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How to manage a derivative SoC project
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Designing derivative systems-on-chip can save a great deal of time, but only if you have a good physical design flow in place. ReShape's Lane Albanese (right) presents a "design maturity" workflow model that will help design teams develop realistic plans, assemble resources, and measure progress.
High-output supplies focus on ion beams
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HiTek Power's OL20K and OL30K series extend the maximum output of the company's high-power, high-voltage supply families to 20 and 30 kilowatts, respectively, at voltages up to 200 kV. Thus they are suited for use in a wide range of electron- and ion-beam systems, including ion implantation, ion vapor deposition, electron-beam welding, and particle acceleration.
Pentagon tests toxin detection and forecast system
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The blimp with the 23-foot-long sensor-studded tether that is now hovering over the Pentagon is about to conduct novel tests of simulated airborne toxins. As the blimp releases a faux poison over the course of the next two weeks, a real-time system designed for first responders will gauge how much of the toxin has been discharged and where, and then predict where the plume will drift and how it will disperse.
Tensilica patent claims voided
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Translator ties Vera code to SystemVerilog 3.1
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Startup VeriEZ Solutions Inc. has announced fourth-quarter availability of EZTranslate, which will serve as a bridge between Synopsys Inc.'s Vera-based verification environments and version 3.1 of the SystemVerilog language.
Moving from Vera to SystemVerilog 3.1
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Making the transition from a language such as Vera to SystemVerilog 3.1 will require a translation strategy and enforcement of coding guidelines, says VeriEZ president and CEO Sashi Obilisetty.
Wireless congress added to Electronica line-up
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Germany's Electronic Manufacturers' Association (ZVEI) is working with the organizers of the Electronic trade event, Messe Munchen, on a wireless congress focusing on systems and applications.
Zigbee efforts alter Philips Semi plans
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The Zigbee Alliance meeting May 17-20 in Seattle, WA will affirm for the faithful that "things are proceeding on schedule,"said alliance chairman Bob Heile. "A large number of companies currently making 802.15.4-compliant parts continue to do so."
Asustek withdraws Rambus support
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Rambus Inc.'s last-ditch effort to maintain a presence in the high-performance computing arena seems to have fizzled now that Taiwan's largest motherboard maker, Asustek Computer Inc., has quietly withdrawn support for Rambus technology.
Tensilica patent claims voided
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Media/packet processing subsystem
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The MTBN1200 media and packet processing subsystem allows designers to add voice, data, and fax processing to their networking box architectures.
Telecom PMC
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The Maxim 921-DS PCI mezzanine card (PMC) provides full-duplex channelized DS3 connectivity to infrastructure designs.
Motorola updates PowerQuicc families
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Motorola Inc.'s Freescale Semiconductor entity announced updates of its PowerQuicc II Pro and PowerQuicc III families at the Smart Network Developers Forum Tuesday (April 27). The two architectures, based on the e300 and e500 PowerPC cores, respectively, each added encryption blocks, and Motorola said it plans announcements soon on e700 cores as well.
Motorola se réoriente pour se consacrer davantage à l'électronique automobile en Chine
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Après avoir vendu, l'année dernière, son usine déficitaire de mémoires CMOS en Chine, Motorola Inc. change de stratégie et prévoit la création d'une usine d'électronique automobile près de Beijing. Elle devrait ouvrir ses portes d'ici à la fin de l'année.
Cameraphone makers address user issues
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A handful of vendors banned together to address the interoperability glitches between cameraphones and printers at the Cameraphone Summit 2004 here.
SlimStack connector offers ultra-low profile
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A new range of 0.95-mm height SlimStack connectors from Molex Inc. offers ultra-low profile stacking for space-constrained applications such as cell phones, PDAs, digital consumer equipment and other handheld systems. These new 0.40-mm pitch SMT connectors come in single- and dual-row versions in circuit sizes from 7 to 80.
Miniature pushbuttons offer hundreds of options
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NKK Switches offers a new series of miniature snap-acting pushbutton switches that offer hundreds of combinations. The MB2400 series momentary action pushbuttons feature a snap-acting mechanism that provides a smooth actuation, a short stroke, light touch and audible feedback.
6.5 GHz sockets support dense BGA devices
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Users can socket their 0.8-mm pitch, 189 ball BGA/CSP devices without performance loss with Ironwood Electronics' new high performance 6.5 GHz bandwidth sockets.
