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ON Semi, Chinese appliance maker team on power lab
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ON Semiconductor Corp. and China-based home appliance maker Haier Group have teamed to set up a joint power laboratory at Haier's research & development center at Qingdao in Shandong Province, northern China.
August rejects Rudolph's hostile takeover bid
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August Technology Corp. said that it is still committed to a merger agreement with Nanometrics Inc. -- and has rejected a hostile bid to be acquired by Rudolph Technologies Inc.
Atheros' Q4 sales up 9%, '04 revenue jumps 94%
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Atheros Communications Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.), a developer of wireless LAN chipsets, said revenue in the fourth quarter was $41.7 million, compared with $38.3 million in the third quarter, an increase of 9 percent.
EDA models falling short for rapid production ramp ups
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Better models and analysis tools don't always translate into quick production ramp ups, an EDA industry executive told the DesignCon 2005 meeting.
Stainless steel switches address harsh environments
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EAO Switch Corp. now offers a wide range of stainless steel switches, keypads and keyboards for industrial applications in harsh environments. These devices offer IP67 protection against water, heat, shock, vibration and vandalism, and require minimal maintenance.
Broadcom announces world's first Gigabit Ethernet IP phone chip
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The chip integrates a Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps) switch and two Fast Ethernet (10/100 Mbps) transceivers, allowing for the development of traditional Fast Ethernet IP phone designs without the additional cost of adding external transceivers.
6 GHz ultra-mini coax connector cancels weak signals
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Taiwan — Aliner Industries Inc. has developed a new 6 GHz ultra-miniature coaxial connector line for wireless mobile devices that can be used to enhance the quality of radio transmissions. These MCII connectors can work as an internal data connector, or as an external antenna connector where the RF signal is weak.
Microlens arrays offer custom configs, precision coupling
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Omron Electronics has developed a new series of mass-produced, injection-molded microlens arrays (MLAs), which is said to set a new industry standard for cost-effective parallel lenses for both multi-mode fiber (MMF) and single-mode fiber (SMF) configurations.
HM connector module reduces cost
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HARTING Electronics has expanded its range of hard metric (HM) connectors in accordance to IEC 61076-4-101 with the new har-bus HM combined module. The new module allows for the integration of several HM female connectors including A, B, AB and C types in one single unit in any combination up to a length of 6U.
HARTING beefs up RJ45 industrial portfolio
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Strengthening its position in the industrial communication market, HARTING Electronics has extended its RJ45 industrial product family to include an over-molded version of its IP 20 system cable portfolio.
Semiconductor market ends on slow note in 2004
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The semiconductor market ended on a slow note in December of 2004, as sales, unit volumes and average selling prices (ASPs) were down for the month.
Toshiba posts quarterly profit, cuts yearly outlook
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Japan's Toshiba Corp. reported a profit of 1.6 billion yen ($15.1 million) for the quarter, compared to a loss of 9.2 billion yen ($88.8 million) in the same period a year ago.
EPA names Phihong first external power supply Energy Star partner
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Philong is the first manufacturer of external power supplies to be named a partner of the Environmental Protection Agency's ENERGY STAR Program. The EPA presented Phihong with a Certificate of Recognition to acknowledge the company's involvement in helping the group develop energy standards and specifications for manufacturers.
Linear sensors feature performance improvements
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Allegro MicroSystems, Inc. has made two key improvements to its popular line of continuous-time linear sensors with the introduction of its new A1301 and A1302 devices. These enhancements include a quiescent output voltage that is 50% of the supply voltage, and output sensitivity options of 1.3 mV per gauss (G) and 2.5 mV/G. This makes the new devices suitable for use in linear and rotary position sensing systems over the extended temperature range of -40°C and 125°C. Target applications i
RF power amplifiers target wireless applications up to 3GHz
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ParkerVision has announced a new line of vector power amplifiers and digital power amplifiers.
Aliner claims to launch first 6 GHz switch connector
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Aliner Industries Inc. says it has launched the industry's first 6 GHz antenna switch connector with a MMCX interface for wireless mobile electronics applications. The new MMCX switch connector, designated as 25-501A, provides the same features of a standard MMCX interface in a 10.8 (length) x 4.40 (width) x 1.60-mm (height) footprint, and can replace RF coax connectors at a lower cost, said the company.
