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EPA reaches agreement on Motorola Superfund Site
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reached agreements with eight potentially responsible parties suspected of causing soil or groundwater contamination that may have contributed to the contamination at a Superfund Site in Phoenix.
Judge restrains Magma from re-examining patents
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a restraining order to Magma Design Automation in its patent dispute with Synopsys Inc. Tuesday, ordering the Magma not to abandon two patents it owns and preventing the company from seeking re-examination of the patents.
Judge restrains Magma from re-examining patents
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued a restraining order to Magma Design Automation in its patent dispute with Synopsys Inc. Tuesday, ordering the Magma not to abandon two patents it owns and preventing the company from seeking re-examination of the patents.
Intel-led alliance stirs angst over future wireless spec
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8/31/2005   Post a comment
Intel has convinced Broadcom, Atheros and Marvell to join forces outside of an IEEE wireless LAN standards group to develop an interoperable physical and media access control layer.
Interactive troubleshooting guide CD is a freebie
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
Keithley Instruments is offering a free tutorial CD troubleshooting guide. It lets you explore the symptoms and causes of common errors associated with low-level signals, such as low voltage, low current, low resistance, high resistance, and voltage from a high resistance source measurement. Click here to learn more and get your free copy.
LG aiming to be largest PDP supplier, say reports
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
Korean electronics giant LG Electronics is opening its fourth plasma display panel plant in Gumi, North Gyeongsang, South Korea on Wednesday, in a move that would make the company the largest plasma display supplier, according to Korean online reports.
Competition heats up to provide software services
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8/30/2005   Post a comment
The software services market dominated by India will see intense competition as multinational companies re-entering the field, according to an industry study.
Embedded functional test targets Intel silicon
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
By combining at-speed processor-based functional tests and Intel IBIST-specific tests, a new product promises to help you increase efficiency and reduce test costs for Intel and other microprocessors.
Japan, China to collaborate on 4G mobile
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Japan and China have signed an agreement to develop and standardize 4G mobile phones.
Bi-directional I/O card to provide 128 digital channels
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Test equipment supplier Geotest-Marvin Test Systems is adding a high I/O-count PXI card to its product line. The new plug-in gives you 64 bi-directional TTL-compatible or differential channels, for 128 individual digital inputs or outputs.
China eyes 'creative' industries in IP push
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
As China reaches beyond its reputation as a destination for low-tech, ultralow-cost manufacturing, assembly and design, the country is getting creative.
Indian firm to add 3,000 staffers for product development
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
In a sign that outsourcing is moving beyond software services to include software product development, Persistent Systems has announced massive hiring plans.
India will likely retain analog while deploying digital TV
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8/29/2005   Post a comment
Unlike other countries, India could retain analog TV broadcasts while rolling out digital TV.
Japan's UWB emission policy advances
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8/26/2005   Post a comment
Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications has given preliminary approval to an ultrawideband emissions policy designed to protect current and future services from potential interference.
Open-Silicon, Magma team on ASIC school in India
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8/26/2005   1 comment
Pushed to the brink by a severe shortage of IC design engineers in India, Open-Silicon is teaming up with Magma Design Automation to start an ASIC design school.
RAD-HARD 8051 MCU mates with Honeywell MRAM for space apps.
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Targeting space applications, startup company Silicon Laude has launched a rad-hard version of an 8051-based MCU that’s claimed to be capable of reliable operation in 300 krads total ionizing-dose environments.
U.S. nets reportedly attacked via Chinese Web sites
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
U.S. government networks are being targeted by hackers via Chinese Web sites, according to a report.
Opto-isolated PC/104 plug-in packs 36 I/O channels, relays
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
Need more I/O in your PC/104-based design? Board maker ACCES I/O Products has a new low-cost PC/104 board that packs 32 fully optically-isolated digital inputs, as well as four relay outputs.
Home net group targets device interoperability
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8/25/2005   Post a comment
The notion of device interoperability in the digital home will take another step toward reality next month when the Digital Living Network Alliance announces a certification and logo program.
Court issues ruling in Synopsys-Magma dispute
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Synopsys and Magma Design Automation each claimed legal victory in a U.S. District Court ruling pertaining to two patents central to the ongoing litigation between the two companies.
Intel, Matsushita team to develop 8-hour battery
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Matsushita Battery Industrial Co. Ltd., and Intel Corp. have announced they would collaborate to develop batteries able to run a notebook PC for 8 hours without recharging.
Software adds AWGN simulation to mobile carrier-noise test
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Letting you test mobile handsets for realworld noise conditions, test equipment maker Aeroflex is now including an AWGN (additive white Gaussian noise) source to its existing IQCreator software. The AWGN feature transforms two of the company's RF signal generator into noise generators.
Test software supports Broadcom Bluetooth silicon
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Wireless test house LitePoint now offers manufacturing test program support for Bluetooth chips from Broadcom Corp. Support includes testing for Bluetooth's Enhanced Data Rate mode.
Nomadic temperature logger prints using USB
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
Here's a battery-powered USB temperature logger you can use in the lab as well as in manufacturing and process control. This six-channel instrument accommodates a wide range of K- and T-type thermocouple probes, and can print reports---with or without a host PC.
India, Japan ink pact for R&D, JVs
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8/24/2005   Post a comment
India and Japan’s ministerial forum today had its first meeting, signing three memoranda of understanding to identify possible joint ventures and standalone projects in broadband, mobile communication, information security, R & D and ubiquitous computing.
Updated: HomePlug alliance vies with IEEE over powerline spec
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
The HomePlug Powerline Alliance will announce at the Intel Developers Forum the restructuring of its standards effort to create an Implementers' Forum Board of Directors.
