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IBM calls for modeling standard
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The IBM-led Power.org group overseeing the Power CPU architecture is about to start an internal effort to define interface standards to link chip models with simulation tools for cores used in Power CPU-based designs, something the broader industry needs to lower design costs and shorten time-to-market, said and IBM executive.
Adaptive Digital rolls 512 ms VoIP echo canceller
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The VoIP G.168 Plus packet echo canceller can handle round-trip delays of up to 512 ms and has built-in awareness and handling of packet loss.
LIN simplifies complex movable-headlamp motor control
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Safety enhancements of adaptive headlamps needn't tax reliability or cost.
Sun rallies industry around Rock CPU
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1/30/2008   1 comment
Sun Microsystems is trying to rally an industry consortium around its approach to supporting transactional memory, a key piece of the puzzle of tomorrow's parallel programming systems Sun will implement in its upcoming Rock microprocessor.
Automotive microcontrollers aimed at new emission standards
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies says it has developed the industry's highest performing and most integrated microcontroller family for automotive powertrain and chassis applications.
Analysis: VeriSilicon's HD audio IP solution
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
BDTI examines VeriSilicon's ZSP800 DSP core and VZ.AudioHD development platform, which are optimized for HD audio applications.
8-bit MCUs deliver 1.8-3.3-V operation
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is extending its popular low-end, 8-bit HCS08 microcontroller (MCU) family with the introduction of two high-performance devices, aimed at consumer and industrial applications.
8-bit MCUs target consumer, industrial apps
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has added two devices to its ultra-low-end 8-bit RS08KA microcontroller (MCU) family, targeting entry-level mass market applications.
Researchers harvest algae for chip nanofabrication
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
By identifying the 75 genes, out of 13,000, that control silicon dioxide pattern formation in diatoms, researchers hope to precisely control diatoms to pattern chips.
Nitronex : Doherty power amplifier targets WiMAX applications
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Nitronex has partnered with Prescient Wireless to develop a broadband Doherty power amplifier for WiMAX applications.
Lattice announces Service Pack 2 for its ispLEVER 7.0 FPGA design tool suite
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
ispLEVER 7.0 tool suite from Lattice includes new third-party synthesis versions, power calculator tool enhancements, and more...
Intel, Sun, TI debut hot chips at ISSCC
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Intel will debut the world's biggest commercial microprocessor as well as its lowest power X86 chip at the International Solid-State Circuits Conference in San Francisco next week, but a server chip from Sun Microsystems and a cellphone processor from Texas Instruments will outflank Intel on both fronts.
NetLogic delivers "hybrid" knowledge-based processor
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems' NL9000 is said to be industry's first fully-programmable "hybrid" knowledge-based processor that combines high-performance knowledge-based processing with the low-power efficiency of algorithmic Sahasra technology for next-generation IPTV and advanced mobile wireless networks
mAgic DSP optimization, part 2: Writing C code
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Part 2 of this 2-part series shows how to write optimized C code on the mAgic DSP.
Bluetooth/FM radio combo chip saves space, cost
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1/24/2008   Post a comment
ST's STLC2690 single-chip Bluetooth v2.1+EDR with fully integrated FM RDS radio receiver and short-range FM RDS transmitter enables a new generation of battery-driven portable devices.
VoIP processors speed up migration to multiservice access nodes
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
Mindspeed Technologies has introduced a family of highly-integrated VoIP processors that enable the migration of copper loop voice access networks from traditional Class-5 TDM equipment to next-generation VoIP MSANs.
Analysis: Microchip switches to MIPS for PIC32
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
For its new 32-bit MCU, Microchip dumped its proprietary and moved to the MIPS M4K core instead. BDTI explains why, and analyzes the DSP features of the new PIC32.
FPGAs tackle microcontroller tasks: Part 2 - 'Flexible' CPUs
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1/23/2008   Post a comment
FPGAs offer flexibility to handle the explosion in electronic content in today's automotive systems.
mAgic DSP optimization, part 1: Hardware/software co-development
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1/21/2008   Post a comment
Here's how Atmel used the Target tools to develop a DSP optimized for C programming.
For now, AMD looks like industry's new darling
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1/18/2008   1 comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. is the chip industry's new golden boy.
Audio processor delivers USB interface
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
BridgeCo has announced an expansion of its audio interface processor and firmware product line at the NAMM conference in Anaheim. The new DM1200E processor provides an USB interface, enabling the development of audio interface systems that use USB instead of FireWire.
Audio interface platform adds VST capability
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
BridgeCo's BeBoB audio interface processor and firmware now supports the widely used audio effect and virtual instrument standard, Virtual Studio Technology (VST).
Intel CTO presses software developers to keep pace
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1/17/2008   Post a comment
Software development and delivery have failed to keep pace with advances in computer hardware, according to Intel Corp.'s CTO.
Otellini: Intel not impacted by weak economy
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1/16/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. president and CEO Paul Otellini says his company does not expect any negative impact from the weakening U.S. economy although the semiconductor company is keeping a wary eye on developments in the country's capital markets.
Intel hammered on profit, revenue miss
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1/15/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. posted strong fourth quarter results on solid microprocessor shipment but unhappy investors hammered the company's stock price in after market trading because it missed analysts' consensus revenue and profit estimates.
