MP3 decoding takes on handheld devices News & Analysis 11/8/1999 Post a comment All the publicity in the Internet digital audio market thus far has been centered on the single-purpose MP3 player. While this vertical market application is creating a loyal following and a flurry of new consumer products, some of the hardware designs may be too specific to a single function: MP3 playback.
IP99: Simutech, ISS evaluate a core via the Web News & Analysis 11/3/1999 Post a comment The first functional verification of an intellectual property (IP) core over the Internet was demonstrated this week at IP99 by Simutech LLC (Vancouver, Wash.) and Integrated Silicon Systems (Belfast, Northern Ireland), using Simutech's Rave prototyping system.
IP99: ASIC vendors warned on rise of core providers News & Analysis 11/3/1999 Post a comment A steady rise to power of third-party developers of intellectual property (IP) will bring pressure on ASIC vendors, which have heretofore been the traditional leaders in system-level integration, according to two keynote speakers at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition.
Integer math: cuts cost, hardware News & Analysis 11/3/1999 Post a comment Spectral subtraction, perceptual linear prediction and parameter filtering are well-known speech-recognition algorithms, and all of them are developed using floating-point and many divides and conditional branches.
IP99: Stellar and Sican team up on cores News & Analysis 11/3/1999 Post a comment Two providers of intellectual property (IP) cores, Stellar Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and Sican GmbH (Hannover, Germany), announced a marketing and sales agreement at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition.
Choppy seas ahead for IP business News & Analysis 11/3/1999 Post a comment The Intellectual Property (IP) block business is in a state of "chaos" now, but the design technique will grow and evolve over time, giving programmable logic a run for its money.
IP99: panel raises pay-to-evaluate IP issue News & Analysis 11/1/1999 Post a comment Without providing definitive answers regarding business practices involving intellectual property (IP), a panel discussion hosted by the Virtual Components Exchange (VCX) at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition served to highlight the issues, differences of opinion, and opportunities that exist in the emerging semiconductor IP industry.
Zilog debuts soft core comm processor News & Analysis 11/1/1999 Post a comment The revamped Zilog Inc. this week becomes the latest entrant in the network-processor game when it unveils a family of soft cores that consist of multiple processors handling both digital signal processing and RISC functions.
IP99: Industry rallies to trade IP online News & Analysis 11/1/1999 Post a comment The promise of easy access to intellectual property (IP) cores over the Internet will come to the IP99 Europe conference here this week, as catalog providers and standards bodies announce they are collaborating on a new standard for exchanging IP information. The idea is to let a user issue a single query that's automatically routed to multiple catalogs and IP suppliers, greatly simplifying what today can be an arduous search.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Timesí 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.