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.