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Rohde & Schwarz adds MIMO precoding to its LTE signal generators
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
By including the latest revisions of the 3GPP LTE standard in the firmware, Rohde & Schwarz is enabling greater test flexibility at lower cost.
India plans more tech institutes, ignores electronics sector
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
The government is adding three more branches to the Indian Institutes of Technology, but largely ignored electronics industry concerns in an updated policy.
MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.
Agilent scopes boast industry's biggest display, fastest waveform update rate
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced 10 new oscilloscope models with bandwidths up to 1 GHz and a memory waveform update rate of up to 100,000 waveforms per second.
Tech group claims low-cost fix to radar, windfarm conflict
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants claims it has come up with a solution to the acutely embarrassing technical challenge faced by the UK's Ministry of Defense over the potential interference of its radars from proposed energy wind farms.
ARM tools add support for DaVinci and OMAP35x
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
The ARM RealView family of development tools will provide enhanced support for the Texas Instruments DaVinci and OMAP35x platforms, including the recently-released DaVinci TMS320DM355 digital media processor and OMAP35x processors.
ETSI pushes standards for NFC with mobiles
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Wider adoption of near field communications with mobile phones took a further step forward with the European Telecoms Standardization Institute ETSI's Smart Card Platform Technical Committee approving the specification for the Host Controller Interface.
Ofcom warns O2 over 3G network coverage
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Britain's comms watchdog Ofcom has warned one of the country's major mobile operators, O2, that it could lose £40 million of its revenues from 3G services because it has not met its covenants regarding coverage.
Opinion: When the lights go out on a market
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Feuer Hand, a German-made kerosene lantern, made studying without a regular supply of electricity bearable at my boarding school decades ago. Rugged, dependable and leakproof, Feuer Hand, though costlier than its competitors, was our lantern of choice.
China universities join Sun Sparc program
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2/27/2008   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems Inc. and China's Ministry of Education have signed a three-year agreement to train at least 100 educators a year on Sun's multi-core Sparc CPUs while China establishes an unspecified number of Sun centers of excellence.
With chip hopes fading, India looks to systems manufacturing
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2/26/2008   2 comments
India's ambitious plans to manufacture semiconductors appear to be doomed.
Analyst: Inspection systems provider Camtek should be sold
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Automated optical inspection (AOI) systems maker Camtek Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel) should prepare itself to be acquired by one of the larger providers of semiconductor equipment, according to a new research note by the investment house Oppenheimer Israel.
Groups urge EU to push on ecodesign
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
The Brussels, Belgium-based European Environmental Bureau and the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation have entered the growing debate surrounding the EU approach to ecodesign.
Catrene opens up for first proposals
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Companies, research organizations and academic institutions have until April 23rd to submit proposals for the Euros 6bn, four year, EU research project Catrene. The first call will open on February 29 and project labelling is planned for September 30, 2008.
IBM, AMD claim first EUV 'test chip'
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc.--along with partner IBM Corp.--claim that they have produced a working ''test chip'' utilizing extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography for the critical layers in a device.
Instrument combines pulse and digital delay generator characteristics
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2/26/2008   Post a comment
Berkeley Nucleonics has released a new pulse and delay generator platform, combining the characteristics of a pulse generator with a digital delay generator in a single benchtop instrument.
Rohde & Schwarz RF switching matrix handles all types of automated tests
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Users can deploy the controllable switch platform to set up calibration systems, switch test instruments and amplifiers in a test system, or multiplex devices under test (DUTs).
Aeroflex : Radio test set now has an RF spectrum analyzer option
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2/25/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex has announced an RF spectrum analyzer option for the 3500 hand-held 1 GHz radio test set. The option allows users to see the signal they are receiving instead of just the frequency.
Given Imaging's Q4 revenue jumps 25%
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Revenues of Given Imaging Ltd. (Yoqneam, Israel), a startup that supplies a camera which can be swallowed to obtain pictures of the digestive tract, increased 24.8 percent to $34.2 million compared to $27.5 million in the fourth quarter of 2006.
Multi-band mobile WiMAX receiver helps accelerate global network deployments
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced a measurement receiver for Mobile WiMAX, extending the technology support of its existing drive test receiver platform.
Aeroflex/AT4 wireless conformance test systems designated official test equipment for WiMAX Certification
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2/22/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex and AT4wireless have announced that the WiMAX Forum has designated the Aeroflex/AT4 wireless MINT223x protocol conformance test (PCT) system and AT4 wireless MINT T2110 radio conformance test (RCT) system as official test equipment for WiMAX Certification (802.16-2005).
Anritsu's analyzers add options for advanced HSDPA and W-CDMA
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Both analyzers incorporate advanced DSP and parallel-measurement technologies to dramatically reduce manufacturing and inspection test times.
Analyzers test next-gen data rates, Tx/Rx characteristics
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced HSDPA high data rate and W-CDMA band XI test options for its MT8820B/MT8815B radio communication analyzers.
802.11n test tool addresses early stages of product development
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
VeriWave, Inc. has expanded its WLAN performance testing and analysis portfolio by delivering what it claims is the first 802.11n debugging, troubleshooting and device test tool to address the early development stages of 802.11-compliant devices.
Brain drain a threat to technology edge, warns Israeli Minister
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Israel's Minister of Industry, Trade and Labor has warned that the country is slowly losing its technological leadership and might "lose the global battelground" in technology, if it does not reverse the current brain drain and reduction in R&D budgets.
