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China's suppliers moving up technology curve to solid-state
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
The relay market in China is beginning to scale up the technology curve as local and global suppliers bolster solid-state-relay (SSR) production to meet the switching needs of recovering communications and computer equipment manufacturers there.
Altera drives deeper into ASIC turf
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
Altera Corp. appears to be issuing its biggest challenge yet to ASIC manufacturers by enabling customers to convert the company's Stratix FPGAs into mask-programmed ASICs through its HardCopy program. Altera's move is intended to further highlight and take advantage of the cost and time-to-market differences between FPGAs and ASICs.
Seagate stages return of notebook drive
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
Seagate Technology LLC's return to the notebook hard-disk-drive (HDD) market is being welcomed by industry executives as a positive development that could help satisfy surging demand and cool overheated prices.
DRAM market to be little affected by Hynix duty
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
The decision last week by the U.S. Commerce Department to levy a 44.71% countervailing duty against DRAM imported into the United States by Hynix Semiconductor Inc. is expected to have minimal impact on the DRAM market at large, according to analysts.
Bluetooth Awaits its Fate Amidst Data Rate Debate
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
In the midst of a critical industry debate over the future evolution of the wireless technology, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group presented details of its soon-to-be-ratified Version 1.2 specification at Bluetooth World Congress in Amsterdam.
Developing Bluetooth Applications in Java: Part 1
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
The authors make the case for the Java programming language as the ideal choice for a standard API for Bluetooth. They also provide some of the main technical details that make up the JSR-82 spec.)
Sony Claims to have a 'Feel' for Bluetooth
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6/23/2003   Post a comment
The Bluetooth community is struggling to find a way to ensure that consumers can quickly set up Bluetooth connectivity that currently takes hours in some cases. The goal is to get Bluetooth-enabled devices up and running within five minutes of taking them out of the box. A Sony Corp. unit said it has the answer, but others said they remain skeptical
Product Focus: A/D Converters
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6/21/2003   Post a comment
Facing customer pressure to reduce board space requirements and improve performance, makers of analog-to-digital converters are integrating signal-conditioning functionality into their products in hopes of furthering both objectives. Analog Devices, Linear Technology, Maxim Integrated Products, National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments are among those offering A/Ds that tout signal quality, hand customers the ability to control signal parameters or both.
Relays begin climbing the technology curve in China
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6/20/2003   Post a comment
The relay market in China is beginning to scale up the technology curve as local and global suppliers bolster solid-state-relay production to meet the switching needs of recovering communications and computer equipment manufacturers there.
"Toned-Down" DAC Holds Few Surprises
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6/20/2003   Post a comment
The annual electronics design-tool Mecca known as the Design Automation Conference (DAC) took place the first week in June, accompanied by the collective finger crossing of EDA tool vendors and customers alike. Jim Lipman reviews the most important developments of the show.
Using 'empty space' for IC congestion relief
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
Up to half of a chip's die size may be "empty space." Tsu-Wei Ku, president and founder of Apex Designs, shows how you can propagate empty space to alleviate congestion and reduce die size.
Sticklike Pen Phone Rewrites the Rules
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
The P5 Pen Phone is a novel GSM handset introduced in China by Haier Group. David Carey looks under the hood.
ADI Boosts DSP Performance
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
The new generation of TigerSHARC processors is said to have the industry's highest performance per dollar, per watt or per square inch of board space.
Battle Brewing Between Rival Flash Architectures
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
The cell phone is becoming a potential battleground for suppliers of flash memory ICs, as a band of NAND flash manufacturers gears up to raid what has long been a market stronghold of NOR vendors.<
IP Cores Crowd SoCs
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
The growing trend toward putting several processor cores on the same chip is enabled by the expanded transistor budgets of 0.18-and 0.13-micron processes. Fueling this drive is the attractiveness of using standard, already-validated processor intellectual property (IP) and easily alterable software in place of application-specific hardware. The trend can be spotted in a number of technical papers to be delivered at this week's Embedded Processor Forum in San Jose.
CRT TVs well positioned to fend off LCD, other competitors in large-screen market
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
Suppliers of flat-panel and projection displays in the large-screen-TV (over 30in.) market believe they can dislodge the ubiquitous CRT. They are spending billions to upgrade or build new plants to produce the large panels and display electronics for flat-screen or projection TVs they say provide better viewing than CRTs.
