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Spansion MirrorBit module available for Spartan-6
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
NOR flash vendor Spansion saidits MirrorBit flash memory is now available as a verified configuration solution for Xilinx' Spartan-6 FPGA family.
Low-power FPGA startup hits volume production
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Low-power FPGA startup SiliconBlue Technologies Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has shipped production-volume quantities of its iCE65 mobileFPGA devices to more than 10 customers. The company claims it is the first new FPGA vendor to achieve this in 20 years.
Programmable low frequency wakeup receiver offers longest range and battery life in active tags
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has expanded its RF product portfolio with the AS3930, a single-channel low power, low frequency wakeup receiver which claims to offer the highest sensitivity at lowest current consumption for the industry's best range.
October's averaged chip sales beat expectations
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors rose to $21.7 billion in October, ahead of expectations, up a 5.1 percent from September and down 3.5 percent from October 2008, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Altera signs distribution agreement with Newark
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Electronics distributor Newark has signed a franchise agreement with Altera to supply Altera's FPGA and CPLD devices, the latest development kits and the Quartus II design software in North America.
Samsung, Freescale, Apple pro and con lead weekly story ranking
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 22, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 27. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
European stocks recover from lows on Dubai debt shock
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
European stock markets recovered lost ground on Friday (Nov. 27) after opening between 1 and 2 percent down on the previous close. The low opening prices had been a reaction to news that state-owned Dubai World had said it would delay repaying some of its debt by six months.
Global chip sales were flat in October, says analyst
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Global chip sales in October are believed to have been flat on the previous month, according to analysts at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway). The three-month average of August, September and October chip sales is expected to be reported as $21.0 billion, compared to $20.6 billion for the equivalent figure in September.
Researchers report room-temperature silicon spintronics
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Rsearchers from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) are claiming they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature. The research team has published a paper to that effect in the Nature.
ANALOG/LINEAR - PSoC 1 device boasts enhanced analog performance
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11/25/2009   1 comment
Cypress Semiconductor's CY8C28xxx PSoC 1's integrate analog-to-digital converters and CapSense touch sensing.
Accelerating Bioinformatics Searching and Dot Plotting Using a Scalable FPGA Cluster
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
This paper presents an FPGA-based accelerated solution for DNA sequencing and dot plotting. It describes how multiple FPGA devices can be deployed to create a scalable cluster dedicated to the task of analyzing large amounts of data, and how this clustered hardware application can be connected to a software application for visualization and analysis.
IMEC honors Wim Roelandts
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
The IMEC research center and the K.U.Leuven University in Leuven, Belgium, announced it has conferred the degree of doctor honoris causa on Wim Roelandts, ex-chairman and CEO of programmable logic device vendor Xilinx Inc. (San Jose, Calif.).
Lattice announces Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for ECP3 family
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corp. and partner Praesum Communications announced the availability of the Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
Eight reasons why IC downgrade was baseless
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11/23/2009   3 comments
Another analyst is upset over a recent downgrade in the semiconductor sector.
Programmable current-limit switches protect host devices from faulty loads
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' latest adjustable current-limit switches are intended for cell phones, MP3 players, and other battery-powered applications.
Lattice offers first low cost FPGA with serial RapidIO 2.1 support
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation and Praesum Communications have announced the availability of the Serial RapidIO 2.1 endpoint soft IP core for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family, which supports 1x, 2x and 4x lane configurations at up to 3.125 Gbps lane speeds, and claims to offer the lowest cost, lowest power programmable SRIO solution in the industry.
Tower makes deal to export know-how, equipment
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11/23/2009   1 comment
Loss-making foundry Tower Semiconductor Ltd. (Migdal Haemek, Israel), which trades as TowerJazz, has announced it plans to transfer "manufacturing know-how and certain equipment" to support an un-named Asian company ramp up production.
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Printed programmable logic startup secures support
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Nano ePrint Ltd., a spin off from the University of Manchester in England, has secured a grant to help it develop and demonstrate a printed programmable logic device.
High-Speed Board Layout Challenges in FPGA/SDI Sub-Systems
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11/18/2009   1 comment
Many video systems are implemented with feature-rich FPGA and multi-rate SDI integrated circuits that support high performance professional video transport over long distances. But FPGAs demand high density routing with fine trace width while high-speed analog SDI routing demands impedance matching and signal fidelity. This paper outlines the layout challenges facing hardware engineers and provides recommendations for dealing with these challenges.
Viewpoint: Caution, objects in the crystal ball are closer than you think
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Many of the consumer electronics products that are ubiquitous today have been around less than 10 years. Likewise, products we've not conceived of will dominate the future. And low-power FPGAs will play a key role.
Lattice inks new distributors
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced new distribution representatives covering the Nordic market, parts of Western Europe and throughout Australia and New Zealand.
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
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11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Highest-density LatticeECP3 in volume production
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced that its LatticeECP-150 mid-range FPGA has been fully qualified and released to volume production.
Xilinx unveils platform for broadcast connectivity
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx introduced the latest of its targeted design platforms, this one targeting broadcast connectivity applications.
