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Sequence wins power, inductance patents
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Adding to its patent portfolio, Sequence Design has been awarded U.S. patents for RTL power analysis and extraction of parasitic mutual inductance. Technology described in the patents has been integrated into Sequence products.
Global semiconductor sales jump 5% in November
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Worldwide sales of semiconductors rose 5 percent in November over the previous month, and were also up 25.7 percent over the same month last year, according to a new report from Pacific Crest Securities Inc.
Boston to host UWB compatibility meeting in June
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The International Telecommunication Union - Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) task group 1/8 has accepted an invitation sent on behalf of U.S. industry to hold its third meeting on compatibility between ultrawideband and radiocommunication services in Boston from June 9 to 18.
ESD devices save space in high-speed, high frequency apps
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A new series of electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection diodes from Royal Philips Electronics protect consumer and communications applications from ESD and other voltage induced transient pulses, and saves up to 90% board space in high speed, high frequency applications.
Wireless LANs/PANs
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Band interleaving paves way for 802.11a
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The number of wireless-LAN users is growing exponentially. But with the majority of this equipment operating in the 2.4-GHz band with only three clear channels, as per 802.11b (11 Mbits/second) and 802.11g (54 Mbits/s),
Mesh networks gather steam with standards
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Many organizations recognize the value that a wireless mesh network can provide, but are unsure whether they should implement one that is managed or ad hoc.
Swarm logic for wireless net management
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As the volume of Wi-Fi products increases, how do we control the escalation of radio frequency (RF) interference?
Designing high-density voice-capable WLANs
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The territory for large-scale enterprise wireless LANs is mostly uncharted, yet many are now looking at how to build a standards-based, enterprise-grade WLAN for both voice and high-user-density data.
802.11n: Defining a high-throughput WLAN
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At the January IEEE 802.11 interim meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia, Jan. 12-15, Task Group "n" is expected to issue a call for proposals for the high-throughput amendment to the 802.11 standard.
Wireless eyes throughput challenge
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The proliferation of wireless networking in the office, at home and in public spaces has generated considerable interest in the technology's potential for serving an ever-expanding list of applications.
Channel bonding revs WLANs past 100 Mb
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Using a number of techniques, Atheros' Super G and Super AG technology has enabled a doubling of data rates beyond the industry-standard wireless-LAN maximum.
MIMO answers high-rate WLAN call
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Wireless-LAN technology is not keeping up with the demands of home video networks, interactive gaming, voice-over-Internet Protocol, transportation system access and last-mile data distribution.
WLAN innovation relentless
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While the impact of China's decision to opt for an encryption scheme that is incompatible with IEEE 802.11 standards has yet to be fully ascertained, it does not overshadow the rampant innovation sprouting from startups and established wireless-LAN players alike.
Transformers designed for rugged mil specs
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The rugged 4260-1646 and 4260-1647 Series of data bus interface transformers from Datatronics Romoland, Inc. support high-speed data transmission requirements in a wide range of mission critical industrial and military applications.
Sensor nets top R&D list for Homeland Security agency
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As the pieces of its R&D agenda fall into place, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security expects to play a significant role in such areas as sensor networks.
Digital camera shipments up 15% in November
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Digital camera shipments from Japanese vendors totaled 5.1 million units in November, up 72 percent from the like period a year ago and up 15 percent sequentially, according to a report.
Boston to host UWB compatibility meeting in June
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The International Telecommunication Union - Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) task group 1/8 has accepted an invitation sent on behalf of U.S. industry to hold its third meeting on compatibility between ultrawideband and radiocommunication services in Boston from June 9 to 18.
Boston to host UWB compatibility meeting in June
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12/31/2003   Post a comment
The International Telecommunication Union - Radiocommunication Sector (ITU-R) task group 1/8 has accepted an invitation sent on behalf of U.S. industry to hold its third meeting on compatibility between ultrawideband and radiocommunication services in Boston from June 9 to 18.
Analyst's Couch: ICs to grow 18% in '04
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Fueled by cellular phones, PCs and other products in the marketplace, the semiconductor business is expected to grow 18 percent in 2004 over 2003, according to International Data Corp. (IDC).
