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posted in October 2006
CDMA phone sets low-cost bar
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10/30/2006   Post a comment
LG Electronics' RD3330 CDMA phone for Indian cellular markets keeps component count and feature set to a minimum to meet aggressive production cost targets.
Fixed-Point DSP and Algorithm Implementation
Design How-To  
10/25/2006   6 comments
This article provides a primer on the use of fixed-point arithmetic in DSP algorithms. It covers concepts such as two's complement representation, dynamic range, overflow, truncation, and saturation. The article also introduces key filtering concepts.
RF transceiver chips target WiMAX terminal designers
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10/12/2006   Post a comment
Check out these IEEE-802.16 RFICs from Analog Devices Inc. Integrating A/D converters and DACs on-chip, they promise to slash the cost of WiMAX designs.
ADI offers audio starter kit for Blackfin DSP
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10/11/2006   Post a comment
Targeting audio applications, Analog Devices, Inc.'s Blackfin Audio Starter Kit offers a complete package of development software and hardware to enable fast time to market for embedded audio designs.
Narrowband RF chip delivers high receiver sensitivity
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10/11/2006   Post a comment
Analog Devices has launched a narrowband RF transceiver that complies with government regulations for radio transmitters and delivers what it says is the best receiver sensitivity of -123-dBm at 1-Kbit/s.
Tear Down: Inside the Apple 8GB iPod nano
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10/8/2006   Post a comment
What makes the new 8GB iPod nano are the "mystery chips" that have been widely speculated about. These three Apple packaged components in the latest iPod nano have telltale marks that unequivocally prove the manufacturers.
Open Source Embedded Asterisk-based PBX
Design How-To  
10/4/2006   3 comments
Building an embedded IP-PBX represents a significant paradigm shift from existing open source PBX designs that typically use PCI cards on x86 platforms. Until recently, current micro controllers (e.g. those in the 200MHz ARM & MIPs class) typically lack the DSP horsepower for multiple channels of speech compression or echo cancellation that is required for analog line interfaces. The Analog Device Blackfin chip has changed all this......


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