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What! How big did you say that FPGA is? (Team-design for FPGAs)
Design How-To  
9/27/2010   2 comments
When FPGAs deliver the equivalent of a 20- to 30-million gate ASIC, FPGA design tools, which have traditionally been used by just one or two engineers on a project, begin to break down.
Interconnect group opens India office
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   4 comments
IPC, the electronic interconnect industry association is opening an Indian office as part of a plan to expand its electronics manufacturing and training.
HDMI, DVI, and 7:1 LVDS video display interfaces for Lattice FPGAs
Product News  
9/27/2010   2 comments
Free reference designs are available for the High-Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI 1.3a), Digital Visual Interface (DVI), and 7:1 LVDS video display interfaces.
AWR readies Microwave Office library for Freescale's RF high power models
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
EDA vendor AWR Corp. said it has delivered a Microwave Office 2010 design software library for Freescale Semiconductor's RF high-power models.
Micrel MIC26xxx SuperSwitcher II family of DC-DC buck regulators
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
Micrel rolled out its SuperSwitcher II family of integrated MOSFET buck regulators for high power density DC-DC applications.
Multicore processors: Now a movement
Blog  
9/27/2010   17 comments
Multicore processors aren’t just the odd anomaly, and not a mere trend, but in late 2010 multicore has turned into a movement – a full-fledged 1960’s Arlo Guthrie society-changing movement.
Austriamicrosystems' AS3695A and AS3695C high-precision LED driver ICs
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
austriamicrosystems has beefed up its portfolio of LED backlight unit drivers and controllers for the latest generation of LCD TVs.
MIPS offers multicore processor for Web-connected CE devices
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   35 comments
MIPS Technologies launched a new processor IP core designed for consumer chip vendors to develop high-performance multicore, multi-threaded SoCs with ease.
Snecma uses Ansys' Workbench for aircraft, rocket engine design
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9/27/2010   Post a comment
France-based aerospace manufacturer Snecma said it has deployed Ansys' Workbench as its standard simulation environment to support the development of civil and military airplane engines, launch vehicles and satellites.
Student Entrepreneur learns two lessons
Blog  
9/27/2010   7 comments
Student entrepreneur and electronic engineer Simon Barker has learned a couple of lessons about media relations and is happy to share.
DSP analyst advises Intel to buy Via Telecom
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   26 comments
Will Strauss, president of market research firm Forward Concepts, has advised Intel to try to acquire Via Telecom for its CMDA technology.
HD-over-Wi-Fi startup raises $21 million
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   28 comments
Quantenna Communications Inc., a developer of silicon for wireless networking that adds beamforming to the 802.11n wireless standard to deliver guaranteed bandwidth, has raised $21 million in a Series E round of financing.
Vector processing accelerates QorIQ
News & Analysis  
9/27/2010   5 comments
Freescale has added an AltiVec single-instruction-multiple-data processing unit inside every core inside forthcoming QorIQ chips being readied for announcement next year.
Roboteq programmable 2 x150A DC motor controller targets mobile robot & automation apps
Product News  
9/26/2010   Post a comment
The HDC2450 is an intelligent motor controller from Roboteq capable of directly driving two DC motors up to 150Amps each at up to 50V. The new controller is targeted at designers of mobile robots, Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), or any other high power motor control application.
Mobile Internet apps moving e-commerce off the Web
News & Analysis  
9/26/2010   34 comments
Mobile Internet apps are clicking with millions of smartphone users as e-commerce moves off the Web.
Agilent: Help for testing wideband transmitters
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
9/26/2010   3 comments
I just heard from the team at Agilent that they have a new app note on making wideband radar and satcom measurements.
Innovation at home: Inside a 3-D desktop scanner
Teardown  
9/26/2010   9 comments
The desktop NextEngine 3D Scanner rivals the capability of more expensive scanners by creating mesh files of three-dimensional objects for industrial design, reverse engineering, CGI and content creation apps.
6-dB Directional coupler from Anatech spans 800 to 2500MHz
Product News  
9/26/2010   Post a comment
Anatech Electronics has introduced the AM1650DC838 directional coupler designed for wireless and general-purpose applications from 800 to 2500 MHz. It uses Type N connectors and measures 4.2 x 1.6 x 0.9 in.
