Audio Coding: An Introduction to Data Compression - Part 1 Design How-To 10/24/2007 1 comment Improve your understanding of audio compression standards with this introduction to data compression. This first in a three-part series discusses the psychoacoustic model of human perception, spectral and temporal masking, and MPEG Layer I coding.
Under the Hood: Uncovering hidden chip costs Teardown 10/22/2007 Post a comment The proportion of semiconductor content is increasing in almost everything we own. For some large manufacturers of consumer electronics, semiconductors are the single largest contributor to finished-goods costs.
Renesas expands SuperH MPU family Product News 10/20/2007 Post a comment These 32-bit microprocessors from Renesas have A/D and D/A converters, use a QFP package, and achieve a maximum 1.8-times boost in performance compared with the company's SH7709S devices.
AMD posts Q3 loss, revenue soar News & Analysis 10/18/2007 Post a comment Advanced Micro Devices Inc., posted a net loss as expected for the third quarter although revenue increased strongly on higher sales of microprocessors and graphics processors while margins puhed up 8 percentage points.
Intel tops Q3 estimate, sees strong growth ahead News & Analysis 10/16/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. exceeded its third quarter earnings estimate, posting strong results on surging demand for its products globally and benefitting from reorganization actions that have helped the company improve upon its manufacturing operations.
Green Hills Software supports Fujitsu's FR MCU series Product News 10/14/2007 Post a comment Green Hills Software has announced that its product suite, including the MULTI version 5.0 IDE, TimeMachine tool suite, Green Hills compilers, and SuperTrace Probe, are now available for the Fujitsu FR60, FR70, and FR80 32-bit RISC microcontrollers.
New interface controllers are simply the MOST Design How-To 10/12/2007 Post a comment MOST is a networking standard enabling seamless transport of digital audio, video, and packet-based data, along with real-time control information, within the car. The latest MOST ICs greatly simplify the network interface by integrating all low-level, real-time network operations, including the network driver, on a single chip.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 23 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...