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Intel-compatible processors upgraded to operate up to 66 MHz
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Innovasic Semiconductor's IA186EB and IA188EB embedded processors are form, fit, and function compatible with the original Intel 80C186EB, 80C188EB, 80L186EB, and 80L188EB 16-bit high-integration embedded processors.
WAGO expands compact slicing connector line
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
WAGO Corp. has expanded the 222 Series LEVER-NUTS compact splicing connector family with three components for multiple mounting and strain relief configurations.
High flex cables target demanding C-Track, robotic applications
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Designed for demanding continuous flexing applications, Weidmuller's SAI High Flex cables include PUR/PVC cables and halogen free PUR/PUR cables that are rated for C-track applications, as well as weld slag-resistant PUR cables designed to endure the twisting motion of robotic applications.
Meeting and exceeding LTE requirements
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8/31/2008   Post a comment
Here's how the latest DSP can help you build a base station that meets the requirements of LTE (Long Term Evolution).
What designers know, and don't, about batteries
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
Study by Nexergy advances designers' preferences, exposes gaps in knowledge
2.5 MHz buck-boost regulators power portables
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8/30/2008   Post a comment
ADP2503 and ADP2504 tout seamless switching and the highest efficiency for portable consumer, medical, and industrial applications.
Nerdiest music ever?
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2008   1 comment
Here's a video that combines the two of my favorite things: music and old-school technology.
Bell Labs exits chip research
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8/29/2008   2 comments
Bell Labs is out of the material sciences and device physics research business.
Technology Week in Review: Glowing nanotubes, 3-D lidar
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Hydrogen power, light-emitting nanotubes and a 3-D laser radar for weather forecasting top our weekly technology review.
Mitsubishi to boost photovoltaic cell production capacity
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Mitsubishi plans to build a new photovoltaic (PV) cell plant to boost annual production capacity to 600 megawatts by fiscal year 2012.
Solarfun inks three-year supply deal with Q-Cells
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Solarfun Power Holdings Co., Ltd. has signed a letter-of-intent for a three-year supply agreement with solar cell manufacturer Q-Cells International.
NanoGram partners with OTB for solar module pilot plant
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
NanoGram Corp. has selected OTB as one of its partners in building out the company's solar pilot plant currently under construction in Milpitas, California.
Vishay-IR deal could end or turn nasty
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Now that International Rectifier Corp. has formally rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s purchase offer, the two companies must now chart separate paths or seek ways to revive the $1.6 billion transaction.
Microchip boosts Indian R&D investment
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Microchip Technology Inc. plans to expand its R&D center in India with an additional investment of $65 million.
Court upholds ITC patent ruling against Linear Tech
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A U.S. District Court of Appeals has affirmed a ruling invalidating a charge pump patent held by Linear Technology, according to a Advanced Analogic Technologies. (AnalogicTech), a provider of power management ICs for mobile consumer devices.
SSDs not ready for 'storage-class' apps
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Solid-state drives (SSDs) are promising, but the technology may not be ready for prime time in higher-end enterprise or ''storage-class'' applications, according to an analyst.
Understand receiver dynamic range and AGC tradeoffs in WiMAX femtocells and picocells (Part 2 of 2)
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Effective WiMAX system design requires wide dynamic range; you can achieve this by using a combination of higher-resolution A/D converter and an AGC
Lowdown on the ST-NXP-EMP merger
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Here's a quick summary of the ST-NXP-EMP merger.
Bebop to the Boolean Boogie EDITION #3
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The only electronics book where you can simultaneously learn about state machines, musical socks, Reed-Muller logic, and the best time of the day to eat smoked fish!
Compact buck-boost regulators support ultra-fast switching frequencies
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
One of the industry's smallest buck-boost regulators that is claimed to be the first to support switching frequencies at speeds up to 2.5 MHz has been introduced by Analog Devices, Inc. (ADI).
Reading the tea leaves
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8/29/2008   1 comment
The EDA industry is in the process of changing from focusing mostly on technology leaders to providing support to hte majority of IC designers.
Photovoltaic module maker secures $104M in funding
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
AVA Solar, a thin-film photovoltaic module manufacturer based in Fort Collins, Colo., said it has secured $104 million in a second round of venture capital funding.
International Rectifier rejects Vishay takeover bid
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier Corp. has rejected Vishay Intertechnology Inc.'s unsolicited, non-binding proposal by Vishay to acquire IR.
Cool application for iPhone and iPod touch : FatWatch
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
This software tool looks rather cool; if I actually owned an iPhone or an iPod touch I would certainly use this little rapscallion!
Infineon tops power semiconductor rankings for fifth consecutive year
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Infineon has retained its position as the world's largest supplier of power semiconductors (discretes and modules) in 2007 according to latest analysis from Market research analysts, IMS Research.
Global UPS market grows by 14 percent in first half of 2008
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The global market for uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) has grown by almost 14 percent year-on-year in the first half of 2008 according market research analysts, IMS Research.
