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Wavecom wireless devices certified for U.S. networks
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The approvals will lower the cost of final product certification for a wide variety of applications including automotive telematics; automatic meter management; vehicle remote management; asset tracking, and home and office security.
Mentor announces Synthesis support for Xilinx Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs
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Xilinx and Mentor spent the last several months on integration and support of the Virtex-5 FXT platform with Mentor's family of synthesis tools.
Mini EMI filter arrays with ESD protection target mobile handsets
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OnChip Devices has introduced a family of EMI filter arrays with on-board ESD protection in a variety of TDFN and uDFN package options.
View the Virtex-5 FXT FPGA video!
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Introducing Virtex-5 FXT FPGAs, which Xilinx bill as "The Ultimate System Integration Platform"
ISSI names new CEO
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Integrated Silicon Solution Inc. (ISSI) has elected Scott Howarth as its new chief executive.
Speech LSI enables users to adjust playback speed, speech tone
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OKI is sampling speech LSIs that are equipped with a 16-bit audio-class D/A converter, bringing higher voice quality compared to OKI's previous-generation speech-synthesis LSIs and allowing users to adjust playback speed and speech tone.
10A crosspoint matrix switches voltages up to 30 VDC
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Pickering Interfaces has expanded its range of LXI compliant products with the introduction of two matrix switches— a high current capacity 256 relay crosspoint matrix with a 10A rating capable of switching voltages up to 30 VDC or 250 VAC and a very high density 4096 relay crosspoint matrix with a 2A rating capable of switching voltages up to 220 VDC or 250 VAC.
Reference design facilitates TCP/IP connectivity to LAN, GRPS networks
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Connect One is offering a reference design and corresponding evaluation board that combine Microchip Technology's 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) (PIC24FJ64GA006) for application control with its CO2128 iChip for secure, reliable TCP/IP connectivity to LAN and GPRS networks.
Image gallery: The rise of India's design industry
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India aspires to be the next big hub of electronics design, courting the emerging business in what it calls "outsourced R&D."
FCC to reject Skype regulatory claim, Martin says
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin is dismissing Skype Ltd.'s claim that wireless services should follow wireline industry rules for client interoperability.
iSuppli acquires PV, MEMS market research firm
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Market research firm iSuppli Corp. (El Segundo, Calif.) has acquired Wicht Technologie Consulting (Munich, Germany), a provider of market intelligence on photovoltaics, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), sensors and nanotechnology.
Carrier Ethernet has challenges ahead
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Carrier Ethernet is hot, and it's easy to see why: Service providers need it to deploy new services, consumers want it extended into their homes, and businesses want it because it enables new VPN services that give them a competitive advantage.
Inventories down amid soft IC demand
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Good news: Chip inventories are down. Bad news: There is still more trouble ahead for IC makers.
Mobile Distillery étend sa présence en France, au Canada
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Mobile Distillery, société française spécialisée dans les solutions logicielles visant à optimiser et automatiser le portage des applications Java Mobile, vient d'ouvrir une antenne à Montréal, au Canada, et d'inaugurer un bureau à Paris. En ligne avec la stratégie de développement de la startup, ces annonces font suite à la levée de 2 millions d'euros auprès de Viveris Management en janvier.
WiMax-based service integrates cellphone, TV
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NextWave Wireless Inc. demonstrated its MXtv service at the CTIA conference in Las Vegas. MXtv is a television broadcast capability that can be added to conventional cellular-type WiMax networks.
Dolby shows latest HDR display prototype developed in collaboration with SIM2
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Dolby Laboratories, Inc. and SIM2 Multimedia are showcasing a new prototype high-dynamic-range (HDR) -- enabled LCD flat-screen display using Dolby's new light emitting diodes (LED) local dimming technology. Dolby's HDR technologies utilize the capabilities of LED-based backlight units (BLUs).
Micrel responds to takeover bid
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Chip maker Micrel Inc. is defending its record amid a potential takeover bid by a shareholder.
Bluespec acknowledges DOE and IAEA probes into its Atomic Transactions
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But they deny that their commercial activities are tied to nuclear proliferation.
Declining chip inventories reveal market weakness, says iSuppli
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Excess semiconductor inventory in the global electronics supply chain is expected to decline to $2.9 billion by the end of the first quarter 2008. While typically indicating a rise in global chip sales, an expected decline in surplus in the first quarter reveals signs of market weakness, says iSuppli.
Lam sees charges in stock probe
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Lam Research Corp. has determined that the actual measurement dates for financial accounting purposes of certain stock option grants differed from the recorded grant dates of select awards.
