Sunday, March 26th, 2017

December 2014 – At the 60th IEDM conference in San Francisco, IMEC presented a talk on using traditional CMOS processing for enhancing imaging systems. The presentation focused on the the creation of an integrated hyperspectral and multispectral imager. Typical consumer imagers have a three color spectral pickup – Red, Green, and Blue. Many industrial, medical [...]

January 28, 2014, SV CE Society, Santa Clara, CA—The Silicon Valley consumer electronics chapter of the IEEE held a CES roundup for those unable to attend CES in Las Vegas. Speakers included Gary Sasaki form DigDia, Tom Coughlin from Coughlin Associates, Bill Orner from Imagination Technology, and Lidia Paulinska-Thompson from M & E Technology. Sasaki [...]

October 5, 2013 – At the Screen in the Home conference held by the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Communication Society and Consumer Electronics Society, the afternoon covered a range of topics from Bannister Lake on Live broadcast sports graphics, Tektronix on monitoring and managing the QOE and QOS of broadcast and cable, and David Schwaderer [...]

October 5, 2013 – At the Screen in the Home conference held by the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Communication Society and Consumer Electronics Society, they had a presentation by RGB Network’s CTO and coFounder Yuval Fisher on Adaptive Bit Rate in the Broadcast marketplace. Adaptive bitrate is being used by VOD providers such as Hulu, [...]

October 5, 2013 – At the Screen in the Home conference held by the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Communication Society and Consumer Electronics Society, they had a keynote presentation by Qualcomm Atheros VP of Technology Bill McFarland on streaming technology in the home, This presentation was focused on wireless solutions and powerline solutions for bringing [...]

October 5, 2013 – At the Screen in the Home conference held by the Santa Clara Valley IEEE Communication Society and Consumer Electronics Society, they were lucky enough to be able to have a presentation by IEEE BTS Distinguished Lecturer Patrick Waddell of Harmonic Corp, to speak on Broadcast ad insertion. This technology was primarily [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Tam Do from Pericom described the realities of large digital TV designs. The increasing screen sizes can cause problems if the digital data feeds for the screen are not carefully designed. Data routing and transport for the larger screens is becoming an issue [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Jeff Gilbert from Silicon Image talked about moving more content to the bigger displays without using wires. This change simplifies installation and makes decorating the room easier. The movement to smart phones from simple feature phones is enabling more gaming platforms and can [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Michail Tsatsanis from Entropic talked about the silicon innovations that enable the next generation cable architecture. The cable systems are facing challenges due to the changes in their media mix. Now the cable is not just for delivering video to the TV, but [...]

October 5, 2013, IEEE Communications Society and Consumer Electronics Society, Santa Clara, CA—Tim Kelliher from Movea talked about adding motion control to TV to allow the smarter TV to change the user interface and increase interactions. Increasingly, the user interface is deemed outmoded as people have become accustomed to the tablet and smart phone interfaces. [...]