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Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Capacity issues ahead for glass substrate suppliers
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Sales of glass substrates to TFT-LCD producers may grow only 4% year-on-year (Y/Y) in the fourth quarter of 2008, according to DisplaySearch. This is primarily due to capacity reductions by TFT-LCD manufacturers to compensate for falling panel prices in the second quarter of 2008.
Kodak CCD image sensors target machine vision and industrial applications
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The new 2-megapixel KODAK KAI-02050 Image Sensor sets what Kodak calls "a new standard" for high-speed, high-resolution industrial image capture, providing 1600 x 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second.
Video: Help test industry site for clean energy engineering
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TechInsights' introduces CleanTerra, web-based global community for clean energy technology. Here's a short video interview on the project.
Wireless USB startup WiQuest folds
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10/31/2008   1 comment
WiQuest Communications Inc. officially closed its doors today, the first of perhaps several casualties to fall among ultrawideband chip designers.
Technology Week in Review: Robots for the disabled, silicon optics
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Robotic assistance for the disabled could help reduce the long wait for service dogs. This and more in this week's technology review.
ESC Boston 2008 proceedings CD now available
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Add to your embedded systems library and see what you missed at ESC: the Proceedings CD contains class presentations and papers from ESC Boston 2008.
Hollywood: Court rules against China DVD player maker
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The Motion Picture Association of America said a California court issued a permanent injunction that prohibits China-based DVD player manufacturer Gowell Electronics from violating any term of the Content Scramble System license agreement.
GCN: Texas Instruments demonstrates energy-harvesting sensor systems
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This article from Government Computing News walks you through TI's demo of energy harvesting at ESC Boston.
Featured Product: Fujitsu enhances economical automotive display controllers
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Device does not incorporate a traditional 2D/3D rendering engine, which allows it to operate at frequencies of 80 MHz for reduced power consumption. The sprite engine also does not require the more expensive frame buffer memory typically needed for graphics rendering, but uses a simpler line-buffering technique.
Power Integrations adds five AC-DC power conversion ICs
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Power Integrations has launched five new members of its TOPSwitch-HX family of AC-DC power conversion ICs in the company's new 2-mm-high e-SIP-L package.
Ultra capacitor modules offer superior thermal performance and long life for vehicles
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FDK Corporation has introduced the new ECM15P series EneCapTen ultra capacitor modules for use in vehicles.
Analysis: Percello puts femtocell baseband on a chip
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BDTI explains how Percello squeezed a UMTS cellular femtocell baseband onto a highly integrated SoC.
NAND revenue to fall further, iSuppli says
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Worldwide NAND flash memory revenue, which routinely expanded by triple-digit percentages in the late 1990s and early 2000s, will fall by 14 percent in 2008 and decline another 15 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Wave of consolidation set to hit 4G chip sector
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The mobile broadband chip sector is likely to see a swathe of consolidation as the business matures, according to a study by Light Reading's Components Insider research unit.
SignalVu vector signal analysis software for oscilloscopes analyzes RF signals up to 20 GHz bandwidth
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SignalVu™ vector signal analysis software from Tektronix runs on the company's DPO7000 and DPO/DSA70000 digital oscilloscope series, enabling engineers to easily characterize and validate wideband and microwave spectral events.
IEEE to vote on new low-power design standard
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IEEE P1801 has been completed, and the standard has gone to sponsor ballot. The standard is also known as Unified Power Format (UPF) 2.0.
Reader poll: Obama tops McCain
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Democratic Senator Barack Obama outpolled GOP Senator John McCain in our reader survey.
ASE posts Q3, sees gloomy Q4
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Nearly all IC-packaging and test companies took a hit in the third quarter, with a poor forecast seen in the fourth period.
Apple hires IBM chip guru, Big Blue sues
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IBM Corp. has filed a suit against Apple Computer Inc. in an effort to prevent a key chip designer from joining Apple, according to reports.
E-book reaches orbit
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Chinese taikonauts orbiting the Earth last month took with them a five-inch electronic paper display made by Hanwang Technology Co.
Agilent introduces EMPRO 3D electromagnetic design platform
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Agilent introduced Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), a new design platform for analyzing the electromagnetic (EM) effects of RF and microwave components.
Adlink : PCIe frame grabber suits high-speed machine vision
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The PCIe-FIW64, Adlink’s 4-channel PCI Express IEEE1394.b frame grabber, is designed specifically for digital and high-speed computer-based machine vision applications.
Analog Devices : Synthesizer IC has on-chip VCO and PLL
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10/31/2008   1 comment
Analog Devices has introduced the ADF4350 synthesizer with on-chip VCO (voltage-controlled oscillator) and PLL (phase-locked loop).
Gemini unveils spice-accurate analog simulation technology
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Gemini unveiled a fast SPICE-accurate simulation technology specifically developed to leverage the throughput advantages of multi-core computing.
