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Actel's Space Forum takes off again
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Actel announces plans to hold its fourth Space Forum.
Actel and Future Electronics sign global distribution agreement
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Partnership expands Actel's global reach for customers requiring rapid access to low-power FPGAs.
Two Stupid Dogs - Part 1 - The Journey Begins
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I've augmented my Flip Video with a really amazing video editing program and a mega-cool MP3/WAV audio recorder... so now I'm poised to make my first movie...
3L Diamond and Impulse CoDeveloper for Lyrtech is available immediately
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3L and Impulse Accelerated Technologies extend their integrated design flow to multiprocessing systems from Lyrtech.
Synopsys to acquire CHIPit prototyping tools
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EDA and IP vendor Synopsys has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the CHIPit business unit of ProDesign Electronic GmbH.
15-channel chip supports up to 56 touch zones
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Leadis Technology Inc. has boosted the performance of its LDS60xx family of button ICs with a technology called TapTouch that it says lowers the cost of capacitive touch implementation in high button count applications.
Optically isolated modulator measures motor phase currents
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With an innovative modulator design, Avago's latest product uses an external clock to provide precise measurement of motor phase currents in power inverter applications.
A bridge from MDDI/CPU to MIPI
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California Micro Devices announced a MDDI/CPU to MIPI bridge solution, the first to enable conversion.
Industrial robot is real "Iron Chef"
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The latest creative demonstration of an industrial robot's capabilities brings a new - and literal - meaning to the term from the popular cult-favorite cooking show.
Top 20 chip suppliers: iSuppli's preliminary rankings
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Six of the top 10 semiconductor companies are expected to suffer revenue declines in 2008, with the broader industry hamstrung by a "disastrous" year for the memory chip segment, according to market research firm iSuppli's preliminary rankings of the top 20 chip suppliers for the year.
TI rolls femtocell DSP, unveils design wins
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Texas Instruments today announced the TCI6484, its first DSP designed specifically for femtocell base stations.
Renesas Technology : Digital amplifier has built-in 24-bit audio DSP
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The R2J15116FP is a high-performance digital amplifier contained in a 7 x 7 mm package, that accepts IIS digital audio signal input.
Battery charger IC dynamically manages system load and charging
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Advanced Analogic Technologies Inc., has introduced a highly integrated, single-cell Lithium-ion (Li-on)/polymer battery charger and system management IC.
Asynchronous design startup readies ultra-low power 16-bit MCU
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On the eve of the IP’2008 conference this week in Grenoble, Tiempo AS, French startup specializing in the design of asynchronous ICs, has unveiled a 16-bit microcontroller core that is claimed to consume less than 40 µA per MIPS.
City Solar and SunPower sign three-year 100 MW solar panel agreement
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German solar power plant integrator City Solar Kraftwerke AG has signed a customer contract with SunPower Corporation, a Silicon Valley-based manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems.
TI claims major femtocell design wins
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Texas Instruments, which has publicly taken a wait and see approach to the emerging femtocell market, has nevertheless revealed that major OEMs are using its DSPs in on-going field trials of the home basesetstaion or 3G access point business.
Varioptic, Maxim ready auto-focus liquid lens solutions
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Varioptic SA, French provider of electrically-controlled liquid lens technology solutions, and Maxim Integrated Products, Inc. have joined forces to develop reduced voltage 42V auto-focus driver IC and liquid lens solutions.
International Rectifier : Lighting control ICs manage fluorescent ballasts
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International Rectifier has introduced the IRS2530D and IRS2158D 600V control ICs for energy-efficient dimming fluorescent lighting ballast applications.
Ipetronik : Automotive data loggers transmit data to PC
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With XCP Service, Ipetronik provides convenient online transmission of measurement data from its automotive M-LOG and S-LOG data loggers to a PC.
Hectronic : ETX module is based on Intel Atom processor
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Hectronic has announced the H6046, a Computer-On-Module based on Intel’s Atom Z510/530 CPUs and the companion chipset SCHUS15W.
Solar cell efficiency boosted
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Thin-film solar cells that could boost efficiency by 50 percent while also cutting materials costs by using less silicon will be reported by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers at the annual meeting of the Materials Research Society.