RF sniffer is a recording spectrum analyzer
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With renewed interest in the possible deleterious effects of non-ionizing RF radiation on the human body, particularly at cellphone microwave frequencies, Narda Safety Test Solutions's new handheld instrument is a timely product. Especially so now that the FCC and OSHA are in the RF safety exposure game. eeProductCenter's Alex Mendelsohn checks it out.
Bluetooth SIG releases worldwide requirement database
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The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) released a regulatory database that provides an online reference for worldwide regulatory requirements.
AlGaInP laser diode market to boom by 2009 says analyst
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The market for AlGaInP laser diodes, a key element in optical drives, is expected to boom over the next five years, to become a $1.5 billion global market for the devices by 2009, according to market research company Strategy Analytics. Strategy Analytics ascribes this to sales of DVD players.
PCB 'synthesis' product automates component placement
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A startup launched by Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) researchers is preparing CircuitSpace, a pc-board "synthesis" tool that claims to be the first to bring user-assisted automated component placement to PCB designers.
TI's e-trim technology improves offset voltage performance of new op amp
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Compared to traditional laser trimming methods, Texas Instruments Inc.'s (TI) e-trim technology greatly improves accuracy as evidenced by this high-speed operational amplifier.
PIC MCU targets intelligent power conversion designs
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Microchip Technology's PIC16F785 flash microcontroller touts a complete set of integrated peripherals to address power- conversion topologies and parameters in applications such as Switch Mode Power Supplies (SMPS) and battery chargers.
Flash microcontroler targets low power, battery operated and cost-sensitive applications
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The EM6580 Flash microcontroller from EM Microelectronic features a high level of integration and is ideal for low current applications such as those found in battery operated devices.
Studenter först med svensk ZigBee-modul
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Den första svenska ZigBee-modulen är utvecklad av två studenter vid Linköpings universitet Jonas Olsson och Johan Lönn. De studerar på programmet Elektronikdesign vid Campus Norrköping.
Low-Power-Lastschalter mit minimalem Platzbedarf
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Fairchild Semiconductor erweitert seine Lastschalterserie für ultraportable Lösungen mit dem ersten integrierten Low power Load Switch der Serie Intellimax für mobile und batteriebetriebene Applikationen. Das neue Bauelement kombiniert Funktionsschutz, Steuerung und Fehlerüberwachung in einem SC-70 Gehäuse mit niedrigem Bauprofil.
L’Inde et la Chine cherchent à collaborer sur les logiciels
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L’Inde et la Chine, concurrents potentiels dans le secteur de la sous-traitance mondiale de logiciel, prennent actuellement des mesures pour augmenter le niveau de leurs activités commerciales réciproques dans ce secteur.
Les livraisons d’appareils photo numériques chutent face au ralentissement du marché
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Les livraisons d’appareils photo numériques, fabriqués au Japon, ont atteint 6,1 millions d’unités en décembre, en baisse de 11% sur une base séquentielle mais en hausse de 22% par rapport à la même période de l’année passée, selon RBC Capital Markets Inc.
Embedded-Systeme im Fokus der DATE
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Die europäische Halbleiter-Designmesse DATE verschiebt ihren Fokus zunehmend in Richtung auf die Entwicklung von Plattformen für Embedded-Systeme. Dabei gewinnt das Thema Software unverkennbar an Bedeutung.
Marconi, Huawei to cooperate on product development, marketing
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U.K. telecom equipment market Marconi has taken a step toward expanding its operations into the Chinese and Asian markets, linking with Huawei Technologies Inc. in a deal that will allow it to provide Huawei's carrier-grade data products to key customers in Europe while Huawei gets access to Marconi's access radio gear.
Chinese foundry with Intel links licenses flash from SST
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Flash memory developer Silicon Storage Technology Inc. (Sunnyvale, Calif.) has entered into an investment, technology licensing and foundry relationship with Nanotech Corp., a semiconductor foundry located in Changzhou, China, according to SST.
Former TSMC executive joins MoSys board
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Chenming Hu, a former chief technology officer of chip foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and presently the TSMC Distinguished Chair Professor in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley, has joined the board of directors of Monolithic System Technologies Inc. (MoSys) of Sunnyvale, California.
Gigabit Ethernet cards serve MIL designs
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GigExtreme ET-71000 Gigabit Ethernet cards from Data Device Corp. are designed to meet demanding flight-critical military applications and harsh military environment applications.
