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Kodak CCD image sensors target machine vision and industrial applications
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
The new 2-megapixel KODAK KAI-02050 Image Sensor sets what Kodak calls "a new standard" for high-speed, high-resolution industrial image capture, providing 1600 x 1200 pixels at a readout speed of 60 frames per second.
Technology Week in Review: Robots for the disabled, silicon optics
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
Robotic assistance for the disabled could help reduce the long wait for service dogs. This and more in this week's technology review.
Featured Product: Fujitsu enhances economical automotive display controllers
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Device does not incorporate a traditional 2D/3D rendering engine, which allows it to operate at frequencies of 80 MHz for reduced power consumption. The sprite engine also does not require the more expensive frame buffer memory typically needed for graphics rendering, but uses a simpler line-buffering technique.
Analysis: Percello puts femtocell baseband on a chip
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BDTI explains how Percello squeezed a UMTS cellular femtocell baseband onto a highly integrated SoC.
Agilent introduces EMPRO 3D electromagnetic design platform
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Agilent introduced Electromagnetic Professional (EMPro), a new design platform for analyzing the electromagnetic (EM) effects of RF and microwave components.
Adlink : PCIe frame grabber suits high-speed machine vision
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The PCIe-FIW64, Adlink’s 4-channel PCI Express IEEE1394.b frame grabber, is designed specifically for digital and high-speed computer-based machine vision applications.
ST, Arkados develop HomePlug AV SoC
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) and Arkados Inc. (Piscataway, New Jersey) have joined forces to develop and manufacture a 200-Mbit per second, HomePlug AV wideband powerline modem system-on-chip.
HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort jitter from unbalanced twisted pair and differential cables
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10/31/2008   Post a comment
This article highlights the phenomenon of data jitter caused by conversions between differential and common-mode components of the video signal. It also exposes myths about intra-pair skew, and proposes cable tests for the purpose of predicting jitter in HDMI, DVI and DisplayPort cables.
New DSP-FPGA development platform
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Avnet, Xilinx, and Texas Instruments release the Avnet Spartan-3A DSP FPGA / DaVinci Development Platform.
Optical films deliver energy efficiency for LCD TVs, notebooks and monitors
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
3M's Optical Systems Division will demonstrate a number of energy-efficient exhibits at FPD International 2008 that feature the company's latest Vikuiti optical films for notebooks, handheld devices, monitors and LCD TVs.
Green Hills offers secure Wi-Fi platform
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Green Hills Software has upgraded its Platform for Secure Wireless Devices with the latest 802.11A/B/G.
Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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Tyco Electronics has introduced the HM.16 motor-mount connector that simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
Atmel motor driver chips feature high reliability
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For always-on applications that require high reliability in rough environments, Atmel has developed two new brushless dc motor driver chips. Application examples are fuel pumps, turbochargers and exhaust gas recirculation.
Tyco : Motor connector targets wind power turbines
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
The HM.16 motor-mount connector from Tyco Electronics simplifies the installation and maintenance of wind power turbines.
PTC thermistors: Injection-molded heating elements
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10/30/2008   Post a comment
Epcos launched an innovative production technology which enables to produce injection-molded PTC thermistoprs in bnearly any shape.
Digital audio receiver IC integrates sample-rate converter
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Cirrus Logic Inc. has introduced the CS8422, a 24-bit, 192 kHz digital audio receiver with a low-jitter PLL and integrated asynchronous sample rate converter.
Portable audio codec improves battery life
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Cirrus Logic's audio codec consumes 5.1 mW of quiescent power in playback mode and features a bimodal, patent-pending Class H technology.
Featured Product: Simulink Fixed Point 6 targets more accurate design, simulation
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Simulink upgrade delivers capabilities for designing and simulating fixed-point systems and generating optimized code for implementation, while streamlining workflows.
TUV Rheinland releases test system for Zigbee Smart Energy products
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TUV Rheinland has released its customizable Automizer Test System, designed to test products that meet the ZigBee Smart Energy Public Application Profile.
Group develops car-to-car communication simulation tools
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Researchers of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is developing simulation tools for car-to-car communications processes and its effect on traffic.
The On2 VP6 codec: how it works
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10/29/2008   1 comment
The VP6 codec is widely used in Adobe Flash and other applications. Here's how it works, and how it differs from other codecs.
PLM, multidisciplinary simulation enable automotive mechatronics integration
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With cars becoming "living rooms and laptops on wheels," managing mechatronics content from diverse sources is critical.
Experiment with power-saving LED lighting with engineering kit
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10/29/2008   1 comment
LED lighting, used in widely-ranging applications from flashlights to sports fields, offers many advantages including long life and perhaps most importantly power savings.
Nobel Laureates back Obama. Do you agree?
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10/29/2008   13 comments
Seventy-six U.S. Nobel Laureates have endorsed Sen. Barack Obama as the U.S. presidential candidate who best understands the importance of science and technology in boosting U.S. competitiveness.
All-in-One Baseboard B-11 accelerates high-performance ASIC prototypes
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Featuring Altera's Stratix III FPGAs, the Baseboard B-11 (Stratix III Edition) from Accverinos targets the custom logic used in video and imaging, communications, and industrial applications.
