Scope Wars: The closing bell? Product News 2/28/2005 Post a comment eeProductCenter sounds the bell in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. If you haven't been following this instrumentation specs debate, here's your chance to catch up, with Agilent's latest retort to Tektronix now on-line.
Cadence CEO says EDA marketing must change News & Analysis 2/25/2005 Post a comment EDA companies will be more cognizant of customer needs and rise above being an industry that is one indulging in technology babble, Cadence president and chief executive Michael J. Fister said in a visit to Cadence's India centers at Noida near New Delhi and Bangalore.
Broadband over power lines set to take off, say proponents News & Analysis 2/24/2005 Post a comment Broadband over power lines, the use of the existing power grid to provide high-speed broadband communication services, is on the verge of becoming a viable competitor to existing cable and DSL Internet services, said several speakers during a news conference Thursday (Feb. 24)
Scalable load testing targets multi-service RF network gear Product News 2/24/2005 Post a comment Tektronix is rolling out a wireless network load test system that creates realistic complex 3G traffic scenarios using objects instead of scripts. Tek's sysem uses a patent-pending graphical user interface. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a first look at Tek's new system, as well as related software.
Scope Wars: Round 2 heats up Product News 2/24/2005 Post a comment "Round 2" heats up in the ongoing oscilloscope specsmanship battle between Agilent Technologies and Tektronix. Tek's latest comments appear as of February 23rd 2005. Agilent's retort will be forthocminmg. Stay tuned!
Oszilloskope: Schnelles Dutzend von Agilent News & Analysis 2/24/2005 Post a comment Mit der Vorstellung einer Fülle neuer tragbarer Oszilloskope geht Agilent Technologies in die Offensive. Das Flaggschiff glänzt mit einer Bandbreite von 1 GHz, alle Modelle mit einer enorm schnellen Bildschirm-Aktualisierungsrate.
QuickLogic joins Intel communications alliance News & Analysis 2/23/2005 Post a comment QuickLogic Corp. has joined the Intel Communications Alliance (ICA), a community of communications and embedded developers and solutions providers developing modular, standards-based solutions based on Intel technologies.
Implement digital filters with LabVIEW Product News 2/23/2005 Post a comment Are you a National Instruments LabVIEW user? If so, you'll be interested in NI's new LabVIEW Digital Filter Design Toolkit Version 7.5. The kit includes tools for modeling and creating software-based digital filters, as well as FPGA and C code generation for chip-level implementation.
Aus für Infineons Chipfertigung in München News & Analysis 2/23/2005 Post a comment Weil Infineons Produktion in München-Perlach unwirtschaftlich geworden sei, will der Konzern die Anlage bis Anfang 2007 schließen. Die in München gefertigten Produkte sollen künftig in Regensburg und Villach vom Band laufen. 800 Arbeitsplätze stehen im Feuer.
Inexpensive data-acq and control modules use plug-and-play USB Product News 2/22/2005 Post a comment Data-acq vendor Data Translation is rolling out what it bills is a new breed of mini-instruments. Communicating across 12-Mbit/s USB, the company's ECONseries modules offer low price but high signal accuracy. The modules use Windows-based application software to create ready-to-measure systems with familiar bench-level instrument-panels. Best of all, there's no programming required. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn checks 'em out.
Agere adds India design center News & Analysis 2/22/2005 Post a comment Agere Systems has opened a second development site here as part of its expansion, joining an existing site set up in 1998 when the company was part of the Lucent microelectronics group.
Wipro, TestQuest ally on test automation News & Analysis 2/22/2005 Post a comment India's Wipro has announced an agreement with TestQuest Inc., under which TestQuest will provide the test automation solutions to Wipro's mobile and wireless customers and develop targeted automated solutions for this industry.
Portable scopes pace today's fast clock speeds, edge rates Product News 2/21/2005 Post a comment Oscilloscope maker Agilent Technologies is rolling out no less than a dozen portable digital storage and mixed-signal oscilloscopes, with bandwidths of 300-MHz and 500-MHz---and the industry's first portable 1-GHz scopes. These scopes tout realtime display update rates up to 30 times faster than competitors.
Mitsubishi demonstrates H.264 encoding Product News 2/17/2005 Post a comment Mitsubishi Electric Corp. has demonstrated real-time H.264 encoding with a general purpose DSP during an open house earlier this week at its Information Technology R&D Center in Ofuna, Kanagawa Prefecture.
Turn-key instrument enables pulsed or CW optical pickup head testing Product News 2/17/2005 Post a comment Here's news of a turn-key instrument to test the next generation of Blu-ray, DVD, and CD pickup heads. The system is a vibration-insensitive wavefront interferometer that uses a patented single-frame dynamic achromatic phase sensor. The system also uses a USB 2.0 interface to cameras, and can acquire data at the rate of 30-frames/s.
GPS noise-generator gets unique frequency sweeping option Product News 2/17/2005 Post a comment RF test equipment maker Noise Com has some new executables for its PC-based GPS jamming generator. The new bits deliver forward, reverse, and a unique forth/back frequency sweep over the instrument's 40-MHz output bandwidth. Noise Com's new software lets its hardware platform deliver unique swept frequency signals at any power level from -126.5-dBm to +21-dBm.
India's new spectrum policy may include 3G News & Analysis 2/17/2005 Post a comment The Indian government will soon come out with a new, technology-neutral spectrum policy, said Dayanidhi Maran, the country's minister for communications and information technology, at the GSM World Congress in Cannes Wednesday (Feb. 16).
Nokia takes TV to mobile with TDF signals Product News 2/16/2005 Post a comment Nokia Corp. is showing off the industry's first live TV-to-mobile demonstration by using digital TV signals made available this week during the 3GSM World Congress by French broadcaster Telediffusion de France (TDF).
Agilent rolls two jitter analysis toolsets for its realtime scopes Product News 2/15/2005 Post a comment Test-and-measurement goliath Agilent Technologies has two new jitter analysis software packages for its Infiniium DSO80000 Series 10-GHz, 12-GHz, and 13-GHz and its Infiniium 54850 Series 2.5-GHz, 4-GHz, 6-GHz, and 7-GHz realtime scopes. One of these packages is based on the new bits we recently reviewed at eeProductCenter from Amherst Systems Associates.
Software transforms many Windows-based realtime oscilloscopes Product News 2/14/2005 Post a comment Engineering software vendor Amherst Systems Associates has a new version of its cycle-to-cycle timing and jitter analysis program for top-end realtime oscilloscopes. This release of its scope software runs on virtually any Windows-hosted scope. Read ASA's release notes and eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn's review notes by clicking here.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.