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Congress may debut patent reform bill Tuesday
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2/28/2009   2 comments
Patent reform could be introduced in Congress as early as March 3, as high tech lobbying groups on both sides of the issue turn up the heat.
DoE seeks input on wind energy initiative
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The Energy Department, under growing pressure to begin spending economic stimulus funds, is seeking industry comment on its wind energy initiative.
Flexible multistandard platform handles wireless measurement tasks of the future
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The CMW500 wideband radio communication tester from Rohde & Schwarz is a all-in-one solution for every phase of development and production.
New California emissions rules target IC fabs
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
California's Air Resources Board adopted regulations to control, and in some cases phase out, chemicals used in semiconductor manufacturing and other industries.
Xilinx Spartan-6 family delivers low-power and high-speed connectivity to cost-sensitive systems
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx unveiled a new generation of its low-cost Spartan FPGA family that integrates ubiquitous connectivity standards for a broad base of cost-sensitive applications.
Obama budget request targets technology R&D, education
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget blueprint includes big increases for basic research in energy and other technologies as well as science and engineering education.
Keithley cuts more jobs, halts product line
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Test-equipment supplier Keithley Instruments plans to discontinue its S600 Series parametric testing product line and cut 6 percent of its workforce due to lack of demand and the economic downturn.
Link Microtek : Field analyser performs isotropic measurements
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Available from Link Microtek is an innovative field analyser designed to provide accurate isotropic measurements of both electric and magnetic fields in the vicinity of long-, medium- and short-wave broadcast transmitters.
Intel joins legal fight over Psion's 'netbook' claims
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Intel has joined Dell in legal moves to stop pioneering small computer maker Psion Teklogix's efforts to stop the use of the term ‘Netbooks’ for the latest craze in small laptops.
Standards needed to tap smart grid potential
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The move to so-called smart electric grids will open new opportunities for communications companies in the energy sector, but it will require new standards, according to Jake MacLeod, chief technology officer with Bechtel Communications.
Module combines Virtex-5 and embedded PowerPC core for high-performance I/O signal processing
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Acromag's PMC-VFX modules enable users to offload CPU-intensive operations such as video/3D data processing or floating-point math to improve system performance. See it at Acromag's booth at the Embedded Systems Conference.
EPA to regulate nanotube production
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The Environmental Protection Agency will begin enforcing new rules in March regulating companies using carbon nanotubes.
Home networking groups edge toward G.hn
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2/25/2009   1 comment
Three ad hoc groups promoting competing networking standards have formed liaisons with the Home Grid Forum, another step toward industry support for the ITU G.hn effort to create a single wired standard for home networks over powerline, coax and telephone lines.
Yokogawa : Mixed signal scope suits automotive bus testing
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
With the launch of the DLM2000 mixed-signal oscilloscope, Yokogawa is now able to offer a complete package of test & measurement solutions for analysing the serial bus systems that are increasingly being used in the automotive sector.
Gartner réduit encore ses prévisions à moins 24 pourcent pour 2009
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. a encore réduit ses prévisions pour le marché des semiconducteurs mondial en 2009 à $194.5 mds soit une baisse de 24.1 pourcent.
Innovation in a squeeze, says entrepreneur
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
An increasingly risk averse climate—even in Silicon Valley—and an overburdened and poorly managed patent system are threatening innovation in electronics, according to Steve Perlman, a serial entrepreneur and one of many speakers at the upcoming Intellectual Property Symposium.
Microsoft debuts cloud R&D team
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
At its annual TechFest event, Microsoft Research will formally debut a new cloud computing R&D team that aims to raise the ease of use and lower the cost and power consumption of applications hosted by large data centers.
High-performance walk test solution simplifies quality assurance in mobile radio networks
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
The ROMES2GO walk test solution from Rohde & Schwarz makes it easy to perform on-site coverage measurements of mobile radio networks.
Software tool automates ECU software checks
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Automotive realtime networking expert TTTech Automotive (Vienna) has announced a software tool to validate the consistency of Autosar components in electronic control units (ECUs). TTX-Autoverify increases the engineering efficiency during system integration and thus helps to reduce time-to-market and costs, the vendor claims.
RFEL to sponsor DSP expertise courses
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Signal processing based applications specialist RF Engines Ltd (Isle of Wight, England) is investing in the future by not only continuing to recruit engineers but has started sponsoring students focusing on MSc degrees at the University of York.
Vishay : Aircraft weighing is accurate to 0.1 percent
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
The Vishay Systems JetWeigh-5 aircraft weighing system combines digital technology with software enhancements and hermetically sealed load cells.
At ESC Silicon Valley, survival's in the bag
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Books, scholarships, games, training, and more, all in a pretty cool Safari bag--yours if you register quickly for ESC Silicon Valley.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
Startup virtualizes data center I/O
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Startup VirtenSys officially debuts today aggregation switches that virtualize server I/O in hardware, aiming to lower cost and power consumption and ease management.
Stimulus: Energy Department scrambles to build new R&D agency
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Energy Department officials are scrambling to assemble a team that will work out details for creating an agile new research agency that will focus on energy technology R&D.
Electronics entreprenuer Sir Ernest Harrison dies aged 82
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Sir Ernest Harrison, who built up a business empire that became the second largest defence electronics group in the U.K. for a while, Racal Electronics, and then spawned what has become arguably the world's biggest mobile network operator, Vodafone, has passed away, aged 82.
