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Consumer meets medical in ESC teardown
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   2 comments
A teardown of the Nonin Onyx II 9560 fingertip pulse oximeter at DesignMed 2011 will give a glimpse into the future of personal medical devices.
Novellus warns of 'incremental caution'
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8/31/2011   Post a comment
Fab tool maker Novellus Systems narrowed its third quarter sales target to the low end of previously guided range as the company's CEO warned that customers were being "incrementally cautious."
My own private Frankenstein "monster"?
Blog  
8/31/2011   22 comments
A power fail/restore cycle at home reminds us of the importance of random power-cycle testing
Bacon T-Shirts and Doctor Who sonic screwdrivers
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/31/2011   4 comments
May 1000 curses rain down on the heads of the guys and gals at Think Geek who torment me with products I never knew I wanted…
China's solar rise seen in Solyndra's fall
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   82 comments
High profile solar panel startup Solyndra will file for bankruptcy as China's producers of crystalline solar cells continue to dominate the market.
Microsemi expands SmartFusion cSoC offering for industrial and military applications
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New leaded 208-PQFP package reduces PCB manufacturing and debugging costs
NSA-approved, defense-grade cryptographic Spartan-6Q FPGAs now in production
Product News  
8/31/2011   1 comment
Third generation secure architecture with information assurance methodology and anti-tamper IP pass extensive qualification process and extends Xilinx capabilities in secure applications.
Synopsys, Achronix extend tool agreement
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EDA and IP supplier Synopsys and FPGA startup Achronix Semiconductor announced a multi-year extension of their OEM agreement for Synopsys FPGA synthesis tools.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors IR OSLON SFH 4715S
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OSRAM Opto Semiconductors says its latest LED is the smallest infrared device in the 1-watt class.
ESC study highlights software checking issues
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A recent study carried out by a leading static analysis tool provider, PRQA, showed that, perhaps not surprisingly, engineers aren't as efficient at identifying code violations as a dedicated tool. However, while the headline results may seem contrived, the underlying premise is that an engineer's time and skills are better used in resolving the subjective issues that arise from automated code inspection.
Touchstone tips drop-in replacement comparator
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Analog IC startup Touchstone Semiconductor introduced an analog comparator billed as a drop-in replacement for Maxim Integrated Products' MAX917 comparator.
Reports: Samsung to pay retirees with cancer
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   9 comments
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has said it will provide up to ten years support costs for semiconductor and LCD manufacturing workers if they are diagnosed with cancer within three years of retiring from the company. This is according to Korean news reports that referenced unnamed Samsung officials.
ARM extends Michigan research deal
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   5 comments
Processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc has renewed research cooperation with the University of Michigan into ultra-low energy and sustainable computing.
Analyst sees upside in 2H11 chip market
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   1 comment
Semiconductor Intelligence LLC, a consultancy formed by analyst Bill Jewell, sees some positive signs for the electronics economy in the second-half of 2011, but has nonetheless reduced its global chip market growth forecast for 2011 to 4 percent from a previous forecast of 9 percent.
MediaTek aims at 'partnership' with Philips
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   2 comments
Consumer chip company MediaTek Inc. has announced it has achieved a design win with consumer electronics company Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV and is planning to develop "a long-term and close partnership with Philips."
Predicting thermal runaway – Part 1
Design How-To  
8/31/2011   3 comments
Preventing thermal runaway requires balancing power dissipated by the device with power dissipated by the system.
Predicting thermal runaway – Part 2
Design How-To  
8/31/2011   1 comment
For power-law devices like diodes, rectifiers, and transistors, thermal runaway can occur below rated temperatures. Find out how to predict and avoid it.
Monolithic 3D
Design How-To  
8/31/2011   4 comments
A new approach to assembling 3D ICs may eliminate the need for TSVs.
Cisco, VMware team on network virtualization
News & Analysis  
8/31/2011   2 comments
Cisco Systems and VMware said they have expanded their strategic relationship to create new technology for network virtualization that will broaden the mobility range of virtual machines across multiple datacenters and cloud environments.
Electric vehicles to boost analog IC demand
News & Analysis  
8/30/2011   10 comments
The market for semiconductors used in electric vehicles and hybrid electric vehicles is expected to quadruple between 2011 and 2018, reaching $2 billion, according to market research firm Strategy Analytics.
ST launches tiny 3-axis analog gyroscope for gaming, GPS, appliances, robotics
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8/30/2011   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has announced a high performance, 3-axis analog gyroscope, the L3G3250A, that measures 3.5x3x1 mm, with a footprint of 10.5 mm3, nearly 40% smaller than current generation.
Electronics enters era of 'systemic risk'
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8/30/2011   8 comments
The electronics industry has entered an era of "systemic complexity" where growing ecosystems of companies need to collaborate closely, according to a panel of CEOs.
Zoran shareholders approve CSR merger
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CSR is expected to complete the acquisition of fellow chip maker Zoran following approval of the deal by Zoran shareholders, the company said.
WIN Enterprises introduces fanless box computer with VIA Nano/Eden CPU
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The PL-80320 from WIN Enterprises, Inc. is a fanless box computer for embedded applications powered by VIA Nano/Eden processors.
Holiday from 'technology'
Blog  
8/30/2011   8 comments
A week in a National Park provides a welcome respite from being connected.
Microchip Technology MCP1754/MCP1754S low dropout regulators
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Microchip's latest low dropout regulators feature a high PSRR of 70 dB at 1 kHz (typical).