Regulator, contoller ICs extend comms
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
National Semiconductor Corp. has designed its LM5000 high-input-voltage regulator and LM5030 current-mode PWM controller in analog bipolar CMOS DMOS (ABCD) technology for next-generation communications system requirements.
TCAMs Emerge as Viable Replacement to Trie Lookups
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6/19/2003   Post a comment
TCAM architectures have evolved to a point where they provide the density, power and cost required to for performing lookup table operations in high-speed networking architectures.
How "digital" is your Digital Still Camera?
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6/18/2003   Post a comment
There's a ton of analog in the so-called "digital" camera. The image capture front end, optical control, and power management sections are all analog, writes Portelligent's David Carey is this exclusive teardown report for the June issue of Planet Analog magazine. But except for the analog image processor, the ICs suppliers for the Olympus C50 are not the usual suspects.
Finding the Right Processing Architecture for AES Encryption
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6/18/2003   Post a comment
AES is a processing-intensive algorithm that requires tons of MIPS on processor architectures. Here's a look at how general-purpose processors, vector processors, and DSPs stack up at handling this encryption algorithm.
Reverse Media Independent Interface (RevMII) Block Architecture
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6/18/2003   1 comment
This article describes a design of a simple digital device able to connect two Ethernet MACs with configurable point-to-point link (Reverse MII Interface block). This link is proposed to be a simple and low-cost alternative to using Ethernet PHY in the system. The block might be used either inside an ASIC or on the system board (FPGA). The device described emulates two Ethernet PHY-level blocks connected together and is completely transparent to Ethernet MACs.
NEC Introduces 90 nm ISSP Devices
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6/18/2003   Post a comment
The structured ASIC concept seems to be catching on. In addition to this announcement from NEC, Faraday has announced that it will be offering a line of structured ASICs, IBM has announced a new 0.13 µm, "semi-custom" ASIC offering that it says will compete against the structured ASIC products, and Magma Design Automation has acquired Aplus Design, an FPGA synthesis company. Magma, an EDA company, intends to use this acquisition to pursue structured ASIC design opportunities, an area alrea
MathStar Reveals FPOA Architecture
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6/18/2003   Post a comment
MathStar, with about 40 employees, was founded in 1997 as a DSP chip developer. It went through a number of product iterations and mergers before arriving at its current FPOA (Field-Programmable Object Arrays) concept.
Where Did All This Noise Come From?
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6/17/2003   Post a comment
Remember when 3nV/sq-rt Hz was a to-die-for spec? Bill Klein is back with a new installment of his popular I took a call last week column. This one looks at the tradeoffs between op amp noise and current consumption. You dont get low noise without taking a hit on current. Some math (just a little bit) explains why.
Advanced DSP supports home theater and surround-sound audio - Part 2
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6/17/2003   Post a comment
All home theater systems, from the most exotic to the most inexpensive, depend on some form of digital signal processing to increase fidelity, expand the number of audio channels, and enhance the "you-are-there" experience of DVD movies and audio. Some of these processing tasks involve front-end detection; others involve post-processing after the channels have been separated. Analog Devices' engineers explain some of the decoding algorithms the processor must handle.
Advanced DSP supports home theater and surround-sound audio - Part 1
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6/17/2003   Post a comment
All home theater systems, from the most exotic to the most inexpensive, depend on some form of digital signal processing to increase fidelity, expand the number of audio channels, and enhance the "you-are-there" experience of DVD movies and audio. Some of these processing tasks involve front-end detection; others involve post-processing after the channels have been separated. Analog Devices' engineers explain some of the decoding algorithms the processor must handle.
U.S. Commerce Department upholds heavy tariff against Hynix DRAM
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6/17/2003   Post a comment
The Commerce Department Tuesday announced in a final ruling that it has imposed a 44.71% countervailing duty on DRAMs imported into the United States by Hynix Semiconductor Inc. because of what it said were illegal subsidies granted to the chipmaker by the Korean government.
Taking an Irregular Approach to Expression Matching
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6/17/2003   Post a comment
Designers can improve content classification throughput by combining traditional procedural methods with non-procedural models using 4G languages.
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