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NEMA 4X/6P polycarbonate enclosures debut for indoor, outdoor use
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
Hammond Manufacturing has launched the PCJ Series, a family of polycarbonate enclosures designed for housing electrical and electronic equipment in installations where NEMA 4X (IP66) environmental sealing for dust and water protection is required.
TT Electronics WHS series wirewound resistors
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1/23/2013   Post a comment
TT Electronics’ latest wirewound resistor series offers a surge energy ratings range from 2W to 7W, 1 to 330O.
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth
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1/23/2013   2 comments
The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
AMD claims progress on turnaround
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1/23/2013   3 comments
CEO says company moving in right direction after the chip vendor reports second consecutive quarterly loss.
Application simplifies eMMC compliance testing
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1/22/2013   Post a comment
In response to the latest JEDEC specification, Agilent introduced the N6465A test application for embedded multimedia card (eMMC) compliance test.
TI integrates USB on C2000 Piccolo real-time, floating-point MCUs
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1/22/2013   Post a comment
Piccolo F2806xU MCUs are perfect for motor control systems, renewable energy and power applications; integrated USB facilitates on-the-go field diagnostics and communications.
Check out TI's MCU BoosterPack design challenge
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1/22/2013   1 comment
Enter original designs by March 1, 2013 for the chance to demo your design in the TI booth at DESIGN West.
Energy Micro’s low power MCU delivers long battery life
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ARM Cortex-M3-based EFM32 Giant Gecko keeps handheld control asleep with 1.2µA low energy capacitive touch sensor interface.
787 Dreamliner investigation probes battery-charging electronics
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1/22/2013   21 comments
Investigators are testing chargers and other electronics at Securaplane Technologies in Tucson, Ariz.
Atmel expands ARM Cortex-M4 based flash MCUs
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1/22/2013   Post a comment
Running at 120MHz, new SAM4E ARM Cortex-M4 processor-based MCUs provide Ethernet and dual-CAN connectivity and advanced analog capability.
Chelsio revs Ethernet NICs up to 40 Gbit/s
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1/22/2013   Post a comment
Firm's first 40 Gbit/second Ethernet controller, the two-port Terminator 5, set to sample before April and ship before July.
VITA sets optical component specs for 25G boards
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1/22/2013   1 comment
The trade group behind VMX single-board computers is setting standards for opto-electronic components that pave the wave for its next-gen optical backplanes.
UltraGig: Proprietary blunder or 60GHz future?
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1/22/2013   14 comments
As home networking technology moves to another level, there is a battle brewing between Miracast and Silicon Image's proprietary UltraGig.
Startup makes it easier to find and compare CPUs
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1/22/2013   3 comments
New website recommends processors by using aggregated data and an intuitive visual user interface.
Electronics, photovoltaics pioneer Eric Lidow dies at 100
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1/22/2013   3 comments
A refugee from Nazi Germany, Lidow founded Selenium Corp. and International Rectifier.
Xilinx Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC wins Microprocessor Report Analyst Choice Award
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1/21/2013   Post a comment
Zynq-7000 All Programmable SoC recognized for being first to market and opening new opportunities for designers.
Lattice upgrades FPGA design software
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1/21/2013   Post a comment
Extensive improvements simplify and accelerate the design of ultra-low and low-density FPGAs.
New FPGA-based ASIC prototyping platform from S2C
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1/21/2013   Post a comment
The S2C Virtex-7 Series TAI Logic Module is compatible with previous generations and provides large library of daughter cards.
ST plans for Dresden FDSOI production
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1/20/2013   11 comments
ST wants to get volume production of its fully depleted silicon on insulator process up and running as soon as possible and has produced a video outlining the technical advantages of the process.
NXP on route to automotive future
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1/18/2013   4 comments
The car is the next frontier in consumer electronics, going from mode of transportation to personalized mobile information hub.
Facebook covets core-heavy ARM SoCs
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1/18/2013   8 comments
Vendors need to design simpler server SoCs and lower cost flash if they want to fill the many sockets emerging in data centers for the social networking giant.
Imprint litho firm claims 450-mm first
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1/18/2013   9 comments
An imprint lithography machine from Texas-based Molecular Imprints has been used for full patterning of 450-mm diameter wafers. The company claims the machine could shorten the transition to 450-mm wafer processing by two years.
Colin Holland, Noted Tech Journalist, Dies at 59
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1/18/2013   54 comments
Rich 35-year career, capped by leadership of key UBM Tech conferences, is remembered fondly by friends and colleagues.
Intel expects growth in 2013
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1/17/2013   11 comments
Chip giant forecasts modest sales growth for the year after reporting fourth quarter sales in line with analysts' expectations.
Slideshow: Intel Lights 100G Interconnects at Facebook Summit
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1/17/2013   31 comments
Open Compute Summit saw an engineering kicker for data center servers via samples of 100 Gbit/s silicon photonics interconnect modules.
Digital signal level meter tests DVB-C channels
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
Capable of conducting analog and digital measurements of cable TV networks, the A0N00010 digital signal level meter from GAO Comm measures the average power of the DVB-C signal, as well as frequency power levels.
