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Symtavision adds Ethernet timing analysis to SymTA/S
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4/19/2013   Post a comment
Symtavision has added Ethernet timing analysis to its SymTA/S tool for the design and verification of embedded real-time systems.
AMD's Q1 beats estimates
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4/19/2013   2 comments
Microprocessor vendor says it has largely completed restructuring initiatives which resulted in thousands of job cuts.
Will ASICs be replaced in comms gear?
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4/19/2013   16 comments
A prominent Stanford engineering professor sees a new breed of merchant networking processors replacing ASICs in routers and switches.
Slideshow: How SMIC attracts talent
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4/18/2013   28 comments
Chinese foundry's template for recruitment of world-class talent includes choice residential living and an award-winning school.
Intel buys Mashery for API management expansion
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Chip firm to acquire manager of APIs that allow public-facing companies to make their services accessible to remote device users.
Micrel MIC826 voltage supervisor
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Micrel’s latest microprocessor supervisor improves accuracy of power supply monitoring, reduces solution size up to 70 percent, and cuts current consumption up to 75 percent.
Xilinx, the Embedded Vision Alliance Summit, and DESIGN West 2013
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Presentations and demonstrations highlight combination of SoC silicon, tools, and IP resulting in smarter embedded vision solutions.
Mobile SoCs still lacking good software model
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4/18/2013   1 comment
The industry lacks consensus on programming the heterogeneous mobile SoCs now on the rise but some promising power-friendly techniques are emerging.
3-phase transformers made rugged
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4/18/2013   Post a comment
Modular IPI Three-Phase Transformer Series from Innovative Power, Inc., delivers superior power management in a wide range of instruments and controls designed for heavy-duty industrial use.
Geo Semi tackles video analytics
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4/18/2013   1 comment
Geo Semiconductor combines analytical software with its high-speed video processor chips to solve problems in automotive and consumer electronics.
API adds GaN to power amplifiers
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
API Technologies expands high-performance power amplifier line to includes GaN-based power amplifier.
Energy Micro extends Keil RTOS with tickless mode
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
As an enhancement to its family of power efficient EM32 Cortex-M MCUs, Energy Micro has added a ‘tickless’ extension to the free ARM Keil RTX RTOS.
Microchip's PIC24 Lite MCU features extreme low power
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4/17/2013   Post a comment
The low-cost PIC24F KM family is the latest addition to Microchip Technology Inc.'s 16-bit PIC microcontroller (MCU) portfolio.
Microsoft, Foxconn ink patent licensing deal
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4/17/2013   8 comments
World's largest contract manufacturing to pay software giant royalty for every Android handset it builds.
Cheap smartphone boom bodes ill for Intel
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4/17/2013   18 comments
Intel is not well poised for the battle ahead in smartphones costing less than $350, expected to drive most of the sector’s growth, said a market watcher.
Slideshow: Reinventing Networking for the IoT
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4/17/2013   5 comments
Vint Cerf kicked off the Open Networking Summit here saying software-defined networking promises a comms revolution, but demos showed it’s still in an early phase.
Intel's Q1 profit tumbles on weak PC market
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4/16/2013   23 comments
Chip giant continues to expect moderate growth for the year, banking on the success of new computing form factors in second half.
Smart watch sales expected to surge
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4/16/2013   8 comments
Smart watches may finally be catching on after more than a decade of existence thanks to a number of new models.
Microchip’s MASTERs Conference for embedded-control engineers
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
Conference to be held August 19-24, 2013 at Phoenix Resort; Classes available for all experience levels, from beginner to expert.
Lithium ion battery gets nanowire boost
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4/16/2013   15 comments
Stanford-spinoff Amprius recently described how its silicon nanowire based anodes can boost the energy density of traditional lithium ion batteries by 10-fold.
Freescale Freedom dev platform for Kinetis K20 MCU available from Premier Farnell
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
Arduino compatible with more power and functionality, the FRDM-K20D50M is the newest member of the Freedom Development Platform family.
ARM Keil RTX RTOS offers ‘tickless’ power-saving mode on Energy Micro EFM32 Cortex-M MCUs
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4/16/2013   1 comment
The free Keil RTX real-time operating system, optimized for ARM Cortex-M devices, is now available in Energy Micro’s Simplicity Studio tool suite with additional ultra-low power mode.
Indian chip market set to jump 20% in 2013
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4/16/2013   Post a comment
Improving consumer confidence means Indian semiconductor consumption in 2013 is set to grow even faster than it did in 2012, according to Gartner analyst.
TI's new Tiva C Series ARM Cortex-M4 MCUs for connected applications
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4/15/2013   3 comments
New Tiva C Series TM4C123x MCUs are in production today and offer connectivity and sensor aggregation, along with tools and software for development.
Altera acquires TPACK; expands OTN solution capabilities
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4/15/2013   1 comment
TPACK delivers complete FPGA-based OTN (optical transport network) products targeting packet and optical networking equipment suppliers.
