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Cisco allegedly defrauded of hardware worth millions
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A Massachusetts man has been arrested and charged with defrauding Cisco Systems of millions of dollars worth of computer networking equipment.
FAIR USE Act aims to clarify copyright limits
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Calling the fair use rights of consumers of digital media "severely threatened," two congressmen on Tuesday introduced the Freedom And Innovation Revitalizing U.S. Entrepreneurship Act of 2007 (FAIR USE Act) to restore balance to copyright law.
Abacus säljer Renesas i Norden
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Renesas Technology utvidgar sitt distributörsavtal med Abacus-koncernen att även omfatta de nordiska länderna, Sverige, Danmark, Norge och Finland
Voltage supervisors provide 26 programmable trip points
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Intersil introduced two voltage supervisor ICs, the ISL88016 and ISL88017, which offer 26 pin-selectable voltage trip points along with functions including power-on reset (POR) control, supply voltage supervision, and manual reset assertion in a small 6-pin TSOT package. Both devices are designed for low power consumption as well as accuracy in portable and battery-powered applications.
One-box WiMAX tester speeds manufacturing
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LitePoint announced the IQmax-100 one-box manufacturing test solution. With integrated vector signal analyzer (VSA) and vector signal generator (VSG) resources, one-box IQmax Test Systems offer test results for critical fixed and mobile WiMAX physical layer parameters including all bandwidth and data rate options for product development, volume manufacturing and quality assurance.
10 Gigabit Ethernet ATCA switch separates control and data planes
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Diversified Technology introduced the ATS1936, an AdvancedTCA board that can be used as hub, node or mesh enabled board. It complies with PICMG 3.0 R2.0 ECN002 and PICMG 3.1 Option 1 and Option 9 and implements 2 separate switched networks on a single pc board. By separating the Base and Fabric networks, the ATS1936 provides a separate control plane and data plane.
Low-jitter digital audio interface receiver reduces component count
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Texas Instruments introduced a 24-bit, 96-kHz digital audio interface receiver that provides jitter performance as low as 50 ps RMS. The device reduces the number of external components required and enhances sound quality in applications including AV/DVD receivers and amplifiers, automotive audio systems, digital televisions, musical instruments, recording systems and high-performance PC audio interfaces.
GreenPoint printer power-supply reference design is 83% efficient
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ON Semiconductor unveiled its latest GreenPoint reference design for 40-W power supplies used to power desktop printers. Providing active-mode energy efficiency above 83% when delivering an output power between 5 and 40 W, the reference design achieves a no-load power consumption of 150 mW.
Motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design
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STMicroelectronics' ARM7-based motor control development kit simplifies vector drive design for permanent magnet synchronous motors and 3-phase AC induction motors used in appliance, industrial and HVAC applications.
Protection device safeguards electric motors and transformers
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Raychem's PolySwitch LVR series of resettable circuit protection devices helps protect electric motors and transformers used in appliances from failures caused by conditions such as mechanical overloads and overheating.
Henkel expands solder paste production
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Henkel plans to expand its existing plant in Pune, India to incorporate a solder paste blending facility for its Multicore tin-lead and lead-free solder paste products to meet growing demand in India.
MOSFETs improve power efficiency
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Toshiba has expanded its power semiconductor line with the first products in a new family of high-speed switching MOSFETs that are said to significantly improve power efficiency for synchronous DC/DC converters.
Cree expands EZBright LED platform
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Cree's EZBright 700 LED blue chip may be used in general lighting applications including auto headlamps, streetlights, camera flash, projection lighting, personal lighting and indoor and outdoor displays.
Energy estimator tool optimizes power efficiency early in design cycle
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Tensilica has unveiled its Xenergy estimator, an energy estimator for Xtensa configurable processor and Diamond Standard processor users.
House panel OKs innovation, computing measures
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A package of technology innovation and competitiveness legislation cleared a House panel.
Verint Releases Performance Management Tool
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New version combines speech analytics with performance analytics to deliver a more comprehensive understanding of entire service delivery chain, from the front office to the back office.
Envox Worldwide Introduces Envox 7
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The system aims to offer a new development platform that can handle all types of voice, video and text communications, with the goal of reducing the cost and complexity of communications solutions within the contact center.
ASML, Nikon claim litho leadership
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Rivals ASML Holding NV and Nikon Corp. here separately claimed to be the technical leaders in lithography.
Grid computing startup set for Nasdaq IPO
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Startup Voltaire (Herzliya, Israel), which supplies Infiniband-based grid computing technologies, is set for a Nasdaq IPO in the third quarter of 2007, according to reports in Israel.
EDA vendors unveil SoC design trimmers
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EDA vendors announce new software tools that streamline the system-on-chip (SoC) design cycle and the semiconductor verification process.
Freescale to add code protection to StarCore
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Newest spin of StarCore DSP includes OEM-level code protection through on-chip encryption.
Un Français devient VP exécutif de LG Electronics
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Le groupe coréen d’électronique grand public LG Electronics a annoncé la nomination d’Eric Surdej en tant vice-président exécutif du groupe
Update: German industry concerned by Galileo infighting
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Three German industry associations - Bitkom, BDI and TelematicsPro - have called on the German government to press ahead with the Galileo navigation satellite system during the present German EU council presidency. The industry groups are concerned that the launch of the Galileo system could be delayed further.
Un Français entre chez Innovative Silicon
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La jeune pousse américano-suisse Innovative Silicon (Isi) a annoncé la nomination de Daniel LaBouve en tant que vice-président de l’ingénierie.
ECI to tip 1,000-km optical transmission at 40 Gbits/s
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ECI Telecom will show 1,000-kilometer optical transmission at 40 Gbits/second using RoadM.