Lenovo follows Dell into Poland
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
China's Lenovo Group has formalized plans to set up a PC factory in Poland with an annual production capacity of 1.7 million units.
Magma Reports First Quarter Loss
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Magma joins Cadence and Mentor in reporting a loss from operation for its last quarter.
Researchers create quantum repeater
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Scientists from Austria, China and Germany have implemented a stable quantum repeater. The device has the potential to obtain a central function in future quantum effect-based communication networks.
NXP's ARM microcontroller gets industrial development support
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Upsalla, Sweden), NXP BV and Micrium Inc. (Weston, Florida) have announced a reference design platform targeted at RTOS-based, ARM-powered embedded systems for industrial applications based on the LPC2468 ARM7microcontroller.
Rofin-Sinar, Manz develop PV production technology
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Laser beam specialist Rofin-Sinar Technologies Inc. (Plymouth, MI) plans to develop a new machine concept for the production of thin-film solar modules. For this purpose, the company has entered a strategic alliance with Reutlingen (Germany) based Manz Automation AG.
Multi-channel surveillance DVR design
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
With the convergence of SoC and DSP, many processors now come with hardware accelerators, enabling DSPs to handle multiple channels of video compression on a single chip. How a multi-channel video encoder can be designed to leverage the extra cycles provided by hardware accelerators.
IP Thinking rolls full-featured Blackfin kit
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
The IPT Shark537 is a full featured hardware/software solution based on the Analog Devices Blackfin 537.
Fairchild's power-management seminars set to go
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Sixth annual worldwide technical seminars cover design techniques, product technologies, and industry trends specifically focused on energy-efficient applications
Upgraded dual-core processor delivers faster data transfer using less power
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Fabricated with a 65-nm process, Renesas' latest processor offers 1,920 MIPS performance and achieves 4.27-Gbytes/s data transfers, enabling improved car navigation systems.
Amplifiers provide bandwidth from 500-MHz to 1.5-GHz
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
CADEKA has introduced seven current feedback (CFB) and voltage feedback (VFB) high-speed amplifiers that the company says break the price-performance curve.
KLA-Tencor COO Kispert stepping down
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
John Kispert, president and chief operating officer of chip gear vendor KLA-Tencor, will step down at the end of the year. The company also announced the appointment of a new chief financial officer.
Improving the interleaved DC/DC converter
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8/29/2008   Post a comment
Digital power management further extends the benefits of interleaved operation.
Robot removes kidney
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A robot has for the first time removed a kidney with only a single incision.
Magma reports bigger loss, lowers full-year guidance
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
EDA vendor Magma Design Automation reported revenue of $45.7 million for the quarter ended Aug. 3, down 9 percent from the same period a year ago. Citing a difficult business environment, Magma also lowered its guidance for the full fiscal year.
Bridging options enable FPGA-based configurable computing
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
As PCI Express continues to invade embedded systems, the history of legacy PCI is repeating itself.
Audio DAC features advanced DSP, integrated speaker and headphone amps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AKM Semiconductor (AKM) has launched the AK4373, a 24-bit stereo DAC with advanced digital signal processing (DSP) and integrated speaker and headphone amplifiers.
Micropower linear regulator targets automotive, industrial apps
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology has introduced the LT3011, a high-voltage micropower, low dropout regulator that delivers up to 50 mA of continuous output current with a low dropout voltage of only 300 mV at full load.
VCO operates over 75- to 85-MHz frequency range
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Crystek Corp. has introduced the CVCO55FL-0075-0085 voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) that operates from 75 to 85 MHz with a control voltage range of 0.5 V to 4.5 V.
Conformally-coated radial capacitors offered with tin/lead plating
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
AVX Corp. has developed a new series of conformally-coated, radial-leaded, multilayer capacitors with tin/lead plating, aimed at harsh environment applications in military and aerospace.
Building a low cost reference platform-based wireless Zigbee design
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The lowest-cost way to implement wireless functionality is to add the wireless sensor network subsystem—typically a single-chip wireless microcontroller— to the board of the existing product.
Oki to spin out telecommunications business
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
A month after agreeing to divest its semiconductor business, Japan's Oki Electric Industry is spinning off its telecommunications business and establishing it as Oki Networks effective Oct. 1.
The Hacker's Diet (Part Deux)
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/28/2008   Post a comment
I've started to use some free weight-logging tools and they are really useful!
U.S. wind turbine market to reach $60.9 billion in 2013, says researcher
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. market for wind turbine components and systems will be worth $60.9 billion in 2013, up from $7.9 billion in 2007. Texas leads the way in spending, exceeding $2.4 billion in 2007.
Update: UMC investigation reportedly centers on chairman
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8/28/2008   Post a comment
Prosecutors searched the offices of Taiwan foundry United Microelectronics Corp., investigating the alleged personal investment in shares of ProMos Technologies by "a single individual associated with UMC," reportedly company chairman Stan Hung.
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