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Handheld test set software provides advanced testing of signal strength
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7/31/2008   Post a comment
Aeroflex Inc. has released a software update for the 3500 series 1-GHz handheld radio test set to support Survey Technologies' Field Test 6 Software.
Agilent offers 5.7 Mbit/s HSUPA test capability
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies is offering a 5.7-Mbit/s HSUPA test capability for its W-CDMA/HSPA Test and Lab Applications, which run on the 8960 (E5515C) Wireless Communications Test Set.
Video: When the fab shuts down
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Matt, a young process engineer at the Hynix DRAM fab in Eugene, Oregon, shares his views about the human impact of the Korean company's decision in late July to close its only U.S. manufacturing plant.
Macrovision Connected Platform solution with DLNA 1.5 for STBs, TVs and CE
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
New features of the Connected Platform include the ability to securely transmit and playback high definition video over a home network with full DVD-style controls using the DLNA 1.5 link layer protection (LLP) standard.
Indian bombings raise concerns among foreign investors
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Major Indian cities remain on high alert following 17 blasts in a space of an hour in the western city of Ahmedabad and seven bombings in Bangalore.
Engineer pitches $12 recorder at digital divide
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7/30/2008   Post a comment
Literacy Bridge, a non-profit agency, has designed a $12 digital audio recorder to help teach reading in some of the world's poorest countries—and it wants help designing a $5 version of the system.
HP, Intel, Yahoo partner in cloud computing
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard, Intel and Yahoo have partnered with three research groups to create an open source test bed for research in cloud-computing, the concept of using globally distributed computers as a platform for delivering services.
Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008
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7/29/2008   Post a comment
National Instruments 13th annual customer and technology conference "Virtuelle Instrumente in der Praxis - VIP 2008" will take place on 8th and 9th of October in the Veranstaltungsforum in Fuerstenfeldbruck near Munich, Germany.
Scope tools software improves debugging
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
Amherst Systems Associates has released Version 6 of its M1 oscilloscope tools software family with an improved debugging capability.
FreeWave releases developer kits for MM2 TTL radios
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
These developer kits from FreeWave allow integrators and OEMs to easily modify and customize wireless radios for their specific applications.
Profinet Conformance Class B certification
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7/28/2008   Post a comment
For PI (Profibus & Profinet International) certification is a proven measure in respect of quality since it ensures interoperability in automation systems. Certification of Profinet devices in accordance with Conformance Class B, which is now available, has been a further step forward for the PI quality system.
Chartered ramps 45nm amid bleak outlook
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Ltd. will ramp its 45nm process technology this fall amid a bleak business outlook for the chip foundry.
Test software upgrade characterizes higher power chips at up to 200VDC
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The Keithley Test Environment Interactive (KTEI) V7.1 software upgrade for Model 4200-SCS Semiconductor Characterization System includes support for testing higher power semiconductor devices.
Report: DisplayPort wins in PCs, HDMI gets TVs
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
DisplayPort will supplant VGA and the emerging High Definition Multimedia Interface in PCs after 2010, but HDMI will retain the lion's share of external links on digitial TVs and other consumer gear, according to a new report from market watcher iSuppli.
Video: CDMA Development Group Says LTE Focus Doesn't Rule Out WiMax
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7/25/2008   Post a comment
The CDMA Development Group, at a strategy meeting in Denver, agreed that a focus on Long-Term Evolution doesn't mean interest in WiMax is cooling.
India companies turn to internal training for IT expertise development
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Indian companies especially those in the high-tech sector are beefing up workforce expertise with internally developed training programs aimed at improving the knowledge of their employees who's education may not have adequately prepared them for the corporate world.
SanDisk unveils metric for solid-state drives
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7/24/2008   2 comments
SanDisk will announce today a metric that reduces to a single number the expected lifetime of a flash disk, hoping the industry will adopt its Longterm Data Endurance approach as a de facto standard for solid-state drives.
Hynix will close 200mm fab in Oregon
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7/24/2008   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor will close within two months a 200mm DRAM wafer fab in Eugene, Oregon, according to local officials speaking immediately after a visit from Hynix chief executive Jong Kap Kim, a move that comes as a reaction to a DRAM market that has been in oversupply for months.
One-box tester supports 1xEV-DO Release B
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has introduced an 1xEV-DO Release B test functionality for its 8960 Wireless Communications Test Set.
CEA will explore 3DTV standard
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7/23/2008   1 comment
The Consumer Electronics Association will investigate the possibility of setting standards for 3DTV, seen by many observers as the next big thing in home entertainment.
Consumer giants rally around Wi-Fi variant
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7/23/2008   Post a comment
Startup Amimon has rallied five consumer giants behind its variation of an 802.11n home network for high def video, and the resulting Wireless Home Digital Interface special interest group will define by the end of the year an ad hoc standard based on an update of the Amimon technology.
Converged nets drive Brocade, Foundry combo
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The proposed $3 billion merger between Brocade and Foundry Networks highlights the trend of business networks trying to consolidate the number of suppliers and technologies they use, increasingly focusing on Ethernet and the push to merge traffic from Fiber Channel storage networks with mainstream Ethernet nets.
A practical guide to signal integrity engineering
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
With high speed digital designs frequently encountering analog effects, test and measurement experts Dr. Geoff Lawday, David Ireland and Greg Edlund have written a practical guide to help digital designers identify, analyse and ultimately solve their signal integrity issues.
Groups team to test LTE femtocell ref design
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
The picoChip and mimoOn team developing a 3GPP LTE femtocell reference design has teamed with Agilent Technologies to test and verify the system in use.
