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14-bit A/D reaches 190 Msamples/s
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) unveiled a 14-bit, 190 Msamples/second analog-to-digital (A/D) converter that is said to provide strong dynamic performance and low power dissipation.
TETRA option enhances radio test set
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
Test instrumentation house Aeroflex announces the availability of a TETRA Direct Mode option for its existing 3900 Series RF test platform TETRA is based on digital Private Mobile Radio and Public Access Mobile Radio technologies. The option gives a 3900 comprehensive direct mode call setup and parametric testing capabilities.
Thumbwheel-operated handheld measures eight physical quantities
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
Here's a nomadic instrument that can measure eight physical quantities such as humidity, air flow, temperature, or even water content in oil. A unique thumbwheel selector scheme accesses the unit's menus.
Samsung to make wireless handsets in India
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
Samsung has become the latest to join the bandwagon of global handset makers that have recently announced either manufacturing or assembly operations in India.
Nanoident to build organic sensor factory
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11/30/2005   Post a comment
High-tech nanotechnology startup Nanoident plans to build what is claimed to be the world’s first organic semiconductor sensor plant.
Robust CE sales buoy industry hopes
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Reports of strong sales of consumer electronics the first full weekend of the holiday season are giving the electronics industry an early reason to cheer.
Here come 10-bit 4-Gsample/s RF digitizers
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Got the need for data-conversion speed? Slated for RF and ATE applications, data conversion instrument maker Acqiris is readying what it claims will be the world's first 10-bit 4-Gsample/s digitizers. These 3U-sized PXI digitizers will exhibit input bandwidths up to 3 GHz.
PXI plug-in packs programmable resistance decade
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Remember the days of resistance decade boxes and substitution boxes? Here’s a modern PCI equivalent that's PC-controlled, of course.
USB box works as general-purpose hardware resource
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11/29/2005   Post a comment
Here's a plug-and-play instrument using realtime embedded processing power that can operate as a bi-directional I/O system. Each pin or signal can be individually defined as an input, an output, or as a bi-directional line. A Windows interface communicates to your PC through a plug-and-play USB interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
One voice needed on next-gen disc format, says Toshiba CEO
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11/28/2005   Post a comment
Though the next generation disc format dispute has stalemated, Toshiba's position seeking unification has not changed, according to Tadashi Okamura, president and CEO of Toshiba.
Pocket-size oscilloscope has 100-MHz bandwidth
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11/25/2005   Post a comment
Elan Digital announces the first in its new range of modular instrumentation test-and-measurement products. Its USBScope50 is a full-function single-channel oscilloscope similar in size and form to popular USB pen memory products.
October PCB book-to-bill stays high, says IPC
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11/23/2005   Post a comment
The North American rigid printed circuit board industry book-to-bill ratio rose to 1.14 in October, while the book-to-bill ratio for flexible circuits fell sharply to 1.10, according to an industry trade association.
Protocol-based WLAN test set serves design and production test
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11/23/2005   Post a comment
Anritsu's MT8860B Wireless LAN test set is designed for radio layer measurements on IEEE-802.11b/g devices. The integrated test set simulates a WLAN Access Point for testing devices under actual operating conditions.
Juniper opens India center
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11/23/2005   Post a comment
Juniper Networks has opened a new technical center in India built at a cost of $8.5 million.
Denali plans hardware team in Indian center
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11/23/2005   Post a comment
Denali Software plans to increase its size and scope of development at an R & D subsidiary set up here two years ago.
Cascade, Credence partner on semi failure analysis
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Test and measurement provider Cascade Microtech plans to expand its capabilities in the semiconductor failure analysis market through a business partnership with Credence Systems.
32-channel data-acq card packs its own clock
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Using either the PCI bus or a dedicated FPDP II link, a 5-Msample/s A/D card packs as many as 32 channels of data conversion. The system eliminates the need for auxiliary clocking by including a programmable clock source on-board.
Atmel receives $43.1 million in Ericsson patent dispute
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Atmel Corp. has been awarded $43.1 million in damages in a patent dispute with Ericsson related to its AVR microcontroller technology.
Malaysia's Unisem plans expansion in 2006
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Malaysian chip maker Unisem will expand in early 2006 by launching a new wafer bumping joint venture and commencing operations at a test and assembly plant in China.
Industry group forms to create multicore HW/SW standards
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Responding to increasing calls from embedded system developers, a newly formed industry group - The Multicore Association - will meet next week to begin work on developing standards for inter-processor communications, debug and other software development tools and building blocks.
Serial pulse data generator has stimulus capability to 13.5-GHz
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11/22/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims the industry's fastest serial pulse data generator, with stimulus capability up to 13.5-GHz. its 81142A generator enables physical layer measurements for high-speed serial bus designs.
Software makes RF test gear play
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
Focus-On: Myriad test equipment and a variety of approaches encompass RF test. Software figures prominently. Application-oriented executables that run on RF hardware such as oscilloscopes and digitizers, as well as software-only emulators, comprise state-of-the-art test platforms. Here's a cross-section of some recent new products that reflect the trend.
Sony up, NEC down in annual chip rankings
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
Japanese chip makers Sony Corp. and NEC Corp. moved in opposite directions in annual semiconductor supplier rankings released by IC Insights.
Intel invests in digital HD radio provider
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
Intel Capital, Intel's strategic investment program, has made a strategic investment in iBiquity Digital Corp., a developer of digital HD Radio technology.
Portable data logger supports Internet Protocol v6
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
The Datum-y XL100 portable data logger from Yokogawa has a range of communications capabilities, and claims to be the world's first measuring instrument to support the IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) logo. Measuring 155 x 56 x 155 mm and weighing around 800 grams, the instrument is suited to field service and maintenance applications.
