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2010-04-29 MIPS, Imagination partner to boost digital home SoCs
MIPS Technologies Inc. and Imagination Technologies Ltd have formed a strategic alliance to ensure the optimum system solution and support for customers combining IP from both companies.
2009-03-12 digital frames audition for home's 'third screen
Digital photo frame is emerging as a connected "third screen" at home, and the product's evolution has chip suppliers, consumer electronics companies and even wireless carriers seeing dollar signs.
2009-02-04 Power up your digital home
Today's home networking applications, which include gaming and high-definition (HD) video streaming across all rooms of the home, put high demands on existing home networks, and not just in terms of connectivity, but also in QoS.
2008-07-24 Oxford controllers reduce cost for storage devices
Oxford rolls out four new controllers for consumer storage systems in its effort to expand into a growing field beyond its core competency in more mature 1394 and USB silicon. The latest controllers aim to raise performance while keeping costs low for digital home storage devices
2008-06-26 Group pushes common framework to manage connected apps
A new industry group is forming to define what standards are needed to manage the ballooning number of connected devices in both the business networks and the digital home
2008-06-26 Trio works on 3D solution for home theaters
Mitsubishi digital Electronics America Inc. has tapped Nvidia Corp. and Aspen Media Products LLC to provide the first complete 3D solution for the home entertainment market in one convenient package
2008-05-02 HomeGrid Forum seeks standard for networking digital content
Infineon Technologies, Intel, Panasonic and Texas Instruments have banded together to establish the HomeGrid Forum, which which aims to promote a single, next-generation standard for networking digital content, such as movies, music and pictures, over home wiring
2008-05-02 China CE giants back DIVA networking spec
China's leading CE companies have formed a consortium with the mission of building and driving the adoption of the next-generation interface known as DIVA, or digital Interface for Video and Audio, tailored for interactive TV and home CE networking
2008-03-31 Programmable chips bring audio clarity to HDTVs
ADI has introduced two audio processors for HDTV sound that provide uninterrupted, high-fidelity audio connectivity from a variety of digital and analog home entertainment sources
2008-03-26 Hybrid STB eyes DTV market in China
A hybrid STB to serve the digital home market segment in China has been jointly developed by Oki Electric Industry, Intel and Huashu Digital TV
2008-02-28 DC/DC converter claims high efficiency in small package
Murata Electronics has introduced the low-cost and small MPD6S022S DC/DC converter, aimed at digital consumer home electronics
2008-02-22 MIPS, NXP extend partnership to HDMI
MIPS and NXP have extended their strategic relationship to offer HDMI-based IP solutions for digital home applications, including high-definition DTVs and display units, A/V receivers and STBs
2008-02-11 DSP rises to PON challenge
Next-generation optical communications, including PONs, will implement mature digital signal processing techniques to provide cost-effective voice, data, and video to the home via fiber, according communications experts
2008-02-08 Programmable LCD modules fast track development cycles
EarthLCD offers the ezLCD series of programmable color TFT LCD modules with touchscreens for use in a wide variety of markets, including medical, industrial control, embedded applications, status monitor, avionics/nautical, home appliances, automotive and digital signage
2008-01-29 Buttonless remote control commands digital home
Synaptics has introduced 'Boomerang,' a buttonless and keyless universal remote control concept designed as a command control center for all digital home entertainment
2008-01-16 The battle of the media hub in the digital home
The PC and TV are converging. Between these extremes sits the STB. Powerful commercial motivations have already caused the PC and STB communities to make bold moves to claim this territory and be part of a three-way fight.
2007-11-16 Enable triple-play video in home nets with coax
While applications in the digital home have undeniable appeal--e.g. high-quality video in the form of HDTV, SDTV and DVD and audio--the delivery of those applications depends on the availability of a high-throughput, high-reliability network that can move throughout the house. Due to its robustness and ease-of-installation, coaxial wiring is a good backbone for entertainment networking in the home
2007-11-14 digital amp puts home-theater sound in TV speakers
D2Audio has announced a digital amplifier IC for TV that it says will enable speakers inside flat-panel TVs to produce home theater sound without adding any cost
2007-11-12 Hitachi HDDs target digital video, STB apps
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies took the wraps off its latest CinemaStar hard drives, consisting of C5K250 and P7K500 devices both optimized for use in home entertainment applications
2007-11-02 UWB disappoints, Wi-Fi speeds ahead
In the race to a gigabit-per-second wireless link for the digital home, some UWB backers are gasping for air while Wi-Fi proponents are revving up for the next lap
2007-10-29 Changing your walls: The world of digital photo frames
It may not be obvious yet but digital entertainment may end up on your walls, replacing the conventional picture hanging in your home
2007-09-03 Welcoming STB into the digital home
The upturn in the STB market is set to continue, stimulated by the rapid transition from analog to digital broadcasting that enables both enhanced video and audio experience, and an increased choice of channels
2007-08-01 Media server platform rolls for home networks
Freescale's media server reference platform offers service providers and consumers the ability to process, secure and distribute multiple streams of rich digital content throughout the home
