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FPGA testing for DO-254 compliance
Design How-To  
5/22/2012   Post a comment
This article describes key challenges that can be encountered when verifying FPGA pin-level requirements during board-level testing under DO-254 guidelines.
Aquantia closes $35 million Series F funding round
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5/21/2012   Post a comment
Rusnano, the technology investment arm of Russia, has led a $35 million Series F financing of Ethernet chip company Aquantia. Rusnano is investing $25 million and current and other new investors will contribute $10 million to the financing round.
Inexact processor is more power efficient
Research  
5/21/2012   11 comments
Processing circuitry that has been designed to allow imprecision has been shown to be 15 times more power efficient than conventional circuitry at performing some tasks. The technique is particularly applicable in audio and graphical subsystems and such circuits could start showing up in hearing aids and tablet computers in 2013, researchers said.
Texas Instruments DS90C187 and DS90C185 dual LVDS transmitter
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5/17/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments' low-power FPD-Link serializer offers industry's highest resolution for tablets.
OIF to define three 56 Gbits/s serial interfaces
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5/16/2012   Post a comment
The Optical Internetworking Forum launched projects to define 50-56 Gbits/s serial interfaces for future Fibre Channel, Ethernet and other links.
Active Thunderbolt cables get transceiver, power management IC support
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5/14/2012   Post a comment
Intersil ISL37231, ISL80083 enable next-generation consumer active-PC cables
Cirrus Logic CS163X LED controllers
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5/10/2012   Post a comment
Cirrus Logic's newest digital LED controller features two-color mixing for efficient, high-quality light and near 100 percent triac dimmer compatibility.
Analog Devices ADuM3223 and ADuM4223 gate drivers
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5/10/2012   Post a comment
Analog Devices says its latest devices are a better alternative to optocoupler-based gate drivers, with 4X faster timing and 50 year operating life.
Microsoft joins Micron memory cube effort
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5/8/2012   Post a comment
Microsoft became the seventh core member of the Hybrid Memory Cube Consortium led by Micron and Samsung, a sign of the concept’s broad technical implications.
AT&T, Q’comm start next battle of home nets
News & Analysis  
5/8/2012   6 comments
AT&T and Qualcomm separately rolled out broad ecosystems of home automation products, among the first shots in a coming battle between ecosystems for the Internet of Things.
Project e-smart, Pt. 1: Students convert Smart car into an EV
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5/7/2012   Post a comment
Vehicle conversion including planning and specifying requirements for the electric vehicle, electric components selection, and E/E-architecture and control software design as well, as implementation of hardware and software by students of the University of Stuttgart.
Facebook, China merge server rack specs
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5/2/2012   7 comments
Facebook struck an alliance with China’s Tencent and Baidu to merge separate designs for data center racks, a step toward the goal of a broad data center specification.
HGST, LSI, PMC-Sierra demo 12G SAS
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5/1/2012   Post a comment
The HGST division of Western Digital demonstrated a solid-state disk drive with a 12 Gbit/second Serial Attached SCSI interface working with chips from LSI and PMC-Sierra.


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