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Mechanical Design Proving Beastly for EEs Who Deal in Bits & Bytes
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6/30/2013   13 comments
Software has traditionally been the biggest time suck in the product development process. But it’s the mechanical parts that now are flummoxing a new wave of Internet entrepreneurs and tinkerers.
Welcome to the new EETimes.com!
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6/30/2013   51 comments
You’ve probably already noticed our new look and feel--we’re very excited about the move to a simpler, more streamlined platform. But we’re announcing more than just a change in our appearance
Slideshow: Engineering the Perfect Crime
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6/30/2013   26 comments
Engineering is generally regarded as a profession of integrity. There are, however, exceptions.
PLX Rewires Datacenter for Express
News & Analysis  
6/28/2013   7 comments
PLX Technology showed a development system that uses PCI Express instead of Ethernet or Infiniband to link servers in a rack, saving cost.
5 Reasons Renesas Ditched Modem Business
News & Analysis  
6/28/2013   49 comments
Renesas Mobile's dream to become the world's mobile technology leader went belly-up after a three-year struggle. What happened?
Remote-Controlled Cockroaches Could Aid Search & Rescue
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6/28/2013   25 comments
Researchers claim they can control the precise movements of cockroaches by attaching electrodes to their bodies, thus making them more useful for search and rescue than big bulky robots.
Startup Touts Non-Volatile Memory for Logic Process
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6/28/2013   10 comments
Rangduru is a California-based fabless chip company startup that is working on non-volatile memory in both discrete and embedded forms.
Cornell Dubilier Type CS multilayered polymer capacitors
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
Cornell Dubilier's RoHS-compliant multilayered polymer capacitors support 125°C applications.
MEMS accelerometer calculates static and dynamic signals
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
A sensor from Measurement Specialties uses gas-damped MEMs technology for high-g shock protection.
Linear Technology LT3081 1.5A wide input voltage range linear regulator
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
Linear Technology’s 1.5A wide input voltage range linear regulator offers key usability, monitoring and protection features.
ST preps ST75MM smart meter chip supporting METERS AND MORE spec
Product News  
6/27/2013   4 comments
ST’s SoC with turn-key hardware supporting METERS AND MORE open communication standard enables broad smart-meter deployment.
Microsoft Build: From Windows 8.1 to Xbox
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
Windows 8.1 got its moment in the spotlight during Monday's Build keynote, but the real star was Microsoft's expanding ecosystem.
ARM, Imagination collaborate on UK electronics plan
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6/27/2013   4 comments
The CEOs of the top two processor IP licensors have set aside their commercial rivalry to work together on a blueprint to boost electronics business in the UK.
Tektronix to tap IBM 9HP SiGe process for next-gen oscilloscopes
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6/27/2013   1 comment
Company to apply IBM technology for 70-gigahertz scopes due out as early as 2014.
Semtech's SX1272 RFIC drives IoT, M2M deployments
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6/27/2013   3 comments
With a range of up to 15km, Semtech's SX1272 RFIC enables metering, control and sensor applications.
Rohde & Schwarz Video platform tests ultra-HD consumer electronics
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
VTC and VTE video testers evaluate next-generation HDMI sink devices with 4k screen resolution and 4:2:0 pixel encoding.
PCI Express digitizer boasts onboard signal averaging
Product News  
6/27/2013   1 comment
Adlink’s PCIe-9852 digitizer board offers two simultaneously sampled 200-Msample/s input channels with 14-bit resolution, 90-MHz bandwidth, and up to 1 Gbyte of DDR3 memory.
Phase Matrix frequency synthesizer gets small
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
Compact unit leverages phase-refining technology to deliver low phase noise and fast frequency switching.
Vishay releases the single-channel TCPT1350X01 and dual-channel TCUT1350X01 optical sensors
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
For harsh environments, Vishay’s AEC-Q101-qualified devices offer a -40 °C to +125 °C operating temperature range.
Microchip Technology's MCP2561/2 series of transceivers
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
The MCP2561/2 series of transceivers meets the stringent EMC requirements of global automotive OEMs.
Kit tests microcontroller software for safety
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6/27/2013   5 comments
A software kit from Texas Instruments can be used to demonstrate that compiled software for Cortex-R series microcontrollers meets functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.
Active driver assistance on every car
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6/26/2013   7 comments
Freescale radar chip set promises to reduce the cost and bulk of active radar systems for all models of vehicle thus meeting emerging mandates for advanced driver assistance systems.
3 Windows 8 questions for Microsoft Build
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6/26/2013   3 comments
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Silicon Labs integrates oscillator on standard CMOS chip
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6/26/2013   6 comments
World's first single-chip MEMS oscillator marries the scalability and economy of CMOS to the reliability and stability of MEMS.
