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Atheros weaves mesh networking effort
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4/30/2010   Post a comment
Atheros Communications is trying to rally interest in a standard for using mesh technology in home networks, an effort that would help the company merge and add value to its Wi-Fi and powerline chip products.
Doherty Amps and the Three Amigos
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4/30/2010   Post a comment
Understand the three variations of the Doherty amplifier and their main attributes
IDT aims CMOS at quartz/MEMS
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4/30/2010   Post a comment
Integrated Device Technology announced its foray into CMOS oscillators which it claims replaces the need for quartz crystals without the need for MEMS.
2.4 GHz industrial wireless Ethernet products for M2M data communications
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
AvaLAN Wireless Systems, Inc., a provider of outdoor long-range industrial wireless Ethernet products, announces a secure, robust 2.4-GHz solution offering 38 non-overlapping independent operating channels.
Atmel development tools target ZigBee-certified Smart Energy applications
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
Atmel Corporation has released the Atmel BitCloud Profile Suite, a ready-to-use framework for rapid development of ZigBee-certified applications.
ACE slideshow: Celebrating creativity in electronics
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
The electronics industry turned out to honor some of its best and brightest earlier this week at the sixth EE Times Annual Creativity in Electronics Awards at the Embedded Systems Conference.
TI unveils lowest power JFET-input audio operational amplifiers
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
Extending its Burr-Brown Audio line, Texas Instruments has introduced a family of JFET-input op amps featuring ultra-low noise and distortion to maximize audio system quality and performance.
ESC: Embedded helping to harness medical data explosion
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4/29/2010   Post a comment
The proliferation of portable medical devices and the explosion of new patient data wrought by widely available imaging technologies are forcing medical electronics designers to devise new ways of integrating diverse biotechnologies with electronics while curtailing power consumption.
Gesture Designer lends hand for MEMs-based interface development
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
The Gesture Designer helps OEMs design gesture-based interfaces using Kionix's MEMS accelerometers, widening the potential range of motion-enabled functionality for consumer electronics. Kionix is pitching the software engine to developers of intuitive user interfaces and interactive games.
HP to buy Palm for $1.2B
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4/28/2010   1 comment
Hewlett Packard Co. said it will pay $1.2 billion for Palm Inc. in a move that will likely improve its position in the smartphone market while ending the saga of one of the pioneers in the segment.
ESC: Bioengineer calls for personal health devices
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4/28/2010   2 comments
A growing set of nano-scale devices are emerging from the lab that someday will power handheld devices that can provide custom health care advice by marrying novel bioengineering components with existing computer and consumer technologies, said Luke P. Lee, professor of bioengineering at a talk at the Embedded Systems Conference.
ESC - Plurality launches world's first scalable 256 multicore processor for wireless infrastructure
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
Plurality has launched the world's first scalable 256 multicore processor for wireless infrastructure, creating a new category of acceleration co-processors, dubbed HyperCore, that simplifies code compilation, delivers performance that scales linearly with the number of cores, and offers power consumption that rivals hard-wired ASICs.
EE Times honors 2010 ACE Award winners
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4/28/2010   Post a comment
EE Times honored the winners of the sixth ACE Awards at a reception in conjunction with the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, Calif.
ESC keynoter Kaku beams audience back to the future
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4/27/2010   2 comments
Physicist Michio Kaku, keynote speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference in San Jose, offered his audience a feast of futurism, predicting extraordinary advances in medical technology, and science-fiction turned reality in areas like teleportation, invisibility and molecule-size computers.
ESC - Synapse and Silicon Labs introduce complete solution for wireless mesh networking
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Synapse and Silicon Labs introduce complete solution for wireless mesh networking. SNAP and Si1000 wireless MCU enable sub-GHz connectivity for smart meter, building automation, and personal medical devices.
NXT acquires Audium Semiconductor's IP to offer USB-powered loudspeakers
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
NXT plc announced the strategic purchase of the IP of Audium Semiconductor and associated assets. The company intends to use Audium ICs to produce complete audio platforms incorporating its Balanced Mode Radiator technology together with ultra-efficient power amplifiers.
ESC - Digi enables all M2M embedded products with out-of-the-box cloud connectivity
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Digi International today announced that all Digi and Rabbit embedded products will be configured to easily connect to the iDigi "cloud" out of the box.
ESC - IAR Systems pioneers low-power debugging
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4/27/2010   1 comment
IAR Systems has developed low-power debugging technology that marks significant advance in software development for low-power embedded systems.
Fasten your seatbelt: go for a 32-GHz real-time, analog-bandwidth, oscilloscope ride
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
Agilent Infiniium 90000 X-Series family features 10 models (16 to 32 GHz); extremely low noise and jitter; sophisticated probe system; 40 application packages
ESC - Wi2Wi introduces industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module
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4/27/2010   Post a comment
The W2CBW009Di industrial temp WLAN-Bluetooth module from Wi2Wi measures a mere 16mm x 16mm x 2.1mm and operates in temps of -40C to +85C.
Low-Power Intel Architecture Platform for In-Vehicle Infotainment - Part 1: Overview
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of this white paper presents an overview of the key technology blocks that make up the Intel-based IVI platform, as well as the challenges faced in optimizing and incorporating these into the platform.
Guide to Embedded Systems Architecture - Part 2: PPP state pseudocode and Internet Protocol
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Part 2 of an excerpt from the book "Embedded Systems Architecture: A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Programmers" offers pseudocode examples for PPP Link Control Protocol states and a look at the IP networking layer protocol.
ESC - NFE-3240 is highest performance PCIe Gen2 acceleration card
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4/26/2010   Post a comment
Netronome's NFE-3240 PCIe Gen2 acceleration card delivers first 2-port 10-gigabit Ethernet with enhanced I/O virtualization support.
