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Sonics and ARM craft agreement
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
ARM has taken a license to the Sonics interconnect patent portfolio and they will work together on power management...
Avago buys Javelin Semi
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Firm says acquisition of 3G CMOS PA developer will form foundation of its RF CMOS design and development for its wireless semiconductor division.
STMicro adds new MCU to STM32F4 Series
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4/30/2013   1 comment
The STM32F401 is the entry-level MCU in STMicro’s high-performance STM32F4 series featuring the ARM Cortex-M4 32-bit/DSP core.
Researchers harvest energy from planes
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Team of Viennese devices method for powering sensors attached to a plane’s fuselage that can be used to collect data on the plane's structural health.
BlackBerry CEO says tablets have no future
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4/30/2013   8 comments
Thorsten Heins says he doesn't think anyone will still be using tablets five years from now.
PhD student monitors patients with Parkinson's Disease
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4/30/2013   1 comment
I just heard about a really interesting project being undertaken by Georgia Tech PhD student Teresa Sanders.
Atmel introduces ultra-low-power single-chip touch controller for screens up to 15.6”
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Next-generation maXTouch T series brings high-performance adaptive architecture and intuitive user interface solutions including maXStylus and maXFusion.
Microchip expands LIN 2.1/ SAE J2602-2 portfolio
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4/30/2013   2 comments
Flexible LIN portfolio complies with global automotive standards; combines eXtreme low power consumption, high robustness, reliability, and integration.
Arista packs 96 100G ports on switch
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4/30/2013   1 comment
Arista Networks tapped Broadcom chips to create a 96-port 100G switch while HP claimed a lead in software-defined networks in the run up to next week’s Interop.
Tight 32-Gb NAND flash supply pumps up prices
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Chasing mobile high-density NAND flash leaves an underserved market in low-end devices.
Can surface-mount SSDs replace high-density NOR flash?
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4/30/2013   3 comments
Using traditional PC architectures can give a new twist to embedded system design and the need for non-volatile memory.
Book excerpt: Agilent’s LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless, part 2
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Use over-the-air testing to improve performance of SISO and MIMO devices.
Tracking down interference in complex RF environments
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4/30/2013   4 comments
Agilent system engineers report how the use of "gapless capture" allows the continuous measurement of data over long durations to ensure the capture of RF events.
Making roads safer with vehicle video recorders
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4/30/2013   3 comments
Digital video recorders have been designed to cope with unpredictable drivers and drivers’ misinterpretation of traffic rules. TI's Anshuma Saxena discusses car DVR technology advances to meet the need for improved video quality and the wider acceptance of full HD content.
Spansion buys Fujitsu's MCU, analog business
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4/30/2013   25 comments
Previously a memory-only company Spansion is leaping into the supply of microcontroller system-chips by acquiring Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU and analog business.
Spansion buys Fujitsu's MCU, analog business
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4/30/2013   25 comments
Previously a memory-only company Spansion is leaping into the supply of microcontroller system-chips by acquiring Fujitsu Semiconductor's MCU and analog business.
MCU market turns to 32-bits and ARM
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4/30/2013   15 comments
The MCU market will return to sustained growth over the next five years after a difficult 2012, according to market analyst. Increasing adoption of ARM will accompany a gradual move to 32-bits as price erosion continues.
China became biggest PC market in 2012
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4/30/2013   5 comments
Unique market conditions and massive population propelled China's PC shipments past the U.S. for the first time, according to IHS.
Smart meter spec for IP rolls out
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4/30/2013   Post a comment
Long-awaited spec is now available for an IP-based network for smart meters and home area running HomePlug, Wi-Fi or Zigbee protocols.
Slideshow: Inside McLaren's Formula 1 Racing Tech Center
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4/30/2013   7 comments
A peek inside the McLaren Group's technology center, which is home to the Vodafone McLaren Formula One team and McLaren Automotive.
AMD to support shared-memory spec this year
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4/30/2013   1 comment
The AMD-led HSA Foundation has described its uniform memory access technology expected to be released and supported in an AMD chip later this year.
IP and Ethernet in motor vehicles
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4/29/2013   1 comment
The Internet Protocol and Ethernet represent a new network technology for motor vehicles, and new challenges to automotive OEMs, suppliers and development tool producers. Nonetheless, many of the issues can already be solved.
Video: Propeller Beanies Mesh via Wireless Network
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4/29/2013   3 comments
One of the highlights of DESIGN West--CapNet project --the world's first wireless mesh network to be deployed in propeller beanies.
Video: Propeller beanies put Design West in a spin
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
4/29/2013   2 comments
People were clamoring to attend the free training sessions so as to receive their own wireless mesh networked propeller beanie.
Intel rapidly gaining market share in tablets
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4/29/2013   27 comments
Windows 8 tablets did surprisingly well in the first quarter, boosting Intel's share of the market from practically zero to around 7 percent.
