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Synopsys's DDR interface IP to support DDR4
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
Updated IP includes a 13 percent jump in raw bandwidth and up to 50 percent reduction in overall latency.
Why race cars don't turn; they rotate
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9/29/2012   Post a comment
James "Sulli" Sullivan of SH Racing talks about the IndyCar handling through optimizing "toe" and "stagger" during the MAVTV 500 race in 2012.
Plan emerges to link IP protection, China investors
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9/28/2012   15 comments
Peking U's Dongmin Chen seeks to spur Chinese startups by connecting them with investors and emphasizing protection of Western intellectual property rights.
Open Kernel Labs bought by defense giant
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Aerospace and defense conglomerate General Dynamics has acquired Open Kernel Labs, a 2006 startup that has successfully developed "virtualization software" for mobile phones and broadband devices. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed.
X-Fab pledges more money for making MEMS
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9/28/2012   2 comments
X-Fab Silicon Foundries has said it plans to invest $50 million in its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) operations, which it will operate under the name X-Fab MEMS Foundry.
Samsung, ST sign foundry deal
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9/28/2012   22 comments
STMicroelectronics has selected Samsung's foundry business unit for the production of ICs using a 32/28-nm high-K metal gate manufacturing process.
Slideshow: Intel carves new path to x86 tablets
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9/28/2012   15 comments
Seven OEMs showed dockable tablets based on Intel's new dual-core Atom SoC, but analysts say its unclear how they will fare against the Apple iPad.
Embedded Wi-Fi development boards integrate TCP/IP stack
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Microchip’s latest boards are based on pre-certified Wi-Fi modules with the industry’s lowest power from its recent Roving Networks acquisition.
Vishay expands low-profile, high-current inductor line
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
New device in the 2020 case size features ultra-low 1.2 mm profile.
Micron hopes for better times ahead
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Memory chip vendor misses expectations for quarterly sales, but says NAND pricing improving.
Silicon Laboratories Si87xx digital isolators
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Lab’s CMOS-based Si87xx isolators offer longer device lifetime and superior reliability, enabling manufacturers to extend product warranties.
TI TPS84250 power module
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Check out TI's smallest 2.5 power module with 65-V transient protection.
Tiny enclosures fit in mobile devices
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
TEKO is offering enclosures that are the size of a credit card, but deep enough to accept a PCB populated with surface-mount components.
ON Semi names CFO
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
Firm promotes 13-year company veteran Bernard Gutmann to replace CFO Donald Colvin, who is retiring.
Fujitsu takes Rambus license
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor renewed its license to use Rambus's memory chip technology. Terms were not disclosed.
Adapteva Kickstarts Hundred-dollar Supercomputer
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9/27/2012   14 comments
Adapteva CEO Andreas Olofsson says if supporters donate $3 million to the Parallela project, he will release a 16-core board for $99 and make its software open source.
Wi-Fi chip maker Celeno attracts more investors
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
Israel's Celeno Communications said it has raised an additional $24 million in its latest funding round.
ARM TechCon: Cortex-M0+ hits spot for low-power systems
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9/27/2012   3 comments
Get the tech skinny on thislower-power Cortex microcontroller, along with a 10% discount for ARM TechCon, Oct. 31 in Santa Clara.
Cisco chip exec sees steady ASIC investments
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9/27/2012   5 comments
Dan Lenoski (shown), says the router giant is maintaining its silicon investments with an ASIC unit that is cranking out more than a dozen new projects a year.
Intel debuts next-generation Atom for tablets
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9/27/2012   4 comments
Clover Trail, a dual-core Atom SoC, and some of the first tablets using it will be described and shown at an event in San Francisco.
Mobile DRAM market sees cooling growth
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9/27/2012   3 comments
DRAM content in smartphones still increasing, but more slowly as densities approach 2 GB per phone.
TI steering OMAP to embedded
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9/26/2012   15 comments
Firm shifting R&D investment away from smartphones and media tablets to target $18 billion embedded processor market.
Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs used in robotic-assisted surgical app
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx is recognized for the inventive use of All Programmable FPGAs for 3D vision and precise control in minimally-invasive da Vinci Surgical System.
Aldec-Altera free DO-254 Webinar
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9/26/2012   6 comments
Sign Up for This Free Webinar -- How to Increase Verification Coverage by Test
Aldec's Active-HDL helps manage complex FPGA projects
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Active-HDL 9.2, an HDL-based FPGA Design and Simulation solution, allows engineers to effortlessly manage complex FPGA projects.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut
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9/26/2012   10 comments
A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
Xilinx takes Zynq platform into broadcast applications
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx has teamed up with OmniTek on a Linux-based high performance real time processing platform for broadcast equipment based around its Zynq programmable system on a chip.