Intel may cut capex, says analyst
News & Analysis  
8/30/2011   7 comments
Intel may cut back on capital expenditures in 2011 and 2012 in the face of slackening PC demand, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Fujitsu Semiconductor Europe enhances F2MC-8FX family of high-performance 8-bit microcontrollers with embedded flash memory.
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Fujitsu's new F2MC-8FX 8-bit microcontrollers integrate analog comparators and an op-amp for energy-saving efficiency.
Flirting with disaster
Blog  
8/30/2011   5 comments
Your company may have a disaster-preparedness plan, but do your vendors?
ADI, TI DSPs debut for less than $2
Product News  
8/30/2011   2 comments
Two major DSP vendors—Analog Devices and Texas Instruments—have drastically cut price tags on its latest processors in an effort to bring sophisticated signal processing to a broader range of cost-sensitive applications.
Texas Instruments C553x DSP
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8/30/2011   Post a comment
Check out TI's $1.95 DSP and $55 development kit.
UK photovoltaic firm attracts Fister as CEO
News & Analysis  
8/30/2011   5 comments
Mike Fister, a former manager of processor development at Intel and CEO at EDA software vendor Cadence, has been appointed CEO of privately-held Enecsys Ltd. (Cambridge, England).
Analog guru leaves legacy in $85 text book
News & Analysis  
8/30/2011   21 comments
Jim Williams, a respected analog engineer who passed away in June 2011, has made a posthumous contribution to electronic engineering as a co-author and co-editor of Analog Circuit Design, published by Newnes, an imprint of Elsevier Science & Technology Books.
A .NET micro framework for the STM32
Design How-To  
8/30/2011   13 comments
Swiss-based Oberon microsystems Inc. has contributed its port of Microsoft's .NET Micro Framework (NETMF) to the open source community, under the same license as NETMF itself (Apache 2.0). It targets the STM32 microcontroller family, which is based on the ARM Cortex-M3 architecture.
Scopes cover hi-speed/hi-fidelity domains at ESC
News & Analysis  
8/30/2011   1 comment
Tektronix, Inc. has introduced a mixed-domain oscilloscope that delivers the functionality of an scope and a spectrum analyzer in a single instrument. And Rohde & Schwarz has enhanced its real-time digital trigger scope for analyzing extremely small signals with high fidelity. Both companies will exhibit their wares at the Embedded Systems Conference, Boston (Sept. 26 to 29).
Freescale joins 4G-era small-cell basestation race
News & Analysis  
8/30/2011   10 comments
Freescale has begun sampling new wireless basestation SoCs designed for picocells and femto cells, by using the company’s QorIQ Qonverge family of processors.
Analog Devices offers 200 MHz version of Blackfin embedded processor for $2 and $99 dev kit
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8/30/2011   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc. has introduced a 200-MHz version of its ADSP-BF592 Blackfin embedded processor that delivers 400-MMAC performance for $1.99 each in 1,000-unit quantities.
GlobalFoundries fabs 20-nm test chip
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   11 comments
GlobalFoundries taped out a 20nm test chip using design tools from Cadence Design Systems, Magma Design Automation, Mentor Graphics and Synopsys.
MIT chip spinout gets $6.5M in funding
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   12 comments
MTPV, a startup developing chips used to convert heat to electricity, has received $6.5 million in funding from 13 investors, according to a regulatory filing.
EVE ENSTA
Design How-To  
8/29/2011   Post a comment
A project to create an optimal many-core IP tile tackles the need for massive emulation capability.
GlobalFoundries, Amkor forge alliance
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   2 comments
GlobalFoundries and Amkor will co-develop integrated assembly and test solutions, including 3-D ICs, as the first members of a new alliance.
Axiomtek launches 2-slot fanless industrial barebones system sporting Intel Atom D425 and D525
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8/29/2011   Post a comment
The IPC922-212-FL from Axiomtek is a new 2-slot fanless industrial barebones system based on the Intel Atom processor D425/ D525, boosting server performance with faster processing speeds.
Programmable oscillators enhance FPGA applications
Design How-To  
8/29/2011   2 comments
Clock oscillators offer unique advantages in highly customizable FPGA-based systems, including flexibility and EMI reduction.
Free 2-day class for SmartFusion mixed-signal FPGAs
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2011   1 comment
If you are based in Silicon Valley, California, you might want to sign up for this free 2-day training course on 6-7 September 2011…
Fibre Channel over Ethernet, GPON rising
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   5 comments
Fibre Channel over Ethernet is driving sales and market share shifts for 10 Gbit Ethernet, while China drives sales in GPONs, according to two Dell 'Oro Group reports.
Dongbu tips specialty foundry processes
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   1 comment
South Korean chip builder Dongbu HiTek announced the availability of a pair of specialized 180-nm process technologies for creating analog, power, and mixed-signal chips.
ABI: 97% of smartphones to have touchscreens
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   9 comments
By 2016, smartphones with touchscreens will account for 97 percent of all smartphone volume, up from 75 percent in 2010, according to market research firm ABI Research.
Diamond planet – black hole eats star – life on Mars – lots more “stuff”
Engineering Pop Culture!  
8/29/2011   15 comments
Good grief – it’s early Monday morning and my brain is already reeling with all of the interesting info that is flashing before my eyes…
Laird develops EMI shielding effectiveness calculator
Product News  
8/29/2011   1 comment
As information is entered, the calculator computes shielding effectiveness, ?and if there are apertures, it plots their pattern.
Analyst predicts DRAM price plunge in 2H11
News & Analysis  
8/29/2011   13 comments
The second half of 2011 is shaping up to be a DRAM buyer's dream as the price for the memory component is set to go into free-fall, according to market research firm IHS.
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