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BEEcube's BEE4-W speeds prototyping of military/aerospace comm designs
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11/3/2010   Post a comment
The BEE4-W is BEEcube's latest generation FPGA Berkeley Emulation Engine (BEE) platform, specifically designed to address rapid system-level prototyping of wireless and digital communications designs. It is a commercial, stackable full speed multi-FPGA based prototyping platform, integrated with DAC/ADC modules for mixed signal and digital communications designs. With four (4) integrated ADC and DAC solutions, the Xilinx Virtex-6 FPGA based BEE4-W enables a wide range of high-performance, real-t
'Wasn't that a time!' The technology legacy of Ted Sorensen
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11/3/2010   1 comment
Although not a technologist, presidential advisor Theodore C. Sorensen had great impact on the technical achievements of the 20th century. In this video he talks about the decision to land a man on the moon.
Optrex America Super Wide View TFT-LCDs
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11/2/2010   Post a comment
Optrex America, Inc. is sampling a new family of TFT-LCDs featuring its innovative Super Wide View (SWV) technology.
Microsemi completes Actel buy
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11/2/2010   1 comment
Microsemi said it completed the acquisition of programmable logic supplier Actel.
EDA start-up puts 'design for debug' in the lexicon
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11/2/2010   1 comment
EDA startup Veridae Systems announced a tool to bring automation and a single user interface to SoC debug.
Wi-Fi, HomePlug groups unite on smart grid
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11/2/2010   3 comments
The Wi-Fi Alliance and the HomePlug Powerline Alliance have set up a liaison to promote use of their technologies in smart electric grids.
Automotive USB poses reliability challenges
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In consumer electronics, USB is the most popular interface technology. But for USB to capture "the pole position" among competitive technologies for automotive use, questions of quality must be answered.
Emerson Network Power and Mercury Computer Systems team to promote Open VPX interoperability in military and aerospace apps
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11/2/2010   Post a comment
Emerson Network Power and Mercury Computer Systems, Inc. have announced that they will collaborate to promote interoperability on open standards-based subsystems for military and aerospace applications. This alliance seeks to provide interoperability between the companies’ range of embedded computing solutions to enable defense customers to migrate away from proprietary closed architectures to flexible open solutions, reducing risk and lowering development and deployment costs.
NXP sees demand for NFC, lighting ICs
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11/2/2010   3 comments
Despite closing wafer fabs and being constrained in manufacturing capacity in some areas, NXP is building capacity in its remaining manufacturing sites, according to CEO Rick Clemmer.
Updated: Broadcom debuts 100 Gbit switch
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11/2/2010   1 comment
Broadcom Corp. is sampling an Ethernet switch chip it claims can deliver throughput of 100 Gbits/second and up to 100 Terabits/s in some configurations.
Nov 2 webinar- LTE and the role of ATCA
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11/2/2010   Post a comment
Join the free webinar "40G and Beyond: Next-Gen Network Design with AdvancedTCA" on Tuesday, November 2, 2010 at 1:00 PM EST/10:00 AM PST.
New PCI Express Root Complex (RC) Lite solution for Lattice FPGAs
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11/2/2010   1 comment
Lattice Semiconductor today announced the immediate availability of the PCI Express Root Complex (RC) Lite solution based on the LatticeECP3 and LatticeECP2M FPGA families.
Sidense files to nix rival's patents
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11/2/2010   2 comments
Sidense, a licensor of one-time-programmable fuse-based memory intellectual property, has petitioned the United States Patent and Trademark Office to invalidate one-transistor memory patents that rival Kilopass has attempted to assert against it.
NXP swings to profit on flat Q3 sales
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11/2/2010   1 comment
NXP Semiconductors NV made a net profit of $369 million on revenue of $1,213 million in the third quarter of 2010 on a GAAP basis.
Imagination to support CellMath on PowerVR
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11/2/2010   Post a comment
Imagination Technologies Group plc has signed an agreement with Forte Design Systems Inc. to extend its use of CellMath Optimizer EDA tool with current generation PowerVR graphics cores and to allow Imagination to distribute and support the design software.
Wanted: Processor guru for Huawei
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11/2/2010   Post a comment
China telecom giant Huawei is seeking a processor guru to whittle the wide variety of processors it buys down to two or three architectures from close partners.
Open Innovation: A channel to success in RFID
Design How-To  
11/1/2010   1 comment
Applying the Open Innovation paradigm to existing, potentially hidden, innovations in corporate organizations presents a channel to entrepreneurial success that can result in the realization of tremendous value, while simultaneously mitigating the economic burden of innovation and generating an influx of capital.
EDA startup targets debug, validation
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
An EDA startup spun out of research at the University of British Columbia came out of stealth mode promising to deliver a breakthrough technology for post-silicon debug and validation.
