Video surveillance product provides improved image quality while reducing storage and bandwidth needs
Storage space and bandwidth needs have historically presented a roadblock for video surveillance customers. As different image sizes need to be extracted at various frame rates, intelligent video compression is a necessity. Offering video surveillance customers the ability to optimize their bandwidth needs and reduce storage space, GE Security announces the new VisioWave Intelligent Video Platform (IVP) product line based on digital media processors from Texas Instruments.
Broadcast Video Test Equipment Maker PHABRIX Selects National Semiconductor’s 3-Gbps SDI Family
National Semiconductor has announced that PHABRIX Limited, a leading provider of portable broadcast test equipment based in the U.K., has incorporated five National signal conditioning and data conversion products into the industry's first handheld test and measurement device to support comprehensive 3G/HD/SD eye pattern rendering and jitter measurement to the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE) standards.
Fujitsu and N-trig Partner to Help Make Hands-On Computing Faster and More Fun for Users
Fujitsu Microelectronics and N-trig have announced they have reached an agreement to co-operate on N-trig's next-generation chipset, to be developed by N-trig and manufactured by Fujitsu Microelectronics. The combined efforts of the two technology leaders will provide both the consumer and enterprise markets with the best pen and multi-touch computing experience with multiple simultaneous touch points being recognised.
Molex gets Best Technical Support Award from Huawei Technologies
Molex Incorporated has been presented with the 2008 "Best Technical Support" award by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., a leader in providing next generation telecommunications network solutions for operators around the world. The award recognises Molex's continued assistance to and support of Huawei's R&D team in providing timely and professional technical advice and strong sales and customer service for Huawei's new product designs.
IDT Completes Acquisition Of Tundra Semiconductor
IDT has announced it has completed its acquisition of Tundra Semiconductor Corporation. The Tundra acquisition strengthens the IDT product portfolio of serial switching and bridging using PCI Express, Rapid IO and VME interconnect standards. Additionally, the Tundra technology, combined with the IDT mixed signal product portfolio and channel capabilities, will further reinforce the IDT leadership in interconnect solutions for the communication, computing and embedded segments.
CIL's investment in micro-packaging pays dividends
CIL is reaping the benefit of new investment in micro-packaging manufacturing techniques. When CIL was formed in 1987, the company began by working in the field of ceramic hybrid design and small volume manufacture and this has helped to develop a deep understanding of all aspects of materials and assembly methods.
ip.access earns double honours at inaugural Femtocell Industry Awards
ip.access, the multi-award winning developer of picocell and femtocell solutions, added to its haul of industry accolades when it scooped an Awards double at the Femto Forum's inaugural Femtocell Industry Awards held in London last week.
Quadrant opens subsidiary manufacturing company in Slovakia
Quadrant, the Hertfordshire-based electronics component distributor and cable assembly manufacturer, has formed a new manufacturing subsidiary in Slovakia. The new company, known as Quadrant Connections Slovakia, is based in Presov, the country's third largest city. The new company employs 40 people and is equipped to the same standards and level of capability as the Radlett headquarters providing a wide ranging manufacturing capability serving both UK and overseas customers while providing support to Quadrant's growing customer base in Eastern Europe.
Aquantia deploys Synopsys IC Validator and IC Compiler for 40nm quad 10GBASE-T design
Synopsys has announced that Aquantia, the leading innovator in 10GBASE-T networking, has deployed Synopsys' recently announced IC Validator, the newest addition to the Galaxy Implementation Platform, into production use at 40nm. IC Validator is an ideal add on to IC Compiler for In-Design physical verification, enabling place and route engineers to accelerate time to tapeout and improve manufacturability by enabling physical verification within the implementation flow.
