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Put 400G Ethernet on the Fast Track
Blog  
6/30/2013   4 comments
A new standard is being developed that addresses growing backhaul bandwidth concerns. Let's hope it gets done quickly.
Wearable Computing: Let's Get It On
Blog  
6/28/2013   28 comments
Today's smartphones will lead to a generation of wearables, but developers, including those behind Google's Project Glass, face plenty of challenges first.
ST preps ST75MM smart meter chip supporting METERS AND MORE spec
Product News  
6/27/2013   4 comments
ST’s SoC with turn-key hardware supporting METERS AND MORE open communication standard enables broad smart-meter deployment.
Pursue innovation, reject novelty
Blog  
6/27/2013   1 comment
A well-defined line between innovation that's useful and innovation that's a trendy novelty could reduce operational risks and supply chain challenges.
IP integration: what standards do we need?
Blog  
6/27/2013   4 comments
IP integration is becoming a very important and difficult issue. What needs to happen to make this easier? Are we developing the right standards?
Semtech's SX1272 RFIC drives IoT, M2M deployments
Product News  
6/27/2013   3 comments
With a range of up to 15km, Semtech's SX1272 RFIC enables metering, control and sensor applications.
Apple dealt setback in Samsung lawsuit
Blog  
6/27/2013   1 comment
Judge says Apple can't add the Galaxy S4 to its existing patent suit against foe Samsung.
Phase Matrix frequency synthesizer gets small
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
Compact unit leverages phase-refining technology to deliver low phase noise and fast frequency switching.
Vishay releases the single-channel TCPT1350X01 and dual-channel TCUT1350X01 optical sensors
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
For harsh environments, Vishay’s AEC-Q101-qualified devices offer a -40 °C to +125 °C operating temperature range.
Where is the minimally-invasive electrical equipment?
Blog  
6/27/2013   11 comments
Domestic electrical and electronics equipment present an opportunity to create minimally-invasive "magical" solutions to human needs.
Microchip Technology's MCP2561/2 series of transceivers
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6/27/2013   Post a comment
The MCP2561/2 series of transceivers meets the stringent EMC requirements of global automotive OEMs.
Kit tests microcontroller software for safety
News & Analysis  
6/27/2013   5 comments
A software kit from Texas Instruments can be used to demonstrate that compiled software for Cortex-R series microcontrollers meets functional safety standards such as IEC 61508 and ISO 26262.
UMC's FinFET process achieves test chip tape out
Design How-To  
6/27/2013   4 comments
Foundry and design support vendor Synopsys collaborate on tape out of qualification vehicle for the 14-nm FinFET process.
Active driver assistance on every car
News & Analysis  
6/26/2013   7 comments
Freescale radar chip set promises to reduce the cost and bulk of active radar systems for all models of vehicle thus meeting emerging mandates for advanced driver assistance systems.
Manufacturing trends revolutionize procurement
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6/26/2013   Post a comment
If the experts are right, supply chain professionals should brace themselves for substantial changes in their jobs.
3 Windows 8 questions for Microsoft Build
News & Analysis  
6/26/2013   3 comments
Microsoft has a chance to regain control of the Windows 8 narrative at Build conference. But can the company execute where it has stumbled before?
Silicon Labs integrates oscillator on standard CMOS chip
News & Analysis  
6/26/2013   6 comments
World's first single-chip MEMS oscillator marries the scalability and economy of CMOS to the reliability and stability of MEMS.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – June 26th 2013
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6/26/2013   Post a comment
Accellera, Agilent, Cadence, Gartner, MathWorks, Mentor, Synopsys, Tektronix, UltraSoC, UMC and Verifyter AB made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Buyer behavior being driven by 'anywhere, anytime computing'
Blog  
6/26/2013   6 comments
Gartner is now forecasting that shipments of traditional PCs will decline by a double digit percentage as consumers increasingly opt for tablets.
Slideshow: PCIe takes on mobile, Thunderbolt, more
News & Analysis  
6/26/2013   3 comments
PCI Express Gen 3 will ride the MIPI M-PHY in tablets and smartphones thanks to one of several new specs from the PCI SIG.
Active driver assistance on every car
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6/26/2013   Post a comment
Freescale radar chip set promises to reduce the cost and bulk of active radar systems for all models of vehicle thus meeting emerging mandates for vehicle safety.
LG to invest in Active-Semi, power technology developer
Design How-To  
6/25/2013   2 comments
Active-Semi has gotten investment help, in an undisclosed amount, from LG Electronics Inc. The company hopes it will open the door for its power management chips to go inside the next-generation mobile devices in Asia.
TI targets Internet of Things set-up
News & Analysis  
6/25/2013   2 comments
Texas Instruments rolled out new hardware and software to help simplify the process of connecting devices to the Internet of Things.
