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A scalable MIMO near-maximum likelyhood (ML) detector
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11/30/2008   Post a comment
Here is a novel MIMO near-maximum likelihood (ML) detection technique that is scalable in performance and power. The detector is implemented on a SDR platform and on a TI DSP.
Beating TI at its own game
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11/29/2008   2 comments
AudioCodes' top-secret hardware hacks make TI's DSPs 20% faster. That's a neat trick!
Video encoding with low-cost FPGAs for multi-channel H.264 surveillance
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11/28/2008   1 comment
Building a high-performance, quad-channel H.264 encoder using low-cost, low-power FPGA architecture for multi-channel SD applications such as surveillance and unmanned aircraft, while delivering the flexibility to handle higher resolutions and frame rates as well.
UltraVolt : High voltage modules have a 10 ppm temperature coefficient
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
UltraVolt now offers a 25 ppm option on its AA Series product line. This option was available earlier on larger modules, the 10 to 25 A, and the 30 to 4A A Series.
Maxim : NiMH charger IC features alkaline-cell detection
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Maxim introduces the DS2710, a stand-alone, NiMH charger IC that incorporate fast-charge control and alkaline-cell detection.
Top RF Articles of 2008
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
It's been another excellent year for RF DesignLine, and thanks to all of you for your comments, contributions, and insights. Here are the top articles that you voted for this year with your "clicks."
Live 3-D football in theaters this week
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11/28/2008   Post a comment
Would people be willing to pay to go to a movie theater to watch a football game in 3-D?
MEMS market to suffer from economic crisis in 2009, says Yole
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
French research and strategy consulting company Yole Développement provided an analysis on the impact of the economic slowdown on the MEMS market as it expects it will be significant in 2008, down $500 million, and very significant in 2009, down $1.5 billion.
Linear Technology : Dc-dc regulators meet Gigabit SERDES specs
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11/27/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology's LTM4606 and LTM4612 ultralow noise dc/dc uModule regulators are designed to deliver low noise power by attenuating both radiated energy and conducted wideband harmonic energy.
3-D memristor chip debuts
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
Memristors technology got a boost recently from Hewlett-Packard Labs, which described the first 3-D memristor chip at a conference in Berkeley, Calif.
NXP, Phonak team for enhanced acoustics
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11/26/2008   Post a comment
NXP Semiconductors and Phonak have jointly developed a single chip ultra low power radio for use in hearing systems that is being integrated into Phonak's forthcoming range of hearing aids and wireless accessories.
Using the JTAG chain for accurate system and intra-die power and thermal analysis
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
New boundary scan techniques using Xilinx System Monitor test more aspects of system behavior.
Programmable analog sensor signal conditioning
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has added to its range of digitally calibrated sensor signal conditioning ICs with a single-supply, auto-zero bridge sensor amplifier.
8-bit MCUs offer cost-effective USB control
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has expanded its 8-bit JM microcontroller family with the MC9S08JM16 MCUs - offered as cost-effective USB control solutions for industrial and consumer applications.
Designing a Control System - Part 1: Controllers, Filters and Compensators
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Understand how to design a controller to achieve your control system goals with this excerpt from the book "Applied Control Theory for Embedded Systems."
Squeeze power efficiency out of processor-based designs -- Part two
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
In this two-part article, we offer tips and tricks for power optimization and power system design. Part two focuses how to minimize power consumption through efficient power supply design.
Hydropower generator mimics fish
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Researchers claim to have fashioned a fish-like hydrokinetic scheme that harnesses both fast and slow underwater currents to generate electricity.
Machine vision 'bot' rocks out on Guitar Hero
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
An entertaining demonstration of machine vision capabilities uses serious industrial hardware and software to achieve human-level performance in a popular video game.
Enterprise SSDs offer low power consumption and high IOPS rates
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started mass producing 25 and 50 gigabyte (GB) solid state drives (SSDs) for performance-optimized server applications such as video on demand, web serving and on-line transaction processing.
Zigbee-based demand-response systems reduce home energy usage
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11/25/2008   5 comments
Households consume one-fifth of the nation's energy each year, with 60 percent of that consumption in the form of electricity. At the same time, utilities are struggling to manage the peak energy demand dilemma, where about 10 percent of electric generating capacity exists only to be used less than one percent of the time.
Industrial-, automotive-grade Atom processor coming, says report
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The world's largest chip maker Intel Corp. (Santa Clara, Calif.) is developing a variant of its Atom processor for use in harsh environments such as automotive applications, according to a Nikkei Electronics article. The industrial or automotive Atom, currently named Embedded Menlow XL, is due to ship to customers in 2009, the report said.
Provide a negative bias voltage to low-voltage amplifiers to improve their near-zero-volt performance
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
Low-voltage, single-supply amplifiers may have problems near 0 V, but a negative bias will help drive them to full range
CiA integrates safe communications into microcontroller
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
The CAN in Automation (CiA) industry group integrates the CANopen safety protocol into the firmware of a Renesas 16-bit microcontroller and provides it to customers. The device, dubbed CSC02, will be available in lieu of the discontinued CSC01.
Switching DC/DC uModules strive to yield LDO-class low noise
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11/25/2008   Post a comment
No need to go LDO to get low noise and EMI, with the LTM4606 and LTM4612 switching-regulator modules from Linear Technology Corp.