National Instruments Launches Re-training Programme for Redundant Engineers
National Instruments UK & Ireland has announced a programme to support engineers who have recently been made redundant, by greatly reducing the cost of National Instruments UK & Ireland has announced a programme to support engineers who have recently been made redundant, by greatly reducing the cost of NI LabVIEW training and certification. For just £395, engineers can take two training courses and a certification exam (for example, LabVIEW Basics I & II, and the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) Certification exam, which would currently be a saving of over £1,800). Individual scheduled training courses at Newbury in Berkshire can be taken for £195.training and certification. For just £395, engineers can take two training courses and a certification exam (for example, LabVIEW Basics I & II, and the Certified LabVIEW Associate Developer (CLAD) Certification exam, which would currently be a saving of over £1,800). Individual scheduled training courses at Newbury in Ber
NXP’s MIFARE DESFire EV1 Technology Receives Security Stamp of Approval
NXP has announced that its MIFARE DESFire EV1 smart card technology has received Common Criteria certification from the German Federal Office of Information Security. After successful evaluation regarding correct implementation of the promised security features and a series of rigorous penetration tests by an independent laboratory, NXP has become the first smart card IC manufacturer to achieve the Evaluation Assurance Level (EAL) 4+ rating for an automatic fare collection (AFC) product. MIFARE DESFire EV1 is the world's first fully integrated solution on the market, providing trusted third party certified security at both hardware and software levels. The technology thus offers systems integrators and transport operators best in class levels of security for contactless transit systems. Secure MIFARE DESFire microcontroller smart card ICs are already used in many public transportation networks around the world, including New Delhi, Melbourne, Oslo, Seattle and the Sube-T system in Madr
ADI Applications Spotlight: Pro Audio and Industrial
PreSonus, maker of some of today's most innovative music production equipment, has implemented ADI's SHARC floating-point digital signal processor within its new StudioLive digital audio mixer and multi-channel recording system. With SHARC at the heart of StudioLive, PreSonus is providing musicians and audio engineers with pro-caliber digital effects processing and sound quality in a compact, affordable system.
picoChip named winner at inaugural Femto Forum Femtocell Industry Awards 2009
picoChip today announced that the company's cost-optimized PC302 and PC312 picoXcell SoCs won the enabling technology category at the inaugural Femtocell Industry Awards. The awards recognize outstanding achievement within, and contributions to, the femtocell industry. The awards were presented at a gala dinner at the Femtocells World Summit 2009 in London last night. The Femto Forum is the independent industry association that supports femtocell deployment worldwide.
Agilent Technologies - Program Opens IP Vault for Use on Deployed AD Systems
Agilent Technologies today announced it will deliver unique data-conversion capabilities and associated intellectual property to key U.S. and allied armed forces programs. This technology, which has been developed through years of internally funded research and development in RF and microwave test instrumentation and components, will provide an immediate and dramatic impact on war-fighter effectiveness, efficiency and safety.
STMicroelectronics Reports Further Advances in Corporate Responsibility during 2008
STMicroelectronics has announced the publication of the Company's 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report, which covers all of ST's activities and sites in 2008, contains detailed indicators of the Company's performance across the full range of Social, Environmental, Health & Safety, and Corporate Governance issues and reaffirms ST's long-established commitment to serving its stakeholders with integrity, transparency and excellence.
Harting features new integrated RFID system at RFID Europe 2009
At RFID Europe 2009, HARTING is featuring Ha-VIS RFID: a fully integrated RFID system that offers a high degree of flexibility to simplify the implementation of scalable solutions in different application sectors. The new system combines rugged, high-performance RFID readers with powerful data pre-processing to ensure high-speed data transmission and optimum dynamic network performance. Overall control is provided by the Ha-VIS RFID Suite, an efficient software solution that allows the scaling of RFID solutions from individual readers through to enterprise-wide solutions across different locations.
Laird Technologies Recognized by General Motors
Laird Technologies has announced it was named General Motors 2008 Supplier of the Year for the fourth consecutive year. The company received the award for its significant contributions to GM's global product and performance achievements at the 17th Annual "Best of the Best" Ceremonies earlier this month.
Verigy's Yield Learning Solution Helps Semiconductor Manufacturers Accelerate Time-to-Market and Maximize Entitlement Yield
Verigy, a semiconductor test company, today introduced its Yield Learning Solution, a comprehensive solution that integrates on-tester, real-time capture and statistical analysis of electrical failures on complex SoC die.
Cynergistic Technologies Acquires Stotron
Cynergistic Technologies has announced its acquisition of Stotron. A well respected name within the electronics components industry for over two decades, Stotron has a reputation for leading edge technology products and unparalleled service. Incorporating manufacturers such as Aries, ODU, Camden and Deltron-Roxburgh complements perfectly the already formidable portfolio of leading brand partners under the Cynergistics banner.
