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Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   1 comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort jitter from unbalanced twisted pair and differential cables
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
This article highlights the phenomenon of data jitter caused by conversions between differential and common-mode components of the video signal. It also exposes myths about intra-pair skew, and proposes cable tests for the purpose of predicting jitter in HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort cables.
Freescale dragged to loss; will lay off 10%
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor said it would trim about 10 percent of its workforce after charges dragged the company to a $3.37 billion loss in the third quarter.
Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Tyco Electronics has introduced the HM.16 motor-mount connector that simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Atmel motor driver chips feature high reliability
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
For always-on applications that require high reliability in rough environments, Atmel has developed two new brushless dc motor driver chips. Application examples are fuel pumps, turbochargers and exhaust gas recirculation.
Tyco : Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The HM.16 motor-mount connector from Tyco Electronics simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Over-the-air TV gears for mobile, Web roles
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Proponents of over-the-air digital TV are gearing up for new mobile and Web offerings that could hit as early as next year, but even some implementers admit the effort faces a host of daunting challenges.
Digital audio receiver IC integrates sample-rate converter
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced the CS8422, a 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver with a low-jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter.
HDMI gets nod as interface for 3DTV
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10/30/2008   2 comments
The Consumer Electronics Association has started standards work aimed at enabling home systems to play stereoscopic 3-D video, starting off with a planned upgrade for the standard behind the High Definition Multimedia Interface to make sure it is ready to carry stereo 3-D data.
PLM, multidisciplinary simulation enable automotive mechatronics integration
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
With cars becoming "living rooms and laptops on wheels," managing mechatronics content from diverse sources is critical.
Video: MP3 creator on digital media
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
The future of digital media is about immersive experiences and automated systems that find the content you crave, said Karlheinz Brandenburg, one of the creators of the MP3 format, speaking in a keynote address at the annual technical conference of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
ST swings to loss on Numonyx, NXP JV charges
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reported a third quarter net loss of $289 million, or 32 cents per share, after posting a profit of $187 million during the same period of 2007.
Broadcom completes AMD DTV buy at reduced price
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Broadcom has completed the acquisition of Advanced Micro Devices' digital TV (DTV) chip business for $141.5 million, more than $50 million less than the two companies originally agreed upon, Broadcom said.
Studio exec calls for 3DTV interface
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
The industry needs to develop a new digital interface for televisions to pave the way for stereoscopic 3-D content, said a senior executive at a Hollywood studio.
HDMI Active Cable in-cable signal conditioning chip boasts v1.3c compliance
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
RedMere's MagnifEye signal conditioning chip technology enables a new breed of HDMI cabling products for consumer multimedia, gaming consoles, DV camera and mobile phones.
Former Cypress exec to head PLX Tech
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
PLX Technology named 25-year semiconductor industry veteran Ralph Schmitt president and CEO. Schmitt replaces Mike Salameh, who has held the top job at PLX since co-founding the company in 1986.
Single-stream 11n chips attack Wi-Fi mainstream
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10/27/2008   2 comments
Atheros Communications Inc. will try to drive 802.11n into mainstream Wi-Fi markets with its Align family, a new line of chips using only a single antenna to target .11g price points.
ON Semiconductor expands automotive transceiver family
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10/25/2008   Post a comment
The NCV7341 CAN transceiver provides the interface between a CAN protocol controller and the physical bus and can be used in both 12 V and 24 V systems.
Integrated automotive IC consolidates door-mounted drivers
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10/23/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics' L99DZ70XP adds enhanced electrochrome mirror controller alongside motor, lighting, and heater drivers, allowing door-zone control from one location.
Pigeon Point Systems to present at the AdvancedTCA/MicroTCA Summit
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10/21/2008   Post a comment
Pigeon Point Systems is going to discuss hardware platform management at the AdvancedTCA / MicroTCA Summit.
Fairchild settles patent dispute
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor said it has signed a settlement and cross-license agreement with Alpha & Omega Semiconductor, ending a patent dispute that began in 2007.
Researchers craft cell-level implants
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10/20/2008   Post a comment
IMEC has created a novel brain implant chip based on CMOS as well as a handful of techniques to interface electronics with the body, some of them working at the level of individual cells.
Adaptive lighting management system offers improved power efficiency in portable electronics
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices has introduced the ADP5520 lighting management system, which is a power-efficient, customizable display management solution designed to improve viewing quality and extend battery life in mobile phones, personal navigation devices and media players.
Wireless HDMI with low-latency, lossless H.264 video codec
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10/17/2008   Post a comment
Wireless HDMI is impractical for single and multiple 1080p uncompressed video signals, but encoding and decoding traditionally creates A/V sync problems and reduces picture quality. How "Super Low Latency" H.264 codec technology overcomes these problems.
Philips shows magic wands and electric dresses
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10/16/2008   3 comments
A tour of Philips Research showed a host of projects ranging from novel remote controls and 3DTVs to wearable electronics and intelligent buildings, all in progress under a new corporate philosophy of open innovation.