KLA-Tencor to buy Belgian T&M gear maker
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2/21/2008   Post a comment
Chip tool maker KLA-Tencor Corp (San Jose, Calif.) is to buy Belgian inspection equipment specialist ICOS Vision Systems Corporation NV in a deal valued at $465.8 million (Euros 316.9 million).
Panel: Indian product start-ups coming
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Some 60 venture capital firms have raised between $100 million and $150 million in Indian investments, fueling an entrepreneurial explosion.
LeCroy scope receives PCI-SIG approval
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
LeCroy Corp. has announced that its SDA 13000 serial data analyzer has been approved by the PCI-SIG for PCI-Express Gen 2 add-in card testing using SigTest.
8-bit PCI digitizer offers more data-acquisition options
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced two new options for its compact, low-power, high-speed Acqiris 8-bit PCI digitizer.
NI LabVIEW 8.5 module delivers more model-based control
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has released the NI LabVIEW 8.5 Control Design and Simulation Module, as an extension to its LabVIEW graphical system design platform.
Alliance formed to promote gaming on PCs
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2/20/2008   Post a comment
Some of the biggest names in the PC gaming industry, including Intel Corp., AMD, NVidia Corp. and Microsoft, have combined forces to form an alliance that will promote the PC as the gaming platform of choice.
PCI and PXI interfaces deliver NI LabVIEW to PROFIBUS networks
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced PCI and PXI PROFIBUS interfaces that enable NI LabVIEW software to be integrated into benchtop, real-time and device test PROFIBUS networks.
ORL module provides key measurement for optical passive components
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Yokogawa Corporation of America has released an optical return loss (ORL) module for its modular rack-mounted AQ2200 Multiple Application Test System (MATS).
After the war: more hurdles ahead for high def
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2/19/2008   1 comment
The demise of Toshiba's HD DVD format may help nudge high definition video forward, but there is still plenty of work ahead in HD video and an uncertain impact on videogame consoles.
40G transport module adds field installation, maintenance testing
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
JDSU has introduced a 40G Transport module, a field installation and maintenance tester, to its T-BERD/MTS-8000 platform.
ETSI sounds out reconfigurable radios
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Europe's Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) is formalizing its work on reconfigurable radio systems, such as Software Defined Radio (SDR) and Cognitive Radio (CR) and has formed a technical committee to look at development and standardization issues.
India rides new wave of globalization
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
India is riding a new wave of globalization-"and prosperity--as the economics of IT outsourcing, design and development propel it into a new role as a technology leader.
Agilent Technologies and Anite claim first-to-market LTE UE protocol tester
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2/19/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and Anite have introduced the first product in a planned portfolio of 3GPP LTE R&D test products developed on Agilent's new E6620A LTE UE test platform.
UAlbany to lead nano research consortium
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2/18/2008   Post a comment
The University of Albany's NanoCollege has been awarded the lead status in the Semiconductor Research Corporation's effort aimed at enabling nanoelectronics advances.
Entry level microwave spectrum analyzer targets WiMAX, WCDMA and other mobile applications
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2/17/2008   Post a comment
The portable FSL18 18-GHz spectrum analyzer from Rohde & Schwarz expands the company's product portfolio for spectrum analysis to meet the increasing demand for compact instruments in applications such as the installation and maintenance of WiMAX networks.
Rohde & Schwarz unveils mobile spectrum analyzer for WLAN, WiMAX, WCDMA
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
The R&S FSL18's I/Q demodulation bandwidth plus the software capabilities of the R&S FSL family to make it only instrument in its class to support the WLAN, WiMAX and WCDMA standards.
Aeroflex portable RF spectrum analyzer delivers high-performance
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
The P25 tests will include C4FM modulation fidelity, frequency error, power and symbol deviation measurements.
U.S. readies coupons for DTV converter boxes
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
The government will begin mailing out $40 coupons to consumers next week as part of its digital TV transition plan.
Measurement receiver speeds up mobile WiMAX deployment
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced a measurement receiver that enables the deployment, optimization and troubleshooting of mobile WiMAX networks by identifying coverage and interference problems.
PXI source measure unit combines precision, power and small size
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2/15/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments has introduced its first PXI source measure unit (SMU) and the industry's highest-density PXI switches, extending its PXI platform for semiconductor validation test.
Sun preps Infiniband for broad net role
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems hopes to get a jump on Ethernet developers later this year when it rolls out its first Infiniband products capable of natively handling networking, storage and clustering jobs, leapfrogging a similar vision of a unified data center network based on advances in Ethernet.
Agilent, Anite partner on LTE UE protocol tester
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies and Anite plc have introduced the first product in a portfolio of 3GPP LTE R&D test products based on Agilent's new E6620A LTE UE test platform.
Panel set to identify engineering 'grand challenges'
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Results of an international brainstorming effort to identify engineering's biggest challenges will be announced Friday (Feb. 15).
Infineon CEO Ziebart forced onto the defensive
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Against the background of towering losses at subsidiary Qimonda and unexpected performance problems in its mobile communications business, Infineon CEO Wolfgang Ziebart has increasing difficulties to explain his strategy. The company's supervisory board is about to lose its patience.
Wintel will fund parallel software lab at Berkeley
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2/14/2008   Post a comment
Intel and Microsoft will help fund a new Parallel Computing Lab at the University of California at Berkeley in an effort to define a parallel programming model that will serve the multicore processors already on the drawing board.
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