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Optical forum finds support for 100-, 160-Gbit interfaces
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7/29/2005   Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum has collected input on possible standards for some of the first optical physical-layer interfaces to exceed 100 Gbits/sec.
USB TTL I/O module delivers higher drive
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7/29/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a USB 2.0 TTL-compatible I/O module from Data Translation that can sink or source higher currents than its predecessors. It packs 28 I/O lines.
Lawmakers stress research funds in energy bill
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Backers of controversial energy legislation said it contains research funding for projects ranging from alternative energy sources to advanced computing.
Realtime PXI instrument controllers run high-speed Intel processors
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7/28/2005   Post a comment
Two new PXI embedded controllers are slated for realtime instrumentation and data-acq tasks. One runs a 2-GHz intel Pentium M 760 processor. The second features a 1.5-GHz Celeron M 370 processor.
Broadband bill would deregulate video services, spur VoIP
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Telecommunications overhaul legislation would roll back current restrictions on providing video services and assure consumer access to Internet-based phone service.
Fast parametric measurement-unit chips have small footprints
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
Expanding an existing line of standards-based per-pin parametric measurement unit ICs, chip maker Semtech is dishing up a family of three PPMU devices. They're claimed to have extremely fast settling times and the smallest form-factors for 40-mA devices. The use of BiCMOS also permits them to accommodate a 16.25-V range.
SEC charges Merix employee with insider trading
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
The Securities and Exchange Commission has charged an unidentified employee of printed circuit board supplier Merix Corp. for violating insider trading rules.
Ethernet board supports GigE Vision realtime imaging standard
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7/27/2005   Post a comment
An off-the-shelf OEM board can add GigE connectivity to industrial machine-vision and consumer cameras. The Pleora iPORT PT1000-VB In-Camera Engine lets you integrate high-performance GigE connectivity into almost any camera simply by changing out the back-end interface electronics. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Overhaul of U.S. telecom law to be introduced
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7/26/2005   Post a comment
A Republican senator will unveil a rewrite of U.S. telecommunications laws.
PC/104 board runs eight simultaneous A/D channels
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Check out this less-than-$1000 analog/digital plug-in board. Operating at 100-ksample/s/channel rates, this PC/104 form-factor plug-in touts simultaneous channel sampling, a capability that's usually found only on more costly cards.
Congress renews innovation push
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
Technology innovation and targeted federal R&D investments are critical to U.S. competitiveness in a global economy, industry executives told Congress.
Pattern/pulse stimulus generator spans 150-MHz to 7-GHz
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
If you're adopting a leading-edge serial transmission technology such as Fiber Channel or PCI Express, or designing a microwave RF deck, characterizing your hardware at speeds between 4-GHz and 6-GHz can be a daunting task. That's where Agilent Technologies's new pulse-pattern generator comes in. It's a memory-based instrument that can be used from 150-MHz all the way up to 7-GHz.
Eight-port network analyzer operates from 300-kHz to 8-GHz
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7/25/2005   Post a comment
The ZVT8 from Rohde & Schwarz is claimed to be the world's first eight-port vector network analyzer up to 8 GHz for universal measurements on multiports and balanced DUTs.
Kerr named to head U.S. spy satellite office
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
Donald Kerr, a former senior CIA and FBI official, was named director of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, the Defense Department said.
China's military intentions help drive U.S. technology debates
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
China’s emergence as an economic and military power continues to influence debates on its military intentions and the direction of its closely-linked economic strategy.
Group calls for easing rules on U.S. tech sales to China
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7/22/2005   Post a comment
The U.S.-Taiwan Business Council said the U.S. government should ease rules that inhibit technology sales to Asian companies, especially those with fabs in Taiwan and China.
Modest China currency move welcomed
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
High-tech groups reacted positively to China's decision to end its policy of linking its currency, the yuan, to the value of the U.S. dollar.
Triple-play network test gear addresses voice, video, data
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of four test-and-management approaches that address the convergence of voice, video, and data. These so-called triple-play tools are slated to assist service providers, network equipment manufacturers, and cable providers to ensure performance and reliability of next-generation networks.
Powerful final-test memory system debuts
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7/21/2005   Post a comment
Automatic test equipment maker Agilent Technologies now has a new final-test memory tester targeting multi-chip packages and discrete flash. Dubbed the Versatest Series Model V5500, this ATE system offers a tester-per-site architecture.
Mobility Electronics, Xantrex to market power inverters
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
Mobility Electronics Inc. and Xantrex Technology Inc. have signed an agreement to jointly develop and market a family of portable power inverter products combining Mobility's itip technology and Xantrex's inverter technology.
Pentagon sees China as growing regional threat
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
China's military modernization efforts are focusing on upgrading its ability to project force beyond its own shores as it seeks to become a regional power, according to a Pentagon report.
Tech group warns of investment drain to Asia
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
A recent warning by one of North America’s largest technology advocates indicates that the U.S. isn’t the only nation nervous about rapidly developing Asian countries.
Ultra-wideband protocol analyzer decodes WiMedia & WUSB protocols
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7/20/2005   Post a comment
LeCroy's UWBTracer is claimed to be the industry’s first protocol analyzer that supports the new ultra wideband (UWB) WiMedia and Wireless USB (WUSB) standards.
Testers handle various A-GPS wireless location-based services
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Instrumentation conglomerate Aeroflex is rolling out test capability to address the emerging development and conformance test requirements of Assisted-GPS. A-GPS is the heart of location-based services for cellphones. Aeroflex's systems are intended to test A-GPS systems in the lab.
