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Breakthrough could lead to more efficient solar systems
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2/28/2013   1 comment
A novel fabrication technique developed by a University of Connecticut professor could pave the way for vastly improved solar energy systems.
China's cyberespionage will continue unabated, say experts
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2/28/2013   7 comments
Security experts at the RSA Security Conference weigh in on reports of information-stealing attacks and cyberespionage by China.
The Life of (a Raspberry) Pi
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2/28/2013   1 comment
Break out the party hats – the folks at element14 are currently celebrating the Raspberry Pi's first birthday!
AMD settles patent dispute with Tessera
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Agreement settles pending litigation between two firms. Financial terms not disclosed.
Micron closer to closing Eplida deal
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Tokyo District Court approval of Elpida's reorganization plan means $2.5 billion acquisition could close in four weeks.
Lessons from Boeing's Dreamliner supply-chain missteps
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2/28/2013   6 comments
The battery issue will be resolved, and the Boeing will resume production. But what's the big lesson here?
Freescale eyes ARM server play
Design How-To  
2/28/2013   12 comments
Freescale CEO Gregg Lowe (shown) told EE Times his company is in good shape to exploit an Internet-driven boom in embedded applications from the humble microcontroller up to networking and servers
GainSpan unveils first single-chip Wi-Fi and ZigBee IP
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Multi-standard, multimode chip contains WLAN baseband, RF functions, and a dual IPv4/ IPv6 stack to spur the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT).
Altium Vault Server: Next-gen electronic design data management platform
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Altium Vault Server represents a new generation of the company’s exclusive Vault design data management technology.
Slideshow: Samsung cagey on smartphone SoC at ISSCC
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2/27/2013   8 comments
Samsung faced down archrivals at ISSCC but showed few details about its Exynos 5 Octa, while Renesas and Mediatek took more open approaches.
Altera's future high-performance FPGAs to use Intel’s 14nm tri-gate technology
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2/27/2013   5 comments
Intel has been ramping its foundry services for some time now with some smaller FPGA companies – now its nabbed a big FPGA "fish" in the form of Altera.
Histogram measures jitter on the cheap
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Investigating measuring jitter using only a mid-range scope's histogram.
When is IP theft OK?
Blog  
2/27/2013   23 comments
That the Chinese are hacking North American networks should surprise no one, especially in the electronics industry. We're all doing it.
MCU software library uses human body for secure communications
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Microchip Technology announced its BodyCom Development V1.0 Framework, enabling use of the human body as a secure communications link.
IMEC working on remote cardiac monitoring
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2/27/2013   1 comment
IMEC has joined forces with two organizations to develop cardiac monitoring products integrating ultra-low power ICs.
Enhancing performance and healthy development in Chinese schools
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Philips Design has studies the school context in China to identify potential scalable business opportunities for the creation of a safe and healthy environment where learning and teaching can flourish and achieve the best results.
Pericom expands USB 3.0 signal conditioning family
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
With their small footprint and low power, Pericom’s latest devices are well-suited for mobile devices.
Can engineers effectively design at home?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
2/27/2013   38 comments
Yahoo's new policy against working at home wouldn't work for me. What do engineers think?
EDA/IP weekly roundup – February 27th 2013
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Accellera, Agilent, ASSET, Blue Pearl, KLA-Tencor, Mentor, Multicore, Oasys, OneSpin, Symtavision and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Gigabit Ethernet MAC IP with audio video bridging
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Arasan Chip Systems has added AVB (Audio Video Bridging) to its Gigabit Ethernet MAC product family.
Audio engines combine with high-performance MEMS mics for feature-rich sound
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STMicroelectronics together with Soundchip, has introduced two High Definition Personal Audio (HD-PA) audio engines, STANC0 and STANC1, and an HD-PA microphone, the MP34AB01H, which enable the creation of feature-rich, software-controlled smart audio accessories.
36.5mm x 22mm buzzer outputs up to 94 dB for alarm equipment
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
The Sonitron Robust Application standard series (SRA) buzzers are 36.5mm diameter, 22mm deep units designed for automotive applications and process and alarm equipment, with a sound pressure level up to 94 dB.
Wolfson and Sensory demonstrate world's lowest-power speech recognition solution for mobile
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
Wolfson Microelectronics has worked with Sensory, a leader in speech technologies for consumer electronics to implement Sensory's TrulyHandsfree Voice Control and audio detect front-end on Wolfson’s latest ultra-low power platforms for mobile phone audio channel processing.
Let LTE and quad-core apps processor battle begin
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2/27/2013   Post a comment
As the Mobile World Congress raises its curtain next week, both Nvidia and Marvell are rushing to announce new smartphone ICs with the mobile industry’s two new “must-have features”: quad-core and LTE modem.
Android, FreeRTOS top EE Times' 2013 embedded survey
News & Analysis  
2/27/2013   15 comments
Android has become the most popular third-party operating system for embedded applications according to a survey of engineers – but as they become more familiar respondents may be starting to shy away from the OS for future projects.
