Yogitech claims first OCP universal verification component News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Design and verification technology provider Yogitech SPA is rolling out what it claims is the industry's first mixed-language Open Core Protocol (OPC) universal verification component (UVC). The company claims it is the only commercial verification solution to fully support revision 2.1 of the OCP protocol and comply with the OCP 2.0/2.1 compliant checks document
Challenging young engineers Automotive DesignLine Blog 9/29/2006 Post a comment Summer jobs and co-op assignments put student engineers in the real engineering worldbut the Challenge X competition takes that experience even further.
Encoder modules target office automation Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Avago Technologies offers an enhanced series of ultra-small optical encoder modules with resolutions of up to 360 lines per inch (LPI), which is said to be the highest in the industry. The new AEDS-964x series is a drop-in replacement for the company's AEDS-962x series.
HDTV-ready video processor targets embedded apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment VIA Technologies, Inc.'s VIA CX700M integrated video processor for the VIA C7 and Eden processor platforms integrated premium graphics, audio, memory, storage, and HDTV support all in a single chip design. Integrated into the chip are the Northbridge and Southbridge functions.
JVC rear-projection TV hangs on wall Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment To better compete against flat-screen TV sets, Victor Company of Japan Ltd. (JVC) has developed an optical engine that allows a 60-inch class rear projection TV to have a depth of just 10 inches.
Rugged optical interconnect comes in lower profile Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Tyco Electronics has expanded its rugged PRO BEAM optical interconnect systems with the low-profile PRO BEAM Mini connector that shortens the connector length and reduces its weight by over half as compared with the original PRO BEAM Jr. product.
Resistors target medical apps Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Stackpole has launched a new product group for medical applications. These medical-grade components include high- and medium-voltage chip resistors, divider networks, high precision resistors, and special precision resistors.
Hynix, ST to open 300-mm fab in China News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Hynix-ST Semiconductor Ltd., a joint memory venture between Hynix Semiconductor Inc. and STMicroelectronics Inc., is slated to open and launch its 300-mm fab in China on Oct. 10, according to the Korean company.
Vast adds ARM PrimeCell models and AXI bus Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Virtual system prototyping technology provider Vast Systems Technology announced the availability of Vast models of the ARM PrimeCell PL080 DMA Controller, PL011 UART, PL190 Vector Interrupt Controller, PL131 Smart Card Interface and the AMBA AXI bus.
Santa Rosa core controllers boost Pd reporting accuracy Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Intersil's ISL6260C, ISL6261A, and ISL6262A core controllers meet Intel's next-generation (Core Duo and Core 2 Duo) mobile platform requirements, providing improved reporting accuracy for power dissipation, higher efficiency, and even better transient response.
Maxim asks Nasdaq to remain listed News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Maxim Integrated Products Inc. has requested a hearing before the Nasdaq Listing Qualifications Panel, asking to remain listed on the Nasdaq exchange despite a delay in filing its Form 10-K
China's IPTV future still unclear News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment The recent cancellation of an IPTV trial in Beijing by one of the country's major telecom operators is the latest indication that unclear government policy still plagues IPTV in China.
Philips completes sale of majority of semis division News & Analysis 9/29/2006 Post a comment Royal Philips Electronics has completed the sale of an 80.1 percent stake in its semiconductors business to a private equity consortium consisting of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), Silver Lake Partners, Bain Capital, Apax Partners and AlpInvest Partners NV.
LED driver with diagnostics cuts maintenance costs Product News 9/29/2006 Post a comment Bringing new functionality to traditional LED driver chips, austriamicrosystems' AS1109 integrates LED error-diagnostic readback circuitry for detecting open and shorted LEDs and thermal anomalies for a variety of large fixed, slow-rolling and bar-graph displays, industrial controller displays, and traffic signs.
Hi def video scaler ASIC development from FPGA Design How-To 9/29/2006 Post a comment How a high-definition video scaler ASIC implemented in a 0.18um standard cell technology was developed rapidly by starting with FPGA. The application targets the consumer market space for high-definition video sources (for example, HD-DVD and Blu-Ray players). Achieving quick time-to-market was critical for the success of the project. An FPGA prototype was used for at-speed verification of all functionality, especially image quality enhancements. A flexible FPGA-to-ASIC conversion flow provided
STMicro could be next buyout target, report says News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment Europe's largest chip maker could be the next target of private equity following the leveraged buyout of Philips Electronics' chip unit and the pending acquisition by a private equity consortium of Freescale Semiconductor, according to a Bloomberg report citing a report by Merrill Lynch analysts.
ZiLOG's 16-bit MCU targets security apps Product News 9/28/2006 Post a comment ZiLOG Inc.'s ZNEO Z16F family of flash microcontrollers, based on the company's new ZNEO 16-bit CPU core, targets specific markets such as high-end motor control and domestic security applications.
OCP-IP adds six members News & Analysis 9/28/2006 Post a comment The Open Core Protocol International Partnership, an intellectual property plug and play organization, announced six new members: Bluespec, Digital Dynamics, Digital Media Professionals, Georgia Institute of Technology, Sci-worx and TrustIC.
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.