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Interface enables high scan-test quality
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5/30/2009   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics used a new interface to the tester that enabled compressed automatic test pattern generation (ATPG) patterns to be run with only three digital test pads.
Respecting your RF cables and connectors
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/30/2009   3 comments
Cables and connectors are critical parts of an RF system, ignore their care and feeding at your peril
Nanocrystals bid to extend photolithography
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5/29/2009   Post a comment
Pixelligent is promising to extend the lifetime of conventional photolithography patterning of integrated circuits with semiconducting nanocrystalline films that go atop conventional photoresist to enhance resolution, increase yields, lower material costs and improve throughput.
AMEC gains legal victory over Applied
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5/29/2009   Post a comment
China's Advanced Micro-Fabrication Equipment Inc. (AMEC) has obtained a ruling on a summary judgment motion it filed in its trade secret dispute with rival Applied Materials Inc.
Fair set to fill Globalfoundries construction jobs
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
The College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering of the University at Albany plans to host a job fair to assist M+W Zander in building its project management team to support the construction of GlobalFoundries' semiconductor fab in Malta, N.Y.
How to design with capacitive digital isolators
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
To ease the design of isolated systems, this article describes the basic functionality of a capacitive, digital isolator, explains its placement within the signal path, and provides important recommendations for a successful circuit board design.
Low noise amplifiers cut power consumption while minimising distortion in VHF-UHF wide band applications
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Toshiba Electronics Europe has announced a new family of miniature, low noise amplifiers that provide good linearity and low current consumption in VHF-UHF wide band applications where input signal strengths may be variable.
Apollo forum: The epic that launched a generation of engineers
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5/28/2009   43 comments
On the 40th anniversary of the first manned landing on the Moon, EE Times will celebrate the voyage of Apollo 11 through the stories of those who helped send human beings to another world. We want to hear from readers about how Apollo 11 and the five other lunar landings inspired them to become engineers and problem solvers.
Real world robots star in Terminator Salvation
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5/28/2009   Post a comment
Eighteen ABB industrial robots star in the final climactic scene of the new movie Terminator Salvation, in which Christian Bale faces an army of Terminators.
Opinion: TI is scrambling in MCUs
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5/27/2009   7 comments
I think Texas Instruments Inc. is still unhappy with its position in microcontrollers (MCUs) and needs to do more to expand its wings in the arena.
Two RF transceivers enable secure transmission of remote data for smart grids
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices, Inc., has introduced two new RF transceivers that deliver the best-in-class performance, low power consumption and high integration effective for smart grid and home and building automation applications.
Step-up dc-to-dc converters increase battery run times for portables
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
ADI's ADP1612 and ADP1613 dc-to-dc converters enable designers to boost input voltages as low as 1.8 V up to output voltages as high as 20 V.
RF transceivers address short-range ISM-band, io-homecontrol protocols
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices' latest RF transceivers enable secure and robust transmission of remote data for smart grids and home and building automation.
Jazz rolls wafer shuttle program
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Jazz Semiconductor has rolled out its direct multiproject wafer (MPW) shuttle program.
Nujira's DPD module said to simplify basestation design
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Power amplifier specialist Nujira (Cambridge, England) claims the digital pre-distortion (DPD) version of its Coolteq-h power modulator will simplify the design of cellular basestations.
AMS touts through-silicon via foundry process
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Austriamicrosystems has started producing on a foundry basis parts on its Through Silicon Via (TSV) technology, targeting suppliers of devices for 3D integration of CMOS ICs and sensor components.
Micro-Robotics : Embedded controller features powerful ARM CPU
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5/27/2009   Post a comment
Micro-Robotics has introduced the VM2, an embedded controller that succeeds the VM1 which has been the company’s flagship product for the past five years.
Swept spectrum analyzer offers sophisticated triggering for elusive signal capture, insight
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix RSA6000 Series operates to 14 GHz, triggers on signals within signals, performs sophisticated analysis
Atmel : Touchscreen technology offers robust performance
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
Atmel announces maXTouch, a fully integrated capacitive touchscreen technology providing touchscreen performance which exceeds today’s leading edge solutions.
