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Plastic electronics fab time cut
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12/31/2008   Post a comment
Fabrication time for flexible electronics ranging from disposable displays to plastic solar cells could be reduced from 48 hours to 30 minutes, according to researchers.
2008 year end review -- 1-10
Power DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
We posted how-to articles weekly throughout the year, and these garnered the most traffic among readers.
GaN-based power devices offer game-changing potential in power-conversion electronics
Design How-To  
12/30/2008   4 comments
A new power-device semiconductor process from International Rectifier promises substantial improvement in the key figures of merit
The Greenest Top 10 stories of 2008
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
GSL looks back on 2008 with our pick of the Top 10 articles of the year ranked by readership. It's a hodgepodge but a trend does emerge.
Top Industrial Control How-To's of 2008 (complete)
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
Here's the complete list of Industrial Control DesignLine's 20 most popular how-to articles of 2008.
Electrical noise and mitigation - Part 3: Shielding and grounding (cont.), and filtering harmonics
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
This excerpt from the book "Practical Grounding, Bonding, Shielding and Surge Protection" concludes with a look at the shielded isolation transformer, zero signal reference grounds and signal transport ground planes, and the generation of harmonics in electrical systems and how they can be filtered.
2008 Top Design Article Round-Up
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
12/30/2008   Post a comment
It's the end of the year and that means it's time to review the year's most popular design articles and tutorials.
Top stories of 2008: Energy, memristors
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
Renewable energy and emerging semiconductor technologies like memristors were among the top industry stories in 2008.
Wireless SBCs simplify connectivity and control
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12/30/2008   Post a comment
New wireless SBCs from Rabbit Semiconductor are designed to make it easy to add wireless connectivity and control to vision systems, industrial control systems, automatic meter reading devices, industrial ventilation systems and HVAC systems.
Will Ethernet AV help unify home networks?
Design How-To  
12/29/2008   1 comment
IEEE 802 working groups are in the process of completing Ethernet AV, a set of modifications to existing Ethernet standards to make the protocol "rock solid" for transmitting streaming audio and video. Some are betting on Ethernet to become the answer for home networks by late 2009 and beyond.
Best of '08: DesignLines, TechOnline
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
Here are the 2008 top-rated and "editor's pick" feature articles from the TechOnline DesignLine sites and TechOnline webinars.
Nanotubes shown to boost neuron signals
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
Researchers explain how carbon nanotubes could someday bypass faulty circuitry in the brain, for instance curing Parkinson's disease, as well as to repair spinal cord injuries and eventually to augment and enhance cognitive functions.
DARPA chief reviews legacy
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12/29/2008   Post a comment
The head of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency reflected on his nearly eight years at DARPA, refuting charges the agency has tightened spending on basic research.
New year, new opportunities for video and imaging designers
Blog  
12/29/2008   1 comment
Ten reasons design engineers involved with video and imaging can be hopeful looking to 2009 and beyond.
Keep it simple, stupid!
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
12/29/2008   2 comments
Consumers love easy-to-use electronics. Here are the secrets to design success.
Trends in RFID--Part III
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
Here are the answers to adoption questions around design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
Demo platform claims world's smallest WiMAX solution
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
Coresonic AB's LeoCore WiMAX personality pack and associated firmware is designed to enable WiMAX connectivity to be added to any new chip design,
Avago Technologies releases first GPS RF front end module with FBAR filters
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
GPS low noise amplifier with integrated filters is well suited for S-GPS and small form factor designs
CML unveils RF quadrature modulator
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
CML Microcircuits has released the CMX993, a general-purpose I/Q modulator that offers 100MHz to 1GHz operation and is optimized for wide-band noise performance.
What Every RF Engineer Should Know: OFDM & WiMAX
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12/28/2008   Post a comment
OFDM and WiMAX are hot topics on the RF DesignLine, so I had a virtual "sit down" with some leaders in the industry to see where the technology is, and where they think it is going. Click here to find out more.
LCD backlights, codecs, analytics and more: Video/Imaging DesignLine's Top 2008 Articles
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12/26/2008   Post a comment
HDMI and its CEC and HDCP specs were among the favorite topics this year, along with H.264 and On2 codecs.
Power Management: The Top 10 'How To' Design Articles of 2008
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12/24/2008   Post a comment
These are the Power Management articles most accessed during 2008. Be warned the most read article is a bit of a surprise but more about that later.
Analog Circuits: World Class Design (Chapter 4, Part 3 of 3)
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12/24/2008   5 comments
Increase your understanding and insight into analog systems, circuits, and components with two chapters from this recent book, presented in serial excerpt form.
2008 year end review -- 11-20
Power DesignLine Blog  
12/23/2008   Post a comment
We posted how-to articles weekly throughout the year, and these garnered the most traffic among readers.
IBM pumps up hydraulic-hybrid delivery truck
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Design software enables cutting fuel use by up to 50%.
LCD shipments fell more than 20% last month
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
November sales of large-screen LCDs hit their lowest level since May 2007, according to market watcher DisplaySearch, presaging a slow down for systems such as notebooks and flat-panel TVs.
