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posted in February 2011
The case against Thunderbolt
News & Analysis  
2/28/2011   21 comments
Intel's Thunderbolt is leaving some people feeling burned the chip giant is launching a new interface rather than giving its full attention to an existing one—USB.
Inside Thunderbolt: Videos, photos, details
News & Analysis  
2/25/2011   14 comments
We got a demo of the new Thunderbolt interface, pictures of its controllers and connector and more in-depth details on the technology and business behind it.
Ten things to know about Intel's Thunderbolt
News & Analysis  
2/24/2011   49 comments
We answer a few of the big questions about Intel's new Thunderbolt interface, but plenty of issues remain in the dark about the technology built into Apple's new MacBooks.
Apple MacBook debuts Thunderbolt I/O
News & Analysis  
2/24/2011   27 comments
Apple announced its latest MacBook Pro notebook will build in Thunderbolt, the new high speed systems interface from Intel formerly known as Light Peak.
Modular Smart Meters deliver flexibility, accuracy and cost savings
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2/20/2011   Post a comment
Presented as the industry's most cost-effective smart-meter chipset, STMicroelectronics combines configurable 'measurement' IC with separate smart sensor chips to boost performance and hardware scalability.
TI ISO1176T RS-485 transceiver
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2/17/2011   Post a comment
The ISO1176T provides what TI says is the smallest isolated signal and power system design with highest efficiency and lowest EMI.
AUTOSAR architecture expands safety and security applications
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2/17/2011   Post a comment
In Release 4.0, AUTOSAR allows both safety and non-safety applications to operate on the same controller. Additionally, AUTOSAR embeds several security-related features into its software architecture.
Intel, AMD prep USB 3.0 chips for 2012
News & Analysis  
2/15/2011   6 comments
AMD and Intel are expected to sample this year and ship in 2012 PC chip sets that integrate support for USB 3.0, enabling a mass market for the new interface.
Updated: Pictures from DesignCon 2011
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2/2/2011   Post a comment
Here are a few images from DesignCon 2011, an event in Santa Clara, Calif., this week known for its focus on high-speed design.


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