ISA Technovation Awards 2010 kicks off

BANGALORE: Centred around the theme ‘India Market-Momentum for Growth in the New Decade,’ the 5th ISA (Indian Semicondutor Association) Vision Summit kicked off today in Bangalore with an inaugural keynote by Isro’s past Chairman and International Academy of Astronauts (IAA) President G Madhavan Nair.

Among the products in the reckoning for Techonovation Awards 2010 are some that find application in the media and entertainment industry.
Verismo‘s VuNow that provides Access to the broadest online content and allows the viewer to watch millions of free online videos directly on the TV instead of the PC. VuNow comes in two models - a standard definition and a high definition model of the VuNow PoD that can connect to any TV.

The device enables watching of video content from Hulu™, Netflix™, Amazon Unbox™, CNN™, ESPN™ by downloading PlayOn™ from Media Mall™, YouTube™ videos on TV by categories. It enables search for videos with a powerful built-in video search engine, live TV Channels from around the world a well as listening to live internet radio.

The device also permits access to personal media such as video, music, and photos from the home network – stored on a PC, networked attached storage device, or even on a connected USB storage device. The VuNow supports wired or wireless connectivity. 
The SL 1001 Universal TV Demodulation IC which the creators, Bangalore-based Saankhya Labs, claim is the World‘s First Software-Defined Universal Demodulator IC for Digital and Analog TV reception. The Saankhya solution is an ASSP for demodulation.

The SL 1001 is designed to demodulate all the broadcast TV standards and is a platform which is capable of supporting world-wide TV demodulation standards. It is capable of performing the functions of Signal Conditioning, Signal Processing and Channel Decoding stages to generate a Transport Stream

The BCM4329 from Broadcom India, which eliminates the barriers of adding the latest wireless connectivity features to small, battery-operated devices. In addition to bringing greater Wi-Fi throughput and coverage to mobile consumer electronics, the BCM4329 is Broadcom‘s smallest and lowest cost dual-band 802.11n solution.

The BCM4329 integrates a complete IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n system (MAC/baseband/radio) with Bluetooth® + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate), and FM radio receiver and transmitter. By combining several proven wireless technologies onto a single silicon die, the BCM4329 enables mobile devices to support today‘s toughest media applications.

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