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Hillcrest Labs Announces New Customers for Next-Gen Motion Control Software, Products

January 11, 2012 12:47 pm | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

At CES 2012, Hillcrest Labs announced several new customers and products that will utilize Hillcrest’s next-generation portfolio of motion control software and products. Companies bringing new products and reference designs to market in 2012 that leverage Hillcrest’s technology will include

Wavien Demonstrates LED Back Light LCD Micro Cube with Over 7,000 Nits of Brightness

January 11, 2012 12:35 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Wavien, Inc. demonstrates and ultra-high brightness with over 7,000 nits LED back light LCD Micro Cube for video wall applications using their proprietary Recycling LED Technology (RLT). These Micro Cubes can be used for outdoor advertisement with over 7,000 nits of brightness. Two Micro Cubes are being demonstrated at the CES trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 10th - 13th, 2012, booth number 21712, showing both the technology and the ability to be assembled into a video wall. 

Silicon Tuner for Digital Cable and Terrestrial Set Top Boxes Touts 3.8 DB Noise Figure

January 11, 2012 12:18 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MaxLinear announced the MxL603, its next-generation high-performance TV tuner for digital cable and terrestrial set-top box applications. Based on low-power 65-nm digital CMOS process technology, the tuner supports all global digital cable and terrestrial

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ZigBee RF4CE Haptic System Enables Advanced Device Interaction

January 11, 2012 11:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments introduced its latest ZigBee RF4CE remote control solution with support for the upcoming ZigBee Input Device (ZID) profile, which enables mouse-like pointing functionality, keyboard and gesture- and touch-based input controls.

Waterproof Piezoelectric Speakers for Smart Phones Tout Small Size and Advanced Design

January 11, 2012 10:46 am | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America expanded what it asserts is the world’s thinnest waterproof piezoelectric speaker product line. The new VSLBG2216E1100-T0 build’s on the company’s earlier waterproof model with enhanced sound quality through

Advanced LED Platform Doubles Lumens-per-Dollar to Accelerate Adoption of LEDs

January 11, 2012 9:07 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cree XB-D LED delivers twice the lumens-per-dollar of other LEDs, in the industry’s smallest lighting-class footprint of 2.5 mm x 2.5 mm.

1 GHz, 3G Baseband and Reference Design Combine Power, Affordability

January 11, 2012 9:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Broadcom Corporation introduced the BCM21552G 1GHz 3G cellular baseband and complete reference design to enable a range of next-generation features in affordable smartphones. Featuring Broadcom's InConcert connectivity suite, the new

Chipset Solution Powers Innovative Fixed Wireless Telephone

January 11, 2012 8:26 am | News | Comments

DSP Group and Huawei Device announced that DSP Group's XceedR digital cordless chipset solution is powering the new Huawei F685 3G DECT Digital Cordless Phone.

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Conexant Introduces New Low-Power, High-Definition Audio Codecs for Mobile Applications

January 11, 2012 8:00 am | Product Releases | Comments

Conexant Systems Inc., a leading supplier of innovative semiconductor solutions for imaging, audio, embedded modem, and video surveillance applications, today announced the CX20752 and CX20754 – two low-power, HD audio codecs aimed at delivering high-quality audio for the mobile PC market, including notebooks, ultrabooks and tablets. 

Processor Helps Audio Manufacturers Deliver High-end Performance, Affordability

January 11, 2012 7:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Intersil Corporation introduced its new D2Audio DAE-3HT 12-channel digital sound processor and amplifier controller. Designed specifically to bring high quality audio to price sensitive sound bars and Blu-ray home theater systems, the DAE-3HT accepts up to

System-on-Chip Creates Smarter TVs

January 11, 2012 6:00 am | News | Comments

STMicroelectronics announced details of the first member of the Newman family of TV SoCs, part of ST's industry-leading broadcast plus connected-services platforms.

Agilent Electronic Test Products to be Used by NXP in WiGig RFIC Demo at CES

January 11, 2012 5:04 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. announced that its electronic test equipment will be used by NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a demonstration of its beam-forming technology for the next generation of communication and radar products at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Jan. 10-13. NXP will demonstrate a multi-Gbps wireless link based on

Cloud Services Power Leading Entertainment Apps Across Platforms and Around the World

January 11, 2012 4:03 am | News | Comments

Rovi Cloud Services is a suite of entertainment-focused web services designed to enable the rapid development of innovative new products and applications for the connected consumer.

