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Analysis capability ensures component quality
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
SigmaQuest Inc. has added a component analysis capability, Automated Maverick Analysis, to its newly released SigmaSure 6.1 on-demand software.
Test systems make it easy to test/repair circuit boards
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
Seica Inc. has introduced the Aerial series of automatic test systems targeted at circuit board repair.
Passive tap module simplifies RS232 troubleshooting
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12/31/2007   Post a comment
The EZ-Tap RS232 passive tap module from Stratus Engineering provides a RS232 data monitoring and logging solution in a lightweight package.
Group says half of U.S. households watch DTVs
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The Consumer Electronics Association said more than 50 percent of U.S. households own a digital TV.
India preps nanotechnology policy
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
India has brought together a core group of about a dozen researchers from academia, industry and research spheres to develop a national nanotechnology policy.
Group seeks info on IBM processor patent application
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The Peer-to-Patent organization is seeking prior art and annotations on an IBM patent application for a processor that claims advances in dynamic readjustment and which the organization says has just 13 days left for challenges.
Toshiba sues Italian DVD maker in patent dispute
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
Toshiba Corp. has filed a patent-infringement suit against Italian DVD disc replicator ACME SpA in a Milan court. The suit alleges the Italian company is manufacturing and selling DVDs without a license either from Toshiba or the DVD6C Licensing Group that acts as a one-stop shop for DVD patents from nine companies.
Tektronix' enhances cellular field test system for China market
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12/28/2007   Post a comment
The RF Scout Interference Hunter now supports TD-SCDMA in addition to providing the tools to hunt for RF interference and check signal quality in one rugged, handheld platform.
My aching back! Ergonomics targets worker health
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Ergonomic practices can eliminate the repetitive motions that cause hand, neck and back pain for computer users, a researcher says.
WiMAX Forum begins certification testing for Mobile WiMAX
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
As Mobile WiMAX deployments grow in 2008, the Forum will open new certification labs in India and Taiwan to address the demand for equipment certification.
Cable tester provides Spanish and Turkish text options
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
CAMI Research has released its CableEye PC-based cable and harness test system with multi-language capability.
Mixed-signal instrument provides multi-site testing of SiP/SoC devices
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12/27/2007   Post a comment
Credence Systems has enhanced its Diamond test platform with the introduction of its MultiWave instrument, a mixed-signal solution for multi-site testing of highly integrated SiP and SoC devices used in mainstream consumer applications.
Indian chip designers adding skills, engineers
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12/26/2007   6 comments
Many Indian chip design companies are adding to their portfolio of design skills to provide full design services.
Rohde & Schwarz puts 3GPP LTE, WiMAX, mobile TV on front burner
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12/25/2007   1 comment
Solutions for 3GPP LTE, HSPA+ and WiMAX will be included as well as compact, high-throughput solutions for production, and, mobile TV transmitters of all power classes.
Aeroflex upgrades its A-GPS location services conformance test systems
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12/25/2007   Post a comment
The Aeroflex 6103 and 6401 now provide A-GPS conformance test within GSM/E-GPRS and UMTS environments respectively.
ODM module tests fiber-optic networks
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
JDSU has introduced the Optical Dispersion Measurement (ODM) module for its T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000 optical test platforms, which is used for field testing fiber-optic networks.
Certification begins for mobile WiMAX products
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12/20/2007   Post a comment
Certified Mobile WiMAX products should start appearing on the market early next year as the WiMAX Forum said that suppliers vendors can start submitting their 2.3 GHz and 2.5 GHz gear for testing to the forum's lead certification lab at AT4 Wireless in Spain.
Short-range LAN OTDR delivers five wavelength test capability
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12/19/2007   Post a comment
JDSU has released a short-range LAN (SRL) OTDR for the T-BERD/MTS-6000 and T-BERD/MTS-8000 optical test platforms, providing a unique testing combination of up to five wavelengths in both multi-mode and single-mode.
Group focuses on camera phone image quality
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12/18/2007   Post a comment
The 22-member consortium looking to improve the image quality of camera phones is moving into the second phase of its efforts to develop repeatable, robust, test methods for evaluating the metrics associated with image quality -- both subjective and objective.
Microsoft hits back in mobile browser wars
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
Microsoft said it would strongly defend itself against complaints to the European Commission by mobile browser group Opera Software that it is illegally handicapping competition, and stressed it would not willingly unbundle Internet Explorer from its Windows browser.
USB, Kleer plug into digital TVs
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12/17/2007   Post a comment
USB Implementers Forum is developing a variant of its technology to link mobile devices and TVs, and startup Kleer Corp. is announcing it has characterized its proprietary wireless link for standard definition video.
FireWire turns up heat with 3.2 Gbit/s spec
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Tomorrow's FireWire interconnects will quadruple in maximum data rates, hitting 3.2 Gbits/second thanks to the S3200 specification from the 1394 Trade Association which sees the new link, in part, as a low-cost alternative to HDMI for carrying uncompressed video.
Probe card lowers IC test cost
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
FormFactor, Inc. has expanded its TrueScale probe card family for wire bond SoC devices with the introduction of its PP40 wafer probe card. This probe card enables high-efficiency and high-parallelism wafer probing on advanced wire bond logic and SoC devices.
