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How to generate Gray Codes for non-power-of-2 sequences
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6/29/2007   1 comment
Prompted by a question from a reader, it turns out that there are many ways to attack this problem and a variety of jolly interesting solutions (plus free software code).
Test platform enables WiMAX test for 802.16e-2005
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Agilent Technologies has released its WiMAX Optimization Solution for IEEE 802.16e-2005 drive-test capabilities.
Precision chip resistors offer higher stability
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Stackpole has expanded its RNC series of precision nichrome thin-film chip resistors with an extended resistance range at a 0.01% tolerance and TCR values of 5 and 10 ppm.
DC motor driver integrates Hall sensor for commutation
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Allegro MicroSystems has introduced a full-bridge motor driver designed to drive low-voltage bipolar brushless DC motors. This single-chip A1442 motor driver eliminates the need for any external support components.
AMD's Barcelona hits 2 GHz in August
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Advanced Micro Devices said it will ship in Barcelona, the industry's first native quad-core x86 processor, in August running at up to 2 GHz.
ST, CEA team on miniaturized energy sources solutions
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
European chipmaker STMicroelectronics NV and the French Atomic Energy Agency (CEA) have concluded a collaboration agreement on the development of miniaturized energy sources solutions. Two joint laboratories will be established in Tours and in Grenoble, France, so as to conduct advanced research in solid-state microbatteries and microfuel cells for clean energy generation.
What's the total length of the tracks on a silicon chip?
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Take a moment to ponder this poser. If we were to sum the lengths of all of the interconnect on a silicon chip, what do you think the total value would be?
Mobile broadband set to take off, says analyst
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Sweden and Austria are leading the way in the take-up of mobile broadband in Europe, according to market watcher Berg Insight, which suggests there will be 5 million connections at the end of this year.
Print head and LCD driver delivers fast switching
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Supertex has introduced a 32-channel, serial-to-parallel converter with high voltage, push-pull outputs. The HV610 driver IC is aimed at high-speed printers and LCD displays
CommScope finally grabs Andrew for $2.6 bn
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Having rejected a $1.5 billion offer last year, CommScope Inc. has succeeded with a $2.6 billion offer for wireless infrastructure rival Andrew Corporation.
Icera takes HSDPA lead, says report
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Independent research suggests that British wireless technology specialist Icera's HSDPA device and chipset outperform parts from much larger rivals such as Qualcomm and Ericsson Mobile Platforms in terms of data throughput for commercially available devices.
Mobile video serial screen link: Part of a healthy power consumption diet
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6/29/2007   Post a comment
Raw power consumption for a competent mobile video display must be reduced by at least 40 percent in order to maintain the same battery life that current cell phone users have become accustomed to. While small improvements in power efficiency can add up, real innovative breakthroughs are required to solve this hardware challenge.
Agilent releases modeling design system for antenna systems
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Agilent has released its Antenna Modeling Design System (AMDS), which is a 3D dedicated design, modeling and verification tool for antenna systems and placement.
How many silicon chips are there on a 300 mm wafer?
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Undaunted, our quest to answer essentially unanswerable questions continues...
Low-power limiting post amplifier targets SFP transceivers
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Micrel launched the SY88973BL, a low-power limiting post amplifier that is designed for use in fiber optic receivers.
Vibrations good for harvesting electricity
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Harvesting vibrations to produce electricity enables remote devices to be powered without batteries.
ST readies chips for Sirius' in-vehicle TV receiver
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
STMicroelectronics NV announced it has developed a digital broadcasting chipset for Sirius Backseat TV, a TV service that delivers live TV from family TV networks to the video screens of select vehicles.
EE Times updates list of emerging startups
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
The EE Times 60 Emerging Startups list, first published in April 2004, has been updated to version 6.0 to reflect the latest corporate, commercial, technology and market conditions.
Aeroflex rolls error/noise tester add-ons
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Aeroflex has added a G.703 interface pod option to its FB100A bit error rate tester for telecommunications infrastructures. The add-on enables the tester to be used for a wider range of interfaces, ranging from T1 to STM-1 at 155 Mbit/s.
Data compression tutorial: Part 3
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6/28/2007   1 comment
Part three of this three-part series explains how JPEG and MPEG compression work.
Robust hard disk drives enable the new digital automobile
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6/28/2007   Post a comment
Able to withstand hundreds of g's shock loads at temperature extremes, HDDs look to further the explosive growth of automotive digital content.
Cambridge Consultants, PicoChip partner on 4G
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Cambridge Consultants has become the first authorized design center for picoChip's multi-core digital signal processor (DSP).
How to use Field-Programmable Object Arrays (FPOAs) in image processing
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Because of its high-performance, the FPOA is useful in a wide range of applications, including machine vision, professional video, medical imaging, and image processing.
An introduction to UWB over coax technology for HD
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
This document paper provides a brief description of UWB-over-Coax technology (Ultra-wide-Band-over-Coax). It discusses the motivation for and benefits of UWB-over-Coax, its application, and some initial research findings in relation to high definition signals.
Extensive IP portfolio for new 90 nm Flash-based FPGA family
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Lattice announces early availability of IP portfolio to enable rapid adoption of the 90 nm LatticeXP2 Flash-based FPGA family.
