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Renesas' sales fall 10% on weak demand
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Renesas Technology Corp. reported that fiscal 2005 year ended March with a 10 percent decline in sales to 906 billion yen ($7.9 billion) from 1 trillion yen ($8.7 billion) in fiscal 2004.
Smarter high side drivers safely pace automotive lamp loads
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4/27/2006   Post a comment
Driving the plethora of lamps in a modern car electronically using semiconductor switches provides fault detection, extends life, and cuts costs. These high side drivers have to stand up to thermo-mechanical stress and high current, high temperature conditions.
April Newsletter: BDTI Releases C55x+ Benchmark Results
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Today BDTI released the first independent benchmark results for the Texas Instruments C55x+ processor core. BDTI found that the C55x+ is about 2.5 times faster than its predecessor, the C55x.
April Newsletter: Morpho, picoChip Introduce Reconfigurable Solutions for Wireless
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
Morpho Technologies and picoChip both recently introduced solutions targeting WiMAX applications. There are some interesting similarities between the offerings. For example, both solutions are based on reconfigurable processors, and both companies offer off-the-shelf WiMAX software.
April Newsletter: Reducing Product-Development Risk
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
To stay competitive, technology companies must consistently develop strong new products. This is particularly true for companies offering processors, tools, or systems that incorporate signal processing technology. Unfortunately, developing a major new product is risky.
April Newsletter: Jeff Bier's "Impulse Response"
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4/26/2006   Post a comment
You've probably been hearing a lot of buzz lately about multiprocessor chips. Such chips are gaining significant momentum both in general-purpose computing applications and in embedded systems. What you may not be hearing is that using multiprocessor chips requires a major shift in software development approaches and tools.
Intel launches German multicore R&D center
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Intel GmbH has opened an R&D center in Braunschweig, Germany, to further its bid to propel processor architectures to teraflops performance while lowering power requirements.
Intel backs Z-Wave in wireless home automation bid
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced a strategic investment in Zensys, developer of Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology that serves as the basis for an Intel-led home automation alliance.
Intel backs Z-Wave in wireless home automation bid
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4/25/2006   Post a comment
Intel Capital announced a strategic investment in Zensys, developer of Z-Wave wireless mesh networking technology that serves as the basis for an Intel-led home automation alliance.
NetLogic, AMD partner on Layer 7 processing
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4/24/2006   Post a comment
NetLogic Microsystems has partnered with Advanced Micro Devices to offer a development kit that links NetLogic’s NTL7 Layer 7 content processor with AMD’s Opteron.
Analysis: Intel results mar so-far good Q1
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Early results from earnings annoucements are for the most part positive, though top chip maker Intel continues to reel.
Kozio test software supports Freescale's PowerQUICC II Communications processor family
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4/21/2006   Post a comment
Kozio Inc. is now supporting Freescale's PowerQUICC II communications processor family. Turnkey Kozio test software for MPC82xx-based custom boards can be delivered in just two weeks .
Tech Tutorial: LVDS offers efficient data transmission for automotive applications
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4/20/2006   Post a comment
As automotive electronics applications advance, the need for increasing data throughput grows. Low voltage differential signaling offers high data rates with low noise at low power and low relative cost.
Rambus profit slips, sales rise
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Chip licensing company Rambus Inc. posted first-quarter 2006 earnings of $1.8 million, or 2 cents per share on sales of $47.2 million, compared with $4.4 million or 4 cents per share on sales of $34.7 million in the year-ago quarter.
16-bit MCUs offer DSP performance
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Infineon’s 16-bit MCUs provide designers of industrial control and automotive systems with flexibility to choose the optimal combination of on-chip peripherals and memory. The devices offer an on-chip MAC with DSP software library.
Wither Bluetooth?
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4/19/2006   Post a comment
Ever think that Bluetooth's fate is hitched to the UWB star?
Toshiba expands 8-, 16-bit MCU lines
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4/18/2006   Post a comment
Toshiba America Electronic has expanded its embedded flash microcontroller product line with the addition of a new 16-bit MCU and six new 8-bit MCUs based on its SuperFlash memory technology.
Freescale’s 8-bit MCU upgrades memory, peripherals
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
The newest version of Freescale’s 8-bit MC68HC908JL16 MCU features 16 Kbytes of flash memory, 512 bytes of RAM, I2C and flexible clock options. With up to eleven I/O ports featuring high current drive capability, the device can drive up to eleven LEDs off the MCU without an additional driver.
ARCHITECTURES: Security processor targets IP storage networks
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4/17/2006   Post a comment
Security technology that can keep intruders out of corporate networks has always been sought after. And as more Internet Protocol-based storage systems are added to networks, delivering data security without affecting network performance becomes an ever greater concern. The HIPP III 4450 FlowThrough security processor unveiled by Hifn Inc. at the Embedded Systems Conference this month addresses all of the "data in flight" security requirements for IP storage protocols, including iSCSI, FCIP, iFC
RISC core adds muscle to Renesas microcontroller
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4/14/2006   Post a comment
A Renesas microcontroller employs proprietary flash memory and circuit technologies and an enhanced 32-bit SH-2 RISC core architecture that can simultaneously execute two instructions per cycle. Designated the SH7211F, the microcontroller can deliver a 1.5X performance improvement compared to previous microcontrollers.
PIC ROM MCUs enable seamless switching from flash versions
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Microchip Technology Inc.’s new PIC16CR line of complementary read-only-memory microcontrollers enable seamless switching between ROM and flash versions, resulting in shorter time-to-market, reduced scrap and lower overall costs.