Single chip wraps up display, audio, touch
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2/27/2013   5 comments
A fabless chip company known for its USB controller ICs is moving into human-machine interface control with an IC that wraps up display, audio and touch.
MEMS microphone shipments set to grow 30%
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Rapid uptake in cellphones, tablets, laptops and headsets expected to result in at least five straight years of double digit shipment growth.
The storage tipping point is upon us
Blog  
2/27/2013   10 comments
Keeping pace with the onslaught of Big Data requires a revolutionary approach to storage.
Freescale preps IoT attack with tiny MCU
Design How-To  
2/26/2013   16 comments
A 32-bit microcontroller smaller than a pin could soon be enhanced with a 2.4-GHz radio to provide a considerable part of a wireless sensor node.
Your body as wiring in a communications system
Blog  
2/26/2013   2 comments
Microchip Technology's blend of wireless and touch technologies uses the human body as wiring.
Advice to a young engineer
Blog  
2/26/2013   7 comments
Stability and security are the least important career drivers when young. Go for the wild and crazy.
Startup devises liquid metal batteries for the grid
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Liquid-based heavy-duty battery technology could form foundation of the next-generation electrical grid in which alternative energy will play a key role.
VHF, VHF, wherefore art thou VHF?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
2/26/2013   39 comments
I want a small box that can connect via WiFi to the Internet on one side and stream live television (in the form of a VHF signal) out of the other side.
The smart watch is already here
Blog  
2/26/2013   1 comment
Attention electronics industry and Apple iWatchers: Similar devices already exist and have been around for some time.
America's declared (and undeclared) cyberwar
Design How-To  
2/26/2013   1 comment
As the international cyberwar heats up, the U.S. government is attempting to protect national interests from network attacks and data theft
Packaged telematics to meet tough automotive requirements
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Telematics is becoming increasingly important for road transport and thus also in on-board automotive systems.
An introduction to piezo MEMS oscillators
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Piezoelectrically transduced pMEMS resonators have emerged as one of the strong candidates for replacing quartz technology for high-frequency, low phase noise reference applications. In this paper, IDT introduces the design principles and performance characteristics of pMEMS oscillators.
TI introduces breakthrough InstaSPIN-FOC motor control technology
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
Identify, tune and fully control your motor in less than 5 minutes and eliminate the need for a mechanical rotor sensor. Available on C2000 Piccolo MCUs today!
Firefox goes mobile, LG changes channels for WebOS
News & Analysis  
2/26/2013   9 comments
Mozilla shows off FireFox OS and its partnership with four OEMs and 18 carriers; LG Electronics changes channels for HP's WebOS.
Embedded systems next for hack attacks
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2/26/2013   4 comments
Developers of embedded systems were told they need to take a holistic approach to security by Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance, who provided the opening keynote at the Embedded World conference and exhibition.
SoC verification is growing up fast
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
Human beings progress through a predictable process of maturity with well understood characteristics for each age. What is striking to me is that all technologies seem to follow the same pattern…
Indian startup pledges to provide chips for tablets
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2/26/2013   10 comments
An Indian fabless chip company has announced plans to provide a family of processor SoCs for tablet computers in 2014 and plans to use proprietary architecture.
Micron to sell Italian chip fab
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2/26/2013   3 comments
German foundry LFoundry to buy 200-mm facility Avezzano, Italy, for an undisclosed amount.
Intel extends embedded support from Atom to Xeon
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2/26/2013   2 comments
Leading processor maker is extending its support for embedded software development with the launch of Intel System Studio, which is a bundle of tools, compilers and libraries.
MEMS sensor fusion simplified by toolkit
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Movea's SmartFusion Studio provides turnkey tools for rapid integration and deployment of MEMS applications including pedestrian navigation, gesture recognition and gaming.
Intel to make 14-nm FPGAs for Altera
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2/26/2013   39 comments
Intel will build FPGAs for Altera in its 14-nm FinFET process in a deal that turns up the heat on TSMC in foundry and Xilinx in high-end FPGAs.
Sequans gung-ho for LTE Broadcast
News & Analysis  
2/26/2013   3 comments
LTE Advanced enables operators to get into LTE Broadcast -- multicasting popular content simultaneously to multiple devices.
Toshiba samples 64-GB universal flash storage
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
The JEDEC-compliant interface handles essential writing block management, error correction and driver software.
OCZ unveils SSD with 20-nm flash
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2/26/2013   Post a comment
The 6 Gb/s SATA III-based MLC drive will come in 220-GB and 240-GB capacities.
Voltage-controlled MRAM: Status, challenges and prospects
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2/25/2013   1 comment
Magnetoelectric random access memory (MeRAM) devices may complement or eventually replace spin transfer torque to achieve improved memory capacities and lower cost per bit.
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