DESIGN West Fun Guide: From Propeller Beanies to Arduino
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4/15/2013   Post a comment
You’re attending DESIGN West to learn and grow your skills, but you might as well have a little fun while you are there, too.
5 questions with TSMC founder Morris Chang
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4/15/2013   8 comments
The man who invented the concept of a semiconductor foundry briefly entertained questions from a small group of reporters and customers on an annual trip to the US.
GapSense unclogs WiFi channels
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4/15/2013   2 comments
University of Michigan will propose a solution to the problem of interference among an increasing number of WiFi and ZigBee wireless devices at the IEEE International Conference on Computer Communications.
Huawei, world’s biggest underdog
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4/15/2013   10 comments
The ascent of Huawei -- from a reseller of commodity PBX equipment in rural China to a global telecom equipment behemoth with $34 billion revenue today -- is a story told and retold in China.
FPGA-based image sensor extender reference design from Lattice
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4/12/2013   Post a comment
Low-cost solution uses inexpensive twisted-pair cable to separate image sensors up to eight meters from image signal processors.
FCC ignoring danger?
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4/12/2013   12 comments
Another sad moment for the FCC: radiation violations by wireless carriers get a pass at rooftop sites across the U.S.
FCI launches Minitek 127 modular connector system
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
FCI's Minitek 127 is a modular connector system on a 1.27 (.050”) pitch.
Linear Technology Corp.’s LTC6957 is a DC to 300MHz dual output buffer/driver/logic translator
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
Linear Technology’s dual output sine wave to logic converter uses selectable input filtering for lowest additive jitter.
Pericom PI3PD22920, PI3PD22919, PI3TB212, PI3WVR12612, PI3WVR12412, mobile connectivity platform
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4/11/2013   Post a comment
New switching and power management products target Thunderbolt, USB and video protocols.
TSMC starts FinFETs in 2013, tries EUV at 10 nm
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4/11/2013   22 comments
The world’s largest foundry gave Silicon Valley chip designers a full update on its plans from 28- to 10-nm nodes, advances in 3-D stacks and plans for 450mm wafers.
Germanane beats graphene
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4/11/2013   10 comments
A new form of atomically thin germanium boosts the performance of silicon by 10-times, but without the headaches of alternative materials like graphene.
Altera demos industry’s first QPI 1.1 FPGA Home Agent for enhanced server capabilities
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4/10/2013   Post a comment
Demo features Stratix V FPGA configured to extend co-processing for Intel processors.
Accelerate DSP design productivity with All Programmable FPGAs and SoCs
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4/10/2013   1 comment
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H-1B rush sparks broader debate
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4/10/2013   32 comments
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services division holds computerized lottery to distribute visas in random fashion. IT talent shortage debate continues.
3G cellular router for M2M
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4/10/2013   Post a comment
The single-box solution provides local M2M network connectivity through its built-in Wi-Fi Hotspot, Ethernet 10/100 and I/0 ports, and connects to the Internet via CDMA and HSPA+ cellular telephone networks.
TSMC's Q1 sales beat forecast
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4/10/2013   Post a comment
TSMC's March sales took the company over the previously forecast sales for the first quarter of 2013. Smaller rival UMC also enjoyed sales growth year-on-year in Q1.
Zigbee releases spec for IPv6-based wireless mesh networks
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4/9/2013   5 comments
The ZigBee IP spec for Direct Internet Connections provides a foundation for Internet of Things sensor networks without the need for intermediate gateways.
China Fabless: Allwinner's secret to tablet IC success
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4/9/2013   4 comments
Red-hot Allwinner reveals how it earned top apps-processor supplier for Chinese tablets and its strategy going forward.
Xilinx announces Real-Time Video Engine 2.1
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4/8/2013   Post a comment
The RTVE 2.1 reference design allows for multiple video processing pipelines, running at 10-bit color depth and full 4:4:4 color subsampling.
Altera demos 32-Gbps transceiver with leading-edge 20nm device
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4/8/2013   Post a comment
Demonstration highlights latest success in Altera's 20nm FPGA early access program.
HP Moonshot software-defined server captures TI
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4/8/2013   7 comments
Texas Instruments joined the list of x86 and ARM vendors that eventually will catch a ride in HP's Project Moonshot systems, now shipping with Intel Atom SoCs.
3-D chips getting cool
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4/8/2013   2 comments
DARPA awards Georgia Tech 3-year $2.9 million contract to develop better cooling strategies for 3-D chips.
Software defined networks snare open source spotlight
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4/8/2013   3 comments
A consortium of large comms and software giants to provide open source code for software defined networks.
DESIGN West: Ben Heck's prototyping tales of horror
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4/8/2013   3 comments
Get the inside scoop on moving from wild ideas to working prototypes at DESIGN West where host of The Ben Heck Show, Benjamin Heckendorn, will relate the secret to realizing your design dreams.
Freescale reenters the RF IC market for the Internet of Things
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4/7/2013   1 comment
Freescale Semiconductor is planning to reenter the RF chip market later this year to support new ARM-based processors with wireless networking and cellular links.
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