Quick-release waveguide couplings reduce installation time
The latest innovation from Link Microtek's Engineering Division is a range of quick-release waveguide couplings that have been specifically designed for rapid installation and are therefore likely to be of particular interest to maintenance personnel in the defence, broadcast and telecommunications sectors.
Lantronix Ships Two Millionth XPort Embedded Ethernet Device Server
Lantronix, the provider of secure, remote device networking and data center management technologies, today announced the shipment of its two millionth XPort networking module, marking a significant milestone for the company's most popular product.
Ismosys extends into Israel with eighth European location
Ismosys, officially launched in March 09 as a new demand creation vehicle of the Spectrum Electronics Group, has extended its pan-European network with the establishment of an operation in Israel, based in Gedera South of Tel Aviv.
Texas Instruments collaborates with Continuous Computing and mimoOn for HSPA and LTE femtocells
Texas Instruments has announced the selection of Continuous Computing, a leader in wireless protocol software, and mimoOn GmbH, a leader in software defined radio solutions, as third parties to offer integrated solutions for HSPA and LTE enterprise and residential femtocells.
Tensilica - High-Performance ConnX Baseband Engine for LTE and 4G Wireless DSP Handsets and Base Stations
Tensilica has announced the first member of its new ConnX family of DSP cores for system-on-chip design. The ConnX Baseband Engine enables efficient baseband processing for 3G, LTE (Long-Term Evolution) and 4G wireless equipment with its scalable, high-performance DSP architecture that provides industry leading computational throughput of 16 18-bit MACs per cycle. The ConnX Baseband Engine features an optimized instruction set, high memory bandwidth, scalable clustering, and efficient compiler support with an easy programming model for SIMD (Single Instruction, Multiple Data) vectorization and other DSP functions. This high performance core is also an effective solution for multi-standard fixed and mobile DTV broadcast demodulators.
Imagination Technologies licenses high-performance graphics processor core to MediaTek
Imagination Technologies has signed a multi-use license agreement with MediaTek Inc., a leading fabless semiconductor company, for a member of Imagination's POWERVR SGX graphics processor family. MediaTek will deploy the technology in its future SoC devices.
Certification readies meters for growing smart metering demand in domestic and commercial markets
Carlo Gavazzi has obtained full certification for its range of meters designed to comply with the requirements of the European Measuring Instruments Directive (MID). The MID's Annex B + Annex F certification involves type approval from notified bodies and verification by authorised laboratories.
ARM's Technology For LG Electronics Digital TVs
ARM has announced that LG Electronics has licensed ARM technology to power its digital TV development revolution. The ARM11 MPCore multicore processor provides flexible and cost effective processing in next generation DTVs and enables LG Electronics to target a range of platforms with the same architecture simply by implementing single or multiple SMP cores. ARM Mali-200 and Mali-400 MP graphics processors will open the path to true 1080p resolutions, affording consumers a home cinema experience that includes high-definition graphics, whilst vastly improving the browsing experience on DTV user interfaces.
STM's Silicon Carbide Schottky Diodes Receive ‘Electron d'Or 2009’ Award from Electronique Magazine
STMicroelectronics has announced that it has been awarded an "Electron d'Or 2009" by Electronique Magazine in the 'power conversion' category, for its new family of silicon-carbide (SiC) Schottky diodes. The winner in each award category is determined by an independent jury of recognized experts in the electronics industry, and is selected from products released in the previous year.
Meggitt Control Systems Builds Cabin Air Control System with Green Hills Software
Green Hills Software has announced that Meggitt Control Systems is using its software development solutions to build a cabin air temperature control system for private cabin-class jets. The Meggitt Control Systems' bleed air system will be used on the Embraer Legacy 500 midsize and 450 midlight business jets.
Agilent Technologies' Digital Measurement Forum Focuses on Trends Influencing Future of Industry
Agilent Technologies Inc. today kicked off its Agilent Digital Measurement Forum in Seoul, Korea. The annual forum, which brings together local and global industry leaders to address all digital-related measurement solutions from consumer electronics to high-speed digital design, will be held in six countries in the Asia-Pacific region from June 18 to July 16. Partners and collaborators such as Xilinx, The MathWorks and Microchip Technology are participating in the forum.
