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"Drive-by" restorers establish secret workshop and repair antique clock
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2007   Post a comment
In which we discover an underground movement of "Cultural Guerrillas" in France who sneak around repairing and restoring antiques without their owner's permission.
WTO rules against Japanese DRAM tariffs
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The World Trade Organization has upheld a ruling that Japan has violated international trade rules by imposing punitive import duties on DRAMs from South Korea.
Modbus side tank indicator debuts for liquid-level sensors
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MTS Systems Corp.'s Sensors Division has developed a display meter to work with the Level Plus MG transmitter with Modbus interface.
Freescale launches touch sensing technology
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a pair of next-generation capacitive sensor controllers and a proximity sensing software solution that works with hundreds of the company's microcontrollers.
Freescale offers touch-panel software 'absolutely free'
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Free software from Freescale enables capacitive touch panels with up to 32 pads to be created with their microprocessors, or for eight pads using their MPR08X chips.
Data logging software simplifies data acquisition
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Agilent Technologies has introduced its BenchLink Data Logger Pro software for the Agilent 34970A and 34980A data acquisition/switch units.
SemIndia reportedly in talks to raise funds
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SemIndia Inc., the semiconductor manufacturing startup based in Hyderabad, plans to raise about $100 million within the next 180 days to help launch operations.
Optocoupler targets hybrid electric vehicles
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Avago Technologies has released its automotive-grade ACPL-M46T 1 MBd intelligent power module (IPM) digital interface optocoupler for hybrid electric vehicles.
LAN switch lowers cost, saves space
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Maxim introduces the MAX4927 quad, high-speed, high-bandwidth, Gigabit-LAN switch with integrated electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection that eliminates the need for external ESD diodes.
Aeroflex base station tester adds encryption support
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The new feature provides a field portable and easy-to-use base station test solution for installation and commissioning, routine maintenance and fault finding.
FuturePlus proposes replacement for BERTs
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FuturePlus has developed a small system to replace bit-error-rate testers (BERTs) in most high-speed serial testing.
Audio illusions that will fool your ear (and brain)
Audio DesignLine Blog  
11/28/2007   1 comment
Listen to these audio illusions to guess a mysterious (but familiar) tune, hear phantom words or experience a virtual haircut!
Lossless Compression of Audio Data - Part 2
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Part 2 of this article on lossless audio data compression continues its focus on the key principles - including multiple-channel redundancy, prediction, and entropy coding - and discusses some practical system design issues.
Using Op Amps with Data Converters - Part 1
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Part 1 of a five-part excerpt from the "Op Amp Applications Handbook" offers an introduction to selecting op amps for use with data converters.
Ethernet and Multimedia Applications - The History and the Future - Part 2
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How the three components of audio/video bridging (AVB) work in unison to enable high-bandwidth multimedia applications with guaranteed delay and jitter.
Micron enters solid-state drive market
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In a major move, Micron Technology Inc. has entered the emerging solid-state drive (SSD) market.
Lens Shift: How one simple projection feature can save time and money
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In an ideal display environment, a projector would be perpendicular to and centered to the screen. This of course isn't realistic because most of the time that would place the audience (or something else) between the projector and the screen. This article offers lens shift as a better solution than keystoning.
UWB's prospects
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UWB in general and the WiMedia Alliance's Certified Wireless USB n particular will be in the news quite a bit over the next few weeks.
Viewpoint: Embrace platform-based design
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A fickle market and unpredictable consumer tastes make platform-based design a time- and money-saver for manufacturers.
Commentary: Nvidia thinks outside the box
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Jeff Bier wonders whether GPUs might work their way into DSP, by way of high-performance computing.
Powerline chip maker sets terms for IPO
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Powerline chip specialist Intellon Corp (Ocala, FL) is set to push ahead with an IPO that could value the company at nearly $330 million.
Carrier-class FPGA-based network timing solution for wired and wireless networks
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Programmable FPGA-based solution from Xilinx and Brilliant Telecommunications offers highly accurate and customizable timing for broadband and wireless applications.
BMW brings Internet Protocol under the hood
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A BMW research group has tested the Internet Protocol to network automotive controllers. The engineers found that IP could well suit the real-time requirements even of safety-critical applications. But the most prominent benefits are in another area: With IP networking, costs for automotive electronics probably could be lowered.
Carbon transistors touted as outperforming amorphous silicon
News & Analysis  
11/28/2007   1 comment
Georgia Institute of Technology researchers are claiming to have perfected a method of making room- temperature transistors that are 100-times faster--as fast a amorphous silicon--by fabricating their channels from thin films of carbon-60, also knows as buckyballs or fullerenes.
Winners, losers in 2007 chip rankings
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11/28/2007   1 comment
Intel, Sony, Toshiba and Qualcomm are the stars -- or winners -- in iSuppli Corp.'s projected IC rankings for 2007.
Microsemi buys Microwave Device
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Analog and mixed-signal device maker Microsemi Corp. has acquired Microwave Device Technology Corp. (MDT) of Westford, Mass. for $7.8 million in cash.
TV ownership matters (and President Bush knows it!)
