Plastic electronics fab time cut Product News 12/31/2008 Post a comment Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control Product News 12/30/2008 Post a comment New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Will Ethernet AV help unify home networks? Design How-To 12/29/2008 1 comment IEEE 802 working groups are in the process of completing Ethernet AV, a set of modifications to existing Ethernet standards to make the protocol "rock solid" for transmitting streaming audio and video. Some are betting on Ethernet to become the answer for home networks by late 2009 and beyond.
Nanotubes shown to boost neuron signals News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment Researchers explain how carbon nanotubes could someday bypass faulty circuitry in the brain, for instance curing Parkinson's disease, as well as to repair spinal cord injuries and eventually to augment and enhance cognitive functions.
DARPA chief reviews legacy News & Analysis 12/29/2008 Post a comment The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
Trends in RFID--Part III Design How-To 12/28/2008 Post a comment Here are the answers to adoption questions around design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors Product News 12/23/2008 Post a comment Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009 News & Analysis 12/23/2008 Post a comment Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
The good news about 2009 Signal Processing DesignLine Blog 12/20/2008 Post a comment A lot of DSP products are well-positioned to ride out the bad times of 2009. In fact, some products could even see growth during the next year. Here are my top technologies to watch.
Trends in RFID--Part II Design How-To 12/19/2008 Post a comment Here' are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
Blog Doing Math in FPGAs Tom Burke 2 comments For a recent project, I explored doing "real" (that is, non-integer) math on a Spartan 3 FPGA. FPGAs, by their nature, do integer math. That is, there's no floating-point ...