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Intellectual Ventures picks up Transmeta patents
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1/29/2009   Post a comment
Intellectual Ventures, a patent development and licensing company, has acquired the patent portfolio of Transmeta Corp., including more than 140 issued U.S. patents in areas such as low power microprocessor technology.
Video: HP calls for on-chip optics
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Multicore processors will need to adopt optical interconnects over the next decade to deliver the bandwidth and programmability the computer industry needs, said a researcher from Hewlett-Packard Co.
Counterpoint: Is Moore's Law really the industry's misfortune?
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1/27/2009   11 comments
Too much of a good thing can constrain designers to a single path.
BLACKFIN enables single-chip solution for DAB/DAB+/DMB receivers
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1/27/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices (ADI) have announced that the latest version of DAB/DAB+/DMB (Digital Audio Broadcasting/Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) middleware from Factum Electronics AB is now available on ADI's low-power, high-performance Blackfin® BF5xx processors.
Survey projects market explosion for netbooks
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1/26/2009   1 comment
The market for netbooks could explode from 35 million units this year to as many as 139 million in 2013, according to a report published today by ABI Research.
On the radio
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1/26/2009   1 comment
An evening stint on talk radio convinces me the public is eager for auto technology development.
Configurable video processor from Stretch uses less power, has PCIe interface for advanced apps
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Multi-stream H.264 encoding, video analytics, processing uncompressed video streams, and capture cards are among the targeted applications for Stretch's new low-power processor.
Researchers claim breakthrough in semiconducting nanotubes
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
A Duke University-led team of chemists has modified a method for growing exceptionally long, straight, numerous and well-aligned carbon cylinders only a few atoms thick that paves the way for manufacturing reliable electronic nanocircuits.
Seminar to explore GUI design
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1/23/2009   Post a comment
Abacus and Toshiba have set up a joint seminar aimed at helping designers implement a user-friendly graphical user interface (GUI).
Core Store Celebrates First Anniversary
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
The folks over at IPextreme, the ones that bring IP (intellectual property) to system-on-chip designers worldwide, are celebrating the first anniversary of the opening of Core Store, the online store for semiconductor IP.
Marvell slashes revenue outlook; sees 34% decline
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
Marvell Technology Group said it is now expecting revenue for the current quarter to be between $500 million and $520 million, down 34 to 37 percent from the $791 million it posted in the previous quarter.
Windows Embedded CE 6.0 R2 reference BSP for i.MX27 PDK released
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
Adeneo BSP allows code linked to core CPU to be reused without modification
Creating FlexRay COM Stack Configurations for ECUs in Complex Networks
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1/22/2009   Post a comment
Automotive electronics designers using the FlexRay bus technology occasionally run into the problem how to efficiently allocate ECU buffer memory to the communication flow while optimizing CPU load. Here's how.
Supply chain is cause of automotive woes, says Melexis
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1/21/2009   Post a comment
Automotive chip manufacturer Melexis Microelectronic Integrated Systems NV (Ieper, Belgium) has argued that a drop in its sales that is expected to continue into 2009 is more to do with supply chain dynamics than consumer demand.
Freescale cooperates with China's Dongfeng on automotive applications
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1/21/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Dongfeng Motor Corporation plan to establish a joint automotive electronics design lab in China. The move aims at developing the electronic systems for next-generation vehicles for China's domestic markst as well as for export markets. In this context, Freescale will lead the car manufacturer closer to the AUTOSAR software standard universe.
Energy harvesting feeds ultra-low-power device growth
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1/20/2009   Post a comment
Although the global economic downturn has depressed growth prospects across the electronics sector there still remain one or two bright spots that will nudge the industry forward during 2009.
AMD cuts 900 additional jobs
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1/16/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices Inc. plans to cut an additional 900 jobs during the first quarter of 2009 as part of a series of moves designed to reduce the chip maker's workforce by about 9 percent, AMD said.
