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Qualcomm responds to low-end smartphone threat
News & Analysis  
6/21/2013   6 comments
Chip vendor provides 28-nm upgrade and reference designs for Snapdragon 200 range; tries to prevent flow of design wins to competition in China and emerging markets.
Flexible image sensors printed on plastic
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   2 comments
Two firms have created what they tout as a first in flexible printed electronics: a large area, conformable, organic image sensor printed on plastic.
Does Huawei have its eye on Nokia?
Blog  
6/20/2013   10 comments
Report that Huawei is considering the acquisition of the struggling handset maker appears to be a case of an exec talking out of school.
DeepCover Secure Authenticator features strong public key cryptography
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Maxim is sampling the DS28E35 DeepCover Secure Authenticator, a highly secure cryptographic solution for a host controller to authenticate peripherals.
IEEE 1149.1 'JTAG' revision could save billions
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   3 comments
Release cuts IC design cost through test reuse
Intel, AMD debate best chip for cloud
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   1 comment
AMD touts its newer, low-power ARM chips, while Intel contends x86 remains the go-to chipset for the cloud.
QuickLogic announces CSSP-based SDIO-to-USB solutions
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Developers of healthcare, industrial and infrastructure devices can easily integrate SDIO-based Wi-Fi/Bluetooth peripherals designed for smartphone and tablet apps.
Diodes 74HC, 74HCT, 74AHC and 74AHCT CMOS logic families.
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Diodes has added standard shift register and decoder logic ICs to its enhanced 74HC, 74HCT, 74AHC and 74AHCT CMOS logic families.
AC voltage motor drives look to digital isolators
Design How-To  
6/20/2013   1 comment
Isolation is integral to AC voltage motor drives. Here are the benefits of digital isolators, including reductions in cost and component count.
Linear Technology LT3955 DC/DC converter
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Linear is offering a 60VIN /80VOUT DC/DC converter that is designed to operate as a constant current source and constant-voltage regulator with an internal 3.5A switch.
Chip making equipment market to bounce back in 2014
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   1 comment
Following on from falls across many areas of semiconductor capital spending in 2013 the market is going to jump in 2014, according to market research firm Gartner.
SMIC appoints former Intel exec to board
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   3 comments
Chinese foundry has appointed Sean Maloney, who had been tipped as a possible CEO of Intel, as an independent non-executive director.
28-nm SoC development costs doubled over previous node
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   13 comments
Software burden means cost of 28-nm SoC development near double that of the previous node, according to market research firm.
10GBase-T gains traction, but still too power hungry
News & Analysis  
6/20/2013   4 comments
The twisted pair version of 10G Ethernet is on the rise, but high power consumption will dampen some future growth potential.
Rohde & Schwarz doubles signal analyzer bandwidth
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
Rohde & Schwarz has extended the analysis bandwidth of its high-end FSW signal and spectrum analyzer from 160 MHz to 320 MHz, allowing the instrument to be used in a variety of applications related to wideband digital communications and radar systems.
Agilent signal analyzer boasts expanded bandwidth and adds real-time capability
Product News  
6/20/2013   1 comment
In recognition of the needs of next-generation wireless networks, Agilent announced new options for its midrange N9020A MXA X-series signal analyzer.
Spectra2 XL3 handles LTE core testing
Product News  
6/20/2013   1 comment
New Tektronix Communications product tests IP multimedia subsystems (IMS) and evolved packet core (EPC) on a single platform.
NFC transponder hardware simplifies Bluetooth and Wi-Fi pairing
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6/20/2013   Post a comment
TI's kit brings a secure, simplified pairing process for Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections to products, such as printers, speakers, headsets, and remote controls, as well as computer peripherals.
Optimize testing safety-critical automotive parts
Design How-To  
6/19/2013   Post a comment
Advanced test technologies such as cell-aware ATPG and hybrid compression/LBIST provide key tools for ensuring compliance to standards like ISO 26262.
High rel capacitors resist vibration and operate to 135ºC
Product News  
6/19/2013   Post a comment
DMTL has made available a limited number of engineering kits, which will introduce designers to the features and benefits of Suncon's EP-Cap polymer hybrid electrolytic capacitors.
Link synchronization and alignment in JESD204B: Understanding control characters
Design How-To  
6/19/2013   Post a comment
The control characters used in JESD204 allow the link to be synchronized properly as well as monitored for alignment.
DAC Keynote from James Truchard
Blog  
6/19/2013   1 comment
James Truchard says the future is all about platform based design and that if you are an RTL designer, you had better start becoming a software engineer…
There's a high probability you’re an engineer if...
The Engineering Life - Around the Web  
6/19/2013   15 comments
A few fun ways to tell if you are likely an engineer.
Gigabit speed and power over Ethernet
Blog  
6/19/2013   4 comments
Two networking technologies are moving ahead in tandem as industrial users power remote Ethernet devices at 1,000 Mbps over existing CAT5 cable.
