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Reading Cadence's tea leaves
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11/30/2008   Post a comment
Analysis of what might be Cadence next step.
A scalable MIMO near-maximum likelyhood (ML) detector
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11/30/2008   Post a comment
Here is a novel MIMO near-maximum likelihood (ML) detection technique that is scalable in performance and power. The detector is implemented on a SDR platform and on a TI DSP.
Beating TI at its own game
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
11/29/2008   2 comments
AudioCodes' top-secret hardware hacks make TI's DSPs 20% faster. That's a neat trick!
Fairchild files patent lawsuit against Infineon
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11/29/2008   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor (San Jose, Calif.) is suing Infineon Technologies AG in the U.S. District Courts of Maine and Delaware, claiming some of the German group's CoolMOS and OptiMOS power management devices, as well as its Infineon IGBT and CanPak parts, infringe one or more of eight Fairchild patents.
Video encoding with low-cost FPGAs for multi-channel H.264 surveillance
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11/28/2008   1 comment
Building a high-performance, quad-channel H.264 encoder using low-cost, low-power FPGA architecture for multi-channel SD applications such as surveillance and unmanned aircraft, while delivering the flexibility to handle higher resolutions and frame rates as well.
UCLA develops higher efficiency polymer solar cells
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have shown the possibility of creating a new polymer for use in solar cells that exhibits greater sunlight absorption and conversion capabilities than existing polymers.
UltraVolt : High voltage modules have a 10 ppm temperature coefficient
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
UltraVolt now offers a 25 ppm option on its AA Series product line. This option was available earlier on larger modules, the 10 to 25 A, and the 30 to 4A A Series.
Maxim : NiMH charger IC features alkaline-cell detection
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the DS2710, a stand-alone, NiMH charger IC that incorporate fast-charge control and alkaline-cell detection.
Top RF Articles of 2008
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
It's been another excellent year for RF DesignLine, and thanks to all of you for your comments, contributions, and insights. Here are the top articles that you voted for this year with your "clicks."
Live 3-D football in theaters this week
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Would people be willing to pay to go to a movie theater to watch a football game in 3-D?
Commentary: ST's profit warning comes as no surprise
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Geneva-based chip vendor STMicroelectronics NV has significantly downgraded its revenue growth outlook for the fourth quarter of 2008. No doubt it does not come as a complete surprise. It is part of the current climate.
RF transistors deliver high-power, high-efficiency performance across an unrivaled bandwidth
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
TriQuint Semiconductor has announced the availability of a revolutionary high power discrete RF transistor family, designated PowerBand, for broadband applications including radar, signal jammers and wireless communications.
Debugging: The 9 Indispensible Rules for Finding Even the Most Elusive Software and Hardware Problems (Chapter 5, Part 2 of 3)
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
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
ST, INRIA team on embedded systems
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV and INRIA, the French national institute for research in computer science and control, have signed a partnership agreement for next-generation embedded systems.
RF Micro : 3G front ends target next-generation handsets
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
RF Micro Devices has broadened its portfolio of 3G front ends for the open market with the release of two WCDMA/HSDPA power amplifiers (PAs) – the RF3267 and the RF6266.
CamSemi : PSS flyback controllers offer 5 percent I and V regulation
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
CamSemi has announced a breakthrough in the Primary Side Sensing (PSS) market, following on from the success of its C2470 series of Resonant Discontinuous Forward Converter controllers that were launched in late 2007.
Nujira touts PA efficiency advance in handsets
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) is claiming PAs in handsets that use its High Accuracy Tracking technology are twice as efficient during HSUPA transmissions, and 1.5 times as efficient during W-CDMA transmissions, than the same PA with a standard constant voltage (CV) supply as widely deployed in the industry today.
ST cuts Q4 revenue growth forecasts
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV has significantly downgraded its revenue growth outlook for the fourth quarter of 2008 and now expects revenues to be between $2.2 billion and $2.35 billion.
Nanotube switching effect discovered
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) (Karlsruhe, Germany) have unexpectedly discovered a physical effect that potentially can be used to develop novel electronic components. By means of the effect, the conductance of the nanotubes can be controlled.
MEMS market to suffer from economic crisis in 2009, says Yole
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
French research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement provided an analysis on the impact of the economic slowdown on the MEMS market as it expects it will be significant in 2008, down $500 million, and very significant in 2009, down $1.5 billion.
Sharp and Enel look to invest $2.6 bn in Italian solar power ventures
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Sharp Corp., the world's No.2 maker of solar cells, Enel of Italy and an unnamed third manufacturer plan to invest more than $2.6 billion in Italian solar power ventures to tap the growing demand for cleaner energy.
Keithley : Component test solution integrates a powerful curve tracer
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Keithley announces ACS Basic Edition, characterization and curve tracer software for component test applications.
Linear Technology : Dc-dc regulators meet Gigabit SERDES specs
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTM4606 and LTM4612 ultralow noise dc/dc uModule regulators are designed to deliver low noise power by attenuating both radiated energy and conducted wideband harmonic energy.
Nokia calls home to save on energy
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Nokia has started developing a wireless platform to control functions such as heating and security in homes.
