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Cable TV spec could revive living room PC
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
A new specification that defines a two-way digital cable TV link is in the works at Cable Labs and could revive the languishing living room PC.
Operators ready specs for NFC enabled handsets
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
The body representing GSM cellular operators, GSMA, is readying a preliminary set of minimum requirements for handsets containing Near Field Communications (NFC) chipsets.
Fluke : ScopeMeter suits CAN-bus troubleshooting
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
As well as enabling detailed signal measurements, the rugged Fluke 125 Industrial ScopeMeter features a "bus health" mode function which gives a clear good/bad indication for the electrical signals on a CAN-bus and other buses.
TTi : DC electronic load suits battery testing
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6/30/2008   Post a comment
TTi has updated the LD300 low-cost electronic load to improve its performance at high currents.
Update: Who is the boss at Infineon, Kley or Bauer?
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Who really is the boss at the German semiconductor company, the chairman of the supervisory board or the head of the management board?
Waveform generators deliver waveforms from microHz to 32 MHz
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Highland Technology has expanded its T340 series of embedded complex waveform generators with the introduction of the 8-channel T346 and 4-channel T344 instruments.
Circuit-board test tool supports latest PowerQUICC III processors
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Kozio's kDiagnostics embedded circuit-board test tool now supports Freescale's latest PowerQUICC III processors.
Autodesk ends interest in bid for Flomerics
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Autodesk will not pursue its interest in simulation software group Flomerics (Hampton Court, England) leaving the field clear again for Mentor Graphics, who has a 29 percent stake in the British company and who has made several bids to take control.
Coming (not too) soon: wireless set-top boxes
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Wireless is coming to the cable TV set-top box, but just which wireless and when is still not clear, said a Cox Communications executive after a panel on wireless video networking at the Connections conference.
Video: 60 GHz, Wi-Fi, UWB face off at panel
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6/27/2008   Post a comment
Competing approaches to delivering high quality video in the digital home faced off in a panel discussion at the Connections conference where representatives of Wi-Fi, ultrawideband and 60 GHz radios were clearly gunning for similar design wins in TVs, routers, set-top boxes, Blu-Ray drives and other devices.
Safe bet: tire pressure sensors
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
One of Portelligent's analysts had the presence of mind to gather up the damaged tire pressure monitor (TPM) from his Toyota during a recent service center visit.
Putting wireless expertise to the IEEE test
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The WCET certification program will benefit employers as well as students and EEs in other fields who want to move into wireless.
Handheld tester troubleshoots MoCA-based home networks
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
Spirent Communications has introduced the Tech-X Flex, a handheld network and service quality tester, to identify and troubleshoot IP video services in the consumer's home.
Femto Forum, NGMN Alliance to collaborate on LTE and WiMax Study
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
The Femto Forum and the Next Generation Mobile Networks Alliance will collaborate on a study on how femtocells can take advantage of Long Term Evolution and WiMax standards.
Video: Panasonic CTO on unifying home nets
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6/26/2008   Post a comment
It's time to unify wired home networks, said Paul Liao, chief technology officer for Panasonic North America in a keynote at the Connections conference where he made the case for backing the ITU's G.hn standard now in progress which aims to define a single high-speed physical layer that could run over coax, phone and powerlines.
Seven things you need to know about Nokia-Symbian deal
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
There are seven things you need to know about the Nokia-Symbian deal. Will the Symbian Foundation support only one browser? How is this open-source mobile platform better than others? And there's more.
NEMA sees continuing decline in North America electrical power business
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
NEMA sees continued slippage in June for index of electrical power equipnment manufacturing conditions.
AMD taps Ghilardi to head EMEA region
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. has named Emilio Ghilardi senior vice president and general manager of Europe, Middle East and Africa, or EMEA, reporting to Gustavo Arenas, the chip group’s chief sales officer.
Startup bolsters video over WiFi
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6/25/2008   Post a comment
Israeli startup Celeno formally debuted at the Connections conference its first chip, a modified 802.11a/n baseband optimized for video.
Group aims to manage boom of devices
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
A new industry group under the TM Forum is forming to define what standards are needed to manage a ballooning number of connected devices, an ambitious mission that spans both business networks and the digital home.
Nokia builds open mobile software foundation
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Epoch making. Unprecedented. Setting mobile software free. These were just some of the typical superlatives used by the senior executives from Symbian, Nokia, Sony-Ericsson, Motorola, Texas Instruments, ST Microelectronics, Vodafone and others at the London conference where Nokia et al put some flesh on the announcement that the Finnish phone maker would pay about $410 million for the 52 percent of Symbian Ltd it does not already own, and thus ease the way to creating the Foundation that will de
Rohde & Schwarz signal-analyzer firmware targets WiMAX MIMO ICs and systems
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
The R&S FSQ-K94 firmware can be used for testing IC components such as WiMAX MIMO chipsets, amplifiers and mixers, as well as complete products such as base stations and pico stations.
Home net chip does UWB, coax, Ethernet
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6/24/2008   Post a comment
Sigma Designs has developed a second-generation ultrawideband chip set called CoAir for home networks that can simultaneously run UWB over wireless and coax at rates up to 370 Mbits/second while maintaining a Gbit Ethernet link, aiming to serve set-top boxes, routers and gateway devices on home networks.
300-MHz LAN scopes deliver high channel density
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
ZTEC Instruments introduces 1U height, half-rack width LAN oscilloscopes that deliver high-performance features typically found only on much larger benchtop instruments.
MMI predicts 215 million IP-enabled consumer devices in the home by 2012
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
Multimedia Intelligence predicts 215 million IP-enabled devices in the home by 2012, but majority of IP ports may not be utilized.
