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Analysis: Why Renesas is creating mobile IC spinoff
News & Analysis  
10/31/2010   5 comments
Renesas Electronics' decision to spin out its mobile semiconductor products into a separate subsidiary is motivated not only by the differences between the markets for microcontrollers and baseband chips, but also to help protect Renesas' power amplifier business.
Productivity and pornography
Blog  
10/29/2010   18 comments
Everyone says they want to increase their IC development productivity, but what do they really mean by that?
The right picture
Blog  
10/29/2010   3 comments
Everyone wants 100 Gigabit Ethernet, but what will we use it for?
Consortium aims to stake 'vampire power'
News & Analysis  
10/29/2010   12 comments
A consortium backed by the European Union aims to reduce standby power for electronic devices, which is estimated to account for 10 percent of European energy usage.
The Intel Atom processor E6xx series Hands on Event
Blog  
10/29/2010   1 comment
A free multi-city event offers the opportunity to learn about Intel’s next-generation Intel Atom processor products for embedded designs.
Graphene bandgap opened by vapor
News & Analysis  
10/29/2010   10 comments
Tuning a semiconductor bandgap in sheets of pure carbon called graphene can be done using water vapor during fabrication, according to researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Cypress PSOC CY8C26443 helps trapped Chilean miners
Blog  
10/29/2010   6 comments
It's when products have an impact that's felt beyond the top and bottom lines that engineers can go home with a really warm feeling in their hearts.
Asia fuels sales of 1.34B cellphones in 2010
News & Analysis  
10/29/2010   10 comments
Vendors are expected to ship as many as 1.34 billion cellphone handsets this year with sales projected to hit 1.7 billion units a year in 2015, according to ABI Research.
Carbon Design Systems launches IP web portal
Product News  
10/29/2010   1 comment
New IP web portal eliminates the virtual platform assembly bottleneck by offering models for the majority of third-party IP content used in advanced SoC / FPGA designs.
New design software transforms board management
Product News  
10/29/2010   1 comment
New software enables analog and board designers to integrate a circuit board’s power management and digital board management functions into the newly announced Platform Manager device family.
Lattice intends to blow your socks off at Electronica 2010
News & Analysis  
10/29/2010   9 comments
Held every two years, Electronica – one of the largest and most anticipated trade shows in the industry – attracts thousands of companies and tens of thousands of attendees, including over 700 journalists from 34 countries.
Power management ICs: meeting new design paradigm challenges
Design How-To  
10/29/2010   1 comment
Understand the changing function of PMICs and the processes used to implement them
Interworking between WLANs and 3G - Part 1: Interworking objectives & approaches
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10/29/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Communications & Networking" begins with a look at interworking objectives and requirements, as well as interworking schemes to connect WLANs and 3G networks.
EMI issues on rise; but you can avoid them
Engineering Investigations  
10/29/2010   11 comments
Like a ghostly apparition in the dead of night, EMI isn’t normal. But though EMI-related issues are on the increase, there are ways to avoid them in your designs.
So long, Walkman, we'll miss you. . . .or maybe not
Blog  
10/29/2010   18 comments
The once-radical, game-changing personal music player has been done in by CDs and SSDs
USB - the car-consumer connection
Design How-To  
10/29/2010   3 comments
In automotive environments, USB interface technology is about to conquer the pole position among competitive technologies. At chip level, the supporting infrastructure is already available.
Analog chip vendors post profits
News & Analysis  
10/28/2010   5 comments
Analog chip vendors Maxim Integrated Products, Alpha and Omega Semiconductor and MaxLinear reported profits for their most recently concluded quarters
Welcome to Dew Point
Blog  
10/28/2010   12 comments
Semiconductor reverse-engineering guru Don Scansen welcomes readers to his new blog.
connectBlue launches OWS451 Wireless LAN Serial Port Adapter with enterprise security
Product News  
10/28/2010   1 comment
connectBlue’s new OWS451 Wireless LAN Serial Port Adapter is designed to facilitate replacement of a serial cable with a wireless LAN connection. The new adaptor is based on the latest IEEE802.11a/b/g/n standards and provides state-of-the-art security options, as well as dual-band support for both 2.4 and 5GHz radio bands.
