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Turley resigns as CEO of Patriot
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
IP provider Patriot Scientific Inc. said that Jim Turley, its president and CEO, has resigned from the company, effective Feb. 28.
35 People, Places & Things That Will Shape the Future
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Electronics engineers can no longer content themselves with tending to the cozy business of circuit design. We are witnessing the integration of technology with society to an unprecedented degree. In this special report, we offer a glimpse of the next 35 years--what's coming down the pike, and how we might begin to make sense of it.
Designing a cellular digital video surveillance system
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Protecting corporate assets with security guards is expensive, prompting more companies to look at video surveillance systems. Effective monitoring installations involve many aspects, from bandwidth to the type of enclosure that will protect equipment in all weather conditions.
Multi-chip LED modules integrate eight RGB chips
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has released the SEPM series of RGB multi-chip LED modules that provide a range of high-powered ALGaInP red, and InGaN green and blue LEDs.
Video scaling ICs offer deinterlacing support, HDMI 1.3 deep color, and xvYCC capabilities
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Anchor Bay's new low-cost ABT1012 and ABT1015 ICs are designed to independently scale SD and HD images horizontally and vertically for outstanding picture quality up to 1080p resolutions.
MCUs deliver USB connectivity to consumer, industrial apps
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced its Flexis JM family of 8- and 32-bit microcontrollers (MCUs) to help designers easily incorporate USB connectivity into a wide range of consumer and industrial applications.
Digitally-controlled potentiometers housed in tiny package
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Touted as the industry's smallest, Intersil launches its ISL23511 and ISL23512 low-power, single pushbutton digitally-controlled potentiometers (DCPs) in a 2 x 1.6-mm micro-TQFN package.
TIDC 2008 notes
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
There's one trend -- or mantra -- here at the TI Developers Conference in Dallas that I keep hearing over and over among developers of embedded video applications: YouTube. Everyone, it seems, believes it necessary to incorporate YouTube playback onto their portable device or applications for inclusion in set top box or directly into TVs themselves.
Analysis: Dell struggles with supply-chain shift
News & Analysis  
2/29/2008   1 comment
Michael Dell, the doyen of supply-chain efficiency, and his chief financial officer stumbled to find the right words to explain why Dell Inc. missed its fiscal fourth quarter revenue target.
Power PLCC-4 LEDs offer more colors
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Avago has added four new colors -- cool white, warm white, blue and green -- to its family of super half-watt power PLCC-4 surface-mount LEDs for automotive and electronic sign applications.
Rohde & Schwarz adds MIMO precoding to its LTE signal generators
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
By including the latest revisions of the 3GPP LTE standard in the firmware, Rohde & Schwarz is enabling greater test flexibility at lower cost.
Zener diode micro-assemblies protect automotive infotainment peripherals
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Tyco Electronics has added two devices to its line of PolyZen precision Zener diode micro-assemblies that feature a higher hold current of 2.3 A.
India plans more tech institutes, ignores electronics sector
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The government is adding three more branches to the Indian Institutes of Technology, but largely ignored electronics industry concerns in an updated policy.
ZigBee Alliance charters new group to explore Internet solutions
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The initiative is part of the Alliance's ongoing technology evaluation programs to ensure interoperability of ZigBee solutions.
MIT researchers image fusion reaction
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Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have described a new method of imaging nuclear fusion reactions.
Zarlink sells analog foundry for $1.50
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Seeking to cut costs, Canada's Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has sold its analog foundry operations in Swindon, U.K. to MHS Electronics UK Ltd., a subsidiary of MHS Industries Group.
TV a key audio focus at TI Developer Conference
Audio DesignLine Blog  
2/29/2008   Post a comment
While trends in portable consumer electronics and connectivity/convergence are continuing to drive many audio developments, TV/Home Theater was a key focus at the recent TI Developer Conference.
Brain boggler #3 - the conundrum of conundrums!
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
2/29/2008   9 comments
Here's a puzzle of my own that's been lurking in the back of my mind for years, but I'm still no closer to a solution. Maybe you can answer this puzzling poser.
Belarus cracks open investment door
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Belarus is at the beginning of an economic liberalization that aims to create a more business-friendly climate and open the door wider for foreign investment.
Nokia concept phones, French state aid for chip R&D lead story ranking
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Feb. 24, as ranked by EE Times Europe readers, up to and including Friday, Feb. 29. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
Single-conversion TV tuner saves space in DVB-T, PAL applications
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Maxim's single-conversion, hybrid (analog and digital) television tuner integrates a tracking filter, RF and IF VGAs, and VCOs, and consumes only 760mW from a single +3.3V supply.
Survey: Chip execs expect growth, profit volatility
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Senior executives in the semiconductor industry expect only moderate revenue growth for the sector for this year and 'volatile' profitability for the next five years, according to survey by consultancy group KPMG.
Israeli semiconductor sales reach $2.9 bn in '07
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Sales of semiconductors by Israeli chip makers reached $2.9 billion in 2007, including exports from foreign owned fabs, such as Intel's.
Ikanos Communications : Single-chip IFE enables multi-mode triple play residential gateway
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Ikanos Communications, Inc. has announced the FXS60IF1, a single-chip integrated front end (IFE) that enables cost effective, low power, multi-mode VDSL2/ADSL2+ triple play residential gateways.