Entropic talks MoCA, next-gen gateways
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11/1/2010   5 comments
Entropic chief executive Patrick Henry talks about the outlook for Multimedia over Coax home networks and next-generation pay-TV gateways.
Emulator, accelerator, prototype – what’s the difference?
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11/1/2010   3 comments
In a previous blog Brian talked about what makes a prototype unique, and said he would come back to the issue of emulators and accelerators… so here he is...
Researchers claim superior 'quantum tunneling'
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11/1/2010   4 comments
Researchers at Oregon State University claim to have perfected a better method for "quantum tunneling" using metal-insulator-metal architecture, potentially paving the way for faster, lower power and cooler running electronics,
Elpida posts profit, sees DRAM price erosion
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11/1/2010   1 comment
Japan's Elpida Memory reported strong year-to-year gains for the second quarter and first six months of its fiscal year, but the company experienced sequential sales decline between its first and second quarters due to eroding DRAM selling prices.
A next-gen FPGA-based SoC verification platform
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11/1/2010   6 comments
Off-the-shelf and custom FPGA-based prototype boards enhanced with co-emulation and co-simulation capabilities can provide a high-speed, high-visibility platform for fast, early verification of SoCs.
Chinese RF startup files for IPO
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11/1/2010   3 comments
Fabless RF and analog chip company RDA Microelectronics Inc. (Shanghai, China) has filed an F-1 prospectus form for a $100 million initial public offering of stock with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission.
Veridae Systems delivers new debug solution for FPGAs, ASICs, and SoCs
Product News  
11/1/2010   1 comment
Silicon debug and validation suite provides on-chip visibility from multiple-FPGA ASIC prototypes through to final IC thereby reducing overall complex IC development time by 10 to 30%
Wi-Fi sales up, but ASPs shaky
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11/1/2010   2 comments
Global sales of Wi-Fi gear exceeded 18 million units in the second quarter 2010, up six percent over the first quarter, but average selling prices slid one percent.
Recession buster!
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
11/1/2010   3 comments
I just got back from European Microwave Week (EuMW) in Paris and have to share my enthusiasm.
DNA detection startup signs Roche
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11/1/2010   1 comment
DNA Electronics Ltd., a fabless chip startup that offers real-time nucleic acid detection, has signed an agreement with a subsidiary of Hoffmann-La Roche AG (Basel, Switzerland) to develop a semiconductor-based DNA sequencing system.
Microlab: Injector diplexer works with LTE and GSM
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
Microlab has announced the BK-51 series of injector-diplexer products for separating or combining the new LTE-2600 band (2400 – 2690 MHz) and GSM-850/ 900 bands (698 – 960 MHz).
Achronix’s next-gen FPGAs in Intel’s 22nm process
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11/1/2010   1 comment
Next-generation FPGAs from Achronix are to be built using Intel’s 22 nm process; the Speedster22i will be the first commercial FPGA family to have an end-to-end supply chain within the USA.
Narda Coupler
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
A compact 90-deg. hybrid coupler from Narda meets military shock and vibration requirements.
Ceva signs for gesture-recognition
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11/1/2010   1 comment
DSP intellectual property licensor Ceva Inc. has teamed up with EyeSight Mobile Technologies Ltd., a developer of touch-free interface technologies for consumer electronics.
Triquint: Defense apps get boost from 20W GaN power amp
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
TriQuint pre-releases its TGA2572 20W PA for defense communications systems.
September chip sales up, says ESIA
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
The three-month average of global sales of semiconductors for September was $26.42 billion, up 2.9 percent compared with the previous month and up 26.2 percent compared with the same month a year before, according to the European Semiconductor Industry Association.
Analyst: September chip sales rise
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
The three-month average of global chip sales for September is set to be $26.5 billion, slightly up from $25.7 billion for August, according to Bruce Diesen, an analyst at Carnegie Group (Oslo, Norway).
MIPS CEO: ‘Companies need to have a soul’
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11/1/2010   26 comments
In a sharp contrast to a year ago, the Wall Street loves MIPS. Share holders love them. Even the media seems to be in love. But MIPS CEO believes that’s not enough: “Companies need to have a soul.”
Ricoh uses DeFacto's DFT tool for complex designs
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11/1/2010   Post a comment
Ricoh Company Ltd. said it has licensed the HiDFT-SIGNOFF Design-for-Test (DFT) solution from France-based EDA startup DeFacTo Technologies SA and reduced turnaround time during DFT process.
Healthcare information integration and remote patient monitoring (Part 1 of 4)
Design How-To  
11/1/2010   1 comment
Understand the standards and system-level interactions in this dynamic application area
Intel to fab FPGAs for startup Achronix
News & Analysis  
11/1/2010   25 comments
Intel will lend its semiconductor process technology muscle to build FPGAs for programmable logic startup Achronix Semiconductor at 22-nm and beyond.
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