Z-Communications releases waveguide-to-coax adapters and termination products
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9/26/2010   Post a comment
Z-Communications' new waveguide-to-coax adapters and terminations are available in rectangular waveguide sizes ranging from WR137 to WR28. 
National Semiconductor: Software Defined Radio: Don’t Talk to Me about ENOBs, Part 2 of 2
Design How-To  
9/25/2010   16 comments
Recent advances in analog-to- digital converter (ADC) technology (12 bits at 3.6-GSPS) have enabled the development of wide bandwidth SDR systems that can simultaneously process multiple channels at high input frequencies. Part 2 of this piece details the limitations of traditional specs for SDR, and which ones really matter.
Rambus: Signal and power integrity limitations for mobile memory in 3D packaging
Design How-To  
9/25/2010   19 comments
Mobile devices like cell phones and portable game consoles require memory systems that meet two key requirements: low power dissipation and high packaging density. In order to meet these requirements, mobile memories are implementing changes compared to traditional memories that impact signal and power integrity.
ESC-Cypherbridge, Nabto web-server module with Microchip PIC18F66J60
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9/25/2010   Post a comment
Cypherbridge and Nabto announced a new web-server module, the Nabto uServer module at ESC Boston 2010.
Don’t re-cycle – free-cycle!
Blog  
9/24/2010   9 comments
I just heard about the most amazing organization that facilitates one's giving and getting stuff for free... I'm now hoping to acquire a really nice antique radio plus I have a bunch of things I no longer need...
Processor fuses multiple imaging streams to sense vehicle surroundings
Design How-To  
9/24/2010   18 comments
With automotive vision systems proliferating, processor architecture can combine various image sources for tasks such as object detection and lane departure warning.
Analyst sees second gold rush in solar
News & Analysis  
9/24/2010   43 comments
A new round of government subsidies for solar panels could drive second gold rush in the solar market, according to a financial analyst.
UGent and imec launch silicon photonics spin-off Caliopa
News & Analysis  
9/24/2010   13 comments
The Photonics Research Group of Ghent University and research consortium imec have created and spun off Caliopa to develop and market advanced silicon photonics-based optical transceivers for the data and telecommunications markets.
Ultra-low-latency FPGA-based system stuns ITCH-parsing experts
Product News  
9/24/2010   2 comments
Financial organizations strive for microsecond advantages over their competition. This C-to-FPGA-based system bypasses CPU processing and puts "Trigger-to-Trade" capability into the FPGA.
Why Altium has acquired Morfik
Blog  
9/24/2010   2 comments
Australian software company Altium has acquired Morfik to help electronics designers add cloud connectivity to anything. To better grasp the ins and outs of this transaction, Alan Perkins of Altium has agreed to explain the company's intention to bring the ‘Internet of everything’ a step closer.
PLX acquires Teranetics in $36M deal
News & Analysis  
9/24/2010   3 comments
PLX Technology, Inc., a designer of PCI bridge and switch chips, has signed a merger agreement to acquire Teranetics, Inc., a developer of physical layer chips for 10 Gbit/second Ethernet over copper.
The electronic ghost in the optical network
Engineering Investigations  
9/23/2010   41 comments
Engineer grapples with consequences of vaguely-specified characteristics
Samsung mass producing 8GB DDR3 module for laptops
Product News  
9/23/2010   3 comments
Samsung said it as begun mass producing an 8-gigabyte small outline dual inline memory module for laptops and mobile workstations.
New Intel Atom is all about embedded
Blog  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Kenton Williston reviews the new Atom E6xx processor.
Best of Intel Developer Forum (IDF)
Blog  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Kenton Williston offers his view of the best of the Intel Developer Forum.
Wi-Fi, TV backers clash over white spaces ruling
News & Analysis  
9/23/2010   6 comments
Wi-Fi and television backers were quick to clash over a ruling by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission to free up unused spectrum between TV channels.
Phantastic Phabulous Phun
Blog  
9/23/2010   4 comments
Phun allows you to quickly and easily model real-world systems in a graphical manner to illustrate the effects of friction and gravity and all sorts of stuff.