NEC : 16-bit flash MCUs feature an LCD controller-driver
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1/16/2009   Post a comment
NEC has developed twelve 16-bit all-flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with on-chip LCD driver, optimized for the fields of handheld healthcare diagnostic instruments such as blood glucose meters, building utility meters for the gas/water/electricity markets, and FA equipment.
Tips and Tricks: Using FPGAs in reliable automotive system design
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1/15/2009   Post a comment
For FPGAs to be part of an ultra-reliable design, designers must protect the valid FPGA configuration used for initialization and prevent SRAM corruption during device operation.
Fearless IC predictions from Wall Street
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1/15/2009   Post a comment
At the Industry Strategy Symposium (ISS) here, Wall Street gave its fearless predictions for the IC and fab-tool sectors in 2009.
U.S. lead in patents narrows
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. lead in patents slipped slightly in 2008, according to a report that comes amid an all time high in patent filings in the U.S—including a record in patents issued to IBM Corp.--but growing concern about the quality of patents.
CARcorder tracks automotive bus signals
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
Ixxat Automation GmbH (Weingarten, Germany) has developed a diagnosis and logging tool for all types of automotive communication bus systems.
Intelligent relays controlling vehicle functions
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
The intelligent controllers from Wuerth Elektronik (Oehringen, Germany) ICS for automotive industry are small, powerful and easy to program. The product range named "ICCS" includes three product lines, which can be used for a wide range of applications.
Adaptive braking systems boost semiconductor demand
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
According to a study of market researcher Semico, automotive adaptive braking systems will demand an increasing amount of chips and transistors. The demand growth is forecasted to approach the triple-digit percent range over the next five years.
An application modeling & hardware description for network-on-chip benchmarking
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1/14/2009   Post a comment
The NoC Benchmarking Workgroup of OCP-IP presents a modeling concept for apps running on multicore systems and defines an XML format for documenting and distributing network-on-chip benchmarks
IPextreme teams with Mentor Graphics on 8051 cores
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1/13/2009   Post a comment
The world's most popular microcontroller architecture (the 8051) continues to win the hearts of engineers; IPextreme teams with Mentor to offer four 8051-compatible cores.
Projectors, HD and fashion invade cellphone
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1/13/2009   Post a comment
Tomorrow's cellphone could generate, play and even project high definition video, based on products shown at the Consumer Electronics Show.
MCUs reduce cost of e-metering apps
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1/13/2009   Post a comment
The ultra-low-power MSP430FE42x2 MCU solutions from TI are designed to reduce the electronic bill of materials for single-phase electricity metering applications to the $1 range.
Renesas : Powertrain MCU has 1.25 Mbytes flash
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1/13/2009   Post a comment
Renesas Technology announced the SH72531, a 32-bit MCU designed for powertrain control of automobile engines and transmissions.
Driving Comfort: The Perfect World of Driver Information
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1/13/2009   1 comment
The BMW 7 series features a range of high-end electronic equipment, including its instrument cluster. In this article, BMW designers provide an insight into the technologies used in the central display section.
Video: Marvell CEO at CES
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1/12/2009   Post a comment
Sehat Sutardja, co-founder and chief executive of Marvell Technology Group Ltd., gives his views on the outlook for semiconductors amid the current recession in an impromptu interview from the floor of CES.
Car market mired in a 'depression,' says GM
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1/12/2009   Post a comment
Automotive sales will continue to fall in 2009, but there could be light at the end of the foggy tunnel, according to an economist from General Motors.
Video: TI powers Palm Pre
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1/10/2009   1 comment
Palm chose the TI 3430 processor to power its comeback product, the Pre, announced at the Consumer Electronics Show here.
The Virtual Vehicle: Part 1 - In-vehicle networking simulation and analysis
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1/10/2009   1 comment
In-vehicle networking allows room for optimization; however, it also allows opportunity for errors. The design of appropriate topologies for the physical layer has proven a tremendous challenge, requiring model-based methodologies and tools in order to validate topology concepts early in the design process.
