LAN switch lowers cost, saves space Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment Maxim introduces the MAX4927 quad, high-speed, high-bandwidth, Gigabit-LAN switch with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection that eliminates the need for external ESD diodes.
Lossless Compression of Audio Data - Part 2 Design How-To 11/28/2007 Post a comment Part 2 of this article on lossless audio data compression continues its focus on the key principles - including multiple-channel redundancy, prediction, and entropy coding - and discusses some practical system design issues.
Lens Shift: How one simple projection feature can save time and money Design How-To 11/28/2007 Post a comment In an ideal display environment, a projector would be perpendicular to and centered to the screen. This of course isn't realistic because most of the time that would place the audience (or something else) between the projector and the screen. This article offers lens shift as a better solution than keystoning.
UWB's prospects Blog 11/28/2007 Post a comment UWB in general and the WiMedia Alliance's Certified Wireless USB n particular will be in the news quite a bit over the next few weeks.
BMW brings Internet Protocol under the hood News & Analysis 11/28/2007 Post a comment A BMW research group has tested the Internet Protocol to network automotive controllers. The engineers found that IP could well suit the real-time requirements even of safety-critical applications. But the most prominent benefits are in another area: With IP networking, costs for automotive electronics probably could be lowered.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon News & Analysis 11/28/2007 1 comment Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Solenoid chip drives inductive loads Product News 11/28/2007 Post a comment Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Consumers down on digital media adapters Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment Digital media adapters have failed to connect with consumers, even advanced users, according to a new study by Parks Associates which shows users prefer direct cable links to complex networks and devices.
Marvell cuts 400 jobs, posts loss News & Analysis 11/27/2007 Post a comment Amid a loss for the quarter, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. plans to reduce its headcount by 400 employees, or approximately 7 percent of the company's total workforce.
Advanced PCTV solutions announced by NXP Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment NXP has announced the arrival of two brand new additions to its PCTV family. The SAA7164BE and SAA7163AE are new PC TV processors designed to bring multi-streaming, and PVR capabilities to desktop and notebook multimedia PC TV USB applications.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ 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.