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Vector signal generator leverages fast pattern-memory architecture
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Anritsu has a new vector network generator that delivers wide vector-modulation bandwidth, high level-accuracy, and fast switching for ATE applications. This generator can be used for analyzing today's 3.5G signals, including high-speed data packet access, as well as tomorrow's 4G communications technologies.
Tessera amends patent suit to include antitrust claims
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4/14/2005   Post a comment
Tessera Technologies Inc. said it has amended its previously filed patent infringement suit against Infineon Technologies and Micron Technology Inc. to include violations of antitrust law and illegal business interference.
Ex-Cadence-Manager wird neuer CEO von PicoChip
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Guillaume d'Eyssautier, ehemaliger Senior Vice President und General Manager beim EDA-Anbieter Cadence, wird neuer CEO des Wireless-Startups PicoChip Designs aus dem englischen Barth.
Conformance suite upgrades tester for MEF9
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Agilent Technologies announces what it claims is the industry's first conformance test suite for MEF9, the new Metro Ethernet Forum test spec. MEF9 lets subscribers of Ethernet services verify that a metro Ethernet network will support new types of Ethernet-based services.
Scope software upgrade targets FB-DIMM and second-gen PCI-Express
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Oscilloscope maker Tektronix is rolling out new scope software with capabilities that facilitate the development and implementation of advanced serial data standards. Tek's FB-DIMM module and PCI-Express updates for its existing RT-Eye Serial Data Compliance and Analysis Software package complement the industry move from parallel buses to high-speed point-to-point serial buses.
Communication tester targets UMTS Transport Layer
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
A cellphone communications tester targeting next-generation UMTS Node B modules is in the works. When it becomes available, the test set will focus on the Transport Layer in accordance with the Open Base Station Standard Initiative architecture.
EE Times Japan to launch in July
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4/13/2005   Post a comment
Targeting one of the largest electronics markets in the world, EE Times' new sister magazine, EE Times Japan, will begin publishing in July.
Chi Mei to license Honeywell's LCD patents
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4/12/2005   Post a comment
Honeywell and Chi Mei Optoelectronics Inc. have signed a license agreement enabling Chi Mei to use several Honeywell technologies relating to liquid crystal display products.
Intel posts $10K reward for Moore's Law mag
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4/12/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. is looking for a copy of the 1965 magazine where co-founder Gordon Moore first laid out his famous "Moore's Law."
High-tech lobbying of IRS grows, study finds
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4/12/2005   Post a comment
A study found that high-tech companies are at the forefront of the effort to influence U.S. tax policy.
Wireless PHY test software works in LabVIEW
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4/12/2005   Post a comment
If you're working with WPAN, or wireless personal area networking, here's a comprehensive set of software and hardware tools that rely on PCs configured with LabVIEW. It lets you generate IEEE-802.15.4-compliant modulated baseband and RF test signals in the 2.4-GHz band.
Study finds no cancer-cellphone link
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4/12/2005   Post a comment
A study in a medical journal found no connection between the use of cellphones and increased risk of brain tumors.
E-passport program rolls out in Singapore
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Singapore's Immigration & Checkpoints Authority is moving ahead with its effort to use Gemplus International's smart card technology in its pioneering biometric passport program.
Semiconductor consortium to support IEEE test standard
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Test Consortium has announced its support of the IEEE Standard Test Interface Language Committee, an industry consortium of integrated circuit producers and automatic test equipment manufacturers committed to defining a focused standard for test language interfaces.
Kulicke & Soffa founder dead at 84
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Albert Soffa, co-founder of semiconductor tool vendor Kulicke & Soffa Industries died Sunday, April 10 at the age of 84.
Less-than-$1500 data-acq board packs USB, 300-MHz DSP
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition board maker Data Translation is now shipping a less-than-$1500 data acquisition and control board. As a 2-channel-in/2-channel-out board, it's intended for price-sensitive systems. "The E in the product designation stands for economy," says DT product manager Tim Ludy.
