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ARM TechCon keynote: Move bits not atoms
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10/31/2012   10 comments
Professor Jonathon Koomey of Stanford University cautioned ARM TechCon attendees to take a system-level view of issues.
TI shows embedded tablet with $70 BoM
News & Analysis  
10/31/2012   7 comments
Texas Instruments slashed the cost of tablets for a broad range of embedded markets with a reference design that has a bill of materials of just $70.
Electrically-aware design improves analog/mixed-signal productivity
Design How-To  
10/29/2012   3 comments
For analog/mixed-signal chips, the reduction of uncertainty during physical design will similarly reduce overly conservative design practices and improve return on investment in terms of in-silicon performance and profitability...
PCM data retention and the impact of crystal electrodes (Part 2)
Design How-To  
10/29/2012   1 comment
Crystallized electrodes in phase change memory devices present a new scaling barrier to data retention at high temperatures.
Touchstone expands low-power current-sense amplifier portfolio
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10/26/2012   Post a comment
Touchstone's latest current-sense amplifiers combine a very low 1µA supply current, a 200-µV (max) VOS, and very low gain error for cost-sensitive applications.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – October 24th
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Breker, Cadence, IAR, Mentor, Moortec, Renasas, Sonics, STMicroelectronics, Synopsys, Tanner, UMC, Uniquify and Xilinx made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Power controller gets Cortex makeover
Design How-To  
10/24/2012   2 comments
Active-Semi's latest platform is a departure from the traditional “bag of chips” approach to power electronics.
Tackling power conversion in auto electronics
Design How-To  
10/24/2012   2 comments
Old approaches to managing power in cold-crank, start-stop and load-dump conditions won't work any more. Here are some possible solutions.
Top and bottom port silicon MEMS microphones with matching frequency responses
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10/24/2012   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has released the WM7121 and WM7132 high performance top and bottom port silicon analogue micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones with matching frequency responses.
Microchip Tech warns of light sales
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10/17/2012   Post a comment
Microchip Technology said sales for the quarter ended Sept. 30 will be lower than previously expected because of a poor macroeconomic environment.
Silicon Valley Nation: Coming home
Blog  
10/16/2012   6 comments
When a museum display of the late analog engineer Jim Williams' engineering bench ended, the question loomed: What to do with it?
STMicroelectronics rolls new audio amps for automotive
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10/16/2012   Post a comment
The FDA4100LV and the FDA450LV require no signal conversion or filtering circuitry, among other features.
MEMS enable medical innovation
Design How-To  
10/12/2012   2 comments
The ability to detect, capture and analyze motion with MEMS has become a commonplace feature of consumer and mobile devices.
TI offers safety motor control chip set
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10/12/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has expanded its offerings for safety-critical automotive and transportation motor control applications.
ST denies break up rumor
News & Analysis  
10/12/2012   6 comments
STMicroelectronics, Europe's largest chip manufacturer, denied it is breaking up the company after reports surfaced that such a move is being considered.
High speed data converter simplifies FPGA interconnect design
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10/12/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices has launched a dual-channel, 14bit, 250MSPS, analog-to-digital converter that connects seamlessly to high-speed FPGAs and enables precise multi-channel converter synchronisation.
LED drivers target automotive applications
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10/11/2012   Post a comment
Infineon has introduced LED drivers that enable automotive RGB ambient lighting with what it claims requires the lowest development effort.
AMS nears production on ISO26262-standard products
Product How-To  
10/11/2012   1 comment
AMS device applications with ISO26262 qualification cover electric power steering, pedal and position sensors.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – October 10th
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10/10/2012   Post a comment
Jan Rabaey, Cadence, Synopsys, EVE, Kilopass, TSMC, CEVA, NXP, IPL, Solido and ARM made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Patents, innovation and misuse
Blog  
10/9/2012   1 comment
A few weeks ago, I had some words to say about a patent prior art search contest and even more with some Apple filings. Here is some updated information…
Freescale microcontrollers target smart meters
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10/9/2012   Post a comment
Freescale unveiled microcontrollers based on ARM CortexT-M0+ processors and targeting security and networking support smart meter applications.
Sales at TSMC, UMC climb in Q3
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10/9/2012   Post a comment
Foundry sales at TSMC and UMC climbed strongly in the third quarter well ahead of their sales in the same period a year before. However, the picture was mixed with September sales showing slight signs of weakness.
Maxim Integrated to demo new wearable vital signs monitoring shirt at electronica 2012
Research  
10/8/2012   1 comment
Maxim Integrated Products is collaborating with Clearbridge VitalSigns and Orbital Research to produce a reference design for a highly integrated, telehealth fitness (‘Fit’) shirt that enables patient monitoring and lowers the cost of medical diagnoses.
Op-amps offer high accuracy at very low power
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10/5/2012   Post a comment
Better accuracy at less power consumption and more design simplicity, this is what STMicroelectronics promises customers of its new 16V operational amplifiers.
Startup Profile: ProPlus Design Solutions
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10/4/2012   Post a comment
ProPlus Design Solutions is a successful spin out from Cadence that turns a small revenue stream into a vibrant company again…
Book excerpt: Mixed-signal methodology guide part 4
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10/2/2012   Post a comment
This book, Mixed-signal Methodology Guide provides a broad overview of mixed-signal design, verification and implementation methodologies…
Renesas secures refinancing deals
News & Analysis  
10/1/2012   4 comments
Struggling Japanese chip company announces two deals to provide funds for the company in both the short and long term.


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