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Fixing your mom's computer "Part Deux"
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1/31/2008   1 comment
Several folks have responded to my recent blog titled "How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world"
OneSpin bites back
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An email from Aaik van der Poe at Mentor sparks a feisty response from Michael Siegel at OneSpin.
Speaking of cool games...
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A physics-accurate spacecraft simulator that allows you to fly real craft (like the shuttle and ISS) as well as imaginary ones.
Tessera acquires IP provider FotoNation
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Tessera Technologies Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire FotoNation Inc., a provider of embedded imaging solutions for digital still camera and mobile phone applications.
IBM calls for modeling standard
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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.
High-voltage chip resistors deliver resistance values up to 10 Gigohms
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Stackpole Electronics has expanded its HVC series of high-voltage chip resistors with resistance values up to 10 Gigohms.
Agilent unveils DDR2, DDR3 BGA probes for scopes, analyzers
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Agilent Technologies claims the industry's first DDR2 and DDR3 ball-grid array (BGA) probes for oscilloscopes and logic analyzers.
Amphenol adds stacking version to high-speed connector platform
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Amphenol TCS has introduced a stacking version of its 20+ Gbits/s XCede backplane connector platform, providing performance headroom for mezzanine card applications.
Contact interface delivers high density, high speed
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Molex has partnered with Neoconix to deliver a copper flex assembly with a high-density and speed (HD&S) interposer.
Adaptive Digital rolls 512 ms VoIP echo canceller
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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.
Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Firm seeks to acquire Transmeta
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Investment banking firm Riley Investment Management LLC has expressed an interest to acquire troubled Transmeta Corp. for $15.50 per share in cash.
ASE posts strong results
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Taiwan's Advanced Semiconductor Engineering Inc., the world's largest independent provider of IC packaging and testing services, reported net revenues of NT$28.976 billion ($901.2 million) for the fourth quarter of 2007, up 28 percent year-over-year and up 4 percent sequentially.
Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?"
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With developments in TV technology, an area that is finally beginning to come into its own is wireless HD. In the past companies like JVC and others have tried to offer wireless displays, but encountered hurdles. Well, it now seems that with advances like 802.11n and other transmission schemes from SiBEAM that wireless HD will finally find its way to consumer homes in 2008 and beyond.
Rohde & Schwarz signal generator upgrade tackles CDMA 1xEVDO
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In the downlink, data rates are selectable along with rate index and packet size, traffic content can be defined, and a matrix allows flexible testing of reverse power control.
Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Applied completes solar tool firm buy
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Applied Materials Inc. has acquired Baccini S.p.A., a supplier of automated metallization and test systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon solar cells.
Voltage supervisors are pin-for-pin compatible with industry-standard ICs
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Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its supervisor product line with the addition of three new industry-standard devices.
See the World and Get your EDA Degree
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Curricula leading to college degrees in EDA exist in Armenia and are coming in Russia and China.
1-A rectifier housed in tiny package
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Intended for portable devices such as digital audio players, mobile phones and digital cameras, Diodes Inc.'s SBR1U40LP 1-A Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) in housed in a 1.4-mm x 1.1-mm DFN package.
Voltage monitors sequence 12 power supplies simultaneouly
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Maxim's 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable ICs are capable of voltage sequencing, monitoring, and margining with unique fault registers that store system voltage and fault information the instant a critical fault occurs in high-reliability systems.
Intersil tailors power IC for Intel Montevina platform
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Intersil's ISL6266A chip is a two-phase core controller designed to improve the efficiency and performance of systems based on the new generation of Intel Mobile, Core 2 Duo and Quad Core CPUs.
Singapore group to power up Splashpower
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Splashpower Ltd., a Cambridge, England-based startup that has developed a wireless inductive electrical charging system for portable electronic equipment, has signed up its first major customer for the technology, Singapore based developer of converged mobile devices Mobile & Wireless Group (MWg).
TI expands battery fuel gauge family
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Aimed at smart phones and mobile Internet devices, TI's system-side and pack-side Impedance Track fuel gauge ICs with integrated LDO simplify power management design.
What do you call a man who...?
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I was just reminded of a series of one-line jokes we used to tell when I was young, but I've forgotten most of them; maybe you can help?
