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FCC appeals cable broadband decision
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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
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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.
Corrigan says chip industry in 'wait-and-see' mode
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8/31/2004   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has adopted a "wait-and-see" attitude marked by vast uncertainties over the direction of oil prices, instability in Iraq and the presidential election, a senior executive said.
NI launches next-gen multi-function data-acq plug-ins
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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.
Analyst cuts ATE forecasts for Agilent, Teradyne
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Amid an apparent slowdown in the chip packaging and test markets, SG Cowen Securities Corp. reduced its forecasts for automatic test equipment (ATE) rivals Agilent Technologies Inc. and Teradyne Inc.
Synopsys en butte à un recours collectif de ses actionnaires
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Plusieurs cabinets d’avocats ont déposé ou ont manifesté l’intention de déposer des recours collectifs au nom des actionnaires, à la suite de la dégringolade du cours des actions de Synopsys.
DSP-based fiber optic gyro comes in two configurations
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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.
U.S. opposes Japan spectrum tax
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
The United States is opposing a Japanese plan that would expand its spectrum user fees to include unlicensed wireless devices.
SMIC s’apprête à se défendre contre les poursuites entamées par son rival TSMC
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8/30/2004   Post a comment
Le Chinois Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) annonce qu’il se défendra vigoureusement contre les nouvelles poursuites entamées par Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd (TSMC). Le fabricant de puces affirme également préconiser une concurrence loyale sur le marché de la fonderie.
Cirrus Logic réduit ses effectifs et engage des charges de restructuration
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8/27/2004   Post a comment
La société Cirrus Logic Inc. annonce qu’elle se prépare à une réduction de 7 % de ses effectifs et qu’elle engage des charges de restructuration d’un montant de 1,5 million de dollars pour son deuxième trimestre fiscal 2005, clos en septembre.
New Innovations Simplify Logic Analysis
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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
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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.
Le DSL Forum approuve les spécifications de B-RAS et de réseautage domestique
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8/26/2004   Post a comment
Le DSL Forum a approuvé la semaine dernière deux spécifications qui devraient jouer un rôle majeur dans l’initiative DSLHome (DSL domestique) du Forum et dans la tendance vers des réseaux DSL basés sur IP.
Thumb temperature logger plugs into your PC's USB port
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8/25/2004   Post a comment
Here's a USB "thumb" temperature logger that can store more than 16,000 readings, permitting it to log data continually for up to a year. Just plug this little puppy into your PC's USB port and away you go. It includes a built-in thermal sensor.
Outsourcing backers say move up food chain, foes question new job claims
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Industry executives, a displaced worker and a representative of the largest U.S. engineering organization debated the pros and cons of outsourcing during an industry panel.
Market, legislative forces driving lead-free conversion, says report
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
The effort to adopt lead-free electronic assembly is being driven by a combination of environmental considerations, government legislation, and the marketing advantages of lead-free packages, according to a report by market research firm Frost and Sullivan.
Market, legislative forces driving lead-free conversion, says report
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
The effort to adopt lead-free electronic assembly is being driven by a combination of environmental considerations, government legislation, and the marketing advantages of lead-free packages, according to a report by market research firm Frost and Sullivan.
Quantum encryption poised to tighten data security
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8/24/2004   Post a comment
Is absolute data security achievable? That's a question much on the minds of national security officials as quantum cryptology moves out of the labs and into commercial systems.
Embedded LabVIEW plays on new industrial platform
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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
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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.
Hydrogen Leak Detection - is insensitive to other gases
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
The H2000 hydrogen leak detector is a compact, robust instrument that is sensitive enough to detect leaks as small as 5 x 10-7 mbarl/s
Portable optical time-domain reflectometer packs easy-to-view LCD
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8/23/2004   Post a comment
Here's news of an optical time-domain reflectometer that's compact and lightweight. It is designed to be easy to use, when installing and servicing optical networks.
Synplicity names Meyers new president
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8/20/2004   Post a comment
Synplicity Inc. has named Gary Meyers, the head of its worldwide sales organization, president and chief operating officer.
High-capacity data-acq modules are ruggedized plug-ins
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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.
Vitesse chip set supports 4-Gbit Fibre Channel
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8/20/2004   Post a comment
Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. announced its support for the 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel standard, with sampling of a chip set intended for small-form-factor optical modules.