Molex : MicroSD connectors help control card ejection
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Molex introduces a series of microSD card connectors that offer additional features to help control card ejection in mobile and compact devices.
ST, TI in France and CSR lead week's story ranking
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Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday October 26, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, October 31. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Debugging: The 9 Indispensible Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems (Chapter 4, Part 1 of 3)
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These excerpts from an excellent book will help you learn how to be effective at that elusive but critical engineering skill of hardware and software debugging
Commentary: No quick fix for Motorola's mobile woes
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Motorola's dreadful third quarter results and scheduled retreat from the European and parts of Asian territories is only part of the bad news from the ailing company. And the postponement of plans to divest the mobile handsets division is just facing up to the realities of the bad state of this group, and the economic situation.
Programmable gain amplifiers and multiplexers combined
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Integration is the name of the game with Texas Instruments latest programmable gain amplifiers (PGA).
SMD E5-type tunable inductor coils
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Total Frequency Control (TFC) has added to its SMTE5S series of adjustable coils with an smd version of its existing E5-type tunable inductor coil.
High power density boost regulators
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Suiting a wide range of broadband, power supply and multimedia applications, Micrel's latest switch boost regulators supply up to 1.2A switch current.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC
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STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
Organic PV will be focus topic at LOPE-C
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When the Large-Area Organic and Printed Electronics Convention (LOPE-C) will take place for the first time in June 2009, organic photovoltaics will be a prominent focus area.
Italy to host consortium's first NFC interoperability trial
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StoLPaN, the pan-European consortium driving the adoption of Near Field Communications (NFC), will conduct its first public trial of the technology in the Dolomite skiing resorts of North East Italy.
Linear Technology : Fast A-D converter uses one-third the power
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Linear Technology's LTC2261 low-power 14-bit, 125 Msamples/s analog-to-digital converter dissipates only 127 mW, less than one-third the power of prior solutions.
DC-DC buck converter supplies 600mA for low output voltages
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austriamicrosystems has introduced a step down regulator optimized for low output voltages in battery powered applications.
QNX demos digital Instrument Cluster
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Operating systems manufacturer QNX has demonstrated a digital virtual cockpit for automotive use, based on its Neutrino real-time operating system and the QNX Aviage HMI suite.
Broadband quadrature modulator claims to be first to integrate AGC
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Analog Devices claims an industry's first by integrating automatic gain control (AGC) circuitry into its ADL5386 high-performance broadband I/Q quadrature modulator, all within a compact 6-mm - 6-mm LFCSP (lead-frame chip-scale package).
KLA-Tencor profit, revenue shrink
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Chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor reported a GAAP net income of $19 million, or 11 cents per diluted share, on revenue of $533 million for its first fiscal quarter, ended Sept. 30.
Distributed broadband amplifier covers 30 kHz to 40 GHz
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Mimix Broadband has introduced the XD1008-BD, a GaAs MMIC distributed amplifier with 15 dB gain, 22.5 dBm P1dB at 22 GHz, and 4.5 dB noise figure at 26 GHz.
Anite and Renesas France announce wireless conformance testing partnership
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Anite and Renesas Design France (RDF) have announced a strategic partnership in Wireless Conformance testing. RDF has selected Anite's SAT(H) software test platform, a host test solution for 2G/3G Protocol Stack software, for the validation of the RDF 2G/3G dual mode Protocol Stack.
GaAs pHEMT MMIC LNAs target wireless broadband
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Hittite Microwave Corporation has introduced three new SMT packaged GaAs pHEMT MMIC low noise amplifiers (LNAs) which are ideal for automotive, broadband, cellular/3G, WiMAX/4G and fixed wireless applications from 2.1 to 6 GHz.
HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort jitter from unbalanced twisted pair and differential cables
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This article highlights the phenomenon of data jitter caused by conversions between differential and common-mode components of the video signal. It also exposes myths about intra-pair skew, and proposes cable tests for the purpose of predicting jitter in HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort cables.
Chartered posts loss, cuts capex
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Singapore's Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing cut its planned capital expenditure outlay for 2008 by $100 million after posting a third quarter loss and saying its expects a larger loss in the fourth quarter.
Freescale dragged to loss; will lay off 10%
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Freescale Semiconductor said it would trim about 10 percent of its workforce after charges dragged the company to a $3.37 billion loss in the third quarter.
Analysis: Grim outlook seen for semis
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Based on current guidance from many chip makers, the fourth quarter of 2008 and beyond looks grim.
Analysis: Grim outlook seen for semis
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Based on current guidance from many chip makers, the fourth quarter of 2008 and beyond looks grim.
Awesomely funny...
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It's the entire mix (video clips, background music, and sound effects) that makes this video such a "must see" experience...
Microchip, On 'disappointed' with Atmel bid
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10/30/2008   1 comment
Microchip Technology Inc. and On Semiconductor Corp. said that they are ''disappointed'' with Atmel Corp.'s rejection of a proposed takeover bid.
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