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Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 7 of 8)
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Quantifying Gain Compression in RF Power Amplifiers: An Improved Method for OFDM Signals
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11/30/2009   Post a comment
Understand the challenges of this vital but complex measurement, and a way to achieve it.
Smart grid hits snag over powerline standard
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11/30/2009   7 comments
The U.S. government is grappling with one of the first big snags in the wake of awarding $4 billion in grants to build a smart electric grid—how to find a standard that would let consumer appliances plug into an intelligent power network.
GreenPoint reference designs simplify LED apps
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor debuts two new GreenPoint reference designs which will enable easy and speedy development of high-efficiency LED based lighting applications.
Infineon extends energy efficient lighting IC portfolio
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11/27/2009   Post a comment
Infineon Technologies AG is extending its portfolio of energy efficient lighting ICs with a new family of low cost linear LED drivers.
Researchers report room-temperature silicon spintronics
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11/26/2009   Post a comment
Rsearchers from the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) are claiming they can control a silicon electron's spin at room temperature. The research team has published a paper to that effect in the Nature.
ST uses Omron MEMS microphone in multi-die package
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV (Geneva, Switzerland) has started selling MEMS microphones that use sensor technology from Omron Corp. and has asserted that this will improve the sound quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness for voice applications in cell phones, wireless devices and games.
ON Semiconductor launches two GreenPoint reference designs for high efficiency LED lighting
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11/25/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has launched two new GreenPoint reference designs that the company claims will speed and simplify the development of high-efficiency LED-based lighting applications.
'Intel inside' could mean thought-control chip in brain, say reports
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11/25/2009   4 comments
Intel researchers are working on functional magnetic resonance imaging as a possible way to allow TVs, computers and cell phones to be controlled by human brain activity picked up by an implanted chip sensor, according to online reports.
Improving battery life with ultra low-power codecs
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Mobile device manufacturers are being challenged to develop rich audio solutions while striving for longer battery life. They are also being forced to reduce development time to be the first to market. Using low-power codecs can help resolve these issues.
Silicon-air battery touts unlimited shelf life
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11/24/2009   2 comments
Created from oxygen and silicon, the batteries are lightweight, have unlimited shelf life and high tolerance for extreme conditions.
Imagination bundles cores to make 'Connected Processor' series
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Imagination Technologies Group plc (Kings Langley, England) has announced a forthcoming series of embedded processors under the name "Meta Connected Processor" intended to support Internet-connectivity in low-cost consumer products.
Is CE going the Apple way? The case for Apple
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11/24/2009   4 comments
Apple is already a great consumer electronics company. But the big question is whether Apple has also secured its position as a leader of the consumer market in the future.
iPhone heals, iPhone smells
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11/24/2009   Post a comment
Apple's iPhone is being applied to more diverse applications that one could have imagined when it first came on the scene.
IDT divests micro networks unit
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Continuing to restructure its operations, Integrated Device Technology Inc. (IDT) has signed an agreement to divest its micro networks business to Spectrum Control Inc. for approximately $13 million.
Mobile User Interfaces 101--A Tutorial
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
This article covers key components and approaches when building successful mobile device UIs, today and in the years ahead. Even though the focus is mainly mobile phones, most of the underlying mechanisms remain the same for any embedded system with a display and graphical user interface (i.e. automotive, consumer electronics, etc.), although at different maturity levels.
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 6 of 8)
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Qualcomm's MEMS display gains e-reader design win
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11/23/2009   Post a comment
Qualcomm Corp. has shown off a 5.3-inch full-color non-volatile MEMS-based display and claims a slightly larger version, with a 5.7-inch diagonal size, will be found in an e-reader product to deploy in fall 2010. The display features 1,024 by 768 pixel resolution and around 220 pixels per inch.
Is it time to reap that (energy) harvest?
Power DesignLine Blog  
11/21/2009   1 comment
Are the factors in place and aligned for this market to really take off?
Al Gore: Supercomputers can sway global warming ways
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11/20/2009   3 comments
Supercomputers can do more to reverse the global warming trend, according to former vice president Al Gore who gave a keynote at the Supercomputer 2009 conference held here this week.
Ten technologies, seven predictions lead weekly story ranking
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the top five online stories for the week beginning Sunday, Nov. 15, as ranked by EE Times readers, up to and including Friday, Nov. 20. The ranking is based on the number of reader "views" or "hits" on a particular article.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 20, 2009 edition
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11/20/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Startup propels MEMS oscillators into mainstream
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11/19/2009   1 comment
Boston University startup Sand 9 propels micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) into high-precision mainstream computing applications like 3G, 4G, GPS and WiFi.
Magic microphone: All smoke, no mirrors
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11/19/2009   1 comment
To get around the dynamic range issues of current microphone pickups, Schwartz Engineering and Design has devised a laser-based pickup that detects voice-induced 'distortions' in a flowing stream of smoke and that then relies on proprietary digital signal processing to translate those distortions into audio. And it works!
AnalogicTech launches direct and edge LED backlighting driver line
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11/19/2009   Post a comment
Advanced Analogic Technologies has entered the LED backlit LCD television market with seven chipsets designed to enhance energy efficiency and user-experience for LED backlit LCD televisions.