SiliconLabs : Low voltage MCUs double battery life of portables
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has announced microcontrollers (MCUs) capable of operating down to 0.9 V, enabling portable devices to derive power from a single-cell battery.
LCD backlighting using 2-D LED dimming boosts TV performance and saves power
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2/29/2008   Post a comment
Advanced backlighting technology using LED-based light sources and segmented control can create a vibrant viewing experience, while also reducing power consumption in LCD TVs. But adaptive backlight dimming requires a significant amount of image processing to be performed on the video stream to derive optimum backlight and pixel drive signals.
Zygo buys metrology firm
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Zygo Corp. has acquired the assets of Solvision Inc., a Canadian-based supplier of metrology gear.
Asyst rejects buyout offers
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Asyst Technologies Inc. has confirmed that its board previously rejected unsolicited acquisition offers from The Gores Group and Aquest Systems for $5 to $6 per share.
Mentor Graphics sees weak Fiscal Q1 sales
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics Corp. reported strong revenue and profit growth for its fiscal fourth quarter but sees weaker-than-expected performance for the current period on softer seasonal demand.
32-bit MCU integrates powerful ARM926EJ-S CPU
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
The latest microcontroller (MCU) from Toshiba also combines an LCD controller with numerous other peripherals to bring feature-rich processing to consumer electronics.
Single-chip inverters improve energy efficiency in brushless motor apps
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Toshiba America Electronic Components has announced a series of nine monolithic single-chip inverter driver ICs targeted at direct current motors in energy-saving appliances.
Step-down converters improve power efficiency
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Toshiba has introduced two single-chip dc/dc converter ICs that deliver high efficiency and high-output current for digital consumer product applications.
Keypad-controlled switching power supplies provide precise programming
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AMREL/AMERICAN RELIANCE has introduced its "K" family of keypad- and encoder-controlled switch-mode power supplies for industrial test and measurement applications.
TI's Templeton stresses energy, medical, safety apps
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Texas Instruments CEO Richard Templeton used his keynote address at the chip maker's developers' conference to underscore plans to leverage TI's expertise in the medical , energy and safety markets.
Bill Gates asks: How do we get kids into technology?
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Microsoft's soon-not-to-be chairman is going around campuses and placing his profile on LinkedIn to get more young people interested in a technology career.
Sony 2008 Open House
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Earlier this week, I went out to Las Vegas to attend Sony's annual Open House, in which all of the company's new televisions, Blu-ray Disc players, DVD players, and A/V products on display for select press and all of their dealers.
Triple controller optimizes tradeoffs in performance, size, and cost
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has released the MAX15003, a triple-output synchronous step-down controller that delivers at least 15-A per output while maintaining excellent line and load regulation.
Power resistor combines thin-film precision with thick-film power handling
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IRC has developed a cylindrical surface-mount power resistor with enhanced precision specifications for high surge applications.
Single-chip controller ICs designed for intermediate bus converters
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Vishay has introduced two new controller ICs for intermediate bus converter (IBC) applications that the company boasts are the first such single-chip devices to integrate high-voltage, 1.6-A half-bridge MOSFET drivers with a full range of protection features.
802.11n chipset interoperability plus performance testing favors Metalink
Design How-To  
2/28/2008   1 comment
The most surprising result is that when a competing chipset is paired with the WLANPlus chipset, throughput can actually be greater than the pairing of two chipsets from the same company.
Nvidia-AMD: Deal or no deal?
News & Analysis  
2/28/2008   2 comments
Industry observers are pushing for Nvidia Corp. to acquire troubled microprocessor maker Advanced Micro Devices Inc., but such a transaction is fraught with regulatory and other hurdles.
eSilicon licenses embedded SerDes core
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Fabless ASIC house eSilicon Corp. has licensed Avago Technologies Inc.'s 90- and 65-nm embedded SerDes cores on a limited basis.
Notes from the TI Developer Conference
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
2/28/2008   Post a comment
OMAP, multicore, open-source, and medical were key themes of this year's show.
MPEG group sues Amino over patent infringement
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Set top box specialist Amino Communications (Cambridge, England) is being sued by several companies and academic institutions within the patent licensing group MPEG LA, LLC for infringing Intellectual Property related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression technology.
Adaptive digital power controllers target efficiency-sensitive apps
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Zilker Labs Inc. has introduced adaptive DC-DC power controllers that are intended to maximize efficiency in power-constrained applications, particularly in the embedded computing, storage and telecom/datacom sectors.
Graphics switch connects to PCIe, DisplayPort in PCs
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Pericom is offering a switch that allows connection to monitors using either DisplayPort or PCI Express Gen2 graphic output ports.
Agilent scopes boast industry's biggest display, fastest waveform update rate
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Agilent Technologies Inc. has introduced 10 new oscilloscope models with bandwidths up to 1 GHz and a memory waveform update rate of up to 100,000 waveforms per second.
160-Gbit/second PCB bus goes optical
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
IBM Corp. described what it claims is the world's first optically-connected circuit board at the Optical Fiber Communication Conference in San Diego.
Soitec takes action to resume growth
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
Silicon-on-insulator (SOI) wafer supplier Soitec SA (Bernin, France) expects sales to be 20 percent down on that achieved in the previous quarter.
ASMI rejects calls for break up, management changes
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2/28/2008   Post a comment
ASM International NV (Bilthoven, the Netherlands) has rejected proposals from investment group Fursa Alternative Strategies to break up the chip-equipment maker and make major management changes.
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