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Motorola rolls embedded PowerPC line for auto, industrial apps
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Motorola Inc. will announce plans this week to roll out an embedded PowerPC microcontroller family aimed at automotive, industrial and avionics applications.
Lucent spin-off serves as power amp supplier
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Lucent Technologies on Monday (Oct. 1) announced its latest spin-off, Celiant Corp., a merchant supplier of power amplifiers (PAs) for the wireless infrastructure.
SIA still predicts chip growth in Q4, but August sales plunge
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SAN JOSE -- How bad was it? Worldwide chip sales in August were 42% lower than the same month last year, according to new data released today by the Semiconductor Industry Association. One small piece of good news, however: Asia-Pacific chip sales actually grew 2% in August from July, according to the SIA report.
Intel rolls out optical chips for 10-Gbps networks
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AMSTERDAM -- During the European Conference on Optical Communications conference here today, Intel Corp. announced an optical subsystem and chip set for 10-gigabit-per-second applications. The products support two data transport standards being deployed in high-speed networks today--SONET/SDH and Ten Gigabit Ethernet. SONET/SDH is the primary optical data transport standard, while Ten Gigabit Ethernet is emerging in the metropolitan area network. (MAN).
Exar enters SONET aggregation chip market for MANs
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FREMONT, Calif. -- Expanding its chip efforts into the metropolitan-area network (MAN), Exar Corp. here today announced the first in a family of SONET/SDH aggregation devices for 622-megabit-per-second (OC-12) applications. The first chip in the family--called XRT94L43--is a highly-integrated device designed for add/drop multiplexers, access equipment, digital cross-connects, switches, and other products.
Telelogic säljer Bluetooth PreQual till IAR Systems
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IAR Systems, ett av de ledande programvaruföretagen för Bluetoothutveckling, tar över utvecklingen av Bluetooth PreQual, Telelogics verktyg för testning av programvaran i Bluetooth-produkter.
Struggling wafer supplier MEMC to be taken over by investment group
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ST. PETERS, Mo.-- Silicon substrate supplier MEMC Electronic Materials Inc. here today said its majority shareholder in Germany has agreed to sell its 71.8% stake in the company to Texas Pacific Group, a private investment firm, which will attempt to revive the troubled wafer merchant with new financing and restructured debt. The purchase price could be worth up to $150 million, depending upon earnings improvements at MEMC.
Chartered accelerates 0.10-micron foundry targets, plans prototyping in late 2002
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SAN JOSE -- Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. this week will unveil its accelerated 0.10-micron technology roadmap during a company forum here, promising to begin silicon-foundry prototyping services for the next-generation digital CMOS copper processes in the second half of 2002.
Snabba och snåla mobila Intel-processorer
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Intel har kommut ut med 12 nya processorer för bärbara PC-datorer. Bland dessa finns både den nu snabbaste mobila processorn på 1,2 GHz och den snålaste med en genomsnittlig förbrukning på 0,5 watt.
Tredje generationen på G i Japan
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I dag startar den japanska teleoperatören NTT Docomo sin 3G-tjänst, än så länge endast i centrala Tokyo. Tjänsten, som är fyra månader försenad, ska ge överföringshastigheter mellan 64 och 384 kilobit per sekund, vilket är 6-40 gånger snabbare än NTTs nu flera år gamla I-mode.
Mät jitter med TailFit-metoden
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Jitter har blivit en allt viktigare begränsande faktor i digitala konstruktioner. För att kunna förstå och avhjälpa problem med jitter måste man kunna mäta upp det korrekt. Denna artikel beskriver ett par metoder att mäta jitter med hjälp av Wavecrests TailFit-metod.
Telematics tipped to build long-term market share
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Technology market research firm Gartner has urged car manufacturers to see telematics — electronics for information — as a means of building long-term market share.
New Norcia built to receive comet data in 2003
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The European Space Agency is constructing New Norcia (pictured), a 35m diameter deep space antenna in western Australia designed to receive data from the Rosetta spacecraft.
SiGe used in 1GHz oscilloscopes for low-cost product
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Tektronix has expanded the range of oscilloscopes that use silicon germanium front-end components to construct a mid-range 1GHz instrument.
Amba on-chip bus is core link for Synopsys
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Synopsys has decided to adopt ARM's Amba on-chip bus as the favoured way to link the main cores in its DesignWare library of intellectual property.
ADC to cut costs of acquiring high-speed data
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A Roke Manor Research team has developed a high-speed A/D converter that could reduce the cost of part of high-speed data acquisition in the digital oscilloscopes.
Contract update bid to help ease pain of IR35
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The tax law IR35 is continuing to have an impact on significant numbers of engineers. This has been confirmed by the Professional Contractors Group releasing updated draft contracts that its members can use to show IR35 does not apply.
'No long-term implications' from US terrorist attacks
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The terrorist attacks on the US have already had a serious effect on sector confidence. But the first chip market analysis since the disaster predicts that it will only be short-lived.
HiperLAN beaten to tape by US IEEE-approved standard
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The European high data rate wireless lan standard, HiperLAN, is in danger of stillbirth due to the emergence of chipsets designed for the US IEEE-approved standard 802.11a.
Niob istället för tantal i kondensatorn
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Vishay Intertechnology meddelar att man lyckats tillverka och kan leverera provexemplar av torra kondensatorer som använder niob som anodmaterial.
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