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Gennum coax video interface delivers uncompressed HD for surveillance, industrial imaging applications
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
Aviia (Advanced Video Interface for Industrial Applications) is a robust interface for high definition (HD) video over coaxial cable lengths up to 100 meters.
MoCA and DBS Channel Stacking Switch technology
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
By combining MoCA and CSS, DBS operators can deliver programming from a single cable structure that also supports whole home entertainment networking to expand the service offerings to subscribers.
The VP8 video codec: High compression+low complexity
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2/27/2009   1 comment
On2 VP8 achieves high compression with a bitstream that is less compute intensive to decode than either its predecessor (VP7) or competing technologies like H.264. Here's how it works.
Fraunhofer's flexible printed battery allows series connection
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
The Fraunhofer Research Institution for Electronic Nano Systems (Chemnitz, Germany) has demonstrated a flexible printed battery.
New California emissions rules target IC fabs
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
California's Air Resources Board adopted regulations to control, and in some cases phase out, chemicals used in semiconductor manufacturing and other industries.
Report: Synthetic biology R&D targets energy, health care
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2/27/2009   Post a comment
A report on synthetic biology warns that commercialization of so-called "syn-bio" products may be further away as applications move up the evolutionary scale.
Comment: Android beyond the phone
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Look out, Redmond, I'm seeing signs that Google's Android could wind up in netbooks, digital picture frames and a host of embedded devices as a friendly, app-rich face for Linux.
DSP and microprocessor algorithms re-factored for FPGA acceleration
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
FPGA image processing design services and IP from Impulse Accelerated Technologies reduces project risk.
250mA LDO withstands 80V input
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Linear Technology has announced a high reliability (MP) grade, wider temperature range version of the LT3013, a micropower LDO with input voltage capability up to 80V.
Report: $2B chip market in alternative energy
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
Alternative energy systems and the semiconductors used in them could grow at an annual rate of as much as 40 percent over the next several years, according to a new market research report.
Analysis: Xilinx Spartan-6 and Virtex-6
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
BDTI gives its perspective on the new Xilinx Spartan-6 and Virtex-6 families. The new chips feature major improvements in logic capacity and power consumption.
NEC miniaturizes DPAK form factor
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
After the introduction of its HSON-8 power transistor package, NEC Europe again rolls a new package form factor and design aiming at power devices in particular for automotive applications.
6W LED driver integrates DC-DC boost converter for larger LCD panel backlighting
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2/26/2009   Post a comment
On Semiconductor's CAT4106 4-channel LED driver includes on-chip diagnostics to maximize efficiency.
Altera's Stratix III selected for largest ASIC prototyping engine
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
The Dini Group uses Altera's Stratix III in its single-board prototyping engine for custom ASICs that are devoted to wireless communications, networking, and graphics processing.
Stimulus and Clean Technology -- How long can you wait for funds?
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
What does the stimulus package mean for the entrepreneur or new start-up in the clean technology field. Allan Yogasingam of the Green SupplyLine ponders that it could be awhile before any organizations see funds, if government practices haven't changed...
Wireless 101: Automatic Gain Control (AGC)
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2/25/2009   1 comment
Here's how automatic gain control (AGC) algorithms work. Topics covered include loop detection, loop analysis, and stability analysis.
The Greenest Notebook Computer...Fact or Fiction?
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Apple has spent a great deal in advertising for their new line of eco-friendly notebooks. Michael Kirschner, President of Design Chain Associates, takes a look at how "green" the new line of Macbooks really are, and how other manufacturers must take notice on improving their own environmental performance when they are improving cost and technical performance.
Short duty cycles lead to smaller DC-DC converters
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
A buck converter circuit addresses short duty cycles and incorporates a new control architecture that implements valley current mode control, with user-configurable on-time settings.
ADI acquires 'smart grid' technology
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has acquired a Canadian developer of power-line communications and other smart grid technologies.
Gartner cuts IC forecast, sees 24% drop
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2/25/2009   Post a comment
Gartner Inc. has cut its IC forecast--again. Worldwide semiconductor revenue is forecast to reach $194.5 billion in 2009, a 24.1 percent decline from 2008 revenue.
How to calculate maximum operating frequency for delay lines
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
This article discusses a simple way to calculate the maximum input frequency for fixed and programmable delay lines.
Robot theme park to break ground
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
2/24/2009   1 comment
Robot Land, a robot theme park housing entertainment, education and corporate facilities expects to be open to the public by 2013.
Analysis: BDTI benchmarks the CEVA-TeakLite-III
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
The CEVA-TeakLite-III turns in strong performance in a small, low-power package. Its 32-bit capabilities are also notable.
OLEDs fare well in current downturn
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Active-matrix organic light-emitting diodes (AM OLEDs) have emerged as a diamond in the rough for the embatted display and electronics industries.
6-Watt LED driver with integrated DC-DC boost converter focuses on larger LCD panel backlighting applications
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
ON Semiconductor has introduced a new 6 W LED driver with an integrated, high-power DC-DC boost converter and on-chip diagnostics to maximize efficiency in larger, general purpose LCD panel backlighting applications.
