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Fixing your mom's computer "Part Deux"
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/31/2008   1 comment
Several folks have responded to my recent blog titled "How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world"
OneSpin bites back
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An email from Aaik van der Poe at Mentor sparks a feisty response from Michael Siegel at OneSpin.
Speaking of cool games...
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A physics-accurate spacecraft simulator that allows you to fly real craft (like the shuttle and ISS) as well as imaginary ones.
Certified wireless USB is a quantum leap in ease-of-use
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Certified Wireless USB aims to bring to wireless products the simplicity, functionality, and intuitive user experience of wired USB.
Adaptive Digital rolls 512 ms VoIP echo canceller
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The VoIP G.168 Plus packet echo canceller can handle round-trip delays of up to 512 ms and has built-in awareness and handling of packet loss.
Is Wireless HD finally 'Coming of Age?"
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With developments in TV technology, an area that is finally beginning to come into its own is wireless HD. In the past companies like JVC and others have tried to offer wireless displays, but encountered hurdles. Well, it now seems that with advances like 802.11n and other transmission schemes from SiBEAM that wireless HD will finally find its way to consumer homes in 2008 and beyond.
Rohde & Schwarz signal generator upgrade tackles CDMA 1xEVDO
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
In the downlink, data rates are selectable along with rate index and packet size, traffic content can be defined, and a matrix allows flexible testing of reverse power control.
Voltage regulation IC market powered down in '07 - analyst
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
The global voltage regulation IC market, which over the past few years has enjoyed growth in the 10 to 15 percent range, only managed to increase by 5 percent in 2007, to more than $7 bn, according to the latest analysis from IMS Research (Wellingborough, England).
Applied completes solar tool firm buy
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Applied Materials Inc. has acquired Baccini S.p.A., a supplier of automated metallization and test systems for manufacturing crystalline silicon solar cells.
Voltage supervisors are pin-for-pin compatible with industry-standard ICs
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Catalyst Semiconductor has expanded its supervisor product line with the addition of three new industry-standard devices.
1-A rectifier housed in tiny package
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Intended for portable devices such as digital audio players, mobile phones and digital cameras, Diodes Inc.'s SBR1U40LP 1-A Super Barrier Rectifier (SBR) in housed in a 1.4-mm x 1.1-mm DFN package.
Voltage monitors sequence 12 power supplies simultaneouly
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Maxim's 12-/8-channel, EEPROM-configurable ICs are capable of voltage sequencing, monitoring, and margining with unique fault registers that store system voltage and fault information the instant a critical fault occurs in high-reliability systems.
TI expands battery fuel gauge family
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at smart phones and mobile Internet devices, TI's system-side and pack-side Impedance Track fuel gauge ICs with integrated LDO simplify power management design.
What do you call a man who...?
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
I was just reminded of a series of one-line jokes we used to tell when I was young, but I've forgotten most of them; maybe you can help?
DSP performance tuning, part 1: Cache, DMA, and frameworks
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1/31/2008   Post a comment
Here's how to build a software framework, choose between cache and DMA, and partition instructions and data for optimal performance.
LIN simplifies complex movable-headlamp motor control
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Safety enhancements of adaptive headlamps needn't tax reliability or cost.
Comment: Why DSP engineers should attend ISSCC
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ISSCC is a great place for DSP engineers to learn about the state of the art in signal processing.
Test instrument delivers pulse and noise generation
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies claims to introduce the industry's first pulse function arbitrary noise generator, which is said to provide superior signal quality combined with versatile waveforms for general-purpose bench tests or advanced serial data stress tests.
VME DSP board features 2 GHz Power Architecture
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
The Curtiss-Wright CHAMP-AV5 is the first DSP VME board based on the 2 GHz 1682 Power Architecture from P.A. Semi.
Making sense of low-power wireless network standards
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and ZigBee all have a place in the world of wireless communications. But for different reasons, none are a particularly good fit for wireless sensor networks.
Audio and power management IC delivers longer battery life, lower cost
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Wolfson's WM8400 combines a multimedia CODEC with integrated power management features to deliver a high-performance audio and mixing capability, longer battery life and reduced system cost for multimedia mobile handset designs
AdvancedMCT module features 1.2 GHz TMS320C6455 DSPs
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
CommAgility's AMC-D4F1-1200 AdvancedMCT module features four TMS320C6455 DSPs running at 1.2 GHz and a Xilinx Virtex-4 FX100 FPGA.
FPGA-Based Prototyping - "Productivity to Burn"
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
This article highlights recent tool advances that can help you setup, implement, and verify your FPGA-based ASIC prototype faster than ever before.
Digital voice stereo decoder supports NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards
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Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. (AKEMD) launched the AK4141, a single-chip, alignment-free digital decoder for European, Chinese and Japanese markets using NICAM/A2/EIA-J standards.