TI makes analog easier – new library of precision designs
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6/25/2013   Post a comment
Library of reference, verified, and CerTIfied designs helps engineers quickly evaluate and customize their systems.
GPS-Driven, FPGA-Decoded Nixie Tube Speedometer
Blog  
6/25/2013   11 comments
I just saw the first video of the GPS-Driven, FPGA-Decoded Nixie Tube Speedometer created by Luke Miller; the end result is beautiful to behold.
RoboCup is about to kick off in Eindhoven and Mathworks will be there
Blog  
6/25/2013   1 comment
What has soccer/football got to do with EDA? When it is played by autonomous robots, it is all about design in this student competition…
IBM, Oracle battle over big iron at Hot Chips
News & Analysis  
6/25/2013   8 comments
IBM’s Power 8 will go up against Oracle’s M6 and Bixby chips in a battle of next-gen server processors at the event in August.
Memory scaling: A systems architecture perspective
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
Scaling approaches include cooperation across multiple levels of the computing stack, including software, microarchitecture, and devices.
STMicro signs memory design agreement with Rambus
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   1 comment
Multifaceted agreement expands existing licenses between the two companies and settles all outstanding claims.
DRAM market consolidates, gains in stability
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
Production is expected to decline by 24% to 13 million this year, according to IHS.
Semiconductor industry strengths and weaknesses in the Asia Pacific region
Blog  
6/24/2013   1 comment
The question for Japan’s semiconductor industry is how to regain its competitiveness given the new international competitive environment…
By the light of the silvery (super) moon
Blog  
6/24/2013   7 comments
In the wee hours of the night, under the light of the so-called "super moon", the were birds singing their merry songs…
Microsoft Build: 7 things to expect
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
From Windows 8.1 developments to a possible Surface Mini, the Microsoft Build conference promises fireworks.
Graphene nanotubes: the latest advancement in lithium-ion batteries
Blog  
6/24/2013   2 comments
The use of graphene seems to be emerging as one of the ways forward for new lithium-ion battery designs.
Cambridge Calling: The rise of the ARM clones
Blog  
6/24/2013   11 comments
ARM appears to be tolerating a number of freely available processor core clones, as long as they are based on older versions of the ARM architecture.
Tuning phase-change memory for low-power applications
Design How-To  
6/24/2013   1 comment
Advances in phase-change memory materials cut programming current levels.
Semico has some eye popping numbers
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
Semico Research Corp has been looking into the rising costs associated with new process nodes and the numbers don’t look pretty…
ISS and architectural exploration
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6/24/2013   Post a comment
Is the Instruction Set Simulator the best choice for architecture exploration? This article proposes another method for software emulation…
Altair attacks Qualcomm, Wi-Fi with low-cost LTE
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   9 comments
Former WiMax chip designer Altair aims to undercut Qualcomm with LTE modules that rival the cost of Wi-Fi in mobile and IoT devices.
Intel joins A4WP wireless charging group
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   4 comments
Intel joins Qualcomm- and Samsung-backed A4WP consortium and gets a seat on the board of directors.
TSMC signs up Apple for three-year FinFET deal
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   15 comments
TSMC will begin supplying Apple with A-series processors within a matter of days, according to a local report
Chinese state firm offers $1.38 billion for Spreadtrum
News & Analysis  
6/24/2013   6 comments
Booming Spreadtrum attracts purchase offer from Chinese state-owned holding company based at Tsinghua University in Beijing.
FAA reconsiders gadget rules on airplanes
Blog  
6/21/2013   10 comments
FAA prepares to relax the rules about electronic device use on planes. But don't expect to be able to make phone calls.
Lenovo's on a hot streak
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6/21/2013   Post a comment
A Lenovo-NEC smartphone joint venture would build on the companies' existing PC relationships.
IMEC helps scale NAND flash below 20-nm
News & Analysis  
6/21/2013   5 comments
IMEC has produced a multilayer inter-gate dielectric that opens up operational voltage windows for planar NAND flash memory structures below 20-nm.
Is small always sexy
Blog  
6/21/2013   1 comment
Silicon Frontline is going for the big devices in its power analysis tool...
Happy Summer Solstice
Blog  
6/21/2013   12 comments
Good grief – it's that time of the year again – June 21 is the longest day (and shortest night) of the year...
What were they thinking: F for parking
Blog  
6/21/2013   5 comments
Parking should not be difficult, unless of course you are misdirected...
Chip inventory moves point to second-half growth
News & Analysis  
6/21/2013   3 comments
Semiconductor inventory falls in Q1 as outlook for electronics demand rises, says market analysis firm.
Qualcomm plugs wireless charging into cars, desks
News & Analysis  
6/21/2013   19 comments
Qualcomm licensed Gill to sell its wireless charging technology based on the A4WP spec into products for cars and office equipment.
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