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Report details Apple's patent holdings
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2/29/2012   9 comments
Apple has roughly 15,500 patents, about 8,500 of which are U.S. patents, according to a new report detailing the tech giant's patent portfolio.
STMicroelectronics leverages STM32 “DNA” to target budget applications
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2/29/2012   5 comments
Development of home and industrial electronic applications is simplified using new feature-rich, value-packed family of ARM Cortex–M0 microcontrollers
Report: Taiwan seeks merger with restructured Elpida
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2/29/2012   1 comment
Taiwan's government said it would continue to push for Taiwanese DRAM makers to consolidate with Japan's Elpida Memory if the firm is restructured after filing for bankruptcy, according to an Associated Press report.
AMD to buy microserver startup SeaMicro
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2/29/2012   10 comments
AMD will acquire microserver startup SeaMicro in a deal worth $334 million, under the terms of a definitive agreement between the two companies.
Hoping Intel, AMD will reconsider exiting WSTS
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2/29/2012   2 comments
Hoping Intel, AMD and the WSTS can work something out in order to keep the integrity of the WSTS data and comparisons with historical trends intact.
Atmel launches Studio 6 for MCU design, 40 new SAM3 ARM Cortex-M3 MCUs
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has introduced Atmel Studio 6, the latest version of its integrated development environment (IDE) that now supports both Atmel 32-bit ARM Cortex-M series processor-based and Atmel 8/32-bit AVR-based microcontrollers (MCUs).
Intel creates $100 million automotive fund
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2/29/2012   7 comments
Intel Capital, the venture capital arm of Intel, said it has created a $100 million investment fund to help accelerate innovation and the adoption of new technology and services in the automotive industry.
Connect One unveils miniature high-speed WiFi module
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Connect One's Nano WiReach USB is a miniature WiFi module that brings wireless connectivity to consumer devices not originally intended to support wireless functionality.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Feb 29th
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Agilent, Accellera, ARM, Brite Semiconductor, SpringSoft, Synopsys and Posedge made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Eurotech's DynaCOR 10-00 rugged industrial computer for M2M apps features modular fanless design, IP65 certification
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
The EN50155-rated DynaCOR 10-00 from Eurotech is a new family of rugged mobile computer that targets demanding machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
High temperature effects on wafer test probing processes
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Automated probe mark analysis replaces time-consuming manual analysis, delivering statistically valid quantitative data in an easy-to-interpret format in minimal time. It enables the test engineer to rapidly assess the probing process, identify and analyze issues within the process and define solution options.
MIPS shows off $99 tablet at MWC
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2/29/2012   8 comments
MIPS Technologies, which makes the processors that power appliances like TVs and DTV boxes has come out with its own $99 tablet running Google’s Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).
Video: Android booth at MWC
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2/29/2012   Post a comment
Google’s Android Booth at MWC 2012 is one of the major hotspots at the mobile show this year, attracting tens of thousands of visitors daily, most on the lookout for Google’s signature Android pins.
The “Ins and Outs” of digital filter design and implementation
Design How-To  
2/29/2012   2 comments
FPGAs make it easy to implement many types of digital signal-processing filters effectively.
MWC Talk: Nokia and HTC CEOs discuss what it take to transform the mobile experience
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2/29/2012   2 comments
The panel discussion, participated by Nokia and HTS CEOs, took the topic of “transforming the mobile experience” in the direction of how rapidly changing market dynamics are influencing the entire ecosystem, hardware design, software and app integration and the end-user integrated lifestyle.
TenAsys releases distributed RTOS
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TenAsys Corporation's INtime Distributed RTOS enables programmers to write easily-scalable applications that run without modification on different system configurations
Mentor achieves first $1 billion sales year
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2/29/2012   2 comments
As expected, Mentor Graphics reported that its annual sales eclipsed $1 billion for the first time ever, as the company reported sales and earnings that beat analysts' expectations for its fiscal fourth quarter.
Serial interfaces for high-speed A/D converters
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
There are tradeoffs between the serial interfaces which reduce the number of pins on the ADC and FPGA
SYSGO releases new PikeOS version 3.3
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SYSGO has announced the new 3.3 release of its flagship product PikeOS, which extends SMP and Linux support to new multicore architectures, along with new certifiable file system, certifiable IP stack, performance improvements, and many enhancements in tools.
LDRA Certification Services assures IEC 61508 certification for safety-critical industrial products
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2/28/2012   1 comment
LDRA has created a certification services division that helps companies achieve compliance with IEC 61508 - Industrial Safety certification.
Intel, AMD pull out of WSTS
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2/28/2012   16 comments
Intel and AMD confirmed that they have left the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics organization, which publishes widely cited monthly reports on global semiconductor sales.
Google's Schmidt talks up the transformative power of connectivity
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2/28/2012   5 comments
Rather than spend a lot of time talking about Google, Android OS or even recent changes in the company's privacy policies, Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt used his Mobile World Congress keynote to highlight the need for bringing greater Internet connectivity to the world's most under-served markets.
No sir, you cannot walk. You must take a bus
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2/28/2012   7 comments
Walking is clearly a thing of the past and is now being discouraged. Urban planners stop considering the pedestrian…
Cadence book preview: Advanced Verification Topics
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Book preview: The acceleratable Universal Verification Methodology (UVM) packages allow portions of a standard UVM environment to be accelerated using a hardware accelerator...
Micron buying Intel's stake in two IM Flash fabs
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Micron Technology will acquire Intel Corp.'s stake in two IM Flash Technologies LLC fabs operated by the two companies for about $600 million, the companies said.
