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National Instruments touts FPGA capabilities for distributed I/O
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments announced new field-programmable gate array capabilities for the NI 9144 expansion chassis.
China stimulus seen as opportunity for IC firms
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Market research firm Gartner advised semiconductor firms to step up efforts to work with Chinese manufacturers in order to cash in on a rise in that country's domestic demand being driven by a government subsidy program for home appliances.
Lattice offers evaluation platform for touch-screen LCD video
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announces LCD-Pro, an advanced FPGA-based LCD video imaging and control solutions platform.
Analog Devices : Precision op amp claims lowest offset and drift
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8/31/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced a compact, 36-V precision JFET-input operational amplifier with claims the industry’s lowest noise and distortion over the widest temperature range.
Tensilica ConnX D2 DSP engine balances performance, size and programmability
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8/28/2009   Post a comment
The new highly efficient ConnX D2 core from Tensilica represents a major push by the company into broader communcications processing applications it comes well armed as far as new architectures go, with full C compiler support, including intrinsics for TI's C6x and ITU code.
SMT LNAs support high dynamic range applications from 2 to 28 GHz
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT/HEMT MMIC Low Noise Amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for microwave radio, VSAT, military/space, sensors and test instrumentation applications from 2 to 28 GHz.
WCDMA/HSPA family of power amplifiers simplify 3G mobile device design
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
ANADIGICS has launched a family of WCDMA/HSPA power amplifiers (PAs) that incorporate daisy-chainable RF power couplers enabling simplified design of 3G handsets, data cards, modems and other types of UMTS subscriber devices.
Plenty of business in VDSL for Lantiq
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Christian Wolff, designated CEO of Infineon's wireline business sold to Golden Gate Capital, explains the company's strategies in terms of product spectrum, technologies and geographies.
Dual-band front end IC for WiFi increases performance in mobile electronics
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
ANADIGICS has launched a high power, dual-band front end integrated circuit (FEIC) designed to address the growing demand for WiFi capability in size-constrained mobile electronics, the AWL9966.
Taray appoints Bernie Aronson to Board of Directors
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8/27/2009   Post a comment
Taray, Inc., a supplier of electronic design automation for design of FPGA-based systems, announced it has made a key addition to its board of directors with the appointment of Bernie Aronson, an industry veteran in semiconductors and electronic design automation.
Small engines get greener
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8/26/2009   7 comments
Emissions from small gasoline engines could be reduced using a new analog chip that Freescale Semiconductor introduced at a technology forum in Shenzhen, China.
Maxim : 125-nA supervisory circuits extend battery life
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the MAX16056- MAX16059, ultra low-power microprocessor supervisory circuits that monitor a single system supply voltage.
Tensilica : DSP engine runs virtually any C program
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Tensilica has introduced the high-performance, small, low-power ConnX D2 16-bit dual-MAC (Multiply Accumulator) DSP engine for its proven Xtensa LX dataplane processor cores for SOC (System-on-Chip) designs.
Sun, IBM push multicore boundaries
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Sun Microsystems claimed a new watermark for server CPUs, unveiling Rainbow Falls, a 16-core, 128-thread processor at the Hot Chips conference, but analysts gave the IBM Power7 kudos as the more compelling achievement in the latest round of high-end server processors.
Gartner ups semi market expectations
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Strong customer demand and the effects of stimulus packages in China helped to partially iron out the dent in the global semiconductor market. Against this background, market researcher Gartner has lifted its revenue forecast to minus 17 percent for 2009. Earlier, the experts predicted a decline of 22.4 percent. But reasons persist to remain cautious.
Renesas : SuperH MCUs are intended for visualisation and GUI
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8/26/2009   Post a comment
Renesas has announced the latest members of its SuperH line-up, built around the industry benchmark SH-2A core with its superb realtime processing capability.
IDT : Embedded clocks are SMBus programmable
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8/25/2009   Post a comment
IDT announces a family of clocks for embedded applications or any computing system that is hidden from view and runs a real-time operating system.
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.
IBM's Power7 heats up server competition at Hot Chips
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
IBM Corp. may walk away from this week's Hot Chips conference with bragging rights to having the most muscular microprocessor with its Power7, an eight-core, 45nm chip expected to set new watermarks in parallelism and cache that could translate into leading-edge performance for servers using it.
Researchers report progress on parallel path
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8/24/2009   4 comments
At Hot Chips, labs from Berkeley, Stanford and Illinois will deliver what amounts to their first report cards on their efforts to beat a path to programming tomorrow's many-core microprocessors, a task many have characterized as the most ambitious in the history of computer science.
C-to-FPGA compiler supports Virtex-6, Spartan-6
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8/24/2009   Post a comment
The CoDeveloper C-to-FPGA compiler from Impulse Accelerated Technologies has been updated to support the latest devices and software from Xilinx, including the Virtex-6 and Spartan-6 FPGAs and Version 11.2 of Xilinx ISE design suite, Impulse said.
IC overcomes solar cell/battery-chemistry charging conundrum
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8/21/2009   2 comments
The LT3652 from LTC maintains solar panel at peak output power wile charging various chemistries, using an input voltage regulation loop
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.
