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Lab-on-a-pill may replace invasive endoscopy
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Trials are under way at the University of Glasgow to test a sensor-laden diagnostic device that is swallowed to collect data as it passes through a patient's intestines.
Toolkit connects LabVIEW to Simulink
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Add-on links the LabVIEW graphical development environment with The MathWorks Inc. Simulink modeling and simulation software.
Play it again with 'replayable' floorplans
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Replayable, or reusable, floorplans can save weeks of design time by letting designers manage floorplan complexity and cope with design changes. Sharlene Gee, applications engineer at ReShape, shows how you can create and use replayable floorplans in this feature article.
Nomadic RF Spectrum Analyzer Doubles As Power Meter
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eeProductCenter tech editor Alex Mendelsohn reviews a battery-powwred multi-function spectrum analyzer that doubles as an RF power meter.
Apple blames Oxford chip set for Panther users' woes
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Apple Computer Inc. has issued a statement in an attempt to clear up problems that have dogged early adopters of the MacOS 10.3 operating system, otherwise known as Panther.
China gets bad rap for U.S. woes
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I have been learning Chinese for five years, ever since coming to Taiwan.
Strategy shift begins to pay off at Creative
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Creative Technology Ltd. is looking to build on its success as a supplier of computer sound cards to become a worldwide supplier of digital entertainment products, and its latest financial results show progress on that front.
India mulls tech manpower needs
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Even as India's software industry brims with confidence at the imminent economic recovery in the United States, a recent meeting called by the Indian government raised questions about the industry's ability to meet its future manpower needs.
Foundry UMC cuts fab spending
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Silicon foundry United Microelectronics Corp. said it is scaling back its planned capital expenditures this year, but suggested that it will build out its 300-mm wafer capacity in 2004 faster than originally planned.
Data growth falls short of expections, study finds
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About five exabytes of unique analog and digital information were produced worldwide in 2002, twice the amount produced in 1999.
Lab-on-a-pill may replace invasive endoscopy
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In vitro trials are under way at the University of Glasgow to test a sensor-laden diagnostic device that is swallowed to collect data as it passes through a patient's intestines. The laboratory-on-a-pill will later move to clinical trials with live subjects.
Wireless
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'Nanolab' runs real-time cell tests at molecular level
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Researchers are tapping nanotechnology to deliver a device that could some day conduct as many as 2,000 tests on individual biological cells in real-time.
Startup bets on drop-in digital amps
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Two-year-old startup D2Audio Corp. is gambling that the growing popularity of home theater — surround-sound "stereos" with five or more output channels — will secure slots for its digital amplifier modules.
Low-cost, low-power wireless gathers steam
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This week's InFocus look at low-cost, low-power wireless technologies arrives amid a burst of innovation-from ad hoc Bluetooth printer connectivity, to cutting-edge distributed wireless networks and sensors, to extremely lowpower implementations of ultrawideband radio. Even modulated-magnetic-field schemes are riding the crest of development and interest.
Deposition cites questionable behavior in EDA
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There is supposed to be an impenetrable wall between financial analysts and their investment-banking counterparts to avoid conflicts of interests in which analysts might be pressured to report favorably on companies that would, in turn, give banking business to their firms.
The Week in Review: October 26 to November 1
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Gathered here are the top stories for the week of October 26 as ranked by Silicon Strategies' readers. The week's top story was IC Insights' projected top 10 semi supplier rankings for '03. Peter Clarke's stories on fab expansions at IBM and TSMC garnered a slew of hits. See what else was hot this week.
Startup embeds RTL Verilog in C++ class library
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Promising a low-cost approach to chip design, startup Tenko Technologies Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) is going into beta test with CvSDL, a C++ class library for design and verification.
University of Glasgow tests lab-on-a-pill replacement for invasive endoscopy
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In vitro trials are under way at the University of Glasgow to test a sensor-laden diagnostic device that is swallowed to collect data as it passes through a patient's intestines.
ST, Mobidiag to pool molecular bio, microfluidics know-how for diagnostic labs-on-chip
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In an effort to drive its silicon lab-on-chip technology into commercial diagnostics markets, STMicroelectronics has entered a joint development agreement with Mobidiag (Helsinki, Finland), a specialist in DNA biochips for medical analysis.
From widgets to wafers
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Back in the mid-1970s, Taiwan was more of a regional leader in umbrella production than in technology products.
Befriending the dragon
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Most discussions about Taiwan's future pivot along the China-Taiwan axis.
Fast ASICs with structure
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Lightspeed can produce a structured ASIC that runs at 700 MHz, with a fast turnaround time and simple cost model. Here's how they do it.
French EDA startup is 'fluent' in co-design
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Startup CoFluent Design is gearing up to sell a functional and architectural design tool that helps define a hardware/software architecture and can generate C code and synthesizable VHDL.
French EDA startup is 'fluent' in co-design
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Startup CoFluent Design is gearing up to sell a functional and architectural design tool that helps define a hardware/software architecture and can generate C code and synthesizable VHDL.