Elcoteq opens plant in India
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4/11/2005   Post a comment
Seeking to cash in on India's wireless service boom, Finland's Elcoteq Network Corp. today launched its manufacturing operations here, and said it will invest up to about $100 million to manufacture wireless handsets and other telecoms gear.
PC-hosted 7-1/2-digit DMMs drop into PXI, cPCI slots
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4/8/2005   Post a comment
On the heels of its recently released 7-1/2-digit precision digital multimeter, as well as the competing follow-on product from National Instruments, DMM maker Signametrics is rolling out two new 7-1/2-digit DMMs, this time in PXI and CompactPCI form-factors.
L’Indonésie poursuit son rôle dans l’électronique mondiale
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4/8/2005   Post a comment
Ismeth Abdullah remue sur sa chaise lorsqu’il parle du travail de sa vie : une autorité de développement industriel conçue pour attirer les investissements étrangers dans cette région d’Asie du Sud-Est où la pauvreté et la modernité cohabitent dans un contraste sinistre. M. Abdullah, qui travaille 18 heures par jour et fait le trajet en avion tous les jours entre Batam et la capitale Jakarta, met en pratique les aspirations d’une région extrêmement mal comprise par l’Occident et qui se bat pour
Cadence-Chef mahnt China in Sachen IP
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4/8/2005   Post a comment
Wenn es um den Schutz von Intellectual Property (IP) geht, versteht Ray Bingham, Executive Chairman von Cadence Design Systems, keinen Spaß: Wenn China als führende Elektroniknation aufsteigen will, muss das Reich der Mitte unbedingt ein solides Konzept für den IP-Schutz erarbeiten.
Firefighters seek study of cell health effects
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4/7/2005   Post a comment
The International Association of Fire Fighters said it is seeking funding for a study on whether cell towers and related wireless equipment pose a threat to its members.
When acquiring waveforms, just what is raw data anyway?
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4/7/2005   Post a comment
Neither oscilloscope hardware nor software is inherently good or bad. In state-of-the-art high-speed scopes, the proper and wisely-used mix of both hardware and software engineering is required to deliver the most accurate measurement results. Author Lon Hintze, Oscilloscope Product manager at Agilent Technologies explains why.
Opinion: When acquiring waveforms, just what is raw data anyway?
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4/7/2005   Post a comment
Neither oscilloscope hardware nor software is inherently good or bad. In state-of-the-art high-speed scopes, the proper and wisely-used mix of both hardware and software engineering is required to deliver the most accurate measurement results. Lon Hintze, Oscilloscope Product manager at Agilent Technologies tells why.
Sensor reference system's based on PXI
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4/7/2005   Post a comment
The "ideal sensor" is a calibration tool for test stands in production, development, and quality control for sensor manufacturers and/or final users of these sensors. It replaces the "golden sample," which is commonly used, to check a test stand regularly for reproductibility of known results.
Agilent to certify test and measurement skills in China
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4/7/2005   Post a comment
MANHASSET, N.Y. — Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched a test and measurement certification program in China to cultivate local talent in the test and measurement industry.
Agilent to certify test and measurement skills in China
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has launched a test and measurement certification program in China to cultivate local talent in the test and measurement industry.
High-speed/RF digitizers tout 25-Gbit/s optical data streaming
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Digitizer maker Acqiris has two new data-acquisition plug-ins that carry optical output links. These give the modules the ability to stream data at rates as high as 25-Gbits/s! That's just the ticket for applications such as I/Q demodulation in software-defined radios or for radar and SIGINT.
Bingham calls on China to respect intellectual property
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Executive Chairman Ray Bingham called on China's semiconductor industry to work collaboratively to ensure the protection of intellectual property in a recent keynote address delivered to Chinese high-tech professionals working in North America.
Nokia to manufacture wireless phones in India
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
Finland's Nokia Corp. has said it has decided to set up a manufacturing facility for mobile devices at Chennai in southern India costing $100 to 150 million.