The good and bad of tablets at work
News & Analysis  
6/19/2013   9 comments
From stakeouts to burger orders, tablets are taking charge. And Windows 8 could add even more use cases.
The heart of responsible e-waste recycling
Blog  
6/19/2013   6 comments
Electronic equipment can represent a serious threat to the environment, and the population, if disposed of incorrectly.
California Eastern Labs and Renesas PS9905, PS9308, PS9402 optocouplers
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6/19/2013   Post a comment
CEL has expanded its optocoupler offering with three new Renesas devices targeting industrial controls and inverter applications.
C&K Components has developed the PTS 840 Series side actuated switch series
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6/19/2013   Post a comment
C&K Components' microminiature switch is available with front PIP leads to deliver strong shear resistance and higher reliability.
EDA/IP weekly roundup – June 19th 2013
Blog  
6/19/2013   Post a comment
Arasan, Cadence, IBM, IEEE, Intellitech, Mentor, Real Intent, Toshiba, UMC and X-FAB made the lineup today. See here for their news…
Op amps extend battery life with low power consumption
Product News  
6/19/2013   Post a comment
Microchip’s latest family of op amps provide low leakage current over temperature and low input offset voltage in space-saving SC70 and SOT-23 packages.
Comprehensive EMC simulation overcomes ECU validation challenges
Design How-To  
6/19/2013   Post a comment
Validating electromagnetic compatibility can be more straightforward by combining tools.
Imagination profit drops on R&D spend
News & Analysis  
6/19/2013   2 comments
Despite strong growth in customers' units shipped and revenues, profit declined at processor licensor Imagination in the 2013 financial year as it spent on R&D.
Hollywood, Silicon Valley quarrel over digital media
News & Analysis  
6/19/2013   15 comments
Old arguments simmered and sometimes erupted in the latest meeting of this odd married couple with its long, unsettled spats over copy protection and formats.
Bristol Calling: Project looks to re-RISC the ARM
Blog  
6/19/2013   22 comments
"Why can't my robot sing and dance at the same time?" asked Professor David May as he proposed a processor that implements a simplified ARM instruction set.
Rockchip tablet SOCs use both Mali, PowerVR graphics
News & Analysis  
6/19/2013   6 comments
Chinese fabless chip company adds PowerVR GPU to its tablet system-chip offering.
Intel's budget supercomputer diversifies
News & Analysis  
6/19/2013   2 comments
Intel's Xeon Phi coprocessor families offer something for every supercomputer user, from high-end systems to workstations to embedded systems.
IoT will be next silver screen, says media exec
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
The Internet of Things could become the next big entertainment platform, said a media exec at a conference with Silicon Valley techies at Stanford.
Nvidia to license graphics IP to other chip vendors
Blog  
6/18/2013   8 comments
Offerings include the current Kepler GPU product family as well as the modem technology Nvidia acquired from Icera a few years back.
Camera Showdown at CameraRocket.com
Product News  
6/18/2013   1 comment
In the market for a new digital camera? CameraRocket.com will help you find the perfect camera to meet your budget and needs.
BlackBerry's turnaround hinges on Q10
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
Strong early sales of the keyboard-packing Q10 give BlackBerry's resurrection a chance.
MCUs in E-Bikes: driving lights, LED/LCD display and measurements
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
This article explores design techniques and challenges for implementing an electronic bike (e-bike) built using a microcontroller or Programmable System on Chip.
U.S. semiconductor market poised for long-term growth
Blog  
6/18/2013   3 comments
Six years ago, the outlook for U.S. semiconductor manufacturing was dim. Today it couldn't be more promising.
Saddleback Leather meets airport security
Blog  
6/18/2013   10 comments
An interesting thing happened to me on my recent trip to New York…
Atrenta’s Ajoy Bose: lessons from an entrepreneur
Blog  
6/18/2013   1 comment
What would Ajoy Bose say to an aspiring entrepreneur?
Formality tackles ECOs
Product News  
6/18/2013   Post a comment
Synopsys' Formality tackles ECOs and cuts re-verification time from hours to minutes
Microsemi introduces highly-integrated IGLOO2 FPGAs
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
IGLOO2 FPGAs offer lowest system cost, best-in-class integration, low power, reliability, and security.
Microchip's new PIC32MX 32-bit microcontroller portfolio
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6/18/2013   Post a comment
The PIC32MX family offers the performance, integrated peripherals, and memory for low-cost graphic human-interface, connectivity, and digital-audio apps.
Connectivity enables smart manufacturing
Blog  
6/18/2013   1 comment
The push to achieve more intelligent, integrated manufacturing puts a strong focus on networking and connectivity.
Automotive smarts: Too much intelligence, not enough sense
Blog  
6/18/2013   6 comments
If designers aren't careful, their intelligent systems will sometimes do stupid things.
Bluetooth Arduino project seeks funds
News & Analysis  
6/18/2013   3 comments
Engineers from Michigan are trying to raise $80,000 for Bluetooth-enabled Arduino boards that will allow smartphones to be used to control project hardware.
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