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Modular FPGA board for extreme hardware-accelerated computing
Product News  
9/30/2010   3 comments
The M-503 addresses the ever-increasing demands for memory and I/O bandwidth for High Performance Computing (HPC) applications in the bioinformatics, image processing, and signal processing domains.
Book Review: Wetware: A Computer in Every Living Cell by Dennis Bray
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/30/2010   4 comments
How does a single-cell creature, such as an amoeba, lead such a sophisticated life? How does it hunt living prey, respond to lights, sounds, and smells, and display complex sequences of movements without the benefit of a nervous system?
Analyst: Report that Cirrus lost iPhone slot bogus
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   17 comments
A report that Cirrus Logic has lost the coveted audio codec socket in the forthcoming iPhone 5 from Apple is factually inaccurate and not credible, according to a Wall Street analyst.
Book Review, In Search of Time, Dan Falk
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/30/2010   8 comments
In his book In Search of Time, the author Dan Falk walks through the theories of time, from our earliest ancestors' perception of time to the development of various calendars to today's world of atomic clocks.
Book Review: Reinventing Gravity by John Moffat
Engineer’s Bookshelf  
9/30/2010   5 comments
Reinventing Gravity is a wonderful book. The author, respected Physicist John Moffat, doesn’t assume that the reader has any form of expert knowledge. Instead, he starts by walking us step-by-step through the various theories of gravity, from Aristotle to the present day...
U.S. must fast-track policy on rare earth materials
Blog  
9/30/2010   26 comments
China's export and tariff rule changes for rare earth materials are a wakeup call: The U.S. must fast-track its policy on exploration, development and commercialization.
Analyst cuts 2010 chip growth forecast to 32%
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   21 comments
Market forecaster iSuppli Corp. has decided it should curb its enthusiasm for the global chip market in 2010. The firm says it sees softening demand and rising inventories and has trimmed its forecast to 32 percent.
Tanner EDA reports double-digit growth
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   2 comments
Tanner EDA (Monrovia, Calif.) has closed fiscal year 2010, ending May 2010, with a 17-percent revenue growth over fiscal year 2009. For the current fiscal year, the company said it anticipates continued double-digit growth.
Renesas aims to gain market share with SoCs
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   12 comments
Renesas Electronics Corp. has announced measures it says will strengthen the company's system-on-chip (SoC) business for networking and industrial infrastructures that support the cloud-computing era.
Mobile video processor goes 3-D
Product News  
9/30/2010   20 comments
Fabless mobile video chip company Movidius Ltd. has launched the MA1133 video processor as the first chip in its Myriad 3-D range, capable of capturing and manipulating stereo imagery on a mobile phone.
Agilent joins PXI Systems Alliance board
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   2 comments
Agilent Technologies Inc. has joined seven other sponsor-level member companies on the board of directors of the PXI Systems Alliance. The primary goal of the PXISA is to improve the effectiveness of CompactPCI-based solutions in measurement and automation through use of the PXI specification
ADI ADXRS453 MEMS gyroscope
Product News  
9/30/2010   1 comment
Analog Devices unveiled the ADXRS453 iMEMS gyroscope, which offers higher accuracy in harsh environments.
Analyst: Cost of CMP slurries skyrocketing
News & Analysis  
9/30/2010   2 comments
The price of slurries used in chemical mechanical planarization in semiconductor manufacturing is going up thanks to a Chinese embargo of rare earth oxides, according to an analyst.
Analyst: Four things Nokia needs to do
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   20 comments
Nokia's new chief executive needs to focus the company on fewer handsets supporting more operating systems and move its headquarters to the U.S., said a veteran mobile systems analyst.
Emcore could lose Nasdaq listing
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
Compound semiconductor vendor Emcore has been notified by the Nasdaq stock market that it could be de-listed because its stock price has been under $1 per share for 30 consecutive business days, the company said.
Netherlands center posts 20 research jobs
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   4 comments
A research center in the Netherlands has posted 20 job openings for technical people, particularly for those with experience in advanced lighting technology and body area networks for health and wellness monitoring.