Branchenforum fühlt Open-Source auf den Zahn
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Immer mehr IT-Anwender steigen auf zusätzliche Linux-Server um. Auch auf Desktop-Rechnern macht sich Linux breit.
Intel für Breitband-WLAN aber gegen WWise
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Beim WLAN-Standard der nächsten Generation wollen sich weder Intel, Cisco noch Nokia die Fäden aus der Hand nehmen lassen.
API puts JTAG test into LabVIEW, TestStand, others
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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.
Qualcomm abandonne les poursuites pour dommages et intérêts contre TI
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8/19/2004   Post a comment
Qualcomm Inc. annonce l’abandon des poursuites contre Texas Instruments dans le Delaware qui auraient permis à la société de San Diego d’obtenir des dommages et intérêts pour une violation non matérielle d’un accord de licence CDMA.
Ember chip platform passes NTS standard for ZigBee development
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
Ember Corp.'s wireless mesh networking semiconductor system has passed qualification testing to become National Technical Systems' (NTS) standard to evaluate IEEE 802.15.4 ZigBee-ready products.
Focus-On: Jitter's the critter to fritter
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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.
Aerospace employment takes off after 14-year decline
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8/18/2004   Post a comment
The U.S. aerospace industry is hiring again just months after employment dipped to a 50-year low.
I/O libraries accelerate test system connections across Ethernet, USB connections
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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
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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.
Gating functions added to sequential high-speed waveform recording firmware
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8/16/2004   Post a comment
High-speed data-acquisition vendor Acqiris adds new functions to its existing Sustained Sequential Recording (SSR) firmware. The SSR enhancements acquire, store, and transfer sequential waveforms to a host PC at higher sustained trigger rates than previously possible. We're talking 2-Gsamples/s here!
Agilent sees growth slowing after strong quarter
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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
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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
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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.
cPCI/PXI digital capture card converts your PC to a logic analyzer
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8/12/2004   Post a comment
Gage Applied Technologies has a cPCI/PXI digital capture card that can work as a logic analyzer, mixed-mode tester, and pulse-response tester. Pop one of these cards into your Windows PC and you'll be all set to capture as many as 128 channels of digital data.
Applied Materials et ASM mettent fin à une affaire de violation de brevets
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8/12/2004   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. et ASM International N.V., tout comme ses filiales ASM America Inc. et ASM Japan K.K, ont trouvé un accord qui met fin au procès entre les deux sociétés pour allégations mutuelles de violation de brevets.
Mictor, Samtec adapters support simultaneous logic analysis, scope probing
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Have you ever grappled with trying to poke a scope probe into a densely packaged circuit board where the traces are almost invisible? If so, test hardware maker Emulation Technology now has two new products that can help you out.
EMC tester packs combination punch
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Here's news of a futuristic looking piece of test gear that features resident capabilities for EMC compliance testing to no less than six IEC/EN standards.
Wi-Fi Alliance enlists testing labs
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
The Wi-Fi Alliance is rolling out several new testing laboratories that will cover regulatory compliance and product testing in Europe, Asia and the U.S.
Blu-ray disc specification receives approval
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
The Blu-ray Disc Founders have approved Version 1.0 of the BD-ROM physical-format specification as manufacturers look toward developing compliant products for the next-generation optical disk technology.
Keithley spins "how-to" temperature measurements CD
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8/11/2004   Post a comment
Point your browser to Keithley Instruments's Web site. There you'll find access to an interactive tutorial CD-ROM disk on making accurate temperature measurements.
Finisar kauft Netzanalyse-Spezialunternehmen
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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
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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.
Converters with speed and accuracy in tiny package set sights on medical equipment
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
Analog Devices introduces 10 new serial analog-to-digital converters that bring ultra-compact packaging technology to the high-speed, high-accuracy world of medical instrumentation, data acquisition equipment, optical communications, and automotive systems.
IRS accused of secret deal with chip maker
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8/10/2004   Post a comment
An Internal Revenue Service auditor reportedly has accused the agency of cooperating in a secret deal to give semiconductor company Micrel Inc. huge tax break.
FCC certifies second UWB transmitter
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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.
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