OPTEK's long distance reflective switch employed in wind turbines for RPM sensing
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11/18/2009   Post a comment
TT electronics OPTEK Technology's OPB732 Series long distance infrared reflective switch has been employed in a 6kW wind turbine for RPM sensing.
Ten emerging technologies to watch in 2010
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11/18/2009   6 comments
EE Times has compiled a list of emerging technologies that we think will be worth watching out for in 2010.
Counterpoint: The case for 'telepresence' in space
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11/17/2009   1 comment
The lack of funding for manned spaceflight has underscored the growing importance of unmanned probes and rovers. John Merchant makes the case for telepresence in space exploration.
Diodes unveils higher current power switches optimized for USB
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Diodes Incorporated has introduced two new devices to its AP21XX power switch product line, targeted for higher current applications.
Startup formed to print animated graphics
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Computer animations on CD and DVD packages, sales packaging or even on the tarpaulin of a truck can soon be reality: Startup company Lumoza (Hasselt, Belgium) has developed a technology to print electronic displays on a large variety of surfaces including plastic foil, paper or cardboard.
High bandwidth switches and muxes suit Pro AV
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
Professional audio/video switching and distribution systems, such as video conferencing and digital signage, are creating demand for more advanced switchers and multiplexers.
IBM biochip allows fast diagnosis of many diseases
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
In its Zurich research laboratory, IBM has built what it calls a point-of-care diagnostic test device based on a silicon chip. One chip detects up to 16 pathogens — and it does so faster and requiring less material than conventional labs-on-a-chip.
L & T announces mobile TV solution based on DVB-H on TI's OMAP
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
L&T Infotech has announced its DVB-H-based mobile TV solution based on the TI OMAP3530 reference platform. The solution includes a DVB Tuner and the mobile TV software stack is OS-independent, easy to integrate with middleware components, and offers a set of APIs for making custom applications.
NASA looks to SiGe for radiation-immune circuits
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11/17/2009   Post a comment
The shielded circuitry in current-generation spacecraft meets requirements for radiation hardness.
Supercap material company gets grant and CEO
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Y-Carbon Inc., a nanomaterials company founded in 2004, working on nanoporous carbon, has announced that it has been awarded research funding from the National Science Foundation and the Department of Defense under the SBIR grant program.
Sematech appoints former IBM executive to CEO post
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Sematech, a consortium of semiconductor manufacturers, has announced the appointment of Daniel Armbrust to serve as its president and chief executive officer.
AMD, Asian packager license Irish micro-cooler
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the Stokes Institute in the University of Limerick have announced two licensing agreements that could see 'micro-cooler' technology used in computers and mobile phones; with AMD and Asian Vital Components.
Optimizing LDMOS Transistors Bias Control: Developing An Accurate Solution for Basestation RF Power Amplifiers
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
RF power amplifiers with LDMOS and GaAs transistors can provide excellent performance but require temperature-compensated bias circuitry
Book Excerpt--Microwave and RF Design: A Systems Approach (Part 5 of 8)
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Enhance your understanding of transmission lines and microstrip structures, in theory and practice
Precision thick film resistors target measuring instruments
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11/16/2009   Post a comment
Yageo Corporation announced the RE precision thick film resistors with a lower temperature coefficient of resistance and an improved precision tolerance ratio.
16-bit All Flash microcontrollers feature embedded IEEE 802.15.4 radio transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE
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11/14/2009   Post a comment
NEC Electronics has unveiled three new 16-bit All Flash microcontrollers (MCUs) with embedded IEEE802.15.4-compliant 2.4 gigahertz (GHz) radio frequency (RF) transceiver for ZigBee RF4CE, an industry standard for remote control in consumer electronics.
Seven predictions for handset OEMs
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11/14/2009   Post a comment
Handset OEMs have recently launched a number of new phones.
NASA confirms water on moon
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
NASA reported that its recent lunar impact mission has confirmed the presence of water in a crater at the moon's south pole.
Japan's DoCoMo tries to simplify handsets with RF MEMS
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
MEMS technology is critical to the success of future of wireless handsets, according to an executive with the wireless subsidiary of Japanese carrier NTT.
ST touts accuracy, stability of 3-axis MEMS gyro
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics has expanded its MEMS gyro product line with an analog three-axis device that will compete against recent entries into the expanding market.
RECENTLY INTRODUCED ANALOG (and related) PRODUCTS, November 13, 2009 edition
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11/13/2009   Post a comment
Here is our frequently updated, linked list of new analog ICs and related products
Qualcomm sampling 1-GHz smartphone chipsets
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11/12/2009   2 comments
Qualcomm said it is sampling a new smartphone chipset family that emphasizes multimedia capabilities and boasts performance of up to 1 GHz. The company also announced sampling of its first chipsets supporting dual-carrier HSPA+ and multi-mode 3G/LTE.
EnOcean Alliance reveals first open specification for battery-less wireless sensors
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11/12/2009   Post a comment
The first global, open specification for energy harvesting wireless sensors which ensures interoperability between products of different manufacturers is to be published by The EnOcean Alliance.
ITRI introduces new material technology to enhance the safety of Li-ion batteries
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11/12/2009   1 comment
Taiwan's largest high-tech research and development institution, ITRI (Industrial Technology Research Institute), has introduced STOBA (self-terminated oligomers with hyper-branched architecture), which claims to be the first material technology to enhance the safety of lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries.
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