Global chip sales seen tumbling in October
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
The three-month moving average of global chip sales is expected to come in at $22.8 billion for October, down 1 percent on the $23 billion achieved in September, according to Bruce Diesen, analyst at Carnegie ASA in Oslo, Norway.
ERG : EL inverters offer plug-and-play solutions
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
The family of Smart Force dc-ac EL inverters from Endicott Research Group provides a wide range of standard and custom solutions for display and device designers who need to power electroluminescent (EL) backlit LCDs or devices where EL is used for accent and decorative lighting.
AMD spin-off Foundry Co. sees no long-term downturn
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
AMD's manufacturing arm which is heading for a spin-off to form a foundry services provider, regards the current downturn as a good anti-cyclical investment opportunity. Nevertheless, the company is aware of the challenges they are approaching, said two top managers of the company.
Toshiba may delay fabs, according to report
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Japan's Toshiba may delay the construction of two flash memory fabs in Japan on account of conditions in the chip market, according to a report by the Kyodo news service.
Analyst cuts LCD-TV forecast, but still sees growth
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Worldwide LCD-TV shipments will grow less than expected but still rise 18.9 percent in 2008 and by 20.5 percent in 2009, according to a revised forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Poll: Downturn won't drive more globalization
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The economic downturn won't spark a new round of globalization in R&D, according to an informal survey of 30 high tech R&D managers.
LCOS driver chip for mobile projectors
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The new Aurora ASI9100 driver chip has been designed specifically for optical engines embedded in internet enabled mobile products.
Elpida claims low power lead with 50nm SDRAM
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Elpida Memory, Inc. has completed development of a 50nm DDR3 SDRAM, claiming the chip hits a new low in power consumption for DRAMs.
Nordic Semiconductor : USB dongle chip enables ultra-low power peripherals
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Nordic Semiconductor releases the nRF24LU1+ USB dongle single chip solution for ultra-low power (ULP) wireless peripherals. By integrating a full-speed USB 2.0 com
650W medical power supplies provide PFD and thermal protection
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower has released the TM650 series of 650 W AC/DC switching power supplies which is approved to medical standards.
3-D memristor chip debuts
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Memristors technology got a boost recently from Hewlett-Packard Labs, which described the first 3-D memristor chip at a conference in Berkeley, Calif.
Solar panel sales to contract in 2009, says forecast
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The economic crisis will impact significantly solar panel sales, starting with weakened average selling prices and order delays or cancellations, according to market research group The Information Network (New Tripoli, PA.)
What happened to the article?
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
How and why an article dissapeared.
The longest night...
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
I tell you, I've had years that were shorter than last night...
Power Integrations : CV offline switcher IC provides 5 percent voltage accuracy
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Power Integrations has introduced the LinkSwitch-CV series of ac/dc switched-mode power conversion ICs. The family includes the LNK626PG, which the company claims to be the highest-power accurate constant voltage (CV) integrated switcher IC with primary-side control on the market.
Price erosion round the corner for PNDs
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Fierce competition and commoditization of entry-level personal navigation devices (PND) is likely to bite into the large profits made by makers of the devices over the past few years when sales grew at exponential levels, according to market research group Berg Insights (Gothenburg, Sweden).
Intel accuses Europe of discrimination, seeks antitrust reversal
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Processor maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) has filed a lawsuit against the European Commission and is alleging that the allegation of antitrust behavior by Intel has been improperly investigated and that the Commission became "discriminatory and partial."
Industrial Automation: To date no sign of recession
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
At SPS/IPC/Drives exhibition in Nuremberg the industrial automation industry shows no sign of a recession. The industry is in a good mood, there is still growth and the ZVEI (German Electrical and Electronic Manufacturers' Association) expects further growth due to extensive bookings.
NXP, Phonak team for enhanced acoustics
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Phonak have jointly developed a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems that is being integrated into Phonak's forthcoming range of hearing aids and wireless accessories.
EC approves proposed JV between ST, Ericsson
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
The European Commission announced Wednesday (Nov. 26) it has authorized, under the European Union merger regulation, the creation of a joint venture between EMP, the wireless platform business of Ericsson, and ST-NXP, the wireless semiconductors business of STMicroelectronics.
Phonak and NXP collaborate to develop ultra low power wireless communication technology
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
NXP has collaborated with Phonak to develop a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems.
Eyes are still on power in 2028
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Over the past 20 years, embedded systems designers' concerns have rotated between power, integration, price, and form factor.
Cadence exec downplays Connections controversy
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
An executive from EDA vendor Cadence Design Systems downplayed a report that suggested that Cadence had removed from membership a large number of software vendors from its Connections partnership program and defended Cadence as having the "broadest partner program in the industry."
Using the JTAG chain for accurate system and intra-die power and thermal analysis
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
New boundary scan techniques using Xilinx System Monitor test more aspects of system behavior.
Italy plays host to MEMS 2009
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The advance registration deadline of November 30th is about to expire for the 22nd IEEE International Conference on Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS 2009).
Nokia lab to conduct mixed reality research
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Nokia has chosen to locate its latest research lab in Hollywood, where it conduct work on technologies related to film, music, games, web and TV, many of which are likely to be sensor based.
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