Slideshow: PCIe takes on mobile, Thunderbolt, more
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6/26/2013   3 comments
PCI Express Gen 3 will ride the MIPI M-PHY in tablets and smartphones thanks to one of several new specs from the PCI SIG.
Active driver assistance on every car
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6/26/2013   Post a comment
Freescale radar chip set promises to reduce the cost and bulk of active radar systems for all models of vehicle thus meeting emerging mandates for vehicle safety.
TI targets Internet of Things set-up
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6/25/2013   2 comments
Texas Instruments rolled out new hardware and software to help simplify the process of connecting devices to the Internet of Things.
TI makes analog easier – new library of precision designs
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6/25/2013   Post a comment
Library of reference, verified, and CerTIfied designs helps engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems.
Microsoft re-org talk heats up
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6/25/2013   2 comments
With Windows 8.1 just a few days away, rumors of an impending company shakeup have gained momentum.
IBM, Oracle battle over big iron at Hot Chips
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6/25/2013   8 comments
IBM’s Power 8 will go up against Oracle’s M6 and Bixby chips in a battle of next-gen server processors at the event in August.
STMicro signs memory design agreement with Rambus
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6/24/2013   1 comment
Multifaceted agreement expands existing licenses between the two companies and settles all outstanding claims.
DRAM market consolidates, gains in stability
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
Production is expected to decline by 24% to 13 million this year, according to IHS.
Microsoft Build: 7 things to expect
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, the Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Altair attacks Qualcomm, Wi-Fi with low-cost LTE
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6/24/2013   9 comments
Former WiMax chip designer Altair aims to undercut Qualcomm with LTE modules that rival the cost of Wi-Fi in mobile and IoT devices.
Intel joins A4WP wireless charging group
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6/24/2013   4 comments
Intel joins Qualcomm- and Samsung-backed A4WP consortium and gets a seat on the board of directors.
TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
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6/24/2013   15 comments
TSMC will begin supplying Apple with A-series processors within a matter of days, according to a local report
Chinese state firm offers $1.38 billion for Spreadtrum
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   6 comments
Booming Spreadtrum attracts purchase offer from Chinese state-owned holding company based at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
TI power management chipsets use fast-charge technology
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6/21/2013   2 comments
Texas Instruments introduced two power management chipsets that use its new MaxLife fast-charge technology, which stretches the life of single-cell lithium-ion batteries and lets consumers charge them faster.
IMEC helps scale NAND flash below 20-nm
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6/21/2013   5 comments
IMEC has produced a multilayer inter-gate dielectric that opens up operational voltage windows for planar NAND flash memory structures below 20-nm.
Chip inventory moves point to second-half growth
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6/21/2013   3 comments
Semiconductor inventory falls in Q1 as outlook for electronics demand rises, says market analysis firm.
Qualcomm plugs wireless charging into cars, desks
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6/21/2013   19 comments
Qualcomm licensed Gill to sell its wireless charging technology based on the A4WP spec into products for cars and office equipment.
Qualcomm responds to low-end smartphone threat
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6/21/2013   6 comments
Chip vendor provides 28-nm upgrade and reference designs for Snapdragon 200 range; tries to prevent flow of design wins to competition in China and emerging markets.
Flexible image sensors printed on plastic
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   2 comments
Two firms have created what they tout as a first in flexible printed electronics: a large area, conformable, organic image sensor printed on plastic.
DeepCover Secure Authenticator features strong public key cryptography
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Maxim is sampling the DS28E35 DeepCover Secure Authenticator, a highly secure cryptographic solution for a host controller to authenticate peripherals.
IEEE 1149.1 'JTAG' revision could save billions
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   3 comments
Release cuts IC design cost through test reuse
Intel, AMD debate best chip for cloud
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6/20/2013   1 comment
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
QuickLogic announces CSSP-based SDIO-to-USB solutions
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Developers of healthcare, industrial and infrastructure devices can easily integrate SDIO-based Wi-Fi/Bluetooth peripherals designed for smartphone and tablet apps.
Diodes 74HC, 74HCT, 74AHC and 74AHCT CMOS logic families.
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Diodes has added standard shift register and decoder logic ICs to its enhanced 74HC, 74HCT, 74AHC and 74AHCT CMOS logic families.
Linear Technology LT3955 DC/DC converter
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Linear is offering a 60VIN /80VOUT DC/DC converter that is designed to operate as a constant current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch.
Chip making equipment market to bounce back in 2014
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6/20/2013   1 comment
Following on from falls across many areas of semiconductor capital spending in 2013 the market is going to jump in 2014, according to market research firm Gartner.
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