RF startup Sequoia Communications shuts down
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8/20/2009   1 comment
Fabless RF chip vendor Sequoia Communications has ceased operations due to inability to secure additional funding, according to one of the company's venture capital backers.
NEC takes DivX Plus license for EMMA chips
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8/20/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics is to integrate DivX Inc’s Plus HD technology into its Enhanced Multi-Media Architecture (EMMA) chips following closing of a multi-year licensing deal between the two companies.
2.25-MHz, 1-A DC/DC converter targets USB-powered applications
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
TI has introduced what it says is the smallest 2.25-MHz DC/DC converter for USB-powered portable applications and wireless modems.
How to fix the economy
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8/19/2009   1 comment
Also who built the pyramids? What did the Hubble telescope recently discover? Do you recall what websites looked like ten years ago? And so much more...
Freescale i.MX processor integrates mixed signal technology
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Freescale's i.MX233 processor delivers ARM9 performance, analog audio and optimum power management for consumer applications.
Freescale apps processor integrates mixed signal functions
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor will start shipping in October a version of its i.MX applications processor that integrates mixed signal technology.
Triple output DC/DC µModule regulator features low-profile package
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Linear's triple-output DC/DC µModule regulator in 15mm x 15mm surface mount package features two 4A switch-mode regulators plus one 1.5A linear regulator.
Analyst sees upside for chip makers in HP results
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Hewlett-Packard's net profit fell considerably in the company's fiscal third quarter, but a financial analyst said the results--including a 2 percent year-to-year increase in PC sales and possibly record inventory lows--bode well for semiconductor suppliers.
DisplayPort repeater IC kills distortion
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Parade Technologies Ltd. has introduced the PS8311 DisplayPort repeater device that improves performance and integration for dual-mode or multi-mode DisplayPort Source devices.
TI says 16-bit ADC is 70 percent smaller than competition
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
TI's latest family of data converters reduces overall system space and component count with scalable selection of on-chip integration.
NEC rolls high power SPDT switches for WiMAX
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
NEC's latest RF switches enable WiMAX, Wi-Fi and automatic meter reading applications
DRAM sales up 34% in Q2, says iSuppli
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8/19/2009   Post a comment
Sales of DRAMs in the second quarter surged ahead, with revenue reaching $4.5 billion, up 34 percent from $3.4 billion in the first quarter. This contrasts with a 19 percent decline in the first quarter compared to the fourth quarter of 2008, noted market tracker iSuppli (El Segundo, Calif.).
ADI shows sequential growth, sees more on the way
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Thanks to a boost in sales from the automotive and consumer end markets, Analog Devices logged a 4 percent sequential increase in sales for its fiscal third quarter, which closed Aug. 1, the company said.
TimingDesigner interfaces with Allegro PCB SI
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
EMA Design Automation announced the availability of EMA TimingDesigner 9.2, which interfaces with the Cadence Allegro PCB signal integrity technology to provide what the company calls a complete SI and timing design environment.
TI unveils multi-channel video decoders
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments introduced three multi-channel NTSC/PAL video decoders that promise superior picture quality.
Analogix raises $10 million in Series B-3 funding
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8/18/2009   Post a comment
Digital multimedia chip specialist Analogix Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has closed a Series B-3 round of financing that raised $10 million.
Vizio still leading U.S. LCD-TV market
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Samsung closed the gap significantly with leader Vizio in the U.S. LCD-TV market in the second quarter, but Vizio retained market leadership with 21.7 percent market share, according to market research firm iSuppli.
National Semiconductor introduces dual 16-bit, 160-MSPS pipeline A/D converter
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
National Semiconductor has introduced a dual-channel 16-bit, 160 mega-samples per second (MSPS) pipeline analog-to-digital converter (ADC).
IBM looking to use DNA scaffolding for next gen chips
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8/17/2009   Post a comment
Scientists at IBM Research and the California Institute of Technology are claiming a major breakthrough in packing more power and speed into ICs, while making them more energy efficient and less expensive to manufacture.
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.
Applied, iPhone display and Lantiq lead story ranking
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8/14/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, August 9, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, August 14. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Trade group still wary of Taiwan's DRAM plan
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8/14/2009   Post a comment
Despite the recent launch of Taiwan Memory Company and its subsequent investment in Japan's Elpida, broader issues of consolidation and high levels of debt among Taiwan's DRAM players remain unresolved, according to a trade group.
Infineon readies single-chip WLAN ICs
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG announced the introduction of its single-chip XWAY WAVE100 family for low-cost 802.11n WLAN home gateways.
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.
XMC-270 video frame grabber uses Virtex-5
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8/13/2009   Post a comment
Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing introduced the XMC-270, a rugged, high-resolution frame grabber and video capture XMC card.
Some *must-see* stuff!
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
Wearable feedbags, unreleased Pink Floyd material, wooden helicopter, 100 thinks your kids will never know, student receives PhD in texting, some unusual phobias, more...
Researchers: Ferroelectric DRAM smaller, faster than flash
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8/12/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at Yale University and the Semiconductor Research Corp. claim that ferroelectrics are more appropriate for replacing DRAM than flash.
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