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SOTWARE TOOLS - UDE 2.6 plug-in provides cross debugger for Eclipse
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
A plug-in that enables a separate debug perspective for Eclipse-based platforms is now provided free with the Universal Debug Engine (UDE) 2.6 from pls Programmierbare Logik & Systeme.
Lab-on-chip innovator Michelle Khine to be honored
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Michelle Khine, a professor at the University of California at Irvine, will be honored next month for inventing a method for fabricating microfluidic devices without a clean room.
Group bids to spend $178M on smart grids
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8/27/2009   1 comment
A team of utilities, vendors and research groups has submitted a five-year, $178 million proposal to the U.S. Department of Energy to build a smart electric grid demonstration system in the Pacific Northwest region, one of more than 400 bids for economic stimulus grants the DoE has received, contending for as much as $3.9 billion in government funds aimed at accelerating work on smart grids.
Solarflare integrates 10GBase-T on a single chip
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
Solarflare Communications debuts two chips that mark a significant milestone on the road to the long delayed transition to 10 Gbit/second Ethernet, but the industry still faces a host of challenges eking out mainstream markets for 10 Gbit Ethernet over copper.
LeCroy launches single-source SuperSpeed USB test suite
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The LeCroy USB 3.0 Test Suite is an integrated selection of test instruments that addresses all transmitter, receiver, TDR and protocol tests currently defined in the Universal Serial Bus 3.0 specification.
U.S. reportedly drops NAND antitrust investigation
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8/21/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. Justice Department has ended an investigation into alleged antitrust violations in the NAND flash memory market, according to reports.
EU backs LTE Advanced research projects
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
Communications industry executives have welcomed the EU's commitment to fund research work on LTE Advanced , the follow-on technology from LTE that many mobile network operators have only just started embracing, but also cautioned on the timescales involved in deploying the next generation technology.
Tektronix delivers one-button test for 10GBASE-T compliance
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix has developed a one-button solution for the full-range of 10GBASE-T measurements with the release of XGbT test automation software and test fixtures aimed at accelerating validation cycles and lowering costs.
Mentor completes LogicVision acquisition
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. (Wilsonville, Ore.) has announced that it has completed the acquisition of chip test technology vendor LogicVision Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
Active invisibility cloaks could work at many wavelengths
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
"It is possible to cloak relatively large regions of space, even from multi-frequency sources, using destructive interference," a researcher claims.
Consortium to develop wireless sensor based aircraft systems
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Researchers throughout the U.K. have started to develop a wireless sensor system that will enable the real-time monitoring of critical components during flight.
IBM harnesses DNA to pattern nanoscale circuits
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
IBM Corp. researchers say they have harnessed DNA to position nanoscale components like carbon nanotubes and silicon nanowires into circuits 10 times smaller than can be achieved with current lithographic techniques.
Nokia wins a round in patent battle with InterDigital
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Finnish mobile phone group Nokia Oy has won an important round in a long running patent dispute with InterDigital, Inc. as a U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) judge said Nokia's handsets do not infringe IPR related to W-CDMA technology held by the American company.
IEEE helps spawn industry collaborations
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
A group of security companies have become the first to pilot the IEEE's Industry Connections program, an effort to extend the IEEE's umbrella of support it offers its standards efforts to broader groups of companies that want to set up collaborations quickly.
Report: UMC's acquisition of He Jian in jeopardy
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8/14/2009   Post a comment
UMC's proposed acquisition of Chinese foundry He Jian Technology could be in jeopardy because of Taiwan government regulations, according to a report issued by a trade group.
Obama administration will review U.S. export controls
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8/14/2009   Post a comment
The Obama administration has launched a review of U.S. export controls, signaling that it is considering easing restrictions on the export of widely available technologies.
China military expert tapped to direct U.S. security panel
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
An intelligence expert on China's military and technology transfer issues has been named executive director of a congressional watchdog commission.
Anritsu rolls test software for emerging 3GPP LTE TDD designs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Software packages for MG3700A and MS269xA series expand Anritsu's LTE test offering, enabling the company to now support both LTE modes.
Cisco, HP specs suggest competing system designs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Cisco Systems and Hewlett-Packard have proposed clashing approaches for enabling a next-generation of communications features on servers that use virtualization software.
DVD group wins appeal in Kaleidescape case
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
The DVD Copy Control Association won an appeal in a case against Kaleidescape Inc., a startup with a high-end media server that rips and stores DVD movies on its hard disk drive, but Kaleidescape said it will appeal the decision to the California Supreme Court.
Congress debates how to holster RF weapons
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
A debate is brewing on Congress over how to address what some characterize as a rising threat from systems that fire electromagnetic pulses to cripple or kill electronic equipment.
Altera opens joint laboratory/training center at Peking University
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8/11/2009   Post a comment
Altera announced the 66th joint lab and training center it has opened with with a university in China.
Atmel sued by former counsel, French employees
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Atmel disclosed its involvement in new litigations in a regulatory filing, including a suit filed against three former distributors and actions filed against the company by its former chief counsel and a group of former employees in France.
PLX ships five millionth PCI Express chip
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
PLX Technology, Inc. announced it has shipped five million PCI Express bridge and switch chips representing 16 million PCIe ports in a variety of PC servers, storage and graphics systems as well as embedded systems and communications control planes.