Recovery remains uncertain but China is key, says survey
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11/18/2009   2 comments
A recovery is coming in 2010 but many things about it remain uncertain, according to a global survey of semiconductor executives conducted by tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP during September and October.
Latest eASIC design suite targets 45-nm designs
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
Structured ASIC vendor eASIC announced the immediate availability of its eTools 8.0 software suite for implementing 45-nm designs with its Nextreme-2 ASICs.
Xilinx announces EasyPath-6 cost-reduction FPGAs
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx this week announced the next generation of its FPGA cost-reduction product, EasyPath-6.
Altera offers RapidIO 2.1 IP core
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Altera announced the immediate availability of an intellectual property core supporting the RapidIO 2.1 specification.
Semiconductor industry close to sold out, says SICAS
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Chip manufacturing capacity is falling and as demand is increasing the chip industry is becoming close to being sold-out. Manufacturing capacity utilization has climbed above 90 percent in several leading-edge sectors, according to the Semiconductor International Capacity Statistics organization.
Pidgeon Point xTCA expertise at the fore in Actel fpga IP
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Following on from its acquisition of Pigeon Point Systems last year, Actel has announced IP core enhancements to its Fusion mixed-signal FPGAs that cater to platform management applications, particularly xTCA.
Sematech appoints former IBM executive to CEO post
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Sematech, a consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Daniel Armbrust to serve as its president and chief executive officer.
Gartner revises '09 chip forecast again
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Market research firm Gartner has again raised its 2009 semiconductor sales forecast due to improving market conditions.
COMMENTARY - Designing with reprogrammable "Anything Chips"
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11/15/2009   Post a comment
For more than 20 years, embedded systems developers have dreamed the impossible dream: the reprogrammable Anything Chip.
Those casual power extrapolations drive me crazy
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11/14/2009   2 comments
The ease with which numbers are tossed around, especially those related to power and energy, really annoys me--and often leads to wrong conclusions
CEO's pay, SMIC, Zune lead weekly story ranking
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 8, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 13. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 13, 2009 edition
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Tanner EDA, SoftMEMS support A/MS, MEMS design in India
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
Tanner EDA, a division of Tanner Research Inc. (Monrovia, Calif.), and SoftMEMS LLC (Los Gatos, Calif.) have sealed an agreement with Trident Techlabs Pvt. Ltd. to provide customers in Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Pune with solutions for analog/mixed-signal and MEMS designs.
Two Synfora moves to foster high-level synthesis tools
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to further promote its PICO high level synthesis platform, Synfora Inc. announced it has appointed EDA expert Andrew Haines as vice president marketing and signed a distribution agreement with Israel-based Satris Group.
Volkswagen appoints e-car chief representative
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
With the appointment of a chief representative for electric traction, Volkswagen highlights the importance of the e -car for its product strategy. The company has named the former CEO of automotive supplier Continental AG, Karl-Thomas Neumann, for the position.
Some cool stuff from ICCAD
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
There were several interesting FPGA-related papers presented at the 2009 International Conference on Computer-Aided Design last week in San Jose.
FPGA cluster accelerates bioinformatics app by 5000x, firm says
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Pico Computing this week said it has achieved greater than 5000X acceleration of a bioinformatics sequence analysis and dot plot algorithm using a cluster of 112 commodity FPGA devices.
Xilinx releases IBIS-AMI models for its transceivers
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Xilinx this week announced the availability of what it called the industry's first IBIS-AMI models for FPGA transceivers, saying they will enable designers to reduce simulation time from hours to minutes.
Lattice FPGA design suite adds support for DDR interfaces
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor announced Version 8.0 of its ispLEVER FPGA design tool suite, which the company said includes enhancements for the design of high-speed double-data-rate interfaces for the LatticeECP3 FPGA family.
Demand uptick strains supply chain, says analyst
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11/11/2009   Post a comment
Prices for most categories of electronics parts rose in the third quarter compared to the second, according to market research firm iSuppli. But because of uncertainty regarding fourth-quarter demand levels, component makers are reluctant to expand capacity or build inventories, placing strains on the global electronics supply chain, according to the firm.
ICs - Secure MCU offers multiple interface options
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Atmel's Secure MCUs offer multiple interface options for smart objects and security markets. The new microcontrollers are low power and high performance.
Analysts identify five high-growth markets for ICs
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
As the semiconductor industry recovers from a sharp and painful downturn, it will be aided by high growth rates in five consumer electronics categories, according to analysts from Semico Research.
TSMC's October sales growth figures eclipsed by UMC
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Foundry chip maker Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (Hsinchu, Taiwan) has reported a slight rise in sales compared with 2008 in both its unconsolidated and consolidated sales results for October 2009.
Lattice recruits Slovenian firm to develop compilers
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Lattice Semiconductor Corp. (Hillsboro, Or.) has said it will collaborate with Beyond Semiconductor (Ljubljana, Slovenia) on the development of compiler tools for Lattice's soft processors.
Lattice offers improved Hot Swap support for power management devices
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11/10/2009   Post a comment
Lattice Semiconductor Corporation has added two new higher performance devices to its second generation Power Manager II product family.
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