Freescale expands 8-bit MCU line Product News 11/30/2007 Post a comment Aimed at consumer, industrial and automotive applications, Freescale's S08 MCU family has gained 30 highly integrated devices that include USB connectivity, 5V-operation and motor-control options.
$95,000 for a wristwatch? Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog 11/29/2007 Post a comment I'm currently in the market for a new wristwatch. I know the one I want, but when I called the store to ask the price, their answer made me cry!
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.
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.
Sales up, profits return at Imagination Technologies Product News 11/27/2007 Post a comment Multimedia processor licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has turned the corner and recorded pre-tax profits of £1.3 million for the six months ended September compared with a loss of £2.1 million for the corresponding period last year.
Home nets chip group raises $20 million in Round B News & Analysis 11/27/2007 Post a comment Home networking chip startup Gigle Semiconductor has raised $20 million in Series B funding. The round was led by new investor Scottish Equity Partners, with existing investors Accel Partners and Pond Venture Partners also participating.
Loudspeakers lecture by Linkwitz follow-up Audio DesignLine Blog 11/27/2007 Post a comment Listen to an MP3 of a recent AES lecture by loudspeaker designer Siegfried Linkwitz on room-optimized stereo sound reproduction through proper loudspeaker design and placement, or read the summarized lecture report.
ESL 2.0 = IP re-use Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 11/26/2007 Post a comment ESL promises big productivity gains. IP re-use is the key to making that dream come true.
Superinsulators rival superconductors News & Analysis 11/26/2007 Post a comment A Brown University researcher claims to have discovered Cooper pairs in superinsulators that, when cooled near absolute zero, offer infinite resistance--acting as perfect blocks to conduction.
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.