60 GHz, Wi-Fi, UWB face off at panel
Product News 6/27/2008 Post a comment
Competing approaches to delivering high quality video in the digital home faced off in a panel discussion at the Connections conference where representatives of Wi-Fi, ultrawideband and 60 GHz radios were clearly gunning for similar design wins in TVs, routers, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray drives and other devices.
Coming (not too) soon: wireless set-top boxes
News & Analysis 6/27/2008 Post a comment
Wireless is coming to the cable TV set-top box, but just which wireless and when is still not clear, said a Cox Communications executive after a panel on wireless video networking at the Connections conference.
Home net chip does UWB, coax, Ethernet
Product News 6/24/2008 Post a comment
Sigma Designs has developed a second-generation ultrawideband chip set called CoAir for home networks that can simultaneously run UWB over wireless and coax at rates up to 370 Mbits/second while maintaining a Gbit Ethernet link, aiming to serve set-top boxes, routers and gateway devices on home networks.
USB extender delivers video up to 165 ft
Product News 6/23/2008 Post a comment
Adder launched the AdderLink X50, a link transparent USB and high performance video extender that delivers bright, sharp, high-quality video at up to 1920 x 1200 together with 44.1kHz digital stereo audio over a single CATx cable.
Taiwan preps low power DSP, WiMax chips
News & Analysis 6/21/2008 1 comment
Taiwan's government-sponsored research arm is preparing to tape out a dual-core DSP and a single-chip WiMax controller that aim to consumer less power than existing commercial devices, helping local companies get a leg up in mobile multimedia markets.
CEC-enabled HDMI system design for multi-vendor compatibility
Design How-To 6/20/2008 Post a comment
Defined as an optional feature in the HDMI specification, CEC is based on the AV Link function defined in the European SCART specification. Unfortunately, many well-known brands have taken advantage of CEC's customization options to create equipment lines that only deliver "one touch playback" or other CEC-enabled features within their own brand. A look at implementing the CEC spec, and tips for maximizing interoperability with other brands in the current environment.
Getting the most out of your twisted pair cable
Design How-To 6/14/2008 1 comment
Moving vast amounts of data between two points quickly, reliably and economically is what many designers are facing regularly when building their systems. When it comes to using copper cables as a transmission media in these data transport systems, twisted pair cablespresent many advantages, one of them being low cost.
WiFi and PAN clash at 60 GHz
News & Analysis 6/4/2008 Post a comment
The first volleys will fly later this month in a battle over 60 GHz wireless networking when members of a next-generation WiFi group meet with counterparts working on a personal area networking standard.
Wi-Fi, PAN clash at 60 GHz
News & Analysis 6/3/2008 Post a comment
The first sparks will fly later this month in a battle over 60-GHz wireless networking when members of a next-generation Wi-Fi group meet with counterparts working on a personal area networking standard.
Intel brings new Atoms, chip sets to Computex
Product News 6/3/2008 1 comment
Intel Corp. will roll out at Computex in Taipei two new versions of its Atom processor aimed at powering a new generation of low-cost computers as well as high-end chip sets for more traditional desktops, targeting the rise of high definition video.
Atheros slashes cost for dual .11n routers
Product News 6/2/2008 Post a comment
Atheros Communications Inc. has designed a card for home WiFi routers that it will roll out the design at Computex in Taipei this week aiming to slash the price of a dual 802.11n network device in half as part of its efforts to proliferate the latest high-end WiFi technology.