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Intel teams with partners on wireless health care apps
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
At the Embedded Systems Conference here, LynuxWorks announced that it has combined efforts with Portwell, Inc. to deliver a proof-of-concept (PoC) wireless sensor platform based on Intel chips to the health care community.
Freescale MCUs pave SoC path to medical devices
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4/27/2010   1 comment
Freescale took a system-on-chip approach for its Flexis medical microcontrollers, shown at ESC, integrating an analog front end for biosensors, LCD drivers and medically approved USB stack.
Video: LinuxWorks founder on embedded software
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Virtualization and security technology could be the focus of the next round of consolidation for an embedded software sector that is increasingly adopting Linux, according to Inder Singh, chairman of LynuxWorks, Inc.
EDAC elects AWR's CEO
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AWR Corp. announced that Dane Collins, the company's chief executive officer, has been elected to the Electronic Design Automation Consortium (EDAC) board of directors.
1-GSPS quad DAC yields design efficiency in wireless base stations
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ADI says its 1-GSPS quad-channel DAC is an industry-first at this speed and integration level, and reduces PCB area by 20 percent compared to dual-channel options.
ESC - Synapse and Silicon Labs introduce complete solution for wireless mesh networking
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Synapse and Silicon Labs introduce complete solution for wireless mesh networking. SNAP and Si1000 wireless MCU enable sub-GHz connectivity for smart meter, building automation, and personal medical devices.
NXT acquires Audium Semiconductor's IP to offer USB-powered loudspeakers
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NXT plc announced the strategic purchase of the IP of Audium Semiconductor and associated assets. The company intends to use Audium ICs to produce complete audio platforms incorporating its Balanced Mode Radiator technology together with ultra-efficient power amplifiers.
Chip makers 'flying blind'
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4/27/2010   1 comment
Semiconductor companies can improve their supply chain visibility and extract additional value from the operations by increasing sales force effectiveness, boosting integration with external value chain partners, and optimizing planning and fulfillment processes.
ESC - Digi enables all M2M embedded products with out-of-the-box cloud connectivity
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Digi International today announced that all Digi and Rabbit embedded products will be configured to easily connect to the iDigi "cloud" out of the box.
ESC - IAR Embedded Workbench now supports ARM Cortex-M4
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The newest version of IAR Embedded Workbench adds software performance for Cortex-M4's signal processing.
ESC - IAR Systems pioneers low-power debugging
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4/27/2010   1 comment
IAR Systems has developed low-power debugging technology that marks significant advance in software development for low-power embedded systems.
Teradyne gets testy in test
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Teradyne Inc. was the ATE share leader in 2009, according to a report from Barclays Capital, which cited Gartner Inc. as its source.
ARM posts record results in Q1
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Processor IP licensor ARM Holdings plc turned in record financial results for its first quarter of 2010 with revenues at $143.3 million up 19 percent on the revenue in the first quarter of 2009. The quarter saw ARM achieve its highest ever unit shipments leading to record royalty revenues, profits and net cash generation.
Study pegs Tek scope 'winner' in specific test tasks
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4/27/2010   1 comment
A study by research firm Hansa|GCR concluded that among three scopes performing similar tasks the Tektronix MSO4000 mixed signal oscilloscope was preferred, according to a press release by Tektronix, Inc. by over two-thirds of the participants and was 53 percent faster in finding runts and glitches when debugging a design.
300-mm wafers drive silicon recovery
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Global demand for silicon used in semiconductor manufacturing is expected to rebound robustly in 2010, led by shipments of cutting-edge 300mm wafers.
IDT debuts power converter, timing chipset with coupled inductor technology
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IDT has announced a new family of voltage regulators designed to help customers reduce their total system power loss by combining its timing portfolio with a multi-phase controller and featuring coupled inductor technology.
LED driver features dynamic headroom control for high-power applications
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
National has started to sample what it says is the first LED driver with dynamic headroom control and multiple outputs for high-power applications that accurately and efficiently drives up to four strings of LEDs.
TI to expand 300-mm analog fab
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Texas Instruments Inc. is expanding its 300-mm analog fab amid an upturn in the market.
Green Hills forges alliances with Freescale, Cavium
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Increased processor support, including multicore, is added to Integrity OS, IDE, debugging tools.
Fasten your seatbelt: go for a 32-GHz real-time, analog-bandwidth, oscilloscope ride
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Agilent Infiniium 90000 X-Series family features 10 models (16 to 32 GHz); extremely low noise and jitter; sophisticated probe system; 40 application packages
ESC - Wi2Wi introduces industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module
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The W2CBW009Di industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module from Wi2Wi measures a mere 16mm x 16mm x 2.1mm and operates in temps of -40C to +85C.
ESC - Embed-X incorporates first Agile dev framework for critical software processes
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LDRA and Codice Software have partnered to create embedded ALM solution for Embed-X that applies Agile rapid development capabilities to rigorous certification processes.
ESC - LDRA adds Java language and certification support
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LDRA adds Java language and certification support to its tool suite, ensuring LDRA testing capabilities are available to companies integrating Java.
Large LCD TV market sweeps March ratings
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Large-area TFT-LCD panel shipment increased 23.8 percent month-to-month this past March to 56.87 milllion units—all time high, as revenue also increased 22.7 percent month-to-month to $7.23 billion.