USB evaluation kit designed for AX5042 RF transceiver
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
AXSEM AG has announced the availability of its AX5042-EVK USB evaluation kit in North America for the AX5042 narrow-band RF transceiver.
How big is a bacterium compared to a transistor?
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Also, what is the total length of the interconnect (including poly-silicon, vias, and metal tracks) on a high-end silicon chip? Hmmm, interesting...
WirelessHD readies 60-GHz spec
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
The WirelessHD group has released for final review its specification for 60-GHz radios for short range, high bandwidth home networking.
SiBeam takes wraps off Wireless HD technology
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Gigabit wireless technology startup SiBeam Inc. has revealed some details of the 60GHz technology that it and partners in the WirelessHD consortium plan to deploy to deliver a promised gigabit per second of multimedia content wirelessly in the home.
Global mobile pentration set to pass 50%
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
There will be 3 billion mobile subscribers by the end of this month, and global mobile penetration is set to exceed 50 percent this year, according to consultancy group The Mobile World (London, England).
Samsung sampling multistandard mobile TV chip
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., has started sampling a multi-standard channel decoder and multi-band radio frequency tuner chipset made using its 65-nm process that it says supports almost all mobile TV standards including DVB-H/T, DAB-IP, ISDB-T, and terrestrial DMB.
RF Design with Op Amps: Part 2
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
When high performance and stability are important in an application, op amps give the RF designer a powerful new tool in their arsenal to achieve system specifications. Read on to find out how.
Boost controller eliminates heat sink with 97% efficiency
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6/27/2007   Post a comment
Linear Technology Corp. announces the LTC3814-5, a synchronous No RSENSE step-up switching regulator controller that eliminates the boost diode and the heat sink normally required in medium to high power non-synchronous boost converters.
Freescale's Mayer: growth is in green, baby boomers, connectivity
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry's global opportunities are shifting to "green everything," the aging population and broadband, ubiquitous connectivity, said Freescale Semiconductor CEO Michel Mayer.
New kit cuts development time for industry's latest non-volatile FPGAs
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Xilinx delivers Spartan-3AN starter kit for rapid evaluation of consumer communication infrastructure and industrial applications.
Xilinx now shipping Spartan-3A DSP FPGAs in production
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
The Spartan-3A DSP-focused FPGA platform from Xilinx offers 20 GMACs for under $30 for a wide range of low cost, data intensive applications.
When insults had class...
Programmable Logic DesignLine Blog  
6/26/2007   Post a comment
How about: "He uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp-posts - for support rather than illumination!"
Mattel makes a real radar gun, on the cheap
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Although sold in toy departments, the Mattel Hot Wheels Radar Gun is a true microwave design, with clever engineering and low cost
How to solve the quality and reliability challenges of VoWLAN
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
VoWLAN architectures based on conventional access points can limit performance. An intelligent switch-based architecture delivers better performance.
Analog products target automotive engine control
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor is introducing six standard SMARTMOS analog products designed for automotive engine management applications to meet the industry's performance, fuel efficiency and environmental requirements.
Freescale flexes its muscles in 8/32-bit MCUs
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Freescale Semiconductor has started sampling a range of microcontrollers that it says will allow designers to upgrade easily from 8-bit to 32-bit capability with the same on-chip peripheral functions and tool sets.
Big shakeup predicted in flash memory markets
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
The market for trapped charge and phase change memories is set to outpace many other flash memory sectors and capture a 30.7 share of the $56.5 billion market in 2012, according to market research group Web-Feet Research Inc.
Zarlink buys Legerity for $134 million
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6/26/2007   Post a comment
Zarlink Semiconductor Inc. has entered into an agreement to acquire Legerity Holdings Inc., a developer and supplier of communications IC, for $134.5 million in cash.
National Semi raises video experience bar in latest handheld multimedia devices
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
With a goal of achieving energy-efficient yet greatly improved video--National Semiconductor introduced seven new display, audio and power management products.
Altera ships highest-density member of the Cyclone III FPGA family
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Latest 65-nm Cyclone III FPGA from Altera is ideal for applications requiring high integration and low power.
Low-pass filters are programmable in 1-MHz steps
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Skyworks Solutions has launched a line of monolithic, digitally programmable low-pass filters in single- and dual-band versions.
Lattice and PLD Applications announce partnership for PCI Express connectivity solutions
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
PLDA delivers PCI XpressLite core for LatticeECP2M FPGAs; Partnership focused on expansion of connectivity solutions for Lattice devices.
Nallatech launches rugged Virtex-5 products for defence and security applications
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Rugged deployable Xilinx Virtex-5 LXT and SXT FPGA-based product family leverages the latest processing and I/O technologies and delivers new capabilities to users.
Xilinx delivers latest ISE with lower memory requirements and new OS support
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Latest release of Xilinx ISE design tools allows designers to meet performance goals with greater certainty and reach design closure in less time.
Actel launches low-power RTAX-SL FPGAs for space applications
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6/25/2007   Post a comment
Prototyping solutions and Class V processing added for Actel's RTAX-S and RTAX-SL Families.
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