Silicon photonics pioneer snags 'genius' award
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   45 comments
University professor Michal Lipson was recently made a MacArthur Foundation Fellow--the no-strings-attached $500,000 "genius" award.
Sensor Products Tactilus heat-sink analysis system
Product News  
9/29/2010   1 comment
The Tactilus heat-sink analysis system detects surface contact and pressure distribution between a CPU and a heat sink.
Hello from the Abstruse Goose
Blog  
9/29/2010   4 comments
Have you seen the cartoons on the Abstruse Goose website? If not there are some real corkers (that means "good ones") there that will bring a wry smile to your face.
MIPS Technologies touts MIPS32 1074K core as fastest fully-synthesizable multicore IP
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
MIPS Technologies, Inc. has introduced the MIPS32 1074K Coherent Processing System (CPS), a new processor that offers industry-leading speed for fully-synthesizable multicore IP, offering the high performance of a custom implementation with an off-the-shelf CPU core.
Software is top headache for network engineers
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   8 comments
Software tops the list of concerns for network systems developers who called for better tools for debugging multicore processors and supporting virtual I/O.
Semico: Sky not falling on ICs
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   5 comments
The semiconductor market has begun to crest after huge growth in the first half of the year, according to Semico Research.
Chip silicon shipments projected to jump 24%
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   5 comments
Worldwide shipments of silicon for semiconductor manufacturing will grow 23.6 percent in 2010 to a record 8.9 billion square inches, according to market research firm iSuppli.
SciTech Publishing: More deals for your bookshelf
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
9/29/2010   53 comments
For those of you who enjoyed the list of sale books from SciTech Publishing, here is some more. They tell me that the sale went so well, they are extending it to these titles, but only until October 8th.
Mega-powerful 3D software only $99!
Product News  
9/29/2010   3 comments
The folks at Alibre have developed an incredibly powerful – yet easy to use – 3D CAD program called Alibre Design that will have you tap-dancing with delight.
Wolfson's WM8325 power management IC
Product News  
9/29/2010   Post a comment
Wolfson is sampling what it says is the highest current monolithic power management IC, which features four programmable DC-DC converters, including one which is capable of delivering up to 2.5A.
Atrenta names new CFO
News & Analysis  
9/29/2010   Post a comment
Atrenta Inc., a provider of early design closure solutions, announced it has appointed Bert Clement as chief financial officer. He reports to Atrenta's CEO, Dr. Ajoy Bose.
New GE VME I/O boards deliver 48 analog/digital inputs/outputs in single 6U VME slot
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9/29/2010   Post a comment
GE Intelligent Platforms has launched the first in a new family of VME multifunction I/O boards designed specifically to address the problems caused by the growing constraints on size, weight and power in today’s military platforms. Using only a single chassis slot, he VME-6500 6U VME Multifunction I/O Board can deliver the analog and digital I/O capabilities that previously would have occupied four slots, making a significant contribution to substantially enhanced performance and functional den
Maxim readies 'lite' powerline device
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   5 comments
Analog chip maker Maxim Integrated Products Inc. is readying a new powerline communication (PLC) device.
VME boards suffer market slump
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   4 comments
The military, industrial and telecom markets for VME single-board computers are all underperforming, according to a report from the Vita trade association.
Class-D amp offers cost-efficient, smartphone friendly solution
Product News  
9/28/2010   17 comments
Silicon Labs' Si270x stereo digital Class-D amplifier employs multilayer EMI mitigation technology to enable easier EMI compliance, AM/FM radio co-existence and smartphone compatibility.
Live blogging Maxim's editor-analyst day
Blog  
9/28/2010   3 comments
What's new at the quiet giant of the analog world?
Maxim's MAX9622 precision operational amplifier
Product News  
9/28/2010   17 comments
Maxim's latest op amp precisely calibrates Vos on power-up, enabling designers to downsize their sense resistor to improve power efficiency.
Continua expands specs, adds Microsoft
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   3 comments
The Continua Health Alliance has expanded its suite of design guidelines with new personal and wide-area wireless interfaces for home health systems and added Microsoft Corp. as a member.