Slideshow: 5 Apple iPad 5 Wishes
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4/29/2013   2 comments
Will Apple's 5th-generation iPad be a bore or have innovations galore? We'd like to see five rumors come true.
Active antennas invade next-gen smartphones
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OEMs trying to span more spectrum bands and ultimately boost coverage, battery life and data rates.
CEO Sanghi bets Microchip's future on power, connectivity
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4/29/2013   5 comments
Firm to extend XLP low-power range of MCUs to 32-bit and is likely to continue moving towards greater systems knowledge through acquisition.
Book excerpt: Signal Integrity Issues and Printed Circuit Board Design
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4/29/2013   Post a comment
The primary subject of this book is Signal Integrity and the book starts at the very beginning with introductory text about components and physics...
Electromagnetic Interference (EMI)
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4/29/2013   2 comments
This is the first half of a book chapter written by Douglas Brooks that explores the subject of Electromagnetic Interference...
Infineon goes to GloFo for embedded flash
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To maintain its position in automotive and security Infineon is turning to Globalfoundries to provide its MCUs with embedded flash at 40-nm.
How small vendors compete in analog IC market
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4/29/2013   13 comments
A case study of two AFE ICs confirms a significant potential for small IC vendors.
TSMC races up MEMS foundry ranking
News & Analysis  
4/27/2013   1 comment
ST still leads the MEMS foundry business but TSMC nearly doubled its MEMS sales in 2012, moving the world's largest logic foundry into third place as a MEMS foundry, according to Yole's annual sector ranking.
DESIGN West: Robots study for butler role
News & Analysis  
4/26/2013   1 comment
The robotic butler or surgeon is still years away, but the bots are learning faster according to an artificial intelligence researcher.
Boston bombings likely to boost video surveillance gear sales
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4/26/2013   13 comments
If history is any measure, the tragic attack in Boston will spur increase in spending on security and surveillance.
CEO says Freescale on right track
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4/26/2013   4 comments
Gregg Lowe--now 10 months into his tenure as Freescale CEO--is excited by the morale and engagement of Freescale's employees.
Teardown: Samsung Galaxy S4
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4/26/2013   17 comments
TechInsights examines the innards of Samsung's latest and greatest smartphone.
Cyber security solutions underused
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4/26/2013   7 comments
Hackers keep succeeding with the same old tricks for which everybody knows the solution -- namely multifactor authentication -- but users just continue to make the same mistakes over and over again.
Smart switch tracks mobile and cloud access
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4/26/2013   Post a comment
Vitesse's Service Aware Architecture (ViSAA) for its Carrier Ethernet Switch chips provides hardware-based tracking of mobile access and cloud services usage for billing purposes.
What were they thinking: Drink your dinner leftovers
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4/26/2013   10 comments
What to do with the dinner leftovers? Well, with this patent you may be able to turn them into a healthy drink...
Spreadtrum sacks CTO
News & Analysis  
4/26/2013   3 comments
The sudden firing of Qiuzhen Zou, Spreadtrum's chief technology officer, hints at internal turmoil within the Chinese fabless chip firm. What’s the story behind Spreadtrum’s sudden sack of its CTO?
Semico looks into the medical world
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4/25/2013   2 comments
Semico has a new research report that looks into the healthcare industry...
Qualcomm's profit hurt by competition from China
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4/25/2013   8 comments
Fabless chip giant raises sales target after another strong quarter, but profit declines.
Yoshida in China: SMIC rides on China fabless growth
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4/25/2013   4 comments
SMIC's five consecutive quarters of revenue growth paint a picture of a new SMIC.
DESIGN West: Mentor Sourcery conjures virtual prototypes
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics integrates support for Vista Virtual Prototypes with Veloce emulation in latest Sourcery CodeBench Virtual Edition.
iPad loses share to Android, Windows tablets
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4/25/2013   4 comments
Tablets running software from Google and Microsoft continue to steal market share from Apple's tablet.
DARPA refocuses amid terror, funding shifts
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4/25/2013   1 comment
Finding an alternative to GPS is one of DARPA’s goals as it comes to grips with terrorism, a decline in funding and a rise in consumer technology.
Fairchild Semiconductor FAN3180 gate driver
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
Fairchild Semiconductor’s low-side gate driver incorporates a 3.3-V LDO regulator in 5-lead SOT 23 package.
Microchip brings PIC16F527 and PIC16F570 integrated op amps to 8-bit PIC MCUs
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
New MCUs feature on-chip op amps, high-speed comparators, and ADC for general-purpose, signal conditioning and sensing applications.
NKK adds brushed chrome to YB2 Series IP65-rated pushbuttons
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4/25/2013   Post a comment
NKK Switches has updated its YB2 Series of tamperproof pushbuttons with a brushed chrome cap and bezel option for non-illuminated models.
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