European chip sales fell 13% in October, says WSTS
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Actual chip sales in the European region fell to $2.91 billion in October, down 13.0 percent from $3.35 billion in October 2007, according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics Organization.
Forward Concepts: October semi shipments tank
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In a December newsletter published by Forward Concepts, Will Strauss equates October semi shipment numbers released this weekend with the market drop of the 1929 Black Friday.
New colour camera combines high performance with small size
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The new FCB-EX11D camera module from Sony Europe's Image Sensing Solutions Division is a lightweight, ultra-compact addition to the company's range of FCB block cameras.
New family of USB 2.0 digital cameras
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Point Grey Research announced the launch of the Chameleon line of USB 2.0 digital cameras which joins the existing line of FireWire digital imaging products.
Multi-channel frame-grabber in PCI Express format
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The Phoenix HD-SDI range of frame grabber offers low latency capture from uncompressed 8-bit and 10-bit Serial Digital Interface (SDI) and High Definition Serial Interface (HD-SDI) video sources.
Long-stroke position sensors for use in rugged environment
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Macro Sensors presents a breakthrough in linear position measurement with a new, non-contacting long stroke sensor that operates in rugged environments while delivering excellent performance from 0 - 4 to 50 inches.
Poland hosts world's most energy-efficient supercomputer
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Poland's University of Warsaw hosts the most energy-efficient supercomputer in the world.
Bosch picks Infineon SiGe chip for 3G radar system
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Robert Bosch GmbH has chosen Infineon's RASIC (Radar System IC) product family for its next-gen radar devices to be used in Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) driver assistant systems.
Austriamicrosystems reports loss from currency hedging
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Analog/Mixed Signal specialist Austriamicrosystems (AMS) said it expects a significant loss for its FY2008 — not through declining sales but due to currency hedging transactions that went wrong.
With investor in sight, Qimonda postpones financial report
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Ailing memory chip maker Qimonda AG (Munich, Germany) has announced progress in its negotiations with a potential investor. At the same time, the company said it will delay the release of its figures until mid-December.
AMD: Fighting the unbeatable foe
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12/1/2008   2 comments
Advanced Micro Devices pursued rival Intel for years as the two jostled for dominance in the MPU market, but it may be time for AMD to accept its No. 2 position in the sector and distinguish its operations by carefully selecting areas in which to compete.
It takes years to become an overnight success
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Despite the common misconception and a few examples, the path from ideas to acceptance and success is a long one.
Salary Survey: Engineers confront the rising tide of job, economic fears
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12/1/2008   1 comment
The engineering profession is under pressure to change and adapt as the forces of globalization and manufacturing outsourcing push executives to move resources around the globe and hire engineers in low-cost locations to reduce operational expenses.
SoCs to bring femtocell costs down
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Femtocells have emerged as one possible solution for mobile in-home service delivery, targeting residential and small-business markets.
Retro wireless: Hoffman RT-159A/URC-4 survival radio
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RT-159A is a 50-plus year old survival radio that transmits a fixed tone or a pilot's voice in a rescue request.
New wave of Internet set-top content threatens to upset pay TV status quo
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With a revival of interest in the Internet set-top box (STB)--due in part to the recent success of the Netflix box from Roku--the consumer electronics and the pay TV content industry need to examine what this could mean for commercial content distribution as a whole.
Mobile devices will beat PC, TV in battle for consumers' time
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One of the most heated battles for control of people's lives is about to take place, pitting the cell phone, TV, and computer against one another. Although all three have big roles to play, mobile devices will potentially replace TVs and computers as the electronic devices most central to people's lives.
Salary Survey: Notes from a recent engineering graduate
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Months after graduating with a degree in aviation engineering in the United Kingdom, this young engineer is grappling with the difficult decisions of charting a career and experiencing firsthand both the impact of globalization on the profession and the downturn in the world economy.
A funny thing happened . . .
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Jack talks about software reuse in Microsoft's VCX and revisits matrix math.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network--Wireless Network Design--Part III
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Here is a multi-part excerpt that covers exploring the design process, identifying the design methodology, and understanding wireless network attributes from a design perspective.
Fairchild files patent suit against Infineon
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Fairchild Semiconductor filed a lawsuit against Infineon Technologies, claiming the German chip maker is infringing eight of its patents.
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