ADI targets IP-enabled set tops with Blackfin DSP
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Analog Devices Inc. is launching a new line of BlackFin DSP-based processors that also encompass automotive and medical and remote monitoring applications.
Array-bearbetning utnyttjar hårdvaran bättre
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Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), och omvänd FFT (IFFT) har fått stor användning för att detektera respektive skapa OFDM-modulerade signaler. Omvandlingarna görs bäst i en programmerbar plattform eftersom man då får en flexibilitet att kunna ändra antalet bärvågor, deras inbördes frekvensavstånd och kanalbandbredder.
Kameramobiler sänker halvledargiganter
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Toshiba, japans näst största halvledartillverkare, med presidenten Tadashi Okamura i ledningen kan bara ta hem 10 procent av fjolårets vinst. Prisras på digitala kameror och mobiltelefoner gör att trots stora ökningar i kvantitet så faller vinsten för Toshibas tillverkning av flashminnen
Software-Architektur hält Autos jung
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Als Brückenschlag zwischen den kurzen Entwicklungszeiten der IuK-Branche und den langen Produktlebensysklen im Automobilbau hat Siemens VDO eine Softwarearchitektur vorgestellt: Sie gestattet es, die Funktionen elektronischer Geräte im Auto auch nachträglich anzupassen – per Softeware-Download.
TTPCom links with ARM for 3G designs
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TTPCom and ARM have started collaborating on 3G intellectual property platforms, the first fruits of which will see TTP Com integrating an ARM 11 processor core with the its Cellular Baseband Engine (CBEmacro) technology.
Security techs go begging for a clear safety strategy
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As the United States struggled to adjust to its dark new reality following the terror attacks of September 2001, one of the first phenomena to rise from the rubble was a booming security-technology market that today remains in runaway expansion mode. But all that activity hasn't yet translated into an effective vision for enhancing public safety, some industry experts say.
Culture clash can't keep Linux from consumers
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Linux is fast gaining momentum in consumer electronics, despite a culture clash between CE and open-source engineers and a laundry list of unresolved technical issues that are weighing down the pace of progress.
Guiding light for optical circuits
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Cornell professor Michal Lipson heads a research group of a dozen EEs pursuing nanoscale photonics. The team has created silicon photonic chips that confine light in very small cavities that can slow down, enhance and otherwise manipulate the optical properties of light. These pioneering nanostructures enhance the light-matter interaction in silicon by orders of magnitude, Lipson claims, enabling a material's optical properties to be controlled externally — either electrically or with anoth
Security Decrypted?
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As corporate networks expand distributed security functions to keep up with interception and hacker attacks, thin clients are being tasked with many more functions than the simple block encryption that defined a secure transmission in past decades. Depending on the type of network and a client's place in it, a node may need to encrypt data, authenticate a message or a user, create a secure virtual private network to connect a telecommuter to a home office, and enable secure transactions using a
Digital control of complex power made easy
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Microchip Technology makes the complex, easy by integrating it's microcontroller with analog building blocks for intelligent power conversion designs
Plastic chips tap IR, solar power
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Development of a low-cost plastic infrared photovoltaic material by a group at the University of Toronto could herald a major step forward for solar power, its creators believe, by enabling solar-powered systems to also harvest infrared emissions.
International team boosts thin films
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The United States, Italy and China are cooperating to develop superior thin-film technologies that could endow future devices with properties not possible in today's processing.
Dual strategy for security in silicon
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The debate continues over the best way to solve various security-related problems in silicon. Is a multicore processor that handles multiple functions like encryption, Internet Protocol Security tunnels and the Secure Sockets Layer the best solution?
Immortal Works 105
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Those lucky stiffs. The following readers and their captions were chosen by our august judges as worthy of instant fame. They've raised the bar for all future contributors. Silly fools
Taiwan tips memory card format
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A technology consortium in Taiwan is putting the finishing touches on a memory card format that it says is twice as speedy as, yet cheaper than, USB 2.0.
Phased-array antennas get MEMS relays
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XCom Wireless Inc. has begun sampling packaged MEMS-based relays and varactors that achieve 18-GHz frequencies, the company said, with Q factors in the 150 range.
Flash forward to smaller cards
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A Taiwanese flash card maker said that it will take the wraps off a new flash memory architecture this March at the CeBit IT exhibition in Hannover, Germany.
IC floor planning moves ahead
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A new approach to IC floor planning is said to reduce wire length while running orders of magnitude faster than previous solutions.
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