FCC appeals cable broadband decision News & Analysis 8/31/2004 Post a comment The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to review a decision by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco that ruled cable modem services should be regulated as a telecommunications service.
Renesas ouvre un centre de conception de puces au Vietnam News & Analysis 8/31/2004 Post a comment Le Japonais Renesas Technology Corp. est sur le point d’ouvrir un centre de conception de circuits intégrés à Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam), a annoncé la société mardi (31 août 2004). Renesas a également indiqué sa volonté d’étendre le centre de façon à accueillir 1 000 employés d’ici à la fin de la décennie.
NI launches next-gen multi-function data-acq plug-ins Product News 8/31/2004 Post a comment Offering no less than 20 new products, all introduced in a family at the same time, National Instruments is rolling out what it bills as the next generation of multi-function DAQ products. Significantly, they use the company's newly designed NI-STC 2 system controller chip and a new NI-PGIA 2 monolithic amplifier chip.
DSP-based fiber optic gyro comes in two configurations Product News 8/30/2004 Post a comment KVH Industries, Inc.'s new DSP-4000 series fiber optic gyro (FOG) comes in both single- and dual-axis configurations. They are specifically designed to provide the military with a high-performance, low-cost successor to mechanical gyros, according to KVH.
New Innovations Simplify Logic Analysis News & Analysis 8/27/2004 Post a comment Logic analyzers are instruments that have a reputation for being difficult to learn and use. They earned this reputation because they are unusually complex and require users to understand how they were designed in order to understand how to use them. Recent research on the logic analyzer usage model has simplified logic analyzers by streamlining the tasks that users perform. Agilent Technologies' Doug Beck reviews the new innovations in logic analyzer design, using the Agilent 16900 logic analys
Synopsys faces shareholder suits News & Analysis 8/26/2004 Post a comment Several law firms have filed or have indicated their intent to file shareholder class-action lawsuits in the wake Synopsys' drastic stock price drop last week.
Embedded LabVIEW plays on new industrial platform Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment Data-acq and test-and-measurement giant National Instruments is playing hardball at the innovation game again. Debuting what the company says are ultra high-performance embedded control and acquisition platforms, they're designed for applications where small physical size and high reliability are important. NI's new RIO technology gives LabVIEW developers the ability to define custom measurement hardware and circuitry using FPGAs and LabVIEW's popular graphical development tool.
GNU remote protocol debugging tool debuts Product News 8/23/2004 Post a comment Macraigor Systems has a new API and a GNU Debugger remote protocol supporting instant plug-and-play. The company's latest tool uses a 74-MHz 32-bit embedded processor that supports debug of multiple CPUs on a single scan chain.
High-capacity data-acq modules are ruggedized plug-ins Product News 8/20/2004 Post a comment Working with MIL or ruggedized data acquisition? Then check out Heim Data Systems's new compact high channel-capacity modules. These modules handle video and PCM signals, as well as avionics bus data, interfacing with instrumentation and flight test recorders that can handle a variety of sensors. The modules are available for operation in systems producing both Heim DATaRec-3 and IRIG-106 Chapter 10 data formats.
API puts JTAG test into LabVIEW, TestStand, others Product News 8/19/2004 Post a comment Here's news of a suite of virtual instruments and a DLL interface that serves as boundary-scan infrastructure for test executives. With no prior knowledge of IEEE-1149.1/JTAG test, this boundary-scan test application environment can be integrated into custom test executives developed with popular tools such as National Instruments' LabView and TestStand.
Focus-On: Jitter's the critter to fritter Product News 8/18/2004 Post a comment If you're designing a high-speed communications link, it's likely you're grappling with characterizing your system at-speed. Jitter looms as the biggest problem, but test-and-measurement makers are responding with cost-effective, accurate, and highly repeatable instruments. eeProductCenter Senior Technical Editor Alex Mendelsohn reviews some recent significant product developments that can help you tackle jitter.
I/O libraries accelerate test system connections across Ethernet, USB connections Product News 8/17/2004 Post a comment Do you sometimes get stymied configuring and connecting PC-hosted and PC-controlled test gear? With a multi-vendor automation tool that claims to enable error-free test-system connections in under 15 minutes, Agilent Technologies may be of help. Its latest test software packs updated I/O libraries and automated connection tools that detect instruments connected to a PC. It also configures their interfaces, and verifies proper connections---even in test systems that mix Ethernet/LAN, IEEE-
Agilent's latest test toolkit outperforms off-the-shelf software Product News 8/17/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies has a new spin of its T&M Toolkit v2.0 with Test Automation. It will let you mix and match instruments, interfaces, languages, and components in ways you probably haven't experienced. Agilent claims its newest software provides the industry's fastest method of sequencing measurements and analyzing results.
Agilent sees growth slowing after strong quarter News & Analysis 8/16/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. reported net earnings of $100 million on sales of $1.89 billion in the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $1.56 billion on sales of $1.89 billion in the year-ago fiscal third quarter.
Fairchild Semiconductor accroît sa présence en Chine News & Analysis 8/13/2004 Post a comment Cherchant à renforcer sa présence en Chine, Fairchild Semiconductor (South Portland, dans le Maine) vient de créer des centres de conception à Shanghai et à Shenzhen. La société a également augmenté ses effectifs et ses capacités dans son usine de Suzhou établie il y a moins d’un an.
Agilent sees growth slowing after strong quarter News & Analysis 8/12/2004 Post a comment Agilent Technologies Inc. reported net earnings of $100 million on sales of $1.89 billion in the fiscal third quarter ended July 31, compared to a net loss of $1.56 billion on sales of $1.89 billion in the year-ago fiscal third quarter.
Finisar kauft Netzanalyse-Spezialunternehmen News & Analysis 8/11/2004 Post a comment Nach der Übernahme von Infineons Glasfasersparte bleibt der Netzausrüster Finisar weiter auf Einkaufstour. Jetzt hat das Unternehmen die Data Transit Corp. gekauft, einen Hersteller von Netzprotokollanalysatoren und Traffic-Generatoren.
USB grabs data-acq spotlight Product News 8/10/2004 Post a comment National Instruments is debuting the first of a line of signal acquisition and generation hardware that plays over Universal Serial Bus. eeProductCenter technical editor Alex Mendelsohn takes a look at the first five new plug-and-play DAQ products from NI.
FCC certifies second UWB transmitter News & Analysis 8/10/2004 Post a comment Freescale Semiconductor became the second company to have its ultrawideband transmitter technology certified by the Federal Communications Commission for communications applications.
In conjunction with unveiling of EE Times’ Silicon 60 list, journalist & Silicon 60 researcher Peter Clarke hosts a conversation on startups in the electronics industry. One of Silicon Valley's great contributions to the world has been the demonstration of how the application of entrepreneurship and venture capital to electronics and semiconductor hardware can create wealth with developments in semiconductors, displays, design automation, MEMS and across the breadth of hardware developments. But in recent years concerns have been raised that traditional venture capital has turned its back on hardware-related startups in favor of software and Internet applications and services. Panelists from incubators join Peter Clarke in debate.