ESC SV, Day -1
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4/25/2010   Post a comment
The excitement of ESC hasn't yet begin, but the pre-show buzz is astounding.
Living untethered brings new problems, solutions
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
4/23/2010   1 comment
The freedom of wireless connectivity spurs creative answers to problems we didn't have in the bad old days of "wired"
Down to Earth: Shuttle astronaut looks back while pondering the future
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4/23/2010   Post a comment
Space shuttle comamander George Zamka is adjusting to life back on Earth while contemplating his next move in space.
IBM demos faster, cheaper alternative to e-beam litho
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4/22/2010   4 comments
Using a tiny silicon tip attached to a flexible cantilever, IBM has created a 3-D patterning technique that it says is faster and cheaper than e-beam lithography. IBM's "nanoscale milling machine" has a resolution of about 15 nm—about twice as small as e-beam litho.
ESC: Via rolls 64-bit MPUs for embedded apps
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
Taiwan's Via Technologies Inc. has rolled out the VIA Nano E-Series processor line, a family of x86-based, 64-bit devices for the embedded markets.
ESC panel addresses 3-D GUI designs
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
A panel session at the Embedded Systems Conference will address the challenges of designinging graphical user interfaces for embedded applications.
LTE mobile gateways break 100 Gb/s speeds
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4/22/2010   Post a comment
Ixia together with with Alcatel-Lucent announced the results of an LTE Evolved Packet Core (EPC) test that broke the 100 Gb/s barrier for mobile gateways.
ARM stock rises on Apple takeover talk
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4/22/2010   2 comments
London's financial district was full of rumors on Wednesday (April 21) that Apple is considering a takeover of processor intellectual property licensor ARM Holdings plc (Cambridge, England), according to the London Evening Standard newspaper.
WIRELESS/RF - CC430 MCU RF platform jump starts RF designs
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
The CC430F513x microcontrollers (MCUs) from Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) are supported by a rich developer ecosystem, offering complete, scalable hardware and software for single-chip radio frequency (RF) solutions.
QuickLogic rolls low-power system block for mobile devices
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
Programmable logic vendor QuickLogic announced a new proven system block for its customer specific standard products (CSSPs) that the company said enables handheld mobile system developers to conserve energy through effective power management by shutting down the CPU and the CSSP between bursts of activity caused by peripheral devices.
The RCA phono plug: An outdated relic?
Audio DesignLine Blog  
4/21/2010   7 comments
When it came to choosing the RCA phono plug as a standard for consumer audio (and video) applications, "cheap" and "simple" clearly won out over technical considerations.
Audio/video clock generator needs no external clock conditioning
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
A new triple-rate (3G/HD/SD) audio/video clock generator from National Semiconductor Corp., eliminates the need for external clock conditioning in professional and broadcast video equipment.
SRC has Columbia U. develop low-k failure test method
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4/21/2010   Post a comment
The Semiconductor Research Corp. commissioned Columbia University to design a non-destructive testing regime to determine the reliability of new low-k dielectrics.
3-D TV disparities said to cause physical, mental strain
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4/21/2010   3 comments
Visual disparities in 3-D TV images can cause physical strain in viewers, according to recent research.
NXP, Trusted Logic open up NFC-Android API
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
Dutch chip company NXP BV (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) and Trusted Logic SA (Paris, France) have announced the release of an open-source application programming interface to attach near-field communications to the Android software stack.
Motor control panels address efficiency, IC choices, and algorithm development
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
Virtual conference attendees receive a wealth of ideas related to motor control.
Multicore processor selection: A method to the madness
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
Half-day tutorial sheds light on the art and science of selecting an embedded processor.
Bluetooth backers explore 60 GHz future
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4/20/2010   Post a comment
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group is expected to create a study group to help pick a transport for a future gigabit-class version of the short-range wireless technology, and the leading candidates are the two rival flavors of 60 GHz technology promoted by the WirelessHD Consortium and the Wireless Gigabit Alliance.
Guide to Embedded Systems Architecture - Part 1: Defining middleware
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Part 1 of an excerpt from the book "Embedded Systems Architecture: A Comprehensive Guide for Engineers and Programmers" begins by defining "middleware" and looking at some networking middleware driver examples.
7 Tips for Getting Started with Multicore
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
This white paper offers seven tips to help developers make the first step in using multicore devices.
Panel to explore real-world challenges of multicore debug
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Multicore software developers share their experiences at the Multicore Expo.
ESC: Tech experts deliver no fluff, all substance
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Technical experts from Freescale, Micrium, Green Hills Software and more will answer questions at the Embedded Systems Conference and ESC Expo.
Active Noise Reduction: Can you really be within one percentage point of perfection?
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4/19/2010   6 comments
Understand how valid power and energy data can be misinterpreted, intentionally or not, via this example using audio levels
Data rates, mobile drive high-speed connector innovation
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Advances in design, technology and materials science have pushed connectors to unprecedented performance.
Bringing the big picture to mobile
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Picoprojectors are freeing large-scale displays from the tyranny of small form factors, letting battery-powered handhelds project images as large as 50 to 100 inches. Micro-optical-electromechanical system (MOEMS) devices have shrunk mobile projectors so markedly that the projectors are even being tucked into sleek cell phone handsets.
Bringing the big picture to mobile
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4/19/2010   Post a comment
Picoprojectors are freeing large-scale displays from the tyranny of small form factors, letting battery-powered handhelds project images as large as 50 to 100 inches. Micro-optical-electromechanical system (MOEMS) devices have shrunk mobile projectors so markedly that the projectors are even being tucked into sleek cell phone handsets.
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