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Live webinar on motor control apps with FPGAs
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8/1/2012   2 comments
I just heard from those nice folks at Microsemi that they are hosting a Free Webinar on August 28 2012 (8:00am to 9:00am Pacific Time).
NI LabVIEW uses HLS to improve FPGA design productivity
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8/1/2012   1 comment
The new LabVIEW FPGA IP Builder software from National Instruments incorporates high-level synthesis (HLS) technology to accelerate system design through increased abstraction.
Mini PCIe card combines Intel technology with wireless M2M
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The HE910-based Mini-PCIe adapter card by Telit enables secure 3G cellular data, voice, and video communication for embedded PCs in commercial and industrial applications.
High-accuracy navigation sensor features in-sensor programmability
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The AHRS-8 navigation sensor is a MEMS-based attitude-heading reference system designed to address challenging environments that require the highest level of accuracy.
Low wattage embedded computer powers vertical market apps with Ubuntu
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The Waysmall Silverlode computer from Gumstix, Inc. is a compact 11.0 x 4 .4cm, 1.8cm tall, low-wattage computer designed for developers of commercial and industrial vertical market applications.
New sim, testing tools used to design Mars lander
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8/1/2012   11 comments
A toolbox supplied by a Siemens software unit was used to simulate the thermal loads and G-forces to be encountered by the Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft as it attempts a risky landing of the Curiosity rover on the Red Planet.
Startup raises $30 million to bring MRAM to market
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8/1/2012   11 comments
A Moscow-headquartered investor has helped MRAM startup Avalanche Technology close a third round of equity funding at $30 million. The money will be used to "productize" the company's technology, which the firm says is ready for action in applications such as solid-state drives.
Wolfson predicts return to profit in 2H12
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8/1/2012   7 comments
Audio and MEMS mixed-signal chip company Wolfson Microelectronics has announced a reduction in its net loss in the second quarter as it has increased its sales revenue. The company said it expects to return to "underlying profitability" in the second half of 2012.
AMD recruits Apple processor guru as chief chip architect
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8/1/2012   17 comments
AMD has announced the appointment of Jim Keller as chief architect for microprocessor cores reporting to CTO Mark Papermaster.
Smart energy interoperability group formally incorporated
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8/1/2012   3 comments
The Consortium for Smart Energy Profile 2 Interoperability, formed by HomePlug Alliance, Wi-Fi Alliance and ZigBee Alliance, announced it has completed its formal incorporation and achieved its first interoperability Plugfest.
RF test startup raises funds
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Mesuro, a startup RF test company founded in 2008 as a spin off from Cardiff University in Wales, has announced it has raised about $1.1 million in a funding round.
Japan revives mobile chip joint venture
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8/1/2012   5 comments
Japan has revived plans for a mobile equipment chip joint venture but has come up with something smaller and less ambitious than a previous plan that was cancelled earlier this year.
China clears Microchip's SMSC acquisition
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8/1/2012   7 comments
China's antitrust regulatory body rubber stamped Microchip Technology's $939 million acquisition of Standard Microsystems Corp., clearing the way for the deal to close this week.
A look inside Apple’s kitchen table group
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8/1/2012   40 comments
Industrial designer Christopher Stringer gave a rare glimpse into Apple’s product design process in testimony at Apple’s $2.5 billion infringement suit against Samsung.
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