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Deciphering phone and embedded security - Part 4: Ideal platform for next-generation embedded devices
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8/31/2012   Post a comment
The final part of this series leverages the security solutions described in previous installments and applies them to embedded products other than mobile phones.
Baseball, hot dogs and building your own PC
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8/31/2012   7 comments
AMD is preparing for an interesting event that combines two great American pastimes: pennant race baseball and DIY-style PC building.
Power Tip 49: Avoid these common multi-layer ceramic capacitor pitfalls
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8/31/2012   7 comments
Multi-layer ceramic (MLC) capacitors have become extremely popular in power electronics due to their small size, low equivalent series resistance (ESR), low cost, high reliability, and high ripple current capacity.
Power Tip 51: Be aware of capacitor parasitics
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8/31/2012   1 comment
Power supply ripple and transient specifications establish the requirements for the amount of capacitance you will need.
Memscap partners with Chinese MEMS startup
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8/31/2012   3 comments
MEMS component maker Memscap has formed a partnership with Hanking Group to expand sales of the MUMPS multiproject wafer service in China.
What were they thinking: backups and patents
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8/31/2012   4 comments
Do you know what patent #1 was about? Surprise there are two of them...
Book excerpt: SRAM and SDRAM controllers for FPGAs, part 3
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Learn about testing hardware and software for SRAM and SDRAM.
Best of the web – August 31st
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Blogs from around the web that made my “best of the web” list this week…
HSA recruits Arteris, Sonics
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8/31/2012   6 comments
The Heterogeneous Systems Architecture Foundation, a group formed to advance technology standards for multicore processing, has recruited six additional member companies, including two suppliers of network-on-chip intellectual property to its ranks; Arteris and Sonics.
CST offers EMC and SI tool for PCBs
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Computer Simulation Technology launched CST BOARDCHECK for design engineers dealing with electromagnetic compatibility and signal integrity of PCBs to get a quick overview of potential problems in their layout.
How to optimize LIN-controlled Exterior Mirrors
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STMicroelectronics engineers describe how to leverage a new chipset to save quiescent current and overall system costs, making driving safer and more comfortable.
Tokyo court hands Samsung a win over Apple
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8/31/2012   13 comments
A Tokyo court has found Samsung not guilty of infringing Apple's intellectual property, in contrast to a jury decision and a $1.05 billion damage award in Apple's favor in a California court last week.
NXP offers automotive Class-D amplifer
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8/31/2012   5 comments
NXP Semiconductors NV has announced the availability of a stereo Class-D audio amplifier that can provide 136 watts into two by 8 ohms for use in automobiles where high power output is required.
Solar electricity: A renewable energy source
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8/31/2012   2 comments
The sun, our chief source of energy, is a giant nuclear machine. Almost all renewable energy sources are derived in one form or another from the sun.
Free Renesas from its golden cage called Japan
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8/30/2012   33 comments
The crisis surrounding Renesas underscores the rut in which Japan has been stuck. Renesas was created by, for, and of Japan, and that's the issue.
Digital Core Design updates on chip debug
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8/30/2012   2 comments
In a modern system-on-chip, traditional measurement instrumentation does not have access to all of the pins necessary to provide good visibility and debug…
Xilinx to demo broadcast innovation and differentiation at IBC 2012
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Broadcast engineers are faced with the challenges of providing cost-effective, high performance video, audio, and network systems.
Populist poll points to SSD position
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8/30/2012   2 comments
Find out what STEC discovered during virtualization show.
Avnet Wi-Fi dev kit designed to attach to FPGA dev boards
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8/30/2012   5 comments
Avnet Electronics Marketing Americas Introduces the CC3000-Pmod Compatible Wi-Fi Adapter Kit.
ST backs microdisplay firm
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STMicroelectronics has formed a strategic agreement with MicroOLED the development and commercialization of OLED displays and taken a minority stake in the company through an investment of about $7.5 million.
TI rolls MCU motor control kits
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Texas Instruments announced four new compatible motor control kits for motor control development.
How Intel can use wireless charging to attack ARM
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8/30/2012   19 comments
Intel is gearing up to make wireless charging part of its mobile computing offering. Linking computers to mobile phones wirelessly could be used not only to charge up phones but also to supercharge Intel's mobile business strategy.
Formosa Plastics bails out DRAM subsidiaries
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8/30/2012   2 comments
Formosa Plastics Group, parent of Nanya Technology Corp., has put together a bail-out plan worth about $1 billion to keep the loss-making DRAM maker from delisting from the Taiwan stock exchange, according to local reports.
iPhone iOS6 finds better connection when Wi-Fi is overwhelmed
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8/30/2012   13 comments
Rumor has it that Apple’s new iOS 6 operating system, due to launch in the next quarter, will contain a feature that keeps users connected to the best possible network at all times.
Choosing the right EMS partner for medical apps
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Medical electronics market is facing fierce competition, tightening regulations and pressure to produce differentiated products. The demand for support from EMS is then increasing, especially in the sophisticated category of high complexity, low volume medical electronic devices.
Intel energizes wireless charging effort
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8/30/2012   9 comments
Intel has selected mixed-signal fabless chip company Integrated Device Technology to make transmitter and receiver ICs to implement Intel's resonant wireless energy transfer technology.
