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NIWeek is going on 15 years
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
National Instruments is hosting NIWeek for some 3,000 engineers, educators, and scientists Aug 4 to 6. It's the company's 15th annual customer and technology conference.
Securing your USB transmission
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
As more and more embedded designs move toward communicating with computers, there is a growing demand for USB connectivity. USB doesn't have a built in security mechanism for securing the data communicated on the bus. For some applications, this might be a concern.
Libero IDE v8.6 features design debug and upgraded power analysis
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Actel Corporation has released a new version of Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE), v8.6. The new version offers designers several new features, including upgraded power analysis using the SmartPower tool and post-layout probe insertion for device debug.
Tackling the non-technical challenges in the design of manufacturing processes
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
It is important not to underestimate the non-technical challenges of process development that can occur at any stage of development. However, a PDES can support the whole flow " from the first device idea to the transfer into production, closing the development loop and feeding today's real world results into the ideas of tomorrow.
Actel touts power design, analysis features of latest Libero IDE
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor Actel announced the latest release of its Libero integrated design environment, including new features such as upgraded power analysis using the SmartPower tool and post-layout probe insertion for device debug.
Healthy IC supplier inventories seen in Q2 results
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8/4/2009   Post a comment
Most major semiconductor suppliers that have reported second-quarter results are currently holding lean levels of chip inventory, putting them in a strong competitive position as demand begins to recover, according to market research firm iSuppli.
10 Gbit Ethernet lands on server motherboards
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Ten Gbit Ethernet is beginning to find its way on to motherboards for server blade systems, providing some traction for what has been a slow ramp for the next big step in networking.
Securing Your USB Transmission
Design How-To  
8/3/2009   2 comments
David Flowers provides some practical tips on securing your universal serial bus-based application using a variety of AES,TDE and XTEA algorithms, as well as a wealth of downloadable code and application examples.
Altera releases CPRI v4.1 IP core
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Altera announced the availability of its Common Public Radio Interface v4.1 intellectual property core.
Atmel tops sales target, but swings to loss
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Atmel it exceeded its second quarter revenue target, posting sales of $285 million for the period.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Libero IDE v8.6 features design debug and upgraded power analysis
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Actel's new version of Libero Integrated Design Environment (IDE), v8.6, offers designers several new features, including upgraded power analysis using the SmartPower tool and post-layout probe insertion for device debug.
SOFTWARE TOOLS - Toolkit for ModLyng Integrated Modeling Environment reduces simulation time for analog mixed signal models
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Lynguent Event-Driven Mixed-Signal Toolkit for ModLyng Integrated Environment reduces the simulation time for analog mixed-signal models used in IC designs.
Content transfer: Speed versus ease of use
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8/3/2009   1 comment
The concept was to look at download speeds across three different interfaces--USB, WiFi and 3G--to compare and contrast the speed and ease of use. Three different cellphones were tested: iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Bold and BlackBerry Storm.
Video: DAC chair on the 2009 show
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
EE Times caught up with Andrew Kahng, chair of the 46th Design Automation Conference, who said the event exceeded a lot of expectations considering the economy and the July dates.
Lattice releases new version of CPLD design suite
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Programmable logic supplier Lattice Semiconductor rolled out a new version of its free ispLEVER Classic design tool suite, including updated support for Lattice's complex programmable logic devices.
Obama should kill 'Cash for Clunkers'
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8/3/2009   8 comments
It gives money to people for doing what they were going to do anyway.
Crydom introduces "HS" series of heat sinks and solid state relays
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Crydom has introduced a new line of heat sinks, solid state relay/heat sink assemblies and accessories.
NI LabVIEW 2009 targets emerging applications
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National Instruments has announced LabVIEW 2009, the latest version of the graphical system design software platform for control, test and embedded system development.
Google CEO leaves Apple board as competition builds
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Google's chief executive, Eric Schmidt, has resigned from the board of Apple, Inc. in a sign of the increasing competition between the two companies in the market for mobile systems and software.
TEL to close three plants amid losses
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Not long ago, Japan's fab tool giants were riding high during the boom times.
Rudolph Technologies buys APC firm
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Rudolph Technologies Inc. has acquired Adventa Control Technologies Inc., a Plano, Texas-based provider of advanced process control (APC) technologies.
High input voltage switching regulator with programmable output current limit
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corporation has announced the LT3663, a 1.2A, 1.5MHz monolithic current mode step-down switching regulator with a programmable output current limit.
Fanless system with 6 serial ports support from IBASE
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
IBASE Technology Inc. has introduced the ASB200-883-6COM, a compact fanless embedded system based on IBASE IB883 3.5-inch disk-size embedded SBC that supports six serial ports and eight GPIOs.
