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Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   1 comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Hollywood: Court rules against China DVD player maker
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
The Motion Picture Association of America said a California court issued a permanent injunction that prohibits China-based DVD player manufacturer Gowell Electronics from violating any term of the Content Scramble System license agreement.
SignalVu vector signal analysis software for oscilloscopes analyzes RF signals up to 20 GHz bandwidth
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software from Tektronix runs on the company's DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope series, enabling engineers to easily characterize and validate wideband and microwave spectral events.
Italy to host consortium's first NFC interoperability trial
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
StoLPaN, the pan-European consortium driving the adoption of Near Field Communications (NFC), will conduct its first public trial of the technology in the Dolomite skiing resorts of North East Italy.
Anite and Renesas France announce wireless conformance testing partnership
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Anite and Renesas Design France (RDF) have announced a strategic partnership in Wireless Conformance testing. RDF has selected Anite's SAT(H) software test platform, a host test solution for 2G/3G Protocol Stack software, for the validation of the RDF 2G/3G dual mode Protocol Stack.
CEA supports new Energy Star TV spec
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced support for the new ENERGY STAR specification for televisions, which takes effect on November 1, 2008. The new specification for the first time accounts for both active and standby power consumption across all types of televisions.
Over-the-air TV gears for mobile, Web roles
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of over-the-air digital TV are gearing up for new mobile and Web offerings that could hit as early as next year, but even some implementers admit the effort faces a host of daunting challenges.
Amkor's Q3 profit plummets
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Chip-packaging provider Amkor Technology saw its third quarter profit plummet to $34 million, down 48 percent from the second quarter and down 44 percent from the third quarter of 2007.
Featured Product: Simulink Fixed Point 6 targets more accurate design, simulation
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Simulink upgrade delivers capabilities for designing and simulating fixed-point systems and generating optimized code for implementation, while streamlining workflows.
TUV Rheinland releases test system for Zigbee Smart Energy products
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland has released its customizable Automizer Test System, designed to test products that meet the ZigBee Smart Energy Public Application Profile.
Mosaid, Powerchip settle patent litigation
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Memory IP provider Mosaid Technologies said it has settled its patent infringement litigation with Powerchip Semiconductor and signed a patent license agreement with the Taiwanese provider of memory chips and foundry services.
Nobel Laureates back Obama. Do you agree?
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10/29/2008   13 comments
Seventy-six U.S. Nobel Laureates have endorsed Sen. Barack Obama as the U.S. presidential candidate who best understands the importance of science and technology in boosting U.S. competitiveness.
Qualcomm faces $1bn GPS patent lawsuit
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Wireless chip group Qualcomm Inc. has become embroiled in yet another patent litigation battle, this time focusing on assisted-GPS technology and against U.S. homeland security company Gabriel Technologies.
Video: Top Hollywood techie on digital shift
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Wendy Aylsworth, the vice president of engineering for the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, discusses Hollywood's transition to digital networking, SMPTE's new structure and its broadband and 3DTV groups.
Preliminary DFI specification 2.1 now available
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
The preliminary version of the DDR PHY Interface (DFI) specification 2.1, which defines an interface protocol between memory controller logic and PHY interfaces, has been made available on the DFI ecosystem community Web site.
Updated: Arbitration panel finds in favor of Tessera
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
An arbitration panel has unanimously ruled in favor of Tessera Technologies in the company's contractual dispute with Amkor Technology, Tessera said.
Seoul Semi says U.S. court rules against Nichia
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Seoul Semiconductor said that a U.S. court has ruled in its favor in a lawsuit filed against the company by Japan's Nichia and its U.S. subsidiary.
Ixia, Juniper Networks, LBNL unveil telecom energy efficiency metric
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Ixia and Juniper Networks have unveiled the formation of the Energy Consumption Rating (ECR) Initiative in conjunction with Lawrence Berkeley National Labs (LBNL). The ECR is a framework for measuring the energy efficiency of network and telecom devices.
Studio exec calls for 3DTV interface
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
The industry needs to develop a new digital interface for televisions to pave the way for stereoscopic 3-D content, said a senior executive at a Hollywood studio.
Wi-Fi Alliance studies possible 11n confusion
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of Wi-Fi are wondering whether consumers will be confused by the rollout of a wide variety of implementations of the latest 802.11n version of the technology an issue still under study at the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Single-stream 11n chips attack Wi-Fi mainstream
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10/27/2008   2 comments
Atheros Communications Inc. will try to drive 802.11n into mainstream Wi-Fi markets with its Align family, a new line of chips using only a single antenna to target .11g price points.
Tektronix brings spectrum analysis to scopes
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Unique combination of vector signal analysis software effectively turns oscilloscopes into wideband vector signal analyzer.
Opinion: Test your mindset
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
When designers and test engineers make their annual pilgrimage to the Mecca of T&M this week, they won't find the same-old, same-old. The 39th ITC is about getting them to work in union.
