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.