London Calling: Recore and will.i.am
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8/30/2012   6 comments
What do Recore Systems BV and William Adams, otherwise known as rap artist will.i.am, have in common?
Slideshow: Novel server CPUs glow at Hot Chips
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8/30/2012   8 comments
In the next five years, ARM-based SoCs will grab about ten percent of the server market, according to a straw poll at Hot Chips where new Power and Sparc chips also debuted.
Foreman defends Apple vs. Samsung verdict in video
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8/29/2012   9 comments
In a video interview, Velvin Hogan, the foreman in the closely watched patent infringement cases between Apple and Samsung, defended and provided more context on the jury's decision.
Renesas president won't quit, lays out priorities
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8/29/2012   33 comments
Hours after a U.S. private equity firm launched a takeover bid, Renasas President Yasushi Akao (shown) told EE Times he's staying.
Human hotspots – wireless for your body
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8/29/2012   8 comments
Wireless connectivity is already fairly ubiquitous, but with ever more devices getting hooked up to the net, will the final frontier become the human body?
AlcaLu CTO calls for new basestation chips
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8/29/2012   2 comments
Wireless networks need chips designed for a new class of small-cell basestations said Marcus Weldon (pictured) in a Hot Chips keynote.
Linear Techology The LT4275A (LTPoE++), LT4275B (PoE+) and LT4275C (PoE) power device interface controllers.
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Linear Technology is offering power device interface controllers that support up to 90W and all three power-over-Ethernet standards: LTPoE++, PoE+ and PoE.
Microcontroller-based temp sensors: Accuracy considerations
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By addressing board space and bill of materials cost constraints, a microcontroller with an integrated temperature sensor can provide a cost-effective, single-chip solution for obtaining temperature data.
Silicon Labs claims MCUs with best-in-class temperature sensing
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Silicon Laboratories introduced a family of high-performance 8-bit microcontrollers with an integrated temperature sensor that the company claims provides best-in-class accuracy over an extended temperature range and without the need for calibration.
Seriously?
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
8/29/2012   11 comments
My knee-jerk reaction was "Oh dear, what have I said or done that has raised my friend's ire?"
Verizon pre-certifies Altair LTE chip
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Verizon Wireless pre-certified Altair Semiconductor’s FourGee 3100/6200 LTE chipset, representing the first time that Verizon certified an LTE chip vs. a device.
Maxim 40GBASE-LR4 QSFP+ chipset comprises the MAX3948 DC-coupled laser driver and the DS4830 optical microcontroller
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Maxim Integrated Products' 4-channel QSFP+ transmitter supplies 4x the bandwidth, at less power, and in only 1.5x the area of a single-channel solution.
Invest in the future by investing in young engineers
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8/29/2012   2 comments
“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” To this idea, I would add, “And then you have to educate the next generation of inventors!”
Silicon Laboratories C8051F39x/7x 8-bit MCUs
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Silicon Labs has rolled out an 8-bit MCU line that integrates a temperature sensor, as well as several other analog peripherals, helping to reduce BOM costs in communication and industrial systems.
ams AS3661 smart LED driver
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Smartlight driver from ams integrates control of three separate banks of ‘smart’ indicator LEDs.
Near-field counters aid in device frequency ID
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Two units key in on wireless transmissions as near-field frequency counters - one as a handheld device and the other in a self-contained case to address multiple wireless devices.
Agilent releases fully integrated PCI Express 3.0 software for receiver test
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Agilent Technologies Inc. reports that it has released the industry’s first fully integrated PCI Express (PCIe) 3.0 receiver test calibration and transmitter test software.
New low power TWELP vocoder delivers crystal clear voice performance
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CML Microcircuits has expanded the company’s DuraTALK digital voice processor range with the release of a new professional radio low bit-rate 2.4 kbps vocoder.
Microchip MCP47A1 D/A converter
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This low-power, low-cost 6-bit volatile D/A converter with command code features a 1.8-5.5V wide operating voltage range and I2C/SMBus compatibility.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – August 29th
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Sonics, Intel, IMS, TSMC, Amkor, Bluetooth, Samsung, ASML, ARM, Synopsys, Altera, Xilinx, Delft, Open-Silicon and Evatronix made the lineup today. See here for their news…
A new audio amplifier topology with push-pull transimpedance stage - Part 1: Introduction
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8/29/2012   2 comments
This article introduces an amplifier topology which uses a novel push-pull transimpedance stage that offers a substantial improvement in power supply rejection over standard amplifier configurations, as well as addresses secondary slew rate limits and reduces sensitivity to loading from the output buffer.
Qualcomm, Broadcom settle with Dutch IP house
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8/29/2012   2 comments
Dutch IP licensor Semiconductor Ideas to Market BV has reached a settlement with several chip companies, including Qualcomm and Broadcom, in a deal reportedly worth several million dollars.
Obsolescence mitigation: An approach to a growing problem
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The obsolescence of electronic components is a serious issue for many OEMs in Military and Aerospace communities.
Handheld ADSL2+ tester compliant with DSLAMs
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8/29/2012   1 comment
GAO Instruments is offering its pocket sized handheld ADSL2+ tester that is designed for ADSL, ADSL2, ADSL2+ and Re-ADSL testing. It is well suited for ADSL/ADSL2+ network installation, maintenance, and fault elimination.
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