Secure by Design: Using a Microkernel RTOS to Build Secure, Fault-Tolerant Systems
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
When securing an embedded system, a protective barrier facing the external threats is a good start. But security within the system is still required to prevent the damage if an attack breaks through. This technical paper looks at how an RTOS can provide mechanisms to prevent software processes from damaging other processes within the system.
MCU market consolidation
Industrial Control DesignLine Blog  
5/26/2009   1 comment
NEC and Renesas are merging, TI has acquired Luminary Micro, and Microchip almost purchased Atmel. Is more consolidation coming in the microcontroller area?
Design Tip: Simulating "Raw" Error Vector Magnitude (EVM) for a Quick Measure
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
This Agilent article shows a quick method of obtaining relatively complex information about a design's performance, specifically around EVM (Error Vector Magnitude) or BER (Bit Error Ratio).
Stream of renewable placements may run dry
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
Recent share placements by renewable energy companies suggest the industry has passed through a financial bottleneck, but investor appetite for further stock sales could vanish as quickly as it surfaced.
Embedded Linux for Renesas R32C, R8 and M16C
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
RoweBots Research, Inc. launched two embedded-Linux compatible RTOSs that open Renesas' R8C, M16C and R32C/100 microcontroller (MCU) families to Linux and POSIX compatible development.
Get the Fundamentals (continued)
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5/26/2009   Post a comment
David Wilson of Freescale explains the inspiration for creating a series of videos on electromagnetics and motor control (link included).
Reducing CO2 Emissions Through Better Computer Design
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
In this how-to from ON Semiconductor, the use of a Power State Indication (PSI) mode is investigated in how it can lower power usage at light loads and when the computer is idling thereby reducing CO2 emissions.
Brushless DC (BLDC) Motor Fundamentals
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
Brushless Direct Current (BLDC) motors are gaining popularity and are used in the Appliances, Automotive, Aerospace, Consumer, Medical, Industrial Automation Equipment and Instrumentation areas. This technical paper looks at the fundamentals of these motors, and provides example control applications.
Efficiency record for laser-processed solar cells
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5/25/2009   1 comment
A team of researchers at the Stuttgart university has achieved an efficiency record for laser-processed solar cells based on crystalline silicon. The manufacturing process is fit for industrial volume production, the research group claims.
Photovoltaic junction box design enables automated PV module production
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
An innovative junction box that enables automated photovoltaic (PV) module production has been unveiled at the InterSolar 2009 exhibition by Molex Incorporated.
Optimizing WLAN Test Systems for Measurement Speed
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5/25/2009   Post a comment
Understand the tradeoffs of the different test strategies for reducing test time of wireless local area networks
Fiber vs. satellite for long links: what's your pick?
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5/23/2009   Post a comment
We use both types of long-distance connectivity techniques, and there are good reasons for doing so.
Researchers warn of major flaw in transistor theory
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in the U.S have warned of a fundamental flaw in the understanding of transistor noise, and suggest that unless it is solved, it could stand in the way of developing more efficient, lower powered devices.
Nanosensors could detect cracks in bridges, aircraft
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Nanocomposites are being developed to monitor the safety of bridges and aircraft by embedding nanotubes into sensors that change their conductivity when cracks or other structural defects occur.
Invisibility cloaks spread out
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
An emerging discipline called transfomation optics were used recently to develop an improved invisibility cloak with a 100-fold increase in area compared to previous visible-wavelength cloaks.
Programmable MEMS shock and vibration sensors for industrial system monitoring
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. (ADI) is expanding its iSensor intelligent sensor product family with the introduction of two integrated inertial sensors that simplify the task of embedded shock and vibration sensing within harsh industrial environments.
China solar companies offer gloomy outlooks, shares fall
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5/22/2009   Post a comment
Chinese solar companies Suntech Power Holdings Inc, ReneSola Ltd and LDK Solar gave gloomy outlooks Thursday as the credit crisis chokes off funding for renewable energy projects, and their shares fell sharply.
