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Tabula's 22nm 2GHz ABAX2 3PLDs set 100G industry benchmarks
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3/26/2013   5 comments
Tabula sets new industry benchmarks with a suite of 100G programmable solutions based on the company’s ABAX2P series of 3PLD devices.
Embedded Vision Summit Sparks Design of Machines That See
Design How-To  
3/26/2013   2 comments
Colocated with DESIGN West in San Jose on April 25, the conference teaches engineers how to enhance apps with machine vision.
Apple-Samsung duopoly: Great for consumers, lousy for business
Blog  
3/26/2013   4 comments
The position now held by Apple and Samsung in smartphones is unprecedented even in an industry known for consolidating profits.
My MP3 player won't shut up
Engineering Investigations  
3/26/2013   13 comments
Thanks to some type of hardware/software glitch, my inexpensive MP3 player just won't shut down.
Windows 8 update foretells demise of desktop PC
News & Analysis  
3/26/2013   7 comments
A recent Windows Blue build is in the wild, sporting a more polished tablet experience. Does this spell retirement for traditional desktop computing?
Synopsys bullish despite rising chip complexity
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3/26/2013   2 comments
The chip industry is poised for growth whether transistors keep getting cheaper or not, argues Synopsys co-CEO Aart de Geus.
ZigBee chip works with Wi-Fi
Design How-To  
3/26/2013   1 comment
GreenPeak believes that ZigBee will become an essential third RF network in the smart home, alongside Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It has therefore produced a ZigBee transceiver optimized to work alongside Wi-Fi in set-top-box hubs.
3-D integration takes spotlight at ISPD
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3/26/2013   2 comments
Xilinx provides more details about its 3-D chip road map at the International Symposium on Physical Design.
Micronas, Synopsys team on automotive design
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IC supplier Micronas Semiconductor has standardized on Synopsys’ design and verification solutions for automotive applications.
Adafruit's Perma-Proto connection kits for Raspberry Pi prototypers
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
Adafruit’s Perma-Proto for Pi Breadboard PCB Kits are 100% compatible with Pi Cobbler.
Renesas drives eight-core 'big-little' into automotive
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3/26/2013   9 comments
Renesas has introduced the R-Car H2, an SoC with a 4.4 big-little processor configuration and 3-D graphics capabilities for high-end car infotainment systems.
GPUBoss makes it easier to find and compare the best GPUs
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New website helps you pick a graphics card using aggregated data and a visual UI.
STMicro makes MEMS Technology available for Prototyping through CMP
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
Initiative sets to advance new application developments in motion sensing.
London Calling: What's next for Mr. MEMS?
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3/26/2013   Post a comment
Steve Nasiri, founder and former CEO of fabless MEMS company InvenSense, left the company. What's his next move?
Xilinx extends solutions and support for Avionics apps
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DO-254 and DO-178 certifiable solutions, SEU mitigation and support allow avionics system designers to reduce certification burden and increase system reliability.
Tabula preps time-sliced FPGAs on FinFET process
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Programmable logic firm to support 100-Gbit per second Ethernet communications based on a forthcoming ABAX2 series of devices.
China fabless: RDA for sale at 'fair price'
News & Analysis  
3/26/2013   1 comment
Speculation has it that Spreadtrum is poised to acquire fabless chip company, but RDA may be looking for a better deal.
MEMS oscillators boost 10Gbit Ethernet
News & Analysis  
3/26/2013   1 comment
IDT harnesses unique MEMS piezoelectric materials to create oscillator with low-enough jitter to size, cost and bit-error reduce 10G bit-per-second Ethernet.
What do Bob Dylan, Woodstock, and Wavy Gravy have to do with Design West?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
3/25/2013   7 comments
Sometimes the way the world works leaves me gasping with astonishment and delight.
Slideshow: Nvidia Pictures Graphics Future
News & Analysis  
3/25/2013   7 comments
Stereo 3-D was one of many apps ranging from car infotainment to cloud clusters--and yes, gaming--at Nvidia's annual Graphics Technology Conference.
Fujitsu releases 1-Mb, 2-Mb FRAM
Product News  
3/25/2013   1 comment
Featuring an SPI serial interface, the products guarantee 10 trillion read/write cycles.
Smartphone app games energy savings
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3/25/2013   1 comment
Smartphone app brings gaming dimensions to energy awareness to reduce power consumption.
How to do on-shoring right
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
The objective is not to eliminate humans entirely from the manufacturing process.
Peregrine to license RF-SOI to Murata
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Fabless RF chip firm is licensing Murata to be a source of RF switches and other components for mobile wireless made using a silicon-on-sapphire manufacturing process.
How M2M, small data will revolutionize the car industry
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3/25/2013   1 comment
Vodafone explains the potential applications for M2M and the opportunities its adoption presents to automotive software and hardware engineers.
