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Key components: Camera performance is set in silicon

With IT leaders Apple, Google, Samsung and Xiaomi battling to dominate the connected home battlefield, 2014 has truly turned out to be the year of the smart home.

CCD+DSP? CMOS+DSP? A glimpse of latest analog HD

Recently, several heated debates were found from some Chinese surveillance blogs, chat rooms, and social media. The topic was about analog HD solutions made possible or not by combining CMOS and DSP. The thread started with some of the manufacturers in Shenzhen. Facing a severe competition from IP surveillance vendors, they tried to come up with HD upgrades for analog cameras.

Ultrathin HDDs for laptop, tablet and mobile applications

Seagate Technology announced that it is now shipping its thinnest hard-disk drive (HDD) ever to OEM partners — the Seagate Laptop Ultrathin HDD. Just 5 mm thin, the drive was designed to be integrated into ultrathin, lightweight mobile computing devices and tablets, all while delivering high-capacity storage at an affordable price.

The world's only trade show for security components

Composec, a sub-show of Secutech, Asia's top 1 security expo, is the world's only platform to present cutting-edge technologies and key components in security. Entering into the 5th year, more than 40 key component suppliers from around the world will exhibit over 100 booths, at the Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center in Taiwan from 24 – 26 April 2013.

Valens Semiconductor Introduces Uncompressed Connectivity to Network Cams Market

Valens Semiconductor, a provider of semiconductor products and inventor of HDBaseT technology, announced the new VS020 chipset, a digital connectivity solution for the CCTV market that enables unprecedented long-distance distribution of multimedia content to cameras and displays via a single Cat5e/6a LAN cable.

CMOS and CCD – Small Differences Along the Way from Light to a Signal

Historically, CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensors have existed much longer than CMOS sensors, that is to say, for more than 40 years. Due to constant improvement and optimization over the years, CCD sensors today stand for excellent image quality. In 2009, the American scientists Willard Boyle and George E. Smith were awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for the invention of the CCD sensor. Origin

Pixim Acquires Image Sensor Innovator Advasense Technologies

Pixim, a provider of imaging chips for enterprise security cameras, acquired Advasense Technologies, a developer of next-generation CMOS technology located in Ra'anana, Israel. Advasense was founded with the vision of improving the image quality of cameras used in mobile applications.

TI Joins the Embedded Vision Alliance

Texas Instruments (TI) announced its membership in the Embedded Vision Alliance (EVA), reinforcing a long-standing commitment to vision technology and enabling its customers to develop the most innovative hardware, development tools and software to make vision application development easier.

Looking Beyond Specs

The specifications of video surveillance products can seem similar on paper. When there is strong demand for specific functionality, a vendor's offerings must be able to fulfill needs quickly and effectively to stay competitive. However, the performance of their offerings can vary widely. A&S explores some deciding factors of key components that can radically affect real-world performance

Intel Acquires Infineon's Wireless Solutions Business

Intel has acquired the Infineon Technologies Wireless Solutions (WLS) business. WLS is a provider of cellular platforms to top-tier global phone makers and is part of Intel's strategy to accelerate always-connected computing platforms that span a variety of device and market segments including laptops, cars, smart phones, tablets and smart TVs.

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