Front end RF module addresses smart metering and ISM band applications
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices’ front end RF reduces design-time and speeds time-to-market in smart energy metering applications operating in the 405 to 475MHz frequency range, as well as for portable battery powered equipment and general 433/470MHz ISM band systems.
Metal-backed PCB reduces LED device temperature by up to 20°C
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
The culmination of two years of development using Cambridge Nanotherm's ceramic dielectric technology, the company has developed an innovative thermal management material with a dielectric thermal conductivity of 7 W/mK.
Honeywell rolls 6 degrees of freedom inertial measurement unit, 6-D motion variant
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1/17/2013   1 comment
6-dimensional motion sensor enables precise control and increases accuracy, stability, safety, and operator productivity
Miniature connectors deliver high soldering performance, pick and place capability
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1/17/2013   1 comment
Hirose’s DF50 series’ 1 mm pitch board-to-wire connector features a locking mechanism for secure mating.
Microsemi expands Silicon Carbide (SiC) power module product family
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1/17/2013   3 comments
Microsemi’s latest power module devices are offered in industrial and extended temperature ranges.
ASML sees tough start to 2013
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1/17/2013   2 comments
Despite increasing profits in its 4Q12 financial results, slowing orders and engineering challenges dimmed the outlook for chip making equipment vendor ASML Lithography.
TSMC gives brighter outlook as profit rises
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1/17/2013   2 comments
Leading chip foundry saw strong demand for its wafers driving above-guidance revenue and profit margins in 4Q12 financial results. The company said that because of this it has raised its expectations for 1Q13.
AMD reportedly sues former employees over trade secrets
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1/17/2013   4 comments
Federal complaint alleges that four workers took more than 100,000 sensitive documents before going to work for Nvidia.
Atmel talks touch enabled curves and Internet of Things
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1/17/2013   2 comments
From curved touch surfaces to the Internet of Things, American semiconductor company Atmel is making waves in the world of consumer electronics.
MediaTek, MStar merger delayed
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1/16/2013   Post a comment
A lack of anti-trust clearances has prompted MediaTek to withdraw a plan to issue additional shares with which to buy rival fabless chip company MStar, according to local reports.
ARM backers jump on Facebook’s server bandwagon
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1/16/2013   12 comments
Applied Micro and Calxeda are among ARM server SoC vendors supporting a new CPU-agnostic board spec that is as part of the Facecbook-led Open Compute Project.
To-do list beyond UHDTV: Audio, voice, connectivity
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1/15/2013   6 comments
Despite the hoopla over Ultra HDTV at CES, three unmistakable trends have emerged, and consumer electronics companies are busy addressing them.
Aldec optimizes FPGA routing for power and performance
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
ALINT from Aldec is an advanced static design analysis and checking solution that decreases verification time by identifying critical issues early in the RTL design phase of ASIC and FPGA designs.
Mattson Technology to slash jobs
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Semiconductor capital equipment vendor to broadly reduce workforce as part of a cost reduction plano reduce operating expenses by 40 percent.
Fairchild pumps up volume on analog and power in mobile
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1/15/2013   8 comments
Fairchild semiconductor may not be a well known consumer brand, but at CES 2013, the analog and mixed-signal company showed just how important it was to the smartphone space.
Memristors mimic human brain
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1/15/2013   7 comments
Memristors were invented in 1971, but are finally realizing in a wide variety of microchips slated for release in 2013.
Touchstone offers deep discount on second-source Maxim comparators
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Touchstone Semiconductor’s single, dual and quad comparators yield a $0.20 to $2 savings over comparable parts from analog IC maker Maxim Integrated Products.
MediaTek signs to use PowerVR for TV chips
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1/15/2013   1 comment
MediaTek extends graphics core licensing partnership with Imagination to TV market.
Apple reportedly cuts iPhone 5 production plans
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1/15/2013   8 comments
Apple cut orders for iPhone 5 screens after lower than expected demand, according to a Wall Street Journal report that cited unnamed sources.
ARM friends Facebook at summit
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1/15/2013   2 comments
ARM SoC vendors Applied Micro and Calxeda will take part in the Facebook-led Open Compute Summit this week, a sign the social networking giant is poised to move beyond the x86.
Electronics growth threatened by fiscal uncertainty, higher taxes
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Varying forecasts among economists, industry observers at fab tool gear vendor trade group summit.
DCD's DQSPI IP core – quad-performance SPI
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1/14/2013   Post a comment
The DQSPI Serial Peripheral Interface (SPI) master/slave is the latest IP core for use in FPGAs and ASICs from Digital Core Design (DCD).
Samsung’s $250 Exynos 5-based Arndale dev board
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1/14/2013   3 comments
At CES, Samsung Semiconductor showed us its recently launched Arndale community development board, complete with an Exynos 5 Dual SoC, the ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core CPU and ARM Mali T604 GPU.
Researchers design, control molecular motor
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1/14/2013   Post a comment
International team of scientists claims breakthrough on road to developing nanoscale machines.
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