Update: Tessera wins ITC patent ruling
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
The U.S. International Trade Commission has issued a limited exclusion order prohibiting the import of chips from six companies it has determined infringe two packaging patents of Tessera Technologies Inc, overturning a December decision by an administrative law judge.
IAR offers development support for SuperH microcontrollers
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5/21/2009   Post a comment
IAR Systems AB (Uppsala, Sweden) has said it plans to develop a version of Embedded Workbench for SH-2A core microcontrollers from Renesas Technology Corp.
Book Excerpt: "Electrical Engineering 101" (Part 1 of 5)
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
This is a very useful review of EE basics: things you may have missed or perhaps forgotten. It uses both equations and intuition to look at passives, op amps, feedback, logic circuits and functions, current and voltage sources, motor types and control, modeling and robust design, simulation and modeling, troubleshooting and debugging, and even working with an engineering team.
Developing Multipoint Touch Screens and Panels With CPLDs
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
When a certain web-enabled multimedia smartphone hit the market in 2007, it transformed the way that consumers expect to interact with their handheld devices. Especially engaging is the fluid touch-screen interface that allows users to access an array of applications or scroll through web pages with their fingertips. To develop such sophisticated interfaces—without sacrificing time, budget, or power requirements—design with zero-power Altera MAX IIZ CPLDs.
High bandwidth applications in industrial environments served by Digi's cellular router
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
Digi International introduced the Digi Connect WAN 3G IA, a third generation (3G) Wireless WAN router for secure primary and backup connectivity to remote devices in severe environments. It supports industrial protocols and features high-speed 3G connectivity enabling high-bandwidth applications like remote video surveillance in harsh environments.
Micronas rolls 3D hall sensor
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5/20/2009   Post a comment
For applications requiring three-dimensional position measurements, Micronas has developed a 3D hall sensor. The device is implemented as a monolithic component, allowing for higher operational temperature range than competing products, the vendor claims.
GE Fanuc introduces the ICS-1556B ADC module
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
GE Fanuc Intelligent Platforms announced the ICS-1556B 4-channel 400MHz 14-bit ADC PMC Module. It is designed for communication applications such as software defined radio, signals intelligence (SIGINT), digital receivers, and tactical communications where the requirement is to convert analog data into digital information in as close to real-time as possible.
Brushed DC Motor Fundamentals
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Brushed DC motors (BDC) are widely used in applications ranging from toys to push-button adjustable car seats. This technical paper will discuss how a BDC motor works, how to drive a BDC motor, and how a drive circuit can be interfaced to a PIC microcontroller.
ADI claims power, BoM advances for transceivers
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5/19/2009   Post a comment
Analog Devices Inc. has started sampling RF transceivers to support 4G picocell and microcell basestations that it claims could reduce power consumption and bill of material costs by 50 percent.
ZigBee Alliance proposes ZigBee Smart Energy as basis for future IEC Standard
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5/18/2009   Post a comment
The ZigBee Alliance is proposing the ZigBee Smart Energy public application profile should be used by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) as a basis for an IEC standard.
What you need to know about Microsoft's BlueTrack mouse
Teardown  
5/18/2009   1 comment
With Microsoft's recent release of the BlueTrack family of mice, new approaches to lighting and image processing are brought to bear.
Goodbye, UWB; but we hardly knew you
RF & Microwave Designline Blog  
5/16/2009   5 comments
Ultrawideband (UWB) was supposed to be the "next big thing", but it's not there yet (and may never be); what happened?
Researchers confirm theoretical predictions for graphene
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5/15/2009   Post a comment
Theoretical predictions for graphene have been confirmed, and researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Georgia Tech claim to have experimental proof using a new measurement device.
Tektonix : Mixed signal scopes are economically priced
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5/15/2009   Post a comment
Tektronix has launched a lower-cost version of its MSO series of mixed-signal oscilloscopes combining two or four analog channels with 16 digital channels.
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