In search of the gasoline-powered diesel engine
Blog  
9/28/2010   73 comments
Here's a cool idea that you may or may not have in the back of your mind—why not a petrol-fueled diesel-combustion-cycle engine?
MosChip MCS9950 multi-function PCI Express (PCIe) connectivity with display controller chip
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9/28/2010   Post a comment
MosChip's latest controller offers built-in support to enable a variety of PCIe to multiple I/O connectivity and display options.
Startup alert: Nanotecture promises tripling of energy-storage performance
SmartEnergy Designline Blog  
9/28/2010   Post a comment
Given the burgeoning need for improved storage methodologies, whether in batteries or supercapacitors, Nanotecture’s new nanoporous technology is really exciting. Here’s a quick synopsys.
The nose knows what we don't: is "smell" the final transducer frontier?
Blog  
9/28/2010   28 comments
We have incredible sensors for every phenomenon except scent; will that change soon?
European bank loans ST $470 million
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   42 comments
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a 350 million euro (about $470 million) loan contract with STMicroelectronics NV in support of the company's industrial and R&D concerning next-generation semiconductor circuits.
Cadence defines Cortex-A15 MPCore implementation methodology
Product News  
9/28/2010   Post a comment
Cadence Design Systems Inc. said it is providing an optimized implementation methodology for the new ARM Cortex-A15 MPCore processor. The purpose is to offer mutual customers an immediate access to optimized implementation flow for designing Cortex-A15 MPCore-Based SoCs.
Tools aid debug and validation to MIPI M-PHY specification
Product News  
9/28/2010   Post a comment
At the MIPI Alliance All-Members meeting in Athens, Greece, Tektronix Inc. has introduced tools that enable engineers to use its DPO/DSA/MSO70000B series oscilloscope to start performance verification and debug for the MIPI Alliance M-PHY standard.
Hunting that elusive bug
Design How-To  
9/28/2010   42 comments
This article discusses the non-trivial challenge of detecting and correcting the – often elusive – functional defects that unavoidably arise in the design of complex system-on-chip (SoC) devices. How do we mitigate the conflict between the dramatic increase in SoC design complexity and the need to deliver the design in a shorter time with the same or better design quality?
ARM micros rival Freescale's ColdFire
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   23 comments
Freescale Semiconductor's two new families of ARM- and ColdFire-based microcontrollers bring the price of battery-saving half-watt power consumption down to around a $5.
Tilera details 100-core processor
News & Analysis  
9/28/2010   53 comments
Fabless chip vendor Tilera detailed its third generation of multicore processors, headlined by an SoC that features 100 64-bit cores.
Seeking input on DAC's strategy
The Entrepreneurial Engineer  
9/28/2010   15 comments
Asked to serve on the Design Automation Conference strategy committee for 2011, Sean Murphy is looking for suggestions to improve the show.
Teardown finds Cypress, STMicro in new iPod nano
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   11 comments
Apple's sixth generation iPod nano features chips supplied by Samsung Electronics, Toshiba, Cypress Semiconductor, Cirrus Logic and STMicroelectronics NV, according to a teardown analysis conducted by market research firm iSuppli.
RIM reveals its Playbook in tablet game
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   15 comments
Research in Motion is using high-end media aimed at business users to differentiate its tablet computer in what is quickly becoming a crowded field.
Analog Devices AD9467 16-bit ADC
Product News  
9/27/2010   17 comments
Analog Devices announced the AD9647 16-bit A/D converter operating at 250 MSPS (mega samples per second).
AUTOSAR OS measures task execution times
Design How-To  
9/27/2010   46 comments
Design tool not only does task and interrupt-timing analysis but determines runtime conflicts as well.
NKK Switches KP series of RGB illuminated pushbuttons
Product News  
9/27/2010   8 comments
NKK Switches' KP Series of illuminated miniature pushbutton switches provides design engineers with many options that enhance and complete front panels needing an innovative and modern look and feel.
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