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posted in December 2005
Analysis: Promise, but questions as 2006 approaches
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12/30/2005   Post a comment
As the ball drops on 2005, the prognosis for the electronics industry in 2006 remains at best a puzzle to many.
Automotive gateways spearhead in-car network integration
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12/28/2005   Post a comment
Electronic gateways must provide bandwidth and latency in tying together diverse data buses. Here's what challenges design engineers face, and how to overcome them.
Free multicore debug configuration tool available
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12/27/2005   Post a comment
To help developers just getting their feet wet in their first multicore SoC or multiprocessor designs, Lauterbach is providing a free extension to its TRACE32 debug tool, called T32Start.
Japanese firms countersue Patriot over patents
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12/20/2005   Post a comment
Processor developer and IP company Patriot Scientific Corp. has been named a defendant in five declaratory judgment lawsuits filed in the Federal District Court in Oakland, Calif., by a group of 20 Japanese electronics manufacturers.
Tokyo court orders release of evidence in AMD suit
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12/16/2005   Post a comment
In a possible turn of events in the suit by Advanced Micro Devices against Intel Corp., the Tokyo District Court said it would require the Fair Trade Commission of Japan (JFTC) to release evidence obtained during its investigation of Intel K.K.
TriCore-based MCUs target industrial apps.
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12/15/2005   Post a comment
Infineon’s newest TriCore-based 32-bit MCUs are targeted at motor drives and industrial control applications. In addition to a 66MHz CPU, the MCUs integrate 1MByte of embedded flash memory and a comprehensive set of peripherals in a low-cost package.
IBM to offer 'zero-cost' PowerPC license to universities
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
IBM will offer 'zero-cost' PowerPC 405 core licenses to researchers and academia through Power.org.
Renesas MCU line touts LIN interface, on-chip oscillators
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
Renesas has added thirty-six new members to its R8C/Tiny line of 16-bit microcontrollers. Included are low-voltage and wide-temperature range models. Devices also offer the LIN interface and three on-chip oscillators.
Efficient analog front end drives passive-keyless-entry system
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
With demands for security and safety spurring automotive electronics expansion, auto manufacturers are being challenged to implement cost-effective, performance-oriented electronic control modules.
Device servers add WiFi, WLAN access to serial I/O apps
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
Connect One has just released two new MCU-optimized device servers with additional LAN and WiFi capabilities for enabling Internet connectivity for serial devices that run M2M (machine-to-machine) applications.
CAN MCUs with on-board IAP have extended industrial capabilities
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12/14/2005   Post a comment
To strengthen its position in the industrial control market, Atmel Corp. has introduced two new eight bit AVR microcontrollers with interrupt acceleration and support for message objects, dynamic reassignment and multiple CAN frames.
R8C/Tiny 16-Bit MCUs include timers, LIN for automotive
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
Continuing to proliferate its 16-bit MCUs across as many embedded control markets and applications as possible, Renesas Technology America has added 36 new auto-oriented devices to its portfolio of 148 other devices.
AVR MCUs tout extended CAN capabilities
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
Atmel’s AVR flash microcontroller family has added new members that offer extended CAN capabilities for industrial applications.
8051-based MCU line targets data acquisition apps
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12/13/2005   Post a comment
Ramtron has joined the growing number of vendors offering 8051-based 8-bit MCUs aimed at signal conditioning, data acquisition, processing and control applications in the industrial, medical, consumer, instrumentation and automotive markets.
December Newsletter: Analog Devices Introduces $5 Floating-Point DSP
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
This month Analog Devices introduced the ADSP-21375, the newest member of its SHARC floating-point DSP family. The new chip will operate at 266 MHz and be priced at $5 in 10,000 unit quantities. It will target consumer audio applications and cost-sensitive application areas traditionally dominated by low cost fixed-point DSPs, including industrial, automotive, medical and instrumentation applications.
December Newsletter: TI Launches First "DaVinci" Video Processors
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
Last week TI unveiled its first "DaVinci"-branded processors, the TMS320DM6443 and the TMS320DM6446. These processors target home entertainment, surveillance, and other video applications. TI also recently announced the OMAP2430 and OMAPV2230, which target smart phones and PDAs. Although the OMAP chips do not use the DaVinci brand name, they use the same basic architecture as the DaVinci processors.
December Newsletter: Creating Top-Notch Tools for Signal Processing
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
Signal processing is becoming important in an increasingly broad range of embedded systems. As signal processing workloads become more widespread, these workloads are increasingly assigned to embedded processors that were not designed with signal processing in mind. Because these processors were not designed for signal processing tasks, the processors’ software development tools often lack critical features needed for signal processing software development.
December Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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12/12/2005   Post a comment
It's so tempting. You need to figure out how much processing power you'll require to implement a particular video compression algorithm, and there, out on the Web, is the data you need -- but for a slightly different scenario. You tell yourself, "Well, I don’t have the exact data I need, so I'll just multiply the data I do have by a scaling factor that will account for the differences in the workloads." But that’s where things can go badly wrong.
Analysts: Intel guidance a letdown
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12/9/2005   Post a comment
Intel Corp.’s mid fourth-quarter guidance was a slight disappointment to analysts who expected the semiconductor supplier to project higher sales.
Intel expects to meet guidance
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12/8/2005   Post a comment
Semiconductor supplier Intel Corp. said it expects fourth quarter sales of $10.4 to $10.6 billion, compared to its previous guidance of $10.2 billion to $10.8 billion.
AVR MCU line expands with different amounts of flash, EEPROM and SRAM
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12/6/2005   Post a comment
Atmel has expanded its AVR flash MCU line with three new members that are pin compatible, differing only in the size of flash, EEPROM and SRAM memory.
AMD looks to expand in Asia
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12/6/2005   Post a comment
AMD plans to boost investment in Asia and may open a new fab in Singapore soon, AMD President and CEO Hector Ruiz said.
Multicore system-on-chip platforms target digital video apps
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12/5/2005   Post a comment
The first of a planned series of DSP/RISC multicore platforms - called DaVinci - were rolled out by Texas Instruments, Inc. this week, designed to simplify the design of a myriad of digital video systems.
I2C, SMBus MCUs get configurable 16-bit I/O expanders
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12/4/2005   Post a comment
Continuing its support for the venerable microcontroller-oriented Inter-IC (12C) and SMBus protocols, Texas Instruments Inc. has released three new 16-Bit Configurable I2C and SMBus I/O expanders.
FlexRay 2.1 compliant controllers target automotive applications
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12/2/2005   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has begun marketing two FlexRay 2.1 compliant node controllers aimed at the automotive industry.


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