Developing a comprehensive approach to infotainment connectivity
Design How-To  
9/23/2010   25 comments
As cars become more connected within and with the outside world, their internal connectivity landscape begins to change. Where once the MOST bus was a dominate means of infotainment networking, additional features and functions now call for a broader range of communication technologies.
2D-FFT FPGA IP library for imaging and DSP apps
Product News  
9/23/2010   1 comment
These 2D-FFT library elements from OptNgn are intended for inexpensive, low power sensor data stream processing of convolution and filtering-based applications from video, medical, radar/sonar, and scientific-based real-time sources.
Nvidia: ARM smartphones will bury x86 PCs
News & Analysis  
9/23/2010   20 comments
ARM will triumph over Intel as smartphones and tablets disrupt the x86 PC industry, said Jen-Hsun Huang, chief executive of Nvidia, speaking at the company's annual conference.
IBM characterizes single-atom DRAM
News & Analysis  
9/23/2010   14 comments
IBM Research described a new pulsed-technique to stimulate and read-out the state of an individual atom for atomic-scale memories, solar cells and future quantum computers. atomic-scale memories, solar cells and future quantum computers.
RFID security - Part 4: Management of RFID security
Design How-To  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Part 4 of an excerpt from the book "Wireless Security: Know it All" covers risk and vulnerability assessment, as well as how to manage risks and threats.
PLD market to grow 43% in 2010, says iSuppli
News & Analysis  
9/23/2010   25 comments
Programmable logic devices are set to beat overall semiconductor market in growth in 2010, according to analyst iSuppli.
Fujitsu introduces MCU with embedded FRAM
Product News  
9/23/2010   1 comment
Semiconductor Europe has introduced a second generation 8-bit microcontroller featuring embedded FRAM (Ferroelectric Random Access Memory).
The horror of 80-hour photomask write times
Semi Conscious  
9/23/2010   6 comments
Advanced photomasks could take 80 hours of write time at the 20/22-nm node, according to Aki Fujimura, CEO of D2S and managing sponsor of the eBeam Initiative.
Dawn's CCE-3VX4 VPX CUBE 4-slot 3U conduction-cooled enclosure
Product News  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Designed for VPX 3U modules, Dawn VME Products’ ruggedized 4-slot conduction-cooled enclosure is designed to MIL-STD-810F, DO-160E and MIL-STD-461E standards.
Exar's XR21B1411 Full-Speed USB UART
Product News  
9/23/2010   13 comments
Exar has expanded its Full-Speed USB UART series with a device that provides ± 15kV HBM ESD protection, up to 12Mbps serial data rate, optimized software drivers and support for very large FIFO sizes.
Extreme Engineering Solutions' XPedite5570 air- or conduction-cooled 3U VPX single-board computer
Product News  
9/23/2010   Post a comment
Dubbed XPedite5570, X-ES’ latest product provides a low-power, high-performance SBC for Size, Weight, and Power (SWaP) constrained military applications.
When your simplest connector is also your weakest link: the tale of the DC power plug
Blog  
9/22/2010   41 comments
So much sophistication, all brought down by a basic connection
ESC - RFM introduces low-cost 900 MHZ FHSS module for sensing, telemetry, control apps
Product News  
9/22/2010   Post a comment
The DNT90 from RF Monolithics, Inc. is a new 900 MHz frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) module. Operating in the 900 MHz ISM band, the DNT90 is a low-cost, long-range, multi-purpose OEM RF module suitable for a wide variety of cost-sensitive applications, including wireless sensor networking, telemetry and control applications.
ESC - PTI’s new Flash Board cuts development time for wireless embedded apps
Product News  
9/22/2010   Post a comment
The PTI Flash Board from Precision Technology, Inc. (PTI) is a new, low-cost development board and prototyping platform for optimization of embedded applications, including portable data terminals, medical patient monitors and human machine interface (HMI) display panels.
Sharp to pay $305M for solar project developer
News & Analysis  
9/22/2010   Post a comment
Japanese electronics giant Sharp signed a definitive agreement to acquire solar project developer Recurrent Energy for up to $305 million.
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