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Pericom launches clock generator family
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
Pericom’s latest HiFlex line targets cloud computing and networking applications.
Agilent and SiSoft team to bring jitter to IBIS
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1/31/2013   Post a comment
IBIS-AMI models used to design and optimize high-speed serial links have lacked comprehensive jitter-modeling parameters and were limited to simple, first-order models of transmitter output drivers and receiver input-termination behavior…
Chip market ready for steady rebound
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1/30/2013   4 comments
Wireless communications will drive semiconductors in the long-term with global economy and chip market well aligned for several years growth, says analyst.
Freescale's financial losses widen
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1/30/2013   1 comment
Financial losses at Freescale continued to widen in the fourth quarter of 2012 but the company forecast the possibility of growth in 1Q13 as the benefits of a reorganization under a new CEO start to come through.
DesignVision award winners announced
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1/29/2013   Post a comment
Winners were selected based on three criteria: how well the product met the market’s vision and offered unique insight into customer needs; the originality of the solution and if it offered a new approach to meeting market needs; and the quality of the implementation and how well it fits the market requirements…
Cadence announces updates for advanced nodes
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1/29/2013   Post a comment
Cadence has announced a new set of custom/analog capabilities designed specifically for the advanced technology nodes of 20 nanometers and below…
Qualcomm joins IMEC core CMOS R&D program
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1/28/2013   15 comments
Fabless chip giant joins the likes of Intel, Globalfoundries and Samsung in the core CMOS research program operated by the IMEC research institute.
Chinese IC market boom predicted
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1/28/2013   Post a comment
The Chinese IC market is expected to grow much faster than the global chip market over the next five years.
Excess chip inventory set to hurt Q1
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1/25/2013   1 comment
Global economic woes across mutliple sectors drove chip inventory high in 2012 and is set to hurt global chip sales in the first quarter of 2013, according to market analysis firm IHS.
PCIe 3.0 equalization Webinar
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
This live webinar this morning was packed with information about what you need to do to deal with equalization in the PCIe 3.0 implementation if you hope to achieve 8Gbps…
Silicon Valley Nation: VCs still hate you
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1/24/2013   7 comments
VC investment fell nearly across the board in 2012, but the electronics industry remains especially neglected.
Tower, On Semi team on display chip
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1/24/2013   Post a comment
Israel foundry provides 0.35-micron analog process that supports high voltages and level shifting for power management IC to support display market.
Penn keeps predicting chip market growth
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1/23/2013   2 comments
The chip market will grow by 8 percent in 2013, according to market analyst Malcolm Penn but it depends on how the global economy plays out in 2013. Right now the signs are not good.
Setting safety standard for arc detection in solar industry
Design How-To  
1/22/2013   1 comment
The UL 1699B standard marks the beginning of a trend across industries to increase safety in high-voltage applications. It requires the use of arc detection in high-voltage systems to increase personal safety, protect equipment and prevent catastrophic damage. This article focuses on implementing arc detection in solar applications.
Embedded vision boosts driver-assistance designs
Design How-To  
1/22/2013   1 comment
Automakers look to a common ‘smart’ platform from which they can introduce and deploy driver assistance systems. Embedded vision technologies are one approach.
How to implement automotive smart rear-view cameras
Design How-To  
1/21/2013   1 comment
Rear-view cameras are now required by law, and embedded vision technologies can ease implementation.
Using SoCs for portable medical equipment
Design How-To  
1/21/2013   3 comments
Cypress Semiconductor explains that using SoCs in portable medical electronics applications makes design simpler, protects IP, and provides novel methods to implement product-differentiating functionality that can make FDA certification simpler.
Troubleshooting and verifying 8b/10b encoded signals with a real-time oscilloscope
Design How-To  
1/17/2013   1 comment
Few serial technologies have become more widely adopted than 8b/10b coding. Any designer will eventually need the ability to efficiently analyze 8b/10b encoded signals using common instrumentation such a real-time oscilloscope.
Power Tip 55: Compensate a low-noise power supply having a two-section filter
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1/17/2013   Post a comment
In this Power Tip, Robert Kollman at Texas Instruments discusses using P-Spice in closing the feedback loop around such a filter.
MediaTek, MStar merger delayed
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1/16/2013   Post a comment
A lack of anti-trust clearances has prompted MediaTek to withdraw a plan to issue additional shares with which to buy rival fabless chip company MStar, according to local reports.
Best EV sounds? Start with the Jetsons
Blog  
1/16/2013   18 comments
EVs will soon have to make sound at low speeds. Your suggestions include some timeless classics.
Fairchild pumps up volume on analog and power in mobile
News & Analysis  
1/15/2013   8 comments
Fairchild semiconductor may not be a well known consumer brand, but at CES 2013, the analog and mixed-signal company showed just how important it was to the smartphone space.
Touchstone offers deep discount on second-source Maxim comparators
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1/15/2013   Post a comment
Touchstone Semiconductor’s single, dual and quad comparators yield a $0.20 to $2 savings over comparable parts from analog IC maker Maxim Integrated Products.
Hogan says retooling underway for custom 2.0
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1/11/2013   Post a comment
The time has come to re-architect both the environment and the simulators to meet the challenges confronting custom design today. The semiconductor industry is now facing a major retooling for “Custom 2.0” for 2013 and beyond...
TI unveils the first integrated analog front end for photometry applications
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1/11/2013   Post a comment
TI's AFE44xx family integrates all the front end components and associated timing control circuitry of a typical photometry solution.
Silicon Valley Nation: Patent frenzy picks up pace
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1/11/2013   2 comments
What's the most innovative industry to be in? Hint: It's not garden tools.
Dialog saw sales surge in Q4
Design How-To  
1/10/2013   3 comments
Demand for chips to go into smartphones and tablet computers was behind a late surge in sales at mixed-signal chip company Dialog.
Silicon Valley Nation: Techs you won't see at CES
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1/8/2013   3 comments
These three wouldn't see the light of day in Vegas, but what about other curious concepts that should?
NXP makes R&D management changes
News & Analysis  
1/7/2013   1 comment
Dutch mixed-signal chip company has appointed Hans Rijns and David French to take joint responsibility for research and development.
Dual 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS DAC synthesizes high-quality wideband signals from baseband to high intermediate frequencies
Product News  
1/4/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced the AD9142 dual-channel, 16-bit, 1.6-GSPS D/A converter, which supports high data rates and complex modulation schemes required in communications, test and instrumentation, and defense and aerospace systems.
Improving automotive lighting designs with high-performance LED drivers
Design How-To  
1/3/2013   1 comment
One of the biggest challenges for automotive lighting systems designers is how to optimize for high-brightness LEDs, which require an accurate and efficient DC current source.
Texas firm buys Chinese chip maker
News & Analysis  
1/2/2013   1 comment
Diodes, a manufacturer of discrete, analog and application-specific semiconductors, is set to buy a chip maker that supplies OEMs in China with analog and mixed-signal ICs.


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