HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing News & Analysis 7/29/2008 Post a comment Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
Report: DisplayPort wins in PCs, HDMI gets TVs Product News 7/25/2008 Post a comment DisplayPort will supplant VGA and the emerging High Definition Multimedia Interface in PCs after 2010, but HDMI will retain the lion's share of external links on digitial TVs and other consumer gear, according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli.
Converged nets drive Brocade, Foundry combo News & Analysis 7/22/2008 Post a comment The proposed $3 billion merger between Brocade and Foundry Networks highlights the trend of business networks trying to consolidate the number of suppliers and technologies they use, increasingly focusing on Ethernet and the push to merge traffic from Fiber Channel storage networks with mainstream Ethernet nets.
SBC features advanced Freescale processors Product News 7/21/2008 Post a comment Featuring advanced Freescale MPC8640 and MPC 8640D processors, GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms' VG6 is available as a dual node/single node, dual node/single node single board computer designed for high performance in harsh environments such as military/aerospace and industrial automation.
Temperature monitoring for trace heating applications Product News 7/21/2008 Post a comment The digital temperature controller DPC III is matched to trace heating applications. It monitors measuring circuits on breaks, interruptions and short circuits of the sensor as well as on under-range and over-range in order to guarantee the process safety.
Local drive networks with integrated master/slave function Product News 7/21/2008 Post a comment Electronics integrated in DC motors creates extensive advantages for decentralised drive technology. A master drive controls and monitors a number of slave drives in a local network and therefore considerably relieves the higher-level PLC. The result " shorter cycle times, higher productivity, and lower installation costs for the machine and less programming effort for the higher-level PLC.
Jedec group will set flash drive standards Product News 7/18/2008 Post a comment Jedec, the standards group best known for its work on DRAM interfaces, has formed a new group to set standards for solid-state disks that use NAND flash chips, chartered to develop standards for solid state drives used for embedded or removable memory storage leveraging the existing storage infrastructure.
HP puts 10G Ethernet on multimode fibre diet News & Analysis 7/15/2008 Post a comment Following in the footsteps of Cisco Systems and others, Hewlett-Packard's network switching group releases Tuesday its first transceiver modules to carry 10 Gbit Ethernet to multimode optical fibre in hopes its 10GBase-LRM modules help nudge the slow-moving market for 10GE forward.
RS232 radio interface board enables a 9600-baud wireless data link Product News 7/15/2008 Post a comment The TDi2 from Radiometrix is a RS232 interface board that combines a TDL2A 433-9 OEM multi-channel wireless modem module (operating at a half-duplex serial data rate of 9600bits/s ), an RS232 driver, a 9 way DB9F connector, helical SMA aerial and power connectors, and a local 5V voltage regulator.
Is the end of competition in industrial computing arising? Industrial Control DesignLine Blog 7/11/2008 1 comment In the industrial computing industry there is a tendency to mergers and standardised hardware and software products. Does this evolution of the market mean we will end up with one single "Wintel"-like company without any further competition?
Apple agrees to support P.A. Semi processor Product News 7/11/2008 Post a comment Apple Inc. has informed the U.S. Department of Defense it will supply the PowerPC-based processors its acquired with P.A. Semi for at least three years following a DoD investigation into reports the startup's CPUs had been designed into a number of military applications.
CEA may spawn standards effort for handhelds News & Analysis 7/10/2008 Post a comment The Consumer Electronics Association will hold a meeting this fall to explore whether to form a new group to drive standards for portable and handheld systems. The move comes at a time when CEA is attempting to address the need to connect its members' traditional TV, stereo and automotive systems with a rising tide of mobile systems.
Wolfson gets active with ambient noise cancellation Product News 7/7/2008 Post a comment Wolfson Microelectronics (Edinburgh, Scotland) has started sampling to several handset designers its active noise cancellation chip that was designed specifically for mobile phone applications and is based on technology that came through the acquisition last year of Sonaptic Ltd. (High Wycombe, England).
Compact ZigBee network module Product News 7/4/2008 Post a comment Radiocrafts expand their product line with a compact ZigBee Network Module (RC2300-ZNM) for use in ZigBee based mesh networks. The module offers the complete ZigBee network protocol in a small module with an easy to use API.
Removable memory card market on the move News & Analysis 7/3/2008 Post a comment Shipments of phones equipped with removable memory card slots will grow at an average 13 percent per year over the next five years, hitting 1.04 billion phones in 2011, according to market research group Strategy Analytics.
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.