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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

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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

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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.

3D Motion Remote Reference Design Based on InvenSense MPU-6150

January 10, 2012 4:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

Movea announced the availability of a motion enabled remote control reference design with Movea's Air MotionIC firmware, using InvenSense's single-chip MPU-6150 6-axis MotionTracking device with a built-in Digital-Motion-Processor.

Reference Designs Create MoCA 2.0-Enabled Solutions

January 10, 2012 3:20 am | Product Releases | Comments

Entropic and Marvell introduced joint reference designs to provide the basis for service provider and consumer electronics products to bring MoCA 2.0 (Multimedia over Coax) home networks to market.

MEDL Mobile CEO to Speak on CES Mobile Panel

January 10, 2012 3:14 am | News | Comments

MEDL Mobile, a leader in mobile apps development, announced that Andrew Maltin, CEO and Co-Founder, will participate in a CES panel discussion "Planet of the Apps" on Tuesday, January 10, 2:30 -- 3:30 pm at LVCC North Hall N254.

TCXOs Come In Small Form Factor for GPS Applications

January 9, 2012 1:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Fox Electronics released a new TCXO in a compact 2.5 mm x 2.0 mm x 1.0 mm package making them appropriate for GPS applications. The new FOX922-GP Series oscillators are available in six supply voltage options ranging from 1.8 V to 3.3 V (±5 percent standard) for

Toshiba Introduces Super Speed USB 3.0-Compliant USB Flash Memory

January 9, 2012 12:13 pm | Product Releases | Comments

This week at International CES 2012, Toshiba America Electronic Components, Inc. (TAEC), will be demonstrating the latest additions to its lineup of flash memory offerings – the TransMemory-EX series of USB flash memory products. The new drives are compliant with the new USB 3.0 standards – known as Super Speed USB. Initial storage capacities include a 32GB model and a 64GB model.

NRG Showcases Sustainable Energy Solutions with the Largest Gadget Ever at the 2012 CES

January 9, 2012 11:34 am | by Posted by Chris Warner | News | Comments

A cleaner and smarter energy future - available today - is on display at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. NRG (NYSE:NRG) is at the Consumer Electronics Show for the second time to highlight how innovations from NRG and two of its consumer businesses – electricity retailer Reliant® and electric vehicle charging network eVgo® - are pioneering

D2 Technologies Launches mCUE 4G for Mobile Devices

January 9, 2012 9:43 am | Product Releases | Comments

D2 Technologies, the market leader in embedded IP communications software platforms, today announced the availability of mCUE® 4G, a converged 4G mobile communications client for Voice over LTE (VoLTE) and rich communications (RCS) video calling. mCUE 4G is tightly integrated and optimized for the Android™ OS platform to help carriers and device manufacturers deliver

Comcast Selects GreenPeak RF4CE chips for Xfinity TV

January 9, 2012 9:03 am | News | Comments

GreenPeak announced that Comcast Cable Communications has selected GreenPeak's controller chips in conjunction with ZigBee RF4CE technology for use in television remote controls for its Xfinity TV service.

Myriad to Provide JVM for tru2way Based Set-Top Boxes

January 9, 2012 8:24 am | Product Releases | Comments

Myriad Group will deliver Java technology for use in Comcast’s tru2way set-top software platform to power the Xfinity TV service. The Myriad CDCA Java Virtual Machine will be integrated into Comcast’s Device Software Reference Design Kit to deliver a consistent operating environment and improved application performance.

What Smartphones Need Now

January 9, 2012 7:49 am | by Charles A. Riggle, VP Marketing and Business Development, SkyCross (www.skycross.com) | Blogs | Comments

News reports indicate that the iPhone 4S has stimulated users to increase mobile data usage by 1.6 times over that of the older iPhone 3G.

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