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M8/M12 cable connector systems target industrial automation
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8/31/2007   Post a comment
ERNI has expanded its M8/M12 family of cable connectors with a wide selection of accessories ranging from ready-assembled connecting cables, distributors and adapters to components using quick-connect terminal technology.
Radio communication analyzers offer TD-SCDMA test options
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Anritsu Company has introduced three options for its MT8820B/MT8815B radio communication analyzers that allow for testing of TD-SCDMA 3G mobile terminals.
Simberian tool takes package design out of the cold
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Simberian has updated its Simbeor software tool for PCB and package designers by synthesizing differential via-holes geometry for impedance-controlled high-speed channels.
Epson, u-blox team up on GPS dead reckoning
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The Swiss GPS company has added Epson's XV-8000-CB gyro to the reference design based on its LEA-4R dead reckoning GPS module.
Are you ready for C.E.D.I.A.?
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I don't know about you, but I have been inundated with emails and calls regarding seeing all of the new DTV and A/V products that will be unveiled next week. If I took 30-minutes for each company that had asked for a meeting, I would be spending the next couple of months in Denver, CO instead of just five days. C.E.D.I.A., in its own way, has become as important as CES for those of us who cover CE in all of its forms.
New video service will offer science papers, demos
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A new video service called SciVee will offer authors of peer-reviewed papers the opportunity to hawk their discoveries with video demonstrations.
LXI trigger device enables precise synchronization over LAN
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Agilent says it has launched the industry's first LXI Class B triggering device for precise instrument synchronization over LAN.
Kemet debuts MLCC with enhanced flex mitigation
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Kemet Corp. has expanded its X7R multilayer ceramic capacitor flex mitigation portfolio with the introduction of the FF-CAP that uses two existing Kemet technologies.
Intel devising new interconnect scheme
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Intel Corp. is expected to introduce major changes in its microprocessor lines, by rolling out a new interconnect architecture that replaces its current front-side bus technology.
News analysis: Dell's numbers remain a mystery
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If you want to determine Dell Inc.'s true financial condition, you may have to wait several weeks or longer.
Process migration slowdown hits foundries
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An investment banking firm has cut its estimates for Taiwan's two leading foundries amid 65-nm migration delays and lackluster growth seen for the second half of 2007.
Syntune raises $7.1 million in Round B
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Single-chip tunable lasers and transmitters specialist Syntune AB has closed a second round of financing valued at $7.1 million almost three years after its financing round that raised about $6 million.
Choosing between corporate IT or Industrial Ethernet, Part 2
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Users migrating to Ethernet may pick a corporate business IT solution or an industrial Ethernet product offering. Part 2 explores bandwidth, environmental and maintenance issues.
PXI Express brings the real world to the test environment
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PXI Express brings Instrumentation 2.0 to the test bench and changes the test strategy
Hynix to keep 200-mm fab, says report
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Hynix Semiconductor Inc. has scrapped a plan to sell its older M8 200-mm fab in Cheong-ju, North Chungcheong Province.
Chartered, university open lab
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Two Singaporean entities --Nanyang Technological University and Chartered Semiconductor Manufacturing Pte. Ltd. -- announced the opening of laboratory venture.
Sharp finally announces Blu-ray Disc player at IFA
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Sharp has unveiled its new BD-HP20S AQUOS Blu-ray player at IFA 2007 in Berlin, as the latest addition to its AQUOS home entertainment family. This powerful BD player provides high definition content in 1080p screen resolution, and features 24 frame per second (fps) capability.
Falling prices sink Indian chip market
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While an industry survey predicted the Indian chip market would reach $3.8 billion in revenues in 2006, an update found that actual revenues were about one-third less than that at $2.69 billion.
Under the Hood--Video: iPhone clones surpassing original
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8/31/2007   1 comment
Semiconductor Insights took its video cameras inside some Apple iPhone clones and concluded that while initial attempts were laughable, the more recent counterfeits are close to surpassing the original.
Texas Instruments presents 3-D DLP technology
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On the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Texas instruments has introduced an enhancement to its DLP projection technology that enables TV sets to display three-dimensional images. Mitsubishi and Samsung are among the first OEMs to implement the technology in their products, TI said.
PXI based digital functional test targets next generation circuits
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Rohde & Schwarz has equipped the CompactTSVP production test platform withy a high-speed digital test module, the TS-PHDT with a maximum data rate of 40 MHz and a storage capacity of 1.5 Gbyte. The test module was developed in close conjunction with he RF and Automotive Business Unit of Atmel.
DVR board suits design for extreme sports environments, surveillance and more
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Designing a DVR? For many applications, a board-level video recording system proves easier and faster than designing from scratch, says Fast Forward Video. Here are three examples of how clients have customized their DVR boards to create specialized sports broadcasting devices such as helmet-cams, and to design unattended surveillance systems.
150 W driver transistor for Mode-S avionics transmitter applications
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Microsemi Corporation has launched the MDS150, a 150W power driver transistor for Mode-S avionics transmitters. It is part of a of a set Mode-S devices to provide avionics designers with a complete transmitter solution.
Wind River buys Romanian embedded software group
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Wind River Systems, Inc. has bought the outstanding shares in privately owned Romanian embedded software developer S.C. Comsys S.R.L. for $1.4 million.