8051-based SoC touts digital signal processing extensions
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Ramtron’s 8051-based microcontroller called the VRS51L2xxx offers embedded systems designers a fully integrated, system-on-chip with a 40-MIPS, single cycle 8051-core, a JTAG program/debug interface, digital signal processing extensions and a robust digital peripheral set.
Semi industry had record revenue in '05, Gartner says
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4/13/2006   Post a comment
Worldwide semiconductor revenue reached a record $235 billion in 2005, surpassing the industry's previous high of $223 billion set in 2000, according to market analyst firm Gartner, which also released its final chip company top 10 ranking for the year.
AMD expects flat quarter after strong Q1
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
Microprocessor supplier AMD Inc. expects second-quarter sales to be flat to slightly down after posting strong first-quarter sales of $1.33 billion and net income of $185 million, or 38 cents per share.
TI MCU lines add more on-chip flash
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
Addressing the needs of embedded systems designers that are asking for MCUs with more on-chip flash memory, Texas Instruments is adding new members to its MSP430FG461x series as well as its TMS470R1B1M ARM7-based MCU line. TI has begun sampling MSP430FG461x devices with up to 120 Kbytes of flash and is offering volume availability of its TMS470R1B1M with 1 MByte of flash.
Programmable TCP/IP controller adapts to application needs
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
Connect One has just released the newest in its family of iChip Internet controllers, the CO120SQ, a low-cost programmable TCP/IP chip whose pin-out and functionality are determined by its “firmware flavor.”
Embedded ARM9 core module integrates wired and wireless connectivity
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
Digi International wants to make wireless connectivity easier for embedded designers and has introduced its ConnectCore Wi-9C, what it claims is the first embedded core module with fully integrated wired 10/100 Mbit Ethernet and secure 802.11a/b/g wireless LAN networking capabilities.
32-bit RISC MCU targets home appliances
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4/12/2006   Post a comment
Fujitsu Microelectronics has beefed-up its FR line of 32-bit RISC microcontrollers with the launching of the MB91470 series. The new MCUs are aimed at home appliances that require highly accurate and speedier control.
Hardware/software reference platform touts wireless device technology
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4/11/2006   Post a comment
InHand Electronics’ hardware/software reference platform shows future of low-power wireless devices.
Platform FPGA design for high-performance DSPs
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4/11/2006   1 comment
This tutorial explains how Platform FPGAs can be used to meet the challenges of today's demanding high-performance real-time DSP applications.
32-bit MIPS-based MCU embeds 2 MBytes flash
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4/11/2006   Post a comment
Operating at 54 MHz, Toshiba’s MIPS-based TMP19A64F20AXBG embeds 2 MBytes of NANO flash memory. Targeted applications include battery-operated digital consumer products including digital video cameras.
ARM7-based MCU boasts precision A/D
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4/10/2006   Post a comment
ADI’s ADuC7128 ARM7-based MCU employs a 12-bit multichannel, analog-to-digital converter operating at speeds to 1 MSPS. The MCU has also boosted the amount of on-chip embedded flash to 126 Kbytes.
ARCHITECTURES: Digital processor aids color printer design
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4/10/2006   Post a comment
Sunnyvale, Calif. -- The Quatro 4230 digital printer processor from Zoran Corp. provides color printer designers with a highly integrated, fully programmable, system-on-chip solution.

DEVELOPMENT TOOLS: ARM suite promises performance gain
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4/10/2006   Post a comment
San Jose, Calif. -- The latest upgrade to the RealView Development Suite (RVDS) is billed as not just an evolution of the ARM Ltd. software development tools, but a best-of-class integrated development environment. Version 3.0, unveiled last week at the Embedded Systems Conference here, supports new and existing ARM architectures, including the Cortex M3 and A8 processor cores. It includes a multicore graphical debugger, an ARM/ Thumb/Thumb2 compiler, instruction-set simulation models and a ne
Home media center built with Linux on PowerPC Architecture
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4/10/2006   Post a comment
The authors describe the design of a consolidated home media center based on using a PowerPC architecture and the Linux OS as well as the intricacies of leveraging SIMD extensions for multimedia applications.
Wavecom launches wireless microprocessor
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4/7/2006   Post a comment
French company Wavecom SA announced it has launched the first member of its family of wireless microprocessors with built-in wireless communications capability.
Chips for kids?
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4/7/2006   Post a comment
Youngsters could carry electronic tags in congested areas or near schools to alert drivers to go slow for street safety.
32-bit flash-based micro's provide one-chip Ethernet connectivity
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4/6/2006   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor's MCF5223x and MCF5222x 68K/ColdFire microcontroller families, for industrial control applications, tout industry firsts for one-chip Fast Ethernet, and USB On-the-Go connectivity, respectively.
Wedge brake design boosts by-wire stopping performance
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4/6/2006   Post a comment
Intelligently controlled electronic brake converts vehicle kinetic energy directly into braking energy, is faster than hydraulic brakes, requires only 10% the energy to operate, and eliminating hydraulic lines and controllers lowers system weight.
USB JTAG debuggers target ARM, Xscale, PowerPC micros
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4/1/2006   Post a comment
A pair of inexpensive USB 2.0 JTAG debug interface devices are now available from Macraigor Systems. These devices target ARM, Xscale, and PowerPC microprocessors.


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