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Intel has late metal fix for design error
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   15 comments
Some more details of a design error in companion chip to the Sandy Bridge processor, and the fix being implemented, have emerged in a conference call held by Intel to discuss the issue and the impact on revenues and margins.
Which elements form a human body?
Blog  
1/31/2011   11 comments
Have you ever wondered how many elements there are in a human body? Would you be surprised to hear that today’s integrated circuits are more complicated (element-wise) than we are?
Rambus CEO sees light in semi growth
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
In the first DesignCon keynote today here president and chief executive officer of Rambus Inc. painted an optimistic forecast for semiconductors and electronics in general, and of course touted Rambus' IP business model as ideal to produce "one SoC that addresses a broad range of performance levels and price points. "
Cavium buys Chinese fabless chip firm
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Cavium Networks said it signed a definitive agreement to acquire Beijing-based fabless chip firm Celestial Semiconductor in a cash and stock deal worth $55 million.
SIA: Chip sales hit record $298B in 2010
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Global 2010 semiconductor sales totaled a record $298.3 billion, up 32 percent increased from 2009, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.
Xilinx experts have lots to say at DesignCon 2011
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
Through silicon vias (TSVs), signal integrity, design methodologies, FPGA-based SoC development, demonstrations, technical sessions, the future of FPGAs, and more...
AutoESL acquisition a great move for Xilinx
Blog  
1/31/2011   1 comment
In a move that makes a lot of sense, the folks at Xilinx have just announced the acquisition of the high level synthesis company AutoESL Design Technologies.
Ceva claims top spot for cell phone DSP
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
DSP intellectual property supplier Ceva Inc. has claimed that is now the world's leading DSP architecture deployed in cellular baseband processors.
DesignCon2011 preview
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
A preview of events at DesignCon2011 in Santa Clara, Calif.
Despite chip bug Intel raises Q1, 2011 outlooks
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
Despite acknowledging it has discovered a costly design error in a processor support chip, Intel has raised its revenue predictions for both the first quarter of 2011 and the full year.
Chips with integrated optical interconnects coming…eventually
Semi Conscious  
1/31/2011   2 comments
A panel discussion at last week's SPIE Photonics West 2011 conference highlighted the progress--and distance to go--of integrated 3-D chips combining logic, memory and optical interconnects.
Synopsys: IC Compiler speeds DRC up to 7X
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Synopsys released the latest version of its Galaxy Implementation Platform and IC Compiler, including enhancements that the company claims make automatic design rule check repair up to 7 times faster.
Cadence rolls 28-nm digital design flow
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems rolled out an end-to-end digital design flow for 28-nm based on the company's Encounter platform.
Optiphase creates waveform and timing generator instrument using Opal Kelly XEM3001 FPGA module
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
Optiphase has created a PC-controlled Waveform and Timing Generator (WTG) instrument using the Opal Kelly XEM3001 FPGA module mated with a custom adapter PCB.
Creating a PC-controlled, FPGA-based waveform and timing generator (WTG)
Design How-To  
1/31/2011   12 comments
This Product How-To article describes how a PC-controlled Waveform and Timing Generator (WTG) Instrument was developed using the Opal Kelly XEM3001 FPGA-USB module mated with an Optiphase custom adapter PCB.
Moving ahead with digital signage: The next steps
Design How-To  
1/31/2011   5 comments
Apart from being used to display advertisements, digital signage has become a new medium in message delivery and information updates.
Intel finds design error in chip
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   13 comments
Intel has found a design error in a support chip for the recently announced Sandy Bridge processor. The company says it has implemented a solution but that the error could cost the company $700 million.
From timing to power: the shift in modeling standards
Blog  
1/31/2011   2 comments
There's been a shift in what's needed in modeling standards for IC design. The focus has moved from timing to power consumption.
Blog: Building compelling user experiences in embedded applications
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Henry Davis considers how building a compelling user experience depends not only on the developer's abilities, but also on the underlying embedded hardware and software tools.
Intel commits $200 million to Obama startup plan
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   8 comments
Intel Corp. has joined President Obama's Startup America campaign to strengthen entrepreneurship in the United States and, through Intel Capital, has pledged to invest an additional $200 million in U.S. technology companies and joined the campaign's board of advisors.
Apache releases CPM v2.0 at DesignCon
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
At DesignCon here Apache Design Solutions released CPM v2.0, its next generation Chip Power Model (CPM) intended for co-analysis/co-optimization of the chip, package, and system.
Saudi Arabia, Intel to 'host' IMEC research
Research  
1/31/2011   2 comments
King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology (KACST) has agreed to host researchers from the KACST-Intel Center of Excellence in Nano-manufacturing Applications (CENA) at IMEC in Levuen, Belgium for three years starting in September 2011.
ARM adds to Cortex processors and fills out roadmap
Product News  
1/31/2011   3 comments
The ARM Cortex-R5 MPCore and the Cortex-R7 MPCore processors have been launched for use in 3G and 4G mobile baseband, mass storage, automotive and industrial markets. A roadmap for the Cortex R-Series processors also enables ARM's customers to future-proof their designs based on a single consistent architecture.
Xilinx buys high-level synthesis EDA vendor
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
Programmable logic vendor Xilinx acquired high-level synthesis vendor AutoESL Design Technologies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
DesignCon: National, Rambus rev to 20G+
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
National, Molex and Rambus will be among dozens of companies at DesignCon unveiling capabilities to drive signals to 20 Gbits/s or higher for next-generation systems.
Plessey unveils 500MHz Logarithmic/Limiting amplifier with 75dB dynamic range
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Plessey Semiconductors has introduced the PS13201 Logarithmic/Limiting Amplifier, a pin-for-pin, drop-in compatible replacement for the original Plessey SL3522 log amp.
