Home
Global Supplier Directory
APPLIANCE Engineer
Supplier Solutions
APPLIANCE Line
Whitepaper Library
Calendar of Events
Association Locator
Contents Pages
Market Research
Subscription Center


 
Daily News

DSPs May Become Component of Choice in Consumer Electronics
Aug 20, 2004
 Printable format
 Email this Article
 Search

According to a new study from ABI Research, programmable Digital Signal Processor (DSP) could become the component of choice in audio, video, and graphics signal processing. The research firm attributes this to the new codecs, standards, and applications in consumer electronics (CE) that will require programmability and flexibility to meet customer requirements and time-to-market goals.

As a result, the stakes are high for signal processing stalwarts such as Texas Instruments, Analog Devices, Freescale, and Agere, ABI reports. They need to position themselves intelligently in this hotly contested, rapidly changing market.

Alan Varghese, ABI senior director of semiconductor research, points to several developments in the CE space that are creating a drive toward programmable solutions. "In video," he says, "it is high definition television (HDTV) with its associated high bandwidth requirements. The considerable changes in the compression and modulation techniques used require flexible programmable solutions."

Another trend is the advent of the IP set-top-box, according to ABI. Since content comes to this device from the Internet, it can arrive in different formats, so multiple audio and video types must be supported.

ABI also notes the seamless connectivity in the home, which involves the interconnection of CE devices. "There are debates around technologies such as Ethernet, Media-over-coax, 802.11, and Ultrawideband," Mr. Varghese notes, "which all require flexible solutions."

Even so, ABI says a major move toward programmable DSP solutions may never happen. CE companies are used to specifying and designing their own custom chips and ASICs. ABI questions whether or not they will they be comfortable allowing microprocessor vendors to encroach on their world.

Back to Daily News

 

Daily News

...........................................................

Nov 26, 2014: Hamilton Beach 3Q income down slightly

Nov 26, 2014: LG's sales of Inverter Linear Compressor refrigerators top 10 million

Nov 25, 2014: Robotics Exhibits Grow 25% at 2015 CES

Nov 25, 2014: Index shows HVAC/R contractors more positive than last year

Nov 25, 2014: Consumer Confidence Index Declines

More Daily News>>

RSS Feeds
.........................................................
Appliance Industry
Market Research

...........................................................

November 2014: U.S. Appliance Industry: Market Value, Life Expectancy & Replacement Picture 2014
October 2014: Portrait of the European Appliance Industry
September 2014: Appliance Industry Focus: HVAC
June 2014: Appliance Magazine Market Insight: April 2014




 
Contact Us | About Us | Subscriptions | Advertising | Home
UBM Canon © 2014  

Please visit these other UBM Canon sites

UBM Canon Corporate | Design News | Test & Measurement World | Packaging Digest | EDN | Qmed | Plastics Today | Powder Bulk Solids | Canon Trade Shows