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CES 2011: Texas Instruments' bqTESLA Development Kit

January 7, 2011 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Jon Beall with Texas Instruments discusses the company's new wireless charging system.

CES 2011: Fraunhofer's MPEG Surround Audio Codec

January 7, 2011 9:26 am | Videos | Comments

Robert Bleidt with Fraunhofer (inventer of the MP3 and co-inventer of AAC technology) discusses the MPEG Surround audio codec, a collaboration with Texas Instruments.

CES 2011: Texas Instruments' PurePath Wireless Sound System

January 7, 2011 9:19 am | Videos | Comments

Erling Njå Simenson from TI discusses an updated version of the company's PurePath wireless sound system.

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CES 2011: Atmel's Zigbee-certified Products

January 7, 2011 9:15 am | Videos | Comments

Magnus Pederson from Atmel discusses the company's Zigbee-certified products.

Maxim Unveils the Future of Multi-Party Video Conferencing on TVs at CES 2011

January 7, 2011 9:06 am | News | Comments

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. 

CES 2011: Analog Devices' Video Transmitter Products

January 7, 2011 9:05 am | Videos | Comments

Chris Chipman from Analog Devices discusses the company's video transmitter products.

CES 2011: Texas Instruments' Soundbar Reference Design

January 7, 2011 8:56 am | Videos | Comments

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.

Texas Instruments and Fraunhofer IIS Enable High-performance Surround Audio Streaming

January 7, 2011 8:50 am | News | Comments

Fraunhofer’s high-quality MPEG Surround audio streaming technology to provide consumers with surround Internet radio experiences in the living room

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The Gesture Recognition Market

January 7, 2011 6:00 am | by Sinclair Vass, JDSU (www.jdsu.tv) | Blogs | Comments

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

HD Audio ICs Target PC and Laptop Markets

January 6, 2011 1:15 pm | Product Releases | Comments

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

ZigBee USNAP Module Suits the Smart Energy HAN Market

January 6, 2011 12:47 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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

Module Enables WiHD-compliant WVAN

January 6, 2011 12:24 pm | Murata Power Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

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

Embedded Multi-Channel USB 2.0 Audio Controller Includes Tri-Band Support

January 6, 2011 9:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

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Charging Technology Helps Put an End to Vampire Energy Loss

January 6, 2011 7:45 am | News | Comments

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

Applications Processors Scale From One to Four Cores

January 6, 2011 7:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Nordic Semiconductor and ANT Partner with Yellow Digital to Demonstrate eWellness Platform

January 6, 2011 6:52 am | News | Comments

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, D2 and DSP Group Debut New Gateway Design

January 5, 2011 7:26 am | Product Releases | Comments

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. 

Embedded Motion-Control System Suits Next-Generation Connected TV Applications

January 5, 2011 7:22 am | Hillcrest Labs | Product Releases | Comments

Hillcrest Labs, a leader in motion-control technology and interactive television applications, announced a new low cost, embedded motion-control system for TV manufacturers.

IP Core Solutions for High Definition Video Deployed at CES

January 5, 2011 7:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

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 Unveils Certified GoFlex Storage System for Third-Party Manufacturers

January 5, 2011 6:54 am | Product Releases | Comments

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

Printed Electronics - Predictions for 2011

January 5, 2011 5:01 am | by Raghu Das, CEO, IDTechEx (www.IDTechEx.com) | Blogs | Comments

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.

Patterned Transparent Conductors Enhance Touchscreen Device Performance

January 5, 2011 4:45 am | 3M Electronics Solutions Division | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Gigabit Communications Processor Enhances Home Gateway Performance

January 5, 2011 4:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

Processor Targets Cost-Sensitive, Low-End VoIP Market

January 4, 2011 5:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

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.

LED driver IC Integrates MOSFET for Improved Accuracy

January 4, 2011 5:11 am | Product Releases | Comments

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...

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