10 Gigabit Ethernet ATCA switch separates control and data planes Product News 2/28/2007 Post a comment Diversified Technology introduced the ATS1936, an AdvancedTCA board that can be used as hub, node or mesh enabled board. It complies with PICMG 3.0 R2.0 ECN002 and PICMG 3.1 Option 1 and Option 9 and implements 2 separate switched networks on a single pc board. By separating the Base and Fabric networks, the ATS1936 provides a separate control plane and data plane.
Israel-China fund backs video surveillance startup News & Analysis 2/27/2007 Post a comment Infinity Equity Capital has led a $6 million VC round in Mate Intelligent Video. In addition to Infinity's $3.2 million, other investors in the round included I-CSVC, Infinity's Chinese partner, as well as existing Mate backers such as The Peleg Group.
Toumaz readies RF chip for medical monitoring News & Analysis 2/26/2007 Post a comment Toumaz Technology, a developer of RF, analog and mixed signal semiconductors targeting medical electronics applications, has successfully tested its integrated Sensium platform in a device aimed at health and lifestyle monitoring.
REVIEW: Outboard box endows bit error rate test with dial-in de-emphasis Product News 2/20/2007 Post a comment REVIEW: Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies rolls out a de-emphasis signal converter with the ability to characterize Gbit-speed speed ports and channels that operate with de-emphasized signals. Use it to characterize signals to ensure conformance testing wherever interface de-emphasis is applied. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Showa Denko tips hybrid process for compound semis News & Analysis 2/20/2007 Post a comment Japanese conglomerate Showa Denko K.K. is claiming a major breakthrough in the production of compound semiconductors based on gallium nitride (GaN) and other nitrides with a process dubbed "Hybrid PPDTM." The company has already started building a plant at its Chiba site that uses the process, to make devices targeted at blue/white LEDs.
High-density SS7 controller doubles signal capacity Product News 2/13/2007 Post a comment Adax has released its HDCIII board, a high-density SS7 controller for NGN convergence platforms. The HDCIII delivers up to eight T1, E1 or J1 trunks, and offers a combination of up to 128 MTP2 low-speed links and eight high-speed links.
HDMI gains traction in PCs Product News 2/12/2007 Post a comment In what amounts to the first volley in a battle for mindshare with rival DisplayPort for digital display interfaces in PCs, the group responsible for licensing the High-Definition Multimedia Interface announced more than 50 PC products are currently using HDMI.
REVIEW: Have you got the (NTP) time? Product News 2/12/2007 Post a comment Here's news of a carrier-class NTP plug-in server that supports next-gen applications such as IPTV, billing record management, QoS measurement, or IP Service Level Agreements monitoring. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
ADI shrinks 3G transceivers Product News 2/12/2007 Post a comment Analog Devices is using this week's 3GSM World Congress as the launch pad of the latest version of its direct conversion Othello radio architecture line.
Antenova outlines 3G antenna module strategy News & Analysis 2/12/2007 Post a comment Antenna specialist Antenova Ltd is launching at this week's 3GSM World Congress the first version of its Radionova RF antenna module, one that integrates GPS, and has outlined a roadmap for the range that includes multiband 3G modules and versions incorporating Wi-Fi capabilities.
VPX3-125 SBC aids I/O expansion Product News 2/8/2007 Post a comment Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing has announced the VPX3-125; a VPX (VITA 46) single board computer (SBC) in a 3U form factor. The company also announced a companion board, the VPX3-125 ExpressReach, a 3U I/O expansion carrier card for use with the VPX3-125.
Fabric switch targets MicroTCA implementation Product News 2/7/2007 Post a comment CorEdge Networks has released a 10-Gbits/s Ethernet fabric card using Fujitsu's 20-port 10-GbE switch chip for MicroTCA carrier hub modules, which is expected to drive a host of 10-Gbits/s implementations using the MicroTCA standard.
Fluid heater module fits automotive apps Product News 2/2/2007 Post a comment TT electronics and AB Automotive Electronics have co-developed a windshield washer fluid heater module that combines anodized aluminum substrate technology with a thick film resistive element to produce a tubular instant fluid heater.
LCD startup sampling design kits for e-paper apps Product News 2/1/2007 Post a comment Nemoptic SA, the French group developing bistable nematic liquid crystal display technology dubbed BiNem, has started shipping prototyping kits that would allow system integrators to test the performance of the technology and develop applications for consumer and professional products using an e-paper display.
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.