How to control analog output from a CPLD using a pulse width modulator
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2/24/2009   2 comments
This article shows how a CPLD can replace a digital-to-analog converter, allowing it to drive an audio speaker or control things like LED intensity, motor speed, and servo position.
Texas Instruments : Hot-swap managers suit 3 to 20 V voltage rails
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Texas Instruments has introduced three hot-swap managers that help protect against over currents for voltage rails between 3 and 20 V and an operating current of up to 5 A.
picoChip : Baseband solution covers eight-user WCDMA femtocells
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
picoChip has announced the PC8219, a complete baseband solution for eight-user WCDMA femtocells designed to run on its PC202 processor chip.
Software tool automates ECU software checks
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Automotive realtime networking expert TTTech Automotive (Vienna) has announced a software tool to validate the consistency of Autosar components in electronic control units (ECUs). TTX-Autoverify increases the engineering efficiency during system integration and thus helps to reduce time-to-market and costs, the vendor claims.
PWM-controlled 4-20 mA current-loop transmitter provides galvanic isolation
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2/24/2009   2 comments
This circuit provides a connection between a PWM signal source and associated transmitter current loop without an electrically conductive path, thus ensuring accuracy and safety
MEMS energy harvesting challenges go beyond energy density
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
MEMS energy harvesting challenges go beyond energy density, says Yole Dveloppement's 'MEMS Energy Harvesting Devices: Technologies & Markets Report'.
Axeon completes development of improved Lithium Iron Phosphate cell for electric urban delivery vehicle
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2/24/2009   Post a comment
Axeon Holdings (Dundee, Scotland) has completed a two year project funded by the Department for Transport under the Energy Saving Trust's Low Carbon R&D programme, which has resulted in the development of a new Lithium-ion battery for use in a fully electric urban delivery vehicle.
Reversible diode debuts
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Rutgers University researchers have demonstrated what they claims in the world's first reversible diode that uses a ferroelectric material.
The Need for Linear Circuits
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2/23/2009   3 comments
This article focuses on the trend of less filtering and more linearity in radio design, both as a differentiating factor for receivers and as a differentiating factor for analog/RF circuit designers.
2009 EE Times ACE Awards finalists announced
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
See the companies, executives, teams, and others selected as ACE Award finalists.
Stimulus: Energy Department scrambles to build new R&D agency
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2/23/2009   1 comment
Energy Department officials are scrambling to assemble a team that will work out details for creating an agile new research agency that will focus on energy technology R&D.
Torex : Voltage regulators offer low dropout voltage
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Available in the tiny USP-6C package (1.8 x 2.0 x 0.6 mm), as well as in standard SOT-25 and SOT-89-5 versions, the XC6220 Series of voltage regulators from Torex Semiconductor offer low dropout voltage – typically 20 mV with a 100 mA load.
Low voltage, bi-directional DC motor driver housed in small package
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Allegro's latest device has a high output current and wide operating voltage range, making it a key component for portable applications.
Lattice rolls 65-nm FPGAs, clock chips
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Seeking to grab share in a down market, programmable logic device (PLD) specialist Lattice Semiconductor Corp. has launched a three-prong attack.
Lattice moves away from high-end FPGAs
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
After a period of losses and competitive pressures, Lattice Semiconductor Corp. is refining its focus and moving away from the high-end of the field-programmable gate array (FPGAs) race.
Point-to-point embedded 240-to-960 MHz RF link gets feature-rich TX/RX front end
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Silicon Labs' EZRadioPro provides extra link budget due to sensitive front end, higher power PA, despite ultra-low-power design
ARM preps tiny core for low-power microcontrollers
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2/23/2009   2 comments
With help from lead partner and licensee NXP, ARM Holdings plc has designed a very low gate-count ARM processor core suitable for use in microcontrollers aimed at ultra-low power applications. Chips are expected to ship from licensees before the end of 2009.
Micropelt readies thermoharvester-driven wireless sensor for commercialisation
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
German thin film thermoelectric specialist Micropelt says that its thermo-powered wireless sensor system is now ready for commercial evaluation and has launched an evaluation kit to enable potential customers to compare it to conventional battery technologies.
MCUs: 16-Bit MAXQ MCU extends battery life in portable equipment
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Extended voltage range enables utilization of up to 95% of battery capacity
MTP evolution of transfer protocols
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2/23/2009   Post a comment
Media Transfer Protocol (MTP) allows you to download in a way so the file is completed before the next one is started.
MEMS barometric pressure sensor could be used for watches or phones
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2/22/2009   Post a comment
A compact MEMS pressure sensor was introduced by EPCOS AG at electronica & Productronica 2009 in Shanghai, China.
8-megapixel camera platform with backside illumination for phones
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
The platform combines Omnivision's OV8810 device with the Fujitsu Microelectronics mobile Milbeaut M-5MO advanced image signal processor.
Wireless 101: References
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the references for our "Wireless 101" series.
How to pick a RapidIO switch
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2/20/2009   Post a comment
Here are the secrets to selecting the right RapidIO switch--and to picking a vendor that help you with the design process.
Obama's stimulus: let's get our facts straight
Signal Processing DesignLine Blog  
2/20/2009   5 comments
Stephen Brennan's guest column on the stimulus left me shaking my head. Here's my attempt at setting the record straight.
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