Interconnect pushed China super to #1
News & Analysis  
10/28/2010   26 comments
A homegrown, ultrafast interconnect chip set was part of the secret sauce behind the Tianhe-1a, the first China-built system to be named the world's fastest supercomputer.
Design implications of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE)
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
On September 30th, the IEEE ratified IEEE Std. 802.3az-2010, specifying the technology and requirements for the development of Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) components and systems. This paper outlines the basic premise and features of the amendment and how it can impact your next design.
Hynix, Magnachip post Q3 gains
News & Analysis  
10/28/2010   1 comment
South Korean chip makers Hynix Semiconductor and MagnaChip Semiconductor reported third quarter sales increases despite some signs of a softening semiconductor market.
Microchip adds license for MIPS32 M14K cores, expands 32-bit MCU options
News & Analysis  
10/28/2010   6 comments
Microchip Technology Inc. is licensing the MIPS32 M14K family of cores from MIPS Technologies Inc. to expand on its 32-bit PIC32 microcontroller family, which is currently based on the MIPS32 M4K.
Hynix uses SpringSoft's Verdi, Laker for flash memory apps
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
Hynix Semiconductor Inc. said it has deployed SpringSoft's Verdi software as the debug platform for digital designs and the company's Laker software as the custom chip design platform for flash memory applications.
Brazil: A high-tech hot spot for innovation and investment
Blog  
10/28/2010   13 comments
Brazil has risen to become the world’s eighth-largest economy and is predicted to join the top five by 2030, outlines Claudionor Coelho of Jasper Design Automation. In addition to its well-known strengths in renewable energy, raw materials, agriculture, oil and the aviation industry, Brazil is fast becoming a major player in electronics.
What do you know about smart radio?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
10/28/2010   6 comments
If you've got something to say about smart radio, then it's your lucky day. IEEE Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN) 2011 has issued a call for papers and demonstrations, with a deadline of November 15th.
Atrenta, CEA-Leti team on 3D design, advance power reduction
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10/28/2010   Post a comment
Soon after it established presence in Grenoble, France, Atrenta Inc. announced the signing of a multiyear collaboration agreement with CEA-Leti on advanced power reduction and 3D design.
Will Broadcom buy change the femto market?
News & Analysis  
10/28/2010   13 comments
Broadcom’s $86 million acquisition of Percello validates the fledgling femtocell market; it presents a scenario for femtocell to get integrated in another box; and it shows the future of femtocells priced on par with WiFi.
PandaBoard touts low-cost OMAP 4 mobile software dev
Product News  
10/28/2010   3 comments
PandaBoard is an open source development tool for mobile devices that provides access to the OMAP 4 applications processor platform from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI). The OMAP 4 platform is power- and performance-optimized for Smartphones and other mobile devices. A growing online community of Linux experts supports PandaBoard developers designing on mobile open source software distributions such as Android, Angstrom, Chrome, MeeGo and Ubuntu.
Diagram generation tools modernize automotive electrical design
Design How-To  
10/28/2010   Post a comment
Automated wiring and component diagram generation decreases design engineers "drafting" tasks, while synchronizing and updating process documentation for increased productivity. Automation brings consistency and standardization, while modern tools permit customization for proprietary purposes.
Intel backs cloud computing alliance
News & Analysis  
10/27/2010   6 comments
Intel through its clout behind cloud computing, pledging to help drive the creation of standards, including participation in an alliance of global businesses.
Help needed with Microsoft Visio
Blog  
10/27/2010   8 comments
To be honest this is a bit of a bummer, because if you had asked me only a week ago I would have claimed to be one of the world's experts in using this little rascal.
Designing modern USB audio systems
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10/27/2010   Post a comment
Today's successful USB-based audio products are the result of a lot of chip- and system-level attention to solving the thorny problem of clock recovery.