90-MHz digital scope plug-ins play in PCI, PXI
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Board-level instrumentation house ZTEC Instruments is rolling out a new high-res oscilloscope line that's firmware compatible with its predecessor digital storage scopes. These plug-ins are available in PCI and PXI form-factors. eeProductCenter Senior Tech Editor Alex Mendelsohn reports.
Circuit simulation tool simplifies clock designs
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. claims engineers can now create complete, robust timing solutions in minutes with its ADIsimCLK clock IC design and simulation tool and three new clock ICs.
Tek spins scope-like 3-in-1 function generators
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Tektronix is rolling out a new line of cost-effective color-LCD-equipped arbitrary/function generators. Its AFG3000 Series comprises six models that might set a benchmark in the "value" category. You can use them to generate function, pulse, and arbitrary waveforms up to 240-MHz. They're LAN, USB, and GPIB compatible, too.
Fish out of water? Mahi scales back to transport roots
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8/23/2005   Post a comment
Mahi Networks Inc. has gone through its second near-death experience, recasting itself as a developer of reconfigurable optical add-drop multiplexers.
Sun launches DRM initiative
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems has unveiled a digital rights management (DRM) initiative called Open Media Commons and designed to develop a royalty-free DRM standard.
Indian spectrum policy delayed until end of year
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
India’s much-anticipated spectrum policy, originally scheduled to be unveiled earlier this year, will not be ready before the end of the year.
Fujitsu sues Nanya for DRAM patent infringement
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Fujitsu Ltd. filed a DRAM patent infringement claim against the Japanese subsidiary of Nanya Technology Corp. of Taiwan.
Current transducers have high linearity
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
LEM introduces two new members of its IT family of current transducers to address high-current applications. The IT 400-S and the IT 700-S are for 400-A and 700-A applications.
Antenna troubleshooter works to 6-GHz
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8/22/2005   Post a comment
Aspen Electronics is launching the next generation of Bird Technologies's EX Series Site Analyzer antenna and cabling diagnostic tools. These tools can be used for field service, troubleshooting, maintenance, and test of a range of RF communications equipment, antenna, and cable installations. All models are upgrades with enhancements such as memory for settings and data.
In-transit datalogger is immersible
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8/19/2005   Post a comment
Take a look at this low cost immersible temperature data logger. It's able to collect up to 8000 sample readings for liquids, or packages in transit, or to make process measurements.
Portable acquisition system has essential oscilloscope capabilities
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8/19/2005   Post a comment
Acqiris offers a compact turnkey multi-channel data acquisition system that delivers essential oscilloscope capabilities in a small modular package, eliminating the need for extensive software development. The new systems can accommodate multiple digitizers, including 8-, 10- and 12-bit units, and feature scope-like graphical user interfaces.
Intel spearheading initiative for cities to go wireless
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. is seeking to deploy its expanding wireless product portfolio in a new arena—municipal governments.
Data-acq boards talk PCI Express
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
National Instruments releases the industry's first PC-based multi-function data acquisition boards for PCI Express. Two boards marry the PCI Express bus with NI's existing M Series technologies. The new products feature up to 32 analog channels with 16-bit 1.25-Msample/s sampling speed and 10-MHz digital I/O on up to 32 lines.
Synthesizers serve 1 to 5 GHz
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8/18/2005   Post a comment
Breaking into the PLL/synthesizer market, Crystek Corp. has developed the CPLL66, which requires only an external frequency reference and supply voltage.
Intel hosting teleconference to push wireless use
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. and other technology leaders are expected to announce an industry initiative Thursday, called Digital Communities, focused on enabling communities to utilize their wireless infrastructures to deliver new or improved services to government, businesses and citizens.
RF modules enable wireless data-acq
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Check out this short-range wireless telemetry system that can provide accurate realtime connectivity between sensors or transducers and instrumentation. It's especially useful where conventional wiring is difficult or impossible. Finally, it's FCC license-free.
DASYLab data-acq software gets more support
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Data acquisition vendor Measurement Computing Corp. will now be reselling the popular DASYLab graphical programming data-acq software. For those of you not familiar with it, DASYLab lets you design complex data acquisition applications using a GUI.
NSF, NRI team on nanoelectronic research
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Nanoelectronics Research Initiative (NRI), a consortium of members of the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA), have agreed to jointly fund a national university-based research program focused on long-term nanoelectronics exploration.
Indian software firms going global, study finds
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8/17/2005   Post a comment
Growing Indian software companies gearing up to take on established international players could eventually surpass them, according to a new study.
Citing security concerns, India slows Huawei expansion plans
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8/16/2005   Post a comment
Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies' expansion plans have again attracted the attention of Indian security agencies.
CEC Telecom Co. forms partnership for GPS/GSM phones in China
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
China telecom product supplier CEC Telecom Co. Ltd. has joined with the telecommunications operator China Communication Co., Ltd. and technology supplier Shenzhen Rongine Technology Ltd. to manufacture satellite navigation terminal products, including GPS/GSM mobile phones, for the China market.
LAN-based microwave synthetic instruments to meet MIL demands
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
Attempting to lower the cost of automated test, Agilent Technologies is about to roll out a family of six synthetic instruments; all are slated for microwave applications. All will be LXI-compliant instruments.
Broadband microwave amplifier can be remotely controlled
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8/15/2005   Post a comment
Here's news of a desktop 20-W broadbanded microwave linear amplifer deck that can be controlled using either an IEEE-488/GPIB bus or across an RS-232 serial link. The unit can also be rack-mounted.
Commentary: Human, not high tech rules the U.S. courts
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8/12/2005   Post a comment
The U.S. court system is likely never to be a hotbed for the high-tech electronics lifestyle so ingrained in our lives, says this writer.
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