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IBM calls for modeling standard
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The IBM-led Power.org group overseeing the Power CPU architecture is about to start an internal effort to define interface standards to link chip models with simulation tools for cores used in Power CPU-based designs, something the broader industry needs to lower design costs and shorten time-to-market, said and IBM executive.
Agilent unveils DDR2, DDR3 BGA probes for scopes, analyzers
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims the industry's first DDR2 and DDR3 ball-grid array (BGA) probes for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.
Rohde & Schwarz signal generator upgrade tackles CDMA 1xEVDO
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
In the downlink, data rates are selectable along with rate index and packet size, traffic content can be defined, and a matrix allows flexible testing of reverse power control.
DDR3 clock reference board reaches 800-MHz
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed specifically for high performance testing, the DDR3 clock reference board from Inphi Corp. enables comprehensive validation of DDR3 RDIMMs and registers.
Test instrument delivers pulse and noise generation
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims to introduce the industry's first pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which is said to provide superior signal quality combined with versatile waveforms for general-purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests.
NXP chips in for femtocell integration efforts
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has joined the Femto Forum, only the second mainstream silicon supplier to join the industry body promoting femtocell technology and deployment.
Dual-axis gyroscopes tout small size
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
InvenSense has introduced the IDG-1100 family of dual-axis gyroscopes, measuring 4 x 5 x 1.2 mm.
VC firms invest over $540 million in India during 2007
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Venture capitalists invested $543 million in 98 Indian deals during 2007, according to a VC researcher.
NXP powers ahead with programmable LTE modem
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) is set to demonstrate at next month's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona a multi-mode, programmable LTE modem that will be the basis of a software defined radio system from the company.
DesignCon probes high-speed signaling issues
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
As signals move deeper into multi-gigabit territory, engineers are calling for more attention to the rising problems of modeling the interrelated affects of power, signaling and timing, issues that will be debated at next week's DesignCon event.
Fujitsu sues Tellabs over four U.S. optical patents
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. filed a patent infringement lawsuit in Dallas charging Tellabs Inc. with infringing four patents covering optical transport and wave-division multiplexing architectures.
Holy War! Researchers say EEs have a 'terrorist mindset'
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1/28/2008   37 comments
According to Diego Gambetta and Steffen Hertog at Oxford University--who recently published the paper "Engineers of Jihad"--there is a strong relationship between an engineering background and involvement in a variety of Islamic terrorist groups.
New cybersecurity specs target power grid
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
Cybersecurity standards to protect the nation's power grid from disruption were approved by the Federal Electric Regulatory Commission earlier this month.
Microwave spectrum analyzers lower the cost of wireless system testing
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has enhanced its MS271xB family of economy microwave spectrum analyzers with specialized demodulation hardware and pre-written test routines for six popular wireless system configurations.
Anritsu adds specialized demodulation hardware to its economy microwave spectrum analyzers
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1/25/2008   Post a comment
Thirteen options are available for the MS271xB family as software test programs with pre-written test routines cover RF measurement and demodulation.
Handheld laser meter delivers ease of use
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Ophir-Spiricon has introduced an advanced handheld laser meter with a brilliant color display for laser beam measurement.
Multichannel analyzer simplifies audio test automation
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Audio Precision has added a new digital I/O module and new functionality for simplifying audio test automation to its APx500 series of multichannel audio analyzers.
Test platform supports all UMTS bands
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has added test functions for W-CDMA mobile terminal UMTS bands XI and III to its ME7873F performance test system.
IFT software delivers real-world stress test for cellular phones
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced new interactive functional test (IFT) software for its 8960 Series 10 (E5515C) wireless communications test set.
Consumers getting cozy with fibre to the home
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
Early findings suggest consumers are tending to adopt and enjoy fibre-to-the-home video services at rates higher than for competing services based on satellite, cable and fibre to the neighborhood node, according to an executive at fibre optic supplier Corning.
Temperature measurement instrument provides RTD inputs
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Data Translation has released the DT9872, a RTD version of the TEMPpoint temperature measurement instrument product line, in a compact, rugged 2U rack-mountable enclosure.
U.S. unveils new export controls
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
The Bush administration on Tuesday (Jan. 22) rolled out a package of U.S. export control policies that seek to balance national security with the globalization of technology.
Korean company drops India fab plan, report says
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
Plans for India's first semiconductor fabrication facility have reportedly been scrapped, with the plant now expected to manufacture solar cells.
Call for presidential candidates to tackle tech issues
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1/22/2008   Post a comment
U.S. presidential candidates need to lay out clear, specific positions on the science and technology issues driving the global economy, addressing problems such as research funding, education and immigration that impact the future of the electronics industry, according a growing chorus of technology, business and government leaders.
IPC opposed to changes in EU RoHS directive
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
With the threat of an expansion of the EU RoHS directive including additional substance restrictions, elimination of existing exemptions, and inclusion of more electronics equipment, industry association IPC is advocating for no changes at this time.
Compact LAN oscilloscope delivers benchtop performance, high-channel density
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
ZTEC's compact ZT4610 1-GHz LAN oscilloscopes offer benchtop performance and high-channel density for ATE, aerospace and defense, and embedded applications.
