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What we did on your summer vacation
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
Catch up on articles you may have missed during the summer months.
Synopsys's DDR interface IP to support DDR4
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
Updated IP includes a 13 percent jump in raw bandwidth and up to 50 percent reduction in overall latency.
Gamers, phone users promised intrinsic security
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9/30/2012   Post a comment
European collaborative research project proposes measures to protect computer games players' and phone users' identities and data.
Why race cars don't turn; they rotate
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9/29/2012   Post a comment
James "Sulli" Sullivan of SH Racing talks about the IndyCar handling through optimizing "toe" and "stagger" during the MAVTV 500 race in 2012.
Diodes buys Power Analog Micro
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9/29/2012   Post a comment
Diodes agreed to buy analog IC vendor Power Analog Microelectronics for an undisclosed sum.
EcoCar2: Influencing auto design, young engineers
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9/28/2012   4 comments
The future of fuel-efficient cars is emerging from the EcoCar 2 competition.
Dive into DDR4 with JEDEC workshop
Memory Designline Blog  
9/28/2012   Post a comment
Learn about testing DDR4 and reasons to migrate to the standard at the October 30-31 event in Santa Clara, California.
Power Tip 52: Making over the wall wart
Power Tips  
9/28/2012   5 comments
With worldwide sales of cell phones closing in on 2 billion per year, the cell phone charger’s size, cost and efficiency is under scrutiny.
Dissolving ICs could be used as medical implants
Design How-To  
9/28/2012   4 comments
Bio-compatible ICs dissolve harmlessly into their surroundings after functioning for a precise amount of time.
Silicon nanomembranes enable fingertip electronics
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Electronic fingertips could one day allow us to feel virtual sensations.
Open Kernel Labs bought by defense giant
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Aerospace and defense conglomerate General Dynamics has acquired Open Kernel Labs, a 2006 startup that has successfully developed "virtualization software" for mobile phones and broadband devices. The value of the cash transaction has not been disclosed.
Wearable sensor devices leverage MEMS motion tracking innovations
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Increased consumer interest in real-time data, statistics, contextual awareness and social sharing will change personal fitness, athlete evaluation and the sports viewing experience forever.
X-Fab pledges more money for making MEMS
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9/28/2012   2 comments
X-Fab Silicon Foundries has said it plans to invest $50 million in its microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) operations, which it will operate under the name X-Fab MEMS Foundry.
Samsung, ST sign foundry deal
News & Analysis  
9/28/2012   22 comments
STMicroelectronics has selected Samsung's foundry business unit for the production of ICs using a 32/28-nm high-K metal gate manufacturing process.
Slideshow: Intel carves new path to x86 tablets
News & Analysis  
9/28/2012   15 comments
Seven OEMs showed dockable tablets based on Intel's new dual-core Atom SoC, but analysts say its unclear how they will fare against the Apple iPad.
Embedded Wi-Fi development boards integrate TCP/IP stack
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Microchip’s latest boards are based on pre-certified Wi-Fi modules with the industry’s lowest power from its recent Roving Networks acquisition.
Vishay expands low-profile, high-current inductor line
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
New device in the 2020 case size features ultra-low 1.2 mm profile.
Micron hopes for better times ahead
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Memory chip vendor misses expectations for quarterly sales, but says NAND pricing improving.
Silicon Laboratories Si87xx digital isolators
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Silicon Lab’s CMOS-based Si87xx isolators offer longer device lifetime and superior reliability, enabling manufacturers to extend product warranties.
TI TPS84250 power module
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
Check out TI's smallest 2.5 power module with 65-V transient protection.
Tiny enclosures fit in mobile devices
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9/28/2012   Post a comment
TEKO is offering enclosures that are the size of a credit card, but deep enough to accept a PCB populated with surface-mount components.
ON Semi names CFO
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
Firm promotes 13-year company veteran Bernard Gutmann to replace CFO Donald Colvin, who is retiring.
Fujitsu takes Rambus license
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
Fujitsu Semiconductor renewed its license to use Rambus's memory chip technology. Terms were not disclosed.
The Oski 72 hour challenge
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
What was the Oski 72 hours DAC challenge all about and will they do it again next year?
Adapteva Kickstarts Hundred-dollar Supercomputer
News & Analysis  
9/27/2012   14 comments
Adapteva CEO Andreas Olofsson says if supporters donate $3 million to the Parallela project, he will release a 16-core board for $99 and make its software open source.
Technology Trends: DDR4 first look
Design How-To  
9/27/2012   1 comment
The new DRAM standard leverages a pseudo-open-drain design and techniques like an on-die Vref to position itself for faster performance and lower power consumption in the same size package.