French EDA startup is 'fluent' in co-design
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With a goal of helping systems-on-chip architects and designers make sound decisions, startup CoFluent Design (Nantes, France) is gearing up to sell CoFluent Studio, a functional and architectural design tool. It helps define a hardware/software architecture, and it generates C code and synthesizable VHDL.
SAME se fait une place au soleil
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Que les organisateurs se réjouissent : la sixième édition du Sophia Antipolis forum on MicroElectronics, appelé plus communément SAME 2003, fut un succès. Hausse du nombre de visiteurs, de participants aux panels de discussions et aux diverses sessions, du nombre d'exposants et des sponsors : SAME est décidément fait pour durer.
Data swell refocuses biotech on systems
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Bio- technology companies are swamped by a rising tide of data on genes and proteins that could influence human illnesses, with all too little information about how those interactions work and how to harness them.
Basestation ICs face revenue decline
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Despite increasing numbers of mobile-phone subscribers, more mobile services offered over more frequencies and the stepped-up installation of basestations, the market for semiconductor components sold into cellular basestations is set to fall over the next five years, according to market research firm In-Stat/MDR.
Transmeta's last stand
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Whenever I think of Transmeta, I picture a game-show contestant who must perform a complex task before the sand sifts into the lower half of an hourglass.
SMT coax connectors target high density apps
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ITT Industries, Cannon has unveiled a new range of 75-ohm surface mountable coaxial connectors for switching and transmission equipment in telecommunications applications. Designed to increase connector density, the CoSMID (Coax Surface Mount Interconnect Device) connectors incorporate a unique plastic housing that can be selectively plated and molded into a variety of configurations.
Rotary knobs feature built-in pointer
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Selco Products has introduced a new Soft Touch Bullet Knob series that feature a built-in pointer in two- and three-color designs. Offering a range of color combinations for a variety of control panel aesthetics and functions, these knobs are suited for audio and broadcast equipment, lighting, communications, industrial and test equipment, or other panel applications requiring color-coded knob control.
KDDI's 3G service will transmit at 2.4 Mbits/s
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KDDI Corp., the second-largest cellular phone carrier in Japan, will upgrade the transmission rate of its third-generation service from today's 144 kbits/ second to 2.4 Mbits/s, starting in three major metropolitan areas this month and going nationwide by next fall.
Standard to address precise locationing
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Ultrawideband is a radio communications technique (with recent Federal Communications Commission unlicensed-spectrum allocation) that may be applied to all manner of communications systems, just as narrowband, carrier-based or spread-spectrum techniques may be used for any type of system.
Israel's Wisair raises $15.5M
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Wisair Ltd. (Tel Aviv, Israel) has raised $15.5 million in second-round funding that it will use to accelerate its development of ultrawideband chip sets and reference designs and to expand its global sales and marketing operations.
Analog switches target feature-rich cell phones
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To address wireless handsets with lots of multimedia features, Fairchild Semiconductor International last week introduced a family of analog switches designed to increase audio quality while switching signals among three or more outputs.
USB, Bluetooth unite for wireless printing
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Many consumers replace their personal computers every few years but do not replace their printers.
New features recast Zilog's Z8 microcontroller
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Useful architectures achieve a kind of immortality in the microcomputer world. The situation is not unlike that of the New Englander who claimed to be using the very ax his forebears brought over on the boat from England.
Is innovation enough?
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The Texas Workforce Commission has published some humbling numbers on high-tech employment in central Texas.
Nokia launches media device on new platform
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Nokia launched its latest developer platform at its annual Mobile Internet Conference last week.
Custom Test-Fixture Boards Help Grapple With BGAs
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Trouble testing BGA designs? Check out these custom-engineered microchip-socketed test fixture boards that are intended to electrically interface your test gear to BGAs.
Logic and memory shown on molecular scale
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Integrated circuits all depend on lockstep, unerring, nanoscale accuracy in their fabrication. Now Rice University researchers have challenged that wisdom by demonstrating that molecule-sized electronic devices can be used for both logic and memory, despite being randomly wired, error-prone and inaccurately formed at the nanoscale.
Moto, NTT promote multicast MPLS
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Motorola Computer Group and NTT Corp. of Japan have jointly proposed a multicast version of the multiprotocol label switching standard, and the Internet Engineering Task Force has agreed to form a project within its MPLS working group.
Symposium to highlight 'ambient intelligence'
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The first European Symposium on Ambient Intelligence (EUSAI) will be held in Eindhoven, the Netherlands next week. Philips is sponsoring the event, promoting "ambient intelligence," a technology concept still embryonic but gathering interest in research communities in Europe.
Industry's Fastest 12V CMOS Amplifiers Drive High-Performance 16-Bit Data Converters
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A family of low noise, high-speed 12V CMOS operational amplifiers are ideal for driving 16-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADCs), as well as active filter, transimpedance amplifier, optical networking and portable audio applications. They combine AC characteristics of 20MHz bandwidth, 30V/us slew rate, 6nV/rtHz noise and 0.0003% harmonic distortion.
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