Group pushes LTE device interoperability testing
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
A global group of vendors and operators focused on LTE, the fast data rate next generation version of cellular technology, has outlined plans for cross-vendor device to network interoperability testing, setting the stage for global roaming on LTE networks.
Safer electrical testing
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
The fast and safe testing of high voltages up to 5kV AC and 6kV DC is provided by the portable bench-top Sentinel HiPot/flash/dielectric tester now available from Clare Instruments
Bleak prospects seen for mobile WiMax
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6/23/2008   2 comments
Mobile WiMax may become a spent technology even before it gains any commercial traction, a market research group has warned.
Credence, LTX plan merger of equals
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6/23/2008   Post a comment
ATE gear rivals Credence Systems Corporation and LTX Corporation are planning to merge in an all-stock merger of equals.
Taiwan preps low power DSP, WiMax chips
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6/21/2008   1 comment
Taiwan's government-sponsored research arm is preparing to tape out a dual-core DSP and a single-chip WiMax controller that aim to consumer less power than existing commercial devices, helping local companies get a leg up in mobile multimedia markets.
Video: A talk with ITRI president Johnsee Lee
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6/21/2008   Post a comment
EE Times' roving reporter Rick Merritt sat down with Johnsee Lee, president of Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute, for an update on the work of the 5,700-person group in areas such as electronic cars and intellectual property.
Modules deliver flexible measurements for multifunction instrument
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced two additional modules with higher switching density and flexibility for its 34980A multifunction switch/measure unit.
Researchers tout low-power reflective LCDs
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6/20/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the University of Strathclyde, Scotland, have developed a reflective bistable liquid crystal display (LCD) that can maintain static images in full daylight without requiring an external power supply. The University is looking to license the technology and says a major application would be solar powered display advertisements, as well as mobile phones, laptop PCs, ATMs, electronic paper, smart cards and disposable displays.
Video: Ixia demonstrates 100-Gbit Ethernet traffic generation at NxtComm
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Video report from NxtComm shows Ixia demonstrating true 100-Gbit Ethernet traffic generation.
ATCA: Freedom of Choice Through Best-of-Breed
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Vendors of Advanced Telecom Computing Architecture boards and systems offer their view on the prospects of full-size ATCA, MicroTCA, and other derivatives.
TI rolls out an eight-channel, digital-input serializer
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
TI's eight-channel, digital-input serializer provides integrated inputs that save up to 60 percent of board space in a broad range of industrial applications.
Airbus suffers setback in U.S defense deal
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
In what could be a major blow to the European Airbus consortium's expansion plans, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has ruled that there should be another auction for a $35 billion (£17.8 billion) defence contract for the US Air Force.
Hungary wins Daimler; reports robust VC and PE investment
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6/19/2008   Post a comment
Hungary was chosen over Poland and Romania as the site for an 800M euro ($1.25B) Mercedes-Benz factory, a move that is expected to benefit the automotive electronics suppliers set up in the country.
Handheld real-time spectrum analyzers show live RF
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Tektronix has introduced the SA2600 handheld real-time spectrum analyzer with DPX waveform image processor technology that provides a live RF view of the spectrum. DPX is also available for the existing H600 RF handheld unit.
Tek's handheld RF spectrum analyzer delivers real-time multi-technology optimization
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
The Y500 employs Tek's Digital Phosphor technology, which reveals signals often missed by conventional swept spectrum analyzers and vector signal analyzers.
Keithley upgrades RF development tool with object-oriented GUI
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Keithley claims SignalMeister Version 2.0 is the only waveform creation software with an object-oriented user interface optimized for MIMO.
PSA, MXA capabilities deliver powerful analysis functionality to engineers
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies announced a series of analysis capabilities for its PSA high-performance spectrum analyzer and mid-range MXA signal analyzer, including the addition of up to 80 MHz analysis bandwidth to the millimeter-wave PSA spectrum analyzer and 2-channel, analog baseband analysis for the N9020A MXA signal analyzer.
IBM, Intel rise in latest Top 500 list
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6/18/2008   Post a comment
IBM and Intel share bragging rights in the latest release of the world's 500 most powerful computers. IBM broke the petaflops barrier with its Roadrunner system while Intel snagged more sockets in the Top 500 list.
Keithley adds WiMAX testing capability to RF test instruments
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has introduced a set of signal creation and analysis tools that extend its RF test capabilities to include WiMAX signal testing.
Analyst: Cadence/Mentor merger 'a bad idea'
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6/17/2008   1 comment
Cadence Design Systems is under pressure and may lose its top spot in the electronic design automation sector, but its proposed $1.6 billion merger with Mentor Graphics is "a really bad idea," said a veteran EDA analyst.
Aeroflex adds 3-GHz digital RF signal generator to its RF test platform
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
The 3020C has wideband width modulation up to 90 MHz for broadband communications standards or multicarrier test applications as well as RF output power from -120 dBm to +6 dBm.
TI joins consortium to develop RF remote control technology
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments joins RF4CE Consortium and will provide hardware and software solutions for new RF4CE protocol
Cable certification tester adds network test option
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Agilent has announced an advanced network test option for its WireScope Pro cable certification tester that enables VoIP and Ethernet services testing.
Agilent introduces RF Conformance test system for mobile handsets
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies Inc. has announced the latest addition to its GS-8800 family of RF design verification and conformance test solutions: the GS-8852 2G RF Conformance Test (RCT) system, a GSM, GPRS, EGPRS test system for mobile handset conformance test.
QLogic rolls 20 Gbit/s Infiniband card
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6/17/2008   Post a comment
QLogic Corp. officially rolled out its first 20 Gbit/second Infiniband adapter card and said it will follow it up later this year with a 40 Gbit/s card, going toe-to-toe with rival Mellanox Technologies.
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