BOARDS: New wireless SBCs speed wireless control & gateway design
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1/10/2009   Post a comment
With Rabbit's new SBCs, engineers have only to add software and an enclosure to create a product
Ten years ago: the point when ARM broke through
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1/9/2009   Post a comment
The arrival of ARM (Cambridge, England) as a force to be reckoned with can, arguably, be traced back to the beginning of 1999.
Cars share cameras, radar sensors
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1/9/2009   Post a comment
Under the auspices of tier one Delphi Deutschland, a consortium of six companies has launched the research project 'Active Safety Car'. The project aims at developing automotive-based systems that do not only recognize obstacles ahead of the vehicle but also communicate them to other vehicles nearby.
Marvell pictures GHz ARM in photo frames
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1/8/2009   Post a comment
Marvell Technology is pushing its Sheeva ARM9 core to GHz levels in the first of a family of integrated processors aimed at consumer and embedded systems, the PXA168 debuting at the Consumer Electronics Show in Web-connected digital photo frames.
Silicon Image rolls home net technology
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1/8/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Image will debut at the Consumer Electronics Show LiquidHD, a new approach to secure home networking for carriers that requires a new video decoder chip and software that runs over any wired or wireless Internet Protocol connection.
AMD debuts 45nm desktop CPUs at CES
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1/8/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices has announced the second batch of processors coming out of its 45nm process technology, the Phenom II quad-core desktop CPUs running at up to 3 GHz with up to 8 Mbytes cache.
Analysis: Did Intel underestimate netbook success?
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1/8/2009   1 comment
Does Intel's warning that it now expects fourth quarter 2008 revenue to be down 20 percent sequentially and 23 percent year-to-year have anything to do with better-than-expected sales of netbooks and the Intel Atom processors that power many of them? At least one analyst thinks so, while another believes the No. 1 chipmaker could announce headcount reductions later this month.
Comment: Don't ban benchmarks
Design How-To  
1/7/2009   1 comment
Allowing benchmarking is one way for tool vendors to show good faith with their customers. It's good ethics, and it's good business.
Freescale targets low-power, gigahertz performance netbook sector
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has entered the netbook market with a solution designed that enables netbooks that feature 8.9 inch displays to deliver eight hours of battery life between charges and retail at sub-$200 price points.
Intel makes Wi-Fi personal at CES
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
Intel Corp. released at the Consumer Electronics Show new software to let its Centrino 2 notebooks create a personal area network of connected Wi-Fi devices in an effort to add value to its Wi-Fi chip set.
Providing memory system and compiler support for MPSoc designs: Part 3
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
In a three part series, the authors, contributors to "Multiprocessor Systems-On-Chip" look at the variety of uniprocessor memory architectures and assess their usefulness in multicre designs. Part 3: Compiler support architectures.
MCUs: NEC's new 32-Bitters boast high built-in flash memory capacity
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1/7/2009   Post a comment
V850E/Sx3-H Microcontrollers offer 1.5 megabytes of flash memory, improved CPU performance and integrated noise reduction circuitry
U.S. agency clears AMD's foundry deal
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1/6/2009   Post a comment
A U.S. panel that reviews transactions involving strategic industries has cleared a foundry deal between government-owned Advanced Technology Investment Corp. of Abu Dhabi and Advanced Micro Devices.
Providing memory system and compiler support for MPSoc designs: Part 2
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1/6/2009   Post a comment
In a three part series, the authors, contributors to "Multiprocessor Systems-On-Chip" look at the variety of uniprocessor memory architectures and assess their usefulness in multicre designs. Part 2: customization of memory architectures.
High-input-voltage, quad-output controller targets automotive applications
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1/6/2009   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX17019, a high-input-voltage, quad-output controller for automotive applications.
Analysis: NXP's survival options must include more asset sales
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1/5/2009   2 comments
Whatever ails NXP Semiconductors B.V. will not be resolved merely by the appointment of a new president and CEO.
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