IC-based scope function redefines system integrity analysis
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor claims its advanced high-speed IC-based oscilloscope function will significantly change the economics of signal integrity analysis and network reliability.
PIN diode switch delivers greater-than 80 dB isolation
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced a family of coaxial solid-state PIN diode switches that includes single-pole double-throw (SPDT), single-pole four-throw (SP4T) and transfer switch models.
TREK : ESD event detector helps protect sensitive processes
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
The TREK Model 900 ESD Event Detector is a diagnostic tool for manufacturing environments that are sensitive to electrostatic discharge (ESD), including electronic, semiconductor & medical device manufacturing and assembly.
Patent reform debate heads to U.S. Senate
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1/18/2008   Post a comment
Calls for patent reform will heat up next month when the U.S. Senate is expected to take up a broad and controversial patent reform bill that aims to raise the quality of patents and reduce patent litigation and abuse, legislation that has pitted large electronics companies against individual inventors and the pharmaceutical industry and divided political parties and government branches in a debate over the best legal structure to protect innovation.
Video: Infineon CEO bets on cellular, clean tech
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
The coming year looks grim for semiconductor makers, but strength in cellphones and clean technologies hold opportunities for growth, according to Wolfgang Ziebart, chief executive of Infineon who spoke to us after attending the Steve Jobs keynote at MacWorld.
Ofcom, operators on collision course over spectrum
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
British communications regulator Ofcom is heading for a showdown with the country's two largest and original mobile operators over plans to take back part of the radio spectrum the operators have used since the 1980s to provide mobile phone coverage, and sell it to their rivals for 3G services.
Optical power meter delivers fast testing of multiport devices
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Agilent's optical power meter enables fast measurement of all multiport devices including multiplexers, PON splitters, wavelength switches and ROADMs, delivering increased throughput and higher operational efficiency.
Tampa Microwave expands simulator product line
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Tampa Microwave has added three models to its satellite simulator product family.
European VC investments fall in 2007
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Venture capital investment into European companies during the fourth quarter of 2007 was Euros 1.21 billion, down from Euros 1.36 billion last quarter and Euros 1.52 billion for the corresponding quarter last year, representing a 6.6 percent decline for the year, according to research group Library House (Cambridge, England).
Chip makers must shift from fabs to systems
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Semiconductor companies need to shift their focus from building fabs to building systems, and they must engage with customers at deep technical levels if they are to survive the current wave of consolidation, said Wolfgang Ziebart, chief executive of Infineon Technologies.
EDA ekes out modest growth as action moves offshore
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
The latest statistics from the EDA Consortium show semiconductor and electronic design are continuing their gradual shift outside North America. with modest single-digit growth overall for the sector that supplies chip and system design software.
JDSU delivers structured cabling test products
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
JDSU will unveil several new task-ready tools for network and enterprise test including the LanScaperPRO network tester, TestifierPRO cable tester and fiber-optic test kits at the Winter BICSI Conference 2008.
Rohde & Schwarz's signal generators meet all broadcast requirements
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
The same look and feel of each instrument's user interface makes it easy to switch between the the R&S SFE100, R&S SFE, and R&S SFU.
Content picture fuzzy for latest HDTVs
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Television has reached a pinnacle in hardware maturity with a range of thin LCD TVs shipping with high resolutions and frame rates, but the picture for these displays getting any new Internet-based content remains somewhat fuzzy.
Oscilloscopes add FlexRay measurement application
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has added a measurement application that provides FlexRay triggering, protocol decode, debug and eye-diagram analysis capabilities for its Infiniium series oscilloscopes.
Vector signal analysis software offers increased data measurement accuracy
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Agilent has upgraded its 89600 Series vector signal analysis (VSA) software to interface with its Acqiris 10-bit and 12-bit CompactPCI broadband digitizers.
RF power meter combines measurement accuracy with small size
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced the company's first USB-controlled true RMS RF power meter for automated test, measurement and monitoring applications in a small footprint.
Fiber inspection probe delivers improved fault-detection rate
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering Inc. has launched its FIP-400 fiber inspection probe for all types of field network architectures.
Test platform performs DSL and triple-play service verification
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
EXFO Electro-Optical Engineering has released a copper test module for the AXS-200 SharpTESTER platform, which tests the full 30-MHz VDSL2 spectrum over copper access networks.
Semiconductor characterization software adds parallel test, parametric die sort features
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has announced the availability of its Automated Characterization Suite (ACS) V3.2 software for semiconductor test and characterization at the device, wafer, and cassette level.
Mentor Graphics expands JTAG debug probe support
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Designed for a multicore environment, the MAJIC series probes provide JTAG connection to the debug support unit designed into each OCTEON Plus cnMIPS core.
Agilent to introduce 3GPP LTE test solutions
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies will introduce new solutions for 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) at the 2008 Mobile World Congress.
World Bank: India, China may be immune to U.S. slowdown
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
The economies of developing countries are unlikely to be directly affected by either the U.S. subprime mortgage crisis or a U.S. economic recession, according to the World Bank's lead economist.
Intel confirms NY subpoena, denies wrongdoing
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. confirmed it has received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General's office seeking documents as part of a new investigation alleging anti-competitive business practices, but the company denies any wrongdoing.
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