Cisco et IBM s'associent pour des applications de centre de traitement de données
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Cisco Systems et IBM Corp. ont annoncé jeudi (29 avril) qu'ils allaient collaborer pour intégrer les boîtiers de réseau de Cisco aux équipements de centres de traitement de données d'IBM.
Les résultats de Wavecom s'assombrissent au premier trimestre 2004
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Belle déception pour Wavecom SA au premier trimestre 2004. Le chiffre d'affaires du fournisseur de solutions technologiques sans fil intégrées, établi à 38,7 millions d'euros, enregistre une baisse de 56% par rapport au premier trimestre 2003.
Nokia losing share in mobile handsets
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Nokia saw its global share in an increasing mobile handsets market drop by 6% to 29% for the first quarter of 2004 compared with the corresponding period last year, according to research group Strategy Analytics.
Sysnopsys reste silencieux sur les procès entamés par MoSys
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Confronté à des poursuites judiciaires pour rupture de contrat, entamées par Monolithic System Technology Inc., le PDG de Synopsys, Aart de Geus, reste avare d'informations quant à la raison pour laquelle Synopsys a mis fin à sa fusion controversée avec MoSys.
Des signaux parasites interfèrent dans les conceptions 90 nm
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En effectuant ses premiers pas dans la conception de puces au procédé 90 nanomètres, quittant ainsi la sphère des 130 nm, la division des produits ASIC (circuits intégrés à application spécifique) d'Agilent Technologies Inc. a eu une mauvaise surprise. « L'intégrité du signal », explique Jay McDougal, directeur de la méthodologie en termes de conception de microprocesseurs chez Agilent, « affichait un ordre de grandeur bien pire ».
Frühling in der Leiterplattenbranche hält an
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Die positive Entwicklung in der deutschen Leiterplattenindustrie hat sich im Februar fortgesetzt. Die verbesserte Auftragslage führte sogar zur Schaffung neuer Arbeitsplätze.
Legoland utilise la technologie RFID sans fil pour la sécurité des enfants
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Les parents visitant le parc d'attractions Legoland au Danemark renoncent par signature à leurs droits à la protection des renseignements personnels en échange d'un peu de sérénité. Legoland, l'un des plus vastes parcs d'attractions européens, a jeté un pont entre deux technologies pour déployer un système d'identification de localisation par radiofréquence (RFID) et de sécurité sans fil Wi-Fi dans le parc. Le parc atteint une superficie d'environ 230 000 mètres carrés et est visité chaque anné
Imaging-ASICs mit LVDS-Makro
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Mit der Bereitstellung einer ASIC-Familie mit integriertem LVDS-Empfängermakro will Epson die Vorteile dieser Technik für die Übertragung von Bildverarbeitungsdaten erschließen. Für die Konfiguration der ASICs stellt Epson eine breite Palette weiterer Makrozellen bereit.
Motorola steigt in China in die Autoelektronik ein
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Nach dem Verkauf seiner verlustreichen CMOS-Fab im vergangenen Jahr schlägt Motorola im Reich der Mitte wieder einen offensiveren Kurs ein: Das Unternehmen will in Peking ein Werk für Automobilektronik eröffnen.
DARPA grübelt über Nachfolge von Ethernet und IP
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Mit einer Hand voll hochkarätiger Programme treibt die DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) die Nachfolge von Ethernet und Internet Protocol (IP) voran. Neueste Erkenntnis der US-Behörde: Peer-to-Peer-Netze (P2P) - von Natur aus effizienter als End-to-End-Topologien - sind die Zukunft. Und die Zukunft ist jetzt.
Finisar übernimmt Infineons Glasfaserbereich
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Infineons Bemühungen, seine Not leitende Glasfasersparte zu veräußern, stehen vor einem erfolgreichen Abschluss: Voraussichtlich wird das US-Unternehmen Finisar Corporation die Mehrheit an der kürzlich ausgegliederten Sparte übernehmen, die unter dem Namen Infineon Fiber Optics GmbH firmiert.
Google files long-awaited IPO
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The Internet's leading search company, Google Inc., has filed for a $2.7 billion initial public offering, underwritten by Credit Suisse First Boston and Morgan Stanley.
Magma posts record quarterly, annual revenues and earnings
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In yet another sign that the semiconductor industry recovery is trickling down to the EDA industry, Magma Design Automation Inc. reported record revenue and profits in its fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31.
ST to launch single-chip satellite tuner IC
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In hopes of increasing its share in the global satellite set-top box market, STMicroelectronics have unveiled a single-chip silicon tuner designed to receive digital TV or Web-based material via satellite.
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