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MP3 decoding takes on handheld devices
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11/8/1999   Post a comment
All the publicity in the Internet digital audio market thus far has been centered on the single-purpose MP3 player. While this vertical market application is creating a loyal following and a flurry of new consumer products, some of the hardware designs may be too specific to a single function: MP3 playback.
STMicro, Telia unveil VDSL silicon
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11/4/1999   Post a comment
IP99: Simutech, ISS evaluate a core via the Web
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
The first functional verification of an intellectual property (IP) core over the Internet was demonstrated this week at IP99 by Simutech LLC (Vancouver, Wash.) and Integrated Silicon Systems (Belfast, Northern Ireland), using Simutech's Rave prototyping system.
IP99: ASIC vendors warned on rise of core providers
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
A steady rise to power of third-party developers of intellectual property (IP) will bring pressure on ASIC vendors, which have heretofore been the traditional leaders in system-level integration, according to two keynote speakers at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition.
IC guards against short-circuits
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
This circuit presents an easy way to control the current for a 115-Vac input using the floating capabilities of the UCC3917 hot-swap power manager.
Integer math: cuts cost, hardware
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
Spectral subtraction, perceptual linear prediction and parameter filtering are well-known speech-recognition algorithms, and all of them are developed using floating-point and many divides and conditional branches.
DSP forum eyes voice and data communication
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
Digital signal processing is a technology more than a market. But as such, it is the enabler for the most popular application of this decade, and possibly the next: communications.
Seiko Epson joins Alba project in Scotland
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
Seiko Epson Corp. will locate a design group at the Alba system-on-chip (SoC) design campus in Scotland, making it the third company to commit to opening an office there.
IP99: Stellar and Sican team up on cores
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
Two providers of intellectual property (IP) cores, Stellar Semiconductor Inc. (San Jose, Calif.) and Sican GmbH (Hannover, Germany), announced a marketing and sales agreement at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition.
Choppy seas ahead for IP business
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11/3/1999   Post a comment
The Intellectual Property (IP) block business is in a state of "chaos" now, but the design technique will grow and evolve over time, giving programmable logic a run for its money.
IP99: panel raises pay-to-evaluate IP issue
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11/1/1999   Post a comment
Without providing definitive answers regarding business practices involving intellectual property (IP), a panel discussion hosted by the Virtual Components Exchange (VCX) at the IP99 Europe conference and exhibition served to highlight the issues, differences of opinion, and opportunities that exist in the emerging semiconductor IP industry.
Zilog debuts soft core comm processor
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11/1/1999   Post a comment
The revamped Zilog Inc. this week becomes the latest entrant in the network-processor game when it unveils a family of soft cores that consist of multiple processors handling both digital signal processing and RISC functions.
IP99: Industry rallies to trade IP online
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11/1/1999   Post a comment
The promise of easy access to intellectual property (IP) cores over the Internet will come to the IP99 Europe conference here this week, as catalog providers and standards bodies announce they are collaborating on a new standard for exchanging IP information. The idea is to let a user issue a single query that's automatically routed to multiple catalogs and IP suppliers, greatly simplifying what today can be an arduous search.
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