Hitex rolls Infineon FlexRay evaluation kit
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For the evaluation and verification of FlexRay 2.0 applications, Hitex Development Tools GmbH (Karlsruhe, Germany) has developed a starter kit. The product supports Infineon's XC2000 16-bit Microcontroller which presently is in the design-in phase in many automotive projects, a Hitex expert explained.
Sagem Orga changes CEO
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Smart card provider Sagem Orga GmbH announced it has appointed Philippe d'Andréa as chief operating officer, effective immediately. He succeeds to Patrick Samier, who has become member of the executive committee of Sagem Sécurité.
Reach NEW Heights with Xilinx Virtex 57
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Asynch Photon Reflection, Instant Load Formation, Object Oriented Logic
NextWave's WiMAX chip set integrates Wi-Fi and multicast receive capability
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The NW2200 RF chip is fabricated in BiCMOS/SiGe and is claimed to be the first WiMAX RF solution to enable a tri-band radio.
Springsoft And Novas Agree To Merge
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Springsoft and Novas in merger agreement.
Sony reduces job cuts in Alsace
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Sony France SA announced it will cut 179 jobs, on a total of 791 jobs, at its mobile phone plant in Ribeauvillé, in the French region of Alsace. In December 2007, a company's spokesperson told EETimes Europe that the restructuring plan would entail 230 job cuts.
NXP RFID encryption cracked
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The Chaos Computer Club (Hamburg, Germany) has cracked the encryption scheme of NXPs popular Mifare Classic RFID chip. The device is used in many contactless smartcard applications including fare collection, loyalty cards or access control cards. NXP downplays the significance of the hack.
Base station platform is multi-carrier, multi-standard
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Texas Instruments' base station development platform supports multiple carriers and standards. It uses TI's multicore TMS320TCI6487 and TMS320TCI6488 DSPs.
Polish wireless equipment maker expanding
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Ente, a Polish brandname manufacturer of wireless equipment, is building a second factory that will accommodate more industrial work and open up contract manufacturing opportunities.
Dangeard quits as chairman and CEO at Thomson
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Frank Dangeard, chairman and CEO of French electronics maker Thomson SA, announced the end of his tenure. Julian Waldron, current financial director, will serve as interim CEO until the board completes its search and designates a permanent chairman and CEO announced.
EAO : Personalised keypads use touch-sensitive technology
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The TSK.series is an innovative, versatile range of customisable, printed-circuit-board (PCB) products, which includes 12- and 16-key keypads, and a full-sized PC-style keyboard with the option of a touchpad mouse.
Teledyne Relays : 8.0 GHz relay offers high levels of repeatability
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The RF312 DPDT ultraminiature relays delivers RF performance over a dc to 8.0 GHz bandwidth.
Harting : Ethernet switch offers high availability through ring redundancy
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The Harting sCon family of industrial Ethernet switches offers ring redundancy on the basis of unmanaged Ethernet switches connected in a ring configuration.
Radiall : 7-16 RF connector reduces third order intermodulation
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Aimed at the telecommunications industry, Radiall's 7-16 coaxial flange receptacle incorporates a design concept and composite materials that significantly reduce the generation of third order passive intermodulation products, is easy to install and significantly reduces the total cost of ownership.
Premier Electronics : H.264 IP cameras provide savings on bandwidth
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A line of H.264 IP cameras, providing up to 25 times greater compression than MPEG versions, is available from Premier Electronics.
Numonyx Israeli fab preps for 45-nm process
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An Intel Corp. 200-mm wafer fab in Israel, now assigned to Numonyx for the production of NOR flash memory, is in the process of moving its manufacturing to 45-nm, a step it plans to complete in the fourth quarter of 2008.
MIPS rolls first multiprocessing core
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MIPS Technologies is using the stage of the Multicore Expo here this week to roll out its first licensable core geared for coherent multiprocessing, the MIPS 1004K which can support up to four cores on a chip, each running two threads.
Ambric's aDesigner tool suite improves processor programming
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Ambric aims to increase productivity in the programming of massively parallel processors with new release of aDesigner Tool Suite
ALPHI Technology solution used for mine hunting
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US Navy deploys Lockheed Martin's AN/WLD-1 remote mine Hunting System, which features the IP-1533-SUMMIT board from ALPHI Technology.
Four-way power divider spans 18 to 40 GHz
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Optimized for low insertion loss, high isolation, and amplitude and phase stability, this new power divider is well suited for electronic warfare, radar, communications systems, and test equipment
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