Nokia, Qualcomm court case to be Webcast
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7/22/2008   Post a comment
Nokia and Qualcomm Inc. will again go eyeball-to-eyeball over their bitter and long-protracted patent and licensing dispute in a Delaware Court beginning Wednesday (July 23) , and this time the case will be televised by Courtroom View Network via Webcast.
Hollywood gears up 3D TV effort
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7/21/2008   2 comments
The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers is forming a task force that will set the stage for an effort to define a stereo 3D mastering standard for content viewed in the home, a first step toward Hollywood bringing 3D movies to the TV and PC screen
Temperature monitoring for trace heating applications
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
The digital temperature controller DPC III is matched to trace heating applications. It monitors measuring circuits on breaks, interruptions and short circuits of the sensor as well as on under-range and over-range in order to guarantee the process safety.
Mindspeed makes $10M from patents sale
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
Comms chip specialist Mindspeed Technologies (Newport Beach, Calif.) has sold off a bunch of what it says are "non-core" patents for $10 million.
SATS market seen set for major growth
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7/21/2008   Post a comment
The semiconductor assembly and test services (SATS) market is expected to beat the overall semiconductor industry growth rate for this year, increasing revenues by 4.1 percent compared to 2007, according to market research group Gartner Inc.
Fully integrated WLAN test set conducts high-speed radio layer measurements
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Anritsu Company has introduced the MT8860C WLAN test set, which is a fully integrated test solution that performs high-speed radio layer measurements on WLAN chipsets.
Jedec group will set flash drive standards
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Jedec, the standards group best known for its work on DRAM interfaces, has formed a new group to set standards for solid-state disks that use NAND flash chips, chartered to develop standards for solid state drives used for embedded or removable memory storage leveraging the existing storage infrastructure.
Keithley adds two plug-in cards for switch/multimeter line
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments has expanded the Series 3700 system switch/multimeter and plug-in card family with the addition of two plug-in cards.
Agilent offers aerospace/defense papers on CD
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its 2008 Aerospace/Defense Symposium papers on CD ROM. Read on to learn how to get your free copy.
NXP denied in court against Dutch security researchers
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7/18/2008   Post a comment
A court in Arnhem, the Netherlands, has denied a request from NXP Semiconductors to stop the publication of a scientific study into the security of the company's Mifare Classic contactless smart card chip technology.
EU adds charges in Intel antitrust case
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7/17/2008   Post a comment
Officials from the European Commission sent Intel Corp. on Thursday (July 17) a statement outlining additional allegations of antitrust behavior related to its archrival Advanced Micro Devices, extending their case to include retailers for the first time.
Sony rallies consumer giants around TransferJet
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7/17/2008   Post a comment
Sony Corp. has rallied a group of 14 companies—mainly large Japanese consumer electronics firms—around an ad hoc effort to standardize proprietary ultrawideband technology it first demonstrated at the Consumer Electronics Show in January.
60-GHz group pushes back on Gbit Wi-Fi plan
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
An effort to create a standards group to define a Gbit/second version of Wi-Fi is getting significant push back from a separate group that sees conflict with its work in the 60 GHz space at an Ethernet standards meeting in Denver this week.
Tensilica taps Guedj as president, CEO
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Tensilica has tapped Jack Guedj as the company's president and chief executive officer, replacing founder Chris Rowen, who takes over as chief technology officer.
Qimonda, Rambus amend license agreement
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7/16/2008   Post a comment
Memory specialist Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) and Rambus Inc. (Los Altos, Calif.) have amended their existing patent licence agreement, extending the minimum term of the original pact and, importantly, specifying that if Infineon ceases to control Qimonda, some competitors would not accede to the license.
EC pushes plans to cap European data roaming fees
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
The GSMA trade group that represents the GSM mobile operators has made a scathing attack on the decision by the European Commission to bring forward legislation by the Autumn that would cap rates for sending SMS and for data roaming across European borders.
Improved error diagnosis for CAN and CANopen systems
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7/15/2008   Post a comment
With IXXAT's universal installation tester CANcheck error diagnosis for CAN and CANopen systems becomes now easier.
Scope software upgrade enables faster decode and debug
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
ASA Corp. releases new serial decode tools for its M1 oscilloscope tools software family that enables faster and easier decode and debug on Tektronix, Agilent, LeCroy or Yokogawa oscilloscopes.
Researchers extend ECG monitoring capabilities
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Research group IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has extended the functionality of its wireless ECG patch for cardiac monitoring by adding wave analysis software locally on the patch node.
Instrumentation amplifier improves accuracy, extends battery life
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7/14/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has claimed the industry's lowest power zero-drift instrumentation amplifier that features low quiescent current, low input bias current, low offset voltage/drift and 1.8-V operation.
Semicon West news:
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7/13/2008   Post a comment
What's going on at the Semicon West trade show in San Francisco? Breaking news. New fab tools. And watch out for the latest and greatest at Intersolar North America, which held in conjunction with Semicon West.
Powerline standard stuck in stalemate
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
A vote Friday (July 11) to confirm a proposal from the HomePlug Alliance and the Panasonic-led HD-PLC group for a powerline home networking standard failed to get the required number of backers.
Which IC maker is buying equipment?
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Fab-tool capital spending is down, but not out. So, which chip maker will buy IC-equipment in the near future--and who will slam the door on vendors' faces?
Teradyne co-founder dies at 80
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Alexander Vladimir d'Arbeloff, who co-founded Teradyne Inc. before becoming the eighth chairman of the MIT Corp., died after an undisclosed illness. He was 80.
India plans massive technical education push
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7/11/2008   1 comment
The Indian government is launching a three-year initiative to boost technical education.
Amkor lower forecast amid IT snafu
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7/11/2008   Post a comment
Citing a glitch in its information technology (IT) system, Amkor Technology Inc. lowered its forecast.
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