24-bit audio DAC delivers longer music playback
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Aimed at mobile music applications, ST's single-chip STw5210, a 24-bit audio DAC with playback time extender technology, reduces system power consumption for longer music playback, and incorporates on-chip power management, enabling direct connection to a battery.
Sierra Wireless expands embedded module series
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Sierra Wireless is offering two new embedded modules—the MC8785V for HSPA networks, and the MC5727 for EV-DO Revision A networks.
New automotive-grade, AEC-Q100 certified programmable power management solutions from Lattice
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost devices from Lattice integrate power supervisors, sequencers, and reset generators.
Test your distortion hearing ability
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Test your ability to detect nonlinear distortion for different music signals and loudspeaker types with this online interactive listening test.
Could this be the next "Dilbert"?
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1/30/2008   1 comment
I just heard about a new online comic called "Heroes Happen Here" whose IT-based story lines are inspired by readers' real-world experiences.
NXP's software-defined radio
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
This sounds like it could be a disruptive technology to me. But before we get too excited, we should remember that other companies are working on SDR solutions as well, although I would bet that few of them have the global reach of NXP.
IBM partners in EU project on power challenges for mobiles
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
Scientists at IBM's research center in Haifa, Israel are collaborating with European partners to boost the battery power for mobile consumer devices.
TriQuint launches two new RF modules
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
The company has introduced a dual-band GSM Tx module for use in the Americas and a high-efficiency PA-Duplexer module for CDMA cellular-band applications.
Analysis: VeriSilicon's HD audio IP solution
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1/30/2008   Post a comment
BDTI examines VeriSilicon's ZSP800 DSP core and VZ.AudioHD development platform, which are optimized for HD audio applications.
Radial-leaded inductors target high-current circuit apps
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1/30/2008   1 comment
The DR371-1 and DR371-2 series of radial-leaded, molded inductors from Datatronic Distribution, Inc. are designed for high-current circuit applications.
Lattice and Praesum Communications deliver low-cost Serial RapidIO solutions
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Serial RapidIO endpoint solution for LatticeECP2M FPGAs enables low-cost RapidIO connectivity for wireless infrastructure and other markets.
Mouser Electronics now stocking Cypress' Universal PSoC CapSense Controller Development Kit
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Development kit delivers easy prototyping and debugging for designers.
EmberZNet PRO 3.1 certified as a ZigBee PRO golden unit
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Golden units are reference points for ZigBee Compliant Platform (ZCP) testing going forward.
Researchers harvest algae for chip nanofabrication
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
By identifying the 75 genes, out of 13,000, that control silicon dioxide pattern formation in diatoms, researchers hope to precisely control diatoms to pattern chips.
Altera's Arria GX FPGAs receive EN-Genius award
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Low-cost, Arria GX transceiver-based FPGA family from Altera receives "Product of the Year" award for "Best Value High-Performance FPGA".
Munging Windows Vista to make it work
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
This cunning tool can cut the size of Windows Vista in half and speed it up at the same time - and it's FREE!
Controllers offer wide input voltage range
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Intersil's latest family of triple sync buck PWM and LDO controllers features independent digital, enabling designers to save power and board space.
International Rectifier : 600V three-phase gate driver IC has ground fault protection
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
International Rectifier has introduced the IRS26302D protected 600V three-phase gate driver IC with ground fault protection.
High-power RF module supports ZigBee
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1/29/2008   Post a comment
Radiocrafts AS has expanded its product line with a compact ZigBee RF module that operates at 2.45-GHz and delivers up to 18-dBm output power.
Digital BTSC encoder delivers alignment-free encoding
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Asahi Kasei EMD Corp. has expanded its Audio4home family with the launch of its AK4145, an integrated alignment-free digital BTSC stereo encoder.
Lattice announces Service Pack 2 for its ispLEVER 7.0 FPGA design tool suite
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
ispLEVER 7.0 tool suite from Lattice includes new third-party synthesis versions, power calculator tool enhancements, and more...
Actel announces 4-Mgate rad-hard FPGA
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
High-density radiation-tolerant FPGAs -- such as Actel's MIL-STD 883 Class B qualified 4-million-gate RTAX4000S -- offer reliable solution for mission-critical space designs.
How to fix your mom's computer from the other side of the world
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
1/28/2008   3 comments
Here's a simple and secure way for you to remotely take control of your mother's desktop and fix her computer without driving yourself insane in the process.
Wireless industry reveals quarterly results
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
This week wireless titans from Apple to Qualcomm announced their fourth quarter results. Here's what you need to know.
Xilinx launches new XtremeDSP development kit and tools package
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
AccelDSP synthesis tool now offered with System Generator for DSP to include floating- to fixed-point conversion and architectural exploration of MATLAB algorithms.
50GHz BiCMOS process enables high-performance signal integrity applications
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1/28/2008   Post a comment
Solving today's high-speed signal integrity problems requires a keen understanding of the performance of the data transmission media, the signal-conditioning circuit and having access to a BiCMOS process that reduces parasitics and provides the necessary performance for low-power equalization.
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