Multiplexers reconstruct impaired HDMI, DVI signals Product News 3/3/2008 Post a comment Intersil's timing regenerators and multiplexers for HDMI and DVI applications feature a signal regenerator function that allows them to restore corrupted HDMI signals to their original quality in consumer and professional video systems.
Plugging the laser gap News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment Researchers at Binghamton University claim to have devised a strategy to bridge the lasing gap with new materials and architectures that could enable applications not now possible.
European chip sales hold firm in Jan 08 News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment Chip sales in Europe for January 2008 held up best of the four regions tracked by the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), with a decrease of only 2.5 percent compared with December 2007. The SIA said the overall month-on-month decrease was 3.6 per cent, with worldwide semiconductor sales worth $21.49 billion.
Firecracker speeds Blackfin designs Product News 3/3/2008 Post a comment Avnet subsidiary Silica has introduced a versatile development platform around Analog Devices's Blackfin processor family. The platform, dubbed Firecracker, functions as a universal tool for Blackfin developers of all flavors. Fully verified functional modules eliminate the need to design in detail common embedded subsystems.
Filtronic completes disposal of compound semis unit News & Analysis 3/3/2008 Post a comment Filtronic plc (Shipley, England) has completed the disposal of its compound semiconductor division, including the manufacturing facility at Newton Aycliffe, England, to RF Micro Devices (Greensboro, N.C.) for approximately £12.5 million in cash.
Safety, security set to drive embedded apps Design How-To 3/3/2008 Post a comment There may be as many ways to implement safety and security features in embedded applications as there are engineers working on the challenge, but it is becoming a key topic as fail-safe and security technologies migrate to applications well away from the traditionally security- and safety-conscious military-aerospace and automotive sectors.
Under the Hood: Evolution of the smart phone Teardown 3/3/2008 1 comment It is interesting to look at the different ways that HTC and Nokia, two companies that have very competitive and successful smart-phone offerings, arrived at their latest products. HTC used its background as a PDA manufacturer to create the TyTN 2, essentially incorporating phone functionality into a PDA. Nokia came into the smart-phone market from cell phones, so it needed to find ways to increase functionality without substantially increasing the size of its latest phone, the N95.