Ultra-long FFT IP core for Xilinx FPGAs
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Dillon Engineering releases a pipelined Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) processor targeted specifically to Xilinx FPGAs.
How to Cheat at Securing a Wireless Network--Wireless Network Design--Part II
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Here is a multi-part excerpt that covers exploring the design process, identifying the design methodology, and understanding wireless network attributes from a design perspective.
Managing WANs and femto access points
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
If you need a better understanding of WANs and femtocell technology, this article takes you from the basic terminology up to system architectures, protocols, and management.
SiliconBlue and Magma strengthen technology partnership
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Magma's physical synthesis and placement technology optimized for SiliconBlue's ultra-low-power FPGA technology for battery-powered applications.
Vets groups use radar, GPS to locate WWII remains
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Researchers said they used ground-penetrating radar and GPS technologies to locate the remains of 139 missing U.S. Marines killed in the Battle of Tarawa in November 1943.
Silicon circuitry married to flexible substrates
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
A Northwestern University researcher claims to have invented a method that combines CMOS circuits on flexible substrates.
Fast InGaAs camera now with double CameraLink
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Xenics' new high-speed digital Cheetah-640CL, covering the SWIR spectral band 0.9.to 1.7m, offers a 640x512 pixel resolution at 20m pixel pitch and a record full frame rate of 1,730Hz.
Renault-Nissan mobilizes e-cars in Portugal
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11/24/2008   1 comment
In a move to promote emission-free individual mobility, the government of Portugal and automotive OEM alliance Renault-Nissan will establish a network of battery charging stations for electrical cars in that country. The vehicles will be provided by Renault-Nissan.
High-speed multi-channel ADCs reduce system board space
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
ADI's AD9239 and AD9639 quad 12-bit analog-to-digital converters use 50 percent less PCB area, yielding space savings for high-bandwidth data acquisition applications.
DC fans meet IP-58 water-proof standard
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
JARO Thermal announces the newest addition to the Aquas (AQ) line of water protected fans which are now IP 58 protected.
PICMG work group approves PICMG 2.30 draft standard
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
The CompactPCI Plus PICMG work group chaired by Manfred Schmitz, technical director of MEN Mikro Elektronik, has approved PICMG 2.30 PlusIO.
M8/M12 connectors include passive I/O distribution boxes
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11/24/2008   Post a comment
Erni Electronics has expanded its M8/M12 connector product line with the introduction of a line of passive I/O distribution boxes.
Revell RC Helicopter: Fun with mechatronics
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11/24/2008   1 comment
Even if you're not a kid (at least in age) the toy section of stores can hold some intriguing electronic gems and we'll take a look at a remote-control (RC) device in the form of Revell's RC helicopter.
Analyzing DSP networks with Mason's Rule
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11/23/2008   1 comment
Here's an easy way to obtain the z-domain transfer function of a DSP network (i.e., a DSP block diagram).
Mixed-signal, 16-bit microcontroller extends battery life in power-sensitive applications
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAXQ2010, a 16-bit mixed-signal microcontroller with a power-saving stop mode that reduces power consumption to 370nA typical and 6.5 uA maximum at +85 degrees C, thus extending the life of battery-powered devices.
8-bit MCU market still alive, says ST executive
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
At a roundtable during the ARM European Technical Conference this week in Paris, Daniel Colonna, marketing director at STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland), said the 8-bit microcontroller (MCU) market is not dead and remains interesting to serve.
QMEMS process said to shrink quartz crystals
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Epson Toyocom reports it has perfected a semiconductor-like photolithography process called Quartz MEMS that it claims will keep it ahead in the silicon MEMS oscillator market.
Featured Product: TI Class-D amps cut car audio costs
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Increased integration and channel flexibility offered.
High voltage LDO has 3µA IQ
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp.'s LT3008 is the newest member in a family of high voltage, micropower PNP-based LDOs, featuring quiescent current of 3µA.
Multi-sensor camera with up to four image sensors
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
At the Vision 2008 trade fair, VRmagic presented a FPGA camera with up to four pixel-synchronous sensors.
Compact and flexible vision system
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Xpectia from Omron Electronics is a vision system featuring real-colour sensing, high resolution, 3D functionality and intuitive user guidance to deliver simple operation, no matter how complex the application.
ST joins MIT industry consortium
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Geneva-based chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV announced it is the first European company to join the Microsystems Industrial Group (MIG) industry consortium at the Microsystems Technology Laboratories, an interdepartmental laboratory supporting research and education in micro- and nanosystems at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Super wide angle lens for industrial imaging
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Carl Zeiss has introduced the Distagon T* 3,5/18 ZF for industrial applications and technical automation " a compact wide angle system covering an extremely wide image angle.
Build low power video SoCs with programmable multi-core video processor IP
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11/21/2008   Post a comment
Low power programmable multi core video processor IP, requiring lower clock frequencies and voltages, achieves efficient parallelism using specialized blocks for common video processing computations -- including H.264 encode and decode -- while maintaining flexibility for future upgrades. With power consumption comparable to ASICs, this SoC architecture scales to 1080p and beyond.
Improve mobile handset antenna performance with new tuning techniques
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
A new antenna tuning technology can keep space-constrained mobile handset antennas on track, and it is designed to handle very high RF signal levels while consuming low power.
Maxim hot-plug switch targets enterprise drives and servers
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11/20/2008   Post a comment
The DS4560 powers a load from a 9V to 13.2V sources and delivers as much as 4A of continuous current.
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