Comment: Asked to choose between rice and ringtones
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The wireless industry's laudable goal of reaching out to the emerging world appears to have been derailed by the credit industry in the year since it was first announced.
Five9 Adds Auto Dialing to On-Demand Suite
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New voice message broadcasting capabilities let centers triple customer contact rate.
Incap buys manufacturing unit in India
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Finnish electronics contract manufacturer Incap Corp. and India-based TVS Electronic Ltd announced they have signed a letter of intent on the acquisition of a TVS Electronics' manufacturing unit in Tumkur, near Bangalore (India). No financial details have been released.
Micron joins Sematech, Freescale leaves
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. is leaving Sematech, according to reports, while Micron Technology Inc. is joining the chip-making consortium.
Touch-screen monitor suits high-ambient light environments
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3M Touch Systems has introduced the 15-inch MicroTouch M150HB high-brightness LCD touch-screen monitor for POS applications in high-ambient light environments.
High performance current transducer measures up to 400 Arms
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Panel-mounted current transducer LA 306-S measures up to 400 ARMS at +70 °C or 300 ARMS at +85°C. The unit, whixh is is only 56mm high, offers the high performance of a closed-loop current transducer at a very competitive price.
Analyst: 3G spectrum to remain more expensive than WiMAX
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WiMAX spectrum is set to get more expensive as regulators in different countries start releasing lower frequencies to be used for the mobile version of the broadband access technology. The prediction, from analysis group Pyramid Research, comes in a report that also suggests 3G cellullar spectrum will remain significantly more expensive for operators than mobile WiMAX.
REVIEW: Chipset to streamline analog video distribution over CAT5 cabling
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Linear IC maker Analog Devices introduces a combination of fast analog crosspoint switches and driver/receiver amplifier chips. These devices support bandwidths up to 500 MHz for transmitting analog video across CAT-5 cabling runs.
DC/DC boost converter supplies 5-V at 900-mA
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Supplying up to 4.5W of power, AnalogicTech's ATT1210 step-up converter for small portable applications takes a single-cell Lithium-ion battery and boosts it to a 5V/900-mA output in a total solution less than 1-mm in height.
Tools reduce clock tree power by 25%, Magma claims
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Magma Design Automation introduced a pair of low-power IC implementation and analysis tools that the company claims have been shown to reduce power consumption in nanometer ICs by 25 percent.
Incap buys manufacturing unit in India
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Finnish electronics contract manufacturer Incap Corp. and India-based TVS Electronic Ltd announced they have signed a letter of intent on the acquisition of a TVS Electronics' manufacturing unit in Tumkur, near Bangalore (India). No financial details have been released.
Software soll Leiterplatten-Design produktiver machen
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Besonders auf die Belange von Gro�unternehmen zugeschnitten ist die jüngste Generation von Mentor Graphics' Leiterplatten-Designsoftware Board Station XE. Vorhandenes Anwender-know-how in Gestalt von Bibliotheken, Designdaten und Infrastrukturen zur Designerfassung lässt sich in die Software interieren und weiter nutzen.
CTI Group Launches New VoIP Tools
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SmartRecord cards and recording-enabled SIP trunks are among the new innovations designed to decrease costs and increase flexibility.
Lena Norder leder både EIF och IM
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Lena Norder har nu tillträtt som branschansvarig för Elektronikindustriföreningen (EIF)
Wavecom launches new wireless CPU range
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Wavecom SA announced it has extended its plug & play family of products with the introduction of Fastrack Supreme Wireless CPU.
FlexRay accelerates with conformance testing
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The Flex-Ray Consortium has released Version 2.1 of the automotive networking bus protocol and physical layer conformance test specifications, to allow auto makers to standardize system components.
Judge stays Nokia, Qualcomm patent suit
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Resolution of one of the long running IPR issues between Nokia Corp. and Qualcomm Inc. has been delayed again as a judge halted legal proceedings just as a deadline neared for the two companies to renew an agreement.
New ferrite materials are developed for power applications
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EPCOS has developed two new ferrite materials whose improved properties make them suitable for the power range typical of SMPS and current meters.
Low-power 8-bit MCUs support 3-5V large-segment LCDs
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a family of highly integrated, power-efficient 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) optimized for one of the most pervasive display technologies: liquid crystal displays (LCDs).
Anyware Technologies rejoint la Fondation Eclipse
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La société toulousaine Anyware Technologies a annoncé son adhésion à la Fondation Eclipse. Elle dépasse ainsi le cap de l’évangélisation de la plate-forme et de relais technique de la Fondation en France en participant dès lors aux décisions prises par la Fondation sur les évolutions techniques et marketing de la plate-forme.
USB acquisition module is an eight channel, host powered device
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Host powered eight channel USB data acquisition module aids rapid control and monitoring application deployment.
45 nm ger Intel försprång
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Moores lag hålls fortfarande och Intels har tagit steget till 45 nanometer i sin senaste process.
Dialog Semi struggles for a new chance
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After refocusing on power management and audio products in its FY 2006, Dialog Semiconductor (Kirchheim/Teck, Germany), saw revenues plunge 45 percent. In order to emphasize its new strategy, the company now is launching a design center in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Analysts divided as SanDisk targets CE
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Amid questions about royalties from Samsung Electronics, embattled SanDisk told analysts earlier this week that the company plans to place emphasis on being a vertically integrated consumer electronics supplier, according to sources who attended the company's analyst day. Analysts appear divided on the wisdom of the strategy.
VDSL standard needed, says AT&T
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AT&T is calling for interoperability standards in VDSL and developing a new class of low-loss splitters as two steps forward in home networking where it is a proponent of technology from the Home Phoneline Networking Association.
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