Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft
News & Analysis 9/28/2010 3 comments
The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
PLX acquires Teranetics in $36M deal
News & Analysis 9/24/2010 3 comments
PLX Technology, Inc., a designer of PCI bridge and switch chips, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, Inc., a developer of physical layer chips for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper.
Exar's XR21B1411 Full-Speed USB UART
Product News 9/23/2010 13 comments
Exar has expanded its Full-Speed USB UART series with a device that provides ± 15kV HBM ESD protection, up to 12Mbps serial data rate, optimized software drivers and support for very large FIFO sizes.
Light Peak panned by OEM, report
News & Analysis 9/22/2010 44 comments
Intel's first implementation of Light Peak will not be broadly adopted by PC makers, but it opens a door to future optical interconnects, according to one PC engineer and an analyst report published today.
Intel details embedded, SoC moves
News & Analysis 9/15/2010 7 comments
Intel Corp. provided more details about its latest set-top box and embedded processors and the system-on-chip program behind them in a technical session at the Intel Developer Forum.
Intel's big week: What to expect and why
News & Analysis 9/12/2010 7 comments
Intel will describe its Sandy Bridge architecture, roll out at least one new Atom-based SoC and provide more details on its McAfee acquisition at its annual confab this week.
SMSC plugs displays into USB 3.0
News & Analysis 9/7/2010 9 comments
SMSC rolled out a USB 3.0 display controller and plans an integrated docking station chip, driving adoption of the interface which has suffered so far from lack of support.