OmniVision bucks trend as sales jump
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OmniVision Technologies Inc. said revenue for the first quarter of fiscal 2008 was $173.1 million, compared to $119.2 million in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2007, and $136.9 million in the first quarter of fiscal 2007.
Wind River's 2Q revenues up 15%
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OS developer Wind River Systems Inc. said its second-quarter revenues rose 15 percent over the previous quarter to $84.6 million.
Dell posts profits, warns of uncertainties
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Dell Inc. reported positive revenue and profit growths for its fiscal 2008 second quarter but cautioned that firming component costs and reorganization activities could hurt operating costs in the second half of the year.
Credence results up, LTX down
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Two ATE vendors -- Credence and LTX -- moved in opposite directions, based on their respective financial results.
Sealed cable systems offered in power and high-density versions
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Samtec has introduced power and high-density AccliMate IP68 sealed circular cable plugs and receptacle systems.
Driver amplifier lab instrument features front-panel control
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Picosecond Pulse Labs has introduced the Model 8001 LABware instrument that integrates a 12 Gbits/s amplifier, a power supply, amplitude control, and crossing point control in a single instrument.
IBM measures single-atom memory, molecular switch
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IBM's Almaden Research Center has measured the ability to store a bit on a single atom, portending hard drives with ultra-high storage capacity.
Is 60 GHz home video networking safe?
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60 GHz is already used in computer data networking to provide point-to-point links, such as between buildings on a corporate or college campus. But is it really safe for home use?
Agilent releases oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test software
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Agilent Technologies claims the industry's first oscilloscope-based DDR3 compliance test application. The U7231A DDR3 test application runs on Infiniium 54850 and 80000 Series oscilloscopes.
Blocks minimize crosstalk in structured cabling systems
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Stewart Connector has released the SS-51 series of punch down blocks that allow the field termination of insulated AWG 22-26 solid copper wire in Category 6a and Category 7 cables.
Eighth-brick DC/DC converter delivers 24-V output
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SynQor has expanded its eighth-brick DC/DC converter family with a 24-V output device.
Overcome the challenges of IP in wireless networks--Part II
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Taken from 'IP in Wireless Networks,' this multi-part series will provide a comprehensive understanding of what is required in the IP suite of protocols to enable IP deployment for wireless networks. Part II is a discussion regarding the issues related to addressing in IP wireless networks.
Gennum seeks 'alternatives' for IP unit
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Continuing to streamline its product portfolio, Canada's Gennum Corp. said that it is considering various strategic alternatives for its VXP Image Processing Group.
Letter to the editor: IP, cars share common ground
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I am following this lively debate on semiconductor IP business with great interest.
IBM, Infineon agree to sell Altis to Russia-connected group
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IBM Corp. and Infineon Technologies AG, have said they have agreed to divest their shares in Altis Semiconductor SA with its manufacturing site in Corbeil-Essonnes, France, via a sale to Advanced Electronic Systems AG (Zurich, Switzerland). Advanced Electronic Systems (AES) is a Swiss affiliate of GIS (Global Information Services), a Russia-based holding company with offices in Moscow and Miami.
Single-phase energy meter IC supports 80-segment LCD displays
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austriamicrosystems has introduced the AS8267, a single phase energy meter IC providing security protected on-chip data and program memory with reliable data-retention specifications over an extreme temperature range.
A/D converter delivers 16-bit resolution at 10-MHz
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The ADS-939 sampling A/D converter from C&D Technologies is a fully integrated data acquisition system that provides 16-bit resolution at a 10-MHz sampling rate over the entire operating temperature range.
Fujitsu claims legal victory over Nanya
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Fujitsu Ltd. said that the Tokyo District Court has upheld its claims of patent infringement in the suit brought against Nanya Technology Corp. Japan.
IR's CEO takes leave amid snafu
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International Rectifier Corp. said that Alex Lidow, chief executive and director, has gone on a ''leave of absence'' with pay pending the resolution of a previously-announced accounting snafu.
Fraunhofer researchers improve solar cell efficiency
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A manufacturing technique developed by Fraunhofer Institute ISE (Freiburg, Germany) helps to increase the energy yield of solar cells.
Allegro boosts thermal stability in power transistors
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Targeted at the home and professional audio amplifier markets, Allegro has launched a new series of Darlington transistors that deliver a high safe operating area, and low thermal resistance derived from a thinner-die technology.
MEMS, FRAMs qualified
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Microelectromechanical system oscillators and ferroelectric random access memory have been qualified for high-reliability and extended-temperature-range applications, respectively.
FTC seeks info in Intel-ST flash venture
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Intel Corp. said that it has received a request for additional information from the Federal Trade Commission in connection with the agency's regulatory review of a proposed flash-memory venture.
Net Logic buys Cypress' search engine IC line-up
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NetLogic Microsystems Inc. has bought, for $12 million in cash, a portfolio of network search engine products from Cypress Semiconductor Corp.
Lego Group to play with Moore Microprocessor patent portfolio
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8/30/2007   Post a comment
Danish play materials specialist Lego Group has become the 21st company to license the Moore Microprocessor patent porfolio from The TPL Group
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