Sanyo downgrades forecast after steep loss
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11/21/2005   Post a comment
has reported a huge loss in the first half of its fiscal year and has reduced its full year guidance, projecting a loss reaching 10 percent of its estimated sales.
Optical power meter takes 100,000-readings/s
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11/18/2005   Post a comment
As Internet paths get faster, optical test equipment is increasingly called upon to measure both passive and active lightwave components. Here's an instrument that provides both speed and repeatability when measuring fiber optic systems. It can be used on the bench or in ATE racks.
Report: A third of China handset makers to go
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11/18/2005   Post a comment
Thirty percent of China's handset makers will be gone by the end of 2006 due to the segmentation and centralization of China's handset market, according to a report by Analysys International.
Denali's Blueprint supporting Spirit 1.1
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11/18/2005   Post a comment
Denali Software's Blueprint electronic-system level tool now supports version 1.1 of the Spirit Consortium's specification for packaging intellectual property.
Corning patent infringement claim upheld
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11/18/2005   Post a comment
Corning Inc. announced that the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware has ruled that SRU Biosystems infringed on a patent exclusively licensed to Corning for optical biosensors that enable label-independent detection of chemical, biochemical and biological substances in a sample.
Infineon, Freescale join Spirit Consortium
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11/18/2005   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies, Freescale Semiconductor, ARC International and Yogitech have joined the Spirit Consortium, an organization pushing to make intellectual property reusable with minimal engineering effort.
U.S., China in high-tech tie, AeA study finds
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11/17/2005   Post a comment
The economic relationship between the U.S. and China is increasingly interdependent, particularly with regard to the production and sale of high-tech products, according to a study by AeA.
Commentary: High time to un-Pac Asia
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11/17/2005   Post a comment
The time has come for the Semiconductor Industry Association and World Semiconductor Trade Statistics to begin providing breakout data for Taiwan, Korea and China in reporting market statistics.
Intel's Barrett promotes tech infrastructure at U.N. summit
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. Chairman Craig Barrett told a United Nations IT summit that technology creates equal opportunities for the world's children.
Motorola to assemble wireless handsets in India
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. will assemble its C115 wireless handset in India and begin marketing them as early as mid-December.
SIA: Asia-Pac to grow much faster than other regions
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Industry Association annual forecast calls for chips sales in the Asia-Pacific region to grow by 69 percent between 2004 and 2008, more than twice the growth rate of the next closest market.
Logic analyzers probe Altera FPGAs using JTAG
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Working with Altera FPGAs? Then check out this software for Tektronix logic analyzers that enables realtime debugging. You can select a specific group of signals to be probed, without needing to recompile the FPGA file.
RF-tight enclosures are miniature screen rooms
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Ever wished you had an RF-tight screen room in your lab? If you're working with RF (especially receiving systems) and you don't have one, fret no more; there's an alternative. Azimuth Systems has a line of RF isolation enclosures that can help you test multiple-input-multiple-output Rf systems. Its RF-proof enclosures mount in standard 19-in. racks, or they can sit on your bench.
India's Persistent acquires ASIC design firm
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11/16/2005   Post a comment
Persistent Systems, an outsourced product developer, has acquired ASIC and embedded systems design services company, ControlNet India Ltd. for about $2 million.
Sales up, but consumer confidence wanes, says CEA
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
A pronounced shift toward higher-cost consumer electronics spells a strong fourth quarter for retailers, though consumers are clearly concerned over the economy, according to the fourth-quarter outlook by the Consumer Electronics Association.
Software helps peer into Ultra Wideband, WiMedia
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
Software down-conversion lets 15-GHz realtime oscilloscopes from Tektronix do debug and analysis Ultra Wideband RF.
Measurement bits test WLAN and GSM/EDGE RFIC, mobile handsets
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
As cellphones and handhelds increasingly connect into wireless local area networks, test-and-measurement house Aeroflex responds with a measurement suite that can be of use by developers of WLAN-connected products. The company is also expanding features of its existing GSM/EDGE measurement software.
World's first commercial HSUPA tester?
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of what is claimed to be the world's first commercially available test system for High Speed Uplink Packet Access. The product provides support for 3GPP Release 6 HSUPA wireless.
Vimicro sets share price for stock offering
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
Chinese fabless DSP and multimedia chip maker Vimicro International Corp. said it has priced its initial public offering at $10 per share.
DRS inks $38 million contract for weather electronics
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
DRS Technologies Inc. has been awarded contracts valued at $38 million, including options, to develop advanced, infrared sensors for next-generation imaging systems used on future Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES).
Huawei to use Agere processors
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
Huawei Technologies will use Agere Systems Inc.’s Advanced Payload Plus 300 network and Link Layer processors in its next-generation 3G infrastructure equipment.
Modular power system expands to 1.2-kW
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
Expanding its line of modular power sources, Agilent Technologies is rolling out four new ultra-fast modules and two mainframes that extend to 1200-W. With these products, the company claims it's now the industry leader in the number of outputs and amount of power that can be packed into a 1U-sized rack-mountable system.
LXI-compatible DMMs pack graphical Web interfaces
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11/15/2005   Post a comment
Targeting both bench-level users and ATE builders, Agilent Technologies is introducing an expanded family of DMM replete with built-in Web servers that make them operating-system independent.
Strong earthquake strikes northern Japan, say reports
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11/14/2005   Post a comment
A strong earthquake shook northern Japan Tuesday morning, prompting the country's Meteorological Agency to issue tsunami warnings, according to an Associated Press report.
IEEE votes 'e' language for standardization
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11/14/2005   Post a comment
The IEEE sponsor ballot for standardization of the "e" hardware verification language has passed overwhelmingly, paving the way for ratification in March 2006, according to Cadence Design Systems
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