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Magma to train India EEs
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Magma Design Automation Inc. will launch a diploma program here this year to train several hundred engineers to use its software.
Home net built around appliances takes shape in Japan
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Four Japanese manufacturers have jointly proposed an adapter-based networking technology that takes a white-goods approach to home networking.
Researchers debate negative-bias effects on chips
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As transistor scaling continues apace, researchers are paying increasing attention to the effects of negative-bias temperature instability on circuit performance, and are reaching different conclusions from those studies.
IP provider Patriot sues Sony, others
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Claiming that one of its key microprocessor-related patents has been violated, intellectual-property provider Patriot Scientific Corp. is suing Sony Corp. of America and a number of other consumer electronics companies.
Head-up displays get second glance
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The emergence of bright, multicolor light-emitting diodes (LEDs), combined with breakthroughs in windshield optics, is laying the groundwork for a new generation of head-up automotive displays that carmakers and suppliers said will enhance safety while delivering navigational and other information to drivers.
Homeland Security agency focuses R&D on sensor nets
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As the pieces of its R&D agenda fall into place, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects to play a significant role in such areas as sensor networks.
Sony robot hits the ground running
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Sony Corp. has developed an integrated motion control technology that enables its humanoid robot Qrio to smoothly combine conventional walking with new running and jumping motions. "In the past, when a robot walked, it was big news.
Suit says IP theft aided SMIC's rise
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A potentially damaging lawsuit filed late last month by Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. against fledgling Chinese foundry Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. recounts a two-year tale of alleged industrial espionage and corporate raiding.
IC market to exceed SIA's 2003 forecast
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The Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) said it expects global chip sales to exceed its 15.8- percent growth forecast for 2003 compared to the previous year.
Antoine Petit est nommé directeur du département STIC du CNRS
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Crée il y a trois ans au sein du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), le département scientifique des Sciences et technologies de l'information et de la communication (STIC) accueille son nouveau directeur, Antoine Petit. Nommé le 1er janvier 2004 par Bernard Larrouturou, directeur général du CNRS, il succède à Francis Jutand.
Audio DSPs strike a balance between features, affordability
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Marty Gold reviews the newest audio DSPs from Cirrus Logic that are unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show. The parts strike a balance between features and affordability.
Cadence acquires process migration provider Q Design
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Moving to expand its custom layout capabilities, Cadence Design Systems announced its acquisition of Q Design Automation, a provider of process migration and layout optimization software.
TCL collabore avec Analog Devices pour optimiser la commercialisation de ses téléphones multimédia
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Parce qu'il souhaitait mettre rapidement sur le marché sa gamme de téléphones riches en possibilités multimédia, le fabricant chinois de téléphones mobiles TCL Mobile Communication Co., Ltd. s'est allié à Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI) dans le cadre d'un programme commun de développement. Fruits de ce programme, les premiers téléphones portables GSM (Global System for Mobile Communications) sont désormais produits en série après avoir passé les tests du GCF (Global Certification Forum). Ils intègren
Inside DSP on Audio: Digital Audio Technology Guide
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1/5/2004   1 comment
How do you choose the best processor for a digital audio product? This article gives practical criteria for decision-making and presents key options.
First Digitally Programmable, Signal-Conditioning Auto-Zero Amplifier
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The ADI op amp AD8555 offers designers a high-accuracy, zero-drift, turnkey solution to program both gain and offset, allowing for greater design flexibility and lower costs in automotive, medical, and industrial process control applications.
Avec 4,28 millions de lignes livrées au 3ème trimestre, Alcatel domine le marché des équipements DSL
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Le groupe Dell'Oro, société d'études de marché spécialisée dans l'analyse des stratégies concurrentielles dans le domaine des industries des réseaux et des télécommunications, vient de publier ses derniers chiffres. Ils indiquent que l'équipementier français de télécommunications Alcatel domine encore et toujours le marché mondial des équipements DSL (Digital Subscriber Equipment) avec 36,9% de parts de marché des lignes DSL livrées jusqu'à la fin du troisième trimestre 2003.
Ceva's DSP cores on offer at UMC
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DSP core provider Ceva, Inc., extended its foundry reach to United Microelectronics Corp. on Monday, adding its Teak and TeakLite DSP cores to the IP line-up at the second largest pure-play foundry.