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Collaboration to Offer MoCA-to-Wi-Fi Solutions for Home Networking

January 11, 2012 3:53 am | News | Comments

Entropic Communications announced its collaboration with Qualcomm Atheros to deliver home networking solutions and products based on the recently approved IEEE P1905.1 Draft Standard for Convergent Digital Home Networks.

Receiver SoC for ISDB-T Set-Top Boxes Touts Desirable Field Performance

January 10, 2012 1:08 pm | Product Releases | Comments

MaxLinear Inc. announced the MxL683, its next-generation high-performance, single-chip receiver for ISDB-T and SBTVD-T terrestrial set-top box applications. This monolithic system-on-chip is

Silicon Tuner for Global Hybrid TV Said to Deliver Industry's Lowest System Solution Cost

January 10, 2012 12:54 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fresco Microchip Inc. announced the FM5150A, its silicon tuner for global hybrid terrestrial and cable television.

Piezoelectric Sounders Target Portable, Industrial, and Automotive Apps

January 10, 2012 12:22 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Murata Electronics North America announced the expansion of its PKLCS Family with two new SMD piezoelectric sounders at 2.4 kHz for the portable, industrial, and automotive markets. The PKLCS1212E2400-R1 (consumer version) and

Belkin and Siano Collaborate To Promote Mobile DTV via New Products

January 10, 2012 12:00 pm | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Belkin, a world leader in consumer electronics accessories and Siano, the world's leading supplier of mobile broadcast DTV solutions, announced a collaborative partnership that will enable both companies to design, develop and market high-quality mobile digital TV solutions. Belkin products, powered by Siano receiver chipsets, will enable high-quality TV viewing from a host of popular mobile devices. Through this collaborative venture, Belkin will

BLE SoC Promises Increased Battery Life, Consumes 33 Percent Less Power

January 10, 2012 11:49 am | Product Releases | Comments

Texas Instruments Incorporated announced its new CC2541 Bluetooth low energy system-on-chip (SoC), aimed at Bluetooth Smart sensor applications for consumer medical, sports and fitness, security, entertainment and home automation. The SoC offers

CES 2012: Fraunhofer's digital audio plug-in

January 10, 2012 11:06 am | Videos | Comments

Matthias Rose, who heads the marketing communications team of Fraunhofer's Audio & Multimedia division, discusses a new plug-in for digital audio workstation music-editing software.

2-Mb Serial Nonvolatile F-RAM Features Fast Access, No-Delay Writes

January 10, 2012 9:27 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ramtron International Corporation added the FM25V20, a 2-megabit (Mb) high performance serial F-RAM device to its V-Family of F-RAM products. The FM25V20 features fast access, NoDelay writes, virtually unlimited read/write cycles (1e14), and

Amplifiers Promise Desirable Sound, Sleek Style for Advanced Audio Systems

January 10, 2012 8:59 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics has introduced a high-performance, analog class-D audio amplifier with desirable power density. This achievement will allow equipment manufacturers to combine exceptional audio quality with a small form factor in next-generation home and

Anaren-Tesla Alliance Aims to Streamline Wireless Apps Using ZigBee

January 10, 2012 8:31 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Anaren, Inc. announced that it has formed a strategic alliance with Tesla Controls (San Diego, CA) to develop and market a unique, streamlined approach to the typical familiarization routine, basic programming, and development process of wireless applications for the ZigBee Standard. The new solution will

Tunable Antenna Module Suits Multiband 4G LTE Devices

January 10, 2012 8:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Skycross announced commercial availability of the SkyCross VersiTune-LTE tunable antenna module for 4G LTE mobile devices. For device customers, the SkyCross VersiTune-LTE antenna module improves the user experience with enhanced data speeds and multiband, multifunction operation. For OEMs, the VersiTune-LTE module simplifies 4G LTE device design and reduces antenna volume by up to half, enabling manufacturers to 

Nordic Semiconductor Demos Bluetooth Low Energy-Smart Advanced Navigation Remote Control

January 10, 2012 5:17 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ultra low power (ULP) RF specialist Nordic Semiconductor ASA (OSE: NOD) today demonstrates the world's first Bluetooth low energy (or Bluetooth Smart as Bluetooth low energy devices and sensors will now be marketed to consumers) smart navigation remote for the latest connected TVs and set-top boxes.

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