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NSF sponsors multicore university research
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9/2/2008   Post a comment
The U.S. National Science Foundation and semiconductor university-research consortium Semiconductor Research Corporation have launched a three-year joint initiative focused on multi-core chip design and architecture.
Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Circuit Examples - Part 3: Speed-controlled DC motor
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See how to prototype a speed-controlled DC motor circuit - starting from basic principles - as the author of the "Open-Source Robotics and Process Control Cookbook" describes how he developed the circuit and coding for the main propulsion system of an autonomous submarine project.
TI trains its eye on ultrasound
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Medical devices are proving a primary driver of semiconductor innovation, according to Texas Instruments, and portable ultrasound devices are leading the way.
Suntech inks polysilicon supply agreement
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China's Suntech Power Holdings, a supplier of photovoltaic cells and modules, has signed a seven-year, $750 million polysilicon supply agreement with DC Chemical, a chemicals producer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea.
Google claims browser is easy on memory, CPUs
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9/2/2008   2 comments
Internet search giant Google will release an open-source Web browser sporting what it claims are innovations to make better use of processor and memory resources in a browser that is more stable and secure than the competition.
Happy Birthday to the LEGO Mindstorms Robotics kit
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Launched ten years ago, LEGO Mindstorms has inspired some pretty amazing robotics projects. Here are short videos of a few of them, including a LEGO auto factory, Rubik's Cube solver and a self-parking car.
Forced air cooling in power supplies
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The two most common ways of cooling a power supply are convection cooling and forced air cooling and this article examines their implementation considerations.
More ATE consolidation: Teradyne to buy Eagle Test
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In the latest of a wave of ATE consolidation, Teradyne has signed a definitive agreement to acquire fellow semiconductor automated test equipment vendor Eagle Test Systems for approximately $250 million in cash, the companies said.
An interesting problem to ponder
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
9/2/2008   1 comment
The response to previous problems I've posed has been extremely enthusiastic, so here's another poser for us to peruse and ponder...
Spansion targets mobiles with NAND flash
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Flash memory specialist and NOR market leader Spansion Inc. will start sampling later this year its ORNAND2 MirrorBit technology based NAND devices, targeting handset makers.
SMD LEDs housed in CLCC-2 flat ceramic package
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Vishay Intertechnology Inc. has released a series of high-intensity amber and yellow power SMD LEDs in the CLCC-2 flat ceramic package with driving currents up to 400mA.
300 to 930MHz receiver addresses multiple bands with software
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Designed for automatic meter reading and remote controls, Melexis has launched a frequency agile RF receiver chip dubbed the MLX71122 that addresses multiple bands using software.
Staccato launches industry's first 65nm CMOS single-chip device for UWB
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The Ripcord2, its first 65nm UWB device that supports multiple protocols, including Wireless USB, High-Speed Bluetooth, Wireless IP and Wireless Audio/Video. In addition, several features were added to Ripcord2, including support for WiMedia Band Groups 1, 3 and 6, as well as the capability for detection and avoidance (DAA).
High-power bipolar transistor line ranges from 960 to 1215-MHz
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Tyco Electronics M/A-COM announced a line-up of three high-power bipolar transistors designed for pulsed avionics and radar applications, ranging from 960 MHz to 1215 MHz.
Microbatterries open up new horizons
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MIT researchers are now using viruses to construct microbatteries that are half the size of a human cell.
Introduction to Wireless Systems--A Tutorial--Part VI
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9/2/2008   1 comment
Here is segment six of a multi-part series excerpted from 'Introduction to Wireless Systems.' Chapter 4 concentrates on Radio Frequency Coverage: Systems Engineering and Design. Introduction to Wireless Systems brings together the theoretical and practical knowledge readers need to participate effectively in the planning, design, or implementation of virtually any wireless system.
DVCon 2009 Announces Call for Paper
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The 2009 Design and Verification Conference (DVCon), sponsored by Accellera, is now accepting paper, panel and tutorial submissions.
Magma to Develop Software for Solar Cell Fabs
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Magma Design Automation announced development of a new yield enhancement software system customized for solar fabs.
EuP could have RoHS-like impact; eco-design to dominate Green Electronics Conference
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The European Union's Energy-using Products (EuP) directive is expected to have a sweeping impact on the worldwide electronics industry similar to the RoHS legislation.
Tiny transducers permit 3D ultrasound probe in catheter tip
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An ultrasound probe that is small enough to ride along at the tip of a catheter will be able to provide physicians with clearer real-time images of soft tissue without the risks associated with conventional x-ray catheter guidance.
IMEC, CEA-Leti partner on silicon photonics IC technology
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European research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has teamed with the Electronics and Information Technology Laboratory of the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA-Leti) to launch ePIXfab, an extension of their multi-project wafer silicon photonics prototyping service initiated in 2006.
300mm wafers start dominating capacity, says SIA
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300mm wafers for the first time account for the largest share of wafer manufacturing capacity and actual wafers processed, with 44 percent of total capacity and 47 percent of total silicon processed, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA).