Mobile robotics platform tops 2008 robot gift ideas
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A great beginner's robot platform is included among Robots.net's top ten robot gift ideas for hobbyists and aspiring roboticists.
Top 10 *How To* Design Articles in 2008
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Yes! The moment we've all been waiting for... the results are in... here are the Top 10 *How To* Design Articles from 2008!
DRAM spot prices rebounding, firm says
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Spot prices for DRAM chips are on the rebound thanks to production cuts by several vendors, and the spot price for 1-Gbit DDR 2 667-Mhz parts may reach $1 again in the first quarter of 2009, according to DRAMeXchange, a DRAM clearing house.
Bot builder not 'Lost in Space' in moon mission
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A former Air Force pilot's passion for space exploration has led him from a cottage business building sci-fi models to a real-life robotic mission to the moon as part of the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize.
Yokogawa : Curve tracer allows high-speed parametric testing
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
A high-speed, high-accuracy real-time V/I curve tracer that is well suited to carrying out dc parametric testing on semiconductor and optoelectronic devices has been introduced by Yokogawa Europe.
Silicon Labs : Ethernet clock IC eases frequency conversion
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Silicon Laboratories has expanded its Any-Rate precision clock family with the Si5315, a jitter-attenuating clock multiplier IC that meets or exceeds the performance, integration, frequency and jitter requirements for the 1G and 10G Synchronous Ethernet (SyncE) market.
STMicroelectronics : Watchdog IC features chip-enable
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
By providing a chip-enable input, the STWD100 watchdog timer IC from STMicroelectronics prevents automatic reset generation during in-system programming or boot-up, enhancing flexibility for developers to control and manage applications.
Schurter : 3-phase line filters are efficient and economic
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Schurter's 3-phase line filters, series FMAC ECO and FMBC ECO are compact and cost optimized and well suited for use in drive systems, engineering installations and places where frequency inverters cause electromagnetic disturbances.
XMOS offers free audio code for processors
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Multicored processor vendor XMOS Semiconductor Ltd. (Bristol, England) has developed source code for a range of digital audio applications including Ethernet AVB and USB 2.0. The company plans to demonstrate hardware versions of the applications at the 2009 NAMM conference.
Analyst warns of 'solar market eclipse' in 2009
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
Global revenue for photovoltaic panels is expected to plunge by 19 percent in 2009, following eight consecutive years of growth, as a massive oversupply causes prices to drop, according to a forecast by market research firm iSuppli.
Bosch to expand solar cell and module production
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The Bosch Group announced that it will invest 530 million Euros over a three year period to expand solar cell and module production at ersol Solar Energy AG.
National PowerWise buck controllers hit 85% peak efficiency
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12/23/2008   Post a comment
The LM5085 and LM5088 controllers can operate from inputs as high as 75V while the LM25085 and LM25088 can operate from inputs as high as 42V.
MCUs: Gleichmann launches 8-/16-bit MCUs with low standby power
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
78KO and 78KOR MCUs are targeted for battery-operated applications
Obama names science and technology team
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
U.S. President-elect Barack Obama has named four key members of his science and technology team, saying science holds the key to the planet's survival and U.S. prosperity.
XMOS to demonstrate complete suite of audio reference designs at NAMM 2009
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Source code for the applications will be made available in January 2009 for royalty-free use in XMOS programmable chips.
SiGe Semiconductor announces record revenues and shipments
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
SiGe Semiconductor reports 350 million chips shipped since inception and 2008 revenue growth of more than 40% over 2007.
Step-down controller line provides input voltage range up to 75V
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
National's latest PowerWise products include four new high-voltage, non-synchronous buck controllers that feature a high input voltage range, high-performance pulse width modulation (PWM) control and reduced electromagnetic interference.
Dual digital pulsers use active clamping to enhance ultrasound imaging
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products' dual, high-voltage digital pulsers provide a guaranteed 1.3A (min) output current, enabling them to be independently configured to enable unipolar or bipolar pulsing in high-voltage systems from low-voltage logic outputs.
HB LED driver supports green lighting designs
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12/22/2008   Post a comment
Maxim Integrated Products has introduced the MAX16834, a current-mode, high-brightness LED (HB LED) driver for boost, buck-boost, SEPIC, and high-side buck topologies.
More details on defense spending
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
12/21/2008   Post a comment
The New York Times has a thoughtful editorial detailing how we should redirect our defense dollars. I highly recommend reading it.
The good news about 2009
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
12/20/2008   Post a comment
A lot of DSP products are well-positioned to ride out the bad times of 2009. In fact, some products could even see growth during the next year. Here are my top technologies to watch.
Planet Analog: Top 20 Articles of 2008--(Part 2 of 2)
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12/20/2008   Post a comment
See which articles received the most page views from our audience in 2008
Trends in RFID--Part II
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
Here' are the answers to such 'adoption' questions as design, hardware, software, hype, reality, catalysts, and more that continually come up with RFID. This segment looks at the architecture for the new network.
IP cores support Mentor's Precision Synthesis FPGA tool
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12/19/2008   Post a comment
IP cores from IPextreme are now validated for Mentor's Precision logic and physical synthesis flow.
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