Group will certify demand response systems
News & Analysis  
10/27/2010   2 comments
A handful of smart grid users and vendors have formed a nonprofit group to create a test and certification program for energy demand-response systems.
Xilinx multi-FPGA provides mega-boost re capacity, performance, and power efficiency!
Blog  
10/27/2010   17 comments
The underlying idea seems simple enough – stick multiple FPGA die into a single package. It's the implementation that's so clever, and – as we shall discuss – the ramifications are truly enormous!
Projection display firm raises VC
News & Analysis  
10/27/2010   2 comments
Light Blue Optics Ltd., a startup company developing a color projector suitable for inclusion in mobile phones and other portable equipment, has announced it has raised $13 million in funding.
Testing SerDes I/O links the third time around
Design How-To  
10/27/2010   2 comments
This article describes the main objectives of SerDes testing at the system level. It then presents major test and measurement considerations, starting with BER and proceeding to jitter, clock recovery, and protocol awareness.
BI Technologies Model 144 series resistor networks
Product News  
10/27/2010   2 comments
Aimed at military and aerospace applications, TT electronics BI Technologies is offering high-reliability custom resistor networks in hermetically sealed metal or HTCC packaging, enabling harsh environment operation to +175°C.
The ghost transient in the satellite data link
Engineering Investigations  
10/27/2010   7 comments
While trying to catch a ghost transient upsetting a PLL in a satellite link, an engineer learns that coincidences happen and can hide the real problem
IBM, European researchers seek CMOS successor
News & Analysis  
10/27/2010   6 comments
IBM Research Zurich, Infineon Technologies and Globalfoundries have joined forces with a half dozen European universities and research centers on a mission to cut the power consumption of electronic devices by10-fold and reduce standby power to zero.
Audio hub codec enables HD audio in portable apps
Product News  
10/27/2010   Post a comment
The WM8958 audio hub solution from Wolfson Microelectronics is designed to help bring high-definition (HD) audio to the next generation of portable multimedia devices.
Ammeter theory of operation
Design How-To  
10/27/2010   6 comments
A brief introduction to the theory of operation of ammeters and the technology used by Ix Innovations in its products.
Fairchild uses Magwel's Power Transistor Modeling tool to verify high current power devices
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10/27/2010   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has selected Magwel's Power Transistor Modeling (PTM) tool for use in its design and verification of high current power devices.
Samsung tablet borrows handset chips
News & Analysis  
10/26/2010   17 comments
Samsung's Galaxy Tab reuses much of the hardware found in the company's smartphones, following a path Apple and other cellphone makers have pioneered.
ARM TechCon Teardown Smackdown: Dell Streak vs. The Archos 7
Blog  
10/26/2010   11 comments
The promo for this ARM TechCon event is actually a bit misleading: “Which tablet PC will come out on top? Watch as EE Times Editors Brian Fuller and Patrick Mannion dissect the inner workings of the devices and explore which is the strongest contender, based on speed, power consumption, display, features and functionality.”
STMicro hits Q3 target, names new COO
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10/26/2010   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics reported revenue for the third quarter in line with consensus analyst expectations and said it expects further growth in sales in the fourth quarter despite softening of demand in some market applications.
Spansion dragged to loss; sees sales growth
News & Analysis  
10/26/2010   1 comment
NOR flash memory vendor Spansion reported a third quarter sequential increase in net sales and said it expects further growth in the fourth quarter.
High-definition PC audio codecs offer 3-state Class-D modulation, extend battery life
Product News  
10/26/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology is claiming the world's first family of high-definition PC audio codecs to feature the DDX-based class-D modulation technology developed by Apogee Technology.
Cadence sketches out tools vision
News & Analysis  
10/26/2010   5 comments
Cadence Design Systems, Inc. rolled out a strategy to provide an end-to-end flow silicon and software design tools as part of a new EDA360 campaign.
Power-efficient audio codec targets consumer electronics devices
Product News  
10/26/2010   Post a comment
Conexant Systems, Inc., has introduced a new power-efficient stereo audio codec targeted at consumer electronics products including mobile Internet devices, smartbooks, and Web tablets.
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