Cheap mixed-signal ASIC as easy as FPGA
Blog  
3/25/2013   1 comment
How will you make that complex analog/digital circuit in volume?
Dynamic partitioning speeds memory characterization
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Method delivers precise, comprehensive models for design, verification and analysis.
3D physical simulation tools provide superior FinFet predictability
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Fully depleted Silicon on Insulator (SOI) and multi-gate MOSFETs have demonstrated superior electrostatic integrity, tolerance to low channel doping and yet FinFET technologies appear to be the processes du jour for leading semiconductor device and foundry companies…
Graphics to drive TSMC's FinFET process
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3/25/2013   Post a comment
Processor IP licensor Imagination is teaming up with foundry TSMC to optimize 16-nm FinFET design flows for mobile performance using PowerVR GPUs.
Yoshida in China: Desperate for baseband, industrial and M&A
Blog  
3/25/2013   2 comments
China’s smartphone market is huge, but it can’t sustain so many China fabless offering similar multicore apps processors.
Android notebook's time may be close
Blog  
3/22/2013   7 comments
Google might score a coup de grace against Microsoft’s Windows with an Android notebook and stave off Mozilla with a Chrome OS handset.
Micron's sales rise but losses continue
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3/22/2013   11 comments
Memory maker's $286 million loss attributed, in part, to losses on currency hedging and the sale of a wafer fab in Italy.
CogniPower among the giants at APEC 2013
News & Analysis  
3/22/2013   2 comments
Small company with a clever concept called predictive energy balancing grabs attention from the big guys at Applied Power Electronics Conference.
SRC funds green chemistry hunt
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Program exploring alternatives to as part of the Engineering Research Center for Environmentally Benign Semiconductor Manufacturing.
BlackBerry 10 on sale in U.S.
Blog  
3/22/2013   7 comments
It's crunch time for Blackberry as its best hope for a comeback hits U.S. store shelves.
China to build standard OS around Ubuntu
Design How-To  
3/22/2013   14 comments
China has selected Ubuntu from Canonical to be the basis for standard operating systems for use in China.
What were they thinking: A clock
Engineering Investigations  
3/22/2013   18 comments
It is amazing what some people consider simple or complex. While time is not the most rational number system and decimal might be easier, this patent has another idea…
Plastic memory put to work in brand protection
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3/22/2013   Post a comment
Long-time developer of non-volatile memory made using organic materials has won an order for the use of its memory in electronic tags to deter the counterfeiting of branded consumer goods.
Toshiba operating system is designed to save power
Design How-To  
3/22/2013   1 comment
Japanese chip giant has presented details of a low-power operating system for applications in digital consumer and automotive electronics optimized for low power consumption.
Slideshow: Kickstarter Pebble Watch Teardown
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3/22/2013   11 comments
IFixit dissection reveals compact, low-power package with white e-paper and Bluetooth 4.
Development board provides eGaN driver to speed designs of high frequency switching power conversion systems
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
Efficient Power Conversion Corp. has introduced the EPC9010 development board to make it easier for engineers to start designing with a 100 V enhancement-mode gallium nitride field effect transistor.
Digital power controllers with PMBus interface targets highest density, energy efficient isolated power converters
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced an advanced digital power controller with PMBus interface targeting ultra-compact, high density isolated DC-to-DC Power Supply systems with parallel/redundant capability.
Microsemi designs flash memory for operation under extreme conditions
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
Microsemi has released high-temperature flash memory products that withstand environmental challenges of deeper oil and gas drilling.
Exclusive: SMIC's CEO makes utilization first focus
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3/21/2013   4 comments
SMIC CEO Tzu-Yin Chiu hopes to put to bed the industry’s image of the Chinese foundry as hip-deep in red ink and fighting TSMC in court.
Cypress unveils PSoC 4 for ARM Cortex-M0
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3/21/2013   5 comments
PSoC 4 device class will challenge proprietary 8-bit and 16-bit microcontrollers (MCUs), along with other 32-bit devices.
IPhone 5S likely evolutionary, not revolutionary
Blog  
3/21/2013   5 comments
Supply chain checks in Asia point to a third-quarter arrival of Apple's next iPhone.
GaAs device market grew in 2012
Design How-To  
3/21/2013   1 comment
GaAs market growth is expected for 2013 at a similar level to that achieved in 2012. Skyworks and WIN lead but CMOS threat looms, according to Strategy Analytics
Energy-efficient CUDA ARM development kit
Product News  
3/21/2013   1 comment
SECO unveils latest energy-efficient DevKit – powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3-based Qseven module.
M2M deal keeps tabs on cargo
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
Deutsche Telekom has signed a multimillion dollar deal with cargo monitoring service provider Arviem based on machine-to-machine communication over the cellular network.
QuickLogic's new ArcticLink III VX6 platform device
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3/21/2013   Post a comment
QuickLogic's ArcticLink III VX6 supports embedded and external displays from a single processor display output.
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