Greenpeace urges console makers to play the game
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Nintendo's Mario, Microsoft's Master Chief and Sony's Kratos, and friends, are just not doing enough for the environment, so lobbyist group Greenpeace is urging their fans to write to the games console makers to make the machines more eco-friendly.
ITU promises to do its bit at climate change conference
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is attempting to alert delegates at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Bali, Indonesia, to the role being played by the global electronics and communications industry in both causing and potentially lessening energy use.
Power meter targets DWDM networks
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
JSDU claims the its new OCC-56 Smart Optical Channel Checker is the industry's smallest and lightest channel checker for DWDM networks.
Network analyzer offers optional gain compression application
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the availability of a new gain compression application (GCA) for its PNA-X network analyzer.
Signal analysis solution adds LTE testing
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12/14/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced a 3GPP LTE modulation analysis option for its 89600 series vector signal analysis software.
Hitachi considers Israel R&D site, says report
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12/13/2007   Post a comment
Hitachi is considering opening an R&D center in Israel, with possible topics being nanotechnology and software targeted at chip production.
India, China will shape digital convergence, Xilinx exec says
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12/12/2007   Post a comment
India and China will play a major role in shaping digital convergence, a much-hyped concept that is nevertheless proving to be a big opportunity and challenge for the global electronics industry, a Xilinx executive said.
Survey: India still leads as preferred offshore destination
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
India remains the global leader for offshore services, though China, Russia and Brazil are emerging as credible alternatives, a survey found.
Head of DS2 powers up home nets battle
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12/11/2007   Post a comment
Demand for digital home bandwidth will outstrip availability within two years, the head of Spanish powerline chip specialist DS2, Jorge Blasco, warned.
Microwave multiplexer switches 75-ohm signals up to 2.5-GHz
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces has expanded its LXI-compliant switching product line with two products that support up to sixteen six-channel microwave multiplexers in a compact 2U form factor.
Chip test startup raises $16 million
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Israeli Startup Optimal Test, which has developed a test suite for maximizing IC yields through managed test results, has raised $16 million in a second round of financing. The round was led by Evergreen Venture Partners, with the participation of the existing investors – Carmel Ventures and Pitango.
Research collaboration targets wireless mesh
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
The Italian Ministry of University and Research has teamed with Israel's technical Univesity, the Technion, in a three-year project on Wireless Mesh Networks, called WING.
LXI HF matrix switching platform supports up to sixteen 6 channel microwave multiplexers
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12/10/2007   Post a comment
Pickering Interfaces is expanding its range of LXI compliant switching products with the introduction of the 60-800 and 60-820 Microwave Multiplexer platforms.
Upgrades for PCI Express in the works
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12/8/2007   Post a comment
The PCI Special Interest Group is making progress on a basket of feature extensions to its latest 2.0 specification to enhance system performance as well as smooth a path for accelerators and storage devices, all of which should be available by June at the latest.
Test system lowers cost of SoC testing
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12/7/2007   Post a comment
Advantest Corp. has introduced a compact test solution designed to lower the cost of testing SoC devices used in digital consumer products and automotive electronics.
Verigy to buy Inovys for complementary lines
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12/6/2007   Post a comment
Verigy has signed a definitive agreement to acquire chip test vendor Inovys.
Agilent expands DisplayPort test capability
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12/6/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has expanded its DisplayPort test solution for design, characterization and debug, as well as compliance testing for source and sink.
DisplayPort compliance test software gets upgrade
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12/6/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has released an extension to its DisplayPort compliance test software for Infiniium DSO80000 series oscilloscopes, adding more controlled compliance tests and additional validation tests.
India rolls out nanotech initiative
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12/6/2007   Post a comment
India's national nanotechnology program is rolling out as the first of three Institutes for Nano Science and Technology is inaugurated under the federal government's $250 million national initiative in support of nanotechnological research.
Ixia delivers 10 GbE MACSec test module
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
Ixia claims to be the first to market with a line rate 10 GbE MACSec test module.
Tektronix unveils DisplayPort software for compliance testing
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12/5/2007   Post a comment
Tektronix has announced early adopter software that fully implements and automates the tests identified in the DisplayPort physical layer source compliance test specification.
Rohde & Schwarz production tester handles wireless devices up to 6 GHz
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
A new test concept ensures maximum test performance, minimum space requirements, and comparatively low power consumption.
India's Reliance invests in E-Band Communications
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
Mumbai-based Reliance Technology Ventures has invested an undisclosed amount in E-Band Communications, a San Diego-based designer and manufacturer of multigigabit wireless communication systems.
Cellular nets must get smarter, says CTO
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12/4/2007   Post a comment
Tomorrow's cellular networks will be more intelligent, as they evolve to become more widespread and open, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer for Bechtel Communications Inc.
BSEF responds to Greenpeace greener electronics report
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12/3/2007   Post a comment
The Bromine Science and Environmental Forum calls Greenpeace irresponsible for proposing the elimination of brominated flame retardants (BFRs) that are used in electronics products to provide fire safety without a proven replacement.
Fabless organization changes name, role
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12/3/2007   Post a comment
The Fabless Semiconductor Association has gotten the global-supply-chain gospel. The industry group, formed in 1994 to champion the fabless business model, will announce this week that it is changing its name to the Global Semiconductor Alliance.


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