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Samsung announces quad-core Exynos processor
Point-Counterpoint  
4/26/2012   13 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has announced that it is manufacturing a quad-core application processor for smartphones and tablet computers built on a 32-nm CMOS manufacturing process with high-k metal gate transistor stack.
Silicon Designs' model 2266 high-precision accelerometer
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4/26/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Designs' model 2266 high-precision accelerometer come with a simple four-wire snap-in removable connector, designed to allow users the added ability to exchange, move, reposition, and replace accelerometers within a given test setup.
Melexis LX92221 and MLX92241 Hall Effect sensors
Product News  
4/26/2012   Post a comment
Melexis' latest Hall Effect sensors are designed for stringent automotive applications requirements.
Molex Inc. has expanded its innovative Brad Micro-Change M12 circular hybrid technology connector system
Product News  
4/26/2012   1 comment
Combining power and data lines into one connector, Molex's latest Brad Micro-Change CHT Connector System reduces cabling requirements and lowers installation time and associated costs.
GlobalFoundries installs gear for 20-nm TSVs
News & Analysis  
4/26/2012   5 comments
GlobalFoundries is installing gear to make through-silicon vias at 20 and 28 nm in its New York fab, hoping to take production orders in the second half of 2013.
GE's new PCIe packet processor delivers low latency, high throughput, long life
Product News  
4/26/2012   Post a comment
The WANic 66512 PCI Express Packet Processor from GE targets the High Frequency Trading (HFT) market. It leverages Cavium’s 10-core 1.5GHz OCTEON II processor to deliver very low latency and very high throughput to a broad range of applications.
Neul launches white-space smart metering in Cambridge
News & Analysis  
4/26/2012   8 comments
Neul, a startup company pioneering the use of white space radio, has set up a city-wide network in Cambridge, England, to demonstrate smart meter reading and other applications.
Automotive-electronics documentation and service software tools cut cost—and improve brand image
Design How-To  
4/26/2012   2 comments
Compared against the development of visionary new automotive electronic systems, such as intelligent highways and driverless cars, documenting designs and repairing faulty vehicles seems unglamorous. But in fact, documentation of vehicle electrical systems is a slow, costly and error-prone task; and speeding fault rectification saves money, reduces commercial vehicle downtime, and enhances brand image in the eyes of the customer.
LSI, Xilinx, Cadence beat estimates
News & Analysis  
4/26/2012   2 comments
Chip vendors LSI and Xilinx and design automation software provider Cadence Design Systems reported quarterly results that exceeded analysts' expectations and offered guidance that was also better than expected.
Nvidia, BGI partner on cloud DNA sequencing service
News & Analysis  
4/26/2012   3 comments
BGI, the world’s largest genomics institute announced on Wednesday it would launch a new cloud-based service for researchers to do next-generation sequencing bioinformatics analysis cheaply within the cloud.
Tech that stole the show at Coachella
Social Mania  
4/25/2012   5 comments
Coachella music festival may be the premiere place to see great live acts, but there were more than just living legends roaming the Empire Polo Grounds at this year’s event.
Improve real-time-control system performance by 5x with these MCUs from TI
Product News  
4/25/2012   2 comments
New C compiler, motor control software library, and system examples expand access to integrated floating-point CLA co-processor for innovative, custom motor control designs.
Picoprojectors: the road back to the past, or enabling new paths?
Engineering Pop Culture!  
4/25/2012   3 comments
I'm having a "back to the future" sense here, but the reality will likely be quite different
Intersil's chip set enables Micron Tech LCOS display
News & Analysis  
4/25/2012   4 comments
Intersil's mixed signal chip set targets novel pico-projector applications with a reference design using Micron Technology's liquid crystal on silicon display.
IHS boosts 2012 chip market forecast
News & Analysis  
4/25/2012   4 comments
Strong demand for smartphones and media tablets spurred IHS iSuppli to increase its 2012 chip sales forecast.
Energy Micro unveils *giant* starter kits
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4/25/2012   Post a comment
ARM Cortex-M3 EFM32 Leopard Gecko and Giant Gecko in full volume production for memory-hungry and energy-efficient applications
MPSOC'12 advanced registration open until May 11th
News & Analysis  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
MPSoC'12 will be held on July 9-13, 2012 at Chateau Montebello Québec, Canada
Standards effort seeks to put a charge in EV deployment
News & Analysis  
4/25/2012   9 comments
The American National Standards Institute is driving an effort to develop technical specs for electric vehicle technology and related efforts like battery development and an interoperable charging infrastructure.
Agilent PC software analyzes scope captures
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
The application supports a variety of popular waveform formats.
CISC's test system checks RFID tag performance
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
The unit comes with measurement software and a reference tag for self-calibration.
Seeing is believing, but vision isn't video
Blog  
4/25/2012   6 comments
The son of Shooter in the film, "Hoosiers," said to Gene Hackman, "Coach, I'm not seeing it." I know how the kid felt. I've always had the same problem distinguishing —in technology terms — between "vision" and "video."
Emulation market growing. Mentor ups the ante.
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
The emulation market is growing and Mentor wants a bigger piece of the pie. It hopes the new Crystal2 chip will do just that along with VirtuaLAB…
Efficient amplification for real-world audio
Design How-To  
4/25/2012   3 comments
Amplifier topologies are claiming 90%+ efficiencies, however this is delivered only at full output power - quiescent power consumption is anything but efficient. Here we examine how to cut both quiescent and variable losses to create a truly efficient audio amplifier IC.