Rohde & Schwarz debuts its first broadband amplifiers
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has developed its first family of broadband amplifiers. The company, a leading supplier of RF test and measurement equipment, has leveraged its expertise as a broadcast transmitter manufacturer to design the new product line.
Toshiba, finally, set to join the Blu-ray club
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8/10/2009   Post a comment
Japanese consumer electronics giant Toshiba has seemingly put the high-definition DVD battles behind it and has applied to join Blu-Ray Disc Association, promising an array of Blu-ray products by the end of the year.
EU said to have missed vital evidence in Intel antitrust case
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8/9/2009   Post a comment
The EU Commission has fought back against allegations that its record-busting anti-trust action against Intel missed evidence that could have boosted the microprocessor maker's case.
Graphical System Design Achievement Awards presented at NIWeek
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
At an exclusive event at the NIWeek conference, National Instruments handed out the 2009 Graphical System Design Achievement Awards.
Senate confirms ex-IBMer to head patent office
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8/7/2009   1 comment
The U.S. Senate officially voted to confirm the nomination of David J. Kappos, a 19-year intellectual property attorney at IBM, as the new head of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
India's solar plan inches forward
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
A top government agency has given conditional approval for billions of dollars in proposed investments in India's National Solar Mission.
Lawmakers seek answers to Nortel assets auction process
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8/7/2009   Post a comment
Canadian parliamentarians have called for a surprise and urgent meeting to discuss the ramifications of the auction process that saw Ericsson AB successfully bid for Nortel's CDMA and Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless technology business.
Viewpoint: 5 reasons Mexico is best for electronics production
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8/7/2009   6 comments
Many high-tech equipment manufacturers are again picking Mexico for their production needs due to the competitive total cost of ownership compared with other low-cost locations and its proximity to consumers in the United States. Here are five reasons why Mexico beats Asian locations in the selection of a competitive manufacturing site for products destined for consumption in high-cost centers like the United States.
Analysis: Impact still unclear in broad ITC import ban
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
The International Trade Commission's ban in a recent Tessera case highlights the difficulties electronics companies face dealing with a rising tide of patent enforcement issues because nearly three weeks after the ruling went into effect it is still difficult to gauge its impact or even find out exactly which chips it covers.
NIST scales up quantum computing
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Sustained operation of a large-scale quantum computer has been demonstrated by government researchers.
Agilent enhances communication tester with cdma2000 PESQ audio measurement
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Agilent has introduced cdma200 perceptual evaluation of speech quality (PESQ) measurement functionality for its 8960 wireless communications test set, a capability that helps wireless engineers enhance the end-user experience by providing an objective measurement of audio quality in digitally vocoded voice.
Legal issues hound Polymer Vision administrators
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
Legal complications have left the administrators of Polymer Vision in limbo. The Eindhoven, Netherlands based company went into liquidation last month with the loss of 50 jobs, and when contacted, Smith and Williamson said they could not comment whether any potential buyer has emerged for the company's Southampton facilities, or the technology behind its displays.
NIWeek yields new product offerings
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has made several product announcements at NIWeek, including a wireless platform and a collaboration with Tektronix.
NI, Tektronix co-develop 3GHz PXI module
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8/6/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments took the wraps off here at NIWeek of a two-year collaborative joint development with Tektronix of a 3-GHz digitizer in a PXI Express module.
Pull up a chair, Peter Alfke
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8/5/2009   6 comments
One of Xilinx's greats is set to retire...
Startup eSolar switches on solar thermal plant
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8/5/2009   Post a comment
Startup eSolar switched on its first solar thermal generating system Wednesday, claiming a milestone in cost-effective solar power.
AMD rolls OpenCL parallel programming tool
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8/5/2009   1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices is making a beta version of a tool based on OpenCL for programming multicore processors available free online.
TriQuint files infringement suit against Avago
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8/5/2009   Post a comment
RF semiconductor supplier TriQuint Semiconductor has filed a patent infringement suit against rival Avago Technologies in U.S. federal court, TriQuint disclosed in a regulatory filing.
Intersil to acquire Quellan
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Continuing its buying spree, Intersil Corp. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Quellan Inc., a privately-held supplier in the design of high-performance analog signal processing integrated circuits.
Appliance makers call for smart grid incentives
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Government planners need to create new, low rates for electricity service to encourage consumers to adopt energy-saving appliances, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers, an industry group that released its list of recommended guidelines for smart grid standards.
Graphics giants roll tools at Siggraph
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Intel, Nvidia and the Khronos Group rolled out separate graphics programming capabilities aiming to capture mindshare of developers at the annual Siggraph conference.
Lab-on-a-chip said to perform 1,024 simultaneous tests
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Microfluidic lab-on-a-chip technology has enabled researchers to conduct over 1,000 tests simultaneously.
Video: DAC chair on the 2009 show
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
EE Times caught up with Andrew Kahng, chair of the 46th Design Automation Conference, who said the event exceeded a lot of expectations considering the economy and the July dates.
Google CEO leaves Apple board as competition builds
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, has resigned from the board of Apple, Inc. in a sign of the increasing competition between the two companies in the market for mobile systems and software.
NI LabVIEW 2009 targets emerging applications
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments has announced LabVIEW 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.
Android heads for high def roles
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies and one of its partners are developing extensions to the Android operating system to support high definition video displays, part of a broader initiative by MIPS to bring Google's cellphone software to consumer electronics devices such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and digital TVs.


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