Compact converters put logic on fiber
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Test-and-measurement house Highland Technology now has both electrical-to-optical and optical-to-electrical converters that are compatible with the company's digital delay/pulse generator and other VME-packaged electrical/optical converter products. Use these to transmit error-free data over long distances using fiber.
HP cuts 14,500 workers
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard Co. said it will lay off 14,500 workers over the next 18 months, or about 10 percent of its workforce.
Trusted Computing Group releases trusted server spec
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7/19/2005   Post a comment
The Trusted Computer Group released its specification for trusted servers that the group said will strengthen protections for data and transactions.
Court awards O2Micro $12 million in patent suit
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
A court jury in Oakland, Calif., has found Monolithic Power Systems to have infringed several patents belonging to O2Micro Inc. and awarded O2Micro damages in the amount of $12 million.
EU-Kommission gibt neue WiFi-Frequenzen frei
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Vergangene Woche hat die EU-Kommission in allen 25 Mitgliedsstaaten zwei weitere WLAN-Frequenzbänder (5150-5350 MHz und 5470-5725 MHz) freigegeben.
40-MHz network analyzer uses USB-equipped PC
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Here's a PC-hosted gain phase meter, vector network analyzer, impedance meter, and sinewave generator that can operate from 10-Hz to 40-MHz. It communicates with your PC using USB.
Agilent, Asylum Research team on nanotechnology
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Test and measurement company Agilent Technologies Inc. and Asylum Research have signed a joint development agreement to collaborate on technologies and applications in the area of nanotechnology measurements.
DoD to use HP supercomputer for weapon design
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7/18/2005   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard said the Defense Department will use an HP supercomputer for advanced weapon design research.
India opens electronics test center
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
India is moving to install the infrastructure needed for electronics manufacturing.
L’Inde ouvre un centre de test électronique
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
L’Inde s’apprête à installer l’infrastructure nécessaire à la fabrication électronique.
No date set for 3G license fees, says India technology official
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7/15/2005   Post a comment
India's federal minister for communications and information technology Dayanidhi Maran has declined to specify whether, how much, and when fees for 3G licenses will be charged.
FCC adopts new rules to improve VRS for hard-of-hearing
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7/14/2005   Post a comment
The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has adopted rules moving the Video Relay Service (VRS) closer to the goal of providing deaf and hard of hearing persons functionally equivalent access to the nation's telephone system.
Agilent proposes test solution for MCPs
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Aimed at the problems posed by the skyrocketing use of multichip packages (MCPs), Agilent's system promises single-insertion, highly parallel full-speed testing of packaged MCPs.
Motorola opens R&D centers in Bangalore, Taipei
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Motorola Inc. has opened research and design centers in Bangalore and Taipei, both focused on developing solutions for seamless mobility in telecom switching, embedded communications, broadband and ultra wideband wireless.
STATS ChipPAC sees 2Q growth, analysts remain cautious
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
Loss-making semiconductor test and packaging vendor STATS ChipPAC said it expects to report 13-percent sales growth for the quarter.
SD Card Association approves microSD spec
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
The SD Card Association has announced final approval of the microSD specification for small removable storage cards compatible with current SD devices.
IBM to offer CMOS image sensor foundry services
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7/13/2005   Post a comment
IBM Corp. has announced it would make available technology and manufacturing services for complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) image sensors for use in camera-phones, digital still cameras and other consumer products.
Keithley makes book on test techniques
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments' new 140-page handbook, "Overcoming the Measurement Challenges of Advanced Semiconductor Technologies: DC, Pulsed, and RF—From Modeling to Manufacturing" describes emerging measurement challenges for semiconductor manufacturers as they move into the 65 nm technology node and beyond.
NEC establishes sales subsidiary in Russia
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
NEC Corp. has established a sales & marketing subsidiary in Russia to address a growing mobile phone market there.
Semizone s’allie à l’IMEC pour développer l’enseignement en ligne
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
L’IMEC vient de conclure un partenariat stratégique avec Semizone Inc. afin de proposer des supports de formation et d’enseignement en ligne pour les concepteurs d’ASIC et de systèmes sur puce, les ingénieurs et les techniciens travaillant dans le domaine de la fabrication de semi-conducteurs.
Japan's semi industry to launch five year R&D project
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7/12/2005   Post a comment
Japan's semiconductor industry will launch a five year R&D project starting next April focusing on 45-nm and 32-nm technologies, following the conclusion of the Asuka project next March.
Intel appoints Xu Yang vice president
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp. has appointed Xu (Ian) Yang to vice president of its Sales and Marketing Group.
Honeywell invests in Albany Nanotech
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
Honeywell Electronic Materials will invest at least $5 million during the next five years into laboratory equipment and research activities at Albany NanoTech, as well as locate laboratories and researchers at the center to work on next generation materials for the semiconductor industry
Federal court reverses California court decision on SanDisk patent suit
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
151 SanDisk Corp. has announced that the U.S Court of Appeals for the Federal Court has reversed a summary judgement by a California District Court regarding SanDisk's '987 memory card patent, thus renewing the memory disk supplier's almost four-year old patent infringement suit against Ritec, Pretec, and Memorex.
Artisan Software rejoint le consortium Autosar
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7/11/2005   Post a comment
La société Artisan Software Tools Inc. a annoncé son adhésion au consortium Autosar (Automotive Open Systems Architecture) en tant que membre associé du partenariat de développement.
Hynix reportedly set to regain control from creditors
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7/8/2005   Post a comment
Korean memory supplier Hynix Semiconductor will complete a workout program next week and regain management control from creditors, its main creditors said Friday in a Korea Times report.
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