Power 107: Power Delivery Networks
Blog  
4/25/2012   1 comment
Optimizing power in a chip is one thing, but you still have to get power to where power is needed and that is the difficult job of the power delivery network…
Holt’s HI-4850 transceiver complies with RTCA/DO-160G
Product News  
4/25/2012   2 comments
Holt Integrated Circuits said its RS-485 transceiver family, HI-4850, now complies with lightning and EMI requirements of RTCA/DO-160G
2012 will be the year of power, again
Design How-To  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
It is up to the tool vendors to find ways to allow design teams to consistently improve quality of results (QoR) in multiple dimensions, including power…
Synopsys extends HAPS FPGA-based debug visibility by 100X
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
New HAPS Deep Trace Debug dramatically increases signal tracing capacity in FPGA-based prototypes
Second generation for FPGA software
Product News  
4/25/2012   7 comments
Today, Xilinx is launching their Vivado Design Suite, heralding the second generation of tools for programmable systems…
GE Energy delivers industry-first 300W eighth brick bus converter
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
This digital bus converter from GE Energy reduces power loss and lowers cooling requirements with up to 95 percent energy efficiency rating for circuit board power applications.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – Apr 25th
Blog  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
Symtavision, I love DAC, Mentor, ResearchandMarkets, Renesas, Si2, IPextreme and Synopsys made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Microchip Technology MCP3911 energy-measurement analog front end
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
Microchip's next-generation AFE features two 24-bit, delta-sigma ADCs that operate at 3V with industry-leading accuracy of 94.5 dB SINAD and 106.5 dB THD.
Book Review: The Reapers are the Angels by Alden Bell
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
4/25/2012   2 comments
This is like no other Zombie book I ever read.The ending was completely unexpected and left me gasping.
ProTek SM3KWxxA and SM5KWxxA series TVS diodes
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
ProTek Devices' transient voltage suppressor diode modules are aimed at automotive, wireless base stations, Ethernet, industrial and other applications.
Hybrid and module technology for high-reliability applications
Design How-To  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
Commercial-Off-The-Shelf modules are increasingly becoming a technology of choice for the military and aerospace industry.
Mentor's next-gen emulator promises more performance, capacity
Product News  
4/25/2012   1 comment
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of its next-generation hardware emulation system, Veloce2, promising twice the performance, twice the capacity and four times productivity gain in the same footprint and power consumption as its predecessor.
Grudge match: MacBook versus iPad
Semi Conscious  
4/25/2012   14 comments
After another stellar Apple report card, analysts pressed Tim Cook on convergence between the PC and tablet markets.
Broadcom aims to spread 100-Gbit Ethernet with single-chip solution
Product News  
4/25/2012   7 comments
Broadcom announced its fourth-generation Ethernet network processor, which it claims is the industry's first chip to use massive parallelism by virtue of its 64 packet-processing cores running at one gigahertz. Providing full-duplex 100Gbit per second performance, it can also be configured to provide a dozen 10-Gbit channels.
Class-D amplifier device reduces distortion and prevents early phone software shutdown
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor has developed the FAB3103 2.3 watt class-D audio amplifier with integrated boost regulator and battery AGC which is suitable for use in mobile handsets, smart phones, and tablets, as well as portable media players.
Multi-chip MEMS microphone delivers 63dB SNR acoustic performance in a 2.5x3.35x1.0mm footprint
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
Akustica has added a new analog MEMS microphone to its portfolio with the AKU340, a high-performance analog microphone that uses established surface-micromachining MEMS technology developed by Bosch.
DSP-based AM/FM one-chip tuner drives car entertainment innovations
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has made a new addition to its highly successful family of RFCMOS-based one-chip car radio solutions.
Flexible op amp design tool slashes product development time
Product News  
4/25/2012   Post a comment
Intersil has launched a highly flexible op amp design tool that it says will help slash the development time of new embedded products.
LeCroy regains oscilloscope bandwidth lead
Product News  
4/24/2012   1 comment
At 65 GHz, the Labmaster 10Zi is the world's highest-bandwidth oscilloscope
Xilinx unveils Vivado Design Suite for the next decade of ‘All-Programmable’ devices
Product News  
4/24/2012   9 comments
This IP and system-centric tool suite is built from the ground up to accelerate programmable systems integration and implementation by up to 4X.
Nvidia to unveil double Kepler GPU card?
Blog  
4/24/2012   1 comment
Nvidia will be launching a new high-end GPU at the GeForce LAN / NVIDIA Gaming Festival (NGF) 2012 in Shanghai on April 28.
Cray sells interconnect hardware unit to Intel
News & Analysis  
4/24/2012   9 comments
Supercomputer maker Cray Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to sell its interconnect hardware development program and related intellectual property to Intel Corp. for $140 million in cash.
Apple expects quarterly sales decline
News & Analysis  
4/24/2012   18 comments
Apple delivered quarterly sales and profit above consensus analysts' expectations, but said it expects sales to fall further than expected in the current quarter.
DCD's D16950 UART core for FPGAs and ASICs/SoCs
Product News  
4/24/2012   Post a comment
All in one UART core with IRDA onboard is one of the most advanced and flexible UART cores available.
Getting test-ready for 802.11ac
Design How-To  
4/24/2012   2 comments
From a manufacturing test perspective, the evolution of WLAN standards is something that must be understood and planned for ahead of time.
What's the best (and worst) name for a politician?
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
4/24/2012   28 comments
My mind is currently spinning along thinking up good names for politicians, like...
GainSpan Wi-Fi reference design code for TI MSP430
Product News  
4/24/2012   Post a comment
Reference design offers easy Wi-Fi connectivity and access to extended capabilities; designers can take advantage of networking features not readily available on the market.
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