De-interlacing with HQV high quality video processing Design How-To 9/30/2005 Post a comment Most video sources, including DVD, standard-definition TV, and 1080i high-definition TV, transmit interlaced images. Instead of transmitting each video frame in its entirety (what is called progressive scan), most video sources transmit only half of the image in each frame at any given time. The founder and engineering architect of Teranex, a unit of Silicon Optix, explains how HQV video processing does de-interlace better.
PXI RF test modules go to 6-GHz Product News 9/28/2005 Post a comment Adding 6-GHz capability to provide seamless coverage of mobile device testing, test-and-measurement house Aeroflex is releasing two new PXI modules to its product line-up. They're for high-speed testing of RFICs and other devices for WLAN and WiMax.
PowerPC-equipped CompactPCI board runs embedded communications Product News 9/27/2005 Post a comment If you're designing an embedded communications system or networking equipment, take a look at the connectivity and processing capabilities of this new cPCI Pentium-equipped single-board computer. It's suited as a control element for network routers and switches, storage subsystems, network appliances, and print and imaging devices.
20-slot PXI chassis serves test Product News 9/23/2005 Post a comment Geotest-Marvin Test Systems announces the addition of a 20-slot PXI chassis series to its family of PXI modules and mainframes. The new chassis features one system controller slot and nineteen PXI/CPCI slots.
Quadros adds XML-based peer-to-peer SDK to RTXC tool suite News & Analysis 9/12/2005 Post a comment Taking the concept of peer-to-peer connectivity typified by the universal plug and play protocol to the next level, Quadros Systems, Inc., has just released its RTXC Quadnet UPnP SDK, a software development kit for adding pervasive network connectivity to embedded devices.
EPIC makers add PCI Express to board specification Product News 9/6/2005 Post a comment Joining the rush of board vendors to the PCI Express defacto standard, five embedded single board computer (SBC) manufacturers have together published the EPIC Express Specification adding PCI Express I/O expansion to EPIC, without sacrificing support for legacy PC I/O.
Single-board computer packs automotive PowerPC Product News 9/5/2005 Post a comment MEN Mikro Elektronik introduces the F12, a single-board computer based on Freescale’s MPC5200 automotive PowerPC. Combined with the Cyclone FPGA from Altera, the F12's I/O functions are integrated for each individual application in the form of IP cores.
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.