L'Inde envisage une baisse des tarifs pour stimuler les ventes de PC
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Deux récentes évolutions ont donné au secteur indien du matériel informatique l'espoir d'une amélioration notable du marché du PC, dont le taux de pénétration est inférieur à 10 systèmes par 1 000 habitants.
Modular programmable power supply platform supports ATE
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Agilent has a new system-ready modular power system that's ideal for cost-senstive ATE systems. Its mainframe and drop-in sub-components offers small size, and fast command processing of less than 1-ms.
Renesas H8S/2114F 16-Bit Microcontroller for Notebook PCs
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One Mb flash memory facilitates system BIOS program storage, simplifies PC keyboard control and power control unit development
Evaluating and improving emulator performance
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Specifications and performance metrics for emulators are confusing and inconsistent. In this tutorial, EVE's Lauro Rizzatti and Zaiq Technologies' Damian Deneault show you how to evaluate emulator speed, and improve it dramatically with transaction-based emulation.
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IBCs boost 12-V bus performance
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Artesyn Technologies touts its TQW14A and TQN25A series of intermediate bus converters (IBCs), which are application-optimized for telecom and computing, as a new class of DC/DC converter that brings a higher level of performance and economy to 12-volt distributed bus applications. Designed for providing a loosely regulated output to multiple downstream non-isolated point-of-load converters, these wide- and narrow-input modules are part of the Typhoon series and, according to the company, provid
Compact power plants deliver 500 W in 1U
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XPiQ's CFP500 and CDP500 Series, both extensions to the company's line of CFP front-end, and CDP rectifier systems, respectively, deliver up to 500 watts in a 1U enclosure. The CFP500 is suited to +48 VDC distributed power applications, and the CDP500 rectifier has a -54 VDC output for telecom battery charging. Each series, measuring 10.19 by 3.38 by 1.5 inches (LWH), offers an optional 19-inch rack to allow up to five modules to current-share (N + 1 redundancy) or to be paralleled for 2.5 kW se
Line of DSP-based PXI data-acq boards grows
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With two new product families of no less than 28 different PXI-based data acquisition and signal generation boards, Exacq Technologies---a member of the PXI Systems Alliance---is really extending its existing line of PXI data-acq products in a big way.
Samtec and Teraspeed collaborate on tech paper
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At next month's DesignCon 2004 conference, Samtec Inc. and Teraspeed's signal integrity engineers will present a paper on their jointly developed testing and evaluation process that reduces a designer's risk in the development of high speed 10 Gbit/s and above systems.
DoD target: More reliable connectors
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Military services are looking for performance coupled with high-speed and fiber-optic connector technologies to meet their stringent needs for next-generation equipment that will serve aboard ships, in the air or on the ground.
Cadence : Penny Herscher sort et Ping Chao rentre
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Une importante réorganisation de la direction est survenue chez Cadence Design Systems. EE Times a en effet appris que Penny Herscher, vice-président directeur et directeur général du service de conception et de vérification de la société, a rendu son tablier. M. Herscher sera remplacé par Ping Chao qui a été chargé des activités liées aux solutions de circuits numériques de Cadence.
Agere buys GigE switch vendor
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Building on its acquisition of Gigabit Ethernet physical layer (PHY) vendor Massana, Agere Systems announced early today (Jan. 2) that it has acquired startup Gigabit Ethernet switch vendor TeraBlaze in a stock-for-stock transaction valued at approximately $21 million.
European photonics sector establishes consortium
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Five European companies that are major players in the photonics market have set up EPIC, the European Photonics Industry Consortium.
WWW founder Berners-Lee gets Knighthood
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Tim Berners-Lee, the Briton widely regarded as the inventor of the World Wide Web and now director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C), has been knighted in this year's New Years' Honors List.
Control failure by sensing the heat
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1/1/2004   Post a comment
Controlling the amount of heat produced or dissipated by today's more powerful electronic equipment becomes critical as the real estate shrinks enabling heat related problems to occur more easily. It can be a tricky challenge to resolve but several companies are offering possible solutions.
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