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Updated: Printed battery maker expands in Wisconsin
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1/31/2012   5 comments
Blue Spark Technologies said it will expand production of printed carbon-zinc batteries in West Bend, Wis.
Digital Blocks expands its video signal and image processing IP core family
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1/31/2012   1 comment
New FPGA/ASIC cores include a color space converter, chroma resampler, CCIR BT.656 encoder and decoder, and system-level IP for RGB-to-CCIR 601/656 conversion...
Mega-cool aluminum furniture that looks like wood or antler
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1/31/2012   9 comments
I was happily tootling along wandering around my office building when…
SGI packs 144 drives in 4U server
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1/31/2012   1 comment
SGI announced Modular Infinite Storage, its most dense system to date, packing up to four Intel Sandy Bridge processors and 144 2.5-inch hard disk drives in a 4U box.
Wideband I/Q demodulator improves receiver performance
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Linear Technology announces the LTC5585, an ultrawide bandwidth direct conversion I/Q demodulator that supports new generation wideband LTE multimode receivers’ and digital pre-distortion (DPD) receivers’ bandwidth requirements.
QuickLogic introduces Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology for Pico Projectors
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Background Color Compensator (BCC) technology adapts projected content for best viewability based on the color of the projection surface.
Intel samples Atom server SoC, snags Xeon win
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1/31/2012   7 comments
Intel is sampling an Atom-based system-on chip for servers, a company executive said at a press conference announcing a new low-power system using one of its Xeon processors.
Analog Devices’ FMC boards support Xilinx’s Targeted Design Platforms
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
ADI’s A/D and D/A converter FPGA mezzanine cards include all HDL code and device drivers for easy integration with multiple generations of Xilinx FPGAs.
Why DesignCon? An editorial overview
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
EE Times is covering DesignCon in Santa Clara this week, to keep up with the innovations in high speed networking, board design, chips and testing.
Ruggedized SSD offers 200 GB of capacity
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SSD meets MIL-STD-810 while achieving sustained read/write reads of 280 MB/sr.
How It Was: Seeing my first color television
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2012   28 comments
When I was a young lad, I don't think I was even aware that such a beast as a color television existed…
LTE spending projected to boom in 2013
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1/31/2012   2 comments
Global capital spending on 4G Long Term Evolution wireless technology is expected to reach $24.3 billion in 2013, nearly triple the projected spending of $8.7 billion of 2012, according to a report by market research firm IHS iSuppli.
IHS forecasts 3.3% chip growth in 2012
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Market research firm IHS iSuppli revised its 2012 semiconductor market forecast upward slightly, saying it now expects chip sales to grow 3.3 percent this year to reach $323.2 billion.
ARM tips 'gods and giants' roadmap for 2012
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1/31/2012   8 comments
Processor and related IP licensor ARM Holdings plc has disclosed the names, but little else, on the roadmap of cores it is working on in 2012 and revealed a gods and giants theme. The roadmap includes high performance processors, a low power microcontroller and graphics cores.
Xilinx launches first 7 Series FPGA design platforms
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The first complete development kits for increasing system performance, lowering power, and reducing BoM with Xilinx 28nm FPGAs are being demonstrated at DesignCon 2012
North America increases share of chip sales in 2011
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1/31/2012   2 comments
North American companies were responsible for 53 percent of IC sales in 2011 and grew market share, according to IC Insights Inc.
Programmable logic, SoC simplify power steering, accessory control
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1/31/2012   1 comment
Using an integrated system-on-chip reduces both product and project costs.
Renesas cuts 2012 forecast
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Chipmaker Renesas Electronics cut its forecast for 2012, citing the semiconductor industry downturn and flooding last year in Thailand.
E-reader uses Qualcomm's mirasol display
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Qualcomm MEMS Technologies, a wholly owned subsidiary of communications chip giant Qualcomm, said Monday that its mirasol display technology is featured in the next- generation Jin Yong Reader from Taiwanese e-reader vendor Koobe.
DesignCon panel: No magic bullet for crosstalk
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1/31/2012   2 comments
There is no perfect solution to the problem of crosstalk in modern communications ICs, an increasing concern as chip designers push devices into the realm of 28-gigabits per second and beyond, according to a panel of experts at DesignCon 2012.
Waveform analyzer plug-in smokes at 50 GHz/32 Gbps so engineers can stay cool
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Agilent 86108B module for 86100C/D scope has jitter below 50 fsec, targets highest-speed Ethernet, optical, Fibre Channel links
AMD's CTO talks heterogeneous systems architecture
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1/31/2012   9 comments
Making parallel computing easy to program for and enabling software engineers to let their imaginations run wild is AMD’s new holy grail according to Joe Macri, corporate vice president and CTO of the firm’s Client Division, speaking at DesignCon.
Embedded digital control facilitates adaptive power control strategies
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1/31/2012   Post a comment
Able to swap seamlessly between utility ac line and local battery backup power, the intermediate-bus architecture (IBA) that the telecoms industry has refined over decades to become cost-competitive with traditional offline-only sources is an attractive alternative for system architects needing high availability in a wide range of industries. New developments in areas such as intelligent power management strengthens the arguments in favor of the IBA.
MEMS foundry IMT names semi vet CEO
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
Innovative Micro Technology announced that semiconductor industry veteran Craig Ensley joined the company as president and CEO.
Intel invests in network security firm
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1/30/2012   2 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, led a $20 million round of investment in Solera Networks, a provider of network security analytics.