Gopher takes the grunt out of microcontroller picks
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
GruntWare has developed a Web-based search tool that enables designers to select a proper microcontroller for embedded applications.
Micrel : Switch boost regulators have a wide-input range
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Micrel has rolled out a new product line, a family of wide-input range integrated switch boost regulators.
Linear Tech's LTC2261 ADC does 14 bits at 125 Msps and 127 mW; offers varied digital-side choices
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10/29/2008   Post a comment
Analog/Digital converter dissipates 127 mW, operates from 1.8V supply, with >73 dB SNR and 85 dB SFDR
Video: MP3 creator on digital media
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The future of digital media is about immersive experiences and automated systems that find the content you crave, said Karlheinz Brandenburg, one of the creators of the MP3 format, speaking in a keynote address at the annual technical conference of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers.
Digital power control delivers efficiency in high-power applications
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10/29/2008   1 comment
The emphasis is firmly on increasing power density while maintaining tight regulation with the least possible conversion loss -- objectives that traditional dc-dc converters using analog control loops have generally found to be mutually exclusive but that digital-control platforms can meet.
Blackfin gets Microsoft .NET Micro Framework support
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Analog Devices' Blackfin processors will have Microsoft .NET Micro Framework available, enabling developers to use Visual Studio.
Toward a structured approach to wireless sensor network design
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Optimize your wireless sensor network design with this look at some practical approaches and tips and tricks that can help you shed many days from the overall design cycle.
DC Motor Drive Basics - Part 2: Thyristor Drive Overview (cont.)
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10/28/2008   1 comment
A review of the fundamentals of DC motor drives continues with a look at converter output impedance, four-quadrant operation, single- and double-converter reversing drives and power factor and supply effects.
Research seeks to replace service dogs with robots
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10/28/2008   2 comments
By designing a robot that obeys the same verbal commands as service dogs, Georgia Tech researchers said they are aiming to increase the supply of inexpensive robots to fill the multi-year waiting list for service dogs.
4-Channel LED drivers reduce component count by 25%
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies rolled out two 4-channel, charge pump-based LED drivers for larger LCD screens in reduced feature entry-level cell phones and portable devices.
3V pressure sensors meet power efficiency demands in battery-backed handheld comms devices
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Freescale Semiconductor has introduced a series of low-voltage pressure sensors designed to meet power efficiency demands in battery-backed handheld and mobile communication products.
Dresden research group raises OLED efficiency
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A research group of the Dresden Technical University has achieved record energy efficiencies for OLEDs. The achievement brings the organic LED technology closer to industrial volume production.
ALPS : MEMS pressure sensor detects absolute pressure
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ALPS Electric has developed the HSPP Series piezoresistive-type MEMS pressure sensor which detects absolute pressure using barometric and altitude sensors.
iC-Haus : Sensor interface iC has two independent channels
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iC-GF is a monolithic interface iC with two independent switching channels. It enables digital sensors to drive peripheral elements, such as programmable logic controllers (PLC) and relays.
Microsoft updates embedded tool
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Microsoft has enhanced its .NET Micro Framework to version 3.0.
OpenCores records 20,000 users
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10/28/2008   1 comment
OpenCores.org, a community developed around open-source hardware intellectual property (IP) blocks, announced it has passed the mark of 20,000 registered users, reflecting a growing interest for open-source hardware IP cores.
OSRAM : LED engineering kit promotes use of a new technology
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
A 'LED Engineering Kit', offered by OSRAM Opto Semiconductors as part of its 'LED Light for You (LLFY)' platform, provides a means of gaining practical knowledge of LED lighting.
HDMI Active Cable in-cable signal conditioning chip boasts v1.3c compliance
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
RedMere's MagnifEye signal conditioning chip technology enables a new breed of HDMI cabling products for consumer multimedia, gaming consoles, DV camera and mobile phones.
AWR and UMS announce GaAs MMIC design incentive program
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Offer provides limited-time free access to AWR's Microwave Office design suite and UMS PPH25X design kit
Design freebies anyone?
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10/28/2008   Post a comment
Looking for a new toy to tinker with this fall? Take a look at these two design opportunities.
Two-channel, 10-bit ADC family spans 65/100/130 Msps, 43 to 75 mW/channel dissipation, sport 85 dBc SFDR.
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Maxim MAX19515/MAX19516/MAX19517 analog/digital converters have 60 dBFS signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) and 85 dBC SFDR at 70 MHz; 1.8, 2.5, or 3.3 V analog supplies
Organic wires interface to body
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Johns Hopkins University researchers have synthesized organic wires that could someday ease the interface between medical electronics and the body.
Mentor rolls reference design for multimedia apps
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10/27/2008   Post a comment
Mentor Graphics announced the availability of a multimedia application reference design said to enable the rapid development of multimedia devices such as portable media players, personal navigation devices, mobile internet devices, mobile phones and others.
RF Power transistors target airborne distance measuring equipment
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HVVi Semiconductors announces HVVFET power transistors for DME applications at European Microwave Week
New decimal arithmetic IP library
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10/27/2008   1 comment
SilMinds has developed a complete library of IP Cores implementing decimal floating-point algebraic operations.
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