DSP Technology Celebrates 25th Year
“The next 25 years of digital signal processing technology will literally integrate hundreds of processors on a single chip to conceive applications beyond our imagination,” said Mike Hames, senior vice president, Texas Instruments Incorporated (NYSE: TXN) (TI). Addressing electronics industry leaders in his keynote remarks to open the 5th annual Texas Instruments Developer Conference (TIDC), Hames envisions a world where clothing can alert you of medical problems, autonomous vehicles will communicate with each other to warn of upcoming delays, security systems identify friend or foe and react accordingly and portable media devices give you remote access to every electronic device and piece of data you own.
eInfochips Debuts IPNetCam for Cameras with ObjectVideo OnBoard
eInfochips, a leading chip and product design services company with “spec-to-silicon-to-system” capabilities, unveiled the smart IPNetCam at the worldwide Texas Instruments Developer Conference (TIDC). IPNetCam is one of the world’s first camera reference designs with dual streaming with multiple codecs and ObjectVideo(R) OnBoard(TM) robust analytics on Texas Instruments’ DaVinci(TM) technology. The camera establishes new standards in network-supported security and video surveillance technology. The reference design is a ready-to-go solution enabling original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to build a range of intelligent IP surveillance cameras quickly and with low development costs.
Atmel Unveils Two AVR USB Microcontrollers
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), expands its popular family of AVR(R) microcontrollers with two new devices for high-volume USB applications ranging from high-performance Human Interface Devices (HID) to wireless adaptors. Based on the 8-bit AVR core, the new AT90USB82 and AT90USB162 feature a full-speed USB (12 Mbits/s) controller and have 8- and 16-Kbyte of Flash memory, respectively allowing in-system programming directly through their USB interface. On-chip EEPROM of 512 bytes allows for parameters settings without interfering with the application.
Atmel Debuts ATA6662 Stand-alone LIN Transceiver IC
Atmel(R) Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), a global leader in the development and fabrication of advanced semiconductor solutions, announced the availability of its ATA6662 stand-alone LIN bus transceiver IC with the industry’s best EMC performance (EMC test and conformance test LIN2.0, Europe, and SAE J2602-2, US). Thanks to Atmel’s high-voltage BCD-on-SOI (SMARTIS(TM)) process, the new ATA6662 sets the benchmark in EMI performance for reduced RF interference. The device’s excellent ESD protection (exceeding 6 kV) is beneficial for designing robust electronic units for the harsh automotive environment. This includes automotive comfort applications such as door modules, power seat controls, intelligent sensors, and other body electronic applications where low-speed data communication is sufficient and low cost is important.
Toshiba Creates Dynastron-WD for CMOS Image Sensors
Toshiba Corporation has developed Dynastron-WD(TM) wide dynamic range technology for CMOS image sensors used in mobile-handset applications such as camera cell phones. This new innovation can extend the dynamic range of a CMOS image sensor up to 96 decibels (dB) maximum, compared to the 60dB dynamic range of the current Toshiba Dynastron(R) technology. Toshiba Dynastron-WD CMOS image sensors can capture high-quality image details over the entire tonal range, even in low-light or bright-light conditions. The company plans to launch its first products based on the new technology in the second half of 2007.
Tundra Serial RapidIO Switch Interoperates with TI New DSPs
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, announced the interoperability of Tundra’s Tsi578(TM) Serial RapidIO(R) Switch with Texas Instruments recently announced TMS320TCI6487 and TMS320TCI6488 wireless infrastructure optimized DSPs. Using the Tundra Tsi578 Serial RapidIO development platform, Tundra and Texas Instruments recently completed interoperability testing.
Tundra Develops RapidIO Endpoint IP
Tundra Semiconductor Corporation (TSX:TUN), the leader in System Interconnect, is now developing RapidIO(R) Endpoint IP for license. RapidIO offers a high performance, packet-oriented interconnect protocol and Tundra’s RapidIO IP offers designers low risk and accelerated time-to-market. Tundra announced the industry’s first Serial RapidIO switch in 2005 and subsequently launched the world’s first RapidIO interoperability lab in 2006. Tundra’s RapidIO offering is now expanded as its family of industry-leading switches and first-to-market development platforms are accompanied by Endpoint IP. Customers can access a full service RapidIO solution from Tundra.
Adept Introduces Two Clean Room 6-Axis Robots
Adept Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADEP), the leading provider of intelligent vision guided robotics and global robotics services, announced the release of the Adept Viper(TM) s650 Class 1 clean room and the Adept Viper(TM) s850 Class 1 clean room robots, expanding the range of robotic applications available to customers in the solar, disk drive, LCD, semiconductor and life sciences markets.
Echelon’s LonWorks Controls Emergency Lighting in Australia
Clevertronics and White Lite Industries have selected Echelon’s LonWorks(R) power line communication products for their advanced emergency lighting systems in Australia. The selection of Echelon’s technology by these two emergency lighting suppliers shows the trend taking hold in Australia, as White Lite and Clevertronics now offer solutions that use the lighting power cabling infrastructure as the data network. Echelon Corporation (NASDAQ:ELON) is a global networking company that provides solutions for managing energy, resources, and environments.
Logic Offers Board Support for TI DaVinci Embedded CE SDK
Logic Product Development announced a custom board support service for Texas Instruments Incorporated’s (TI) Windows(R) Embedded CE Software Development Platform (SDK) for DaVinci(TM) technology.
Pinnacle Selects MicroTuner for USB TV Tuner Stick
Microtune(R), Inc. (Nasdaq:TUNE) announced that two of its MicroTuner(TM) chips are deployed as the radio frequency (RF) receivers in the new USB TV tuner stick of Pinnacle Systems, Inc. The Pinnacle PCTV(TM) Dual DVB-T Diversity Stick uses advanced silicon tuner and antenna diversity technology in an ultra-compact, lightweight, portable USB device that turns the PC into a TV and personal video recorder. Currently available on retail shelves in Europe, Pinnacle’s PCTV Diversity Stick enables users to watch, time shift, and record TV shows, even allowing picture-in-picture functionality and the simultaneous recording of two channels.
Matrox Graphics Rolls Out TripleHead2Go Digital Edition
Matrox Graphics Inc., the leading manufacturer of graphics solutions for professionals, unveils the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition, the latest addition to the Graphics eXpansion Module (GXM) line. This new external graphics upgrade device allows users to convert a dual-link DVI output into three standard DVI outputs. TripleHead2Go Digital Edition supports a stretched desktop of up to 3840×1024 (triple 1280×1024)1 across three monitors, allowing an easy multi-display upgrade path for compatible notebook, desktop or workstation systems. Users of the TripleHead2Go Digital Edition can also choose to operate in DualHead(R) mode with a combined resolution of up to 3840×1200 (dual 1920×1200).
Quantum3D Thermite TVC Helps Train Marines
General Dynamics Land Systems- Amphibious Systems (GDLS- Amphibious Systems) has selected the Quantum3D Thermite Tactical Visual Computer (TVC) Version-2.0 to support embedded training testing and demonstrations in the U.S. Marine Corps Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV). Quantum3D, Inc. is a leading provider of Commercial Off-the-Shelf (COTS), open architecture, realtime visual computing solutions.