Strategic investments, partnerships drive EDA innovation
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
With traditional sources of venture funding drying up, small EDA firms turn to the big companies that depend on their tools.
Why OMAP can't compete in smartphones
Semi Conscious  
9/27/2012   10 comments
How Texas Instruments' decision to pull out of the cellular baseband business determined the future course of its apps processor.
Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/27/2012   15 comments
Ha! 10 points to me I think!
Silicon Valley Nation: Of touchdowns and technology
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/27/2012   8 comments
The controversy over an NFL touchdown pass that wasn't has again highlighted our relationship with our technology.
NASA ponders Mars sample return mission
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9/27/2012   Post a comment
The space agency is considering a plan that would use a combination of rovers, satellites and astronauts parked beyond Earth orbit to return a Mars soil sample to Earth.
Cisco chip exec sees steady ASIC investments
News & Analysis  
9/27/2012   5 comments
Dan Lenoski (shown), says the router giant is maintaining its silicon investments with an ASIC unit that is cranking out more than a dozen new projects a year.
Intel debuts next-generation Atom for tablets
News & Analysis  
9/27/2012   4 comments
Clover Trail, a dual-core Atom SoC, and some of the first tablets using it will be described and shown at an event in San Francisco.
Mobile DRAM market sees cooling growth
News & Analysis  
9/27/2012   3 comments
DRAM content in smartphones still increasing, but more slowly as densities approach 2 GB per phone.
TI steering OMAP to embedded
News & Analysis  
9/26/2012   15 comments
Firm shifting R&D investment away from smartphones and media tablets to target $18 billion embedded processor market.
Yes, it is art!
Engineering Pop Culture!  
9/26/2012   5 comments
These ceramic versions of tin cans were created by a mathematician called Ned who specializes in chaos theory.
Xilinx All Programmable FPGAs used in robotic-assisted surgical app
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx is recognized for the inventive use of All Programmable FPGAs for 3D vision and precise control in minimally-invasive da Vinci Surgical System.
Aldec-Altera free DO-254 Webinar
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9/26/2012   6 comments
Sign Up for This Free Webinar -- How to Increase Verification Coverage by Test
Aldec's Active-HDL helps manage complex FPGA projects
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Active-HDL 9.2, an HDL-based FPGA Design and Simulation solution, allows engineers to effortlessly manage complex FPGA projects.
HP, Hynix delay memristor debut
News & Analysis  
9/26/2012   10 comments
A two-terminal, nonvolatile memory version of a memristor, in development by Hewlett-Packard since 2008, won't be ready for commercialization at the end of 2013.
Which way forward for Infineon?
Blog  
9/26/2012   2 comments
After a series of turnaround programs, German chip firm is still in recovery mode and probably will be for more several quarters.
Silicon Valley Nation: Disruption in the passing lane
Blog  
9/26/2012   17 comments
The Jetsons Age just sneaked up on us.
A new audio amplifier topology with push-pull transimpedance stage - Part 2: Biasing, stability and AC performance
Design How-To  
9/26/2012   2 comments
Part 2 of an article describing an audio amplifier topology with a push-pull transimpedance stage discusses the amplifier's biasing, stability and AC performance.
Yoshida in China: How Nokia failed, MediaTek won
Blog  
9/26/2012   33 comments
"Reverse innovation" shouldn't be confused with "reverse engineering." Here's how they differ, and how companies like MediaTek used it to run circles around rivals like Nokia.
Xilinx takes Zynq platform into broadcast applications
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Xilinx has teamed up with OmniTek on a Linux-based high performance real time processing platform for broadcast equipment based around its Zynq programmable system on a chip.
Mobile speech recognition platforms to grow 68% through 2017 via cloud-based solutions, says ABI Research
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Firms exposing their APIs and developer programs to bring speech recognition to the long tail of mobile applications.
DAB 5.0 Software Development Kit
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Frontier Silicon's DAB 5.0 software development kit introduces a closer level of integration between smartphones/tablets and radio/audio devices for a simple and intuitive user experience.
Breakthrough performance in DisplayPort and HDMI switches
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors has launched two high-performance switches supporting DisplayPort and HDMI architectures.
Antenna's circular polarization guarantees improved reception for pro-audio wireless
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9/26/2012   Post a comment
Guaranteed to improve reception for wireless microphones and IEM systems, Kaltman Creations LLC has just introduced the IWxCPA antenna, under the Invisible Waves product banner.
EDA/IP Weekly Roundup – September 26th
Blog  
9/26/2012   Post a comment
Dongbu HiTek, EMA, Symtavision, Synopsys, Globalfoundries, element14, Cadence, Analog Devices, ProPlus, ChipEstimate, Aldec, CEDA, X-Fab and more made the lineup today. See here for their news…
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