How It Was: Watching the test card on TV
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/30/2012   24 comments
In the days of yore, the television stations would broadcast programs for only a few hours a day – the rest of the time the "test card" reigned supreme…
How to go about selecting a microcontroller
Design How-To  
1/30/2012   20 comments
From time to time, I read articles about MCU selection. One in particular really got me thinking about the selection process…
Basics of embedded firewalls - Part 1: Exploding the myths
Design How-To  
1/30/2012   6 comments
Firewalls are a simple and effective tool for protecting embedded devices from Internet-based threats, yet most embedded devices do not have a firewall. This article discusses Internet-based threats for embedded devices and why a embedded devices need a firewall.
For those who don't think science is exciting...
Engineering Pop Culture!  
1/30/2012   21 comments
In 1927 the world’s longest-continuously-running scientific experiment was kicked off, which means this little rascal has now been running for 85 years...
In-vehicle networking today and tomorrow
Design How-To  
1/30/2012   3 comments
With the third generation of Media Oriented Systems Transport (MOST) - MOST150 - about to be launched for mass production, the question arises: What comes next?
MStar revealed as ARM graphics IP licensor
News & Analysis  
1/30/2012   1 comment
MStar Semiconductor Inc., a fables supplier of chips for consumers and communications applications which has licensed graphics cores from Imagination Technologies Group plc, is also a licensor of Mali graphics technology from ARM Holdings plc.
Top 10 Tips for Success with Formal Analysis – Part 2
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1/30/2012   3 comments
What is preventing formal analysis from becoming more prevalent? Could it be unrealistic expectations? Knowing when, where, and how to apply formal analysis may help…
Arteris counters Sonics patent infringement claims
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1/30/2012   Post a comment
Arteris Inc., a provider of network-on-chip intellectual property, has hit back against rival Sonics Inc. Sonics filed a legal suit in November 2011 alleging Arteris infringed seven Sonics patents.
Intel patents purchase tips RealNetworks partnership
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1/30/2012   1 comment
RealNetworks Inc. has announced that is has agreed to sell patents that protect a forthcoming generation of video codec software, together with the software, to Intel Corp. for $120 million.
Tilera appoints CEO, announces processors
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1/30/2012   9 comments
Fabless chip company Tilera Corp. (San Jose, Calif.), has announced the immediately availability of 36- and 16-core 64-bit processors in its Tile-Gx series together with evaluation systems.
DesignCon: Avago, TI hit signal milestones
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1/30/2012   2 comments
Claiming milestones in speed, reach and power, Avago announced a 25 Gbit/s serdes and Texas Instruments rolled a family 12.5G signal conditioners at DesignCon.
Automating the MEMS design processes
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1/30/2012   3 comments
With the MEMS market growing at an annual compound growth rate of 50 percent, electronic design automation tools from Coventor are adding scripting to speed up the design process.
Global open M2M initiative formed by seven standards bodies
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Seven standards developments organizations have agreed to work together on common global standards for machine-to-machine (M2M) communications. The seven SDOs are ARIB, ATIS, CCSA, ETSI, TIA, TTA, and TTC.
UK researchers develop sensors to improve protection of concrete coastal structures
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1/29/2012   1 comment
Researchers at City University London and Queen's University Belfast following several research projects funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) have developed innovative sensors that they claim will dramatically improve the ability to spot early warning signs of corrosion in concrete.
Prepaid meter reference design enables secure energy credit purchase through NFC
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor and Inside Secure have announced a secure prepaid utility meter reference design with Near Field Communication (NFC) connectivity that OEMs can use to quickly and cost-effectively bring to market electricity meter products.
ITU approves G3-PLC as a new worldwide smart grid standard
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
In partnership with Electricité Réseau Distribution France (ERDF) and Sagemcom, Maxim developed the G3-PLC specification to promote open-endedness and interoperability among smart grid implementations.
Open Smart Grid Protocol (OSGP) for grid technologies approved
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
ETSI has recently published two specifications for Smart Grid that will help drive the development and deployment of open, interoperable smart grid technologies internationally.
TI launches ZigBee Smart Energy system-on-chip with ARM Cortex-M3 processor
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has launched a system-on-chip that integrates an IEEE 802.15.4 2.4GHz Zigbee radio, an ARM Cortex-M3 processor, dedicated Smart Energy (SE) 2.0 hardware security acceleration and enough flash and RAM to run the ZigBee IP stack and SE2.0 profile for smart grid and remote sensor applications.
RISC Computer-on-Module with ARM-based Cortex-A8 Series processor
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
Advantech’s ROM-1210 Computer-on-Module (COM) integrates an ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz Freescale i.MX53 series and an ultra-low power SoC and intensive I/O solution chips.
Looking for a present for your significant other?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
1/29/2012   11 comments
I don’t know about you, but as the years go by it seems to be getting harder and harder to know what to buy as a present for my wife.
PCB debug and test event
Blog  
1/29/2012   1 comment
I just heard about the ElectroTestExpo2012, which could be of particular interest for my UK friends.
AMC boards with highest speed TI DSPs target high-performance DSP and wireless apps
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1/29/2012   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC-2C6678 and AMC-2C6670 DSP boards are now shipping with the fastest versions of the high-performance TMS320C6678 and TMS320C6670 digital signal processors (DSPs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI).
ST unveils industry-first car door controller IC with integrated window control
Product News  
1/28/2012   3 comments
STMicroelectronics claims that their L99DZ80 car door controller IC is the market’s first multi-functional door-zone driver with an integrated electric-window control.
Avago amplifier cleans signal quality and drops power usage
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1/28/2012   Post a comment
Avago Technologies announced a high-gain, high-linearity power amplifier for high-data-rate applications found in 700-800 MHz cellular infrastructure equipment.
Analog front end targets femtocells and software-defined radio
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1/28/2012   Post a comment
Texas Instruments Incorporated has introduced an analog front end (AFE) for femtocell base stations and portable software-defined radio (SDR) applications.
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