Companies team for sub $100 3G Linux phone
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NXP Semiconductors has teamed with embedded Linux developer Purple Labs (Chambery, France) for a sub $100 3G reference mobile phone targeted at handset designers focusing on emerging and developing markets.
8-bit MCUs extend battery life in portables
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced low-power 8-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) designed to enhance portable performance, extend battery life and improve energy efficiency for a wide range of embedded applications.
Qualcomm, Mio team for connected PNDs
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Taiwanese Personal Navigation Device sepecialist Mio Technology has teamed with Qualcomm Inc. to develop connected PNDs based on the chip maker's QST1100 silicon.
Motorola joins CSR's drive for an E-GPS forum
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Motorola is the first company to join the CSR-led Enhanced GPS Forum that has just been established to encourage equipment makers and operators to work together to accelerate development of location technologies.
DSP performance tuning, part 1: Cache, DMA, and frameworks
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Here's how to build a software framework, choose between cache and DMA, and partition instructions and data for optimal performance.
LIN simplifies complex movable-headlamp motor control
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Safety enhancements of adaptive headlamps needn't tax reliability or cost.
Want to boost battery voltage in White LED apps?
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1/31/2008   1 comment
If you're tired of the extra cost and real estate lost when using a step-up DC/DC converter, consider instead a charge pump, also known as a switched capacitor converter, to boost battery voltage. Here are the principles involved.
Renesas transfers fab to Mitsubishi
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Is Mitsubishi Electric Corp. re-entering the IC business in a big way?
Updated: TSMC posts record sales, cuts capex
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Amid a slight capital spending cut for 2008, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC) posted record sales for the fourth quarter of 2007.
DDR3 clock reference board reaches 800-MHz
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Designed specifically for high performance testing, the DDR3 clock reference board from Inphi Corp. enables comprehensive validation of DDR3 RDIMMs and registers.
Programmable LED driver targets automotive, general lighting applications
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Maxim's latest chip provides many user-programmable features through on-chip nonvolatile EEPROM registers and integrates all the building blocks necessary to implement fixed-frequency high-brightness LED drivers with wide-range dimming control.
Comment: Why DSP engineers should attend ISSCC
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ISSCC is a great place for DSP engineers to learn about the state of the art in signal processing.
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.
Test instrument delivers pulse and noise generation
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims to introduce the industry's first pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which is said to provide superior signal quality combined with versatile waveforms for general-purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests.
Automotive microcontrollers aimed at new emission standards
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Infineon Technologies says it has developed the industry's highest performing and most integrated microcontroller family for automotive powertrain and chassis applications.
VME DSP board features 2 GHz Power Architecture
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The Curtiss-Wright CHAMP-AV5 is the first DSP VME board based on the 2 GHz 1682 Power Architecture from P.A. Semi.
Freescale Q4 net loss narrows on drop in charge
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Freescale Semiconductor Holdings Ltd. reported fourth quarter net loss declined as margins improved and as the company benefited from the absence of special charges during the 3-month period.
Mattson, Novellus post mixed results
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Two fab-tool vendors, Mattson and Novellus, posted mixed results for Q4.
Making sense of low-power wireless network standards
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Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee all have a place in the world of wireless communications. But for different reasons, none are a particularly good fit for wireless sensor networks.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
Boost converter drives up to 10 white LEDs
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AnalogicTech's AAT1239-1 high-efficiency, constant-current boost converter drives up to 10 white LEDs and reduces flicker with single-wire serial control.
ESD chip protects systems using high-speed ports
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California Micro Devices has expanded its XtremeESD family with a device that is the first to employ its PicoGuard XS ESD (electrostatic discharge) protection architecture.
Graphics processor breaks Teraflop barrier
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In a move that will expand the visual boundaries of PC entertainment beyond the 1080p HD threshold, AMD has developed the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics processor that breaks the Teraflop (one trillion floating point operations per second) barrier.
AdvancedMCT module features 1.2 GHz TMS320C6455 DSPs
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CommAgility's AMC-D4F1-1200 AdvancedMCT module features four TMS320C6455 DSPs running at 1.2 GHz and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX100 FPGA.
Keyboard gets new function keys
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EAO has launched an upgraded version of the W.series vandal-resistant keyboard with new function keys.
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