2007-07-02 The anatomy of the digital home
Parks defines the "digital home" as having two-way connectivity between two or more subsystems thus, it must start with a reliable, robust and secure wired and wireless platform fed by a broadband connection
2007-06-15 ...Digital self' reaches out from the digital home
Today's digital home is giving way to a new 'digital self' who is all about enriching what's in the home and bringing it into the outside world
2007-06-08 Apple TV animates living room experience
The Apple TV marches on toward the living room with one goal: to move digital media from the "lean forward" world of the computer to the "lean back" environment of the home television
2007-05-16 Network the digital home with SoC architecture
Complete SoC solutions will be critical in the development of digital-home applications, as they will provide all of the hooks for integrating with target applications
2007-03-21 1.1GHz TV tuners support MoCA home net specs
According to Microtune, its new MT2022 DSG tuner and the MT2122 analog/digital video tuner are the first 1.1GHz tuners in the industry and are MoCA-compatible without additional filtering
2007-02-16 home network remains unconquered
Last month's Consumer Electronics Show was brimming with home networking concepts and technologies but in many respects, the digital home is still untamed territory
2007-01-26 NEC licenses MIPS processors for digital home solutions
MIPS Technologies Inc. announced that NEC Electronics Corp. has selected the MIPS32 24KEc and 24KEf cores to power advanced solutions for the digital home
2007-01-19 UWB antenna suppresses out-of-band noise
The ability of Omron's UWB antenna to suppress out-of-band noise by 50 percent or more enables high-quality communications between wireless USB dongles, hubs, PCs, mobile equipment and digital home appliances
2006-12-18 DRM creates content flexibility in home nets
DRM has been described as 'technology systems facilitating the trusted and dynamic management of rights in any kind of digital information, throughout its life cycle, irrespective of how and where the digital information is distributed
2006-12-12 PMC-Sierra brings carrier-grade services to the home
PMC-Sierra's MSP7100-based reference platforms are available in a range of WAN interface configurations including ADLS2+, VDSL2, Ethernet and EPON to enable robust delivery of carrier-grade services into the digital home
2006-11-20 Freescale joins home networking consortium
Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has joined the Multimedia over Coax Alliance, an open, industry driven initiative promoting distribution of digital video and entertainment through existing coaxial cable in the home
2006-11-17 Research firm sees flourishing market for media server
The media server market is gaining momentum as large end-user platform vendors release a variety of products for digital distribution and content shifting in the home and over the Internet, reports ABI Research
2006-10-24 LCD, plasma TVs drive 32% growth in digital home market
Consumers worldwide will increase spending on digital home devices by 32 percent to $159 billion in 2006, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics' connected home devices service
2006-10-16 Deliver IPTV to the digital home
Know the challenges in designing IP-STBs and consider a powerline solution to enable easy home connectivity for IPTV as well as other entertainment and computing apps
2006-10-16 IAD reference design targets residential gateways
Infineon Technologies has introduced a wireless broadband IAD reference design for digital home Networks
2006-10-02 Grappling with digital media fragmentation
With networking and security standards fragmented, a bunch of Linux variants and other nagging issues in the remote access and QoS areas, it's a time of fragmentation in the transition to digital home media mix
2006-09-14 Infineon rolls dual-core SoCs for digital home apps
Infineon has announced the TwinPass family of highly-integrated SoC solutions with dual-core architecture and several integrated peripherals targeted at digital home applications
2006-09-07 CEATEC Japan to focus on digital convergence
New industries and markets emerging through the convergence of computers and home appliances, and of broadcasting and communications will be the focus of CEATEC Japan 2006
2006-08-30 Toshiba tapeouts 90nm IC with Synopsys compiler
Synopsys announced that Toshiba has used the Synopsys IC Compiler physical implementation solution to tape out its next-generation TC90515XBG home digital network chip
2006-07-17 Networking the digital home with Viiv
Intel Viiv technology delivers digital networking in the home, connecting PCs with other consumer electronics devices and allowing users to share them among PC and consumer electronic devices
2006-07-01 Rival display interfaces face off in digital home
Separate groups of engineers are finishing work on two incompatible display interfaces��DisplayPort and the Unified Display Interface��vying to become the standard for a secure digital link in consumer systems and computers
2006-07-01 Clash in the PAN as formats multiply
Too many personal-area networks are trying to crowd into the digital home. At the recent Windows Hardware Engineering Conference, Microsoft Corp. disclosed its efforts to help build at least two of them
2006-06-15 Entropic strengthens Asian presence
Entropic Communication, a privately held semiconductor company that provides chipsets and the associated software that enable home networking of digital entertainment, recently announced its new office in Hong Kong
2006-04-17 SmartRectifier IC tailored for digital computing systems
International Rectifier introduced the IR1167 SmartRectifier IC for AC/DC power converters for digital computing and home entertainment systems
2006-03-21 PMP needs to merge with cellphone, says Smartwork exec
Smartwork Technology, a distributor of digital home appliances, multimedia and cellphone applications, commented that portable media players need to merge with cellphones to be successful
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