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Protected microcontrollers feature Embedded firewall
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Zilog's newly announced ZGATE family of protected microcontrollers features Icon Labs’ Floodgate embedded firewall to add a critical layer of security for network devices built with its new ZGATE architecture.
Reference design for advanced browsing control of TVs and set-top boxes
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The nRFready Smart Remote 2 unveiled by Nordic Semiconductor is a complete hardware and software reference design featuring a multi-touch touchpad, 6-axis motion sensing, and full QWERTY keyboard.
Developer's kit for ZigBee wireless applications
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Anaren announced a family of four Anaren Integrated Radio (AIR) modules designed specifically to help OEMs develop products that wirelessly communicate in compliance with the ZigBee standard.
ZigBee PRO Green Power chip supports energy harvesting profile
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GreenPeak Technologies has launched a new RF chip supporting the new ZigBee PRO Green Power feature for low cost energy harvesting and ultra-long battery life ZigBee applications for the Smart Home.
Self-contained Wi-Fi module aims to simplify home network setup and improve user experience
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Texas Instruments Incorporated is offering developers a solution to the challenges posed by the Internet of Things (IoT) revolution with the company’s introduction of the SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3000 module.
Fabless companies out-performed IDMs in 2012
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Revenues in 2012 for fabless companies were up six percent as those of integrated device makers fell four percent, according to an upcoming report from IC Insights.
Five More Tough DesignCon Questions
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1/4/2013   2 comments
What happens when high speed meets low power design? What’s the outlook for 25G x 4 versions of 100G Ethernet?
Multichannel BER testers handle 32 Gbps
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Tektronix has introduced a series of programmable pattern generators and bit error detectors with up to four channels for optical and serial data-communications testing on signals as fast as 32 Gbps.
Dual 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS DAC synthesizes high-quality wideband signals from baseband to high intermediate frequencies
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Analog Devices has introduced the AD9142 dual-channel, 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS D/A converter, which supports high data rates and complex modulation schemes required in communications, test and instrumentation, and defense and aerospace systems.
1-row horizontal design socket connector with a 1.27mm pitch
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The 1.27 mm pitch socket connector series from Fisher Elektronik, "BLM" has been upgraded into a 1-row horizontal design.
Morgan Ceramics launches high power RF capacitor range
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Morgan Technical Ceramics has extended the company's product portfolio with the launch of a series of high power radio frequency (RF) capacitors, which minimize the impact of temperature upon their performance.
Audio codec integrates single microphone noise/echo cancellation
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The TC94B24WBG audio codec from Toshiba Electronics Europe is a highly integrated single microphone noise cancellation (NC) and echo cancellation (EC) solution for high-quality voice on smartphones and portable devices.
ST unveils high-speed cable modems for next-gen multimedia, Internet services
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First 16x4 capable Cable Modem DOCSIS 3.0 chips reach market quickly after successful September technology demonstration.
Tensilica releases smallest, lowest power DSP IP core
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Tensilica's DSP IP core supports always listening voice trigger and speech command modes.
ADLINK launches PXI Express HDMI video, audio capture card
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ADLINK's latest card provides highly integrated full analog/digital uncompressed video and digital audio capture for device testing.
Imagination 'Rogue' GPUs to demo at CES
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1/4/2013   2 comments
Partners of graphics IP licensor Imagination Technologies Group plc will be demonstrating the first products using the firm's PowerVR Series 6 GPU cores at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, the company said.
Chip sales boosted by American strength
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1/4/2013   9 comments
For the second month in a row, strong growth in the Americas region pushed the three-month average of worldwide semiconductor sales to increase at above typical seasonal rates.
Google to drop patent cases as part of FTC deal
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1/3/2013   3 comments
A deal between Google and the Federal Trade Commission gives Android competitors such as Apple and Microsoft an edge in ongoing mobile patent wars.
AMD names Devinder Kumar CFO
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1/3/2013   2 comments
After a three-month search, AMD has appointed its interim chief financial officer as a full time fixture.
Rightware appoints new CEO
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Ex-Nokia smartphone vice president takes over as CEO of the user interface firm.
U.S. military pursuing microgrids
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1/3/2013   2 comments
The Pentagon wants to improve its energy security by leveraging microgrid technologies.
TI offers efficient DC/DC step-down converter
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Texas Instruments has introduced what it claims the industry’s lowest power DC/DC step-down converter, an ultra-low power circuit enables battery-free power to applications, such as wireless sensor networks, monitoring systems, smoke detectors, wearable medical devices and mobile accessories.
The elusive recognition of voices
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While the goal of continuous voice recognition remains as elusive today as it was 50 years ago, Siri developer Dag Kittlaus has proven that pocket applications defined by limited domains can make practical voice recognition possible.
Semi upswing seen for 2013
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1/3/2013   8 comments
Strength in mobile devices, communications, and tablets will boost the chip biz out of the doldrums, according to IDC.
IPad 3 called 'unbalanced' as Apple, TSMC rumors fly
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1/2/2013   20 comments
With more reports asserting that Apple will start making chips at TSMC, an analyst says the iPad 3 designed suffered because it lacks of the latest process technology.
NASA to launch comms 'nanosats'
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1/2/2013   2 comments
Orbital Sciences Corp. will launch three small PhoneSats into low Earth orbit later this year from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility.
Marvell hit by $1 billion damage award
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1/2/2013   8 comments
Marvell said it will appeal a jury award of $1.17 billion in damages to Carnegie Mellon University in connection with a disk drive patent infringement case.
Texas firm buys Chinese chip maker
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1/2/2013   1 comment
Diodes, a manufacturer of discrete, analog and application-specific semiconductors, is set to buy a chip maker that supplies OEMs in China with analog and mixed-signal ICs.
EET login reg test story
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1/1/2013   Post a comment
This is a test to see if the EET reg required check-box CMS feature of last sprint works.
Imagination CEO given knighthood
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Hossein Yassaie, the CEO of Imagination who came to the U.K. from Iran in the 1970s, has been knighted for services to technology and innovation in the New Year Honors for 2013.
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