WonderMedia Technologies introduced the PRIZM WM8980 system-on-chip. The Soc features the 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A9 and supports 1080p video playback. The chip is ideal for tablets, Smart TV, SmartStream for wireless display and multimedia streaming, networked projectors, digital signage, and thin clients. The WonderMedia PRIZM WM8980 platform is sampling now and is scheduled for volume shipments in the first quarter of 2013.
Conexant Systems introduced the CX20865 Far-Field Voice input processor SoC. The system-on-chip is designed specifically for Smart TVs. The chip is a dedicated Far-Field Voice solution with integrated Automatic Speech Recognition (ASR) engine. It is optimized for telepresence and voice control applications. The CX20865 is available in 9×9 BGA package. Prices start at $5.50 each in 100K quantities.
Greenvity Communications launched their Hybrii system-on-chip family. The hybrid SoC integrates powerline communication (PLC) and wireless capabilities on a single chip. Hybrii devices currently include the Hybrii-XL chip for smart grid, smart energy management, industrial and consumer applications, and the Hybrii-PLC device for rugged, high temperature conditions. Samples and evaluation kits of the Hybrii-XL (GV7011) and Hybrii-PLC (GV7012) are available now.
GreenPeak Technologies introduced their GP510 communication controller chip. The GP510 supports all communication between ZigBee RF4CE enabled devices and the set-top box or gateway. The system-on-chip is optimized for low cost BOM while offering excellent range and reliability. The GreenPeak GP510 communication controller chip is ideal for set-top boxes that serves as the ZigBee RF4CE hub for the home.
Conexant Systems introduced the CX25828 eight-channel video/audio decoder. The system-on-chip features eight high quality NTSC/PAL video decoders, nine audio ADCs and one audio DAC (Digital-to-Analog Converter). The Conexant CX25828 SoC is sampling now. Volume production is scheduled for this quarter. Prices start at $5 in 1000 quantities. The CX25828 video/audio decoder is ideal for high-capacity DVR video surveillance applications that capture and record multiple video streams simultaneously.
STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), one of the world’s largest semiconductor companies and a leader in chips for set-top boxes and digital TVs, announced a new TV System-on-Chip (SoC) IC offering 3DTV support and advanced 120Hz MEMC (motion estimation, motion compensation). Designed for next – generation 1080p full-high-definition (FHD) integrated Digital TVs (iDTVs), ST’s new FLI7525 SoC enables a new class of mid-range, 3DTV-enabled, 120Hz Internet TVs.
OpenSystems Media is proud to announce the first EDA Virtual Conference, entitled EDA: The Next Big Things. Engineers from around the world are invited to learn about Analog and Mixed Signal, System-on-Chip, High-Level Design, and Verification. Each session will also include a special “Ask the Experts” panel for attendees to ask their questions and network with vendors.
Magma® Design Automation (Nasdaq: LAVA), a provider of chip design software, announced availability of a validated Talus®-based RTL-to-GDSII reference flow for system-on-chip (SoC) designs that incorporate high-performance embedded microprocessor cores from MIPS Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MIPS), including the MIPS32® 1004K[tm], 74K®, 34K® and 24K® families. With this reference flow and the MIPS® IP, mutual customers can achieve repeatable results and speed deployment of advanced SoCs.
Savant Company Inc. announced a call for sponsors and speaker presentations for the 8th International System-on-Chip (SoC) Conference, which will be held at the Hilton Irvine/Orange County Airport, California, on Wednesday, November 3rd, and Thursday, November 4th, 2010. In 7 years, Savant’s highly targeted International SoC Conferences have become the premier event for the engineering communities that are involved in SoC, ASIC, CSSP, ASSP, and FPGA-based designs or are working with Foundry Services on a worldwide basis.
MIPS Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq: MIPS) and Tensilica® Inc. announced they are working together to accelerate SOC (system-on-chip) design activity on the popular Android platform. Together, MIPS and Tensilica will help companies speed the design of new home entertainment and mobile consumer products based on Android. A joint demo of a MIPS32® processor core integrated with Tensilica’s HiFi 2 Audio DSP will be on display in suites that both companies have at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, January 7-10, 2010.