Amphenol : Solar panel connector is NEC 2008 compliant
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10/16/2008   Post a comment
Helios H4, a low energy loss 4-mm connector for photovoltaic systems with a locking design, is fully compliant with NEC 2008.
Intel buys Ethernet card specialist
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Intel has acquired the assets of network connectivity solutions company NetEffect for $8 million.
Cost-effective copper alternative to fiber modules
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10/15/2008   Post a comment
Gore has developed the GORE SFP+ Copper Cable Assemblies for the high-performance computing (HPC), enterprise networking and network storage markets.
DSP suits up for body-area network
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at IMEC will develop a custom ultra low power digital signal processor as part of work on a wireless sensor node for a variety of applications including a body area network.
Video: IMEC advances software-defined radio
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
IMEC announced a chip that can handle a variety of advanced forward error correction technologies used in a range of wide and local area wireless networks, a future component for a software-defined radio platform it demonstrated.
Eight-channel power sequencer and monitor improves system reliability for the latest processor generations
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) has introduced a new eight-channel sequencer and monitor with non-volatile error logging that supports the latest generation microprocessors, ASICs and DSPs, to improve system reliability and ease sequencing on boards with multiple points of load.
Startup claims Gbit version of Wi-Fi
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10/14/2008   Post a comment
Quantenna Communications Inc. officially joins the ranks of companies crafting high-end variations of 802.11n silicon with a chip set using 4x4 MIMO antennas along with beam forming and mesh technologies to deliver an aggregate throughput of up to a Gbit/second.
Maxim expects revenue to be flat
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products said it expects to report net revenue of $500 million to $502 million and earnings per share of 19 to 22 cents for the quarter ended Sept. 27.
Tyco : Circular connector uses spiral spring contacts
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10/13/2008   Post a comment
The HC20, a single-pole high current circular connector for use in industrial applications (e.g. spindle motors), is based on a patented HF6 spiral spring contact system and provides voltage and current ratings of 690 V/150 A.
NXP launches fast ARM Cortex-M3 MCUs
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10/10/2008   Post a comment
NXP's low-power 100-MHz LPC1700 MCU runs Ethernet, CAN and USB simultaneously without bottlenecks.
Intel event lobbies for unified 60-GHz spec
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. hosted a gathering of about 120 researchers this week as part of an effort to drive toward a standard for 60-GHz wireless networks that could serve a broad range of computer and consumer systems.
iSuppli trims IC outlook, warns conditions may worsen
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Market research firm iSuppli trimmed its 2008 semiconductor industry revenue growth forecast amid signals that the chip market may be feeling the impact of the credit crisis and economic downturn.
Gartner may cut IC outlook, urges calm
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Market researcher Gartner dropped its IC forecast for 2008 and 2009, projecting that the IC market will grow 4.2 percent in 2008 and 7.8 percent in 2009.
Dual SPI interface maximizes data transfer for 12-bit A/D converters
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's dual, 12-bit, 1.25Msps, simultaneous-sampling A/D converters feature an independent serial peripheral interface (SPI) for host communication, allowing the fastest clock required on each interface to be reduced to 20MHz while supporting the maximum sampling rate.
U.S. 'smart lighting' effort targets LED-based wireless nets
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10/9/2008   Post a comment
A "smart lighting" initiative being funded by the government seeks to piggyback wireless communications capabilities onto future LED lighting installations to provide more broadband access points.
WiMax products debut in Baltimore
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10/8/2008   1 comment
Intel officially rolled out its WiMax silicon for notebooks, one of several new products discussed at an event marking the roll out of WiMax services in Baltimore.
PRODUCT HOW-TO: Taking the guesswork out of mobile/portable TV design
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10/8/2008   Post a comment
: Here's how Infineon's TUA9001 Soc can help you make the transition from multichip power-hungry mixer-oscillator PLL implementations to silicon tuners in TV-enabled PDA, portable device and cell phone designs.
Commentary: Advancing HDMI friendliness, Silicon Image ups ante (and exclusivity) for DTV design
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
As the first company with HDMI silicon -- but now joined by many competitors -- SI by necessity has to stay one step ahead of the game.
Advancing HDMI friendliness, Silicon Image ups ante (and exclusivity) for DTV design
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
SI has to stay one step ahead of the game, as do DTV designers.
Under the Hood: Esquire puts e-ink on the cover
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10/7/2008   3 comments
For its 75th anniversary edition, Esquire magazine took a bold technology flyer, embedding a pair of E Ink electrophorectic displays in a limited edition of its cover.
Enhanced process automation transceiver reduces board size
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has announced a product derivative of the AMIS-49200 Media Attachment Unit (MAU) that is says reduces board size by up to 66%.
Omnetics : Polarized nano connectors save space and weight
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10/7/2008   Post a comment
Omnetics offers a series of miniature polarized nano connectors for military, aerospace, defence and medical applications where size and weight are critical.
Making audio sound louder: Techniques for portable audio designers
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10/3/2008   1 comment
A variety of factors are driving the need for increased loudness from speakers in portable applications. Using a boost converter and AGC/DRC is effective in increasing the output power delivered to the speaker and provides louder audio.
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