Rule checker supports MISRA TargetLink rules
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With Model Examiner 1.2, the software technology company Model Engineering Solutions (MES) introduces a new version of the rule checker for Simulink and TargetLink Models. The software enables developers of Automotive MPU to check automatically their TargetLink Models generated by the dSpace code generator on compliance with MISRA-TargetLink rules. Thus, designers can save development time and shorten time-to-market.
Torex Semiconductor : LDO regulators are available in a variety of packages
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XC6701 series 28-V high speed low dropout voltage regulators are well suited for 24-V systems and industrial applications.
Kontron : COM Express Computer-on-Module is equipped with 45nm Intel processors
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Equipped with space- and energy-saving 45 nm high-end processors, the Kontron ETXexpress-PC COM Express Computer-on-Module sets new performance-per-watt standards for embedded applications with high demands on data processing and/or multi-media conversion and output.
Renesas : 65 nm dual-core processor enables high-performance multimedia
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Renesas Technology Europe has announced the SH7786 dual-core processor fabricated with a 65 nm process for high-performance multimedia equipment such as car navigation systems.
Ultrawideband chip debuts at tough time for wireless USB
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Staccato Communications aims to escape a predicted shakeout in ultrawideband chips for wireless USB with its Ripcord2 that uses 65 nm process technology to hit size, power and cost levels it hopes will attract the kinds of volume uses that have eluded the technology to date.
Extreme Design: Ultra-compact embedded computer overcomes multiple design challenges
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9/1/2008   1 comment
Putting significant signal-processing power in a very small, rugged package brings major mechanical, packaging, and thermal design challenges
Solar cell technologists receive award recognition
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Professor Antonio Luque Lopez of the Institute for Solar Energy at Madrid University is the winner of the SolarWorld Senior Einstein Award 2008 with Bram Hoex of Eindhoven University receiving this year's SolarWorld Junior Einstein Award.
Analysis: Chip sales ease in July
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The three-month moving average of global semiconductor sales came in at $22.18 bn for July according to figures from the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, in line with expectations. However, the figures confirm this ends a run of strong chip market growth.
Intel buys British mobile Linux developer
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Intel has acquired, for an undisclosed sum, mobile Linux development firm OpenedHand (London, England).
EU blocks WTO investigation into high-tech tariffs
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The European Union blocked a World Trade Organization investigation of its duties on high-tech imported goods such as satellite boxes, flat-panel computer monitors, and digital scanners and printers.
World's first fuel cell-driven passenger ship sets sail
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Fuel cell developer, Proton Power Systems has unveiled the world's first fuel cell driven passenger ship, running on a hybrid fuel cell drive technology produced by the company's wholly owned subsidiary, Proton Motor Fuel Cell GmbH.
German customs raid Hyundai at Berlin's IFA, say reports
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German customs police raided Korea's Hyundai IT Corp in Berlin over the weekend, seizing flat-screen televisions from its stand at IFA, the world's largest consumer electronics fair.
IMEC, Plextronics partner on solar cells
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European research organization IMEC (Leuven, Belgium) has teamed with Plextronics, Inc. (Pittsburgh, PA.), a specialist in printed solar, lighting and other organic electronics, to develop a reproducible process for organic solar cells using Plextronics' materials and inks.
e2v set to buy US group QP Semiconductors
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Sensors, semiconductors and electronic tubes specialist e2v technologies plc (Chelmsford, England) is to buy QP Semiconductor, Inc. (Santa Clara, Calif.) for an initial cash consideration of $65 million.
Global semi sales up 2.8% in July
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Sales of semiconductors in Europe in July grew by 0.7 percent to reach $3.39 bn according to the World Semiconductor Trade Statistics (WSTS) organization, up 3.3 percent on the corresponding period last year. On a year to date basis, sales increased by 1.6 percent against the same period last year.
Maxim : Overvoltage protectors offer negative polarity protection
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The MAX4970/-71/-72 family of 2 x 1.5 mm overvoltage protectors (OVPs) protect low-voltage systems against faults up to 28 V.
Linear Technology : Step-down switching regulator has a programmable output current limit
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Linear Technology announces the LT3653, a 1.2 A, 1.5 MHz monolithic current mode step-down switching regulator with a programmable output current limit.
Stepper motor unit with integrated motion control
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The PANdrive PD-140-42-SE mechatronic unit from Trimanic contains a motion control element in combination with a 42 mm stepper motor (NEMA 17).
BVM : 5.25 inch motherboard supports two independent displays
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The LS-572 5.25 inch form factor motherboard from BVM supports current and 45 nm next generation processors of the LGA775 packaged Core 2 Duo and Quad processors with up to 1333 MHz system bus.
Fraunhofer demos DAB Surround broadcast
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At the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin, Fraunhofer IIS demonstrates a method to transmit 5.1 surround sound across DAB radio channels. The technology is compatible with existing DAB radio.
Atmel rolls $399 customizable MCU kit
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Atmel debuts a starter kit for its CAP customizable MCUs. The kit speed migration of ARM7-plus-FPGA designs to single chip solutions.
Will memristors prove irresistible?
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The transistor was invented in 1925 but lay dormant until finding a corporate champion in Bell Labs during the 1950s. Now another groundbreaking electronic circuit may be poised for the same kind of success after languishing as an academic curiosity for more than three decades.
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