DAB 5.0 Software Development Kit
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's DAB 5.0 software development kit introduces a closer level of integration between smartphones/tablets and radio/audio devices for a simple and intuitive user experience.
Breakthrough performance in DisplayPort and HDMI switches
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has launched two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures.
Antenna's circular polarization guarantees improved reception for pro-audio wireless
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Guaranteed to improve reception for wireless microphones and IEM systems, Kaltman Creations LLC has just introduced the IWxCPA antenna, under the Invisible Waves product banner.
High-performance, low-power switch supports Thunderbolt technology interface
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has unveiled the company’s next-generation, high-performance switch supporting Thunderbolt technology.
Amplifiers span 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Milmega, now part of Teseq, offers the AS0728 range of broadband amplifiers, which covers a frequency range of 700 MHz to 2.8 GHz at various power levels to meet test requirements within wireless frequency bands.
Portable analyzer measures PCM voice encoding/decoding
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
The Model A0050003 PCM (pulse code modulation) channel analyzer from GAO Comm can be used to measure the PCM voice encoding and decoding performance of digital switches, carrier-wave communication devices, and VoIP components.
Firms seek breakthroughs in rechargeable batteries
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Joint development between a San Diego research firm and Japan's Ashai Kasei targets improvements in battery capacity, density.
Berkeley researchers may track Twitter hackers
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Team wins $10 million NSF grant to explore how to anticipate and prevent attacks on social networking Web sites.
Cadence announces Allegro 16.6
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
Allegro packs a bunch of new capabilities into this new release hoping to accelerate timing closure for high-speed interfaces through timing-aware physical implementation and verification within an ECAD team collaboration environment...
Jedec releases DDR4 spec supporting 3-D stacks
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9/25/2012   3 comments
DDR4 spec is standards group's first to include features supporting 3-D stacking.
LSI takes skeptic's view on small cells
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
LSI chief technologist Greg Huff (shown) is skeptical carriers will deploy a new generation of small cell base stations to handle the flood of mobile data.
Oracle drives Java into MCUs, embedded suite
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
Oracle released a run-time version of Java geared for microcontrollers and a suite of Java services aimed at a broad set of gateways and other embedded devices.
China Fabless: Rockchip rattled by Android tablet wars
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9/25/2012   21 comments
China's Rockchip is betting the house on Globalfoundries' 28-nm process technology for its upcoming apps processor. It's next task will be hanging on to its customers as the tablet wars heat up.
Sharp reportedly close to bailout deal
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9/25/2012   3 comments
Loan package worth $2.7 billion said to be forthcoming, along with plan for returning firm to profit.
Infineon eyes more cuts as sales fall
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
German chip maker Infineon said it is defining "measures to improve profitability" in advance of releasing its fourth quarter results in November.
Texas Instruments unveils mega-cool Stellaris LaunchPad
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
Engineers of all experience levels can now explore Stellaris ARM Cortex-M4F microcontrollers with an easy-to-use kit priced at less than $5 USD!
Week in automotive electronics (Sept. 24, 2012)
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9/25/2012   Post a comment
Chaos in EVs; driver-less cars future; China's 'good-enough' cars; amazing crash video
Judge finds Rambus destroyed evidence
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9/25/2012   4 comments
Finding will limit damage payments by SK Hynix in patent infringement case.
New Atmel Cortex-M4 MCUs consume 66% less power…
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9/24/2012   2 comments
Devices run 90uA/MHz in active mode, deliver 28 CoreMark/mA, and consume 1.5uA in sleep mode with full RAM retention and 1.5us wake-up time.
STMicro's Smart-card MCUs increase security and flexibility
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
First secure microcontrollers to feature auto contactless-reader detection add secure hardware cryptography plus flexible memory and interface options.
Virtium introduces embedded SATA SSDs
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The five-product portfolio targets industrial automation, networking, and medical applications.
Micron DDR3L-RS targets ultra-thins
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9/24/2012   Post a comment
The 2-Gb and 4-Gb devices reduce power use in standby.
Erbium on silicon chip speeds up light
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9/24/2012   1 comment
A researcher has demonstrated that the rare earth material erbium can be integrated with silicon for the first time to amplify an optical signal.
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