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Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackers | Ars Technica

Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed over Windows Update has bricked some of their hardware, leaving it inaccessible to most software both on Windows and Linux. This came to us via hardware hacking site Hack A Day.

via Windows Update drivers bricking USB serial chips beloved of hardware hackers | Ars Technica.

Posted in TV Tech

TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015

TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015, up 120% on year, according to supply chain sources.

via TV vendors aim to ship 34 million Ultra HD TVs in 2015.

Posted in TV Content, TV Tech

Broadcom pitches chips at G.fast OEMs • The Register

Broadcom has become the latest vendor to stake out its ground in the G.fast market, as the ITU’s standardisation bods stretch their hands slowly towards the rubber stamp.

At the Broadband World trade show in Amsterdam, the chip outfit’s been showing off silicon for G.fast and G.vector kit designers at both provider head-end equipment and for consumer broadband modems. The various chips are touted as targeting “gigabit era” networking, adopting the laboratory best-case performance as the marketing pitch.

via Broadcom pitches chips at G.fast OEMs • The Register.

Posted in TV Tech

FTTH takes off in Spain

Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is becoming increasingly popular in Spain, with the number of lines more than doubling in the year to August 2014.

via FTTH takes off in Spain.

Posted in TV Business

Broadcom reports third quarter 2014 results

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today reported unaudited financial results for its third quarter ended September 30, 2014.

via Broadcom reports third quarter 2014 results.

Posted in Top News, TV Business

Samit becomes SeaChange CEO

SeaChange has named Jay Samit as its new chief executive officer, replacing Raghu Rau.

via Samit becomes SeaChange CEO.

Posted in Top News, TV Business

Broadcom introduces G.fast SoC for home gateways

Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ: BRCM), a global innovation leader in semiconductor solutions for wired and wireless communications, today introduced advanced G.fast capabilities for its BCM63138 gateway SoC to allow global telcos to deliver Gigabit-class services to subscribers. The new G.fast digital subscriber line (DSL) standard, capable of supporting data rates in excess of 1Gbps with 106 MHz spectrum, augments Broadcom’s telecom access portfolio to ensure carriers can deliver the fastest, most flexible and highest quality services to meet growing bandwidth and service needs.

via Broadcom introduces G.fast SoC for home gateways.

Posted in Top News, TV Tech