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TI enters high-k dielectrics era
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Inc. entered the high-k dielectrics arena, announcing plans to integrate this material for its high-performance chips at the 45-nm node.
Asia chip market to hit $203B in 2011
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Chip growth in Asia is expected to remain strong through 2011, driven by more outsourcing to China and the slow, steady rise of India.
Tip: Implementing FFTs on the MAXQ2000 microcontroller
Design How-To  
6/13/2007   Post a comment
This article explains how the FFT works. It also provides tips on implementing an FFT on an MCU.
Reduce interference in GPS-enabled applications
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6/13/2007   Post a comment
Avago Technologies' Chew Ean Tan explains how to use an integrated LNA-filter module to improve simultaneous GPS receiver sensitivity in wireless mobile devices.
Software Verification and Debug in the MPSoC Era
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6/12/2007   Post a comment
The availability of multicore chips are demanding the use of parallel programming tchniques. But debugging tools and methods for parallel software and hardware systems lag in development.
Qualcomm fallout limited, but Apple's iPhone may benefit
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6/11/2007   Post a comment
The iPhone may have fewer competitors when it launches later this month, thanks to the unintended consequences of an ITC ruling banning the import of some Qualcomm chips to the US.
Intel's Borkar sees thousands of small cores in your future
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Intel Fellow Shekhar Borkar urged chip designers to consider integrating many small cores into future designs rather than relying in a single, complex core.
Lenovo, Haier, Huawei top China list of tech firms
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
In the government's annual rankings of tech firms, Lenovo Holdings, Haier Group and Huawei Technologies come out on top.
Teardown shows Jobs willing to sacrifice margin on Apple TV
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Hoping to push Apple TV into the living room, the company is willing to settle for about 20 percent gross margin, far from what it gets on some iPods.
Chartered expects lackluster quarter; TSMC looking better
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing is suffering from a drop in 90-nanometer shipments this quarter, which is crimping revenue growth. But things are looking up at Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co.
LEDs allow attractive and stylish auto interior lighting: Part 2 - dimming, color mixing
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6/8/2007   Post a comment
Auto interior light quality should be as attractive as possible. Here are several ideas and applications of different techniques for using LEDs for interior illumination--and the pitfalls of poor design choices.
Taiwan's ODMs back UMPC, but pricing a concern
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6/7/2007   Post a comment
Taiwan's PC makers are interested in the ultra mobile PC, but uncertainty remains on whether prices will be low enough to get consumers on board as well.
LEDs allow attractive and stylish auto interior lighting: Part 1 - drivers
Design How-To  
6/6/2007   1 comment
Auto interior light quality should be as attractive as possible. Here are several ideas and applications of different techniques for using LEDs--and the pitfalls of poor design choices.
Stellaris MCUs integrate Ethernet, CAN-bus capabilities
Product News  
6/6/2007   Post a comment
Luminary Micro has launched 27 new Stellaris microcontrollers that deliver networking capabilities for real-time applications in motion control, building and industrial automation, fire and security, remote sensing, instrumentation, point-of-sale, and embedded systems.
Analysis: "Hypercore" touts 256 CPUs per chip
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Plurality's Hypercore supports up to 256 SPARC CPUs on a single chip. BDTI explains how it works--and what it will take for the chip to succeed.
Via touts business card sized UMPC platform
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Via Technologies rolls out its ultra-mobile PC platform, playing on a major theme of Computex and adding to a line of reference designs that just keep getting smaller.
AMD releases final spec for mini PCs
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6/6/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices on Tuesday introduced the final specification that the chipmaker is pushing the industry to adopt as a standard for designing small-form-factor PC chassis, known as DTX.
Intel unveils multimedia chipset
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
Intel on Tuesday launched its 3 Series chipset for multimedia applications, and announced plans with partner Asustek for a mobile PC that costs less than $200.
AMD processor enables fanless designs for embedded systems
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
AMD expanded its Embedded Solutions offerings to include the AMD Sempron Processor Model 2100+ and the AMD Geode LX 800 @ 0.9-W Processor, which can now support designs tailored for harsh-temperature environments.
DAC family targets "under the hood" automotive voltage adjustment
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6/5/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology introduced the LTC2630 series, a family of 12-bit, 10-bit and 8-bit digital-to-analog converters (DACs) in 2.1 x 2-mm SC70 packages. The LTC2630 offers the choice of an internal 2.5 V or 4.09 V 10 ppm/°C full-scale reference.
What is a DSC, anyway?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
6/4/2007   Post a comment
TI's claim that it has created the industry's first floating point DSCs is technically true. It is also completely meaningless, because the term "DSC" is so poorly defined.
Opportunities abound in nex-gen gaming platforms
Teardown  
6/4/2007   Post a comment
A comparison of gaming platforms, from the original Atari series through to the current crop of Playstation 3s, Wiisand Xbox 360s, shows just how far gaming has come, what the future holds and where the chip and software opportunities may lie.
China's AVS codec gains more top-tier support
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
Slowly but surely, more top-tier chipmakers are supporting China's audio-video codec to meet local customer demand.
TSMC, Hynix in talks over $1B fab sale, analyst says
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
Foundry Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. may be in talks with Hynix Semiconductor to pick up a 200mm wafer mega-fab with a capacity of 129,000 wafers per month.
Texas Instruments unveils 1st floating-point DSCs
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6/4/2007   Post a comment
TI today introduced its first floating-point digital signal controllers (DSCs). The new F2833x DSCs have the same architecture as TI's existing C28x DSCs, but add a single-precision FPU and other enhancements.
China to enforce universal cell phone charger
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6/1/2007   Post a comment
In order to reduce the number of cell phone chargers tossed out each year, China is planning to enforce a compulsory universal cell phone charger standard.
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