LG-KV1300 phone: Analog on the leading edge Teardown 1/26/2004 Post a comment LG Electronics' newest cell phones put their emphasis on multimedia. A Wolfson Microelectronics audio codec supplies a stereo output, while two Texas Instruments Class D amplifiers drive the speakers. There's a Samsung CMOS imager with VGA resolution, and a two-color LCD display. From the January PA magazine folio, Portelligent's David Carey finds other analog parts inside.
Popular iPod gets a makeover Teardown 1/5/2004 Post a comment Building on solid success with the original iPod, Apple Computer Inc.'s latest MP3 player upgrades form, connectivity and capacity but remains focused in function.
Inside DSP on Audio: Building Good Audio Software Design How-To 1/5/2004 Post a comment What's special about audio software? This article tackles key audio software development issues, sharing hard-won lessons from years of experience. We focus on challenges and techniques in optimization and testing, using a reverb algorithm as a case study.
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.