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Qualcomm mirasol on Two More E-Readers

January 12, 2012 8:29 am | by Jennifer Colegrove, Vice President, Emerging Display Technologies at DisplaySearch, www.displaysearchblog.com | Blogs | Comments

At CES 2012, Qualcomm announced two more e-readers using its 5.7” mirasol display; these will be from Chinese companies Shanda and Hanvon. In November, Korea-based Kyobo released the first e-reader with mirasol display technology. 

CES 2012: Hillcrest Labs' 9-Axis Sensor Module

January 12, 2012 8:15 am | Videos | Comments

In this video Dan Simpkins, CEO of Hillcrest Laboratories, discusses their FSMSI 2 module, a 9-axis sensor that includes a 3-axis gyroscope.

Smart Sensor Technology for Precise, Real-Time Body-Motion Reconstruction

January 12, 2012 6:01 am | Stmicroelectronics | Product Releases | Comments

STMicroelectronics today unveiled a smart suit prototype with sewn-in new multi-sensor ST iNEMO® motion co-processor that recognize complex movements of the wearer’s body and translate them to a digital model with outstanding precision and speed.

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Wilocity Puts WiGig In Action at CES 2012

January 12, 2012 5:47 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Wilocity announced at the Consumer Electronics Show that they are delivering the world's first multi-gigabit wireless system based on newly completed and ratified WiGig 60 GHz standard, in mid-2012. At the conference, Wilocity will be the first company to showcase live WiGig applications in action, including

Continua Health Alliance Releases Free Design Guidelines; Gains Android Support

January 12, 2012 4:43 am | News | Comments

Beaverton, Ore. – Continua Health Alliance, an international not-for-profit organization of healthcare and technology companies dedicated to creating an eco-system of interoperable personal connected health products and services, today announced it will make its Design Guidelines...

Micro Power Executive to Speak at CES

January 12, 2012 4:28 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

Micro Power Electronics, Inc., a subsidiary of Electrochem Solutions, Inc., announced that Jeffrey VanZwol, Vice President of Marketing for Micro Power, will speak about battery power innovations at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas, Nevada.

DivX Plus HD Chipset Certified for Android

January 12, 2012 4:16 am | Vicor Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Rovi announced that Amlogic has introduced the first DivX Plus HD solution available on an Android OS, via the Amlogic AML-8726M series chipset.

CES 2012: Bodymedia's Wearable Body Monitors

January 12, 2012 3:24 am | Videos | Comments

Ivo Stivoric, CTO and VP of New Products with Bodymedia, explains their wearable body monitor product line at the 2012 CES.  

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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

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

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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.

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.

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

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