India's Mindtree joins Cadence's Jumpstart program
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4/6/2005   Post a comment
India's Mindtree Consulting has enrolled as the first member of Jumpstart, a new Cadence program aimed at enabling semiconductor design services firms in India to ramp up quickly and without large capital expenditures.
Semiconductor analyzer packs integrated CV, IV capability
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies is readying a Windows-based semiconductor device analyzer that integrates CV and IV measurements into a single box. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
USBTMC Unwrapped
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Opinion: Will USB have an impact on test-and-measurement users?
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
There are incremental changes happening in the test industry, especially with respect to communications buses. Nonetheless, the communication bus isn't as important as how you communicate with your instruments. Eric Singer, Senior Software Engineer at National Instruments offers his thoughts and opinion on why that's so. This article includes a link to a brief USBTMC and USBTMC-USB488 tutorial.
Nokia to sell mobile radio business to EADS
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
Nokia announced Tuesday (April 5) that it was on the verge of selling its Professional Mobile Radio business to the aerospace and defense systems supplier European Aeronautic Defense and Space Company, a move that would create a global player in the homeland security systems and secure wireless communications solutions market.
LG et Matsushita règlent leur litige sur les brevets d’écrans plasma
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4/5/2005   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. et Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. sont parvenus à un accord visant à régler leur litige sur les technologies d’écrans plasma.
ITC continues probe in Amkor-Carsem patent dispute
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Amkor Technology Inc. has announced that the International Trade Commission has remanded Amkor's patent suit against rival packaging supplier Carsem to the presiding administrative law judge to further investigate Amkor's claims Carsem infringed patents related to its quad flat pack, no-lead package technology.
MIPS inks alliances with four DTV companies
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies Inc. announced Monday (April 4) it has made alliances with four international digital TV solution providers, as the company continues its effort to corner the growing digital TV market.
Intel accepte l’ordonnance d’arrêt des pratiques commerciales déloyales au Japon
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. a annoncé qu’il acceptait une recommandation issue de la Japan Fair Trade Commission visant à mettre fin à ses pratiques commerciales supposées déloyales sur le marché japonais.
Yokogawa compact digital oscilloscopes offer enhanced waveform analysis
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
The SignalXplorer DL9000 series of digital oscilloscopes from Yokogawa combine high-performance waveform display and analysis functions with the most compact and lightweight design in their class.
LG, Matsushita settle PDP patent dispute
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4/4/2005   Post a comment
LG Electronics Inc. and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. have reached an agreement to settle their legal dispute over plasma display technologies.
HP ernennt neuen CEO
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Hewlett-Packard hat seine Nachfolgeprobleme gelöst: Mark Hurd wird zum 1. April neuer CEO, President und Vorstandsmitglied.
EC, Japanese officials collaborating on Intel antitrust case
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
European antitrust enforcers have been working closely with their Japanese counterparts in a wide-ranging antitrust probe that has so far resulted in Intel's agreeing to end anti-competitive practices in Japan.
National Instruments to fall short of guidance
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
National Instruments said Friday (April 1) that revenue for the first quarter of 2005 would top out at $130 million with earnings per share of 12 cents, both below original projected guidance.
Ciena, Broadwing settle patent suit
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
Network company Ciena Corp. and optical network solutions provider Broadwing Corp. have announced they have settled their patent infringement litigation.
Wipro says interest in outsourcing is on the rise
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
This year's collaborative product engineering customer meet organized by Wipro Technologies showed that product development and sustenance followed by testing was the key area of interest for companies looking to outsource.
Murata joins POLA alliance for power converters
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4/1/2005   Post a comment
Murata Manufacturing Co. has joined the Point of Load Alliance and announced it would team with Texas Instruments Inc. to expand a global effort to promote pin-compatible, non-isolated, point of load plug-in power modules and provide a second source based on leading semiconductor technology.
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