Dialog Semiconductor introduced the DA8223 real time 2D to 3D video conversion chip for portable devices. The device is supports 3D capable displays from 3.8″ smartphones up to 10″ tablet PCs. The DA8223 features a parallax barrier screen driver that lets users view 3D content without the need for glasses. The 5x5mm 81-ball UFBGA chip can be mounted on the PCB, between the application processor and 3D display, or on the display module as a chip-on-flex. DA8223 samples will be available early in 2011.
Avago Technologies developed a new miniature optical finger navigation (OFN) input system for mobile and consumer electronic devices. The OFN solution is user-friendly and features a low-power architecture and power management modes. The optical finger navigation is ideal for designers of electronic devices such as mobile phones, MP3 players, ultra-miniature PCs, game pads, digital cameras, and keyboards.
VIA Technologies developed the Mobile-ITX open form factor specification for the creation of ultra-compact and portable embedded devices. Mobile-ITX defines a uniquely compact 6cm x 6cm computer-on-module specification designed to enable an easier and less resource intensive development cycle for a range of ultra-compact, portable embedded systems. The VIA Embedded Platform Division will announce the first commercial CPU module based on the Mobile-ITX form factor in Q1 2010.
MontaVista Software announced new Market Specific Distributions (MSDs) for MontaVista Linux 6. The new MSDs offer support for industrial automation, automotive, Android, portable multimedia devices, and multicore networking applications. All the new MSDs will be available this quarter and support processors from Cavium, Freescale, Intel, and Texas Instruments. Current roadmap calls for similar market focused releases each quarter.