NEC Electronics and Toshiba Extend Chip Technology Development Agreements with IBM
IBM Corporation, NEC Electronics Corporation and Toshiba Corporation announced that NEC Electronics and Toshiba have extended technology development agreements with IBM to participate in the development of a 28-nanometer (nm), high-k metal gate (HKMG), low-power chip technology geared for consumer products.
ip.access and Blue Ocean Wireless win a Global Telecom Business Innovation Award
ip.access, the developer of picocell and femtocell solutions and Blue Ocean Wireless, the global GSM provider for the deep sea merchant maritime sector, have won a Global Telecom Business Innovation Award for the wireless network infrastructure innovation category. The joint entry was named as a winner at the glittering Global Telecoms Business Innovation black tie awards ceremony last night in central London, in front of an audience of senior telecoms executives from around the world.
Synopsys and Actel renew OEM relationship for FPGA design software
Synopsys and Actel Corporation today announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for FPGA design tools. Under the terms of the agreement, Actel maintains rights to provide Actel-specific versions of Synopsys' Synplify Pro, Identify and Synplify DSP software as part of the Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE). Actel has been offering these products to its customers for more than 10 years through an OEM agreement with Synplicity, which was acquired by Synopsys in May 2008. The objective is to provide highly optimised software solutions for Actel's complete portfolio of FPGA products, including the IGLOO, Actel Fusion and RTAX families of FPGAs.
Spectral Sensor Systems from MAZeT for Process Analytics
MAZeT has introduced multi-range spectral sensors that MAZeT uses as basis for developing and supplying application-specific sensor modules for its customers. The sensors can be adapted to the particular application both in regard to the number of spectral channels and the spectral transmission characteristics of each channel. The first sensor presented in this design has six spectral channels, whose filters from 400 nm to 700 nm overlap one another and are uniformly distributed over this range.
Agilent's HDMI 1.3 Test Solution Selected by Digital EMC for World's Eighth HDMI ATC
Agilent has announced that Digital EMC, Asia's leading test and certification service provider, has adopted the Agilent HDMI1.3 Compliance Test Solution to test its HDMI-enabled devices. The devices will be submitted for use in the world's eighth HDMI Authorized Testing Center (ATC), located in Korea. Agilent equipment is used in the majority of the ATCs worldwide.
FPGA family from Nu Horizons integrates connectivity standards for cost-sensitive low-power applications
Available shortly from Nu Horizons is the next generation of Xilinx's Spartan FPGAs for cost-sensitive applications. The eleven-member Spartan-6 family delivers expanded densities ranging from 3,400 to 148,000 logic cells, with half the power consumption of previous Spartan families and faster, more comprehensive connectivity. There are two FPGA platforms within the Spartan-6 family.
Leading Robotics Expert Dr Barrett to Deliver NIWeek 2009 Keynote
National Instruments has announced that Dr. David Barrett, Director of the Senior Consulting Program for Engineering (SCOPE) and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Olin College, will deliver the closing keynote address at NIWeek 2009, the world's largest graphical system design conference and exhibition scheduled for Aug. 4–6 in Austin, Texas. Dr. Barrett will share his insights on how robotics in industry and engineering education is poised to revolutionise the way people interact with technology in their daily lives.
Imagination Technologies to include Sorenson Spark video decoder on its video cores
Imagination Technologies and Sorenson Media today announced that Imagination will include Sorenson Media's Sorenson Spark video decoder in future versions of its line of advanced POWERVRVXD video decoder IP cores sold to semiconductor and consumer electronics companies. The cores are used in mobile phones, handheld multimedia devices, home consumer entertainment products, mobile and low-power computing devices, and in-car electronics.
XMOS simplifies Ethernet AVB Implementation
XMOS is demonstrating an open source solution for Ethernet AVB networking in the IEEE AVB Pavilion alongside Harman International, Meyer Sound and Broadcom at InfoComm 2009. The XMOS Ethernet AVB reference design creates a complete and highly integrated AVB end-point solution for consumer and professional networked AV products. Other applications on show include USB 2.0 audio interfaces, audio processing and LED tile controllers.
PRESENS and Prime Technology Announce Partnership
Presens AS, a Norwegian sensor technology company has announced a new distribution agreement with Prime Technology, LLC of North Branford, CT, USA. Under the agreement, Prime Technology will sell and support all of Presens' high accuracy pressure sensors to the oceanographic, calibration & reference, test and industrial markets across the USA.
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