Tensilica announced their imaging and video dataplane processor. The IVP DSP architecture supports very high-quality image and video capture using advanced single-frame and multi-frame processing. The IP core supports increasing sensor resolutions. The IVP DPU is available for broad licensing now. The core is ideal for the complex image/video signal processing functions in mobile handsets, tablets, digital televisions (DTV), automotive, video games and computer vision based applications.
Cobham Technical Services has an on-demand webinar titled, Introduction to Rotating Electrical Machine Design using Opera. The webcast will help designers of electric motors and generators use finite element analysis (FEA) techniques to accelerate product development and improve design accuracy. The online seminar is ideal for electromagnetic and electromechanical analysts, as well as engineers who are currently using analytical design packages for rotating machines. The 47-minute audio/visual presentation is now available in English and French.
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas is holding a contest. They are giving away four Apple iPad 2 tablets in their Dog Days of Summer video contest. To enter their contest, design engineers and hobbyists only need to upload a short video (less than 90 seconds) to YouTube. However, the video must be of a design they have created using products available on Avnet’s line card. The deadline to enter Avnet’s Dog Days of Summer video contest is September 16, 2011.
There’s a 3DTV webinar, 3D-TV IR Receivers and Emitters, on the Vishay Intertechnology’s website. The webcast explains how infrared receivers work in 3DTV active shutter glasses. Infrared receivers are used in 3DTV glasses where they receive a synchronization signal from the 3D television set and open and close LCD shutters in each lens of the glasses to create the stereoscopic 3DTV effect.
Synopsys introduced the DesignWare Ethernet Quality-of-Service (QoS) Controller IP. Synopsys’ DesignWare Ethernet IP solution supports the IEEE 802.1AS and 802.1-Qav version D6.0 specifications. These specifications enable efficient networking of streaming audio video (AV) applications through IEEE 802.1 networks found in consumer electronics, automotive AV and professional sound system products. The DesignWare Ethernet QoS Controller supporting 10/100/1G data transfer rates is available now.
Avnet introduced the Motor Control 101 technical series of multimedia instructional videos. Motor Control 101 helps design engineers gain insight into motor control implementation techniques that will extend motor life and improve overall system performance. The technical series helps engineers adapt to today’s rapidly changing demands on technology. The online training is available free of charge.
Analog Devices announced a video primitives library for use in real time video analytics applications. The free software modules are optimized for the Blackfin processor family and include image processing task level primitives to enable faster development cycles for video analytics applications. The software modules are available in object code or a C source wrapper. They provide advanced video design functionality such as video filtering, transforms, color operations and utilities suitable for a wide range of applications, including video surveillance, automotive vision systems and industrial vision.
Avnet Electronics Marketing introduced an On-Ramp Technical Session that features the TMS320DM365 DaVinci video system-on-chip (SoC) from Texas Instruments (TI). The TI TMS320DM365 DaVinci is a single-chip ARM processor capable of capturing, encoding, decoding and displaying high definition (HD) video. The DM365 DaVinci On-Ramp session is available free of charge in North America upon request.
Leopard Imaging introduced the Leopard Board family of low cost development boards with a free software development kit (SDK) from RidgeRun. The SDKs provide an integrated configuration and build environment as well as the GStreamer audio and video streaming library. The Leopardboard family includes codecs, peripherals, video input and output, software, and support. Both the Leopard Board 355 (LI-LB01) and the Leopard Board 365 (LI-TB01) are available now at the low cost of USD $84 and USD $129 respectively.
Synopsys introduced DesignWare data converter IP solutions for 40-nanometer (nm) process technologies. The IP is targeted at broadband wireless communications, wired communications, and video designs requiring high-performance, ultra-low power consumption and very compact area. The DesignWare Sigma-Delta ADCs, Current Steering DACs, Video DACs, and General Purpose ADCs and DACs in the 40-nm process are expected to be available in Q1 2010. The DesignWare Data Converter IP solutions are currently available in leading foundries and advanced technology processes from 180-nm to 65-nm.