I’ve just started Day 1 at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and so far it’s off to a rocky start. As usual, I got in too late last night, and couldn’t get on-line from my hotel room (that’s bad news for an on-line guy).
This morning, the access was no better, so went to the Press Room (where I’m composing this blog). The access is fine, but the tools I need to upload stories won’t run on the supplied computers. Oy! I’ll guess I’ll have to think of something else.
As for show happenings, so far the one shining light has been an audio codec family released by TI. It’s a pretty integrated family of three devices, aimed at low-power applications, like handsets, PDAs, MP3 players, etc. They’ve done a good job keeping down both the power and the noise.
The next generation will use Class D amplifiers, which is more in line with what I was looking for in this family. But I guess I can wait.
Check back later for more news.