Low-profile 1-A rectifiers feature voltage range of 100 V to 200 V
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Vishay Intertechnology, Inc., has introduced a new series of low-profile, surface-mount 1-A rectifiers with a 100-V to 200-V voltage range and ultrafast 25-ns reverse recovery time for high-frequency applications.
Freescale scraps plans to sell cellular unit, says analyst
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Freescale Semiconductor Inc. has abandoned its plans to sell its cellular unit, according to an analyst.
GlobalFoundries: We are building on Dresden
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8/3/2009   1 comment
I am an American, and I am now living here in Dresden. This is my second assignment here, following a two year stint nearly 10 years ago. I have worked for the past nearly 20 years for Advanced Micro Devices. AMD is one of only two companies left in the world that design and build microprocessors.
Perfect Plastic develops foil contactless cards with Inside Contactless
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Illinois-based Perfect Plastic Printing announced it has introduced a full-face foil PVC contactless payment card based on Inside Contactless' MicroPass 4003 and antenna design.
Samplify rolls signal compression algorithm
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Mixed-singal IC vendor Samplify Systems introduced Prism 3.0, a real-time signal compression algorithm for implementation on popular FPGA platforms and Samplify's intelligent data converters.
Arteris offering peripheral interconnect IP
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Arteris, a provider of network-on-chip interconnect IP, announced the availability of a peripheral interconnect solution said to provide an efficient way to integrate peripheral components onto a system-on-chip.
Android heads for high def roles
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies and one of its partners are developing extensions to the Android operating system to support high definition video displays, part of a broader initiative by MIPS to bring Google's cellphone software to consumer electronics devices such as Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and digital TVs.
Graphene nanoribbons cut power use, cooler than copper
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Graphene could carry nearly 1,000 times more current and operate at temperatures more than 10 times cooler than conventional copper interconnects below 22-nanometer line widths, according to researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
European chip sales up 0.7% in June
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Sales of semiconductors in Europe in June amounted to $2.20 billion, an increased of 0.7 percent from May when sales amounted to $2.19 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Power-supply monitor/controller is bridge between analog supply and digital oversight
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
LTC2978 gives your multirail analog supply subsystem the digital "hooks" it needs
Book Excerpt, part 4 of 6: LTE and the Evolution to 4G Wireless--Design and Measurement Challenges
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Chapter 2 of this just-published book explores and explains all technical aspects of 3GPP LTE cellular technology
Numonyx researches diodes for multilayer cross-bar memories
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Numonyx has participated in a 2.95 million euro (about $4.2 million) project to develop low-temperature zinc-oxide diodes for two-terminal memories based on cross-bar architectures. Such memories could be based on phase-change materials or on materials that change resistance through other mechanisms.
June global chip sales up 3.7% on previous month
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Global sales of semiconductors rose to $17.2 billion in June, up 3.7 percent from May when sales were $16.6 billion, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA). June sales were, however, 20 percent lower than June 2008 when sales amounted to $21.6 billion.
Building an ultra-low-cost video camera that offers high dynamic range
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
This article outlines the key issues from the point of view of a design engineer who has not previously worked with video.
Intersil : Video delay lines provide crystal clear images
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Four triple analog delay lines for video signals from Intersil provide crystal clear video images at distances up to 300 m for keyboard-video-mouse (KVM) applications such as in offices, banks, supermarkets or classrooms, or any video carried over long distances of inexpensive twisted-pair cable.
Lattice releases Version 1.3 of ispLEVER Classic
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Lattice Semiconductor has released Version 1.3 of its ispLEVER Classic design tool suite.
Knitter-switch : Pushbutton switch has a footprint of just 7 x 3 mm
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Knitter-switch has added to its SSP series of sub-miniature pushbutton switches with a switch designed specifically for use with mobile multimedia devices, portable medical devices and a variety of test and measuring instruments.
BMW to use Bosch-Samsung batteries for e-car
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
SB LiMotive, a joint venture of Bosch and Samsung focused on the production of lithium ion batteries, has announced its first customer: BMW will use SB LiMotive batteries to power its electric cars.
Bosch takes over two photovoltaics companies
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
Automotive and industrial electronics giant Bosch group (Stuttgart, Germany) is broadening its photovoltaics activities by the acquisiton of two companies involved module manufacturing including CIGS thin-film modules.
Borrego Solar gets $30 million for solar financing
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8/3/2009   Post a comment
U.S. solar power system installer Borrego Solar Systems said it has received $30 million from Taiwan's Walsin Lihwa to offer financing to solar power project customers.
Improving your TX side or your RX side: which makes more sense?
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
8/1/2009   2 comments
To improve your transmitter, or enhance your receiver?--that is the question. Sometimes the decision is clear-cut, often it is not.
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