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Despite all the "new media" alternatives, TV is still Big Business in the U.S., and owning a local TV station or a cable-TV system in a big city is still a very profitable enterprise.
Solid-state switching matrix sustains surge currents up to 0.75-A
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Available in 2, 4 and 8 slot BRICs, these solid state matrices from Pickering Interfaces are suitable for applications requiring hot switching since they can sustain short term inrush currents and full load operation without any degradation in operational life.
Low-pin count 16-bit MCUs provide 40 MIPS performance
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Microchip Technology Inc. has added to its PIC24H 16-bit microcontroller (MCU) family three devices that feature low pin counts with up to 32 Kbytes of flash program memory in packages as small as 6x6 mm.
BAE Systems selects Achronix for rad-hard FPGA
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Defense and aerospace company BAE Systems Inc. (Rockville, Maryland) and Achronix Semiconductor Corp. (San Jose, Calif.) have agreed to develop a reconfigurable radiation-hardened field-programmable gate array.
Stereo audio selector ICs offer low distortion
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The NJW1110 and NJW1111 nine-input/three-output stereo audio selectors and adjustable gain buffers from NJR offer low distortion, output noise and crosstalk.
Amplified ZigBee module achieves 2.5-mile range
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MeshNetics is sampling an amplified 2.4-GHz IEEE 802.15.4 /ZigBee module that offers high range and low power.
Solenoid chip drives inductive loads
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Fairchild Semiconductor is bringing automotive control system designers more reliable solenoid control operation using less board space with the FDMS2380, a dual integrated solenoid driver (DISD).
Quad-channel PCIe hot-plug controllers save board space, cost
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Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX5957/MAX5958 (triple-channel) and MAX5959/MAX5960 (quad-channel) hot-plug controllers for safe insertion and removal of PCI Express (PCIe) cards from live PCIe hot-plug slots.
Consumers down on digital media adapters
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
Digital media adapters have failed to connect with consumers, even advanced users, according to a new study by Parks Associates which shows users prefer direct cable links to complex networks and devices.
LEDs are 70% brighter than previous parts
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Cree's green XLamp XR-E LEDs are 70-percent brighter than the company's previous green power LEDs.
EPCOS ships tiny duplexer supporting WCDMA Bands V/VI
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EPCOS AG is shipping in production quantities a UMTS duplexer for the WCDMA Bands V/VI, which features a footprint of 2.5 x 2.0 mm² and a flat insertion height of 0.5 mm.
World's smallest digital signal controllers (DSCs) get memory boost
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Microchip's low-pin-count digital signal controllers (DSC) now offer up to 32 Kbytes of Flash.
Media converter drives visible red light over plastic optical fiber
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Firecomms has developed a reference design that enables integrated media converters to drive 1394 S800 signals using visible red light over Plastic Optical Fiber (POF) home networks.
Altera presents new Nios II embedded evaluation kit
Product News  
11/27/2007   2 comments
New kit showcases FPGA design capabilities for embedded systems with design examples that highlight features such as hardware acceleration and remote hardware update.
Marvell cuts 400 jobs, posts loss
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Amid a loss for the quarter, Marvell Technology Group Ltd. plans to reduce its headcount by 400 employees, or approximately 7 percent of the company's total workforce.
Gate driver housed in small SO-8 package
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Avago says it has introduced the industry's smallest 2.5-A gate drive optocoupler, housed in a stretched SO-8 package, which is 40 percent smaller than DIP packaging.
IO library suite simplifies configuration of LXI instruments
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Agilent has released its IO Libraries Suite 15.0, which offers an improved LAN-discovery interface that simplifies the configuration of LXI and other LAN-capable instruments.
Aviza expands ALD efforts
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Aviza Technology Inc. has expanded its efforts in the atomic layer deposition (ALD) tool market.
ASMI, Hitachi Kokusai ink ALD deal
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ASM International N.V. and Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc. have signed a licensing agreement in the atomic layer deposition (ALD) arena.
Power management ICs set for double-digit growth
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The outlook is bright through 2012 for voltage regulators, power controllers, driver ICs, and power management units (PMUs)
What does ZigBee Pro mean for your application?
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Among the specific problems addressed by ZigBee Pro include doing away with the highly complex routing tables that are typical of larger 2006 ZigBee networks.
Gate drivers deliver more features, packages
Product News  
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The FAN31xx and FAN32xx high-speed low-side gate drivers from Fairchild Semiconductor offer maximum flexibility for power supply designs by providing a wide selection of features and packaging options.
ContentGuard licenses global DRM patents to Sharp for mobile devices
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ContentGuard has announced a global patent licensing agreement with Sharp Corporation. Under the agreement, Sharp can develop, manufacture and market mobile handset devices capable of receiving and playing DRM-enabled content.
Advanced PCTV solutions announced by NXP
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11/27/2007   Post a comment
NXP has announced the arrival of two brand new additions to its PCTV family. The SAA7164BE and SAA7163AE are new PC TV processors designed to bring multi-streaming, and PVR capabilities to desktop and notebook multimedia PC TV USB applications.
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