TSMC's Q1 sales rose 133%
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Leading semiconductor foundry TSMC posted a net income of NT$33.66 billion ($1.1 billion) on revenue of NT$92.19 billion ($2.9 billion), the company said.
SMIC says sales declined 21% in 2009
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Chinese chip foundry SMIC posted sales of $1.1 billion 2009, down 21 percent compared to 2008, the company said.
Intel to invest $177M in Guadalajara Design Center
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4/27/2010   1 comment
Intel said it would invest $177 million over three years to expand its design center in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Group claims EUV light source record
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4/27/2010   1 comment
Technology consortium Extreme Ultraviolet Lithography System Development Association (EUVA) of Japan claims to have achieved the world's highest output for an EUV light source: 104 Watts.
Lam Research: The etch king
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Lam Research Corp. remained the king in the overall etch equipment market in 2009, according to a report from Barclays Capital, which cited Gartner Inc. as its source.
TI beats estimates in Q1
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Texas Instruments Inc. reported first-quarter revenue of $3.21 billion, up 54 percent from a year ago and up 7 percent from the previous quarter.
Four automotive converters fit in a 25mm² IC
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Maxim has announced an automotive-grade PMIC with two DC-DC converters, two LDO regulators, and a power-good reset output for voltage monitoring-all in a 5mm x 5mm footprint.
Applied rules in deposition equipment
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. ruled the overall deposition equipment market in 2009, according to a report from Barclays Capital, which cited Gartner Inc. as its source.
Netronome debuts cards, system for packet processing
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome will debut at the Multicore Expo two PCI Express Gen2 adapter cards and a chassis-based system using its 40-core network processor announced late last year at a time when rival Cavium Networks is expected to announce a 32-core device.
Vitesse expands broadcast video IC line
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Vitesse recently expanded its broadcast video IC portfolio with what it claims is the industry's highest performance, lowest power, smallest footprint crosspoint switch.
Controller safeguards low voltage electronics from input power surges
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LTC4361, a 2.5V to 5.5V overvoltage and overcurrent protection controller designed to safeguard low voltage, portable electronics from damaging input voltage transients and current surges.
NTT, Renesas, others to devise mobile platform
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NTT Docomo, Renesas, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic Mobile and Sharp plan to jointly develop a new application platform for mobile phones.
Freescale takes aim at TI's DSP market
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4/26/2010   2 comments
Aiming at the heart of DSP leader Texas Instruments' business, Freescale will show 45-nm, StarCore-based digital signal processors at the Embedded Systems Conference that reportedly outperform TI's equivalents but will sell for roughly half the price.
Philips sells EUV source unit to Ushio
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Japan's Ushio Inc. has acquired Royal Philips Electronics' extreme ultraviolet (EUV) light source business.
Samplify offers IQ compression for 4G conversion
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Samplify Systems Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.), a provider of signal compression technology and ICs has announced Prism IQ compression technology optimized for wireless infrastructure applications using the Common Public Radio Interface (CPRI) standard.
ASML extends share lead in litho
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ASML Holding NV extended its market share lead over Nikon Corp. and Canon Inc. in lithography for 2009, according to a report from Barclays Capital, which cited Gartner Inc. as its source.
CebaTech rolls protocol acceleration subsystems
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Embedded system solutions provider CebaTech launched a series of PCI Express-enabled subsystem boards said to boost protocol processing performance in data networking and enterprise storage systems by up to 10 fold.
Tensilica launches third generation 8-MAC VLIW DSP core
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Tensilica Inc. has introduced its third generation ConnX 545CK 8-MAC (multiply-accumulate) VLIW (very long instruction word) DSP core for SoC designs.
Freescale partners with Enea, Green Hills, Mentor
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor will announce partnerships with embedded software companies Enea Systems, Green Hills Software and Mentor Graphics just one day before Wind River Systems, software supplier to the lion's share of Freescale's customers, is expected to release the first of a family of embedded software packages initially only for the Intel x86.
MIPS, Imagination team up to wrestle with ARM
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies and Imagination Technologies will announce at the Embedded Systems Conference a non-exclusive marketing alliance geared to support chip designers using cores from both companies in a shot across the bow to their mutual competitor, ARM Ltd., which is developing its own graphics cores.
ESC - NFE-3240 is highest performance PCIe Gen2 acceleration card
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome's NFE-3240 PCIe Gen2 acceleration card delivers first 2-port 10-gigabit Ethernet with enhanced I/O virtualization support.
ESC - The ARMADA 310 processor drives greener embedded enterprise apps
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Marvell's new sub-one watt GHertz-class ARMADA 310 processor drives greener embedded enterprise apps, combining high performance and extensive feature set with makedly lower power.
ESC - ARM-based MCU adds functionality and precision for industrial/white goods apps
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Toshiba's TMPM380 ARM-based MCU is a low cost 32-bit MCU for analog circuit control that adds functionality and precision for industrial/white goods apps.
ESC - ThreadX/SMP speeds multicore dev
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Express Logic's new version of Thread/X provides real-time SMP support for MIPS32 1004K CPS.
Former Xilinx sales VP joins startup Tabula
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Programmable logic startup Tabula named 35-year semiconductor industry veteran Steve Haynes to the position of vice president of sales.
AMD rolls seven embedded CPUs at ESC
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices will roll out at the Embedded Systems Conference embedded versions of PC chip sets, graphics and as many as seven x86 processors, including AMD's first embedded chips to support DDR3 memory and the HyperTransport 3 interconnect.
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