Juniper, Ciena land U.S. Defense Department contract
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Juniper Networks and Ciena have landed a multi-year contract with the Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC), under which the two networking giants will provide equipment for the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency's Global Information Grid—Bandwidth Expansion (GIG-BE) program.
32-tap dual potentiometer
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The X93254 is a dual digitally controlled potentiometer optimized for mobile designs.
SEMI, Commerce Department to support China trade mission
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The Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) trade group will support a U.S. government-sponsored trade mission in China for the chip equipment industry.
Herscher out, Ping Chao in at Cadence
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12/30/2003   Post a comment
A major management shuffle has taken place at Cadence Design Systems as Penny Herscher, executive vice president and general manager of that company's Design and Verification division, has stepped down, EE Times has learned. Herscher will be replaced by Ping Chao, who had subsequently been responsible for Cadence's digital IC solutions business.
Micron may admit to DRAM price fixing
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Esec, Unaxis merger delayed again by legal move
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The pending merger between chip equipment makers Esec Holding SA and Unaxis Holding AG has been delayed by up to six months after a management fund moved to appeal the plan.
Bomb blast simulator looks to 'harden' structures
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The world's first bomb blast simulator aims to catapult "battle hardening" from a medieval black art into a 21st-century science.
Vitesse acquires chip maker Cicada for $66 million
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Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. said Monday (Dec. 29) it has acquired communications IC maker Cicada Semiconductor Corp. for approximately $66 million in cash.
Energy-harvesting component runs wireless nets
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Engineers at Microstrain Inc. have developed an "energy-harvesting" component that can power wireless nodes directly from ambient energy in the environment.
ROSAs/TOSAs for legacy fiber apps
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Legacy-10GT line of TOSA/ROSA solutions have been developed for 62.5-micron legacy fiber applications.
Quad regulator takes care of LCDs
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Linear Technology's LT1943 quad output regulator is designed specifically to power and protect 22-inch and larger thin-film transistor liquid-crystal display (TFT LCD) panels. Included in the power block (three supplies for the display as well as a 3.3- or 5-V logic supply) is a 2.6-amp boost regulator to drive the TFTs, a high voltage TFT biasing output, an inverter for negative TFT biasing, and a 2.4-amp buck regulator to power VLOGIC. All of the switchers are synchronized to an internal 1.2 M
Energy-harvesting component runs wireless nets
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Wireless sensor networks are becoming an attractive solution in a wide variety of applications, but one aspect of the approach — how to wirelessly generate power — tends to cancel out their advantages.
India weighs lower tariffs to boost PC sales
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Two recent developments have given India's hardware industry hope for a vastly improved PC market here, where penetration rates are below 10 systems per 1,000 people.
Opinion: High-capacitance MLCCs take on tantalums
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12/30/2003   Post a comment
Dave Ritchey, senior application engineer for Yageo America discusses why high-capacitance MLCCs are a viable alternative for designers who have traditionally used tantalum capacitors in new circuit designs.
Tactile sensors flex to all pressures
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Combining a sensor with signal conditioning electronics, Pressure Profile Systems, Inc.'s new C500 tactile sensor can discern the slightest pressure on curved and angular surfaces.
Chartered, ZTE team up on networking foundry deal
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Foundry provider Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. and Chinese communications equipment maker ZTE Corp. said they will collaboration to produce switching and router ICs.
Single Chip Processor for DVD Recorders
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12/30/2003   Post a comment
Murray Slovick's first take on the DMN-8602 processor for DVD recorders is that LSI Logic has come to play. Of particular note is the company's claim that the chip integrates a number of system functions resulting in a cost reduction (BOM) of up to $20 over and above LSI Logic's previous DVD recorder parts.
EDA startup offers graphical Verilog tool
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12/29/2003   Post a comment
Aiming to simplify HDL code development and documentation, Orion Consulting Inc. (Austin, Texas) is rolling out Visual RTL, a tool that generates synthesizable Verilog code from graphical logic-block schematics.
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