CA en augmentation de 62 pourcent chez Orolia pour 2008
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Orolia SA, groupe spécialisé dans les systèmes de timing, de synchronisation et de positionnement de haute précision, annonce aujourd'hui chiffre d'affaires de 28,2 M d'euros pour l’exercice 2008.
Study: U.S. photovoltaic costs declining
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
The installed costs of solar photovoltaic power systems in the U.S. declined significantly between 1998 and 2005, but remained relatively flat from 2006 through 2007, according to the results of a study conducted by the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
NSF to detail $3B in stimulus spending
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation will get an estimated $3 billion to disperse as part of the recently passed economic stimulus package, just one of several government agencies in areas spanning energy to health care scrambling to figure out how to allocate new funds related to technology in the midst of a contracting economy.
Agilent delivers real-time LTE base station test for R&D engineers
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
Agilent is offering what it claims is the first LTE real-time signal generation and channel emulation product for base station test.
TSMC's Chang denies report of cash donation to jailed ex-prez
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. and its chairman, Morris Chang, are denying published reports from Taiwan alleging that Chang personally made a large cash donation to the wife of jailed ex-president Chen Shui-Bian.
Car-to-car becomes bike-to-bike
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2/19/2009   Post a comment
In a joint research project, Technical University of Darmstadt and automotive technology provider carhs.communiation GmbH (Alzenau, Germany) are trying to transfer car-to-car communications systems to the world of motorbikes. Besides warnings of potential dangerous road conditions, the system will include a human-to-human communications option for biker groups.
Get answers at ESC to the age-old question: How do they do that?
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
New, first-time tract at ESC: Meet with guru design teams and find out how they designed some of the most popular devices and programs ever to hit the embedded world.
Teardown ESC: Beat your child to a real 3D gaming experience
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Check out the teardown of a 3rd SpaceVest from TN Games at ESC in Silicon Valley--your child will envy you.
Teardown ESC: Oregon Scientific's SmartGlobe Deluxe
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The SmartGlobe is the first Internet-updatable model of the earth. Check out its innards at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose.
Maxim releases online simulation tool to accelerate power-management designs
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products and Transim Technology Corporation (Portland, Oregon) have collaborated to launch Maxim's EE-Sim Design Center, powered by Transim's WebSIM online design technology.
Stimulus breakdown: $43 billion for energy technology
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama includes $43 billion in energy spending and tax credits.
Stimulus: DoE readies $4.3 billion for smart grid
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2/18/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Department of Energy has 60 days to set up a competitive process to award an estimated $4.3 billion for projects that will upgrade the nation's electric grid as one of the top clean technology provisions of the $787 billion economic stimulus package signed by President Barack Obama.
Trend Communications : Fibre optic testers are inexpensive and easy to use
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Six fibre optic testers from Trend Communications include optical power meters, attenuators and multimeters, laser sources, fibre identifiers and fault locators, and a PON (Passive Optical Networks) power meter.
Hamamatsu : Infrared spectrometer modules are thermo-electrically cooled
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Hamamatsu Photonics introduces two thermo-electrically cooled near IR modules.
Mellanox bridges data center nets
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. will jump into the market for multi-protocol bridging chips and systems with its BridgeX chip and a family of gateway systems based on it supporting 40Gb/s InfiniBand, 10 Gigabit Ethernet and 8Gb/s Fibre Channel.
Fading simulator with MIMO functions targets LTE test
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2/17/2009   Post a comment
Anritsu Corporation has released the MF6900A Fading Simulator with MIMO functions as a part of its 3GPP LTE test solution portfolio.
Laplace Instruments : EMC generator certifies compliance test
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
The CRS+ is a self contained source of conducted EMC emissions that is designed to check and calibrate EMC measurement systems.
setcom wireless : LTE protocol tester is 3GPP release 8-compliant
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
Setcom Wireless introduces the S-CORE LTE (Long Term Evolution) protocol tester. It is a 3GPP release 8-compliant R&D and conformance test environment for LTE base band and protocol testing.
Startup aims Wi-Fi at embedded systems
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
Startup ZeroG Wireless officially throws its hat into the ring of competitors trying to bring Wi-Fi to embedded systems with a new chip and module that could bring 802.11b connectivity to new lows in cost, size and power consumption.
Valeo et Michelin ensemble dans la voiture électrique
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2/16/2009   Post a comment
Valeo et Michelin annoncent qu’ils ont signé une lettre d’intention pour coordonner le développement de systèmes pour véhicules électriques et hybrides rechargeables.
Synopsys forms alliance around verification IP
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2/14/2009   Post a comment
Synopsys has launched a verification IP alliance program with a goal of providing designers with access to a broader range of Verification Methodology Manual-enabled verification IP.
HARDWARE TOOLS: Agilent PCI Express Jammer has inline error injection
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2/13/2009   Post a comment
Jammer performs disruptive test of PCI Express devices in live systems for any OS or application
Tektronix unveils audio bus and power analysis solutions for embedded design engineers
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix, Inc., has introduced the industry's first triggering and analysis module for digital audio serial buses and a new power analysis module. Both new modules complement the MSO/DPO4000 Series and DPO3000 Series oscilloscopes.
Power Integrations, BCD settle patent suit
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2/12/2009   Post a comment
China's BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing has agreed not to sell some parts in the U.S. market under the terms of a settlement of patent infringement litigation brought by U.S. high-voltage IC vendor Power Integrations.
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