Simulink gets Link to Green Hills MULTI
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
The MathWorks and Green Hills Software today announced Embedded IDE Link MU, a tool that deploys code generated from Simulink models into the Green Hills MULTI IDE.
Memory goes multicore
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Ashwood Memory Architecture enables solid-state disks using concepts from cryptography to outperform hard disks, but for a fraction of the price of DRAM.
SoC enhances image recognition algorithms
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1/14/2008   Post a comment
Developed for biometric applications, Pixelplus Co. Ltd. unveiled the PM1002 SoC that integrates a 32-bit RISC microprocessor and on-chip memories to enhance image recognition algorithms.
Microchip adds flash data memory to baseline PIC MCUs
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1/11/2008   Post a comment
Microchip Technology announced its first two baseline 8-bit flash PIC microcontrollers with non-volatile Flash Data Memory (FDM) in 8- and 14-pin packages.
Application processor combines ARM9 CPU with 3D graphics engine
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Magnum Semiconductor at CES launched the ZEVIO ZV1050 that provides 3D graphics, video and audio for low-cost consumer applications.
Intel confirms NY subpoena, denies wrongdoing
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. confirmed it has received a subpoena from the New York Attorney General's office seeking documents as part of a new investigation alleging anti-competitive business practices, but the company denies any wrongdoing.
Advanced input processors target HDTVs
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1/10/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Image has introduced its PinnaClear SiI9155 advanced input processor for HDTVs at the Consumer Electronics Show.
Understanding output filters for Class-D amplifiers
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1/9/2008   1 comment
Improve your understanding of the functions performed by the various components in a Class-D audio amplifier filter and how to calculate the proper values.
Distortion in power amplifiers, Part II: the input stage
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
How the amplifier input stage contributes to audio amplifier distortion is the focus of this second article in the "Distortion in power amplifiers" series.
Companies partner on Autosar platforms
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1/9/2008   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies and automotive system manufacturer Delphi Corporation are collaborating on the development of a new generation of body control units based on the Autosar (AUTomotive Open System ARchitecture) standard.
Audio processor integrates highly efficient audio codec
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has introduced a new audio processor based on an ARM7TDMI core coupled with ST's proprietary FFX digital modulation technology.
AMD delivers graphics processors for HD gaming, video in notebook PCs
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
AMD unveils the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3000 series, a new family of graphics processors for high-definition gaming and video in notebook PCs with support for Microsoft DirectX 10.1 and PCI Express 2.0.
Intel seeks hearing in EC antitrust suit
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1/8/2008   Post a comment
Intel has asked for a hearing at the European Commission over the antitrust charges leveled last July by the Commission.
Hope for electronics growth tempered by economic fears
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Prevailing economic winds seem to dictate otherwise, but bullish researchers are predicting robust global growth this year for the electronic equipment market driven by strength in the data processing and wireless communications markets.
Intel rolls 16 45nm CPUs in Vegas
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
Intel Corp. will lead with it strength as it comes to the Consumer Electronics Show Monday, launching 16 new PC processors made in its 45nm process technology, but in a CES keynote focused on the personal Internet, chief executive Paul Otellini will also show prototypes of systems based on the company's upcoming Menlow platform for handhelds.
Audio networking platform offers complete solution
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1/7/2008   Post a comment
The JukeBlox audio networking platform from BridgeCo combines an ARM9-based processor, Linux-based middleware, SDK and reference design to provide a complete solution for connecting audio systems to home networks, the Internet, and portables.
Highly integrated DTV chip supports worldwide standards
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has launched its DTV150 digital TV hardware platform that provides demodulation, MPEG-2 HD and SD decoding, full HD video processing, high quality audio, and video switching functions for iDTV sets worldwide.
Marvell to demo consumer and communications silicon at CES
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
Marvell will be demonstrating its latest consumer and communications silicon at the Consumer Electronics Show. These include the Qdeo video processor, PFC controllers and TopDog 11n-450 WLAN solution.
SoC offers active dynamic motor control feedback
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1/4/2008   Post a comment
Single chip provides position sensing performance and robustness for high-volume, cost-sensitive automotive applications.
STMicroelectronics launches sub-50 cent 8-bit Flash microcontrollers
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics launches sub-50 cent ST7FOX series of 8-bit Flash microcontrollers with 2 KB to 8 KB embedded Flash memory and upgrade path to ST7Lite family.
C6000 vs. PowerPC, part 3: Tools, OSs, and support
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1/3/2008   Post a comment
Part 3 of this 3-part series compares the tools, OSs, and support for the PowerPC and the C6000. It also looks at example applications for the processors.
Distortion in power amplifiers, Part I: the sources of distortion
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1/2/2008   2 comments
Understand the sources of audio amplifier distortion in this first of a series from Douglas Self's classic "Distortion in power amplifiers" articles originally published in Electronics World.
You may have missed this
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
In the year-end listmania of Top 10 This-And-That, here's one item that maybe slipped by.
AMD licenses Denali's flash technology for handhelds
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1/2/2008   Post a comment
AMD Inc. will license NAND flash technology from EDA software and intellectual property supplier Denali Software Inc.


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