Tyco Electronics devises solid-state lighting for dummies
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   5 comments
Tyco Electronics, a leading supplier of electronic components, is now laying a strategic bet on the solid-state lighting business.
Magneti Marelli, Wind River provide Genivi-compliant infotainment platform for BMW
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Automotive component supplier Magneti Marelli and embedded software vendor Wind River have announced a technological collaboration to create what they call the first Genivi-compliant in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) solution for the automotive industry.
Cellular M2M modules predicted to see dramatic uptake in automotive and metering
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Shipments of cellular modules for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications will reach over 100 million in 2015 according to IMS Research's new report "The World Market for Cellular Modules in M2M Communications."
UK company launches 'personal' femotcell
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
Ubiquisys, developer of 3G and LTE intelligent cells, has announced the world's first attocell - a personal femtocell.
CSEM Brasil receives USD 8 million for microsystems-based agricultural research
News & Analysis  
1/31/2011   1 comment
The Brazilian development bank BNDES approved funding of US$ 8M for the Innovation Center CSEM Brasil, Belo Horizonte, to develop technological systems for crop monitoring and to set-up an applied-research facility in nanotechnology, microsystems and sensors.
Microchip expands PIC microcontroller family with Ethernet, CAN and USB connectivity
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1/31/2011   Post a comment
Microchip announces a six-member family of 32-bit PIC32MX5/6/7 microcontrollers that provide integrated, CAN, Ethernet, USB and serial connectivity peripherals with new, more cost-effective memory options.
USB simplified - adding USB connectivity to applications with legacy serial connections
Design How-To  
1/30/2011   11 comments
USB-based microcontrollers may not offer the right peripheral set required for an application, resulting in time-to-market delays, increased design complexity and added cost. A relatively painless and economical alternative is to use fixed-function USB bridge chips to add USB connectivity to any embedded MCU-based system that uses serial communications.
New 10 Gbps repeaters double signal conditioning performance at half the power
Product News  
1/28/2011   Post a comment
Provide the industry's highest equalisation gain (36 dB), consume half the power (55 mW/channel) and deliver twice the reach (20 m over 24-AWG cable) of current solutions
STMicroelectronics STM32 Design Challenge Phase I Winners
Design Contests & Competitions  
1/28/2011   3 comments
STMicroelectronics announces the three winners of the first phase of the STM32 Design Challenge.
An embedded solution for medical device interoperability
Design How-To  
1/28/2011   13 comments
Understand some of the issues and solutions to this challenging problem
Blue Pearl rolls tool suite with native visual verification environment
Product News  
1/28/2011   Post a comment
Blue Pearl Software Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) is proposing a transformative approach with the introduction of its Blue Pearl Suite for automating design analysis, CDC (clock domain crossing) checking, SDC (Synopsys Design Constraints) creation, visualization and validation.
ITC finding for ADI over Knowles to stand
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission will let stand a determination last year by an administrative law judge finding that patents asserted by Knowles Electronics against Analog Devices are invalid.
China's ZTE cracks handset vendor top 5
News & Analysis  
1/28/2011   7 comments
China's ZTE placed fourth in sales globally among handset vendors in the fourth quarter of 2010, marking the first time that a Chinese company cracked the top five in any quarter, according to market research firm IDC.
Micron buys Canon's stake in Tech Semi
News & Analysis  
1/28/2011   4 comments
Micron Technology said it acquired Canon's 10 percent stake in Tech Semiconductor Singapore for $121 million.
Microsemi, Lattice post results
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Microsemi reported a net loss despite another quarter of increased revenue, while Lattice Semiconductor saw sales and net income decline sequentially.
Gallium arsenide on a roll, says analyst
News & Analysis  
1/28/2011   9 comments
The global market for GaAs devices was $4.9 billion in 2010, up 32 percent on 2009, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
Dongbu licenses EnSilica RISC processor
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1/28/2011   Post a comment
Design house EnSilica Ltd. has announced that Korean foundry Dongbu HiTek has licensed the eSi-1600 embedded RISC processor. The eSi-1600, part of a configurable family of processor cores, is a 16-bit CPU core suitable for integration into ASIC and FPGA designs.
Magillem rolls Checker Suite, Compliance Lab conform with IP-XACT/IEEE 1685
Product News  
1/28/2011   Post a comment
Magillem SA (Paris, France) is promoting IP Reuse and interoperability through IEEE 1685 with the introduction of the IP-XACT Checker Suite Software and Compliance Lab Services.
Multicore architectures efficiently enhance automotive body electronics
Design How-To  
1/28/2011   Post a comment
The increasing use of electronics in automobiles faces hurdles as the continuing need for more performance confronts the reality of the power required to achieve that performance.
TCXO helps tune femtocells and base stations
Product News  
1/28/2011   Post a comment
Precision Devices has announced the TS05, a temperature compensated crystal oscillator (TCXO) in a 5mm by 3.2mm by 1.5mm package.
Synopsys aims to ease memory integration with new complier
Product News  
1/27/2011   Post a comment
DesignWare DDR PHY compiler enables designers to optimize DDR memory interface IP for specific applications
Freescale sales grow for 6th straight quarter
News & Analysis  
1/27/2011   9 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's top executive said the company is in position to grow in 2011 after reporting sequential revenue growth for the sixth consecutive quarter.
Video: Two girls in a very small box
Blog  
1/27/2011   7 comments
We’ve all see contortionists doing the most amazing things … well this is more amazing than most…
7 myths of analog and mixed-signal ASIC design
Design How-To  
1/27/2011   15 comments
Frostholm aims to help readers select the best partner for their analog and mixed-signal ASIC design.
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