Mango DSP and Steelbox Networks create analytic-enabled intelligent video networks Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment Mango DSP, a provider of intelligent video servers for the CCTV, video surveillance and homeland security defense markets, and Steelbox Networks, developer of "the world's fastest media appliance", have signed a partnership agreement. The partnership will present the industry with a comprehensive intelligent video, processing, distribution, storage and management solution.
LGA socket operates up to 40 GHz Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment The XG-LGA-7000 socket from Ironwood Electronics are designed for a 12-mm package size, and operate at bandwidths up to 40 GHz with less than 1dB of insertion loss.
Legend Silicon powers aigo's new USB HDTV receiver Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment Legend Silicon has partnered with China's aigo to create a revolutionary new product for viewing high definition television anywhere at any time. The USB
Dongle will enable Chinese consumers to view
terrestrial high definition television being programmed by China Central Television.
MIT solar startup aims to beat coal on price News & Analysis 3/28/2008 1 comment Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Ely Sachs has said he plans for a startup company called 1366 Technologies (Lexington, Mass.) to develop an improved silicon-based solar cell that can beat coal on cost efficiency.
Profinet controllers are IRT-enabled Product News 3/28/2008 Post a comment In recognition of the fact that an increasing number of Profinet industrial Ethernet installations uses high-speed Isochronous Realtime communication schemes, Siemens has equipped several Simatic controllers with the respective interfaces.
Researchers tout foldable, stretchable Si circuits Product News 3/28/2008 1 comment Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a new form of stretchable silicon integrated circuit that can wrap around complex shapes such as spheres, body parts and aircraft wings, and can operate during stretching, compressing, folding and other types of extreme mechanical deformations, without a reduction in electrical performance.
HD video line buffering in FPGA Design How-To 3/28/2008 Post a comment Complex video processing algorithms -- encoding, motion estimation, and scaling -- implemented using FPGAs need access to various pixel values within a single frame or across multiple frames. The required video line buffers within an FPGA make video applications memory intensive.
Huge growth seen for MEMS sensors, actuators News & Analysis 3/27/2008 Post a comment Worldwide sales of MEMS-based semiconductor sensors and actuators are expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19 percent between 2007 and 2012, reaching $9.7 billion in five years compared to $4.1 billion in 2007, according to market research group IC Insights.
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.