Mobilygen fields H.264 codecs to turn on flash-based TV Product News 6/26/2007 Post a comment Fabless chip company Mobilygen (Santa Clara, Calif.) is betting its new family of next-generation H.264 codecs, in tandem with swiftly sinking prices for solid-state memory, will spur development of such products as TVs that can accomplish "pause" and "instant replay" of broadcast programming without a hard drive.
Did you know?: Good, bad news from electronics equipment industry News & Analysis 6/25/2007 Post a comment
Growing at a double-digit clip and well ahead of the global economy, the electronics equipment industry is forecast to exceed $1.3 trillion in revenue within the next three years. It is expected that the industry's performance will be driven by its continued strength across most market segments, including the telecommunications, medical, industrial and automotive sectors. That's the good news.
Server card provides NTP support for IPTV, VoIP Product News 6/19/2007 Post a comment Symmetricom's second carrier class PackeTime server card provides network time protocol (NTP) capability for next-generation service provider applications such as IPTV, billing record management, QoS measurement systems and IP service level agreement (SLA) monitoring.
Alliance demos 40 Gbit/s backplane News & Analysis 6/19/2007 Post a comment Five technology companies are rolling out a new group-- the Road to 100G Alliance--that aims to accelerate the deployment of high-speed backplane technologies for communications systems, demonstrating a proprietary 40 Gbit/second line card.
NXP, Andrew partner for satellite LNB Product News 6/19/2007 Post a comment NXP Semiconductors and Andrew Corporation have collaborated on the development of a fully integrated down converter for Ku-band digital video broadcasting satellite Low Noise Blocks (LNB).
Intel tips new details on Itanium News & Analysis 6/14/2007 Post a comment Intel Corp. will roll out next year Itanium and Xeon CPUs along with a common south bridge I/O chip using a new high-speed interconnect, beginning with the Tukwilla CPU.
Build simple and inexpensive FlexRay nodes Design How-To 6/13/2007 Post a comment The FlexRay protocol provides time-triggered communication at rates 10 times that of CAN. With its nodes being critical pieces of the FlexRay-based design, how can an automotive electronics designer get one started?
Are PC chip sets passe? News & Analysis 6/13/2007 Post a comment Process technology may mean that CPU and core logic integration is possible, but don't expect the venerable chip set to quietly fade away.
REVIEW: Surface-mount point-of-load DC-to-DC converter can be handled like an IC Product News 6/13/2007 Post a comment Chip maker Linear Technology Corp. rolls out a DC-to-DC regulator module that operates from lower voltage input supplies. Handled much like an SMT device, the LTM4604 module comprises a complete 4-A regulator system with on-board controller, power switches, inductor, and bypass capacitors, all enclosed in a tiny land-grid-array package. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look.
TI targets power savings with floating point DSCs Product News 6/6/2007 Post a comment Touting better energy efficiency and improved performance in industrial controller applications, Texas Instruments will start sampling in September a floating point digital signal controller that provides 300 million floating point instructions per second (MFLOPS) performance at 150 MHz.
REVIEW: PCI Express data-acq cards support simultaneous I/O Product News 6/5/2007 Post a comment Check out these multi-function data-acq cards based on the high-bandwidth PCI Express bus. These cards can update up to eight channels of 12-bit analog output simultaneously at a sustained rate of 1-Msamples/s. The cards also features hardware-based arbitrary waveform generation that frees up CPU resources, even when all analog outputs are updating at full speed. Read eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review.
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.