Xilinx 2.5-D Virtex-7 2000T named China ACE Awards 2012 FPGA of the Year
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2/28/2012   1 comment
The Virtex-7 2000T is the world's highest density FPGA, delivering greater than 2X the capacity and bandwidth offered by the largest monolithic devices...
Industry's most flexible, developer-friendly 32-bit MCUs from Silicon Labs
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2/28/2012   1 comment
Silicon Labs have just announced what they modestly describe as “The industry’s most flexible, developer-friendly 32-bit MCUs”
Cisco jumps into hybrid cellular/Wi-Fi fray
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2/28/2012   9 comments
Claiming the era of the big cellular base station is over, Cisco Systems joined the growing ranks of vendors rolling out hybrid systems that handle both cellular and Wi-Fi traffic.
Lattice announces support for latest MIPI BIF Standard
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Programmable devices allow rapid adoption of the MIPI BIF standard using existing application processors and chipsets…
EnOcean rolls starter kit to develop energy-autonomous wireless sensors
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2/28/2012   3 comments
EnOcean GmbH has introduced the ESK 300 starter kit that is said to simplify the testing and development of energy harvesting wireless solutions for OEM partners
Intel's new partnerships and processors for the mobile space
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2/28/2012   2 comments
Intel’s foray into the smartphone space is a “marathon, not a sprint,” according to the firm’s CEO Paul Otellini. Speaking at a company press conference on Monday, where the firm announced new partnerships with Orange, Lava International Ltd., ZTE and Visa, Otellini reminded attendees that Intel was no stranger to the mobile market, having been involved in RF for many years.
IBM reports progress on quantum computing
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2/28/2012   12 comments
The last major engineering hurdle to quantum computers—millisecond coherence times—has been surmounted by researchers at IBM Research, making commercialization of the technology possible "within our lifetimes," according to Matthias Steffen, manager of IBM's Experimental Quantum Computing group.
ISS Europe 2012 ponders 450mm wafer fab challenges
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
The quest for expanding semiconductor manufacturing to 450mm wafers in Europe has taken large chip companies by storm and placed them squarely in the eye of it.
Slideshow: Inside the Android booth at MWC
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2/28/2012   3 comments
Google's Android booth on the Mobile World Congress show floor is not to be missed--both literally and figuratively. It's the largest and possibly most fun booth at the show.
DAC reduces cable head-end footprint
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DAC aims to improve channel density by 20 times over present cable modem implementations.
Bliley oscillator improves phase noise performance
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The Zeus family of OCVCXOs is designed for phase-locked microwave signal sources such as DRO’s, low noise test equipment, synthesizers, microwave communication systems and radar applications.
Tiny module advances WiFi efficiency
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2/28/2012   Post a comment
The module targets mobile and fixed wireless data applications in the 5.15 to 5.85 GHz frequency range.
Facebook joins W3C to combat browser fragmentation
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2/28/2012   3 comments
At Mobile World Congress (MWC) Facebook said it would be joining over 30 device manufacturers, carriers, and developers in an industry-wide effort to help accelerate the improvement and standardization of mobile browsers.
Eight ways to improve RF spurious performance
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2/27/2012   7 comments
RF board design is as much about keeping signals out of the places they don't belong as it is about getting signals to the places they do belong.
Does memory need more respect?
Memory Designline Blog  
2/27/2012   1 comment
Like offensive linemen, memory performs an essential task but (like offensive linemen) it often only attracts attention when it fails.
OCZ rolls out 16 TB solid-state storage for cloud computing
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The Z-Drive R4 CloudServ transfers multiple gigabytes per second and delivers more than 1 million IOPS.
Microchip upgrades enhanced core dsPIC33E and PIC24E chips to 70 MIPS
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Additionally, three new 64-pin motor-control and general-purpose devices have been added to the family
AUTOSAR timing models minimize ECU risks
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Timing models are ideal development artifacts for the exchange between different development groups and along the supply chain. The presented methodology minimizes integration risks for ECU projects from the very beginning and constantly keeps real-time capabilities in focus.
Cadence announces new virtual platform for Xilinx Zynq-7000 EPP
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
Virtual system platform used by Missing Link Electronics to dramatically reduce time-to-market for automotive infotainment and medical systems
Rambus CEO Hughes to retire
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Rambus announced it begun searching for a new CEO to replace Harold Hughes, who plans to retire.
Postcards from Barcelona: MWC Day 1
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2/27/2012   1 comment
Follow one of the EE Times reporters on his first day at the Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona.
Xilinx to highlight 7 Series FPGAs and 100G technology at OFC 2012
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Best-in-class transceivers and market-leading IP cores provide optical system vendors and next-generation 100G optical module suppliers with high bandwidth comms platforms
Small cell protocol stack optimized for TI's KeyStone multicore processors
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Texas Instruments and Aricent collaborate on small cell protocol stack optimized for TI's KeyStone multicore processors
LED drivers provide control, circuit-protection design options
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2/27/2012   1 comment
While the basic operating requirement for an LED driver is to supply a constant current for consistent lighting, automotive uses have stringent guidelines regarding temperature and humidity, voltage, ability to withstand harsh chemicals, electromagnetic interference and compatibility, as well as circuit protection.
Blue Pearl is offering free hands-on workshops…
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2/27/2012   Post a comment
The folks from Blue Pearl recently announced that the latest generation of their EDA tools boast a plethora of SystemVerilog and FPGA enhancements...
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