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Flash-memory shortage deepens
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7/30/1999   Post a comment
Flash shortage worsens
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7/30/1999   Post a comment
Anadigics again on solid ground
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Virtual Component Exchange revs IP-exchange initiative
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7/28/1999   Post a comment
Virtual Component Exchange has stepped up efforts to recruit more companies as members to participate in the exchange of intellectual property (IP), courting at a luncheon here this week representatives from numerous systems, semiconductor, foundry, EDA and IP companies.
VSI releases test specs
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7/26/1999   Post a comment
Plug-and-play for silicon intellectual property is one step closer to reality now that the Manufacturing Related Test Development Working Group (DWG) of the Virtual Socket Interface (VSI) alliance industry association has completed its first set of specs.
Op amp boosted by added circuit
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
It is possible to get high-voltage performance from modest operational amplifiers with a bootstrap circuit.
DSPs tailor car audio experience
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
One area in which automotive electronics is changing rapidly is the automotive audio system. Along with the outwardly visible trends, such as the progression to radio/cassette/CD systems, there are internal technical changes.
Recipe for low-risk auto multimedia
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Low cost and flexibility are keys to designing a successful platform for today's car multimedia system.
Auto PC: Windows CE hits the road
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Windows CE is enabling an expanding mobile market for what might be called "PC companions," appliances that promise flexibility, productivity and fun. And the automotive PC is an integral component of the mobile strategy.
Intelligent data bus plans under way
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
With a design cycle that is much longer for cars than for electronics, and with the electronic content of automobiles increasing each model year, major automakers-General Motors, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Nissan, Honda and the like-have conceded they have a design-cycle problem.
Feature-rich autos drain power
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Every new electronic feature on today's vehicles adds another nail in the coffin of the 14-V power supply system. While the nominal 14-V charging system for the 12.6-V battery has existed since the mid-'50s, automotive engineers have known for over a decade that this power system has a limited life expectancy.
Even Upturns Can Have Downsides
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Special Report: Power Supplies
Multimedia autos presage 'drive-by-wire' era
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
It may take us a while to get to full "drive-by-wire" — the same computerized guidance and control that now steers airplanes and smart bombs in flight — but the automotive industry is taking major steps toward implementing a more thoroughly electronic vehicle system.
Stargate rolls comm blocks in synthesis-core bid
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7/12/1999   Post a comment
Startup Stargate Solutions Inc. is throwing its hat into the ring of the risky market for synthesizable cores.
Kemet, NEC team up on caps
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7/6/1999   Post a comment


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