Multimedia on the factory floor Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 5/30/2008 Post a comment considerable graphical display capabilities. Future system will offer much more: They will be required to understand human language and gestures.
Next up for LSI: Ethernet? News & Analysis 5/28/2008 Post a comment For a company now focused exclusively on storage and networking markets, LSI Corp. has a glaring lack of standard Ethernet products, and chief executive Abhi Talwalkar is exploring the options for the venerable Silicon Valley icon.
DRAMs gear up for next-gen graphics Product News 5/21/2008 Post a comment Three DRAM makers are shipping parts using GDDR5, a new memory interface initially supporting data transfers at 4 Gbits/second per pin that will serve a new generation of graphics controllers expected from Advanced Micro Devices and archrival Nvidia as early as June.
Wind River, Intel ride Linux into car market Product News 5/20/2008 Post a comment Intel and Wind River Systems have teamed up to create a Linux/x86 platform for car electronics, debuting at the Telematics Detroit 2008 conference based on Intel's low-power Atom processor and a new variant of Wind River's embedded Linux.
DVB-S2 NIM tuner only uses 1.5 W News & Analysis 5/20/2008 Post a comment Sharp Microelectronics Europe is expanding its product portfolio of Network Interfaced Module (NIM) tuners for the digital reception of High-Definition TV via satellite with a particularly low-power version.
AMC processor boards target carrier-grade base platforms Product News 5/19/2008 Post a comment Embedded Planet has released two SCOPE-compliant AMC processor boards that are suitable for a broad range of demanding applications including wireless base stations, media gateways, enterprise network access systems, test and measurement systems, and server blades.
eSOL releases iPod connectivity support for its USB host driver Product News 5/18/2008 Post a comment eSOL has added an isochronous transfer mode and an audio class driver to its PrUSB /Host product, enabling USB host-based products such as car infotainment systems and navigation systems to receive audio streaming in real time over the standard USB connection from portable music players such as iPod from Apple.
MMIC Solutions raises £2.7 million in Round A News & Analysis 5/15/2008 Post a comment Module and subsystem startup MMIC Solutions Ltd (Ledbury, England) has raised £2.7 million in a first round of VC financing to extend its development of receivers and modules for millimeter wave applications.
HP targets silicon photonics News & Analysis 5/14/2008 Post a comment Using silicon photonics to connect blades, boards, chips and eventually cores on the same chip has become a strategic goal for Hewlett Packard Co.
ARM cleared in MMP patent appeal case News & Analysis 5/13/2008 Post a comment ARM Holdings plc has won a significant round in the long running legal dispute with Technology Properties Limited, Inc. and Patriot Scientific Corporation over the Moore Microprocessor Patent (MMP) portfolio, with the U.S.Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirming that the Cambridge, England based company's products do not infringe the patent.
Video analytics and management system for surveillance Product News 5/12/2008 Post a comment EVT, a provider of video management software, has collaborated with MATE Intelligent Video, the technology leader in intelligent video surveillance systems and video analytics, to provide video management and analytics capabilities for enterprise class IP video surveillance installations.
French group readies NFC-enabled speakers Product News 5/2/2008 Post a comment French consumer electronics manufacturer Parrott (Paris) is readying a range of speakers that will incorporate Near Field Communications tags supplied by Innovision Research and Technology plc (Cirencester, England).
CSR takes huge charge on Ubinetics acquisition News & Analysis 5/1/2008 Post a comment Shares in wireless chip specialist CSR plc (Cambridge, England) plunged by as much as 25 percent in early trading as the company announced it had taken a charge of $52.9 million for the acquisition in 2005 of Ubinetics. The compnay also saw a fall off in demand for its chips, mainly Bluetooth parts, from makers of mobile phone makers and other consumer electronics devices, notably headsets.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.