Maxim Integrated Products is paving the way for next-generation consumer video conferencing solutions on TVs with the announcement of its new technology line-up. At the 2011 International CES in Las Vegas, Maxim will be showcasing and demonstrating complete video camera solutions and reference designs that enable pioneering video conferencing features such as 1080p30 HD video, multi-party video, face detection, face tracking, 3D capture, and gesture recognition.
Chris Chipman from Analog Devices discusses the company's video transmitter products.
Dafydd Roche with TI goes over their soundbar reference design, said to be able to take analog or USB inputs and drive stereo output at up to 30 W.
Fraunhofer’s high-quality MPEG Surround audio streaming technology to provide consumers with surround Internet radio experiences in the living room
Since the gesture recognition market is still in its early stages, there are a variety of suppliers around the world that are just emerging as key players
Wolfson Microelectronics plc has announced its new HD Audio product line for PCs and laptops. The WM8850 and WM8860 are asserted to deliver exceptional audio performance, excellent signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and
Murata Wireless Solutions introduced the SyChip Utility Smart Network Access Port (USNAP) ZigBee module. The USNAP version 2 specification-compliant module enables protocol independent designs for
Murata Electronics North America announced the launch of its second generation WirelessHD module. The WHDM-T005/R006 Series provides a fully embedded solution for design engineers developing high-definition audio/visual (HD-A/V) electronic devices
SMSC announced the availability of the DARR83, a complete digital wireless audio processor with tri-band support and an embedded multi-channel USB 2.0 audio. This IC is appropriate for companies integrating Wi-Fi and Bluetooth into their consumer electronics products. Its support of
Freescale Semiconductor is finding innovative ways to stop “vampire” energy loss, the loss of power that occurs when an AC adapter is plugged into an electrical outlet but isn’t charging a device. Freescale’s new Watt Saver technology automatically eliminates no-load power consumption for AC adaptors, potentially providing substantial energy savings over existing manual versions. In addition, Freescale will donate one percent of all Watt Saver revenue to a global green ecology non-profit organization. Freescale’s Watt Saver technology consists of
Freescale Semiconductor introduces the i.MX 6 series of quad-, dual- and single-core applications processors designed to deliver outstanding performance and scalability to manufacturers targeting the hottest selling smart mobile, automotive infotainment and embedded device categories. Integrating one, two or four ARM Cortex-A9 cores running at up to
Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) and ANT Wireless announce their participation in an “eWellness” cycling performance monitoring exhibit with leading consumer electronics and technology companies today at CES. Yellow Digital Health Lab, Inc., a leading eWellness platform and service provider based in Santa Monica, CA and Tokyo, is coordinating the companies and products used in the exhibit; these include
Cavium Networks has paired its ECONA ARM-based processors running D2 Technologies' VoIP software with the DECT/CAT-iq Module from DSP Group to create a market-ready reference design for a multi-service gateway. This gateway design has advanced features such as HD voice, PBX functionality and address book synchronization.
Hillcrest Labs, a leader in motion-control technology and interactive television applications, announced a new low cost, embedded motion-control system for TV manufacturers.
TranSwitch announced that it will be showcasing its patented HDP technology, the HDMI and DisplayPort integrated solution, at CES with live demonstrations of HD-PXL 1.4, the Company’s latest intellectual property (IP) core.
Seagate announced, at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, a new program to allow third-party companies to incorporate slots on their products to support removable GoFlex external hard drives. First introduced in May of 2010, the GoFlex family is the next evolution of consumer external hard drives providing
To examine what to expect for 2011, we must understand the spectacular successes of the recent past as well as the failures. Printed electronics has often been an industry with poor business planning and marketing.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, 3M unveiled Patterned Transparent Conductors, used in consumer electronic devices for a variety of applications including projected capacitive touch sensing, that offer key advantages over existing ITO/PET designs.
TranSwitch announced that its Atlanta 2000 processor family achieved a CaffeineMark score of 7,000, , a Java performance level reflecting an ability for more software applications to run simultaneously on home gateways, integrated access devices (IADs) and IP-PBXs.
SiTel Semiconductor today announced that its new SC14461 Green VoIP processor is at the heart of LG-Ericsson’s recently-launched IP8802 low-end enterprise VoIP desktop phone.
Supertex introduced HV9967, an open loop, average-mode current control LED driver IC that includes a 60V, 0.8 ohm MOSFET that can be used as a stand-alone buck converter, or connected as a source driver output...
MIPS Technologies announced that it will show MIPS-Based mobile devices in its suite at International CES this week.
Zenverge, a leading developer of advanced media ICs for the connected home, announced today that at the upcoming CES 2011, it will provide a sneak peek at the first wave of video products soon to be launched by its customers and partners worldwide.
Mirics, developer of FlexiTV, announced a technology partnership with SAPPHIRE Technology Ltd- a leading supplier of add-in graphics cards for PCs - which will enable users to turn their PC into a receiver and home hub for digital terrestrial TV.
Alereon, Inc. and Spectec Computer Co. Ltd. announced the availability of the Spectec CameraJet Wireless Solution that brings new levels of speed and connectivity to the transfer of media from mobile devices. The Spectec solution consists of the SDU-7200 Wi-Jet SD card and the SDU-7500 Wi-Jet USB dongle. Both are