IPC raises concern over RoHS revision to include TBBPA
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10/24/2008   Post a comment
IPC has raised concerns over a recent report that TBBPA is on a draft list of substances for priority examination under the EU's RoHS regulation.
Cisco engineer lobbies for blade-server beater
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
A senior engineer from Cisco Systems is trying to rally support for an expanded Advanced TCA design for the data center, going head-to-head with the blade servers of top computer makers such as IBM and Hewlett-Packard at a time of expanding interest in dense, modular systems to serve users ranging from Google to the U.S. Navy.
Sematech: 450-mm 'demo' tools due in 2010
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
It may be wishful thinking, but International Sematech is planning to see the first 450-mm ''demo'' tools at the 32-nm node by 2010, with ''pilot line'' machines due out at 22-nm in 2012.
Coming up on ESC Boston
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10/22/2008   Post a comment
ESC features BYOES program, live Tear Downs
Handheld test set targets radio field tests
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex introduces the 3500A, a powerful and rugged 1GHz hand-held radio test set weighing less than 3.7k
Android gets security suite
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Google Inc. is adding a security software suite from Mocana Corp. to its Android Mobile Platform.
Spirent partners with SGS for wireless certification
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Testing specialist Spirent Communications and certification company SGS have agreed to have SGS provide validation and testing services for Spirent's UMTS Location Test System.
1 GHz hand-held radio test set
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex has introduced a lightweight 1-GHz hand-held radio test set, designated 3500A.
Austriamicrosystems : Magnetic encoder IC targets automotive applications
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has expanded its magnetic rotary encoder portfolio with the AS5145, a 12-bit encoder IC designed for automotive applications.
Fairchild settles patent dispute
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor said it has signed a settlement and cross-license agreement with Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, ending a patent dispute that began in 2007.
EPA ruling removes barriers for recycling manufacturing waste
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Thanks to lobbying efforts by IPC, the U.S. EPA has released a new ruling on the definition of solid waste under the RCRA hazardous waste regulations, which could save U.S. PCB manufacturers millions of dollars as well as encourage recycling.
Baseband signal generator for UWB applications
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
The new R&S AFQ100B from Rohde & Schwarz is a signal source for developing and producing ultra-wideband (UWB) components
TTi acquires Satori Technology's RF power meter range
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Test and measurement specialist, TTi has extended the company's range of RF test and measurement products through the acquisition the RF power meter range from Satori Technology
Analog design research center to open at UT-Dallas
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
A $16 million collaboration among academia, industry and government will create The Texas Analog Center of Excellence (TxACE) at the University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced
TUV, ASU create testing facility for solar equipment
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
TUV Rheinland Group has partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to create a state-of-the-art facility for testing and certification of solar energy equipment.
Startup claims Gbit version of Wi-Fi
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Quantenna Communications Inc. officially joins the ranks of companies crafting high-end variations of 802.11n silicon with a chip set using 4x4 MIMO antennas along with beam forming and mesh technologies to deliver an aggregate throughput of up to a Gbit/second.
Navy honors 'father of electronic warfare'
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. Navy has named its next missile-tracking ship after Howard Lorenzen, the "father of electronic warfare" who helped developed the first U.S. spy satellite payloads in the 1960s.
Handheld digital multimeters feature OLED display
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced the U1253A handheld digital multimeter (DMM), touting it as the first DMM to use an organic light-emitting diode (OLED) display.
Wireless start-up Zinwave taps Forrest as chairman
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
Zinwave Ltd (Cambridge, England), a start-up working to commercialize technologies using optical fibre technology to integrate, unify and simplify how cellular and wireless coverage are provided within buildings, has appointed Dr. John Forrest non-executive Chairman.
U.S. ITC affirms ruling against SiRF, Broadcom says
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom said the U.S. International Trade Commission affirmed an initial determination that SiRF Technology Holdings infringes three GPS-related patents held by a wholly-owned subsidiary of Broadcom.
Battery/charger simulator targets portable battery-powered devices
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has introduced the Model 2308 dual-channel, battery- and charger-simulating power supply designed to provide low-cost testing of portable battery-powered devices.
Intel event lobbies for unified 60-GHz spec
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. hosted a gathering of about 120 researchers this week as part of an effort to drive toward a standard for 60-GHz wireless networks that could serve a broad range of computer and consumer systems.
Pulse pattern generators target R&D and production test apps
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Picosecond Pulse Labs (PSPL) has introduced the 12000 series of pulse/pattern generators, targeted at R&D and production test applications.
Module remotely monitors 16 open collector fan status lines
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Precision Analog Systems' remote monitoring module detects a system's temperature and fan and power supply status, preventing malfunction and overheating in critical systems.
Teams partner for maskless ICs
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics Limited and e-Shuttle, Inc. have adopted the design for e-beam technology from design and software company DS2 to deliver cost and time reductions for producing prototypes, derivatives and ICs.
IMD application reduces setup/calibration time for network analyzer
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced an intermodulation distortion (IMD) application for its PNA-X microwave network analyzer that reduces setup and calibration time by a factor of 10.
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