Back to wires? How did that happen?

With the truly robust 200-Mbps HomePlug AV standard-based PLC technology, home networks are established instantly with plug-and-play simplicity. It is the reason why service providers worldwide are having this proven technology embedded into their gateways, PVRs and set-top boxes.

What is a Watchdog and why should my Product have one?

Watchdogs, or watchdog timers are frequently used in critical equipment to help monitor the correct operation of the microcomputer chip.

The Next BIG Thing! - Part 2

HomePlug AV is making the home network truly ubiquitous and fully capable of delivering both service providers' and home owners' digital content throughout the home to every AC outlet - digital media over power - entertainment at every AC outlet.

Halfway Through - Hybrid Drives

Thanks to hybrid drives, SSDs now have one leg in the storage mainstream market. These duplex drives may very well dominate the scene once Microsoft piles them on the racks.

VoIP FAQ

The following answers to commonly asked questions can help you get started understanding what VoIP is and why it can save you money and add flexibility to your life.

When Size Matters

The huge capacity that was once only offered by magnetic hard drives is now possible for solid-state disks at a price point that can fight head-on in the market.

The Next BIG Thing! - Part 1

HomePlug AV provides the robust backbone that frees the service providers' customers to fully enjoy the services they provide without the expense of truck rolling and the negative affects of customer technophobia. Just plug-it-in technology is what customers and service providers want.

The Digital Home: Here, Now, and Ready for Integration

If the solution is simple, reliable, and fairly priced, the consumer wins, and the integrated digital home - nay, the digital lifestyle - vision becomes a reality - rapidly.

Understanding Double Layer DVD Recording

Double Layer recordable discs contain two organic dye recording layers (termed L0 and L1, respectively) between dual polycarbonate bases and semi-reflective metal layers separated by a transparent spacing layer.

Traps to Avoid when Managing a M2M Project

The M2M abbreviation, that stands for Machine To Machine, encompasses all equipment (hardware), software, and processes that enable machine management related communication between different machines and between machines and people.

Beyond the Battlefield

Judging by the way things are going, there is no doubt that flash SSD deployment in consumer electronics is inevitable. Market data by Gartner Dataquest Inc. shows the NAND flash market can hit $16.2 billion in terms of revenues for 2006, up 42 percent over 2005.

From Old Cars to High-speed Home Networks

AC powerline and coax cable both networking together is what Intellon Corporation calls a hybrid network, sort of a parallel to the hybrid cars of today - both have two means of conveyance adding to the overall power.

Micro Thermoelectric Generator Targets ZigBee

The main purpose for developing the Thermo Life is to provide energy harvesting for low-power applications where other technologies would prove inadequate or not possible.

Smart Home Security

Smart home system owners are advised to request a level of service in which security issues are all adequately addressed.

Hong Kong Harbour ' Symphony Of Lights '

Control of 18 buildings on the Hong Kong water front in an integration of architectural lighting, laser effects, pyrotechnics and accompanied by a sound simulcast provides a very graphic demonstration of what city wide control integration might look like. Be sure to view the video.

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